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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. I find using a hairdryer and forgetting to put it back, can be VERY dangerous.
  2. Your right dcrfan, I did say it probably wasn't realistic and suspect if any sign did exist it would have an Arabic translation, but thought trying to write that would be a bit beyond me.
  3. Thanks Thorfinn. The context is an SAS jeep storming an Airfield in Tunisia (sounds way more exiting than my Dio ) I'm sure their airfields wouldn't have been encircled by a barb wire fence but mine will be, I envisaged a military sign saying "keep out" Possibly with a Luftwaffe logo above, but rather than fixing it to a fence post I fancied having it being driven over by the jeep. A plain dessert sand base just didn't excite me. Ian..
  4. Probably not realistic but I'm making a diorama for my SAS Jeep and want to have a "Keep Out" sign. What would a Nazi "Keep Out" sign read? My best Google translate came up with EINTRETEN VERBOTEN. I'm hoping a German speaker may be able to confirm. Many thanks Ian..
  5. Thanks Ozzy, I did find the array of paints & potions a bit bewildering, so plumped for the familiar Humbrol Enamels, but most here seem to use acrylics, wondering if I have made the wrong choice? Next one should be with you very soon Kris Thanks Cromwell, My figure painting was always quite good, if I do say so myself, so I was a little disappointed as they were not as good as they used to be. I agree the roll are naff, probably the least convincing part, so my Universal Carrier has a Gauze version, I look forward to your comments on that. I was quite pleased with the ammo Thanks Gerrard, Probably the best bit of advice. Thanks to the others who commented I really appreciate the encouragement. I wasn't happy with the head lamps just painted in an "off white" what should I have done? Ian..
  6. Hi, This is my fist build in about 40 years, so please be kind, but I'm on hear to learn from members with much better skills than myself so I welcome suggestions for improvements (assuming you can judge my modeling skills through my poor photograph skills . I know what I'm not happy with, so it will be interesting to see what others pick up on. That said, I have thoroughly enjoyed the build and I'm nearly finished a Tamiya Universal Carrier, and have 2 more kits awaiting me. Nobody said this modeling lark was addictive. Many thanks for taking the time to look / comment & I hope the pics upload OK. Ian.. DSCN0821 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0823 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0825 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0826 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0827 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0828 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0830 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0833 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0834 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr DSCN0835 by Ian Stoker, on Flickr
  7. The green showing through the desert yellow works really well.
  8. Was this a Google translate too?
  9. Thanks for all the suggestions guys. The missus has decided we will be getting a glass fronted cupboard for them. I know it is not perfect as it will let dust etc in, but if 'er in doors is happy, I'm happy.
  10. Tamiya SAS Jeep 1:35, my first build since I was a kid. Most of the Jeep is done, just got the figures and stuff like the kit bags to finish. I'll post pics for critique when finished, as I'm keen to learn from the awesome builders on here. I have their Universal Carrier sitting under the bench to go next. Great build by the way, I'll be interested to see your dash, mine is rubbish, each clock is a black outline and a blob of off white in the middle Ian..
  11. Hi Steve, I hate to be critical when your jeep is 100% better than the one I'm doing at the moment, but is your steering column upside down? The bracket half way up, seems to be floating rather than stuck to the bottom of the dashboard, I'm asking because I had mine fitted the same way as you then pulled it out and it seemed better the other way round. Ian..
  12. I'm just about to do a desert diorama for my 1:35 SAS Jeep. I was thinking something like a fine sandpit sand, but will check out the pet shops Ian..
  13. Thanks Ian, Some great ideas there, some of his other videos ave given me some ideas too
  14. Did British jerry cans use the same white cross identification?
  15. I thought about fuse wire, but wasn't even sure if you could still buy it. I'll have to experiment with thread, but howe do you make it look metallic?