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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. Good morning bar side, may I congratulate you on first, your choice of build and second, your build quality, both are superb. The HS125 and it's derivatives were a massive earner for the British aircraft industry and a good looking plane too, it is unbelievable that we do not have more mainstream kits of this wonderful little biz jet. As for the build, it never ceases to amaze me how many solutions exist to get around one problem and how the mind works to achieve that, I sometimes get stuck at looking at only one solution so I have learned much from your build, keep it up. Looking very good and every inch an HS125. Gary
  2. What a fine job and a superb colour scheme executed with brilliance. Love it.
  3. Nothing ham fisted there, you have done a fine job on a difficult weathering job.
  4. Lovely build of a fine aircraft and you also have a fine squadron of Hawks, Tornadoes and Hurricanes. Kind regards Gary
  5. Why stop at 1/48, carry on to 1/1. Anyway, what a strange world we live in, houses get smaller and everything we throw in them gets bigger....sofa, TV, fridge and models etc, etc.
  6. Yes, indeed it does, there is a little sawing and sanding so I shall retain it. I shall get it all packaged up and sent to you ASAP. Thank you Malcolm. Gary
  7. Thanks Malcolm, I have some 1/72 but also 2 1/48 kits, Spit and Hurricane, not to big but nice kits if that is OK. I also have a CGS Military Bust, a very nice kit but it is resin, how do you stand on it being resin? I will be happy to source the paints for this kit as they will be a little different to Olive Drab and Dark Sea Grey ! It is also not a plane which would make a nice change. Gary.
  8. What another great way to help these service men and women such a simple idea but the benefits can be massive. I will look to see what I have and winkle some bits out for you, is it mainly 1/72 you are after? How are you for paints and brushes? Lots of questions....sorry. Cheers Gary
  9. Hi folks. Well, I still have not figured out this digital world of computers and forums so please accept my apologies for my tardy entry into this group build. Onto the subject matter, I have chosen the Alley Cat resin model of the final iteration of the Bluebird...the K7. Donald Campbell, like his father was a record holder and going for the World Speed Record for water craft was his next task, achieving a maximum one way speed of 315mph before the fatal crash. The K7 looks every bit a record holder like all the Bluebirds before and to this day his legacy continues with Thrust2, Thrust SSC and the yet to run Bloodhound flying the flag for the UK. Now, because of my misunderstanding of how group builds work, and the clue is in the title,I had already started the model but because of the few number of components the following pictures involved only 2 items being assembled; the sponsons so from apart count point of view there are not many. After looking at my research material, of which there does not seem to be a great deal a few inaccuracies cropped up, as follows; 1/ the nose profile is too sharp, needs to be more blunt in appearance 2/ the main body is too flat, it is more humped 3/ the tail bullet is flat, it is in fact sitting at an angle on the real thing 4/ the aqua plane to the rear is to square and thick, it needed thining 5/ minor vents need installing. That is all I can find at the moment but it should keep me gainfully employed for a while. Thus far I have removed the tail and added some Evergreen strip of varying thickness to try and give the K7 the hump which is visible in most photographs, this will be infilled with Squadron Putty and sanded to shape, hopefully achieving that ' hump'. Below is the ribs before filling and now for the fun part, I am off to do a lot of sanding. Hope you like what I am trying to achieve. I will update when I have gone mad or achieved my goal.
  10. That is what you call true craftsmanship...and in wood. It would have looked amazing just varnished but the paint job looks equal to the build, very very nice indeed. Thanks.
  11. Nice couple of P40's there, always nice to see this less favoured fighter. I think it looks dandy as it is without the tank.
  12. Lovely pictures and thanks for sharing, I, Like you, are still learning my camera skills...very, very slowly. With reference to the first picture, no matter how technological and beautiful we make our flying machines, compared to natures triumphs we are still in the stone age , what bird of prey is it?
  13. What a wonderful piece of engineering, from an engineers point of view it was a dream to work on, from a pilots point of view the cockpit and it's layout outclassed everyhthing before and as a flying machine it just looked sooo right, good choice.
  14. Nice to see something other than the usual Luftwaffe fare, I like it.
  15. I can see a lot of work in your model. well done, it is a cracking model and a pleasant display as well.