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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. Yes, I was thinking along the same lines. A couple on the flight line and a couple more in the green. Unless I do a Procedure Alpha!! I've also got a Trumpeter Type 23 to do and it's got me wondering if the Merlin size is going to be more obvious on that, especially with the over-hang.
  2. I would like to do that but I'd need to identify where the cuts could be made to ensure the shape remains correct. 1cm is a fair chunk to remove from a 6.5cm fuselage.
  3. Thanks Bob. That's a pity in a way, as I prefer the Trumpeter casting for detail; especially as I have two boxes of them (12 models). cheers Mike
  4. I am currently building the Airfix 1:350 kit HMS Illustrious and have both Airfix and Trumpeter 1:350 Merlin HM.1 helicopters for this. I've noticed that there is a 10mm difference in fuselage length between the Airfix and Trumpeter kits, so I went online and searched for the correct fuselage length. This is where it gets confusing for me, in that Wikipedia says the fuselage length is 64.1 ft/19.53m (the Airfix version fits this at 55.8mm); however, the Leonardo site states the length is 74.9 ft/22.81m (the Trumpeter version fits this at 65.5mm). Can anyone here please confirm the correct fuselage length for this helo? A difference of 10mm at 1:350 scale is quite noticeable. Mike
  5. That is a very good suggestion and one that I would like to join if it happens. I have quite a few kits of carriers in 1:350 scale which need to be built, plus some scratchbuild ideas. Mike
  6. The Bridges at Toko-Ri?
  7. It appears that you have failed on the "minimum 6 inch/15 cm" arc of clear modelling space there Hans! Nice model and a timely subject. Well done! Mike
  8. Oopsie!

    Yes, BM has been running very slow for me over the last couple of weeks but I thought it was just my PC. The load more activity button seems to hang for an age before it refreshes. Glad to hear that it's not just me then. Mike
  9. Hi goon, the argentinian forces, including their special forces/Marines, wore standard green uniforms in 1982. EDIT: I take that back, I've just found an image showing some "Commandos" wearing what appears to be U.S. style DPM uniforms. That style looks to be tropical though, so I would say that most wore the cold-weather greens. Mike
  10. I think it is referring to a new build? " The new aircraft will be constructed from a specially-developed light-weight alluminium alloy, while the original Proteus engines will be replaced by a propeller variation of the powerful Rolls Royce engine used on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner "
  11. That artist's impression of it would make a good WHIF build though! Mike
  12. That really is an impressive finish to your model, especially from the humble beginnings that you mentioned. Excellent job. Mike
  13. Both Inkjet and Laser printers can produce decent decals with a little care and attention. I would think that you have used a Laser decal sheet on you printer, hence the bubbling. If you can get hold of a decal sheet for Inkjet and try again you should be successful. The main thing is that the print on the decal sheet needs to be sealed after printing and before use. Mike Mike
  14. Yep, 1:350: Sea Kings - Tamiya. Huey - L'Arsenal. Merlins - Airfix. Buccaneer - Scratchbuild. Mike