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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. Another vendor for the PE set: http://modelsua.com/Petlyakov-Pe-8-PE-set-for-Zvezda-kit-1-72-GONZA-72182.html It appears to be out of stock, but you can always contact them to inquire. They provide the option to email them directly through their site. http://modelsua.com/help.php?section=contactus&mode=update regards, Jack
  2. There is the Spitfire production page. A few notes are centered on the date 15-8-45, but nothing definitive as I can tell. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p090.html regards, Jack
  3. It has been decades since I've built a Panther, and I've yet to build one in 1/35 scale. From what I can find on the net, I'd suggest Dragon's smart kit no. 6370 http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/dragon/dr6370.html For colour scheme, see the linked decal set - be good idea to add to the shopping list if you want historical markings for the Ardennes: - edit, the first decal scheme from the kit is a valid participent from Ardennes time frame http://www.network54.com/Forum/477322/message/1178101011/Kit%2C+DML+6370%2C+Sd.Kfz.171+Panther+G+w-Steel+Road+Wheels+Smart+Kit ... another painting option, or you can buy actual paint masks - J's Work regards, Jack
  4. One of the best mud/weathering I've seen on this subject, or perhaps of any tank period - great job! regards, Jack
  5. I think it is a fantastic presentation! No one should feel 'inadequate' - keep in mind these are digital images. I'm sure there has been some manipulation with software, which further dials up the techniques utilized in the build. regards, Jack
  6. I was just thinking of the composition of the squadrons as there were Crusaders too, as mentioned. Apparently these were allocated to ‘C’ Squadron of each regiment. http://www.ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/staffordshire-yeomanry.38847/#post-471583 You might want to post over at the ww2talk forums, someone there might even know were to contact info about your father's service record. regards, Jack
  7. I would not know either, but a pair of decal sets do have 40 for the AoS of 3rd RTR, thus being the senior regiment during that time. regards, Jack
  8. That would be my guess, 17" is the diameter while 7.5" is the width of the tires. You can always take a ruler to your existing kit, and see how 10.5 x 20 scales down at 1/35 - then you will know for certain what the values are referring to. I'd suggest converting to metric first, or at least that would be how I'd do it. regards, Jack
  9. If it is the Khaki Green no.3 you are referring to, there was a past discussion here: regards, Jack
  10. The three brands you listed are the three to choose from - I'm not aware of any other players. Note too, Dragon has several different boxings, and if you go that route, grab the 3 in 1 kit. If track sag is a detail to consider as realistic, then go with the Dragon kit just mentioned, as Tamiya is vinyl. One detail I've seen mentioned that is incorrect for both brands (perhaps even all three makers), are is the ammo boxes. See detail discussion here: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/thread/1465817116 regards, Jack
  11. Hello Giorgio - that is fair enough. I had to ask about the CMP trucks to test the boundaries for this particular theme. Now that I know how much my ideas have to be reeled in, I have a fairly good idea what to plan for. regards, Jack
  12. New Chinese company with some interesting and new subjects: http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/geckomodels.html regards, Jack
  13. I'm interested, and also couple questions. Judging by some of the images posted it looks like 'foreign' use can include British equipment captured and put to use by enemy forces? Also, along the lines of foreign license built, what if the subject was designed by another country to British specifications, such as the the Canada built CMP truck? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Military_Pattern_truck regards, Jack
  14. I'd prefer this one too. The one already proposed is perhaps a bit complicated, but to get all participants involved will likely call on building subjects either not in your stash, or an era that does not hold one's interest. regards, Jack
  15. A short blog about the French blog here: http://vintageaeroplanewriter.blogspot.ca/2011/05/modified-hurricane.html Nothing concrete, but a supposition that the cannon were taken from a Lysander - with Hurricane itself replacing the Lysander role. regards, Jack