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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. Nice! I love the markings too. I'm half way through mine and I'm experiencing some fit problems as well but it's nothing compared to the fit issues I had with the two dozen Academy MiG-29s I've built.
  2. Hi all, This was one of the last models I managed to finish in 2016, though it has been in very slow progress for about 5 years. It's the Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4J built to represent a TA-4J of the IDF/AF's Flying Tigers squadron. The build was basically OOB, only the extended exhaust from Quickboost and additional antennas from scratch. Markings came from Isradecal and Hobbycraft for the Shield of David. It's been an enjoyable build and I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I've enjoyed the journey. DSCN5475 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5479 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5478 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5476 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5480 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr
  3. Yes, I compared it to the Aifix kit with the NeOmega conversion set and it does look bigger. Also did compare both Hobbyboss and Airfix Mk.100 as well. The Hobbyboss Hawk looks nice on it's own, but I must say that it does look a bit out of scale sitting next to my AFV Club RF-5E in the display case.
  4. Very nice Seafire. Where is the base from?
  5. Lovely trio. Very nice!
  6. Great looking Foxbat. I love it!
  7. From what I gather, the RMAF weren't too enthusiastic about them either but had the Hawks forced upon them after pulling out of a deal to buy Tornadoes.
  8. Thanks Antoine. The kit measures out to about 1/44 scale, but shape is mostly good when compared to the plans available online.
  9. Thanks for the kind words, everyone.
  10. Those photos wouldn't look out of place in any walkaround. Absolutely fantastic finish and great photography. I love it!
  11. That's a splendid looking model. Excellent work all round. Must admit this is the first time I've heard of this aircraft, but it's a beautiful aeroplane.
  12. Hi all, This is my second kit of the year, an almost OOB Hobbyboss 1/48 Hawk 200 finished as a Royal Malaysian Air Force Mk 208 of No. 6 Squadron. I replaced the tip of the refueling probe with a spare tip from a Hasegawa A-4 and took the Mk.82s from a Hobbycraft A-4. The mission tally is a home-brewed decal which marks the sorties this aircraft flew against insurgents in North Borneo a few years ago. I wish I had better weathering skills as this is one of the most heavily weathered RMAF jets around and I don't think I've done quite enough weathering on the model. Gunze paints were used throughout. DSCN5472 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5471 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5462 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5460 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5467 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr Hope you enjoyed the pics!
  13. I have both books and if it's details you're looking for, the Valiant Wings book is the one you should get. It's loaded with pictures and drawings of almost every part of the airframe.
  14. Got mine and I must say it's a pretty nice kit. From what I've read, the kit is a tad over scale. The wingspan could probably be altered, but I can't think of how to make the fuselage more accurate. Still, it's a pretty nice kit and I'll quite likely build it as it is. By the way, the Malaysian markings are also a little inaccurate. I have it on good authority someone will be releasing decals for Malaysian Hawks in a few months.