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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. with Michael Jackson noses
  2. in Donald Duck mouths
  3. with the latest trend
  4. I wouldn't dare post a picture of my workspace. The environmental health and/or health and safety exec would be on me in a flash. Heap of scalpels, files, drill bits, needles, razors saws and other unidentifiable but vitally important sharp odds and ends lying in heaps. I even have a cut throat razor somewhere here that I thought might be useful but have never found a use for.
  5. back in the day
  6. Well, not a great deal of visible progress today although I have spent some time working on this one. I have got the engine , which is a brilliant wee model in itself, almost completed although I am not sure why I have put so much effort into it considering that it will be mostly invisible in the completed model. I have been trying out a new technique for the sparker wiring. I have used some 0.09mm wire (apparently it is designed for vaping(?)) which I thread through a length of 0.3mm albion alloys brass tubing and then, I rolled my scalpel blade on the tubing to cut off small lengths of the tubing and moved it along the wire then gave it a wee touch of CA and created plugs complete with wire, repeated more than 12 times of course in order to have spares. Thes fit neatly into the holes molded onto the cylinders and then I painted them yellow to stand out and glued them to the tube that would carry the HT cables on the real thing. Hopefully I will manage to use the same wire to wire up the distributors as well. As well as the work on the engine I have assemble the seat, set the harness on it and weathered it with Jacksons Glaze medium tinted with some dirty green Humbrol enamel. Apart from this work today I have given the wings and ailerons a coat of shiny (jacksons glaze medium) ready for applying the lozenge and painted the horizontal tail/stabiliser a dark blue as per the colour scheme I have chosen. Next I will be working on the outside paint scheme of the fuselage which I have already painted gloss white and will be masking to spray on the red stripes of my chosen scheme. This is part of an experiment which I first started on the Camel. I painted the outside of the two fuselage halves of the camel prior to glueing them together which is something I have never tried before but it worked surprisingly well. I only had to sand back with some P5000 and didn't even cut into the plastic on the upper seam of the Camel and then a quick mask and spray down the seam and it was totally invisible even under magnification. If all works out the same thing will be true of the Roland and it will only need a slight touch-up after bringing the halves together, I guess we shall soon see By the way, anyone who fancies a Roland D.VIa of their own better snap one up from their chosen retailers as Redcap just let me know tonight that they have now been added to the 'Sold Out' list on the Wingnuts website.
  7. complimenting it's nice rattle
  8. Nah it'll be a Martinsyde Elephant this Christmas
  9. There was a psychologist on the TV today and he said something interesting about these evil killers. What he said was that it doesn't matter to them whether we, or anyone else, is involved in their native lands. Any idea that they will stop doing bad things if we stop doing bad things is naive. They have their 'cause' and will pursue it no matter what with no regard for any 'rules of war' no amount of mediation or peacemaking will alter that. If they didn't have a cause to cling to they would just be serial killers or spree killers. You only have to look at those in Ireland who keep trying to re-start hostilities every so often or have turned their vicious abilities to running drugs and other criminal activities. Evil men who just want blood and a 'cause' merely assists them, They only want an excuse to exercise their taste for violence. Anyway that was pretty much what the chap said and I have to agree. I have no desire to enter into political debate or argument but thought that I had to share this view as Einstein said: The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who stand by and do nothing.
  10. Erm that is the Fokker D.VII (early) kit and has already been released into the wild. The Jeannin Stahltaube, kit 32058, is in development and hopefully will appear some time this year and, of course the Albatros Trio is due to appear soon. I have no doubt that Wingnuts will release a BE.2 sometime. My guess is that they are working on kits to fill all the gaps in the available range of WWI kits and, once they have worked their way through them all, hopefully they will then turn their attention to producing kits of aircraft like the SSW D.III, Fokker Dr.1, Albatros D.I/ II/ III etc. that have been kitted by other companies but really deserve the Wingnuts treatment.
  11. from a hundred yards
  12. on beds of nails
  13. Hi Tony, It isn't real fabric although it is pretty convincing. It is a molded piece with a piece of decal applied and a little staining added. Even the cord securing it to the frame is very well molded in although it is too small to be seen in the photo.
  14. It's neat............too neat My workspace is organised chaos. My only concession to tidyness is all my Humbrol enamels in a 3 drawer chest ordered by numbers. Everything else is just in a heap.
  15. and their Bees knees