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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. And Denholm Elliott.
  2. Probably best known for playing Stewie Mcfee in Crossroads. When I was about 4 I remember wondering what Mike Baldwin from Coronation Street was doing flying a Mosquito, I was a bit upset when he flew into a mountain side.
  3. He was the best actor in Jaws as well.
  4. Who were the best actors in British War Films, and who if any modern actors could fill the shoes of Richard Todd, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More, Michael Caine, David Niven or Bernard Miles to name but a few?
  5. I always think of the families of those who lost their lives during the war, for example what about the poor mums who's boys never came home. I have read letters from servicemen to their parents begging them not to worry, sad thoughts of the upset their deaths would have caused their parents was always with them. After last nights cruel and heartless murders in Manchester I am thinking particularly of the poor mums and dads who's children went out and never came home.
  6. I wouldn't say that Southampton is a beautiful place but it is safe and convenient, basically it is one of those places where nothing very much happens.
  7. I take your point and I think it is probably for the best that this word is left out of the dialogue as it is not worth all the trouble and controversy. Having said that I think it is important that we as Brits don't try to make ourselves look better than we actually were by hiding this sort of thing. Misgivings aside, rightly or wrongly it is simply just not possible to use this word in this day and age. You get my vote. East Germany was known as the German Democratic Republic or DDR for short but was far from Democratic. The inclusion of the word Socialist in National Socialist Party does not mean a single thing and everybody knows it. Do you think that hot dogs have dogs in them?
  8. Very nice builds, and not just one but TWO Lancasters!
  9. Very nice model, you have done a particularly good job on the camouflage.
  10. Very good, I particularly like the one in old style Romanian markings.
  11. Looks like you have been unlucky with the fuselage fit as both of my ones went together with hardly any filler. I think the fuselage halfs have bit of a lip on them though.
  12. The old 1/72 Airfix Mosquito built in the NF MkII option. A fun old kit to build with lots of scope to add your own bits and bobs as you like. Other than a few home brewed parts the model was built out the box. I just added a basic rear cockpit, radio wire, wing tip lights and wing mounted radar receivers, a bit of time was also spent on the kits raised detail.
  13. After noticing that the model was missing a few vital components and not being entirely satisfied with it's very featureless matt black finish I decided to go back to the NF II. A little weathering was added to the exhaust and other areas, control surfaces and other areas were given a lick of pledge to break the matt black up a little, a radio wire, wing tip lights and wing mounted radar receivers were all added. I also noticed that the outer chevron of the nose mounted radio antenna is silver or grey in pictures so I sorted that out as well. I am not the first one to point out how tricky all over matt black is and I won't be the last. I will finally call this one finished now.
  14. I agree. But for me it is not really about getting pleasure from other peoples misfortune it is more like how Soft Science explains it. I suppose there are two types of flare ups, the ones where someone has been rude or offensive, and the ones where people have entered into a competition over who is right (over for example how a shade of paint should look). The rudeness is not very nice, but the competitiveness can be quite funny at times. I am however now feeling insecure as to how other people can spot things that my eyesight can't pick up. I am only really here to look at pictures of peoples models and pick up tips and info. In doing that I feel that I should post my own RFI's and it is always a pleasure when people respond to them.
  15. The X shaped bit or whatever it is called is a proper pain in the bottom. Thanks all for your kind comments.