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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.
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MikeR

IJN Kako - 1/700 Hasegawa

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As there appears to be a glut of "wingy things" in this GB, I thought I'd have a crack at this kit!

The obligatory "wot's in da box"! ;)

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The instruction sheet:

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Close up of blurb:

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Paint guide:

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Participated in my favourite Pacific sea battle, the Battle of Savo Island in the early hours of August the 9th, 1942. She was subsequently sunk near Kavieng, New Ireland by the USS S-44 a few days later.

More pics as I progress!

Mike. :)

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Oooh! nice, I'll be watching this one.

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Very nice choice.

I built the old kit of this 30 years ago, the waterline hull bottom was in red plastic and the kit was molded in very dark gray.

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Thanks guys! B)

After 2 hours solid at the table here's todays progress:

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The bridge levels placed together:

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Pretty laborious that bit - I'd forgotten how time consuming building a ship is!

Midships:

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The result after fixing the join at the bow:

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After superstructure:

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Superstructure all placed together:

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Some overall shots:

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Overpackaged methinks! :blink: :

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Mike. :)

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Alrighty, here's where she is at the moment:

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Mostly OOB, but a few extras scavenged from left over Skywave & Tamiya detail sets. I've also had a go at the aerial spreader on "B" turret using stretched sprue.

On to the painting stage now!

There'll be another hiatus until Friday at the earliest as I'll be onto my 2nd leg of my nightshift rota (finished 4 nights on Sunday, off last night, back in for 4 more tonight. At least I get 5 days off in a row! :yahoo: ).

Mike. :)

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I'm interested in the colors you will use, when i had taht kit 40 years ago, the instructions were in japanese and the box art showed it as dark, nearly panzer gray in color, with lt wood decks!

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I'm interested in the colors you will use, when i had taht kit 40 years ago, the instructions were in japanese and the box art showed it as dark, nearly panzer gray in color, with lt wood decks!

I imagine it should be something like Kure Grey and IJN deck tan.

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Latest progress:

As I'm brush painting, this will take a while!!

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nice build star,how many parts the Kit contains ???

Not sure, no mention as to exactly how many, but it's a considerable improvement on the original kit!

I'm interested in the colors you will use, when i had taht kit 40 years ago, the instructions were in japanese and the box art showed it as dark, nearly panzer gray in color, with lt wood decks!
I imagine it should be something like Kure Grey and IJN deck tan.

I use a mixture of Humbrol colours. No. 27 Sea Grey for the main colour, then for the deck I use No. 9 Tan overlaid by a single coat 29 RAF Earth Brown to dull it down.

In true "Blue Peter" fashion, here's one I made earlier:

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An Aoshima Chokai which I bought at the same time as the Kako kit. It gives an idea as to how the colour scheme comes out, although the varnish has yellowed a bit.

Mike. :)

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Just an update: not much has happened in the last two weeks, but I'm now on Hols for the next fortnight. :yahoo:

Time to get the nose to the grindstone! :evil_laugh:

Mike. :)

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Hi Mike, i am far from being any thing like an informed modeller, but just a heads up, my references show that the Kako had linoleum covered decks. I am watching carefully as i have the older version in my to do pile, and need as much help as possible. Looking great so far.

Mick

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Hi Mike, i am far from being any thing like an informed modeller, but just a heads up, my references show that the Kako had linoleum covered decks. I am watching carefully as i have the older version in my to do pile, and need as much help as possible. Looking great so far.

Mick

Yep, linoleum: possibly one of the worst deck coverings from a fire retardent point of view! :huh:IIRC, the IJN removed the lino from all internal spaces during the war to reduce the fire risk. Perhaps they did learn something from Midway! :jump_fire:

Anyways, here's today's progress:

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Preliminary coat of Humbrol No. 9 Gloss Tan on the deck, to be followed by No. 29 Earth Brown to dull it down. It gives a nice worn look to the deck. Black funnel caps and a wee dose of No. 121 IAF Sand to start off the boats and the blast bags. I've also made a start on the spare aircraft floats either side of the fore funnel.

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Aircraft coming along nicely: One each E8N "Dave" and E7K "Alf" in the two tone "China Theater" camouflage. I'm doing these in a batch as I never did the aircraft for the Chokai, so I'd thought I'd get off my posterior and get them done too.

Mike. :)

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