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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. Very cool! Mike.
  2. Well, I did post the above. I haven't yet seen Platz issue a kit of their own under the GuP label, up until now it's always been someone else's kit. Now, Platz could have decided that since no-one was going to do an A41 they would do one themselves but the balance of probability says otherwise. So a cheaper, non-GuP version will probably appear. It's then that we'll find out whether it's a Platz original or not. As for the Dragon kits, I know that they normally have the DS tracks rather than Magic Tracks - the audience they're aimed at aren't going relish the thought of indy links. I wasn't aware of the lack of PE, but TBH that doesn't surprise me either, for the same reason. Mike. Edit: Done a bit of Google-fu myself and it seems that this is a Platz original tooling, so that's a first for them with the GuP line. It also reduces the chance of a non-GuP version so unless you really, really want an A41 it may be an idea to skip this one as it will quite probably be simplified for the anime collectible market.
  3. Thought so. Mind you, if anyone thinks this will be a toy because it's tied in to a cartoon, think again! Platz have re-issued kits from Asuka/Tasca, Bronco, and (especially) Dragon under the GuP label. Apart from the decals, the kits are identical to the regular releases. Mike.
  4. Very smart! Mike.
  5. Very nice! Mike.
  6. Excellent! Mike.
  7. Coming along nicely! Mike.
  8. Nicely done! Mike.