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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.
Obi-Jiff Kenobi

USAAF Europe, 1942-1945

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Well folks, Mish mentioned recently that the GB calendar is pretty full up to the start of 2012, and that started me thinking: are there any anniversaries that could be marked that year? One that springs readily to mind is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the American air forces in Britain in 1942. A GB could include any type that was based in the UK, from 1942 through to the end of the war in Europe. Any model would have to be in authentic markings for a British-based machine, and the GB would also allow figures, ground support vehicles and equipment, buildings, airfield dioramas, etc.

Hopefully there'll be enough interest from both sides of the pond (as well as around the world) to get this one up and running, and it'll give us all an excuse to build the (hopefully) lovely new Revell B-17G.

So, who's up for this?

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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Yes please. I've got a P-51 I want to build as a UK based aircraft.

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Oooh yes please!

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Please count me in. I'd build either a razorback P-47D or a P-51B in olive drab and 1/48. Or, if the new 1/72 Revell B-17G has been released by that time, a... well... a B-17G...

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That's five of us so far, and in less than two hours. Looking good, folks, looking good. Might be time to stock up on olive drab and Glenn Miller records.

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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In 1/48 I've got B-17s and P-51s aplenty. Probably I'd do the B-17G with escort. Yummy!

Although can we make this quite a long build, pretty please?!?

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If I'm going to finish anything, it'll have to be a very long build!

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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Always in motion, the future is.

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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Sounds good to me. Two years notice may just give me enough me to get a project together and clear the decks to finish a build within the time. :blush:

Phil

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Sounds good to me. Two years notice may just give me enough me to get a project together and clear the decks to finish a build within the time. :blush:

Phil

Same for me too!

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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I have a 9th A.F. Hasegawa 1/72 B-26 that I want to finish at some point- would that be eligible?

If this goes ahead I'm assuming standard GB rules would apply, so as long as it's no more than 25% done it should be fine.

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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Two years out, my my we are optimists.....!!! :analintruder: Picking a subject>>>>I'd like to build a model of the a/c that Glen Miller was lost in...

Remembering Cheers,

ggc

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I am also hoping that revell's new B-17G is as good as the Lancaster, He177 or Fw200 they've recently produced, so you can count me in with a Fortress or two should it be a winner.

The parts count is about 25% down on the Lanc. About 50 parts in total, but hopefully that wont mean a compromise with the detail. No Merlins on a B-17, and not as many bombs, so hopefully that is where some of the part count has been lost. I hope it has options for late/early bits and all that jazz.

If not, I'm sure over the next year I'll pick up something American and eligable!

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Ten of us so far (eleven if Mish wants to build something), so it's looking good.

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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Well, Revell have posted sprue shots of the new B-17G, so this might give the thread a boost - hopefully.

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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Apparently it didn't. Well, anyway, there are ten of us so far:

Obi-Jiff Kenobi

Erwin

Jazzy Jase

maltadefender

Enzo Matrix

Phil B

Daz Greenwood

Mentalguru

CPNGROATS

rowmk9

Maybe this shameless bump will bring in a few more :pray:

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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Hmm..two years notice, I think I could get a P-51 by then. Count me in.

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So, we're now up to thirteen:

Obi-Jiff Kenobi

Erwin

Jazzy Jase

maltadefender

Enzo Matrix

Phil B

Daz Greenwood

Mentalguru

CPNGROATS

rowmk9

smuts

Mish

Doug Rogers

Mish, what's the minimum number of people we need for a go-ahead, please?

Obi-Jiff :fish:

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