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      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. Hi All. I'm calling the painting done on this one...pleased with how it turned out. The other parts in the tub are done. Ready for clear coating and decaling, but I might well be distracted for a bit as we are expecting a baby on Friday!
  2. Like buses...you wait ages then two nice Firebars come along in quick succession! Great work.
  3. Hi Everyone. I've done a bit more to the Flanker. My plan/ambition is to at least get all the painting done by the time baby comes (due on April 21st but could come sooner!). I painted the grey inside the intakes, wasn't sure of the exact colour from the photos but Tamiya XF-20 looks about right to me. I mixed up a shade of Vallejo Model Air US Dark Green, plus a bit of the AKAN green shade to lighten it up (looks about right to me). The AKAN green says on the bottle it is for the radome, but it looks far too light/bright a shade when compared to photos. I used it on the wheel hubs and it looks right. Radome was pre-shaded brown and green added over the top, as well as to the fin tips and dielectric panels. I was impressed by the nice sharp line I go with the white Tamiya curve masking tape, I very much recommend giving it a go. Hope you like the photos: Engines and metallic areas next....
  4. Just caught up with this - super work Jim!
  5. Great job!
  6. Super build! What is the kit manufacturer and scale please?
  7. Loving all the detail added so far, the NATOPS manual is a nice touch!
  8. Great job on these kits, and your experiments with airbrushing looks like it is paying off. I've been airbrushing for a few years now and still very much on the learning curve. Half of the time it is learning how to troubleshoot, if you get dribbly 'spider legs' your paint is too thin and/or your air pressure is too high. Conversely, if the paint is going on with a slightly rough pebbly texture your paint is too thick and/or your pressure is too low. Paint should be about the consistency of semi-skimmed milk (as a rule of thumb, things like Alclad are much thinner so reduce your pressure accordingly). If you get 'spitting' you probably have a small blockage, I stop, take the paint needle out and clean the nozzle with a cotton bud dipped in thinner. From experimentation with many different paint types, I have found Tamiya (with Tamiya thinners) to be the best paints to spray, followed by AKAN. Sorry to say, but Vallejo Model Colour (not Model Air) and Humbrol enamels are awful for airbrushing (IMHO)!
  9. Looks good to me, like the markings.
  10. Awesome job, like that a lot
  11. Wow, this build has truly gone hi-tech, very impressive. The result will surely be the most accurate F-117 out there!