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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.
daz greenwood

Early WW2 USN F4F colours

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Guys as you know I want to build a series of Grumman Wildcats to start off my theme of Grumman cats and I would like to know the colours please.

I've tried Don Color, but they show one in overall light grey, but I've seen some with like a blue-grey applied over the top of this, but I would like to know the correct shades please.

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Hi Daz,

I think the Don Color chart is describing a scheme consisting of overall Non-Specular Light Gray. The later scheme you're describing is the combination of M-495 colours, Non-Specular Light Grey undersurfaces and Non-Specular Blue-Gray upper surfaces, which would have been in use by the time of the Battle of Midway. I gather that neither of these colours has known FS equivalents, but Light Gray is often quoted as being near FS36440 and Blue-Gray as FS35189. You'll find them in the Xtracolor and Colourcoats ranges and (I think) in the Xtracrylix range as well.

Joseph

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Just remember Daz, the Blue Gray - is a blue gray, and not intermediate blue (ala mid-war schemes). Perhaps mix the intermediate blue and the gray if you cannot find it.

As Joseph mentioned the light gray is pretty darn close to light gull gray

Matt

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Don't believe references that will try to tell you that USN NS Blue Gray is the same color (usually referenced to a completely irrelevant FS595 number) as RAF PRU Blue. It isn't, wasn't, and never will be the same colo(u)r.

J

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Guys as you know I want to build a series of Grumman Wildcats to start off my theme of Grumman cats and I would like to know the colours please.

I've tried Don Color, but they show one in overall light grey, but I've seen some with like a blue-grey applied over the top of this, but I would like to know the correct shades please.

If you are looking at one with a rather funny upper-lower color demarcation in the nose, you are looking at one of those Marine Corps F4Fs which fought at Wake Island. VMF-211, they painted the Blue-Gray en route and it is said they put a tarp to prevent overspraying the engine... the tarp covered the upper lip of the cowling, creating a distinct shape. Consider they lack the upper lip carburettor intake.

Fernando

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