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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".

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  1. You know what, I didn't actually know you could drag and drop a pic into the forum from the web. There you go... we've all learned summit today
  2. It would be awesome Petr.... it is big, but not too big, and if us modellers are ok with a 1:48 Lanc, I think a Sundy, and dare I say it a Stirling in 1:48 would be grail-type material for a lot of folks, not just me. Why mention a Stirling? Shared heritage, and some commonality of wing parts, IIRC? It's a long time since I've been delving into the types, but I think that's the case? Maybe someone with more info and a better memory might be able to help clarify. So ends my begging letter Sorry for the
  3. Speaking as someone with a 1:48 Herc and an Alpha Flight Sundy, I am not old son
  4. You need a RasPi, an LCD screen and some coding skills.... make it happen!
  5. Now do it alll over again in but in 1:48! Looks nice BTW
  6. That should do you John - I write most of my reviews (which are usually quite long compared to normal posts) in Word, then copy & paste them into the forum software and click "remove formatting" when prompted (blackish bar at the bottom when you paste). Then I'll add any appropriate formatting, pics and so forth, previewing it with the little icon that looks like a magnifying glass on a document (right side of the posting toolbar) until I'm happy. The forum software can save your unfinished posts as an automatic feature, but I wouldn't rely on it in case it doesn't work that one time, and you're left having to type it all out again
  7. There's a first!
  8. happens.
  9. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 you're back in the room. Try not to hide your own topic in future
  10. Moved to WWII as requested
  11. There have been some "Xuron" shears from China on eBay for a couple of quid a pop that people have been saying good things about, despite doubts about their provenance. Maybe you could get some of those with the cash donations? There's a thread in the bargains section, IIRC?
  12. That's excellent hopefully things will continue in that vein until you need more kits Do post up additional requests if you have any outstanding requirements, such as paints, more kits etc. I'm certain there are members out there with stuff they can give, or that haven't yet seen the announcement
  13. I Think we need to take a step back from this. Not only has the name of the ill-fated dog been done to death, but now the project is shelved, people are finding new things to fall out about. It's no longer performing a purpose, so let's sack it off.
  14. Typhoon Mk.Ib Upgrades (for Eduard/Hasegawa) 1:48 Eduard Eduard's reboxing of the Hasegawa Typhoon has sparked renewed interest in the type, and to coincide with the number of them likely to be heading towards workbenches and stashes, they have released a couple of upgrade sets to add some detail to the kit. Exhaust Stacks with fairing (648315) As usual with Eduard's resin sets, they arrive in the familiar Brassin clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions sandwiched between the two halves, doubling as the header card. There are two sets of exhausts in the box on one pour stub, which I have cut in half to show both sides of the stacks in one photo. When liberated from the casting block, the exhausts are a drop-in replacement for the kit parts, and includes the fairing around them, which sits over the slot in the side of the kit fuselage. As usual with resin, take the precaution of wearing a mask when cutting or sanding resin, as the tiny particles are harmful to your health if breathed in. Washing the parts in warm water will also improve the adhesion of paint, as there may still be some moulding release agent on the parts when you receive them. Upgrade Set (48916) As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. This set builds on the PE included with the now out of stock Tiffie kit (1131), so is probably best mated with this or the Overtrees (1131X) to avoid confusion. It includes a replacement set of mesh for the intake scoop under the nose; cooling flap behind it; brake hoses, plus additional internal detail parts for the gear bays. Review sample courtesy of
  15. That might actually be (subconsciously) why