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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. Thanks all!
  2. Very nice! That's on my "need to get" list.
  3. No words...
  4. Wow!
  5. My latest "arms length" build. Original tool Frog Typhoon. While mine is the header card version from the 70s the tool itself is from 1959 I believe. Other than using Xtradecals and blocking off the oil cooler with a bit of plastic card it's entirely box stock. Like my previous Frog Hunter it has no wheel wells. Unlike the Hunter there is no pilot head molded in, the cockpit is simply a large hole. I used Tamiya acrylics for all colors and decided to keep the weathering to a minimum. Panel lines, like my 109K, are basically mechanical pencil with 2B lead. I realize it's a far cry from Airfix's new offering but I still enjoyed building and painting it and will eventually build the better Airfix kit which I also have.
  6. Great overall effect and clean build. Like it!
  7. Thank you everyone! This was a fun build. Luis, I'd say this about the kit decals...they work. Other than that the registration is not so hot and the colors are rather transparent and should have been printed over white. Working on another old Frog kit from about the same time. This one has been built box stock except decals...hope to share it soon if it actually works out.
  8. Thank you, all, for the kind comments! Yes, it's unfortunate the decals where out of register. I chose to use them anyway for various reasons. It's been interesting getting used to acrylics. I never used them much before but am attempting to keep it all waterbased now, though I still use lacquer thinner to clean up. They dry so quickly, which is extremely convenient for an impatient guy like myself
  9. My first build after long hiatus (explained more in my Heller 109K thread) the Hawker Hunter MkI. Completed this a couple months ago, just getting around to posting it. Actually used the Eastern Star reissue, but it's the original 1959 Frog tool. Built box stock with the exception of blanking off the intakes and I decided to give scribing recessed panel lines a go. Painted with Tamiya acrylics. Oh...I also used a piece of the sprue to carve the little bullet fairing at the back of the horizontal stabs. Yes...that's a pilot's head molded into the solidly blanked off cockpit...and the wheel well outlines are simply scribed into the was 1959, after all. Still, builds a nice looking model of a beautiful jet IMHO.
  10. That's beautiful. I think I'll look into if these decals are offered in 1/72 scale.
  11. Hi everyone. Here are some photos of the 1/72 Heller Bf-109K I finished today. It's entirely box stock. Airbrushed with Vallejo acrylics. I'm returning to the hobby after about two decades. I built cars last, my airplane days are actually closer to 30 years ago. My eye sight has gone away so it's a bit of a struggle compared to what I remember. I'm building mostly cheap old kits from my youth while I get some semblance of a footing again. I used to be big on accuracy, detailing and scratchbuilding. Now I just like to keep it simple...enjoy the process...try to minimize my errors. Learn a couple of new tricks along the way. A long time ago when I was a teen and in a model club, the older members used to say they built "arms length" models. I don't think I understood what that meant then. I certainly do now though! Edit: Sorry...don't quite have this down below
  12. Someone builds guitar pedals too by the looks of this....