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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. It's certainly a quicker process David. As in the black primer and 'total preshade' are done in one, then just add the grey where and to the intensity you want. Compared to the traditional grey primer, then spraying tediously along all panel lines, then adding the grey carefully to get the goldilocks amount (just right) of it showing through ha ha. Tony
  2. Nothing futher to report sadly. Continuing with the sad theme, this is going to have to go back in the box for now. Not to the shelf of doom though. Too much going on at the minute, plus when/if it gets built I have nowhere to put it as its going to be too big for the cabinet. However I will 'rejoin' this GB with something simple & quick next month. Perhaps along the lines of eduards 1/72 mig-15 uti...
  3. Yikes that's intense! well done mate 👍🏿
  4. Sitrep on the vf102. Didn't go too great after the last update, kinda one step forward and two steps back. Added a blue filter with the airbrush as I said I would in last update, compare left and right below. Ended up being too much though. Think the boxtop reference photo grey plane looks very 'blue' due to the sky affecting my brain. Plus then after this blue filter when I took it to the cabinet to compare, this supposed overall light ghost grey plane was darker and bluer than the builds that had 35237 uppers! So this had to change. To try and counter the 'over-blueness' I applied a white enamel filter. It was stippled on and this gave quite a cool salt water stained effect, but didn't change the look the way I wanted it to. However I will save this technique for a future build. Filter applied, And what it looked like dry. However it still wasn't pale enough so it was back all over with the light grey again. Then I did the commonly seen 'touch ups' as well. So in the end it's turned out ok, but all that first paint job black basing was lost. Oh well. What it looked like after the respray - Next the wheel wells were done (masked and sprayed) and details were all touched in by brush, bits in red, radome tan and various metal areas. Then it was gloss and decals! Thanks for looking!
  5. Its not politically driven ts religious based extremism. One group of people that think their way of life as dictated by their imaginary man in the sky is better than the other groups way of life as dictated by their different imaginary man in the sky. So they punish them. We weren't as extreme in the past but did try and 'give' christianity to the rest of the world what with crusades and missionaries. It's not been confirmed yet but as we all suspect its an attack on our 'western ways' - British people listening to American music. In the eyes of the attackers they were people who have 'lost their way' and not following their imaginary man in the sky as diligently as they should be.
  6. Can I get some more hobbyboss 1/72 tomcats mike? Had them in the basket online yesterday but may as well get them from you at the show. 2 each of the A & D versions (showing in stock at the minute) Cheers, Tony
  7. Will be there with the darlington club 👍🏿
  8. Also - take a look at the current May issue of model airplane international. Back to back builds of both the HB and AMK mig-31's 👍🏿 picture of front cover in link. 'Compare and contrast' feature.
  9. Thanks for taking the time to post this 👍🏿
  10. Ok then mate it must be the thin coats you put on. As is if its too patchy/not uniform nor thick enough then it will struggle to stick to itself. Especially if not left to dry for long enough. Solvent type primers 'bite' into plastic so you can dust them on & spot prime. Will acrylics there isn't that bond so I think they need to be more like a skin that wraps all the way around so it can hold onto itself if that makes sense? Practice on some scrap first. Too thick and then with too much heat too fast will make it crack/split 👍🏿
  11. No progress (i.e not started) the next three yet as re-visiting the hobbyboss tomcat saga currently. And now have been sidetracked away from that with this...
  12. Yeah couple things going wrong there, as someone said perhaps not waiting long enough between layers and also thinning it. I presume that what '2 thin coats' means about the stynylrez? With these thin coats was the plastic completely covered? Also with that time frame the surface may be dry but the underside against the plastic won't be hence the lifting. Especially when it all gets damp again from spraying the colour coats. I think the main problem here is patience without trying to sound harsh obviously. Stynylrez doesn't need to be thinned. I spray it out of the bottle with a 0.3mm fine. Fair enough you have to pull right back on the trigger use a higher than normal psi. Don't be scared, it will look thick when it goes on, but shrinks back tight once the water has evaporated. I use a hairdrier to speed up the drying. It's pretty hard once cured proper.
  13. Yes mate, you can make out the bottle in the pics 👍🏿 Low odour stuff very good and works with mr color too. And yeah used some cellulose thinners afterwards to clean. (My spray booth is in the garage) Tony
  14. Incredible 👍🏿
  15. Lovely 👍🏿