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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Forthcoming: Italian Secret Projects
« Last post by elmayerle on February 21, 2019, 10:33:12 am »
Most excellent news as I am eagerly awaiting this title.  I've been very interested in Italian aircraft since interning at AerMacchi "way back when" (summer of 1972).
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Forthcoming: Italian Secret Projects
« Last post by Nick Sumner on February 21, 2019, 05:02:50 am »
That IS good news!
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: New Natter book
« Last post by newsdeskdan on February 21, 2019, 03:42:38 am »
On Facebook, Robert Forsyth answered a question about the cover regarding the lack of room for the pressure suit helmet to fit under the Natter's canopy:

Robert Forsyth: "For interest, I contacted the author and the artist about your comment and they have responded as follows:"

Brett Gooden: "In the Bachem Werk plan of the B-0 Natter shown in the book, the canopy has a distinctive upward hump in it which would have accommodated the pressure helmet adequately. The artist Barry Spicer had a problem with trying to represent this matter and built a small cardboard model of the cockpit and canopy area in order to try and solve it.”

Barry Spicer: "Regarding the canopy, it was the hardest part to represent given all of the curves, angles and perspective. I understand what the fellow is saying and perhaps there may be a slight inaccuracy, but I believe it is depicted reasonably well." 🤔
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Forthcoming: Italian Secret Projects
« Last post by GTX on February 21, 2019, 01:35:39 am »
Great news.  Thanks for the update.
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Could you please post some feedback about intermediate steps and unbuilt designs. The book is still unavailable in my country but I have on my list.
Thanks a lot.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Forthcoming: Italian Secret Projects
« Last post by CiTrus90 on February 20, 2019, 11:00:07 pm »
A cover was sourced but color profile artwork is still needed to compliment the photographs. Several chapters remain incomplete.

Hi Hikoki!

I've been working with Dan Sharp, Konstantin Udalov and the late Steve Pace on providing artworks for some of their great works and, as an Italian, I'd be more than interested in lending a hand if you need help with this project.
Please, feel free to contact me anytime ;)
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Forthcoming: Italian Secret Projects
« Last post by Hikoki1946 on February 20, 2019, 06:20:44 pm »
Greetings! So, it has been some time without word about ISP (Italian Secret Projects) so here is a brief update. Some of you may know that Midland Publishing, an imprint of Ian Allan Publishing, was sold off to Crécy Publishing. The sale included both of my JSP books as well as ISP which at the time was still in development. The book languished in "development hell" (to borrow the screenplay/film term) for a good while. In the meantime, work continued to get done by myself and Skybolt, albeit slowly as well as photographs collected. If I had to give a percentage, the book would be about 65% completed. A cover was sourced but color profile artwork is still needed to compliment the photographs. Several chapters remain incomplete.

Crécy Publishing has recently expressed the desire to get ISP back on track and get it to print. So, in the coming weeks, I'll be putting things together to see where the book stands in terms of in-hand content and what is still needed to finish it.

Thanks for the continued support!
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Yeah, my copy showed up yesterday as well. I love the paint scheme on JF-3, I don't recall having seen that before.
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My copy arrived yesterday and, at first glance, looks to be superb, thorough, and encyclopedic.   More as I get the opportunity to properly peruse it.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Last post by Wurger on February 20, 2019, 04:58:45 am »
Thanks!
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