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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. Kev and Blaubar, and everyone else, Thanks for tagging along. Hey, Steering Linkage finished. Brake Lines finished. Be back soon. Rich
  2. Hey Boys and Girls, The steering linkage is now complete. The fiddly-est part of the build so far. This stuff is thin and small and breaks real easy and I should have built this part sooner and you live and learn. After a few missteps I got the angles figured out and all went well but slow. I built a first attempt at the Tie-Rod ends and got the angles all wrong. The second attempt went smoother... Getting the drop on the rod angles was tricky... The front and back are different... After I got these all built and painted, it's time to try to install...what a frikin' mess.. I had to cut off one of the Brake Pumps to get at the access hole and Steering Knuckle, I also had to realign a couple of the Tie-Rod ends Mounting Bearings... Then the inside linkage... Success at last...altho when I finished painting the new stuff, I noticed how hard it is to see any of this. It just sort of blends in and adds to the details... In no special order... A little carried away with the photos. I'm now going to tidy up a bit, I have to finish with the Brake details that are on the outside of the steering stuff and get the wheels mounted, also some sort of big fuel tank or something... Be back later Rich
  3. Hey All, The steering linkage is taking it's own sweet time to build. I spent the first day and a half just figuring out what to do. Once I got things sorted, the build took a bit of time, and I'm still not finished, but things are lookin' ok. Once the construction started I just sort of went with the flow, so not to many photos... Not any photos of the construction of the steering knuckles, but, you are familiar with my building style by now and can see how these are put together... Once I got those little things build, I next had to work on the gauge of the rod. I have no actual measurements for the steering linkage, so I just used all the references I had, and all the artistic talent I could muster, and just guessed at a visually good size. I thought the top example was to thin, I went with the bottom one. The blue tape is where other components will be placed... after painting and now starting to mount these to the frame... After all that I just got the first part of the actual linkage in a dry fit place... Be back with the rest of the linkage placement shortly... Rich
  4. Brian, Nice to read from you again. Your building 1/50? good eyes, I almost can't see that small. Thanks for checking in! Kris B, Welcome to BM! A lot of cool stuff here! Thanks to rest of you for watching this build.
  5. Hey Kev, I'm also working on a key ring for you.
  6. Hey All, I just thought I would show what I'm about to start, but I don't have a clue how I'm going to do this. Steering components... I have a ton of photos of the steering stuff. I just have to imagine whats under the grease. Be back soon, Rich
  7. Bullbasket, great idea, I just tried to load this, not happenin'. Good thing we all know the song tho.
  8. This is really great scratching! Also consider running the LED wires under the floor instead of through the walls.
  9. Thanks for having fun with the music everyone. Hey Pete, I'm guessing that if I built the trailer, it all would be about 5 feet long. Of course then I would have to build a load of some sort. Maybe the Russian Bat-M.
  10. You Guys are great with the comments. Thanks. Just thought I would post as I go along for a bit. I built the stow box at the rear of the frame this weekend. The rear of the frame is filling up fast. Glamour shots... Be back when I build something else. Later, Rich I edited this post:...Now that I look at these photos, I will redo the color a bit on the stow box and tone it down. This is a bit much color for the top side. I'll work on that.
  11. Thanks Guys, your leaving some nice compliments and comments. Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls...I have reached a milestone!! Big Betty is standing on her own eight feet!! It was at this point in taking photos that I couldn't believe how things worked out by accedent. I had painted this big truck all black.... Time for a sing-a-long... I now get to work on outside the frame components for a while. Be back later with more stuff. Rich
  12. I'm with Space Ranger. The trash can is about the same size and should be built with a tie down cable also.
  13. John W, The Saturn V rocket along with the MLP (multi launch platform) and the LUT (launch umbilical tower) are in kit form. The designer is not quite finished with the model kit. However the kit is supposed to be finished by the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11. I'm not so sure I could build the tower at 1/72 scale, it would be 7 or 8 feet tall. Rich
  14. Thanks Mig Eater, Glad you like the build, ' hope you tag along. You'll find a bunch of useful info to "borrow" here, just cruise around. I borrowed the screw and wire myself, along with many other things. Thanks