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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. You need to update your subscription to Flight International or your quality news provider - in service with a very nice exotic colour scheme I might add ! Which is why I want one...
  2. These kits won't be "flying off the shelves" as all Goshawks have been grounded with oxygen supply issues!
  3. Meanwhile Uncle Dick is waiting for a Mig-35...
  4. Me too I wanted to buy the Airfix B17 + resupply set but gave it a pass on cost grounds, I will only stick to buying the new tools for the year from now on and I will be purchasing a lot less of them in quantity than in previous years...(will give the repop re-issues a wide birth as well as i have plenty of aftermarket decals in the stash). I have also started to buy a lot more second hand kits - which I did not buy much of previously...
  5. Still quite a few differences between photo of real thing and resin mud guard unless there are variations in the real mud guards (different production batches?) No central spine on upper half on real thing No rectangular support latch plate on right hand side just below the lip on resin mud guard Vents strakes are too narrow on resin mud guard - looks twice as wide on real thing
  6. Yes about half the price of their new H8K Emily release, would like to see the brown and green shades of the camo as a decal option... their russian air-air weapons set was available separately and was never cheap
  7. I do like the box art on this new release - the figures look quite good as well smoking pipe pose, and periscope are a bonus!
  8. Well I suppose they had to come out with it - Persian Pussy playing with Vympel scratching post... Maybe we should start a trivia quiz competition - what have the Iranians NOT mounted on the Tomcat? I might just have to fork out for this one when it comes out.... below images from
  9. Well I could not resist this kit and bit the bullet - bought a couple direct from BPK for $30 USD each - certainly beats the evil bay scalpers average price of $36 each
  10. Right then - thats done it no step on the front undercarriage anti FOD guard - absolutely useless, unbuildable! except in flying configuration
  11. I say chaps with Czech timing - Attack Squadron have just released a 2 stage set for the Tamiya Mossies
  12. Must say their Barra art work (previous boxing and this one) is ruddy cracking!
  13. Detached to Aviano at the time for exercise "Italeri ReForger Repop"
  14. It would be interesting to know how much if anything Airfix (Hornby) has to pay for the privilege of using said trademarks... I have no idea whether any money is exchanged but I would like to think Boeing does not charge for the privilege as model kits generate awareness of the aircraft company and its history and generate good will...
  15. Great to see some Aussie subjects as well, hope they do a faithful reproduction of the MRH-90 air intakes, many sets announced here I will purchase if they proceed to production. Westland Wasp set looks good to me as well...