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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. I don't really mid what the cost is if the quality is there as it seems to be. There are limits...but only if one's SO finds out.
  2. I don't know about it being the same kit but the Freedom Models TigerShark builds very nicely indeed. The UCAV was very nice indeed but, naturally, there's no cockpit to bother about.
  3. Time to confess. I'm Nick and I have a problem. This has very nearly ended up having a short violent affair with a hammer. I'm now on rear cockpit number 4. Despite my best efforts number 3 didn't make the distance, that is the amount needed to avoid the edges being seen through the canopy. However as I type the glue is hardening on the main structure parts. I assembled with PVA checked the fit and size, added a bit more floor, repeated, saw it was good, added liquid poly with plenty of support. I'll see how it's gone after work.
  4. Hello Everybody...I'm Back!! Well here's where I'm at now Finally managed to get the bulk of the body made up. The rear panels are a complete PITA. So awkward that BlobbyBuss didn't manage to get it right! However they are both the same so far which is a result. The OKB tracks arrived in very good time so the donor T-34 SoD became a revived project. They are beautifully moulded in several lengths which you glue together and use warm water to wrap round the idler/sprocket. On the other sets I've used this has been good but the T-34 plates curved no matter what I tried. he solution was quick and easy thought I used a new scalpel blade and cut through the joints to give me some individual links. Cleaned up and aligned with tape then went on beautifully. They look great and the whole process took about 90 minutes. I'm very happy with them. Next step is to build the suspensions on these two using a technique I've developed in my head which may work better than my earlier attempt using plastic. We'll see. Have fun y'all
  5. Ha! Because I'm getting too old to go more than 48hrs at a time Looking at the contents of the spares box I may have to unless I rob another kit... Thank You Peter I hope to do it justice. Here's the contents of my KV spares box which, hopefully contains the needed parts. If not I need to go stash mining which rather defeats one of the objects of this build Ho Hum. Copied Cookie Sewell's Mil Mod article and have some Russian drawings so, with another pack of 1.0mm card I'm good to go. For The Motherland!
  6. Fraternal Greetings Comrades This is my planned build for this GB Bashed together from a pair of the rather nice Hobby Boss KV-1 kits. Neatly using up spares from my GPW GB entry which I must finish the figures for and get into RFI. Sprues and the rest tomorrow. Nothing much will be happening tonight except sleep!!
  7. As soon as I get a slot I'll start my KH 'B' to ensure it. Happy to take one for the team.
  8. My thoughts are with you and the Family at this terrible time. I hope things generally start to improve soon for you. Life can be hard sometimes.
  9. Rest easy little probe, you done good.
  10. Thanks for that I was beginning to second-second guess myself. I'll send off to Bovington to see if they have a record card for him.
  11. I'm beginning to wonder if the serial is a ZR after all, but it has to be as a T3... would have been replaced by the time Cents reached the Middle East. I doubt that there would be radios in a turret box because the Cromwell didn't need to. it would be quite a job to fabricate and cut the tank turret to take them. The profile in the picture may be a scanning artefact like the line of the front roof.
  12. This is rather interesting as the New Vanguard book has a Comet command vehicle with a dummy 95mm gun. (NVG 104 page 40, I've tried to scan but without luck), it's Fearnaught of HQ 6RTR and the caption says Italy just after the war. Hopefully someone will be along with more information soon. EDIT: The original is HERE and I believe the registration is 33 ZR 70 The caption says the Centurions were the first in the Middle East and they look to be 20 pdr barrels. Next step my Centurion references. ANOTHER EDIT: Found a shed load of stuff on the marvellous ARRSE website HERE. Looks like there may be more than one. Next question is it a real 95mm or just a good dummy....
  13. It's certainly an expedition! I use a circle template most of the time with a simple sharp scriber to score the card. I then cut away along the scribed line. A quick wipe with sanding paper and a brush of liquid poly to smooth everything off. I must admit this got shoved into the back-ground when I realised I'd messed up the replacement rear cockpit. I've got a third attempt underway and will post proof tomorrow. Apologies for the delay in replying but my computer has been a PITA recently..
  14. Hi PlaStix! Great choice of subject, I'm doing Objekt220 from the HB KV tank kit so it's good to have some company. A word to the wise about the Su-122 kit, many if not all or them were made with a rather brittle green plastic. It splits easily and the small parts can literally disintegrate so a very gentle touch will be good. This is especially true when screwing the hull halves together. Hope it goes well for you.
  15. I hope you're right saloman. Just in time for the autumn model-making season.