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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. Hi Jamie, Bummer, was it the black cat? Sorry to hear that, not a nice thing to have to get done. Your 109's looking good actually, I'm just about to fit the wheels to mine, then the transfers... hopefully get that varnished tomorrow after work and ready to go on Saturday... Cheers, Stew
  2. Top-quality freehand work there Cookie, nice work The other pair look rather nice as well Cheers, Stew
  3. I'm very relieved to hear the H-75 will be proper-sized Cheers, Stew
  4. I'm not sure, he did look at me sort of funny... but we have made it to the top - the Mither Tap, which I presume is the top top - on other occasions, so I didn't feel quite as bad as I might to have done Cheers, Stew
  5. That looks like a little more than intermediate-level fettling to me Jamie, but I can see why you wanted to replace the kit parts, the resin does look much better. Jack and I have done Bennachie a couple of times, this is the most recent one three years ago, when I brought shame upon myself by giving up about 50m from the top: Well it wasn't 50m horizontally and I hadn't given up smoking then... Cheers, Stew
  6. I had a moment of unashamed extravagance which will probably be followed by a vague but prolonged feeling of guilt: ... and this; not a purchase as such but a present from my friends Jamie and Gill at Sovereign Hobbies: So for the first time in many years there will be an armour build in my future... Cheers, Stew
  7. Hi Paul, Yes I hope I didn't seem patronising but I thought it best to cover as many bases as possible. It might be you got a couple of dud tins, stranger things have been known to happen; I do recall a recent thread on here regarding the quality of the new Humbrol paints which seemed to divide fairly evenly between those who had never had a problem with them and those who had. I hope you can get your Spitfire to a point that you are happy with it, it's a nice kit despite its age. Best wishes on ANZAC Day, Cheers, Stew
  8. Those are both looking very nice Cookie Nice view from your parents' place too Cheers, Stew
  9. Sorry to hear that Edward. All the best to you and the family. Cheers, Stew
  10. Hi Bertie, Do you have any pictures? It's difficult to say without seeing the problem but as you describe it - well it might be that you have to go over the Dark Earth again in order to get a finish you can live with... that's really something only you can decide though. As for how it happened, without wishing to seem that I'm advising you on how to suck eggs, sometimes a poor finish with enamels can be caused by insufficient stirring of the paint before use... otherwise it could conceivably be a dud tin of paint but I wouldn't necessarily arrive at that conclusion first. Hope you are able to get a finish you find acceptable without too much remedial work anyway, good luck Cheers, Stew
  11. This is going to be a most memorable model Ced, good work so far Cheers, Stew
  12. Any primer should work Harry, just leave it a couple of days to cure properly before you apply the top coat Cheers, Stew
  13. You guys... *blush* Jamie, Gill and I just spent a chunk of the weekend getting the paints ready for the Scottish National Model Show in Perth next weekend, so anyone attending can come and see the new colours in real (albeit artificially illuminated by the fluorescent lighting in the Dewar Centre) life Cheers, Stew
  14. That's good progress Simon, nice job mate I don't think you'll have any issues with the undercarriage, complicated as it appears to be; as long as you remember which side the retraction strut goes you'll be able to tell the port from the starboard gear units - if you prefer you can install them very easily at the end of the build to save masking... Cheers, Stew
  15. Haha sorry Cookie, if anyone mentions it just say you liked the colours Cheers, Stew