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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. Thanks guys, So far the Iwata is good. I like not having to bother with bottles any longer! Finally beat that intake into submission...or at least decided on that "perfect is the enemy of good enough" is a true statement... adult photo sharing Dryfitted on the plane... adult photo sharing Masked and installed... adult photo sharing adult photo sharing It's been a rough road, but I can finally start moving again on the aircraft itself! Light at the end of the tunnel!! Whilst struggling with the intake I continued on things under wings, more or less as a sanity project. AIM-9s...still a work in progress... adult photo sharing adult photo sharing Mk-84s, on pylons and ready for clear coat and decals. adult photo sharing Fuel tanks, decaling in progress... adult photo sharing And the ALQ-119 decals. adult photo sharing No matter how much I tried, those little yellow decals refused to stay straight. Even when I thought I had them down, and slowly backed out of the room holding my breath, I came back to this... Thanks for watching. Ken
  2. wow that looks nice. Will be following this for sure. Such a brute of an aircraft.
  3. Still working on this thing. The intake makes me want to cry, and order an intake plug. The AIM-9s are coming along. Paint touch ups will be needed... screen shot pc Exhaust is masked and put in the airplane. screen shot pc screen shot pc Tanks, pods and pylons... screen shot pc The bombs are becoming more colorful. Almost ready for gloss coat and decals. screen shot pc The ALQ-119 is getting some love. There's so much excess film on some of these decals....scissors out. screen shot pc Sprayed some white in the wheel wells. screen shot pc Ken
  4. Thank you. The intake is finally starting to look halfway decent. I have another F-16A model with an identical set of decals in the stash. It will be built with the gunpod. A very cool setup. Here's today's update. Decided to let the intake rest for mental health reasons, and worked on the nozzle mostly. Some work on the nozzle. free image hosting free image hosting free image hosting And the jammer is getting some love as well... free image hosting Slow and steady wins the race...hopefully. Ken
  5. Beautiful dog. They are the best companions aren't they? This intake is kicking my bottom! 20mb image hosting 20mb image hosting After lots of sanding and essentially ruining the intake, I tried again with a new intake from the stash. This time did minimal sanding, and filled it with latex ceiling paint. We shall see... 20mb image hosting Might have to put an intake plug in there... Other areas of the build are progressing as well. Tail feathers are on... 20mb image hosting 20mb image hosting Masked, sprayed the black rubber color, and masked again. 20mb image hosting 20mb image hosting Didn't get the mask to lay on as well this time around. ALQ-119 is getting some color. 20mb image hosting And my latest acquisition: 20mb image hosting Got tired of using jars, so I'm trying the cup thing. Wish me luck! Ken
  6. Finally got some more time to work on this. External tanks. Trying to get rid of the rather ugly attachment points between tank and pylon. screenshot windows 7 Canopy masked and ready for the black frame paint. screenshot windows 7 The intake is certainly not the best design Hasegawa ever came up with... screenshot windows 7 Quite the ledge in there... screenshot windows 7 I foresee a lot of sanding in my future... screenshot windows 7 Apparently I've been sanding enough for the day... screenshot windows 7 Ken
  7. The F-16 is coming along, slowly... The nosecone is on. free screenshot software Working on the intake... Cut up some sandpaper and glued it to an old junked paintbrush. Hoping to make the sanding a bit easier. free screenshot software Seemed to work pretty good. free screenshot software dryfitted... free screenshot software HUD free screenshot software some dry brushing of the cockpit area. free screenshot software Canopy was sanded and dipped in Future. free screenshot software HUD in place free screenshot software Decided to give Montex masks a go. free screenshot software So far they seemed really easy to work with. free screenshot software I have also started work on the things under the wings. 2x AIM9s, 2x Mk84s, 2x Droptanks and 1x ALQ-119 Thanks for looking, Ken
  8. Nice model! Looks like that thing is fighting some parasitic drag while just sitting there...
  9. Got the fuselage together...little pilot dude has an office! photo uploading photo uploading Put the wings on, some putty will be needed... photo uploading Started working on the intake... photo uploading photo uploading ...and bombs. photo uploading Sanding off the canopy seam... photo uploading better, but still work to be done. photo uploading And started in the wheel wells as well. photo uploading That's all for now, Ken
  10. Close to finishing the cockpit. Still need to clamp down the sides of the panel a bit, as they are bent all over the place. But the pilot is in his seat, and I fashioned some seatbelts out of masking tape. picture sharing picture sharing Ken
  11. Continuing work on the cockpit and pilot. This guy now has some controls to play with... image post image post image post The cockpit... image post Seat image post Didn't worry too much about seat details, as it will mostly be blocked by the pilot. image post Panel image post Hm. Seems to be an issue with the control continuity. image post Fixed, but had to shorten the oxygen hose to move the arm far enough down. Will have to fix that somehow. image post Ken
  12. I'll go with OD Green, as that's what the reference photo shows. Thanks guys. Another reference shot. image hosting 30 mb Got some work done on the little pilot dude...I'm really not a figure painter, but it's not too bad... free picture upload free picture upload free picture upload That's it for now... Ken
  13. Looks great!
  14. This is the motivation for the build...I've wanted to build this model since I first saw the picture. I just like the setting, the high tech world of Gulf War 1, and here we have an A model F-16 lugging Mk-84s around. upload pic Any idea what the ALQ-119 color is? All my references states white as the color of choice. I got these to provide the pods and weapons... upload pic Started on the cockpit and pilot... No detailing yet on the panel. upload pic I'm not mush of a figure painter, but tried my hand on subtle highlights. More detail to come. upload pic upload pic Thanks for watching. Ken