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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.
davepb

HMS LINCOLN (G42) - American 4 stacker.

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Hi, I'm about to start building a model of HMS LINCOLN (G42) -one of the Town class of US 4 stackers. I have a picture of her starboard side dazzle camouflage, but no picture of the port side. Can anyone suggest colours, and has anyone got a picture of the port side camouflage?

Dave

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Hi Dave,

That's a modified Western Approaches camouflage pattern, and it was symmetrical on both sides. The light colour is Western Approaches White (an off-white, and item RN 10 in our Colourcoats enamels). The darker colour is simply identified as "dark grey" by Alan Raven in his series of books on RN camouflage, However, looking at the contrast between the darker colour and the pendant number, I believe the darker colour could well be B.15 Dark Blue (Colourcoats RN 15), with the pendant number in black. It is possible that the darker colour could also be MS.2 Dark Grey (Colourcoats RN 05). Decks in Western Approaches schemes were generally MS.2. A final possibility is that this is the standard 1943 version of Western Approaches camouflage, using B.55 Medium Blue (Colourcoats RN 17) and Western Approaches White. If that scheme were photographed using a yellow or red filter on the camera lens--not uncommon for aerial photos in that period as a means of reducing haze--on orthochromatic film (as were virtually all aerial films of the period), then the B.55 blue would appear as a dark grey in the final print. How's that for muddying the water? :banghead:

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Hi John, Merry Christmas, and thanks for that colour info. I rather fance the white and blue scheme. I notice that you are planning an etch set for the Revell 1:240 scale kit. Can you give me an estimated date and price for this set?

Regards

Dave

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Hi Dave,

We have very few pre-orders at the moment for the 1/240 set (and we prioritise Peter Hall's design schedule based on pre-orders), so it's likely to be quite some time (unless he finds he can work it in between other projects). Happy New Year!

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