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      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".
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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I'm sure I have something in my pile that fits this theme.

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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?

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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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