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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. Hiya! Cheers ! Yea I've used some plastic card to close the gap and align
  2. thoughts on wing alignment? :-)
  3. HI folks! small update: after a lot of puttying/sanding decided It would save a lot of time and swearing to use a sword XVIe and reshape the nose (as the short griffon is just slightly shorter than the merlin and easier to get the shape) sword/hase fuselage: sword seafire XV/ spitfire IX for the seafire 45, i'm glad i decided to go with the Airfix xix fuselage - looks quite different, and very sleek! - managed to use the instrument panel and cockpit floor from the build:
  4. Cheers ☺ yea i decided to go with the airfix fuselauge!
  5. Hiya Thanks for info on the academy offering! Yea, its a bit of a toss up: Was really after a seafire 17, the 45 came as a bit of an afterthought, while I do like the look of the 45, I guess Ive to choose between: - Admiral kit $35-40nzd - airfix xix intended for thai markings (or$25nzd w pp) - making the academy kit look as least offensive $free I could either continue with the 45 as is, use the airfix xiz fuselaug, and build a thai xiv with all ofthe academy kit....mmm decisions!!
  6. begun working on correcting the profile of the tailsection:
  7. ... and doesn't like being photographed; camo for a seafire I or II with tamiya rattle cans
  8. canopies arrived today :-) so looking at improving the look of the academy fuselauge - if aligning with a sword XV the curvature of the top part can be made to work if the underside is reduced in depth.... did the seafire have a wider tale than the XV? if not I can cut away the academy tail and shape to get rid of the plump look im thinking...
  9. Hiya Very nice!! Yea that was a toss up: i had the academy fuselauge on hand - i had ordered a airfix 19 but that hassnt shown up yet! I can replace the tailplanes, and will compare fuselauges to see how we can proceed
  10. a few updates: for the Seafire 17 I've attached and puttied the engine and added 'glass' dials to the cockpit: decided to use the wing left over from the Spitfire mk.22 and mate it to an academy fuselage to create a seafire mk.45 - really like the lines of this one, has a real feeling of speed! begun construction of the tail: still need to refine the shape:
  11. band of brothers: north africa british, a mix of both for market appeal!
  12. Is great to see a few new ww2 movies coming out.....aslong as they dont wake the michael bay!.....
  13. hiya, some basic work on the cockpit (since it may be enclosed i havent gone all out!) *been trying to work out if the wing is looking right....separate wingtips are a nightmare to align! (it looks like its drooping a bit to the right.. ill have to matethe fuselauge and wings VERY carefully!! - but the wing 'gull'? Leading shape is ok?! - I always thought It just referred to the rear undersides of the wing??
  14. Following hornbys performance has almost become a hobby in itself! Some modest growth for the month, but compared to the share price 5 years ago.... Oh to browse through their portfolios!...
  15. Yea theres something very theraputic about kitbashing spits :-) tempted to do a mk.45 with the spit 22 wings and academy xiv fuselauge