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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. WOW! Oh no! You are right about the wipers! How could I!!??? $@#%&§! When you say it I can remember having a thought about the direction of the wipers, BUT that blew just out of my brain at that point 5 seconds after! I was not at my building table then, but at the tram, traveling home from work! I did never think of that later! Not even when I checked if the wiper engine was on the right or left side. (I could not remember... I sold my Mini in 2005). Of course the kit did only contain the attached wipers, but there would be an easy job to make some going the other way. I had a plan of making them black out on the "rubber holders", but I used both colors. I had some old "silver wipers" and replaced the rubber with some new. I had to be careful when doing this, I could have get some fatigue failure in the metal. So some times I just used the "modern" black. I can remember the wiper engine was the same for RHD and LHD -wipers. It was not the modern wiper engine with "automatic parking" of the wiper. (I can remember my father told me the new Volvo he bought in 1972 had automatic parking of the wipers!) Oh no... I looked so much at the pictures and did not discover the wipers! OK! Now I got a story for my failure! May be I replace them. The holes are the same! 8-D 8-)
  2. Hi everybody! This is my first "Ready for inspection" This is the Tamiya kit of the 1966 Morris Cooper S MK1. I wanted to build this because I built one from a wreck, and had it for 19 years. Of course, this had to be an exact copy. Well, as good as possible! First; this is a picture of the original: Then, I do not have much pictures from the building process. At least I can give you this: Here are some pictures of the model, as it is today. (I have not painted the logo on the trunk lid and the S on the bonnet, yet. I will try to make it with a fine pen. (Chicken!) You might wonder what the silver spot close to the right windshield wiper is? The fact is that I not know either! The original had a hole there. I guess it was a hole made for a radio antenna. Strange place to put it, but it was an easy place to get the cable into the car, compared to the normal frontwing. I knew about the hole, but I forgot (!) to weld it before the body was painted! Then I drove in all years with a silver blinding there! Then I had to paint it on my model too! Other topics to be aware; - The grill is not correct. This is the Austin grill. But the Morris grill is not included in the set! - The rims are some kind of cosmic rims! I drove with the standard Cooper S rims; 3,5”. Later I “upgraded” to the optional 4,5, that looked similar and could have 165/70 rubber! The original rims had 145/10. No question about what I preferred; the old standard! And no one in the Norwegian Cooper Club were driving with 3,5” rims! Just me! - The color is Surf Blue, on the 1:1 car. The color on the model should have been greener! Besides this I am very satisfied! Other Mini expert might also discover other small details, but those are differences that belong to standard and Cooper. My car started its life as a MK1 850 and was converted to a replica of Cooper S. Below I have put the Mini into my “Picnic Dio”. The next difficult question is: What is next? I have several kits in queue, but on the "next building wish-list" are Billing Boats "Osebergskipet" (the Viking ship), and the Pocher Lamborghini Aventador. 8-)
  3. Hard work, yes. But this becomes just wonderful! 8-)
  4. I like that new retro-mini. It is even more close to the original than the NewMINI! Thats cool! 8-)
  5. Just great! Very nice work!!! 8-D
  6. ... Or look at his wife! (inside the car) 8-D
  7. that is just wonderful, @Badder! But I miss a railing by the stairs, so no one falls down .... Security first, you know! In Norway you will not be allowed to move into ha house if a railing is missing... Something in wrought iron would be nice? 8-D
  8. This could be a good idea. The location can be used for several types of models. "Reusable", the modern popular word! I also noticed that the planes were stuffed together. That is also a better solution for models... 8-D
  9. Stupid thing to buy. There are no return policy for these.... 8
  10. One funny idea for you regarding the roof, @Badder! It is from real life, but might some stupid? One house not far from here was shined up. It was given new tiles and paint. One day i passed it I saw that they had overturned the bucket with paint while being up on the roof. The black tiles had a nice green strip with paint down the tiles. This funny stripe was there for more than 20 years. It was removed when the house got red tiles. I guess it will be harder for you to "build a copy of this". (The hardest work will be to convince everybody that it is correct with a stripe of paint down the roof, but... A ladder might become better...) 8-)
  11. Amazing, @Badder! And perfect work! Wonderful to follow! 8-D
  12. Did the ship sink? 8-)
  13. Really awful ship, but cool model! It looks like a war ship from space! Nice work! 8-)
  14. Wow... Sorry about that! Norwegian speller and a swinging tube! 8-)
  15. Any way, @Bladder, it is one happy family in there! 8-D