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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. This forum and its members really outdid itself! There's just so much to digest and amend / plan. Many thanks all! Visa-wise > not an issue as my passport allows me entry to both UK and France without a visa requirement Interest > All things military + history, with an addiction to Jets. Cheers Shane
  2. Did consider Duxford (TSR2 + SR-71 are a must see), but as there is no public transport there. It got placed on the backburner. would include if I can find the budget for it. Edited my first post on the ferry to Caen. Hendon. Many thanks! Shane
  3. What better way to look for UK travel tips then to ask on a British Forum?? Am visiting the UK for 16 days this July. Would appreciate any tips / must-sees / locations that are off the beaten road. As I would be backpacking, cars / taxis are out of the question for transport Currently, the list of places (arranged by order of visit) as follows Tower of London RAF Museum Hendon Hannants Imperial War Museum (London) West End Show heard of half price tickets from Leicester Square Buckingham Palace (Change of Guard) + The Mall Churchill War Rooms (IWM) Westminster Abbey Big Ben Hyde Park Borough Market Tower Bridge HMS Belfast St Paul Church Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Overnight ferry to Bayeux (and a night there) to visit the Normandy Beaches & D day Museums, Pegasus Bridge. Stonehenge Tank Museum @ Bovington (a day by itself) RIAT (2 full days) To add > altogether, the above is about 1.5 weeks travel? Comments very much appreciated Cheers Shane
  4. !!! by any chance would you have pictures of the cockpit? I am working on some mods, mainly a new circuit breaker for the back seat. Good tip on the masking tape. Shane
  5. made some mistakes the avionics doors left a large gap. probably due to me being a little overzealous in sanding them. styrene card was used fill the large gaps. also note the odd disjointed panel lines (circled in red). another negative > GWH panel lines are really soft (having built their MIG-29). would be re-scribing pretty much the entire kit to deepen them. On the plus side, the cockpit detail is really nice and would be a joy to paint For those following, the deadline for this build is 26 Aug 2017, due to a club meet. Hopefully I will get more interesting bits done in my next post cheers Shane
  6. getting the boring bits out of the way >> filler, sand, primer , (repeat!!) till we have this seamless intakes (well the front 3 inches at least). intake fans are from an Academy F-15 with silver paint applied. Cheers Shane
  7. thanks everyone for the comments! Airbrushed AK Interactive Polished Aluminium cheers Shane
  8. (Admin, please remove if posting videos isnt allowed) The Kit The aftermarket Legend Productions ACES II F-15 seats DXM decals Olfa circular cutter + lots of masking sheet /tape (the silly amount of masking required which will become apparent latter in the build) Hasegawa hologram (for the HUD) Hasegawa JASDF weapon set (for the AAM-3) Hasegawa weapon set B (for the ALQ-131) The Plane http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/493488/92-8068-japan-air-self-defence-force-mitsubishi-f-15dj/ WIP pics soon to follow. Cheers Shane
  9. Many thanks for the kind comments! Well, erm, Yes & No. No because there would be gaps present (on the wings's leading edges especially) if I did not use glue and filler Yes because the parts' tolerances are so tight that they stay together (mostly!) just by friction alone. Making dry-fitting a nightmare. Primer was Mr Surfacer 1500 Black Base > Gunze GX 2 for the high gloss Metal finish > AK Interactive Polished Aluminium this was dulled down a fair amount by a thin coat of Tamiya clear, oils, pigments. remaining colours are Tamiya Acrylic Shane
  10. build thread > WIP
  11. 5 months later and plenty of mistakes. Was planning to take proper photos with a compact DLSR. But Snapseed (photo editing app) was so much fun 1/48 Meng P-51D with Kit decals, Eduard wheels & SuperFabric Seatbelts. cheers Shane
  12. shes done. more mistakes made during the installation (missing parts, etc). But enough! I will post better photos with a proper camera (all photos are from a handphone) as always, critiques please. cheers Shane
  13. apologies about the lack of updates. mistake after mistake led to many touch-ups and frustration (i.e. Antenna & tailwheel broke. overtly done chipping, difficulty in balancing the red / yellow stripes and aluminium body work without it looking like a toy, exhuast stains, etc) all thats left is to paint + install the landing gear and tires till next time, Shane
  14. slow progress, getting the decals done Shane
  15. Hi Alan, MANY THANKS! please disregard my ignorance to RNZAF Corsairs, the only research I have thus far are from Google (the myriad colours of Roundels are confusing). Shane