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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. Now the 109 is put to bed I got some time painting the F-14.. I know "black basing" is all the rage at the moment but I don't like adding extra paint if I don't need to, especially as the detail on this kit is pretty fine. Plus, because the fit is so good, and joins are on panel lines it really doesn't need priming. So, as I've done for ages I add some random dark splotches all over the kit with extra dark sea grey. Then I applied the light gull grey (Mr Color) on the upper surfaces. Most of the darker grey disappeared (should have used a darker grey) , oh well. Because I couldn't be bothered trying to accurately mark out the wavy demarcation line between the grey and white I scanned the instructions, enlarged them to the kit size, printed them on plain paper then cut out them out. I then stuck these to the model using a few bits of rolled up tape to stand them off a bit so I don't get a sharp line. Good enough but I've used a white bottle of white (Mr Color 316 FS17875) on this kit so far ! Nice finger print eh Next I masked out the black (Tamiya NATO Black) and sprayed that. I added a few blotches of grey grey to break this up a bit. A few more little bits of painting, walkways, gun area and we're ready for decals. Maybe I'll do some of them at the NSW Model show next Sunday
  2. 6 P-3's Alan . NZ4206 is an ex RAAF P-3B bought second hand in the 1980's IIRC
  3. the only logical choice IMHO . Pity it's only 4 frames, that said we survived with 5 P-3's for years. And the P-8 should be more reliable than the P-3 so you'd expect 3 available most of time
  4. Oh my god... it lives.....
  5. C'mon Mitch where's the update on this. You're doing a Brian with the lack of progress
  6. Thanks all. I do need to straighten that pitot probe (again) > I'm surprised it never broke during the build process as it was bent more times that I can remember . I wish I'd added the antenna lead before the taking the photos. I'll go back and do that as well.
  7. It looks terrific Devo, I really like it. The prop looks great as well. You really get a good finish with a brush. Much better than I could.
  8. Built this as I couldn't sell it. Nice kit but not quite as nice as the Spitfires IMHO . This aircraft was flown by Uffz. Hans Döbrich, 6./JG 5, Petsamo, Finland, September 2, 1942. More details/photos at my blog
  9. Love the whole project so far Kent. The Paddle pop sticks/matches idea is a great one for the floor/ bench.
  10. Ian, Brett Green over at Hyperscale has just posted some images of his build of an Aussie Matilda from this kit
  11. Love the photography. Model is pretty good as well