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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. Had to sadly abandon this, had managed to restore the canopy to clarity, buts its became apparent I had done so much chopping and gluing the canopies were beyond hope of getting them to fit. Will though be buying a 2nd edition at some point so will be repeating the job taking more care of the canopy at some point in the future. Did enjoy it mostly so not a total loss.
  2. Paintwork now done, would be nicer to see a little more panel detail but I've saved it.
  3. We'll hit a hitch, not only got some glue damage on the wings, one of the bubble windows has fallen out and is stuck some where inside the fuselage, tricky trying to find it and how I'll get it back in place I don't know
  4. Just grabbing the builds of airfix and eduard one off the shelves and looking by eye, the problem with the wings is at both ends, the trailing edge is too far back making the curve it joins the fuselage underside shorter, likewise the leading edge is too far forward making the nose appearing shorter.
  5. Coming along the first time I've ever used all my pegs at once, and whats this mr postie has delivered? Seems I put a bid on it before I got the idea to do the shack. Perhaps I shall enter that once this is done, tried and failed it for the MIB1 so be nice to succeed this time
  6. Seen it depicted with the spiner quaters in red rather than RLM70, no idea if its accurate or not but did it in 70 first time and I prefer the red, also repainted the nose as I got a gluey finger on it, used a bit less white seems better
  7. New screen for my iphone, was insured so cost quite a bit less than it would otherwise. Meant two trips to the apple store, shame theres no longer a model shop in bluewater
  8. thanks to the mods for moving the thread
  9. Wasn't able to work on it on sunday but my football team was invited to a post season cup tournament that day, was a long day out in the sun, so came home late afternoon in no state to do any modelling. Have been able to do a little since. Also just noticed how big this kit is, if it can finish it will be the largest I have succeeded building.
  10. Unusual confluence earlier, in small space in the sky both a A380, and a 747 were briefly appearing close, though seperated by 6000ft vertically and few hundred meters in 2d space.
  11. All but one in the current red box style are new tools, the exception being the ju88/hurricane one
  12. Cracked on, will be ready for decalling soon, paintwork done, just need to add the pilots canopy and jet nozzles btw @Rabbit Leader it's is indeed my policy to keep the wheels
  13. @Col. thanks for the ruling, don't intend to do anything but what the instructions call for re the interiors so perhaps that is 25% already, I do have the Shackleton to start (went with the Revell) and also an airfix javelin in the stash i was saving for this GB so perhaps I'll amend the merlin thread to that
  14. Probably went overboard with the white for the lighter nose based on the photo of the real thing but it will suffice. Now I figure how i should paint Mini Von Werra before the canopy can go on