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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. Your comments are well appreciated. Thank you all. Lou
  2. The construction details are posted at Lou
  3. Those behind me in the center panel are 1/48 plastic. My collection is getting fairly large with 260 plastic kit built, 250 kits in my stash. I currently have 170 solid wood models done from scratch and the lumber yard has more than enough wood to last me a life time. The advantage with wood is that the only restriction is where to put them all after they are done. However this will be my last big airplane model. I currently have a 1/144 scale HMCS Bonaventure on the bench, but from here on smaller models will be the norm for me.
  4. I have done molds before but alas those days are gone.
  5. http://Thank you for the kind word. Here are some progress shots.
  6. The 1/48 scale Argus project began 8 June 2008 and was completed 21 April 2017. Special thanks to Bill Burn from CanMilAir for those wonderful decals and Burt Campbell's book The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Maritime Hunter. Construction is clear pine boards laminated for proper thickness and shaped hand tools. Paint was shaded at my local hardware store using colour chip found on line. Decals are CanMilAir supplemented by others printed on my HP printer. A most satisfying project. (Note user icon 1/32 version)
  7. Thank you Martin. Lou
  8. Thank you both. Lou
  9. I made this Liberator in memorial of a friend's dad who flew Liberators GR V serial FL976 with RAF No. 59 Squadron during WWII. Construction is from scratch using clear pine and hand tools. Paint is from Tamiya and Krylon with decals printer on my HP using Testor decal film. Lou
  10. This was my first time following a build on the site. It has been a pleasure seeing your progress and the ultimate highly successful completion.. Congratulations and thank you for the experience. Lou
  11. Beautifully done. Lou PS RCAF 441 Sqn T7?
  12. Lovely work. Looking forward to your finished Mitchell. LOu
  13. Latest addition to my 1/48 Phantom family is the Italeri/Testor German F-4F straight from the box. Model Master and Tamiya acrylic paints were sprayed with an Aztec airbrush.
  14. The project was completed with little difficulty. Parts match was fairly good and decals went on well. The most important feature of the model was the enjoyment of making it. Lou PS more photos at
  15. During winter 1978 several A-4KU transitioned through on their way to Kuwait. This represents one such Skyhawk. Although we had been told to fill the drop tanks via over wing refueling, a quick look at the A-4 schematics revealed that if some switches were so positioned and the drop tank caps open, it was indeed possible to pressure fuel the entire aircraft. I was under the mistaken assumption that the drop tanks would have shut off valves when full. Needless to say, once the fuel spill was cleaned up, I never attempted that again. The kit is monogram with spare box decals. Testor paint recreates the Kuwaiti camouflage scheme of the day. The A-4M from the UCMC is a Hobby Craft Canada kit built straight from the box with kit decals. The A-4P from Argentina is Hobby Craft Canada kit built straight from the box with kit decals. Lou