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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.
Deacon

1:72 P-47D Thunderbolts (Academy/Revell)++FINISHED++

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I'd like to join in with this build as I need a P-47 for my RAF collection.

Academy's 1:72 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback". This will be finished in the markings of HD154 '18' of 73 OTU, RAF,

based at Fayid, Egypt 1946.

Here is a shot of the kit and decals.....

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And a closer look at the Freightdog illustrations.....

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I notice Enzio is doing the same scheme, but at least the kit is different! :D

Cheers

Deacon

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Thanks Mish.

With two of the Brits Abroad "Immediate Post-War RAf" P47's being built on this forum, I thought I would change the format of this build and include the third

P47 that can be built using this decal sheet. At the same time, as I am using a Revel kit for FL-O of 81 Squadron, I'll try to compare the two types of kit

to see the difference and let you decide which is the better (the Revell one cheaper by about £2.00)

So, here are the box shots of the Revell kit and the decal sheet.

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Cheers

Deacon

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Nearly went with the Academy one for my RAF Razorback build, but plumped for the Tamiya one in the end. Went with the Revell one for the Bubbletop, going to be doing a natural metal finish too. It builds up quite nicely, especially for £5.50.

Mark.

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Well as promised here are some comparison shots. Sorry about my photography skills.

Wheels wells, the Revell kit is at the top of the screen

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Fuselage, the Revell is the left and top respectively

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Engines, the one on the right is the Revell one and I think it is more detailed

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and here they are painted the the Revel one now on the left, just to keep you on your toes :blush:

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and that's it for the moment, you'll be pleased to know. ;)

Deacon

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I've steered away from the comparison as there are enough shots of both kits on this forum anyway.

Here is where I am with the two kits as of tonight.

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Cheers

Deacon

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Funnily enough that's exactly where I'm at with my Revell one too. Just got the OD to spray this morning and then the gloss coat tomorrow so I can decal it up on Thurs evening after work.

Mark.

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This is how far I have got with the Revell kit so far...

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Deacon

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Looking good! Looking forward to seeing your MK 1 with its decals on.

Mark.

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Here they are finished.....

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Thanks for the encouragement and help everyone. :D

Deacon

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Great looking Thunderbolts! I really like the Mk I, looks fantastic in that scheme. I think I might have to get that decal sheet and do one myself, would provide a nice contrast to my current Mk I once I get it finished....

Mark.

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