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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. Something a little bit different, a paper model of a Honda NSX, downloaded free from the Epson site. This is a basic 2x A4 sheet model. Printed on std 220 gsm card, should really be gloss paper for best printed detail as std card just soaks the colour up. It was pretty quick to do and quite relaxing. Main problem was the compound curves at the rear for the lights, could really do with more bracing inside to hold sections together. Time to go download another one.
  2. Think I'll call this done. More pics to follow in ready for inspection.
  3. More pics to follow later tonight as got a lot more done today. My only gripe with the paper modelling is the white edging left from cutting. After taking photo's I may try to colour them in with some of my wifes crafting pens, could go well or bad.............
  4. That's coming on quickly. Looking forward to see how the suspension is done. Going to have to get some glossy paper for my builds as yours looks a lot better than when printed on plain card.
  5. Having downloaded some pdf's for paper models from Epsons site a few months ago I thought I'd have a crack at doing one. Starting with a very easy one compared to some of the others available on the site. It's just a 2 sheet model printed on 220 gsm plain white card, haven't use glossy as its just a practice and don't have any That's state of play tonight.
  6. Looking really good so far, keep up the good work
  7. I hadn't thought of using anything like that for scoring, over complicated things for myself
  8. You should definitely get a WIP up. I built the Rolling Stone NSX back in October and plan to do a few more with proper glossy paper. What did you use to score the paper? I ended up using part of a paper clip fitted into a scapel handle. I tried my wifes paper scorers from her papercrafting and they were just too big. Also as it was just a practice used plain 220 card which worked well for strength and forming curves, so model isn't shiny and colours aren't right cause of that. also compounded by my lousy camera on my phone.
  9. Cheers, was quite relaxing doing dry brushing and picking out detail. Used to build mostly 1/72 so this 1/32 is nicely easing me back into modelling. This one will be straight OoB too. Not daring to tackle any after market stuff until I've got a couple more OoB models built.
  10. Just caught this post and its looks fantastic. Another take on the idea above may be to turn the F14 body upside down. May be less cutting involved to raise it up doing this? Then also gives a smooth lower surface (the upper section of the F14) to attach more intakes/engines to?
  11. Didn't realise how long I'd left this kit lying around. Had some time today so got had a bit of a go at doing the pit. Been way too long since I painted a model, think I'm getting the bug again.
  12. Try acetone free nail polish remover. Worked for me on a car I did. See the link for pics, hope this helps. Rich
  13. I've been and got a few more since joining this. Also got the Aires cockpit set for the F-15C and on the lookout for one for the F-15E
  14. Looks good so far The Jet Ranger makes a good basis for the main body. I always wanted to try make one, esp the Mk2 as the open cockpit Mk1 would be a lot harder to pull off. Keep the ball rolling on this one
  15. Amtrak Federation as in "The Amtrak Wars" books? If so am looking forward to seeing some pics of this