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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. Bum. I have mixed my Holmes and Watsons up, you are correct, they appeared separately. I think I saw them both around the same time and my old brain has merged them in to one. Just finished watching the last series, been sitting on my recorder for months. While I like the characters and the actors, I felt the plot of the third episode was a bit limp and borrowed too much from "Silence of the Lambs".
  2. That is awesome. Love the 432.
  3. Nice build. This aircraft was a film star back in 1988, pretending to be North Korean in "The Rescue".
  4. Yay, Stix is building tanks again!
  5. Nice. Is there a note in the cockpit saying "retract undercarriage before launching missiles"?
  6. What I love is the way you capture the textures and sheens of the parts. Nothing too smooth, nothing too glossy, never "toy like". You expect to rub the rust and have a brown stain on your hand and the metal to be cold.
  7. I built this aged around 12. I lost count of how many coats of brush painted white it took to kill the red.
  8. Nice. I built the revel boxing of this, The canopy is a little tricky thought.
  9. Impressive brush painting skills. My hand has not been steady enough to paint cockpit frames freehand for many years.
  10. Query on the beard? I watched all of this on the news at the time, and remember Brian Hanrahan telling us on the BBC that everyone had to shave beards off (he had one) so that their NBC gear fitted.
  11. Thanks for that. Like I said, I don't realy know ships.