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      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. A friend from the Ukraine has brought me the kit for the Moson show. It is fantastic! From what I can see with every kit they make there are improvements in design and production. Really nice one! Excellent job from Modelsvit! Was speaking with Mr. Sulc from Eduard at the Moson show and asked him if he has seen the Modelsvit Su-17M3. He hasn’t, so I showed it to him. I think he also liked it. Had a look at some of the sprues and the one for the ejection seat is interesting. Will try to build the seat and see what it is like. Also had the Tu-22 kit in the bag to add to the stash. It will be a longer project. Best regards Gabor
  2. I have asked Pan Sulc yesterday and it will be only in 2018. Gabor
  3. Yee, it wasnt easy! But in the end we made it out but not undamaged. Actually the new place/sports hall looks OK. All the competing models are in one area. It is another matter that the special fell of the university main hall (where the competition was previously) had a special atmosphere to it and hell of a lot of good natural light as well with its full glass dome roof. Here it is a sports arena which could be anywhere in the world. The university place had its special atmosphere unique to Moson! When speaking to the vendors it was a completely different story. About 80% of companies were forced into a school building next door to the arena crammed in the hallways and small class rooms. They were not so optimistic to say it mildly. Parking is nearly impossible and the only place we found was by the road side, just as houndreds of other cars too. We found out only late in the evening when returning to the car that some idiot has damaged it when passing “too close” causing damage to all five side panels. So our stay was extended “a bit” with police coming out to make a crime scene investigation as the perpetrator did not leave any note of accepting the damage caused by him. So after all we did not come away that easy! At the old place parking did not present a problem. Sorry I dont have any photos of the new place (I am sure there will be many on the web), did not feel that I should take out my camera. The only use for it was when making photos of the damage to the car. Best regards Gabor
  4. Yes it is basically an RV kit with some rework but still an RV kit. It was on sale today at Moson for 12 Euro. Best regards Gabor
  5. It was on show at Moson today and looks very nice. Lots of parts, nicely designed. Still some way to release but when available it will be excellent. About the Annetra kit little if anything is know, who knows when it will come. Best regards Gabor
  6. Here is something new. The Russian Begemot company has released a comprehensive decal sheet for the latest generation of Flanker family the Su-35S. The decal is for the 48th scale kits. Well OK we still have to wait for the plastic kits but as far as it is know they are on the way. Begemot has provided a full history of the Su-35S all the way from the first examples to the latest flying schemes. The biggest problem is how to make our choice, which aircraft would we want to build. The decal has 3 sheets, each 16 by 22.5 cm. The instruction sheet is 8 pages of A3 size sheets with one additional small sheet of side views. Printing is excellent just as we used to from the company. To ensure perfect register the “board numbers” are given as a separate base colour (the frame colour) and the different version of the numbers red, blue or some black examples. Not only the main numbers but the smaller tail numbers are also given in several sizes. Of course the Russian AF legends and the registration numbers which go with it are also catered for in different styles. Stencilling is provided for an aircraft which takes a full sheet but then again another sheet is crammed full of markings for the very wide range of weapons. I did not count them all but there are almost 400 individual decal styles inside this latest package from Begemot and since to some individual stencils, numbers, stars several or even a dozen decals apply this means that in all there are somewhere around 2 or 3 thousand markings are packed on to the sheets. It will be a lot of work to put them all on the kits! The decal is as up-to-date as possible. It has a small addendum sheet with details of the Su-35’s which took part in the Sirian conflict. Mission markings are included. The premier of the decal sheet will be this weekend at the Moson 2017 show. This is the first time it will be available for the modellers. Have fun with it! I would like to thank Kotey for the decal and wish him a perfect show at Moson. I am sure he will be more than glad to meet with modellers and exchange views on present past and future project. Best regards Gabor
  7. The canopy is the same, more precisely the windscreen with that minute quarterlight. The ejection seat looks as if it is from a 1/100 scale kit. There is no doubt that the new KP kit has its ancestry in the RV kit. Unfortunately . . . What has changed we will have to see. The basic problem with the RV kit are the completely faulty scale drawings (published by RV separately in a book) based on which it was originally made. This applies also to the RV MiG-23 kit. Hopefully will be able to look at the kit (if they have the plastic too and not only the box tops) tomorrow at the Moson show unless I am banned from entering the show premises by organizers (or local Major’s bully-boy’s) after posting couple of pages ago that : “ . . . I am not sure if I can whole heartedly recommend it (the show) any more . . . ” triggering an official announcement from the organizers. One single persons (out of millions) opinion is such a big problem for some people!!!!???? Would this be a problem in a democracy??? I don’t think so! So what we have here is something else!? No points for guessing what it is. Back to the MiG-21 in 72 scale. Now let’s see what Modelsvit will make of the MiG-21 line of kits. Hope there is a line of kits from them in making. Hope to get a MiG-21F kit from them at the show (as well as the Tu-22 and the Su-17M4). Best regards Gabor
  8. Sorry I have been away from modelling for the past month or two. Doing some 1 to 1 scale ejection seat work in my museum. Have to make some urgent moves there so . . . But will be watching and if I can help will try to assist. There were changes through the service life of the MiG-31 but certainly not so many as with the MiG-25. I know Mike here on Brit likes the AMK kit better for some of its extras, he has expressed this in his review, I like the HB better for some of its extras. But the good thing is that we have a choice and everyone can make up their own mind. This is a free choice, I just wish the same applied for our everyday lives here in Hungary. But lets not go into this. . . The bumps on the back of the top fuselage should be there. But on the real aircraft there are only 3 of them. So only one will have to be removed. I will tell you in time which one. Best regards Gabor
  9. Thanks very much for the link. I had a look at it and there is a chance that I will ask there. But for the moment I would have more liked if questions about the KP MiG-21MF stay all in one place here. The mentioned forum has a lot of other things also. Thanks again for the help. Truth is I will waite for the Moson show and see the KP people there and hopefully the kit too. :))) Best regards Gabor
  10. My questions are about the latest KP 72nd scale MiG-21 MF kit due to be released soon. So . . . The name of this topic is: 1/72 - MiG-21MF "Fishbed-J" (new tool) by Kovozávody Prostějov - release in 2017 Isnt this the most appropriate topic to ask a question about the KP new tool MiG-21 MF kit??? At the top of the page Jan Polc did comment this topic (his kit) so I would imagine that every now and then he visits here. I am sure if he has something new to say about the kit, he will post it. I hope so. I just wanted to get ahead. Best regards Gabor
  11. I hope KP did get the Hungarian national marking right. The photo of the paint scheme is a bit small but the marking looks "fat". It should have standard proportions from which one will find deviation of only few millimeters on the real aircraft but not a complete change of proportions. Eduard got it completely wrong both for the Profipack MiG-21 bis and the Weekend 21 bis. they were told several times during the desing of the kit but they only trusted the Czech decal designer and not the Hungarian official paint instructions documentation. :((( Hope KP did not copy it from Eduard. Question to Jan Polc. Any development with the kit? Any photos? Will you have it at Moson? Best regards Gabor
  12. There are hundreds of plans but it is a question of will on part of management. Question of making a strategic decision in mowing into new teritory. This is concerning the 48th scale developments. As far as the 24P is concernd I think I have seen somewhere that it is planned, but could not confirm it 100%. The sad thing is that the D version is missing from the line. Still with time I am sure Eduard will release the resin conversion parts which are used in the box set. In the past we have seen the extra resin parts used exclusively in the boxed sets surfacing as separate sets after the box sets sell out. Well for this Mi-24 box set I dont think we will have to waite for long before they are all gone. Best regards Gabor
  13. For Eduard helicopters are a no go area For Zvezda the 48th scale is a no go area. Well they do few things in 48 but . . . Zvezda has all the scale plans to do a 48th but it is a question of will. It would be a management decision and since the real boss and founder of Zvezda has died a few years ago I dont know if there is someone there to take these sort of decissions. Best regards Gabor
  14. Yes it did, but one has to add that the kit has nothing to do with Eduard, it is a repack of the superb Russian ZVEZDA plastic sprues! It is also interesting that it is a kit of a helicopter, something that Eduard under its own kit design would never invest in! Yes it was a very big surprise to the company! Best regards Gabor