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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. Yes Troy, Lindberg as in "wrong scale for this thread " 😎. I am fully aware their 50s kits are essentially technical toys not scale models (the few aircraft they did later were worse - just terribly bad kits), but as long as the shapes are decent. ..Their -1 (rather proto) Crusader isn't too bad in this respect, and from what I've seen of the Skyhawk, it also may qualify. At least the A Sabre was a fully developed product when they cut the mould, opposed to the above mentioned, their Tiger etc. etc. Backdating an F to an A Sabre may not quite be as involved as an E to an early A Cruse, but I guess a lot of a/m stuff intended for an E or F Sabre would also need modding. If someone says the Lindberg A is as close to a real one as a Revell F-84G is to an F-86A, then I would bury the idea. ..
  2. I wouldn't want to see my hard earned tax money go either way. ..
  3. Mondelez produces Milka which used to be Swiss made (Suchard) but now seems to come mainly from Austria. I prefer varieties that are made from milk products and cocoa butter, but actually some of those consisting mainly of palm oil taste rather nice. As insulation for the buddy pod I recommend one of those ceramic coatings, so the P-8 crew may fry an egg or two. This of course requires a roof hatch to be incorporated into the P-8.
  4. Here are sprue pics, there are four flashy parts on the C sprue sub-Frames (Looks like duplicated parts numbering) that I ****think**** are meant to represent the Container, as Steve pointed out.
  5. I can only tune in : It is most generous to take the time to post all that info convenient for immediate digestion, all those clear pics. Even if some of the info may be available elsewhere , here is in one place. I freely admit creating a new folder and doing a lot of right clicks, but I'll have to save your text, too. I know some may consider me a pervert, but I feel an urge to look for the fossilic Lindberg kit on the net...
  6. That's the initial Plasticart boxing, from 1987 or so, not the 70s. There should be a packaging slip inside the box indicating when it was produced. I think this was the final mould Plasticart brought to market.
  7. It should also be suitable for an H pre tailpipe Extension, though I'm not sure whether it contains the DEFA "gondolas". BTW, congrats grandpa ! Not sure about the Ertl timeline, but Ertl took over US Distribution of Esci from ScaleCraft some time around 1982 or so. I rather think this is a boxing from after Ertl bought Esci, so would be around 1988 or so. The mould was something like ten years old then. Ertl did some re-releases of the Basic mould afterwards (red boxes), but I ***think*** the mould went rather dormant after ca. 1995 or so, though I admit I haven't kept track of Italeri's reboxing cycle. Note that many earlier Esci kits suffered from distorted Frames and sometimes parts as the Esci boxes tended to be somwhat small for the Frames, though I think this is a kit-to-kit issue.
  8. 99% sure that's a boxing of the Zhengdefu. Confirmation would be if there's a ZF3xx number on the box and/or the sprue Tabs.
  9. Is it a relatively recent boxing? If so, it could be a supermarket version of Zhengdefu's Hasegawa Prowler clone. Has it slightly pebbly surfaces?
  10. IIRC a Plasticart F.13 was announced somewhere around 1984 or so, but did not appear. I believe the Revell kit was developed by Axel Dietz, who seems to have had a Hand in the G.24, and possibly was involved in the Plasticart F.13 Project. The Revell kit is a Korean tooling (or rather are, IIRC the 2nd Edition is substantially retooled). I think KVZ (Kunststoffverarbeitung Zschopau) had fallen out of use for some two decades when the G.24 was produced. It would be most interesting to see a kit that has KVZ as manufacturer's identification.
  11. Yes, AFAIK the tilted wing is the biggest external difference between a late B/c and a G. The Monogram IIRC has the flat wing.
  12. Did anyone ever do a 104F, while we're at it? BTW, the nose leg on the TF is in more or less the same position as on the G, give a few inches , in relation to the intake, but they moved the well to the rear. MB didn't care to do this is what you mean, Andre ?
  13. As has been said, all three options are dated. The Airfix is based on the fossilic NA.39, as up north correctly stated, but your best bet at the moment. It has quite a lot of "basis" in it the MB and Frog lack. Loads of AM out there for that kit, John Adams did a lot, especially undercarriage. Airwaves did a PE set (or several ), I recently ebayed an Airfix kit with a load of extras, and I paid something like 4 Euros. Value for money 😊
  14. I guess he meant the kit only includes the B/C style IR tracker (Mandatory as the kit was for a C/J originally), but not the "beaked" D style.
  15. Two vertical pieces of sheet blanking off the (non existant in the J) rear pit side consoles should help to some extent. The cockpit in general is just bare canvas, and the Esci instrument decals - well let's call them pathetic. Also, I don't think the Esci has separate inserts for the cat strap hooks.