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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. Bad luck on the thinner Stew but I know you'll make it vanish... Alclad black primer? Ooh, bet we're in for a treat then!
  2. Wow, a crowd already! Welcome everyone Hi Matt - score five (crikey) fnaar fnaar! Hi Martin - tiny little thing (the model that is!) Hi Giorgio - I'm holding out for 'very relaxing' but then I've said that before Hi Steve - scratch, maybe, I thought (see below) Hi Leon - sunscreen, that's the secret. Oh, and a handkerchief on your head, goes without saying Hi Nigel - enter a competition? Me? I never win anything. Hi Simon - sorry it's not a Spitfire. Hi JR - quick build I hope, if I don't slow myself down too much doing research on impossible scratch building. Oh wait, too late... Hi Benedikt - another vote for scratching (although I don't think guns would fit in this tiny thing. I know you know I spend too much time on internals that will never be seen on the ceiling and that I like to have the models 'crewed'. None of my figures fit, not even the skinny ones: Untitled by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Rats. Not to be deterred I researched the internals and painted the cockpit black satin, grey seat and flat black for the panel: I then carefully selected some appropriate Mike Grant dial decals and stuck them in the appropriate positions on the panel: There - look, six of them, in the right order and everything! Oh I give up. Internals will not be scratched, sorry, she's closed up now: Out tonight to my favourite restaurant as a treat (it's my birthday soon). I LOVE this place - Gordon is an artist; no menus, you get what's best in the market that day. I shall probably have the wine flight (ha ha ha!) so I may be a little subdued in the morning.
  3. Thanks Johnny, very kind of you... I'll look out for your rigging build - sharing the pain always helps! I've started what is supposed to be a relaxing build over here. Another kind donation from Phil (he's trying to reduce his stash). Glide on over (you'll see what I did there...) it'll be great to see you
  4. It's a glider. I didn't know either. Another kind donation from Phil ( @HP42 ) and, hopefully, a nice rest after all the rigging I've been messing with of late. When Phil sent me this it was immediately endearing: Untitled by Ced Bufton, on Flickr A single sprue with just a bit of flash but otherwise nicely moulded parts: Sadly the transfers have not lasted well (it's a 1984 kit): so I've spent quite a while scanning the 'net for images and now have a cleaned up version that will do, I hope. There seem to be some faults on the canopy: now cleaned off with Micro-mesh: and dipped in Aqua Gloss, now drying. The parts have been separated and cleaned up: so I thought I'd better post this before it goes much further. There isn't much on the internet about this mark but I do have some reference shots, including the internals, from this site. I now need to decide how hard to make this for myself (fnaar!) - simple interior or scratch some bits? I also need to decide on a colour scheme but it will be mainly white, maybe with some red bits.
  5. Sorry TT, I missed replying to this... I have a Dell colour laser and a Brother 'All-in-one' and both have settings in the driver that slow down the printing for fine work and / or special papers. The laser has a setting for 'coated paper' as mentioned above. For the Inkjet you can probably use a 'photo paper' setting and don't forget 'best quality' settings. The ink isn't permanent so don't forget to spray the Inkjet decals with something to stop the ink running - I have a can of 'Clear Glaze' acrylic spray. Finally, if you cut the paper neatly all the way across it will go back through the printer for next time, hopefully!
  6. Thanks Benedikt Thanks Phil - sorry to hear that but should make for an 'interesting' review? Thanks Martin - you're very welcome
  7. Thanks TT, very kind Cheers Benedikt, although a beer can in the model shop might be frowned upon!
  8. Sunset from the ridge and Spitfires to build... what more could a man want? (Answers on a postcard to...)
  9. Wonderful stuff Tony, they look spot on Apologies for sharing the 'Man Flu' video as part of a playlist, but now you know what my 'favourites' are... glad you enjoyed them!
  10. Very nice Vadim - those details are superb, well done Sir!
  11. Thanks Keith, very kind Thanks Benedikt - the silver did turn out OK under the satin coat but I still have the Silber on my shopping list!
  12. Oliver's good, strong and stable (as seems to be 'the phrase' here at the moment)
  13. Thanks Giorgio - it was a bit of a test! Thanks TT - brilliant videos, thanks for the links. I'm pleased that you reminded me it's tomorrow where you are - now I can post in the Gallery. Thanks Benedikt - out of patience now! Thanks Avereda - looking forward to seeing yours progressing She is done and in the gallery: Thanks also to Phil ( @HP42 ) for kindly donating the kit - I hope I've done her justice. Some shots not used in the gallery: Not sure what's next yet... several candidates in the stash - I'll see what grabs me in the morning (I should be so lucky, fnaar!)