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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.
KLP

P-51D Mustang "Glamorous Glen III"

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Hi,

This is my first Mustang. I finished her about 3 weeks ago. (OK, to be honest it's not my first Mustang, but the first one was too ugly to be allocated shelf space, so I binned it a couple of years ago :thumbsdown: )

It is finished in the markings of Captain Chuck Yeager, 357th Fighter Group, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 8th Airforce, Leiston Airfield, England, 1944-45.

Aftermarket stuff includes resin propeller and spinner, wheels, exhausts, droptanks and wheel wells, and also some Eduard photo-etch.

The wings was puttied and painted a mix of aluminium and light grey. The fuselage was painted pure aluminium. All Vallejo colors.

I used BarracudaCals decals as a guide, but painted most of the markings and national insignia.

I kept the weathering level low, as period pictures show that this aircraft was kept clean and well maintained.

Thanks for watching!

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Very nice model! :thumbsup2: Which kit is it?

Hope you don't mind a small point in the interests of accuracy: although the 357th were referred to as "the Yoxford Boys", their base was called Leiston.

Cheers,

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Thank you very much for your comments.

Mike: Thanks alot for that information. I just wrote what the BarracudaCals said. but I'm always happy to get more precise information :)

It's the Tamiya 1/48 scale kit by the way.

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Thank you very much for your comments.

Mike: Thanks alot for that information. I just wrote what the BarracudaCals said. but I'm always happy to get more precise information :)

It's the Tamiya 1/48 scale kit by the way.

You're welcome KLP. I thought it might be the Tamiya 1:48 - my favourite Mustang kit and on a par with their B/C/MkIII - in fact one of my favourites of all time.

A nicely done example of it.

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Very nice build,

Just one little ponit for the next one, the paper drop tanks were only every used once, so they would not have any fuel stains

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Thank you very much, guys - much appreciated!

Very nice build,

Just one little ponit for the next one, the paper drop tanks were only every used once, so they would not have any fuel stains

Mike, I had the same thought when doing it, but I based the weathering on this photo, which seems to show some kind of dirt on the tanks - fuel stains or something else. But thanks for the information!

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Cheers

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