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".
I've been building models since about 1960 when my mum bought me an Airfix Skyhawk from Woolworths.
My interests are the Battle of Britain, the RNZAF and fifties jets, especially RAF and USAF machines. When not building aircraft I do the occasional 1/48th scale AFV and I am also a wargamer so I usually have some 28mm figures on the go or a FOW 15mm army. I am currently painting some 28mm Empress Miniature Maoris and British for the 1846 Maori War
I am the SIG Leader of the IPMS(UK) New Zealand Aviation SIG and I am a member of the Bomber Command SIG, the Battle of Britain SIG and the SAC SIG.