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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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    cycling , codeing and now model making!
  1. Update : The death of the Donut Gunner I have never been one for having active crew inside my models (probably because my painting of crew was horrible so - it was time to say farewell to the dorsal turrret gunner and time to get out the plasticard (I forgot to take pictures with out paint ) And when sitting in the fuselage Finally the cockpit, almost time to button up this little baby - I was surprised how much difference just adding tape seatbelts makes
  2. A beauty..dressed up in her flying days with 397th BG 599th Squadron
  3. Haha walking through a local town market with my good lady - I spotted a stall selling 'toys' - there was a medium size Red Box that I was drawn too ... after a little haggling I now have plans to build this wonderful workhorse ( the stash is growing !! )
  4. I have also been working on making my own decals And the starboard side is a work in progress - the brown is the wrong colour but that is easy to change
  5. Not sure whether this is an Obi Wan Kenobi ( I don't think I let my mind go and used the force to guide me ) or a Blackadder 4th update : Trench Warfare (commonly known as re-scribing) is much more 'entertaining' than I ever imagined !! Big hands - the continual requirement to remove my glasses for real close up work (sign of getting older) makes the process all the more fun!! Anyway here are the wings, I don't think they will look too bad after the full painting weathering process has been completed. To keep me sane I have done some more subassembly construction and painting , cockpit , engines (after looking around I decided to stay with the kit ones ) and bomb bay with black wash to make everything look dirty. Plenty of scraping & removing plastic to get Engine mounts to fit the wing without a large step - time for filler / sanding and scribing (yay more scribing)
  6. I have a front row seat for this one ..'Hold until Relieved' . The 'pilots' of these were amazing - why anyone would willingly fly a 15,000lb glider that would be crash landed is beyond me ! The pilot of the 1st glider landed just a few yards from the bridge. I always thought of creating a Diorama depicting that 1st glider lander - not sure how big it would be in 1/72nd
  7. Major surgery in the 1st post and a scribing tutorial thrown in for good measure on page one ( I am about to start Trench Warfare on my latest build soon) - I will sit at the back and take notes, this does look a cracking project.
  8. Can I join the party - I also have a 1/72nd Jug that needs building
  9. The grass needs cutting .... and the Catalina doesn't look bad either , she is big!
  10. looks great still find it strange looking at a B-17 with British Camo pattern, watching B-17 builds gives me itchy fingers to start mine lol
  11. very nice weathering looks good to me , 8-9hr sorties with those oil burning engines she would get quite dirty
  12. Having looked at the canopy / nose parts - they are thick.. I will be getting the Squadron Vac Formed ones - and probably some Resin parts too , gun barrels and engines ( I wonder if the P-47D aires / quickboost ones will fit ? Both aircraft shared the P&W 2800 Double Wasp Powerplant ) if I can
  13. a great trio , what is there not to like about British Naval Air Power - Buccaneer is my fav
  14. That is one big BUFF , will you need reinforced ceiling mounts when you hang it from the ceiling ? - think I will stick to my 1/72nd models
  15. Update 1: The build has commenced : Cockpit subassembly I have chosen not to add the crew members - Sorry Donut Boy !!! Well its a bit sparse if you don't add 'Bill and Ted' - 5 pieces including the control sticks and these are major pieces - central console and Airfix's 'Generic 1970's seats - I am sure my mum had ones like that in her Vauxhall Viva. Time to get out the scalpel , tweezers and attempt to scratch build something a little more interesting. After several attempts that created seats that looked even more like a toilet I have come up with the following , need to raid my sister-in-laws jewellery making stash for some small diameter brass wire then will add arm rests to the seats. Co-pilot seat is noticeable smaller since it was a folding seat to allow access to bombardier position in plexiglass nose. I have also added some side panels to the cockpit . Everything is dry fitted - the rear bulkhead is not leaning forward !!! Next update will be bomb bay which does have some nice detail in it , then painting time