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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. Because the sprues are identical, even the photoetch plate has a 2004 copyright on it. Let's see by yourself: Philippe
  2. Hello, So, it does not appear to be a new tool kit, but the old tooling with the shallow cockpit and all... Well, let's wait to Airfix, now. Philippe
  3. Hello, A great exercise in weathering, indeed, but completely unrealistic for my taste. Filatov's plane, like most soviet P-39, was well maintained and far for beeing that scruffy: Source: But once again, this is a matter of personal taste, and the work to obtain that finish is certainely interesting, (to depict an airplane abandoned for years in the tundra, IMHO). Philippe
  4. Hello Michael, If I'm not mistaken, the Eduard Mirage IIIC / IIICJ family shares the same plastic, only the decals and accessories (masks, photoetch ans so on) are not the same. Cheers Philippe
  5. Hello, This is a Mirage IIIS. Switzerland purchased a lone Mirage IIIC to use it as a testbed for the Falcon missile integration. See Philippe
  6. Differences

    Hello, You'll find some infos about the interior and the weapons of the Fennec there: Main differences with the T-28D are: No ventral airbrake on the Fennec Additional armour plates on the sides of the forward cockpit Additional air conditioning scoop (already mentioned by Russ) Anti-crash pylon behind the pilot Probably some differences in the cockpit The additional armour plates are visible on this picture: Source: The Fennecs had two different canopies: Source: All operational Fennecs were silver, the camouflaged one is a modern warbird livery. Hope this helps Philippe
  7. Hello! Look at the path to the picture: I think it is more 1:48. Still 1.28 m x 53 cm though. Philippe
  8. Hello MS 406? Philippe
  9. Nick, I agree that the three picture may not be related to each others, but at least the third picture (that shows the famous "The Spook" at Iwo Jima after her accident, april 20th 1945) clearly shows a fixed guns installation with a fairing that is not related to the regular Northrop turret. And, for me, this not an opinion, honest or not, it is a fact . There are other pictures of "The Spook" that show this fairing, and it looks a lot like the first picture provided by Sergey Kosachev on Hyperscale. So, we can assume that at least "The Spook" had a fixed gun installation with a fairing that looks a lot to the pictures provided by Sergey, and it's also my opinion (but I don't force anyone to share it) that this kind of fairng was used on several P-61 in the Pacific theatre of war. Kind Regards Philippe
  10. Hello, There, you'll find pictures of the fixed guns cover usually used in south western Pacific: It was not identical to the standard turret, in my honest opinion. HTH Philippe
  11. Quickboost also does one Spitfire door, reference 48 538: Source: Philippe
  12. Hello, HF-L has the small tailplanes (serial JR128). As for underwing stores, it is usually pictured with bomb pylons: Source: Philippe
  13. Hello, If you are looking for 1/32, then you could have a look at Master Details products: Master Details pilots and aircrews HTH Philippe
  14. Here's a french one: Image source: WIX, can also be found on Footnote Piloted by Capt. Georges Valentin, GC II/7 (326 sqn) in 1943. And another one: Source: Histavia21 GR2/33, Dijon, 1944 Philippe
  15. Hello, Roy does offer the 5-spoked variety too: Barracudacast 5-spoked Spitfire wheel HTH Philippe