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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. Depends if the steak bakes have just come out. Best give it 20 minutes to avoid a hot gravy incident
  2. I have a collection of kits I want to build, whether I actually do is another question. Some I've definitely got kept back for when time and skills become more readily available. Looking at the hash I'm making of an Airfix Vampire T11, the Special Hobby Viggen is definitely staying in long term storage I did once have 300+ kits 'to build' but now have a more manageable 25 or so. Problem is some are now expensive and scary so whether I've got 300 or 25, my build rate has remained pretty much the same
  3. 88 Saab 900 T16S 3dr 05 Saab 9-5 estate 99 Saab 9-3 Viggen. I'd probably also buy a Saab 99 Turbo if they did one and it was the two door saloon
  4. Good news the RBD range is now available from Hannants Could get expensive mind
  5. No probs. Worth the search as it looks tons better than the Airfix one. I've got a pair of Aeroclub white metal MB10 seats here you're welcome to. Not strictly correct for an early Hawk as they have the later headbox but better than the kit ones. Drop me a PM if you want them, I'll not be using them
  6. If you can, try and get an Italeri Hawk gunpod. The Airfix one is undersized and the Italeri has better details Airfix top, Italeri below
  7. I have zero display space so I inevitably eBay any finished kits. Its surprising what they fetch even for some of the stuff I've built More surprising is where some have ended up going. To think people in Italy, France, Sweden, the USA and Canada have something I've built sat on their shelf means I must be doing something right. For posting i put put them in a suitable bag and surrounded in polystyrene chips in a decent box. Never had any horror stories of smashed up aeroplanes, maybe just the odd undercarriage leg or aerial which was always in the disclaimer on my listings. They tend to make back more than the cost of the kit and materials, I don't count the my time as I had my enjoyment
  8. Thanks 71chally, all good advice, yes it does make sense. I do have a wanted ad up but no joy so far. I've conquered the Airfix Vulcan intakes which are admittedly easier but I'm up for the challenge However, RobertF, you have PM
  9. Howdy As I have this kit, can't afford the Airfix and resin intakes are no.1 on the unobtanium list, what are the best way to approach the intakes on the Matchbox Victor? I'd like to avoid FOD guards if I can Any advice no matter how small appreciated Ta Chris
  10. I got Wing Leader by Johnnie Johnson signed by the great man himself In the charity shop for a quid
  11. In that case, it will do for me
  12. why does it mention the Trumpeter kit if it's a new tool? Or is it just a re-box?
  13. Swedish option isn't quite the same. It now has a Yellow spinner instead of red
  14. I also received a Revell Star Wars Vader Tie Fighter from my sister in our Secret Santa yesterday I was expecting a pre painted click together thing but it's a proper nice little glue and paint kit I can see myself getting a few more of these
  15. Airfix 1/48 Red Arrows set Vulcan:God of Fire book And FIFA 17 and Call of Duty for PS4 which means I'll not be building any models