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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      From the day following upgrade to the new forum software, 15th Sept until the 19th, we were under a concerted attack by a person or persons using a number of 'bots and other people's Proxy networks to carry out what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, which is a method by which these 'bots submit thousands of requests to the website per second to overload the server and bring the site to its knees.  While this was going on, they were also making Brute Force attacks on our remote communications port to try and breach the server so they could do anything from format the hard drives to change ownership of the site, and bombarding the mailserver with similar bogus requests, some of which left some rather telling details behind.  This was followed up a couple of days later with a further attack that left more data to sift through, which we have passed on to our IT forensics people.On the advice of our Lawyer and fellow member JohnT, we yesterday informed the National Crime Agency and requested their assistance with the matter, and in an ongoing dialogue with them to find the culprits, so we are allowing them access to the server and its logs.    We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days and a further evening we had to put up with some disturbance and interruption to the usually fast response of the website as we are seeing now that the attack has ended.  We will prevail, and don't worry about it.  We were the target, and these people will not win.  Karma will catch up with them   Mike, Greg, Dave & Julien.
fu_manchu

Hasegawa 1/48 F-22 Raptor

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Hello

I got this on sale from Japan, it was the Idol Master version, which caused me no end of grief due to the vibrancy of the pink showing through on the intakes etc. now you can get the 'proper' version in the UK for less.... I used Two Mikes decals to finish it. Not my normal kit at all, but I saw one built up and thought it looked cool. The build went relatively well with good overall fit, but I had a right 'mare with the paint, including a huge paint lift when demasking which required me to extend the second camo more than necessary as I had none of the base colour mix left <_<

No weathering as (when) they fly they seem fairly clean and tbh after the paint issues I just wanted done with it...

Ian

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It certainly looks the part

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Very nice looking F22

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No question - it does look better than the Academy version when built up.

Great effort with the painting, nice result! :thumbsup2:

Al

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Looks great to me, Ian! Did you try to add some metalizer to the paints in order to replicate that weird sheen that the Raptor has? I can't tell from the photos. I have the Revell 1:72 version, along with the Big Ed set and the Aires resin accessories. The aftermarket cost twice as much as the kit!

Cheers,

Bill

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Seriously?

I definitely, definitely prefer your grey one..

At least i have some nice bright decals for my daughters next plane :D

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That's very nice indeed! I like the way you have displayed the model very much. I have one and I am dreading painting it! I take my hat off to you for all the hard work.

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That's very nice indeed! I like the way you have displayed the model very much. I have one and I am dreading painting it! I take my hat off to you for all the hard work.

Cheers

I tried to follow<this> but struggled to stop the Alclad just glooping up (worse with the base colour hence why I ran out). it is a nice effect as long as you are careful

Ian

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