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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. Indeed. This is where I pre-ordered... Just a few days to go (hopefully)
  2. Ah! I just missed the chance to prove you wrong! (note: this is a joke!)
  3. Just a question: what does released means in this case? If it is not sold yet, how can that be released? Preorder is not released, as it may be in preorder for months... Maybe something I do not understand well here?
  4. The 1/32 is sh...t!
  5. What appear to be rounded corners at the wings insignia, maybe the shadow from the carrying film, but might not...
  6. Nevertheless, I have the right to add my own comments and opinion as well, or am I wrong to think so? I don't mind being critiqued, but when done in an aggressive tone, I prefer to not respond. (By the way, I said "quite accurate" not "accurate" and if my English is not letting me down, those are different) Accuracy is one thing, rivet counting another. We do not all expect the same from our models.
  7. a couple more other issues... This will not be a Hasegawa killer, but a relatively good alternative, as all the other examples are either old or not good enough. On the other hand, the small parts number will make it good for starters, or for the in-flight-canopy-closed type of modelers lol lol lol.
  8. Well, happy we managed to help, even in this very super extream way lol lol lol.
  9. I do not respond to people that are aggressive. Feel happy with yourself...
  10. Hasegawa is the best by far. But if you don't want to spend that much, having built all of them, I would put them in the following order (best to worst): * Hobbycraft (easy to build and quite accurate) * Classic Airframes (more demanding to build but also accurate and slightly more detailed) * Monogram (nice one, belonging to a different era. Raised details and some building skills will be required to get it done) * Italeri (hated it. Engraved details in the fuselage, raised on the wings. Bad bad bad!) Something to get you inspired: This is the Hobycraft example... This is Hasegawa: ...and this is monogram:
  11. Well, I am sorry I cannot explain more to you. But still, our comments may be useful to others :-)
  12. No need for comparison (this is exactly what I try to explain to you): Slats are always extended when Skyhawks are landed. HB gives them molded in a closed position as part of the main wing. Flaps fall after a while. HB gives them molded in a closed position as part of the main wing. Front wheel molded on the gear. Well, it actually is! Three part main intakes (why?). Same unnecessary complexity (equally bad to Hasegawa). Those are facts and not personal estimations...
  13. So, and since you cannot really measure, what you really mean is that gear well and main gear look bad to you. Let's wait and have the part in hand and then we can discuss based on facts. If you bother to have a look further up, the issues I mention are wrong doing (compared to what I expected). It appears that this one will not be a Hasegawa killer after all... (unless the price is truly very low - which based on their recent pricing policy seems rather unlikely).