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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. Austin K6 is here part done John, time and other distractions have put it on hold temporarily, if I remember my 'list' of up coming projects its due back to the top after this and some wheel/tyre sets are made. ATB Sean
  2. Latest i a long line of projects.... Scratchbuilt Ford/Fordson WOT6/8 cab and WOT6 Machinery truck. The cab and associated parts... The start of the back body..... That's all for now.... ATB Sean
  3. She's come together really rather well I think
  4. Certainly..... It is just 4 solid rubber half inch plumbing tap washers glued on top of one another and then glued and shaped on the airbrush, you'll notice the top is curved, and this is to help with the finger tip 'rock' as you operate the trigger, they need a VERY sharp knife to cut/shape them and a sanding drum in a dremel to finish them off smooth, don't go to wild though or it will reduce it's effect. Obviously, the taller you make it the more control you have, but this also means you have to have about 6 knuckles in your trigger finger to operate it for its full range of movement. ATB Sean
  5. Yarp, but don't tell the wife, she reads this sometimes!
  6. Yes mate, Windsor and Newton Glazing medium, I use it to glue in the cab glass as well because its quite thick, helps to fill in any badly cut areas and dries to a clear, transparent, high gloss
  7. Finished up today despite the issues described in the build log...... 1/72 scale Bedford QLR J145 Radio body as per Geoff Lacey drawings...... ATB Sean
  8. Mine is all painted up now and is available to veiw in the 'Ready for Inspection' section..... Re did the kit version with corrected height and re-shaped Luton box..... And whilst at it I made a QLD GS body in kit form too, as requested by Ian at Friendship Models..... ATB Sean
  9. Stunning mate!! Re your Acrylic varnish problem...... Stop thinking 'Model' and start thinking 'Artist'.... I've been using W&N Galleria artist Acrylic varnish, both gloss and matt, for years, for a 0.3 needle brush you can spray it straight out the bottle, but I do like to thin mine, add flow aid and then build up in several coats, it tends to stay matt-er, longer..... I've now also invested in their Matt Medium which I mix 50/50 with the varnish and thin to suit the airbrush, this is then dead flat, and stays like it ATB Sean
  10. Yeh, I managed to waste £13 on a fire tender on Friday just to see what their kits were like compared to Airfix, and I know full well Airfix have their scale issues, some of them glaring, but in regards the IBG kit.... That's £13 just to take peek in a box then get thrown in the parts bin to be melted down for liquid filler at some point, annoys me after all the 'Rave' reviews about how good and detailed it is only to find a 5year old must have done the master.... Also says alot about how easily pleased, or willing to please, the reviewers' are....
  11. One can only guess mate, there weren't that many radio J145s ever made, so whichever branch got them they would have been very thin on the ground, far more likely they'd have had No 1, 3 or 15 bodies as they were the most numerous
  12. No, it's totally different, there are in fact close to 20 different radio bodies fitted to the QL alone, some did look similar externally but varied only very slightly as per their internal fitting/use, the Milicast offering, and I believe the IBG (don't waste your cash on IBGs the quality of detail is shockingly poor on their fire tender so doubt it's much better on their radio truck) is also a No 3 body, Milicast have just released a 16ft TEV as well, I've been asked to master No 1, 2, 3, 15 & this J145 bodies over time, this was the hardest, because of the Luton, so I chose to do it first
  13. Alot of mine prior to this were/are from multi media research and then scaled to suit, but this one is directly from a Geoff Lacey drawing, you can get his drawings from Dan Taylor models by emailing Dan and asking him to email you the list, they are all 1/76 so you'd need access to a photocopier to up scale them, the model above was up scaled to 1/72 from the 1/76 drawing. I'll repeat again though, don't rely on the drawings, make sure you do thorough research before you cut plastic.... For me, lesson learned, for Airfix and the like, not so much so..... ATB Sean
  14. Thanks mate, issue is it has been pointed out to me by some very respected historical researchers, and I had my doubts over it because my resources/research also confirmed the same thing, that the body is in fact to tall, yet I plowed on regardless as I was working from drawings, now the evidence just far out weighs the drawing, forcing me to rebuild the kit that will be released to the public. Just goes to show..... Multiple media research is everything, and not to rely on solely a set of plans, as sometimes they are just an 'interpretation' of what really existed. No big drama, just vexes me at the time and materials lost. ATB Sean