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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. Great start! Nick
  2. I've been keeping an eye out for the Rally Giants MkI Escort book and am delighted to see that it's being reprinted!!! Mine's on its way already I'm told - less than £20 posted. It was good to briefly talk to Richard Griffiths (griffsrw?) at Cosford the other day as well as a few other Britmodellers. I've revisited the chrome inserts in the windscreen rubbers - these are now more uniform and prominent than before so I'm quite happy with the way they have turned out. Nick
  3. Cool stuff, Mark. My pens arrived this week. I had a quick trial on a beer bottle top and am just as impressed as everyone else seems to be - it really does look like chrome as opposed to silver. Look forward to catching up on Sunday! Nick
  4. So did you airbrush? And is that how you did your bumpers which look excellent? Nick
  5. Thanks, Mark, for the link - I remember a similar product from about 20 years ago. Do you know a UK stockist? Nick
  6. Completely understand what you're saying Colin. Trouble is, and I did think about this, was that I wanted to seal the decals in. And I understand the difference in finish but wasn't prepared to risk masking and then pull up any decal or varnish - there is an obvious difference in 'levels' between the base paint and the decals that I'm happy with. I entered the model in our Club competition on Wednesday and it completely failed in a class of six models - four motorbikes and three vehicles. I think I'm going to revisit the 'chrome' fillet on the windscreen rubber surrounds and attempt to tidy them up - if it works it works. Nick
  7. That's a very beautiful model. Nick
  8. Crackin' job there . . . Nick
  9. Beautiful - a really great job there. Which Motobitz wheelset did you use? Nick
  10. Resurrecting an old thread here. 26 Decals have BOAC decals for the Super VC10 - can these be used on the Airfix VC10 kit? I notice there are cockpit window decals on the sheet for the Airfix kit . . . Thanks for any help. Nick EDIT: I guess the Airfix bits are there for when you use Braz stuff to make a Super VC 10?
  11. Thank you very much for the kind comments, gents. I've managed to get the stone guard grill on the front this evening. I used a little bit of fine mesh supplied in the Wave 1/24 Lotus 79 kit I have in the stash. Nick
  12. Thanks for the info. Nick
  13. Thank you, Keith. Actually, I've just realised that I haven't added the mesh grill to the front mainly because I don't like what was supplied - doh!