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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. Thanks for kind words. A little more progress to report, a smidge of filler required along the wing joints. Plan is to have it displayed with the cockpit open, so spent a morning masking and painting the canopies. Also assembled the Plus Models ladder. A lot of care was required to remove the parts from the runners without breaking them.
  2. Finally found some time to break out the good camera to take some photos for the gallery.
  3. SNECMA Coléoptère 1/72 Mach 2 WIP can be found here
  4. My entry for this group build is Italeri Ford Transit Mk2. Plan is to build OOB, hoping it should be a quickish build.
  5. A bit more progress, cockpit coming together and fuselage halves bought together. I am enjoy this kit, seems to be going together very nicely, only used a smig of filler.
  6. Will be watching this with interest, as I have this kit in my stash. Been put off from starting as I don't have proper set of instructions, just a badly photocopied page showing the main assembly stages, no colour call outs. Despite lots of googling, I have been unable to determine deck colour.
  7. Finally got round to making a start, working on a few of the smaller sub assemblies. Used AV Model Colour - emerald as the cockpit colour. The upper cockpit sides were built using some scrap palsticard then decaled. Seat belts were the 'superfabric' belts supplied with the kit. Think they are more built up from layers of ink rather than fabric, need a very sharp blade to lift the belts of the baking paper. Instructions suggest using a white glue to fix them, i used klear. In close up I think they look a little 2D
  8. I would be interested in this one. No DC-3/C-47 in the stash but do have a set of Leading Edge decals for a Buffalo Airways C-47.
  9. Great start. Will be following with interest as I am building the same subject. The etch looks great.
  10. Following a quick hit with Humbrol Yellow spray can, I am calling this one finished. No decals on the plane itself, just a couple added on the trailer. It was a challenge, but don't think it has come out too badly (as long as you don't look too closely) Will take some better photos for the gallery sometime in the next week.
  11. Decided to build the trolley. Needed a lot of work, most of the steps /handrails required repair/replacement. Also decide the wheels couldn't be saved, managed to find some resin wheels on the big H website which should do the job.
  12. Been busy on a certain auction site. Postman delivered this this morning. Quick question, is aftermarket allowed? I have a resin cockpit (meant for the Airfix / Heller kit) that I would like to try to use,
  13. Another Mig-21R. This will be Eduard's 1/48 Weekend Edition. No etch, but kit does include 'superfabric' seatbelts. Also using BarracudaCast replacement radome, Eduard masks. Like Dave_R I will also be doing the Cuban AF scheme. It was the scheme that drove me to this kit, More and more I am finding that it is the scheme that attracts my attention and is the my major driver in building a kit as opposed to the actual aircraft itself..
  14. Nice choice. Planning to do this kit as well.
  15. Agree they do produce some unusual subjects, but do require work. Probably the most work I have had to do on an injection molded kit. This one is fighting me all the way, but slowly beating it into shape. Needs lots of test fitting, sanding & filling. Still trying to decide if I want to build the trolley. From the look it will require even more fettling than the plane. Also had plans for the Mach 2 Ryan X-13 Vertijet but that has already gone back to the stash for another time.