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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. Some update on etched parts - engine etched parts.
  2. Trumpeter 1/72nd scale Su-33 Flanker D. Su-33 Flanker D of 2nd Fighter Squadron (AE), 279th Shipborne Fighter Aviation Regiment (KIAP), RNS Admiral Kurznestov, 2016. Time for some etched parts. DM Metal pitot. Etched parts for intakes. DM Etched parts of Variable air intake, it alters the air pressure when flying supersonic and subsonic, so when the aircraft reach supersonic speed it will close the deflector doors slightly to reduce the incoming air speed which flows into the compressor. Cockpit section. That's how it's done. You can see that I flipped over the instrument panels, that's because those PE have to stick on a flat surface, and the another side of the panel is flat so i just flipped it over instead of sand off those details. Molding line removed & polished with Tamiya compounds. Since it will gain more weight after install the exhaust etched parts later, I glue some lead sinkers into nose section JUST to make sure it won't wheelie.
  3. The red looks good before wash & filter too.
  4. Hi, original Hobbyboss decals, they are very generous when come to decals - 3 themes.
  5. Thanks, I use tamiya black enamel as the base for those sweep stain...clear coat to protect it and then made those oil stain with AK products, this two.
  6. Bounty time, baby! In conjunction of the 3rd anniversary I've joined this dark side hahaha, I made myself a F-14D Super Tomcat. Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14D Super Tomcat VF-2 Bounty Hunter, BuAerNo.163894 NE100, USS Constellation CV-64, 2003.
  7. Great work! I am working on the same kit too!
  8. Made adjustment and color correction with Tamiya Black accent color, XF-2 Flat White & XF-10 Flat Brown. Coated with Gunze Super Clear III to protect everything and spent around 5 hours for the decal application. It's 90% done, the rest is the one on Ventral Fins which I really forgot to spray Dark Blue.
  9. Some updates: Not sure right or wrong, let it be and will touch up during final stage.
  10. Design then print it, will keep updating about it here!
  11. Hi, some updates. PRIMED. Some new experiments: Ultimate Black - spray randomly including pre-shading on panel lines. Covered with Brown & blue for warm/cold colors. Belly/undercarriage, mostly Ultimate Black, very minor of Brown and Blue. Intake to exhaust. Done drop tanks, Gunze 308 FS36375 + Gunze 1 White. Gunze 9 - Gold, applied onto those exhaust nozzles.
  12. Thanks, actually I have 2 Tomcats and they're on the work station now, the other one was Academy F-14A with VF-51 marking decals but I decided to go "what-if" theme - JASDF 3rd Air Wing F-14J Kai "Samurai Cat" (航空自衛隊 F-14J改 第3飛行隊 93-4986 "武士貓") Here's some basic concept done in Photoshop, the decals are actually done and I've already sent to print. I will continue working on this What-if F-14J Kai Samurai Cat after I finish this F-14D. Decals size-proofing before send to print. Will continue after I finish current F-14D.
  13. This is a Hobbyboss F-14D Super Tomcat. When the box is opened, one sees the usual high quality Hobby Boss engraved detailing on this one. The upper and lower fuselage sections are segregated behind a cardboard shield to keep damage during shipping at a minimum. Kit has fine engraved surface features, well detailed tandem cockpits, optional swept or extended wings, multi-part canopy, detailed wheel wells and landing gear and your choice of open or closed exhaust nozzles. Also includes external stores: AIM-54 Phoenixes (x4), AIM-7 Sparrows (x2), AIM-9 Sidewinders (x2) and drop tanks. Decals and color painting guide for 3 USN aircraft: BuNo 159630 of VF-2 onboard USS Constellation (low-vis); BuNo 163894 of VF-2 onboard USS Constellation (CAG high-vis) & BuNo 164603 of VF-31 onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt; Includes instrument panel and console markings, stencil data and weapons markings. I'll use the VF-2 CAG scheme, I love planes which fought a lot. Let's do this. Cockpit, the ejection seats are quite awkward, no details. So I decided to add some details onto them. One more benefit for adding weight on nose - you can deny physic like this. Adjust the height of seats, they are way much taller in real world. And then slowly adding details onto those landing gears. That's all for the day, will keep update this thread. Thank you.
  14. Hi guys, some updates on the figures, accessories and some details! Thanks for dropping by!
  15. Thanks guys, still working on the details side. Yea, watch too much Marvel movies, it's a shield