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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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    Classic cars, classic race cars, realspace, sci-fi. Well just about everything!
    Outside of modelling, Classic cars, classic motorsport, sci-fi, (theme appearing) golf and making sandwiches. Long time IPMS Fenland member and active show exhibitor with Spalding Model Club.

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  1. Lovely build. Paintwork is very nice. I think you had clearance issues with the flaps because the angle is too great?
  2. Oliver Carley in Broad Street, Peterborough. When I made the move to Tamiya kits from Airfix bagged jobbies that were available in my Village shop, me and some mates used to cycle 8 miles to town, every Saturday, just to browse the shelves and maybe had enough saved up to buy one of the fine Japenese kits !! Still can remember the smell of the shop and shelves stacked from floor to ceiling. Would love to go back one last time.... Atb, Steve.
  3. I think only Airfix going to the wall would really move me. I think if it was one of the far East outfits the emotion would be surprise more than anything. Airfix were a big part of my childhood and they are the one single manufacturer who makes subjects in my (narrow) field of interest. Atb, Steve.
  4. Stunning !!! Well done.
  5. These are quite expensive add-ons but his work is excellent and nobody else offers off the shelf replacements that I know of. Atb, Steve.
  6. Lovely looking Meteor. Looks great in that scheme. Atb, Steve.
  7. Lovely. Great painting skills demonstrated. Atb, Steve.
  8. Lovely job. I like the way you can display what is left on the moon currently. Atb, Steve.
  9. Not sure this will get a lot of laughs me old chum. After all, Airfix is seen as a National Treasure to a lot of people on BRITmodeller. By all means, share your beef with us but add some sensible comments to discuss at least? Steve.
  10. Just for a bit of clarity, ailerons are flying control surfaces and work opposing each other so if one is up, the other will be down, ailerons control roll. Flaps are used on take off and landing and would be in the same plane as they increase lift and allow the aircraft to be stable at low speed (a reasonable description?) The horizontal stabilisers also work in the same plane and make the aircraft go up and down. Rudder helps the aircraft go left and right. Sorry if this is the sucking eggs thing? Atb, Steve. P.S The model looks absolutely superb.
  11. She looks really nice Dick. I totally agree with you about the kit, such a joy to build. I have built several of the Seafire/Spitfire and, like you, have more in the stash. Nowhere near as many I must add! You are obviously obsessed but there's nowt wrong with that is there...... Atb, Steve.
  12. Seat and dash look really smart, glad you could put the dial stickers to good use. They look super in the dial bodies you have scratched up. I'm afraid to say I'll be totally copying your seat but, I will make mine a different colour, lol Excellent work as always Andi.
  13. Andi, I think you have done a great job of answering Glynn's question/plea. As I know you reasonably well and have watched you at work, I can see the relationship between the weathering on the FIAT and the artwork you produce. It is worth noting that the key here is your access to a much wider range of colours and fine art mediums than the average modeller. Also, there is a certain 'sight' that some people have in as much as the ability to see a finished product in the mind's eye and processing the work piece until it matches that vision. Be this on paper or in 3D model form, the special skill is honed over many years. In any case, I can testify to your willingness to share knowledge and skills, where practicable, specifically around the help you gave me (and Banny) on lacing the wheels. Don't feel bad about not providing more detail on your weathering techniques, I've seen you work and understand there is no process that you could write in a book, it just sort of 'appears' !! I will keep studying the pics you post and hope to become even a fraction as good All the best, Steve.
  14. Just noticed the improvement to the brake hubs Andi. They look better now with a bit of added width. Just for clarity, how much width did you add? Personally, I think it is a smidgen wide for my eye but that is just personal opinion
  15. Excellent work Andi, I totally agree with all who have said that this should be completed. I understand how tiresome it has become with the 'intervention' of the accuracy police on the original thread !! On the upside, you are very close to the finish line on your initial vision. I must say, the execution of which, is completely spot on to my eye. It will be nice to applaud the finished product as others circle each other searching for the 'truth' Well done Andi bloke.