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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.
Vingtor

Hawker Siddeley Kestrel

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This model was built last year. With provisional decals it was displayed at the Harrier SIG table at SMW. I have now finally got the decals ready and completed the model.

The model is converted from the ESCI Harrier GR.1/AV-8A kit, with a few items such as the fin and jet exhausts taken from the Aardvark Aviation kit (which I think is the same kit as being sold by Heritage Aviation today).

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Nils

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Got to love the Harrier in all it's guises, nice build

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Lovely job, Nils.

I understand that the Aardvark kit is indeed the one that Heritage are now selling, but I can't confirm it 100% as I don't have either!

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Hi Nils

One of the very many projects I would like to do is build a 1/72 Kestral

Have the Tripartite markings ready.

Was goind to back date something but this seems an easier route.

Do you have a build thread/blog anywhere please?

What is the Aardvark kit like and why bash it to the Esci kit?

It looks a treat btw

:goodjob:

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I didn't take any photos during construction of this model, thus there is not a build thread, only these photos of the finished model. I started building the Aardvark kit, but the fitting of the parts was not very good and the kit in not very detailed. I don't like using super glue either, thus I switched to converting the ESCI kit instead.

The decals are from a new sheet from Vingtor Decals, which will be released this summer:

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The blue background on the American sector of the Tripartite roundels is a tad too dark. Correction decals will be made, thus the sheet is held back until these are printed. The sheet will also be available in 1/48 scale, however without the handed roundels and nose markings for XS688.

Nils

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Wow! I want one sheet in each scale!

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That's a great build!

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Wow! I want one sheet in each scale!

Stay tuned to BM. I will announce when the sheets are available with correction items.

Nils

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Beautiful model

hmm

I just happen to have a couple of Airfix 1127s

thanks for showing the pictures

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Nicely done Nils!! I tried that myself many years ago - using the Hasegawa GR1/AV8A! I think I'll need to do that in 1/48th now......

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