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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      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".

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  1. There is a nice web site on SCW subjects: http://bioold.science.ku.dk/drnash/model/spain/did.html I trust them regarding what was used. There is a chapter on Buzzard in Spain in this book: https://www.iberlibro.com/AVIONES-GUERRA-CIVIL-ESPAÑOLA-19361939-MIRANDA/9227250189/bd Cheers J-W
  2. John, many thanks. Indeed - they use everythink available. Even late WWI types like DH-9 and Martyniside Buzzard (both on the top of stash ) Cheers J-W
  3. GrzeM, Thanks ! So here is about the pilot (in Spanish): http://malraux.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/images_documents_delfrade.pdf https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escuadrilla_España https://www.sbhac.net/Republica/Imagenes/PersoFare/PersoFare.htm In Summary - he was head of the fighter group of French volountiers, died on 9 July 1937 (that I found elswhere) in Asturias. Many thanks Beard, Steve, Celt, Phoenix for comments. Indeed the machine is much better known in Poland then all around the world, since almost whole production was bought by Poland army. Besides some 50 used in Poland only single items were used in Turkey, Soviet Union and Spain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blériot-SPAD_S.51 Best regards J-W
  4. Hi, Next small bird of Spanish Civil War - the Bleriot-Spad 51. It was French fighter from 1923/4. So defintly obsolate at outbreak of SCW. The painting intendet to follows photo and profile published on Czech web page Valka https://www.valka.cz/14695-Na-spanelskem-nebi-Bleriot-SPAD-S-51-a-S-91 Basicly model is OOB, however there are differents between this scheme and scheme from AZ box - the struts are comouflaged, the red belt on fuselage is semi transparent for green patches, a small red star is on fin. What can be added - the carpet monster eaten original PE prop hub - now it is a home made surogat. Moreover - I found two mistakes in AZ instruction in scheme for riging and made riging following photos (namely - the rear pair of cables from lower wing goes as should go to fuselage, not to upper wing, and the riging of u/c is between main legs, not supporting struts). The propeller I made a bit more worn, since the rest of painting must be rather fresh when machine crashed in fall of 1936. The pilot was French volunteer Abdel Guideze (it is on Czech web page) - but Google does not know him. Perhaps someone heard anything who was this pilot? Here is the model: So this is No 34 SCW subject on my shelves Comments welcome regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  5. Very nice result indeed! Cheers J-W
  6. Very nice as always your models are. I've learnt some new details about use of Wirraways as fighters against Japaneese in New Guinea...Thanks for this story Cheers J-W
  7. Hmm, not bad, indeed Congrats! I am impressed... J-W
  8. Nice! Is it the first Valom HP Harrow at RFI? I think so... Cheers J-W
  9. Many thanks, Phoenix. Indeed - the duel beetween I-15 and Bf-109 seems to be not a symmetrical. The aerobatic properties of I-15 gave some chances agains speed of Bf-109, though. Anyway - the ace career of Petrovic (seven vicitories and then sudden death) happend during only two weeks of July 1937... Cheers J-W
  10. Certainly no turret, like here Cheers J-W
  11. I like it - Henschel is is rather shallow in my stash from the top, I was thinking on this scheme for it in 1/72... Cheers J-W
  12. Very nice presentation! Like it a lot J-W
  13. Great photos of excellent model! Congrats J-W