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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. Hi guys, A friend of mine draw my attention to a small square "window" (or panel) on the fuel cover of some Spitfires (likely Mk IIs of Sq. 54). I was trying to find its use but could find no good shots or references on what they are there for. Here it is, just below the armoured glass, below the air scoop: And below, barely visible in Hendon´s Spit: If anybody has a hint on its use, please - I´d like very much to know! Cheers!
  2. Great choice of subjects! I feel the chances of seeing a Bristol 138 in 1/48 grew up a little! I wish success to Dora! Cheers!
  3. Well played! Hmmm... Tanmodel announced quite a few interesting kits to release in the future. My fave is the new tool SR-71 in 1/48. Better still it it was a YF-12...! Cheers! Francisco
  4. Ermmm... The KH one is not good? Looks like a gorgeous model. I am curious to see what Kinetic will bring. Really, not a clue. Cheers!
  5. I´d have myself a bar on fire! AND I also want a violin! (that is, a Yak-28P Firebar AND a Tu-128 Fiddler!) Cheers!
  6. How is that old saying? "It never rains, but it pours..." Cheers!
  7. I guess this is one of their "simplified" models. I am not taking it on account as a "true" ("gourmet", if you will) release - like, for instance, Eduard´s Mk IX Spitfire. I see it more proper for the "entry level" modeller, who wants to quickly build a nice model, and don´t mind such small details (as the canopy). Cheers!
  8. Oh, those huge missiles under the wings! OK, this will be my first AMK kit, I´m sold! Cheers!
  9. I never really liked the lines of the Su-34 - always thought of it as broken, too big nose for a short body. But contemplating the possiblity of seeing a model of this got me excited - I hope it doesn´t have any serious shape issues (like lenght or width of the fuselage). That said, I can live with some minor problems here and there, but not something too big. Let´s wait for the CAD and test-shots. Cheers!
  10. I got the 1/48 Firefly Mk 4/5 from Special Hobby. Although not a "perfect" model, it is pretty nice - worth a look.Cheers!
  11. There were Hornets in 1/48 by Classic Airframes and now by Trumpeter. If I am not wrong, in 72th there was the old Frog and some eastern Europe producer. All this without measuring an original, since there was none left.
  12. Well, my list is partly wish and partly real possibilities. Here we go (all in 1/48th): Near - Hurricane Mk II - Spitfire Mk XIV - Spitfire Mk XVIII - Spitfire F.Mk 21 - DH Chipmunk - Bristol Blenheim family Intermediate - DH Vampire family - Supermarine Scimitar - Hawker Hunter family - Gloster Meteor Family - Hawker Fury/Demon - Shorts Tucano Far - Blackburn Firebrand TF.5 - Blackburn Buccaneer - HP Hampden - Fairey Battle - Hawker Tempest Mk V