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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. Whatever the name or tone, British built Beaufighters retained that shade for a long time in the north of Australia and near Pacific region as is worked well in the low altitude role. Light in the surface haze. Grant
  2. Good question. A modelling group which I once belonged to had as a group build "the same aircraft in the same markings". Twelve entered, seven completed and three of the others bought along their unfinished models. Every model looked similar but different despite their specified colours and markings. Differences were colour and contrast mainly. Soft and hard edges, weathered or pristine. Educational. I generally model the wingman. Famous photo of a fighter of note with support flight. No one questions the less famous. Grant
  3. Thanks for all your help on the weekend Reconciler. (Snip> Vanroon
  4. Best kit, Tamiya Beaufighter. Möbius Chrysler 300, Worst kits, phew. Your criteria has struck a chord with me. I'm old, 67 and have just moved house, dragging a mega stash with me. Club challenge for a display at our local 'do' led me to start an older(est) kit. "It'll be fun building a classic." they said. It wasn't yet they're nearly finished. However I'm selling all of my stash that's older than your fifteen years and not an irreplaceable classic like the near perfect Protar 1/8 Moto Guzzi V7. Grant
  5. Can only recommend you find and use a decent primer. My main primer is a pressure pack Mr. Surfacer 1000 which is white. Their bottle primers are great too, 500 is grey and 1500 black. Tamiya has a very nice white primer to which fillers adhere well. Please note the nature of these primers allows for both enamel and waterborne paints. While cost is a big hit, quality is the product when used well. Happy modelling on your first project. 👍🏽 Grant
  6. I had to peel the beige vinyl roof off my Chrysler Centura 4.0l when rusty water stared leaking out the stitching. They hadn't painted the roof at all. Orbital sander, red ox zinc chromate and two coats of exterior acrylic texture with a roller. 😎 As to the poll. Chrysler E39 Charger (Bathurst) MG TC Toyota 2000GT
  7. Thanks for a look at your plinth this arvo. The canopy is approaching fruition by process of elimination. Love that timber. Cheerio, Grant
  8. Focus. Four Ironworks machines? Backlog, hang it. Progress at your own pace sir. Grant
  9. It's a pretty unique thing. Like a caster. Found this while browsing. Grant
  10. No scraps of that left in the shed. I checked. Now for a close-up. Note the lip around the cockpit. G
  11. There's a four month resupply drought of this product in West Oz. i watched a bloke rechrome a stripped to the plastic grille and bumper for the 1/25 '61 Skyliner Ford. Better than factory. No base coat/thickness required. All scratches show bright.,
  12. Carving a buck, not a stag. Ive sprayed one coat of TMS (testors metalizer sealer) before the decals and once or twice again after to merge them in. However, the more clear, the more toy like. Are your decals glossy?, perhaps give them a coat before application. G
  13. That came out all right Reconciler. . Buffable metallic paint can improve with polishing and other handling but is fairly fragile when handled repeatedly before being sealed. Testors metalizer sealer is very good. G
  14. Bloody nazi memorabilia. Losers. Yeah Vinnie, I keep my box art, instructions and any of those badges or glue capsules. Not all but if it's striking or artistic it has a chance. One drawer of a four drawer filing cabinet. 😄 Grant
  15. A canopy buck. Must get some testing of new machine done on old bucks found in the recent move. Grant