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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. Hello,John - Great progress and a great job coming together well. 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  2. Hello,Russ - This superb 'Seafire' displays your hallmark expertise in every aspect. 😉👍 All the best,Paul.
  3. Hello,Gary - The best way I can describe this Gnat is exquisite.Having recently built this kit as a Yellowjacks subject. I can appreciate that by its very nature,even in 1/48 scale, many parts are very small and delicate and require great care.Added to this,your scratch built items are beautifully done.The painting and finishing work is the crowning glory.A complex scheme superbly executed with crisp demarcation between colours.I love it. 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  4. Hello,Martin - My full compliments to you on this superb looking 'F-100'. I also advocate the use of Tamiya Weathering Pastels for NMF areas as you have so effectively shown.Great work in every respect. Hoping you safely received my last Email. 😉👍All the very best,Paul.
  5. You're welcome,John.You're on finals with her now,I guess.The scribing work looks spot on under the grey primer too.Most admirable! 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  6. Hello,Mathy - My subject knowledge does not qualify me to pass comment on types of ejector seat or missile colours. I certainly do know when I see a superbly built and finished model though.This 'Hornet',in the pleasingly different Spanish colours,is simply exquisite. 😉👍 All the best,Paul.
  7. Hello,Steve - My apologies for the late radar lock on this latest build.The 'Dewoitine' is not a type that I'm familiar with.Unlike your hallmark skill and expertise,which I see in all your builds.Great work indeed. 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  8. Hello,Scarlet - Nostalgic in every way,from your photo in the cockpit at Binbrook to the beautifully built,finished and detailed model of this iconic aircraft.I love the Lightning - and I love yours.Great work indeed. 😉👍 All the best,Paul.
  9. Hello,Mario - I've been looking forward to my next visit to Kempen Airbase!😀 My full compliments to you on another superbly built and finished subject. The 'Vigilante' is a very imposing aircraft and so is this splendid model and tribute to the type.Great work as always,my friend. 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  10. Hello,John - She's coming along well.I've enjoyed a little 'Fettle Therapy' myself today. 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  11. Hello,Ian - For a few moments I thought I was on a hillside in the Mach Loop! I like the Jaguar aircraft and your paint job on this build looks superb to me.Add the highly realistic display and we have a real 'Fast Cat'.Brilliant work indeed. 😉👍 All the best,Paul.
  12. Hello again,Old Thumper - Not only do you rise to the challenge of making 'classic' kits look good, I would say that you've perfected this to a fine art.The 'state of the art' latest kits may have all the bells and whistles but they can never replace the charm of nostalgia.Keep up the great work,my friend. 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  13. Hello,Old Thumper - Completed in your customary style,here's another charming trip down nostalgia lane with this delightful Airfix Defiant.Maybe she doesn't measure up with a micrometer but there's no denying that she really looks the part.Another beautifully finished model,my friend. 😉👍 All the very best,Paul.
  14. Hello,Battle - I love these builds.Two classically finished and displayed models of two fine RAF types.They make an interesting comparison in every respect. Great work. 😉👍 All the best,Paul.
  15. Hello,Patrik - Anything from the AVRO stable gets a 'thumbs up' from me. You've made a superb job of this rare subject in model form and its a credit to you. 😉👍 All the best,Paul.