From the illustrator’s view this is one of the strongest month releases I ever had. In the first week of March I have delivered final profiles for the forthcoming publication about the operation Dragoon, which took place on the European soil in WW2. Work on the dozens of profiles as well as various nose art and tail markings was done in less than two months and in following days this publication will go into the print. In this moment I use some free time to have a short break and relax and then I will continue into the next project- making of a set of color profiles of the French cargo plane and airliner plane SE 2010 ‘Armagnac’. I am sure that all work will be completed in March and publication will go into print in April. Another publication will be released at the end of this month and it will be published in Finland. Publication will be about the famous air fighter unit LeLv. 26 and for this publication a few of my color profiles will be used.
But this is not all- in UK a book about the Hawker Hunter is in preparation and it will be out after one month of delay. Instead of February it will be out in March and the material for this book was submitted in December 2008. For the book is expected to be the top publication ever about this very important airplane. Last year I have also submitted a lot of color profiles, pencil art as well technical drawings for the book about the Fokker S-14 Machtrainer. This airplane was the world’s first jet trainer and it is a wonder that such a publication was not available before. As well my good friend and book author Nico Braas, said, the book is in the final text editing and it will go to the publisher in April.
Other things I have released in this moment is for the Aero Journal, historical magazine from France, and in new issue No. 8 is printed on back cover color profiles related to the German Luftwaffe airplanes and development of the national insignia from 1938 to 1945. British magazines MAM and SAMI published a great number of profiles of late war samples of Focke Fulf190, versions A and F, sole file of Hawker Hurricane as well set of profiles of Mitsubishi A6M5 Rei Shiki fighter.
Definitely good month!! And more to come this year is the books and special editions about Messerschmitt Bf109, Mustang, B-17, Spitfireâ€¦