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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      Since the 15th Sept until until yesterday afternoon (19th), we have been 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.   We fought this with the tools available to us, and have gathering a substantial amount of evidence against the attackers, who persisted with their attack for almost 5 days regardless of the consequences to themselves.  This was a terrible mistake on their part.  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.  Hackers are seldom able to completely mask their real identity and location, and we have some very competent people working on it on our behalf, which is already reaping the rewards.   We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days 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.
kpc7676

Hobby Boss 1/48 P-51D Mustang

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Just completed as part of the USAAF GB. Nice kit, but as said in a post of another example yesterday, there are a myriad of inaccuracies that are impossible to rectify, but I will not go into that here for the fact that they have been said plenty of times elsewhere. I used Ultracast wheels, exhausts and seat, and Superscale decals for Thunderbird, flown by Ted Lines.

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Now, back to the Starfighter and maybe a Hellcat to match.

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Nice Job. You've the kit around and produced a worthy model from a very basic kit.

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Cracking job, well done.

However, and this is a fault of the kit, not you, if it is a fault: Is the curve of the upper cowling a bit too pronounced?

Whatever the answer, lovely job.

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Great NMF and nicely built also

How can anyone not like Mustangs ?

Cheers

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Cracking job, well done.

However, and this is a fault of the kit, not you, if it is a fault: Is the curve of the upper cowling a bit too pronounced?

Whatever the answer, lovely job.

Thanks Mike,

Not sure about the upper cowling curve, first I think I have heard of this. When matched up with a Tamiya P-51D prior to building I thought they looked fairly well spot on for fuselage shape.

Thanks everyone else for the comments, appreciated.

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As you've actually done the comparison, that's answered that one. :) My question was based on comparing the photo with the nearest (to the angle in the photo) two or three I could find on http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/, plus a fair few Mustangs of all descriptions under my modelling belt.

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Very nice build. I am afraid, though, that you have the undercarriage legs reversed - the oleo scissors should be at the back.

I had heard terrible things about Gunze metallized paints, and about any acrylic metallic finish in general. It is good to see that you got a very good-looking result.

After seeing your work I think I will probably buy one and use my ICM (Tamiya clone) P-51B exceeding parts to spice it up. After all, that kit offers both weighted and non-weighted wheels, and two types of exhausts.

I´d like to ask you a question: Judging from the plastic thickness and brittleness, would it be too difficult to cut the flaps and open the radiator belly exhaust?

Greetings

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