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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. The Revell kit comes only with the smooth floor.
  2. Well thanks to Edgar a reasonable number of people were aware of it. I guess it stood out more on the P-51 with a lot of them being NMF with painted wings.
  3. But they are not "recessed" rivets, they are recessed holes to represent a rivets round flush head - no one actually thinks thats what rivets look like. A lot of the molding technology used at the moment probably can't do fine rings in the smaller scales that well anyway. From a distance on a smaller scale model it's hard to tell the difference between a ring and a hole, when cameras come into it it's a different game. But anyway I'm with you, I don't like rivets holes on models, especially since some companies do half a job of resprenting them, like those that think all panels are only riveted on the edges!
  4. That's not really the point, it's rivets or no rivets, how there are portrayed is another discussion. Airfix haven't really been adding rivets to their kits, other than the odd strange line of them like on their Ju87.
  5. Well bays and doors are Zinc Chromate, that's the untinted yellow one. The inside of the cowlings I believe was NMF. By the D-30 the cockpit was most likely Dark Dull Green, or there about. At some point it was changed from Tinted Zinc Chromate (and originally ZC).
  6. Very nicely done P-47. It does look like it's about ready to have 'WW' painted on the tail
  7. I'd like to see it, but it looks like PB is down
  8. Great looking LaGG-3, love the weathering.
  9. Just to add, Eduard themselves also do resin one piece cowlings for their kits and here in the UK are less than half the price of the Baracuda ones.
  10. When you say "to keep replicating the subject" well I don't generally do that neither do most people, but if you are talking about building a model in markings which a lot of other people have done, why let that effect what you want to build? I don't really care how other peoples models are marked on their shelves. Why let other other people's choices stop you from building a historically important aircraft if that's what you want to do? There are plenty of photos out there for aircraft that no markings exist for, normally because of a lack of photos to show the whole aircraft but there is nothing wrong with producing your own markings based on educated guess work. Also there's some markings that have only been done inaccurately, often because more photos and/or info has surfaced about the subject since or due to poor interpretation of photos, so there is always plenty to do if you are producing your own markings.
  11. 1/48th scale like the tag says.
  12. Looking good, though one small point, which you may have already picked up, the magneto block needs removing from the engine - the unit at the 12 o'clock position on the front case between the Turtleback mags. It should look something like this, where there is a blanking plate over the magneto position. The black unit in front of where the magneto block sits on the early engines is the prop governor.
  13. Really great looking Spitfire. I assume it's the Hasegawa kit?
  14. Great thanks for the info.
  15. Impressive build and great detail, really looks the part. How was the Palva cockpit, was there a lot of thinning to get it to fit?