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      From the day following upgrade to the new forum software, 15th Sept until 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.
Neal

AZmodel 1:72 Spitfire PR Mk1G

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This is my latest completion, it's the AZmodel 1:72 Spitfire PR Mk1G finished as part of the photographic reconnaissance unit 1941. 

It's OOB bar some tape seat belts and some tape covers for the guns. The kit's really nice, the cockpit especially is well detailed. I've had this on the go for a couple of years so the finish is a bit variable and there are areas that I'm not very proud of. The canopy is vac formed it's the first time I've tackled one, I love the clear crispness to it but it was a right pain to work. 

Its brush painted with Tamiya acrylics, the pink was hand mixed by eye and was about 95% white 5% light grey and a surprising small drop of red. 

The decals are nice and thin although the plans are a bit vague and are numbered incorrectly. The decals were really bright and stark against the pink so I mixed a couple of drops of light grey with my final coats of flat klear which softened them off. 

It's had a wash of promodeller dark to pull out the panel lines and some exhaust stains with tamiya weathering set b. 

Hope you like it, I do. 

Comments always welcome

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Good to see another PRU Spit, I especially like it how your pink looks realistically pale ...

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Looks tidy pal !

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Thanks for the kind words chaps.

I've just been comparing it to the old airfix kit, and it's surprising how different the shape is, the AZ kit looking a little "fatter" around the rear fuselage and wing roots.

Occa, it shocked me how little red was required in the white, but I think adding some grey really helped.

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Thanks for the kind words chaps.

I've just been comparing it to the old airfix kit, and it's surprising how different the shape is, the AZ kit looking a little "fatter" around the rear fuselage and wing roots.

Occa, it shocked me how little red was required in the white, but I think adding some grey really helped.

Neal, I read in the 'Eyes for the Phoenix' (by Geoffrey J. Thomas - Hikoki) that they mixed the PRU pink using a very low amount of wartime roundel red with white, the first had a significant addition of grey to make it look dull.

So you're very close with your solution anyways

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Looks nice, Neal! I plan on doing me one of these someday.

Regards,

Jason

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Nice one.

Lovely looking finish great subject. I am converting the Airfix Mk1 with Pavla update to this Mk,brought Xtrapaint PRU pink but it is just pink water,so thin . I will try your mix to get that highly polished pink they used . great len

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Lovely looking finish great subject. I am converting the Airfix Mk1 with Pavla update to this Mk,brought Xtrapaint PRU pink but it is just pink water,so thin . I will try your mix to get that highly polished pink they used . great len

I think you'll end up with a really nice model, as I'm not sure the AZ shape is a good as the Airfix one.

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Lovely job!

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I just got mine from Hannants - (now that I've contracted the Spifire virus, I can't stop myself buying them...... :analintruder: ).

I slight problem though - despite the prominent yellow flash on the box that says 'Plastic injected canopy' - there is only a vacform one inside.

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I can probably cope with a vacform - in fact, I don't see how they can improve on the vacform and mould the side blisters on an injection moulded canopy anyway.

But should I complain/inform Hannants ????

Anyone else with this problem ????

Ken (who is now suffering from Spitfire syndrome)

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I just got mine from Hannants - (now that I've contracted the Spifire virus, I can't stop myself buying them...... :analintruder: ).

I slight problem though - despite the prominent yellow flash on the box that says 'Plastic injected canopy' - there is only a vacform one

I can probably cope with a vacform - in fact, I don't see how they can improve on the vacform and mould the side blisters on an injection moulded canopy anyway.

But should I complain/inform Hannants ????

Anyone else with this problem ????

Ken (who is now suffering from Spitfire syndrome)

Ken,

When I bought mine it was stated in the advert that the box was incorrect.

The canopy is a good shape and it's nice an thin.

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sweeeeet - superb result !

Rolf

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