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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. Airfix Magazine Annual #7 F-15 Reporter conversion from Airfix P-61 by Bryan Philpott, including drawings
  2. I don't mind the rivets but that apparent sink mark at the base of the rudder with the rivets running through will be very difficult to rectify and keep the rivet detail. Oh well resin replacement will solve that but should not of happened in the first place. And this is one of the moulded in the UK kits is it not?
  3. Maybe it will shrink in the wash before release
  4. 7 new tools and at least 11 reboxings with new decals. As well as 6 variations on existing tooling. busy year it is from Airfix
  5. Found this RAF Museum Hendon, seems like some sort of strengthening strip applied to hold door to support. Now whether that is during restoration or OEM fit is another question
  6. Unfortunately the extent Me262B-1 located in South Africa is missing the main wheel doors so I cannot confirm the accuracy of Revell's depiction Herewith a link to my walk around of the South African 262
  7. If my non existent memory is correct it may of been Frog that did them.
  8. Here is another picture
  9. Fokker DXXIII?
  10. Not sure if this will help This is not my photo but was posted on a Facebook page about colourised South African WWII photos, SAAF 15 Squadron Bisley Colourised photo Source page saaf colourised photographs
  11. Oh how I wanted one of those as a young modeller back in the early '70's. My local hobby shop just never seemed to get them in stock, or if they did they never stayed on the shelves long enough to be seen. Then one day I managed to get one only to find that there was no canopy in the kit. No, I did not return it or even send off to Airfix for a replacement as how could I get IRC's to do so? Maybe I should find one for nostalgic reasons. Hmm, Airfix kits have changed a bit since then.
  12. More than just the P-40 Some interesting anomalies though (description says 1/48th Stuka and boxart shows the 1/72nd scale version) Glue Kits arriving at Plastech – Due for launch this September! Newly arriving from Hornby – Three new glue kits including: P40 Curtiss P-40B Warhawk WWII Fighter, 1/48 scale Stuka German WWII Dive Bomber, 1/48 scale Victor Bomber, 1/72 scale Walrus Sea Plane, 1/72 scale and a new addition to the Quickbuild range – VW Split Screen Camper
  13. There is a Do335 at Udvar Hazy, well it was there last year when I visited
  14. for those who use facebook A friend of mine has just posted this late /40's early '50's scan of a private photo collection from Rhodesia air force Very interesting
  15. From IPMS Stockholm Northrop P-61 Black WidowFactory instructions for the P-61 stated that all exposed interior surfaces of the pilot, gunner and navigator compartments were to be finished in Northrop Cockpit Green, another factory-specific variant of Interior Green. Instrument panels were to be finished in flat black. Interior surfaces visible from the outside carried the same finish as the outside of the aircraft. Zinc Chromate Yellow was used as general finish of all unexposed interior surfaces of the P-61. Even the wheel wells were finished in this colour. Two exceptions were the inner surfaces of engine cowlings and the firewalls which were left unpainted.