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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. I started to dress up the nose. I have to improvise as I don't have to many pictures. But I build for fun and besides not many persons will know how it really looked like.
  2. OK. Normally I don't build in this scale But look what I found. I could not resist it. I finished the Avro 504 from Smer so I continue with quality models. I especially like that there is no doubt where the decals should go. The dual radiators are a nice touch. A perfect model to keep my vision that 1/48 planes are no good. Almost less detail than 1/72 etc. (Esci's Viggen apparently made a big impression in my childhood). This one is actually in 1/50 so I can uphold my claim that I don't build in 1/48 I will remove the engraved markings but I think the file was too rough. It removed to much material. The wing tip decreased by almost 10 mm so I could just as well do the same with the other one, but then the bottom wing was too long so it also got a reduced span. I also removed every second rib Time to attach the wings I made a new fuselage for it. The span may look a bit short. A plastic egg and a 1/48 scale Viggen nose make up the fuselage frame. Then the tail was then filled with plastic strips and a large amount of filler and Magic Sculp. A lot of filler will be used for this build. Do you think that I can get Tamiya as a sponsor. But a small problem arose which I was almost prepared for. The nose feels too blunt. I had problems deciding on how to turn the egg. The pointed part forward or backward? I choose to point it to the back because it would look most like the Albatros fuselage. Turning it the other way would probably made it look to fat at the rear. But with a good saw you can overcome everything. I think the answer to the problem is to cut another egg. Adding the pointy part to the blunt nose should do it. I did choose a large plastic egg for my build so it will be larger than Hasegawas Egg plane series. Instead it will fit in with the Revell series of the Fünfdecker, Messaschnitzel and the Spitsfire.
  3. The 8-AT is actually a single engine version of the trimotor. It flew with six different engines. I would love to have a Hisso engine version but I settle for this.
  4. I cut a part from the nose and added some Northrop Gamma parts instead. It gives me a base shape to work from.
  5. I cut a part from the nose and added some Northrop Gamma parts instead. It gives me a basic shape to work from.
  6. I have had plans for a transport variant of the Airfix Ford Trimotor, a Ford 8-AT for a very long time. I bought this kit 2005 and I finally I got around to do something with it. But as usual I have to convert it a bit. I started by cutting along the recess for the windows on the inside of the fuselage to cut out away the windows. I also cut thin slivers of a plastic tube I filled the hole from the old windows with corrugate plastic card and drilled out new windows. The thin plastic rings was used for the port holes to get a nicer look. I also needed to make a new door without a window. I learned that three of the small windows later was closed on this plane so I had to do the same. The cargo bays under the wings has to go to. More plastic card to the rescue, but the biggest problem probably is that the canopy is to wide.
  7. There is a pic here: I don't know if it is the same as in the book.
  8. I finished my double build. "Kamikaze" and "Asakaze" from the Asashi newspaper company. "Kamikaze" made a flight between Tokyo and London, for the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, between 6 April 1937 and 9 April 1937 in a flight time of 51 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds, a world record at the time.
  9. Doing some out of the box builds while waiting for inspiration to bring out the saw and cut some plastig up. Fot some reason Hasegawa made a twin pack boxing of this kit and I had an idea of building one in military colours but with the lack of decals I opted for the scheme in the box for both planes. One will be mounted on a stand. It came in an old boxing of a Hasegawa Egg plane. As it turned out I got another "Babs" very cheap and found some decals so I started on a military plane as well.
  10. This is my third Viggen tes plane. The "Lansen Alfa" It was used for testing the Viggen electronics. Previous it had been used in tests of the Draken rocket seats which explains the fuselage markings. A quick built without etch or resin parts. Well that wasn't entirely true. The blue bomb is a resin piece from Maestro models.
  11. I don't think that Esci got their interior right. Both left and right side has two seat rows.
  12. Azur FFROM

    Thanks for the review. Is the scribing template for the new door printed on paper or is it something in a hard material? Interesting that of the six decal versions available, four need the model to be converted.
  13. I have not seen the Airfix kit but have the Esci and I really hate the panel lines on that one. It looks like a checker board and I can't say that I'm to impressed with the engines either.
  14. I know that they are all present in this thread but I thought that I should finish it this way. 37-1, 37-0 and 37-2 all Airfix 37-3, 37-4 and 37-5 all Hasegawa/Frog 37-5 and 37-6 are from Hasegawa and Heller. The red nose is 37-1 after modifications to wings and spine. It is a Matchbox. That is all of the AJ 37 prototypes.
  15. Finally done with the AJ 37 prototypes. Number seven or 37-7. The Heller kit was used as it has the saw tooth wings and the humpback spine. The only purpous built Viggen prototype I'm missing is -8 but that was the fighter prototype. What I have been concentrating on is the attack plane.