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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. That's fascinating, are you aware of the lives of the first world war project which is being run by the Imperial War Museum? It allows volunteers to create profiles for service men and women and civilians involved in the war. I made one for my great grandfather with the link below, it's a fantastic project to get involved with if you can.
  2. Thank you! I live in New Town.
  3. When was your grandfather on board? My great grandfather joined the crew in early 1915 and served on her for the rest of the war, including the battle of Jutland. After the war he joined the army in India and continued working as a surgeon out there, reaching the rank of major general.
  4. That's amazing! My great grandfather was Arthur H Harty, a temporary surgeon aboard the Dreadnought and later the Marlborough. The photo etch is my biggest concern with the Trumpeter kit but I'll just have to persevere...
  5. Fantastic work there, the finish is perfect for a ship in my opinion.
  6. Thank you. I certainly hope it is!
  7. Thank you very much!
  8. Thank you! I also did the exact same thing when I was little, alas it was a simpler time.
  9. I too love a good Hurricane and your diorama really helps bring it to life.
  10. Excellent work there, very jealous of your view too... Seeing this makes me want to start on my Skyraider but I already have too much going on so it will need to wait.
  11. Hi, first of all thanks for your kind words! The deck was actually surprisingly easy to use and went down very easily. It was a little fiddly trying to remove all the little inserts but other than that it was great. The actual application was fine too and it stuck with no issues. This was the first time I had ever used one too but I'm glad I did!
  12. Sorry, seem to be having issues with photos...
  13. First ever post on this forum so here goes... This is my attempt at the 1:600 HMS Iron Duke released many moons ago. The kit itself was a nightmare (to be expected given the age). Flash was off the charts, pieces wouldn't fit together without some serious filing/cutting/total removal of parts. I admit I made quite a few mistakes trying to glue things together (for example some of the boats are rather squint...) but the whole purpose of building this was to get some practice at ship modelling, being an aircraft modeller normally. I used an artwox wooden deck and vallejo paints plus pastels for weathering. Any constructive criticism would be gladly welcomed, my next build will be Trumpeters 1:350 HMS Dreadnought from 1915 in honour of my great grandfather who served aboard her during World War I.