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".
I'm an ex Phantom Phixer who until the meltdown worked in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry bobbing about on construction vessels. Made redundant in October 2015 I have set up BlackMike Models to sell aircraft kits online for the sake of my sanity and for something to do.
1/72 scale is my scale of choice but age and failing eyesight have taken their toll and I have recently gone over to the dark side and tried a few 1/48 scale kits. (don't tell anyone but I actually enjoyed the experience)
Mostly I am interested in WW2 Luftwaffe aircraft (109's of course, who hasn't gone through that phase?) and the early jet age through to the end of the Cold War. I am slowly working my way through the aircraft types and Squadrons that have been based at RAF Leuchars (my last Posting and the reason for my Avatar) since it became a Fighter base in 1950. The list will not be getting any longer unfortunately as the Government have closed the Base ending 100 years of aviation in that location.
My OCD and laziness combined with not being able to model in remote locations (unlike Arkady72) mean that my stash is expanding faster than I can build but maybe I'm not alone there?