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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. When I was in school in Birmingham, when I was 12, we had houses with the names of the royal lineages..Stewart, Tudor, etc. Being a Yank, they didn't know what to do with me and stuck me in Plantagenet. I had no clue... but corporal punishment was new!
  2. Nice work Tony! Nothing like a little metal work to get the juices flowing! I think that I need to follow your lead and make a list for me Whirlwind to bring the goal into focus. Terry
  3. Baron, have you seen these? http://www.micromark.com/Marking-Rule-6-Inch Just more tool lust. Terry
  4. Thank you Baron for that poem. Here in the bright sun it is like peering into a dark and cool forest glade. Sad perhaps but those were the times. So emergency ladder for exit via the roof in case of a water landing or some other dire occasion that would make opening the rear doors in advisable. It's always educational here! Terry
  5. Fascinating methods! A real pleasure to see how you build this model! Terry
  6. Lovely clean work Martian, something I can only hope to strive for! These rotary wing things are quite fascinating but rather intimidating what with all the complex stuff that you get to create! You make it look easy. Terry
  7. I will tag alone too if I may. I have the Airfix 1:72 kit. Love the look of this ship! Terry
  8. Looking great Tony. After you paint the ceiling what glue do you use to attach the oxygen tanks? Just wondering for my own edification. Terry
  9. Very sweet Reconcilor! Not sure that I merit your earlier comments, I feel that your "bashing" is quite elegantly done! What are you thinking of doing next? Terry
  10. Thanks Pete, Keith and Martian you are all very kind. Today I touched up the radio a bit and may do some more later.. And then I stared on the radio bay door. Cut and fit. Added a curve by just bending the plastic.. Patient sanding to get it to fit.. (I might add here that yesterday I made a door in brass but lost it to the carpet monster... I think he knew it was too thick for this scale!). Then I added some formers to the back of the door. Scribed a bit of plastic to the fuselage curve and then glued it to the door and sanded it down.. So next I have to deal with the hinges. There are three across the top. I will treat them like the landing gear bay doors. Little bit of lead wire to represent the hinge on the outside of the fuselage and tabs on the inside. I have to have the door shut for painting: Thanks for watching! Terry
  11. Lovely work. Looking forward to the beaver tail doors! Another opportunity to wow us all! Terry
  12. Good advice as usual Martian. So I spent the day trying to redo the wire handle for the radio. At least that is what I think it is. The real thing has some right angle bends in it and first I tried to recreate it by gluing bits of stretched sprue in place. Wasn't too happy with how that turned out so I began fashioning one out of wire. I must have done two or three before I managed to get one that was about the right size and shape. Glued it in with epoxy and called it good enough. Went in for dinner and couldn't get the image of it out of my head.. not good enough! Here it is upside down ... looks like a #### paperclip! Wrong size, wrong bends, just like the lead wire before it... So I went back out and ripped it out, exposing my stretched sprue version... slightly mangled but.. ... perhaps tomorrow I can improve it.. Lesson to learn here? Let the sub-assemblies that you scratch build sit for a bit before slapping them into the model! Give yourself time to really look at them and the next day if they still seem to look right, then move forward! If I hadn't been in such a rush to get the radio in place it would have been a lot easier to do this fiddly little work on it! Also if I had been more stringent with keeping things to scale I would have seen that the wire i used wasn't going to work. Sigh Every day getting better and better... Every day getting better and better... (how many times do I have to repeat that before I believe it?) I must say that it has been a great help to my spirits to re-read this build.. just to see how far I have come... (and how many false turnings I have recovered from! ) Thanks for your support! Terry
  13. A beautiful aircraft! I will enjoy watching this!
  14. Cut the radio shelf back and put in some brass strips instead of the chunky plastic bits : Got the radio installed but not too happy about the lead wire used to represent the handle used to lift it out of the bay (I assume). Tomorrow I will probably redo it with wire. Sigh.. It would just bother me if I didn't. I plan to build the door to the bay out of brass sheet, since the thickness will be noticeable. All for now. Thanks for stopping by. Terry