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      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.
pavolSK

MiG-23MF & MiG-23ML & MiG-23BN Flogger, 3x R.V.Aircraft 1/72

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Hello modellers!


Here is my last finished project - the triplet of Czechoslovak sharks.


Project specifications:

3x 1/72 R.V.Aircraft MiG-23MF, ML and BN

3x 1/72 R.V.Aircraft MiG-23 Control Surfaces upgrade set

2x 1/72 R.V.Aircraft MiG-23 Exhaust nozzle upgrade set

2x R-60, 2x R-13M, 3x R-23T, 1x R-23R, 2x UPK-23-250, 2x UB-32M from 1/72 R.V.Aircraft Armament series

3x Bilek color PE set


Paints used:

Gunze H and Tamiya Acrylic (all thinned with Tamiya X-20A thinner)

Alclad II


Airbrushes:

H&S Evolution Silverline 0,2mm

H&S Infinity 0,15mm


I hope you'll like these small floggers :)


Cheers

Pavol


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The R.V. armament sets used:

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The first of three sharks is MiG-23MF Flogger-B #3922 (s.n.0390213922) with period of service from 1979 till 1994 in Czechoslovak/Czech Air Force. Used armament: 2x R-13M (AA-2 Atoll-D), 2x R-23T (AA-7 Apex).

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All Really Well Done !! Very Nice

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more pics of the other two MiGs as well please!

very nice, looks definitely more than 72nd...

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Fantastic Pavol !

Would you like sharing more pics about the other two Floggers ?

Will you attend the Brno Modelling Show next June? I will be there.

Congratulations.

Patrick

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Hi Pavol,

3 models of the same type in the same amazing skill, that sounds like endurance and experienced craftsmanship!

Chapeau!

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Guys, thank you very much for your positive reactions! It's a nice reward for me! :)


Patrick, yes, it's possible that I will visit the MODELLBRNO and I take all my MiGs. ;)


Sarcococca, it's my mistake habit to build more of the same kits at once, on the other hand, it saves the time and reduce inventory ... :thumbsup:



The second shark is MiG-23ML Flogger-G #4645 with period of service from 1982 till 1998 in Czechoslovak/Czech Air Force. This flogger has the unusual shades of camouflage colors, which obtained after revision at the end of its career. Used armament: 2x R-60 (AA-8 Aphid), 1x R-23T + 1x R-23R (AA-7 Apex).

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Patrick, yes, it's possible that I will visit the MODELLBRNO and I take all my MiGs. ;)
Pavol

I will bring some kits and my RV Lybian Rebel Mig-23ML too.

Patrick

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Thanks again guys! :)

The last member of this shark group is attacker MiG-23BN Flogger-H #9863 with period of service from 1983 till 1994 in Czechoslovak/Czech Air Force. Used additional armament: 2x UPK-23-250 twin gun pod and 2x UB-32M rocket pod.

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Very nice again this one.

I've got the 23-BN too but my wife prefers the blue/green Cuban scheme so SMBO...

Patrick

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Hello Pavol,

This is seriously impressive!

I have build the ML version too, and I found it a really nice kit! I took me quite a while though to finnish it (not necessarily because of the kit :) ) I can't imagine how much work it was for you to build 3! And with conversions too!! Really good job!

Do you perhaps have a work in progress topic? I'm really curious how you build it... how long did this project take?

gr. Mark

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