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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. I think this explains the convolutions behind the procurement and changes of mind... Tony
  2. Great photos, thanks. Also good to see they have finally got around to putting handles on the Bronco so we modellers can pick our models up more easily.
  3. Yes those are some nice colours you've got there. Perhaps you should check your references before you apply them. And I think NMF on the wheels refers to the hubs not the tyres.
  4. A spray of clear gloss will make the white go away.if done carefully you might even end up with the look you wanted otherwise its back to square one and a fine mist of matt again. Tony
  5. Ah, that looks interesting. I must admit my initial look at FS26270 gives a decidedly grey colour. I was expecting more blue, however my memory is probably clouded by seeing these under very blue skies. lol A mix toward 25237 would indeed be bluer though and might be more what I recall. Xtracolor do (or did?) x389 Gris Bleu Clair but as a WWII colour I think. It doesn't appear on big H at the moment anyway. A quick search on Sikkeurs doesn't turn up much, I think I might be brushing up some French to get on to Passion D'Ailes site....gulp! Tony
  6. Thanks guys, I think you've solved it for me and the Berna decals info is perfect - the B scheme is the one I was after. Seems like this was the second scheme not the earliest as I had thought which explains the white vs sky confusion in my mind. I can now track down some paint off that FS number. Thanks to you all once again Tony
  7. Thanks Hamster, but any clue as to what these blue/greys were? Any references for French paints? I just can't find anything beyond WWII for what tones France used and when I look at model paints there ain't half a lot of blue/greys out there to choose from! Cheers, Tony
  8. Thanks Scimitar, that may have been their second scheme which was grey over white.
  9. Hi, could anyone advise what colour blue the first Breguet Alizes were in please. It looks like a navy or medium blue of some type over white but so far "blue/grey" is all I can find mentioned. Thanks Tony
  10. I dont know about that particular aircraft, but it is correct all NZ corsairs came direct from USA and as far as I know were not like FAA ones (which were unique to FAA??) There were 237 F4U-1s, 127 F4U-1Ds and post war a further 60 FG-1Ds were purchased. Tony
  11. This is great but I had to wonder WHY???? A bit of searching the webbery and I found this... Of great note was this para "Newer F-16s use one version of Link 16 and older ones another; A-10s and F-15s also each use different editions of Link 16 that aren’t always compatible. F-22s are the worst offenders, using the Intra-Flight Data Link that allows it connect only to other F-22s. Add the Army, Navy and Marines — oh, and allied militaries, as well — and the confusion only grows." Nice the old boy can help sort this out for them.
  12. That's absolutely brilliant. Thanks. Tony
  13. Coming along very well. I like what you've done to the wing fold area - nice idea.
  14. Well done young lady, it looks great. My daughter built some too years ago she loved doing it. Moved on to all sorts of models, especially dinosaurs for some reason, I blame the parenting.
  15. Ooops hang on, I think I actually pointed to a long range tank, not a torpedo in that shot, I'll look again for example - as I say - not common. Tony