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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. both coming along nicely. Don't forget Ultracast do some lovely exhaust pipes to suit the airfix kit too Bruce
  2. Time at the bench has been severely limited lately, but Ive managed to get a bit done. IMG_2065 , The red coated wire will represent the lines to the oil tank, but they are a little stiff, and I am still undecided on whether I shall show the hatch open or closed. Thin wire and plastic rod control linkages have been added to the engine compartment. With the interior floor added, the fuselage halves were glued together. Serial dry fits ensured that fit was good, with no steps evident, some clamping was needed on the air intake and to ensure the fuselage sides hugged the floor IMG_2066 ,
  3. Its OK, I s'pose Actually turned out very tasty Calum. Nice work Bruce
  4. magnificent work on all . Love the Mosquito Bruce
  5. The Avalon Airshow is held bi-annually at Avalon Airport. Victoria Australia I again volunteered to work at the airshow this year, consequently, didn't get as many pics as I would have liked, but still managed to get around on Thursday and Sunday Heres a small selection Navy MRH90 Taipan MRH90Navy-1 , Army Tiger ARH Untitled , One of the RAAFs ageing Classic Hornet B fleet hornet B taxying1-1 , Classic Hornet 4 ship display , B-1 arriving bone landing-1 , F-22 Raptor departing by , Super Hornet mid display ornet climbing-1 , Temora Aviation Museum's Hudson touches down , Hawk 127 looking rather resplendent in the fleets new scheme by , Quite a packed flying display this year, with the big ticket item being the first appearance of the F-35 JSF and EA-18G Growlers Thanks for looking Bruce
  6. What a great thread. I remember FROG had a promotion here in Australia for a while, where if you took in a certain number of box ends you got a free kit . Of course each box has two ends so my mates and I shared box tops. I got myself the Martin Marauder. At the time I never realised the RAF used them. I Aldo did the Michell. I far preferred it to the airfix one because the frog one had invasion stripes and RAF markings. To this day, I usually do my yank aircraft in British markings bruce
  7. Benniw I had a similar issue. Ordered a couple of 48 scale jigs, but got a 48 and 72 scale one. Despite a couple of emails to explain they had sent a jig in the wrong scale. I heard nothing back. In the end I gave up Bruce
  8. Metro Hobbies here in Melbourne, Australia now have stock of all boxings Bruce
  9. Gday Bernie, also look at this thread to help you Cheers Bruce
  10. looking good Calum, didn't you go away from the GiaNotes as you found it too hot though? Do you prefer it over the X22 /self levelling thinner you were using?
  11. So, now that Ive convinced myself that the interior was Bell Green, it was time to get painting My Bell Green was served by Xtracolour Europe 1 green . I added darkened and lightened tints to serve as shadows and highlights. Borrowing a bit from "the Spanish School" I painted the ribs with Vallejo Lime Green. Yes it looks a bit stark, but once the fuselage is buttoned up, Im hoping the effect will be softened. IMG_2039 , Eduard's interior set was used to add the placards to the door interior, and for the throttle quadrant. The now assembled and painted engine was added to the floor and work started on adding the oil lines with insulated wire IMG_2041 , on Flickr Thanks for continuing to look in Bruce
  12. Alclad chrome has always worked for me Timbo, over a smooth gloss black base. Not as polished as the removed chrome plating, but damn close Cheers Bruce
  13. PHEW!! When I first saw your notification Troy, I thought, "don't tell me Troy has found evidence it was grey green" as last night I just finished painting the interior a dark green!! Thanks Troy. That does indeed cheer me up Bruce
  14. slow progress! Using the maxim "every little bit helps" The two halves of the 50 cal. ammunition canisters and nose battery box were filled with scraps of lead as I imagine she will need a fair bit of nose weight and, well.....every bit WILL help! IMG_2035 , Also, looking at photos of the real machine I noticed the RAF machines, unlike the USAAC machines, had no nose vents Bell 14 Airacobra I RAF sn AH621 with engine running Bell test pilot Robert M. Bob Stanley is at the controls Buffalo New York ca. 1941. by , so the kit parts duly had theirs carved off with a curved blade. forwardvents , Thanks for looking in Bruce
  15. Peter, fantastic to see you displaying your lovely work again. Glad you got her finished. She looks magnificent. Good job Bruce