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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. Good info Colin thank you As long as you think mine are near enough...
  2. rent a movie? eek I went to a theatrical performance of Mr Bart's masterpeice fabulousest ever even though many of the cast were amateur lovies beware wandering through your future 'reviewing the situation...' My three year old next door neighbour is Oliver Nice guy Wish he'd keep his lost balloons to himself though....
  3. They look as if, if by magic, you could shrink down and be surrounded by that smell of real aeroplane, seat strappings and fuel residues maybe even hear the groundcrew clanking away shifting ladders and cussing... They look real
  4. You know what they say," if ya gotta be ill bloody well enjoy it" I have been enjoying a chest infection which made my cough a thing of wonder as in I wonder if it will EVER stopppppppppp...... Off to doctor "Hi Bill, yes you have a bad chest No I don't know if it is viral or bacterial, here have a prescription for an antibiotic by the way don't get it filled yet, lets see if you get better without first" I'm now a bit better and haven't had to take owt for it But it was nice to chat with the doc, haven't seen him for a while...
  5. I need the last strap to be adjustable because of risk in knocking the wheels off their marks when getting the straps on in tension I wish I'd thought of this before full length strap and ratchet end Part retracted and tightly in on the ratchet when it is at the 'right tight' place I'll pull it out a bit and trim it off Then wrap 'the excess' strapping round the ends after
  6. Dem seats just wow OK W O W !
  7. I'm going to try printing white letters with a red background in MS Word 2010 on the inkyjet (Kinda worked for the 10 inch ROYAL NAVY on a RAF BG background .... ish) Wasp is a problem because two sizes of letter and I may not be able to get this iteratiion of Word to force the size down enough
  8. Persoomably the Matt 6 in the square sided glass jar, the paints that smelled potent but not like Humbrol at all I loved those paints too, my first ever modelling paints because I could buy them at the newsagent down on Stratford Rd Just downhill from where our esteemed Field Marshall General Tomoschenko lives these days
  9. OK question for Crisp Do these look enough like the things you would have seen when the chaps on the deck held them up to advise they were not still holding your machine down on deck? The ratchets have been giving me mucho entertainment, in the end an Evergreen U section larger than the U section I used for the base can be (JUST) encouraged to sit over the size below... Sadly, no ability to pull the ratchet release trigger to set the optimum strap leftovers Never mind, we need to make some sacrifices dont we The ratchet handle section is represented by the moulding to the right Here it is inverted so the channel can be seen that shares the inner channel position That should get that one sorted Wipers next, I think I may be some time, a longer time Oh for an old school Humbrol Matt33...
  10. We hope you do more of this one for us, I've enjoyed it Funnily enough one of the RAFs C17s flew over the house last night, must have been an omen, come on finish the beast 😀
  11. Well of course she did, wise woman she say " build deck man of the house, new dog needs some tough wood to disassemble." Kinda goes with the territory Keep on up, man. 😇
  12. Cheers for that Crisp, it's good to see that if necessary even I could train up for that part of the complex deck handling duty Out at club this arvo, took the Midget for its monthly happy run, half way round Brum on the Motorway network... Nice Came back this evening and after dinner climbed the stairs to the modelling mecca As I sat down the sky began rumbling "S'funny" I thinks, "the sun has only just gone down across a cloud free sky, why's it gone thundersome?" Then I looked out of the window to espy this pottering noisily in a weird quiet rumbling... Familiar thinks ,I thank god there is not a war on, we saw these when they were repatriating to Birmingham Selly Oak Hospiddle No the camera isnt instantly ready, I had to pick it out of its case and run through to the front to catch this on its way into BHX Nice also Anyway, club meeting I expected to meet Tomo so I took the Wasp with me, glued down to the deck but not tied yet For the craik I decided en route to bung it as is on the competition table, warts and all It came first with lots of congratulations, I was a bit pleased at that Not even tied down on deck, even However when I got started tonight I did this on the port side as Plan A Thin strip cut to length and handling buckles added No ratchet handles yet and no tied together excess either I did manage to get the 'pin out' flag fitted (but not lettered... Yet) to the tail fold ratchet On the starboard side I'm trying a slightly different tack Two piece straps joined at the ratchet and with the excess nylon tape tied over the strap to keep it from lashing about in the breeze I have trimmed back a bit from this now but I am considering taking this tack with all for straps and nop decision time with strap four Cut and tie like the other one on this side or fake it the way I am considering doing with the first set Waddayasay? Still working side screens and wipers, be about it then I HOPE!
  13. I wonder if Keith meant to scribe 'meatly done' which is in keeping with our ways in following a Nigey thread Lovely window work Nigel, I really ought to be subcontracting all my transparent work to you That sneaky brace out to the winch, I was lucky enough to find a well hidden one on my present build Sneaky beggars them helijubbler makers, good though Brings me back on topic, lovely work Nigel