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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. As you have said to me several times.... "well tidy mun". Nice work.
  2. The only "problem" I encountered was with the u/c. It was a bit tricky to fit into the space provided. Every thing else went swimmingly. Interior fit well as did the wing. All in all I'd say 9 out of 10, but thats just me.
  3. My last model for a while quite possibly. This is #18 for the year. Built OOB and painted in MM enamels. All markings are from the kit. They performed quite nicely and reacted with setting solutions. A marked improvement over the Provost 'cals. Recommended.
  4. Thank God...its not just me or my lack of modeling skills...LOL Sorry you had a problem also.
  5. Goggsy...the day=glo decals cracked apart when I tried to wrap them around the l/e. No amount of setting/softening solution that I had made any difference. They were stiff as tree bark.
  6. A new plane to me, I had to have one for the collection. Good quality and fit. All was well until the decals came into play. Lots of trouble with the day-glo 'cals. Built OOB and painted in MM enamels. All markings are from the kit.
  7. Thanks to everyone for their positive comments and Airfix history lesson. I have a couple more "ancient" Airfix kits in the stash. The only thing deterring me from building them is the decals. The 'cals in these kits are totally unusable.
  8. I couldn't tell how old this kit was, but I'd guess 60s or it was in a bag with a header. I added a seat, instrument panel, control stick, false structure to the fuselage interior and the u/c doors. I also used better wheels than what came in the kit. Painted in MM enamels all national markings are replacements from the spares bin. Only the side codes were usable from the original sheet. Each one was cut out individually and gently applied. No setting solution was applied because it causes old Airfix 'cals to curl up. I couldn't take that chance. I HAD to use these side codes for this project. The antenna wire is .005 Ethicon stainless steel. This is model #16 for the year. I hope it passes muster.
  9. Nice kit good fit finished OOB. Painted with MM and Humbrol colors. All markings are from the box. This is #15 for the year.
  10. Pilot...I've posted three myself in about 5 weeks.
  11. Many thanks to all of you for your kind words. Spitfire...the build itself took about two days mainly because of painting and gloss coating. The rigging was done in a little better than an hour. I was distracted several times with "honey-do" chores.
  12. Thanks Mike...the color is MM Earth Gray. MM also makes a Russian earth gray which is a few shades lighter than this. I did an Airfix Handley Paige 0400 in it many years ago. I only build 1/72 scale a/c. Thanks for your positive comment. Les
  13. Gerrardandrews...if they would re-tool some of their WW1 stuff it would probably sell like mad. Nobody did what they did in that scale. Nobody had a Walfish or an Re8 in 1/72. Everybody did the "top ten".. Fokker DVII, Triplane, Spad etc. I think there is potential in releasing some re-tooled WW1. Eduard has also walked away from WW1 in this scale. They could end up being the only game in town. I know lots of modelers that would buy it.
  14. This is my second build of this great kit. The new tool Be21c falls together and is a joy to build. The model was painted in MM enamels and rigged with .005 Ethicon surgical stainless steel wire. All markings are from the kit and reacted so-so with MicroScale setting solutions. This is model #14 for the year. I need a break, however I am expecting the new Airfix Hurricane1 and the Percival Provost in today's mail. I hope you enjoy my latest.
  15. Alpha Delta...I drilled the skid's "holes" a bit deeper and added weight to the cockpit behind the seats where it was hidden. I had to re-glue one side of the skids 3x to get it to stay. Not an easy build, but then again its 1978 technology.