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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. When I saw a picture of UR-CKL of "CAVOK" air I just had to build one, I bought a Roden 1/72 kit at Duxford last year for this project. I hope to finish this before I leave for the UK again in 3 weeks. I designed the required decals and because white is required I am getting them printed for me by "DEKLS"
  2. Some mods to civvie-fy it, need to redesign the fin decal, the rego is too high up the fin
  3. OINK! gotta get me one of those!
  4. hi gang, yes I think I will hit it with a bit of flat to knock out those glossy highlights and see if I can find the right size star and bar to put over the top..I think the decal sheet has a a couple of extra for use on another scheme Regarding the Roden kit,lots of fiddly little bits with lots of inconvenient sprue attachment points that need cleaning up, the kit doesnt actually fit together all that well and I had trouble with primer and paint sticking to the plastic even after washing it with detergent and metho,, there was no obvious sign of greasieness or mold release so I have no idea. If you are building it strongly recommend you get a replacement metal nosewheel leg, you need a ton of lead up front and the kit leg is very fragile also if you mount the leg correctly the model takes a pronounced nose down sit, I had to cheat and mount the leg almost flush with the fuselage bottom to get it to sit correctly cheers wal
  5. Thanks, but not really... I cheated its a home made decal
  6. Not my usual "fayre". Dunno whether to weather, hit it with semi gloss or flat or just leave it as it is so I am calling it done for now. It was a bit of a wall flower, being built slowly or ignored amongst my other projects (consequently I have a few bits left over Ooops) aftermarket decals, you know I like my models colourful! pity the white of the decals is a bit on the translucent side My second Roden kit, don't like them much I have one left to build, an Antonov Cub.
  7. I just found this thread, that "Turtle" is my model! No longer on the shelf,she is in pieces in "reclamation" box awaiting a refurb!
  8. The cockpit framing on the "clear" part has overly thick, incorrectly shaped framing. In 1:1 sale the windows would be recessed by about a foot I reckon I f you wanted to retain transparent windows you would have to sand down the frames and polish the part. As mine was already glued in and the model already primed I elected to fill the recessed windows, mask off a more correct frame pattern and painted the windows
  9. wanted one ever since I saw this at Oshkosh 2015
  10. A few Beagle 206s found their way to Australia and were used by the Flying Doctor service. Years ago I wanted to build a "rain making" Beagle and used the Airfix Basset kit, it was well into the build before I realised the aircraft I wanted to model ( I think an ex RFDS machine) had extra windows and an extra wide cargo / cabin door. Australian interest would be greater for this sub type (206 S-2) rather than the Bassett otherwise itis pretty much going to be solely of interest to the British market I reckon then again you would probably only sell about 10 in Australia , such is the interest in civil aircraft mdelling!
  11. Hello and thanks Leon, The fuselage was lengthened with a hollow resin "plug" produced by Hamilton Hobbies in Australia, This resin modification kit also includes wing "slipper" tanks because the set was aimed at modellers who wished to make the RAAF Viscount versions. I am not much of an expert on the Viscount so there was only one other modification I made. Even though a "radar" nose is included in the kit (you saw off the non radar "Roman" nose and cement the alternate one on) I found that the nose shape still looked too flat. I built up the nose area with apoxie sculpt and sanded it back to a more pleasing (to my eye) "pointy" shape. I am looking for another kit now.. I want to build the same airframe in "Manx" livery.
  12. about the same as peace in the middle east
  13. Hi Adrian, good question, on reflection there are more than one reasons.. - I like to make models with some uniqueness about them - I like my models to be colourful and attractive I have taught myself how to design and print my own decals so this has allowed me to do this.. why British? well I have gone through several civil aircraft building phases.. Papua New Guinea, Australia, Italian and a few randoms, but with my wife being a "yorkie" we go to the UK every year since my retirement, she visits family and during that time I go fell walking and go to airshows and museums... and I fall in love with aircraft I had previously ZERO interest in and hastily look for the appropriate kits hence: 1/72 vacform with home made decals, then I had an Avro York conversion which was going to be the Australian GGs aircraft but after seeing it in museum I preferred this: (these decals came with the conversion) The Viscount was going to be RAAF or an Australian airline but while I was searching for Britannia references I saw the BMA viscount, I thought that was a great scheme so I started the Viscount almost straight away after it had languished for years in my stash! so I plan to do a BMA 707 in 1/100 scale at some stage, am currently building something "Manx-y", and am seeking an AVF VC10 and a Formaplane Hastings for the future!
  14. [ This is the minicraft cherokee .. url=][/url] there is no spatless wheel option in the box so you will have to scratch that up there is an Aurora 1/72 Cherokee available (well at least I have one in the stash) but it too has spats
  15. hi guys thanks for your kind comments, on another website someone posted a picture of this same airframe in manx service.. when I saw it I kicked mysyself as I thought it a really nice scheme but I am blowed if I am gonna build another one of these.. then I had a thought.. the manx scheme cheatline arrangement was exactly the same as BMA so I had a 5 minute play with my BMA decal design: I could strip the BMA decals and manx-ify the model! with no painting required! will I or won't I? mmm