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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      From the day following upgrade to the new forum software, 15th Sept until the 19th, we were under a concerted attack by a person or persons using a number of 'bots and other people's Proxy networks to carry out what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, which is a method by which these 'bots submit thousands of requests to the website per second to overload the server and bring the site to its knees.  While this was going on, they were also making Brute Force attacks on our remote communications port to try and breach the server so they could do anything from format the hard drives to change ownership of the site, and bombarding the mailserver with similar bogus requests, some of which left some rather telling details behind.  This was followed up a couple of days later with a further attack that left more data to sift through, which we have passed on to our IT forensics people.On the advice of our Lawyer and fellow member JohnT, we yesterday informed the National Crime Agency and requested their assistance with the matter, and in an ongoing dialogue with them to find the culprits, so we are allowing them access to the server and its logs.    We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days and a further evening we had to put up with some disturbance and interruption to the usually fast response of the website as we are seeing now that the attack has ended.  We will prevail, and don't worry about it.  We were the target, and these people will not win.  Karma will catch up with them   Mike, Greg, Dave & Julien.

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  1. Good news for you all, I've been preparing a reprint during the last months - not as much new pictures (only the F-14A cockpit section will have 4 extra pages and 90% new pictures) - but all 700+ pictures have gone through the latest versions of Photoshop, so most pictures show more details than before. Also some errors in the captions and scale drawings have been corrected. It will be available at Telford, still "hot from the press"... Danny
  2. Yes, I'm trying to get it finished within the coming weeks, so it can be printed by the end of next month to have it on my tables at Telford "still hot from the printing plates"... Danny
  3. For those who would like to order this set, please remember to use the full website http://www.dacoproducts.com (with frames) as otherwise the shopping cart won't be visible... Danny Coremans DACO Products
  4. Hi Mathy I don't want to be a spoiler, but the dayglo painted tip tanks in the Belgian Air Force were only HALF painted in dayglo… On the inside they remained dark green to avoid distraction for the pilots, and this can be seen on the inner fin of these pictures: Secondly, if I were you, I would remove the pylon tanks asap and replace them with those of my F-104 Starfighter Set. It's not worth to keep those "bomb shaped" pylon tanks on such a nice model... Danny Coremans DACO Products www.dacoproducts.com
  5. Hi Bob Yes that was me I had a closer look at your spine problem, and although there's a subtile difference between the early and late Marks, it's not the difference that Airfix is giving: Middle = F.1 / Bottom = F.6 red line is based on F.6 and here's a comparison for the gun panel for your holes: Feel free to find more differences, it aids me too to have a closer look at everything :-) Danny www.dacoproducts.com
  6. Well, it seems my book won't be ready for Christmas after all, there's still a lot of work ahead with creating the captions. So the release will be something for 2016 as I'm no longer going to rush it... On the other hand, to help you with the spine already: this part of the spine is different between the early and later marks, and Airfix seems to have done the early mark version. The F.3 / F.6 / F.53 have a bigger battery than the F.1 / F.2 and as such this part of the spine had to be enlarged. So try to find similar pictures of the area of the F.1 / F.2 to be able to compare the spine angles... Danny DACO Products www.dacoproducts.com
  7. Hi John Have you used my DACO Decalsetting solution on these decals? If not and you still want to give it a try, you can still apply the Strong version on top of these decals. Chances are big that the silvering will go away ... Best Regards Danny Coremans DACO Products www.dacoproducts.com
  8. Hello Hutch If my Decalsetting product has made the colours of your decal running again then I can only imaging that these decals were printed by an inkjet printer and that they were not protected by a layer of varnish. I'm not saying "never", but normal (screen) printed decals will not have this effect when using my Decalsetting solution. It's also important to use the correct version of my Decalsettings - Soft, Medium or Strong - for the right decal. Using the Strong version on thin 'home-made' inkjet printed decals will probably burn it straight away, that's why there's a Soft version too ... Best Regards Danny Coremans DACO Products www.dacoproducts.com
  9. Hi All On September 7th, DACO Products from Belgium, one of the oldest cottage industry companies around, celebrated its 25th Anniversary and for this occasion ALL decals, books and products get a special discount of 25% (*) during 25 days. Due to the very high investments (a six digit figure) involved to realize the new F-104 Starfighter Improvement Sets and the Boeing 737 kits (and the related combo deals), these plastic kits are excluded from this offer. But their volume deals and combo deals give you already a similar discount ... So take advantage of this offer, which will end after 25 days - on October 1st 2014. All orders can be done through the new website of DACO Products: www.dacoproducts.com , which has a very handy Shopping Cart integrated that gives you automatically the total of your order, the various shipping options & their prices and the payment options. (*) The 25% is split in two parts: You get -12,5% as direct discount and a voucher with the amount of the second -12,5% for a future order. So for example you buy this week something for e.g. 100 euro, you pay now only 87.50 euro (-12,5%) and you get a voucher for another 12,50 euro. Thanks ! Danny Coremans DACO Products www.dacoproducts.com
  10. Hi Guys If I'm allowed to make some advertising for this set and the F-104G decals: they are available through my (new) website www.dacoproducts.com Danny DACO Products
  11. The new batch of my Skyline Boeing 737 kits is now available. You can order them through my new website: http://www.dacoproducts.com , which has now a shopping basket integrated. Danny DACO Products
  12. Hello all From now a new website for DACO Products is active at http://www.dacoproducts.com It has a very handy Shopping Basket integrated within the same old-style of frames as the precious website The old one will no longer be updated, but will still stay online Have a look (at the new one) ! Danny Coremans DACO Products dacoproducts.com
  13. CITYbird guys, not SKYbird ... :-) The A300 is indeed a production run that Airfix has done for me many years ago. It will come in a nice box, style Boeing kits, and will have markings for Garuda Indonesia and TNT (so now true B4's) and full A300 wing Coroguard decals. The Boeing kits will come with Simpson decals (-300), Brussels Airlines (-400) and airBaltic (-500) + all three with the "general stenciling" markings as given with the first production. The -500 boxes will contain one of two different airBaltic decal sheets, both with 2 different ballerinas (there were 4 ballerinas) + the todays green tail version (one with the white letters, the other one with black letters). Latest target date of the container leaving will be April, so kits should be hitting the market in May... Let's hope this run will sell faster than the original production run (which took 7 years to sell out). Additional some new decals for these kits will become available too: B737-300/-400 TNT B737-300/-400/-500 Garuda Indonesia (including also recent paint scheme) And most B737-400s of TNT are former Garuda Indonesia a/c, so you can build one and the same aircraft in service with both airliners :-) Danny
  14. Hey Guys Just returned back home from a very successful show at Telford. I arrived on Friday with 100 full sets and 100 of the additional Wing and Fueltank sprues, and I'm returning with less than 50 of the Wings sprue, around 75 of Fuel tanks and only 3 full sets! Around 85% of the full sets were already gone on Saturday, but I'm happy I didn't have to let no-one down: everyone interested in the set got its copy. As I had more "pre-requests" than I can fulfill with these three remaining sets, I need to find a way which is ok for everyone. Any suggestions? Ebay? Anyway, I can supply everyone already with the sprues of the wings and the fuel tanks, so it's only for those who 'won't be able to wait until the full set is completely available' :-) I'll update my website soon, that's urgently due for new images... Danny
  15. Hey Guys Just returned back home from a very successful show at Telford. I arrived on Friday with 100 full sets and 100 of the additional Wing and Fueltank sprues, and I'm returning with less than 50 of the Wings sprue, around 75 of Fuel tanks and only 3 full sets! Around 85% of the full sets were already gone on Saturday, but I'm happy I didn't have to let no-one down: everyone interested in the set got its copy. As I had more "pre-requests" than I can fulfill with these three remaining sets, I need to find a way which is ok for everyone. Any suggestions? Ebay? Anyway, I can supply everyone already with the sprues of the wings and the fuel tanks, so it's only for those who 'won't be able to wait until the full set is completely available' :-) I'll update my website soon, that's urgently due for new images... Danny