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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. Thank you much Guys. Some more pics. This kit availed me to win a master gold prize at the Italeri event in Bologna. (being awarded by the commander of 6th Squadron of Ghedi, flying on tornado planes, is not a daily business...)
  2. Some pictures of the finished tiny beast
  3. The very last effect is some oil leaks from the engine. Given the need for subtlety, a filter & wash, black tone, was used.
  4. The last "shape enhance" actions are made with cold ageing filter, subtle touches into some recesses and wing joints
  5. The thickened light grey mix is spread and feathered over gun bulges, radiator edges and so on to add shape. And thin touches of the samre paint to subtlely simulate scratches.
  6. The light grey mix instead, is used to mark some detail edges, thus adding to shape.
  7. Hi Guys, thanks @ Ian : find all here Now some weathering. Again with SDW shading colors. A light grey mix, and sand. They are left to get thicker into a jar, for a better feathering on small areas. At first sand color is applied and feathered with a brush on tyres edges and wheel covers.
  8. Brush, a water-wet cosmetic sponge and metaliner Simply take some product directly from the bottle, draw lines into the recessed panel lines, and remove the excess with the wet sponge. That's all.
  9. Now the whole receives a thin coat of crystal lock clear varnish as a base for the paneling job.
  10. Thanks Ian Now I wanted to scale down and revive a bit the whole paintjob. Done with an subtle overall airbrushing with tone up filter.
  11. I think that aircraft models need subtlety, and still more for this scale. That's why I prefer to go on with filters.Targets: shape enhance and add depht to colors.At first some LIGHT & FADING 2, from the range filter & wash, was gently airbrushed in the center of downside panels. To keep a coherent and uniform ensemble, it was airbrushed on upper sides too, but just subtlely along panel joints and details A bit more on landing gear, also to desaturate the rubber tyres. A little note : maybe you need to increase monitor lighting, as these are there subtle effects.
  12. Hi Jean, thanks ! Speckles finally made thinning a mix of od and olive green thinned ab. 50% in ethanol. Just a test to try out different methods for this kind of paints into a thin airbrushing. An alternative I'm also testing is the use of unthinned paint at ab. 25-29 psi. Well, I'm not the king of airbrush, but I can say myself satisfied up 'till now
  13. Although there are no specifical colors for aircrafts into the SDW range, they can be easily obtained by mixing. Yellow, ochre and naples for the nose. Blue, neutral grey and white for the underside. Khaki and raw siena for the upperside. A little color-test was made with thinned down paint before actually painting the whole upperside. Then the painting is completed with SDW shading colors thinned with a bit water and a touch of their gloss additive.
  14. Well, we finally have a great culture on messerschmitt slats It seems I'm working in a reverted manner, since I've painted the interiors in a proper color, washed them with a brown-reddish filter, then more details added... Canopy will be left open, just fitted to be hand painted ( i do not like masking) in the interior color. RLM 02 obtaned by a mix of russian green and a somewhat pale dirty grey.
  15. Thank you Marko, the caption said recon camera, and I toook it for good. No other detail found on my books. Never stop learning...