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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. hi All, I have a strong thought that the RAAF (UK) Squadron 453 Spitfires did'nt sport the Yellow Wing Leadin' Edges either when studying Mk,IXe FU F EN522 W/C John Ratten cheery " Easter Modellin' "mumbas ! Geoff SAUNDERS Melbourne , AUSTRALIA 3156
  2. hi PH, for the price give them a go...and tell us all ! Geoff F.T.G. 1356
  3. hi All ( hi B.G.) well, I can honestly say I have keep every Plastic Model I ever built ! Must be that they were a bit expensive in the 50's / 60's and the baggin' I copped from my Parents for "wastin' " money on a such silly pursuit.... that interfered with * " My Studies " Well they are long gone now ....and I am still building Models ! nuk ! nuk ! nuk ! cheery " modellin' " mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156 * " My Studies " in Primary School ! g.g.m.s. !
  4. hi all, I found that Chinese/HK Sites offer Leathercraft Wad Hole Punches at a very reasonable cost .....some "Post Free " right down to 1mm /1/16 diameter they are not for the Workshop use, but great for Modellin' and only punchin' Deeecals and Masking Tape etc. Got a Bench Grinder great for a touch up.... wot do you want for a $1.50 aud ! These Sites also offer shaped wad punches and are cheap enuff to regrind to a shape you require. All the Sites I have bought from are thoughly dependible Businesses . mumbatatshunz ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  5. hi ALL , well...... with a model stuff up you can put it in a Wardrobe or Garage the wheely bin. but a Home Restoration, a Car ,Caravan or Boat your tired of or stuffed up ! You can't "hide it " from the Family . mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  6. hi All, put the Model aside day day when all is jaded........ you'll reach for this Model Kit and continue the attention it deserves . they all do ! .........( aaassssoo ! Grasshopper ! ) thats modellin' ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  7. hi Drem , contact Ian Treadgold aka " " also aka "aspiringhippo " on eBay. Ian will print up Custom Design ALPS Waterslide Transfers to your design requirements at a reasonable cost, and sends PDF Samples before committing to print Flitwick MK45 1QS. cheery "modellin' "mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  8. hi All , spaddad was correct with his description of the Injection moulding process except..... if you get the Sprues that were moulded when a shot of Mould Release was sprayed ( I did some contract work for a Melbourne Injection Mouldin' Machines Manufacturer years ago and wittnessed this part of the process ) Don't think there is any Mould Release on your parts ? Dip a cotton bud in A Grade White Spirit ( Camp Lantern ) and brush the large surfaces " Wipe on " ",Wipe off ", Grasshopper ! the surface is'nt shiney anymore vital for glue matin' surfaces And you don't havta leave overnight .....a waste of modellin' time. I had a Modellin' Mate that always brushed on (3) coats of paint on his Aircraft models why ....... he said the paint peeled off when the Model was handled...... when advised STILL did'nt incorporate the degreasing process ....said "it's wastin' Dish Washing Liquid " g.g.m.s. ! Apparently the amount / cost of paint used on a model was'nt considered cheery "modellin' " mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  9. hi Nigel . stand your not as if you are cookin' ICE ! and you probably paid for the Washer anyway ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  10. hi All , I have also found that usin' Medical Acetone (from Chemists) when repairing Medical Telescopes the purest Solvent is required is ideal for cleaning Resin and Etch Parts , do not use on plastic ! It's the "Little Things " a few years ago a "Modeller " disclosed he never washes his Resin model parts before assembly. A few years later if was revealed .....that he did'nt build ALL his own Models ! Its the "Little Modellin' Things " yeahhhhhh !
  11. hi ALL , has anyone noticed that you can't glue "Snap Kits " and the new EGG PLANE Kits by TIGER with Poly Glues ? It appears that the plastic is a different composition and pretty well only glues with a Super Glue or Araldite and the mating surfaces have to be absolutely grease free and scuffed . I built (2) of the GRAFIX Spitfires (yes, the one with the back to front Wings ! ) the 2nd one I chopped up to represent a " Wotif " Local Fire Brigade Bushfire Spotter........ it keep fallin' apart ! g.g.m.s. ! cheery "modellin' " mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  12. hi Tank 152, the mating surfaces have to be absolutely clean before gluein' Coz .......they do fall apart later ! Makes sense don't it ? mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  13. hi ALL , I always brush the Sprues with a soapy film and rinse before assemblin' the parts big deal ! and then before big deal.... coz over the assembly I have been eatin' 'n' drinkin' greazy stuff a wipe over with "A" Grade White Spirit is benefical. One of our Master Model Builder recommended wearnin' gloves durin' the building ........ g.g.m.s. ! cheery " modellin' " mumbas ! GEOFF F.T.G. 3156
  14. hi All, came across this eBay Site yesterday, tonytrooper (UK ) have bought from this eBay Site before excellent Seller ! They have added to their inventry 1/50 Alternate steering Truck Cabs for Scania ,Volvo , Mercedes and DAF now........ I should be able to make a Scania PB Irizar INSIGHT VACATSHUNS Greek Tour Coach. The unfortunate thing for me was .....I only became interested in Buses / Coaches after returnin' from theTrip in 2014 .....and did'nt take a snap of the Greek Tour Coach or the U.K. National Express Coaches we travelled in. The UK Buses /Coaches are well catered for on Flicka .etc . cheery mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156
  15. hi All agin, yes the LINCOLN Kit scales were all over the place and some barely fitted in the skinny little ( very nicely printed) boxes . Nowadays one can reproduce the "awful " Transfers on one's Home Printer either as per Original with ALL the inaccuracies or trick 'em up to sumthin a bit more accurate And yes .....'bout time Someone produced roolly good 1/72 V.Viscount's and Lockheed 'Lectra's cheery "Weekend modellin' " mumbas ! Geoff F.T.G. 3156