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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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    Playing the bass guitar, reading history stuff (rarely military, although I still retain from my childhood a mild obsession with the French resistance ) and now modelling again

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  1. The copyright stamp says 1968 so you're probably bang on. I wish I had that clarity of recall, the only strong modelling memory I have going back that kind of distance was buying a modelling magazine ( I only ever bought one) that had a scratch built 'Flying Bedstead' project. I got as far as snapping a couple of lengths of sprue and then gave up. When ever anyone mentions scratch building this always comes to mind.
  2. Part of me is tempted to do it 'as is' and try and replicate the box photo - I could even photograph it on a map. On the other hand I could go full-fettle and remove the panel lines, probable extraneous features etc as mentioned above. I'm leaning towards the former as the latter may be beyond my meagre talent and the time-limit of the GB.
  3. I'd definitely be in for this one, probably a Tigercat or a Bearcat
  4. It would make Bath just about perfect if there was a model shop and give me another reason to visit. The short walk up the hill to the Frome Model Centre is kind of beneficial to creaking modellers like myself though.
  5. Only five years younger than myself, I suspect we'll both be showing our age come the end of the build
  6. You can safely assume I don't know anything, I don't think it had actually occurred to me that the Russians had their own bombers until I started thinking about this GB
  7. The kit dates from 1982 according to Scalemates - not sure if the decals will hold up so I'm not entirely certain which version this will end up as. Box, sprue shots etc to follow. As promised, first up the box... ...the plastic... ...the raised panel lines, hmmm... ...and the paperwork, decals are a bit yellow - the conversion chart for Airfix colours made me smile though
  8. Just picked up the Tamiya B-339 Buffalo which includes options for RNZAF in Singapore and RAF in Burma, so I reckon you can count me in for this one.
  9. A few hours on the bench and I've got this moving along a bit. The seats are painted, fuselage together and a dry fit of the wings. Only after I put the IP decal in did I realise the issue with painting the internals something lighter than black, I'll ponder how to rectify this after some weekend drinking.
  10. A very small update, I've had a slight change of plan and gone for wood (of sorts) in the cockpit. A mix of oils and some Vallejo woodgrain colours have got things to this point.
  11. Yep, you can put me down for this one as well
  12. This lot from the Poole IPMS show earlier today. An elderly Airfix Petlyakov Pe2 for the upcoming Russian GB, an MPM P-70 (WWII US fighters were supposed to be my thing for this year but it sort of hasn't happened yet) and a Fieseler Storch because of Winkle Brown's attachment to it. As well as the kits, some Swiss P-51 decals to rescue a decal disaster from last year and a pick-up pencil thing.
  13. Cheers, though don't let my efforts put you off having a crack at the Swedish one.
  14. If I can get the fuselage together I'll count it as a success. Despite what I've said above I might even have a go at another so I can finish it in the scheme of Lady Mary Bailey, described here as an "Avant Garde Archeological Aviatrix" Thanks for the advice, taking it slowly comes naturally to me.
  15. There's also a few links to some short videos on this page The programme's not available on iPlayer unfortunately, would have some useful information IIRC. Just checked again, it was actually this BBC Alba programme I was thinking of which shows the restoration of a puffer - again not on iPlayer but the clips might be useful