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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. Oh for a decent Beau in my favourite 1/32 scale.........
  2. But surely this applies to the Sea Vixen as well? Primarily DSG and white and FAA operated only (OK, a couple of target tugs not withstanding), but that got tooled. Having one flying must have helped here. Also the Javelin is not too profuse with different schemes and was arguably a poor performing airframe but again there must have been a good business case for tooling it up.
  3. Yes that was the one owned by Duncan Baker, the one I few in at Coventry, seems he has sold it after some maintenance work was done at Cov and it's gone back to the States 😞 Someone asked earlier how much avgas those R2800's consumed - I think one answer would be - a ***king lot! 😂
  4. Looks similar to the anti slip areas on Spitfire MK VII's - http://s763.photobucket.com/user/Coors54/media/Spitfire VII/SpitVIIfrombehind.jpg.html and it is on both sides.
  5. Oooo, Howard 500, that brings back a memory. Coventry airshow 2000 and the chance to fly in Duncan Bakers aircraft during the Friday display practice - what a performer, fast and agile and upholstered to the max! Probably the rarest aircraft I've flown in, is it still around? Dave
  6. Lovely weathering and one of the best SHARS I can remember, just one small thing caught my eye, - the wheels. They don't all contact the deck and they're not weighted, it makes the model very tippy toe and just takes away from an otherwise very convincing build.
  7. Youngster, you had it good, back in the day all we had was UHU glue and yard brushes....
  8. I can tell you that a 1/72 model would go down very well at Brize. Maybe I should have said Airfix are you listening?.....
  9. Didn't the man from Braz put out a request for information early last year? They are your best bet, but Revell are you listening?
  10. Ramex Delta were a sublime display, power and panache, and I am really happy they have a successor. The two seat Mirage 2000 is sex with wings!
  11. Wow, this thread is a wild mix of good information and........?
  12. Wonder if the Viking was nicknamed Sailor by the crews? Superb pics Britman, keep them coming. Dave
  13. Does anyone else get the feeling no ones listening?
  14. I did a 1/32 Hasegawa F-86 in Bare Metal foil many years ago, used 4 sheets of foil and if I remember correctly it was two sheets of chrome finish and two of brushed aluminium. Lots of cutting, burnishing and peeling but it got finished and looked pretty good I thought. Main problems are compound curves and the technique I used was to burnish small areas at a time with a cotton bud, holding the piece up and stretching it as you burnished. If it creased you could gently pull it up and go again but if the crease didn't pull out it was scrap and try again. Beauty is you cut slightly oversize for each panel then trim once down following the panel lines. The foil also has a grain so putting the same colour on in different directions gives different hues. I took some pictures but they were on real film (see how long ago it was?) and the prints are somewhere at the bottom of a box. Seeing Spencer Pollards P-51 build on his blog using the new chrome paint sort of relegates this method but for those without airbrushes it is an alternative to rattle can silver. Dave
  15. I'll second this, particularly toe curling account of the South Georgia incident, men with huge wosnames..... Dave