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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. Just one thing to add to this thread. I had the pleasure of working with Christopher Brown, the owner of Highplanes a few years ago on his Vampire FB.31 conversion. At the completion of the project he made a sizable donation of kits to the museum to assist in a long term display. An absolute Gentleman to work with, and generous indeed.
  2. As ours were painted as per USN practices I'd say your right
  3. On the G's it was white
  4. A Brisfit resides in my stash, I'm ashamed to say, covered in dust. I bought decals for Ross Smith's aircraft and thats as far as I got. Too slow getting a RNAS Pup, thats one that would have fitted my collection especially as 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Australian Naval Aviation.
  5. Looking at various photos of Yeoviltons aircraft the markings on the main wheel appear to be either 22x 7.25 -14 or 24 x 7.25-14 So I would answer your question in the negative.
  6. T.22 Vampire main wheels Wheel hub - Dunlop AH.3139 Tyre - Dunlop FC-R17N 26x 7.75-13 FB.31 Vampire main wheels Wheel hub - Dunlop AH.9139 No data on the tyre (It was a RAAF manual, the probably got Mum to change the tyre) Your on your own for Attacker wheels
  7. No go on the B nose but I have a complete Hobbycraft A-4C fuselage your welcome too. You could combine it with your kit Edit: also found the big oval antennae fairing fitted to the spine of the Argie birds, yours as well.
  8. Thats them Just for the record the kit isnt a G and cant be built as one from the box. The kit is an early E model sans NWS spoilers and a few other bits and pieces. the 88 series A-4G's were new built as G's the 87 series were rebirthed ex USN F's I'm not sure what the creatures are on the roundels but they dont appear to the the usual red rats
  9. It has a fairing, I'm not sure what its supposed to be but it can be beaten into shape for the brake chute. Those of us who used our Scooters properly didnt need brake chutes, we used deck hooks as God intended!
  10. Thanks mate, another one to spoil
  11. Correct Now to sneak back and edit my comment to"almost all" before anyone notices
  12. The zone 5 list is quite good, Calumn Gibson worked on the same aeroplanes I did I hadnt noticed the slightly pudgy fin buts its not a show stopper for me. The step in the wing where the slat sits when retracted is a fault of all A-4 kits (with extended slats) not just Hasegawa. If your going to backdate the Esci kit to a P or Q you'll need a short nose, new intakes change a lot of panel work on the forward fuselage and add the various antennaes that the Argies glued on. I may have a short nose from a Hobbycraft kit in the junk box, you can have it if I can find it. Just noticed this is my 870th post, bit of a personal milestone
  13. Shape wise and dimensionally its bang on. The cockpit is poor, being both poorly detailed (decal instrument panel and consoles) and undersize Fuselage has reasonable detail though a bit sparce, wings need a bit of a rescribe and can be flimsy. Gear well detail is basic, gear itself is fine though the nose gear only has a snubber fitted and not the later NWS so all you can build is an early A-4E. No squat switch on the port main gear. Weapo racks are ok, the MER for the centreline is pants. Charlie tanks are good but need filler caps You get a set of Mark 82's that arent too bad as are the set of ZUNI's The A-4M/N kit you mentioned isnt either of those marks, missing the larger canopy big bore intakes internal starter exhaust and a few other bits. What it is though is a nice little A-4K with the hump and square fin tip. What I've done with a few of my Esci kit is use the E/F left overs that come out of the short nosed Hasegawa kits and dropped in E/F cockpits that I've replaced with Aires pits. I would stay far away from the Italeri reboxes though as the mold is, as I noted above wel and truely flogged out. Go for the early Esci boxing with the aircraft framed in a gunsight reticule.
  14. Heres the sister N13-154912 881, first one I flew in and "My" Skyhawk An absolute bad girl this one was, quite the looker though.
  15. Thanks Don, I very much appreciate that mate. I'd suggest your not fond of being critqued at all, given your responses. However any aggressive tone is what your reading in to it, it is after all the written word on a screen. If you have a problem with me then there is a message function on this site where your more than welcome to take me to task. Now if we can put the long range urinating contest to bed I have a suggestion. When I get 5 minutes I will venture down to Nowra and run a knotted string over my lovely lady friend here (Truth be told I preferred her sister but some idiot Kiwi dumped her in the Indian Ocean) Nowra also has an A bird in the collection, its a B model with an F nose glued on but all the important bits are there. I will then lay out all the relevant parts of the previously mentioned kits (except the Fujimi thing, nobody needs to see that) and do a comparison between the various kits and the relevant dimensions from 880 and 882 (the second) Thoughts?