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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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  2. Well good grief. Another masterclass. Popcorn ordered.
  3. Look good! I'm enjoying watching this take shape. Thank you for sharing your process. Terry
  4. Will be interesting to see the actual 100 Grp parts sprue... Firstly to make sure Airfix have done their homework correctly and not missed stuff,secondly to see how bad the sprue gates are gonna be on the various antennas given Airfix's habit of relatively thick sprue gates & soft plastic. The belly turret blank and i presume there will be one for the chin turret also with a small location point for the radar dish under the clear dome,will make this kit handy for building late post war unarmed USAF Fort's...even civilian Firebombers...leaving the modeller just the task of making a top turret blank from plasticard...a simple flat circle... Can wait to add acouple to my stash.. Can we have a Early 'G' and 'E/F' kits next please...Airfix!
  5. Nice work on the can's Robert, they look nice, same with the main U/C.
  6. That's a great looking paint job Muzz!!! It looks a little bit patchy and faded which I like.
  7. Lovely colour schemes and two great models. Don't be sorry!! Regards, Adrian
  8. It would look good either way. With a small base maybe if you just add a few small details that would be adequate. The figures would just be "Icing on the cake" ... in a manner of speaking. Bob H.
  9. Excellent choice! Musa does great work with his resin kits. I really need to buy this kit. As luck would have it, I was just looking at models of my (new) KP La-5FN (nice kit) and my AML La-5F (also a nice kit, despite what some have written about it). By the way, I'm very glad to hear you picked up my book - hopefully it will be of some use. If you need any help on the kit, just let me know. I'm a mediocre modeller, but I do know a little about the Lavochkins. Good luck with your build! Best Regards, Jason
  10. I originally intended to also build the Eduard (Zvedzda) 1/48 La-5 and the Modelsvit 1/72 Su-7 in this GB. But considering my abmisal track record in finishing my GB participation last year of 0%, I made a tough decision in just building the 1/32 Special Hobby Yak-3. When I ordered the Begemot decals for the Yak-3, I also purchased the 1/72 Prop & Jet La-5F resin kit from the same seller (not really knowing what to expect) as the price was right. The kit arrived yesterday and upon opening it, it was written all over "build me .... build me" and it would be rood not doing so specially as we don't have a Lavochkin Fighter in the GB yet. And what a smashing kit it is. I thought S.B.S. models are the ultimate resin kits, but this kit is equal or even better with unbelievable surface detail. If all fits as well as it looks it will be a winner. and as an extra bonus, the kit is also made in Russia! I have to say that the whole package has a very professional feel to it. There is only one problem .... which scheme to choose. At the end I selected the aircraft from Major Pyotr Nikiforovich Belyasnik who scored nine individual and 17 group victories flying with 126 IAP, but none of them on this aircraft. I wanted to make an aircraft with victory stars painted on it. Also the old style stars on the grey camouflage look different and the presentation script is an extra bonus. And there is even a good picture of this aircraft taken during 1943. Once again, there is more information on these pages. This build will be a good reason to read Learstang's book on the Lavochkin Fighters I purchased last year Cheers, Peter
  11. That's the classiest forum award ever, nice one Mike Will
  12. Main painting done. Now for decals and wash.
  13. Today
  14. imatating a Mack cabover
  15. i missed replying, yes it was real snow, quite cold that day to for taking pictures, hard to wear gloves when using the camera. thanks.
  16. Lovely job. I have this decal and also would rather paint the tail. Which paint did you use for the red?
  17. Loving this build. Someone release a kit so I can do one too. As to painting yellow I have read that spraying over pink gives a better result so tested it out. Pink was used on the middle two with the second sprayed with white before the pink. They do look a bit brighter in my opinion.
  18. Greetings All! Back in town from my business trip and have made some progress in my workspace and tools. It may not be much to look at but this is where I'll be doing the digital portion of this build. Some shopping yielded a folding table, Dell ATG 6430 and 26" monitor and laptop and a copy of Corel Graphics Suite X8. I'm used to CorelDraw 10 so X8 will take a little for me to get used to. Our youngest sons are into bobble heads thus the Bobble Vader. (Our dog loves making off when them as well. Apparently, she thinks they make great chew toys). The CF-100 is my inspiration to finish the CT-114 as that may be my next scratch build (that or a P-38 from my huge Guillows kit). The books are either Bibles or church planter-related. The Redbox DVD is "Hillsong The Movie". Sorry, no red staplers but it is a Swingline! : ) Here are the print references I found. Some of you may recognise them from your diggings online to help with this project... ...and the gems held within... Coupled with the walkaround photos sent by Tony E (as well as those that I collected online) and the paper model from Dave Winfield I bought before my trip and I think we have an excellent start to this project. Too much more and I'll have to write a book pooling all of this stuff into one place! Time to get scanning and start the drawings for the 1:1 plans. Thanks for coming by! Cheers! PR
  19. Nice looking engine so far!
  20. hendie, I'm trying to build a large Russian Betty here, and at the moment I'm trying to get her up on her own eight feet. The MAZ co. has made this whole big thing out of nuts and bolts only it seems. The build continues!
  21. I like the way you've gone about the fuselage ian that looks to be a better method ,i shall Utilise that when i build this,its moving along very well, Glynn
  22. Thanks Peter. Glad you like it, DDSM, who's that??? Mick Thanks Corey. It has progressed since here, I just haven't taken photos of it. There's a few other builds on the go too!!! It's a long weekend up here so I'll get some photos up for you okay It's not a glider that I'm working on either. Mitch. Thanks Bolt, you are indeed correct. I think I had a search and destroy moment on the keyboard. It should be the 347th FS, I'll correct it. Mick
  23. Finally a touch of color on the deck.
  24. He shoots! He scores!! A sanding block in one hand, airbrush in the other and the model (delicate as it is at one year on) pinched between your legs?!! Holy banana peels Batman!!! Tell me what Gremlin would dare show up at your door? Clearly, you know how to walk the razor's edge between genius and madness. Keep this up and you'll be done in time for Telford and have the Firecat there next year for back-to-back 1st Place finishes!!! (You have my vote!)
  25. it's a pleasure to watch this build. Great scratch building as always and some great techniques on display. To be honest, I've forgotten what it is you're actually building - I just get lost in the details you are producing keep it coming
  26. Like so many before, will we ever see plastic? I doubt it. So many CAD drawings that have never materialised.
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