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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. Thanks. I've found in the modeling world, it helps to learn more than one "dialect" and we all learn a lot from each other no matter what area of scale modeling we choose focus on.
  2. Blowing smoke is something we model railroaders like to do... Here's a two-part tutorial on using a e-cigarette generator. Lou
  3. Excellent work- as always. Your attention to detail and then being able to execute it somwell is truly a gift. I especially enjoyed the way the antennas turned out. Too bad the prototype didn't have a fire extinguisher for you to build.
  4. Your "cunning plan" for the seats is amazing. I shall be placing that method in the files for future reference. It appears the 12 hour supply run was well worth it. Keep you the great work.
  5. Excellent work. I'm sure glad some of the chaps confirmed Airfix actually make a kit of the tractor because I was thinking it was a 1:1 scale and you used a drone to get the overhead shots. The I❤Gothamcity bumper sticker is a nice touch.
  6. The trademark issue is not so much with model or toy companies paying Boeing for permission to use a trademaked name, logo, etc. as it is with protecting the trademark from other, bigger, infringements. For example, let's say Airbus decided to name their newest passenger aircraft "Dreamliner." Certainly Boeing would file a lawsuit as they have trademarked that name for a passenger aircraft. But, if Boeing has not been protecting the trademark by sending a cease and desist notification or filing a lawsuitanytime they come across a company using it without permission, Airbus could argue in court that the name "Dreamliner" had defaulted to public domain because Boeing was not being proactive in protecting their trademark. Yes, it's a longshot that the court would rule in favour of Airbus, but, Boeing does not want to take that chance.
  7. "This will not be an OOB build...There will probably be quite a few more bits and bobs..." ... and fire extinguishers- mustn't forget the fire extinguishers. Looking forward to yet another how-to by one of the masters. Lou
  8. Not sure if it would work but you might try photo etched model ship deck chain, comes it several scales and types. Lou
  9. Wow... kind of reminds of of the Friday evening commute when I lived in Los Angeles.
  10. Excellent work.
  11. Welcome to BritModeller- you'll find a great group of members from all over the world, with skill levels ranging from people just starting out(or returning to the hobby after being away for a while) to professional modellers. The great majority of us are just folks like you who just enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it. There is lots of great help here so don't be afraid to ask- everyone is friendly, happy to help and lot of guys and gals who are very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjets.
  12. Congratulationson completing another masterpiece and the excellent tutorial that has accompanied it. Looking forward to the RFI and the Helix build.