nedeľa 11. októbra 2009

About the PROFILE Edition - free-share aviation publications

About the PROFILE Edition

In my Profile edition I will try to resume all available photographs and information about aircrafts fighting in WW2, which are often interpreted with several mistakes or inaccuracies. I am an aircraft modeller and I have built (or I am going to build) aircrafts described in my profiles. Therefore all mentioned information is very helpful for other modellers. Photographs published in each issue confirm all information. A Modeller’s section reviewing the decals in available scales is often a part of the profile. Some of the profiles may also include a model kits review.

The profiles may differ each other in the depth of the research according to the inaccuracies or mistakes in interpretation and the number of available information and photographs as well. All profiles are in English and in PDF format. These issues are free of charge!!! I am not a trader, just a modeller who shares his issues with the other modellers.

Following profiles have been already published:

Profile No.1: Bell P-39 "Air A Cutie"

This profile answers following questions:
- Correct version?
- Number of aircrafts named Air A Cutie?
- Camouflage and marking variants?

Also contains:
- 5 available photographs with comments,
- 3 camouflage schemes for all marking versions,
- Modeller’s section with decal reviews in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.

Special features:
- 1/32 scale Zotz decals review,
- Authentic and historically accurate colour nude ladies to print your own decals.

Profile No.2: N.A. P-51D Mustang "Cripes A Mighty 3rd"/"Petie 2nd"

This profile is a Camouflage and marking guide for:
- P-51D-5-NA Cripes A Mighty 3rd flown by Maj. Preddy
- P-51D-10-NA Petie 2nd flown by Lt.Col. Meyer

It contains:
- 15 available photographs,
- marking evolution description,
- 3 colour camouflage and marking schemes for both Mustangs.

Also contains a brief decals review describing the most casual mistakes or inaccuracies.

Profile No.3: Messerschmitt Bf 109D "Luchs" - Mölders in the Spanish civil war

Answers the question about correct upper camouflage colour.

Reveals the big mistake in part of the personal marking.

Also contains:
- 6 available photographs with comments,
- Detailed description of the personal marking,
- Camouflage and marking schemes for 3 versions,
- Modeller’s section reviewing 1/72 and 1/48 decals,
- Links to the 1/72 and 1/48 scale model kits review

Upcoming profile (late October 2009):

Profile No.4: Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik Part 1 - The single seater

This profile will contain:
- Photographs of number of single seat Il-2s in combat from 1. series to the Il-2I version,
- Camouflage and marking for number of single seat Il-2s (side and top views),
- Description of visual differences among all single seat Il-2 versions,
- Reviews of 1/72 and 1/48 scale decals,
- Reviews of 1/72 scale model kits.

Further profiles in construction:

- Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik Part 2 - The two-seater,

- Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress - "Memphis Belle"/"Knock-Out Dropper"

These profiles should be ready in or November 2009. AVAILABLE NO MORE

What do you need to do to obtain a desired profile? Just contact me and ask for it at:

Your feedback or any suggestion for further profiles is welcome as well.