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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. Hi David, Sorry, to see the "cracking". Did you use Humbrol's 'Klear'?
  2. Hi Giorgio,


    How are you?


    My name is Bill (aka Shalako) and while looking for some info on the F-104G in 1/48, I saw one of your posts regarding the 1/72 Starfighters.


    The reason why I'm contacting you is because from what I've read, I realised that you have a thorough knowledge on the particular aircraft and the kits released by various companies over the years.


    This is why I would like to ask you, how accurate is the ESCI 1/48 F-104G when compared to other kits such as, the Hasegawa? Or, even the Monogram Starfighter in the same scale?


    You see, I was recently given a MisterKit conversion set (TF-104G) in 1/48, and I'm looking for a cheap kit to buy in order to convert it.


    Thank you for your time Giorgio, and I look forward to hearing from you.




  3. I like the weathering on the walkways. Very realistic!
  4. Just to keep you updated about this matter. I had send today a second email to Hannants and I got a reply. They informed me that they got my first email (so, writing Damaged Item and your order's number is not recognised as spam email. Good to know) late last night and that they will inform me on how we're going to proceed with this matter.
  5. Thanks lads, I'll do so.
  6. I don't have a Facebook Mike but, thanks for the tip.
  7. I have send them an email ( with the photo attached but, still no reply.
  8. Hi All, I would like to report a complaint regarding my latest purchase from Hannants. The items I had ordered were decals' sheets and etched detail sets. All these items were crumpled but, most importantly, one etched detail set was damaged, as you can see in the photo. I don't know if anyone else has experienced something similar but, for me this is the first time. I would like someone from Hannants to give me a valid answer on this matter and how we can rectify it. Thank you for your time and attention.
  9. Wez and Jure, thanks for your replies lads. I was referring to the stand-alone sheets for generic subjects. I have seen quite a lot on Ebay, and was wondering if it's worth buying some (for example, this one; P-38 LIGHTNING & P-39 AIRCOBRA Nr.32). Cheers Shalako
  10. Beautiful work!!!
  11. Seventy five quid is also my limit. Looking forward to see your progress! Cheers Shalako
  12. I have to say Tony, your work is very tempting! To the point that I'm thinking of building my Revell He111!!! (I think it's the same kit/mold) Jolly good job! Cheers Shalako
  13. Hi Jure, You've mentioned something about ESCI's kits decals. Lately, I see quite a few decals' sheets (not from kits) by ESCI on Ebay that must be between 25 to 30 years old. Do you know if they are still usable and/or how accurate they are (shape/colours/details)? Cheers Shalako
  14. Is this project still "active" or, has it gone straight to the recycle bin? Eh..... I mean Davis Monthan AFB!!!!
  15. If only I had the time, positive mood, and skills you have Bill!! Jolly good job!