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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. Thank you so much for your kind words!
  2. Grazie! Spero di non sfigurare col 'made in Italy'
  3. Thanks a lot, these words are an unexpected feedback!
  4. Thank you all for your kind words! Alex
  5. Thank you soooo much! All of you of course! Alex
  6. Hi all, following my previous articles about Vietnam era helicopters, this is time for a fixed-wing! In late ‘60s USAF introduced twin-powered Cessna O-2A to replace single engine Cessna O-1 (my next project). Testors/Italeri kit is acceptable but almost basic. It needed a lot of improvements that they absorbed me for 6 months and 293 hours of real work. Cockpit with avionics rack and rear junction box is fully self-made (... except for cloches). Continental IO-360 engine is coming by 2 sets of edited Lycoming taken from old Esci Cessna 172 kits to set up a 6 pistons propeller. Firewall bulkhead and front gear bay and plates are made by styrene. Rivets and panels were rescribed for the whole aircraft. Pilot is freely inspired by actor Danny Glover who played the role of Capt. Clark ‘Bird Dog’ in BAT21 movie. The real aircraft is now preserved at National Museum of USAF, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. WiP is here below.... Cheers, Alessandro Rome, Italy
  7. Very latest news before closing down... Pod improvements by very small nails & safety pins First check... I got a small strip of styrene to give the right range between pods and pylons before gluing... It's working! Safety pins in the last step... Details... Thanks, Alex
  8. I hope to give a good visibility to your great label. Give us new unusual aircraft liveries please! Alex
  9. Decals time! Caracal decal sheet has a very thin thickness so that Microset is more useful than Gunze decal solution (too strong) After that, I got a Humbrol acrylic clear cote before applying artistic oils (brown, black and tan) as weathering... Now it's time for a matt cote to preserve the artistic oils. Later I'll get a satin cote over rivets&panels to give a good contrast.... Cheers, Alex
  10. Hi there, next step was Testors insigna white FS17875 on the top of wing... Matt black on the nose shortly later... What do you think about? Cheers, Alex
  11. Mk-24 and LUU-2/B seem to be quite similar one each other!
  12. Final Aircraft Grey Testors FS36473 in progress... Next stop will be Insigna White Testors FS37875 on top of the wing
  13. (Heavy) pre-shading in progress! It worked
  14. Thanks all!