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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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Ray S

HMS Manxman

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Hello all, my first kit posting here. The Airfix Manxman was my way of practising for the WEM Abdiel. I enjoyed building this, and did a few modifications. I changed the profile of the breakwater and made it out of thin card, also replacing the splinter shields around the aft gun, around the pair of quad vickers guns either side of the bridge and the hemispherical one further aft. The mines were replaced with plastic rod, and the mine launch ramp was from plastic card prior to WEM etch being added. When I do these smaller kits I tend to work fore to aft, completing as I go rather than bottom to top. Railings are attached as I go, and I have found 'Glue n Glaze' is ideal for attaching railings, gripping well but still allowing flex to make minor adjustments. The masts were brass rod, and the crows nest was from contrail tubing trimmed to shape. I do have difficulty painting the etch, I always seem to miss parts no matter how I try to get it right. The old eyesight you know!

All I got to do is figure out how to get the pic to show!






Lets see how that goes this time. Please be patient it took me a fortnight at Modelwarships!

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Excellent work,Ray,I like the PE work ,it will be interesting to see your WEM Abdiel.Welcome to Britmodeller BTW,they are a grand set of people here.

Cheers,Phil :speak_cool:

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Welcome that looks really cool, I take it the big bit on the front is a wave breaker thingy?

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