Big thanks for your latest Profile Book # 9 "Pacific fighters". I have all your previous profile books and it is an incredible development that you have made through the series of flight and armor profile books.
What I appreciate most besides the superb color profiles are the informative and interesting texts that bring the aircraft and its pilots to life in a way that few writers have managed to do before. Thanks to your thorough research, the reader really gets a better insight into and an understanding of the conflict areas and the efforts that both the aircraft and the pilots were involved in in the Pacific war / The Pacific war.
I am also impressed with the width of the 130 color profiles with known and unknown aircraft and pilots. Please continue with this direction in upcoming profile books! Also continue with the size comparisons between aircraft and armored vehicles, this will bring new knowledge to the reader.
The only thing I would like to see more of in the future is your comments and comments regarding painting and labeling of upcoming flight and armor profiles, I think it is also interesting to find out if it is "standard patterns and standard colors" such as the profile aircraft is painted in, or if there is something very special about the color choice or camouflage of this particular airplane ... There are always new facts or newly discovered color images that can change "old perceptions".
I would also like to congratulate you on your new career as a full-time writer and artist, we are very much appreciated by many around the world!
PLEASANT SUMMER, With warm greetings!
Just received and enjoyed your new book related with Pacific fighters....every book is even better and don't know where is your limit. On this case the additional longer texts are a very valuable information for the profiles, very well done and of course I recommend the book as a must. Now, waiting for the next one...apart of the next German tanks book ....any clue about the next one the list???
I've just finished reading your last book and it is, once again, outstanding! A real pleasure for the eyes! I've greatly appreciated your beautiful profiles and specially the weathering. The captions are very interesting giving an excellent context to the profiles. I've learned many interesting things! A big thanks for your high quality work!
Now I have browsed your last book.
Scanned, for as much information as you have written under each
profile then it takes time to read everything and digest. The
first "chapter" with a summary is great and I didn't
know much about the Japanese pilots and their relationship (no
aces!). And I'm after all spoiled from previous books with your
exquisite profiles, so I wasn't disappointed, wonderful and so
many different types. I didn't know there were so many types
in Japan. Now I have to study ...
Hi Claes, your new book arrived Friday, June 14, and the opening of the package was, as always, a moment of true joy and discovery on an area of aeronautical history that still has many surprises. the images are beautiful but the Profile book n. 9 is not just an album of beautiful drawings, it is a true illustrated story text.
Claes Sundin's latest profile collection
is his first book exclusively focused on the fighter aircraft
serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations from 1941 to 1945.
I received the book and I thank you very much; it looks a fantastic job. I really appreciate the long text that improves every profile, even if it mainly refers to the pilot story. Thank you again for your wonderful book.
I just received the beautiful book and have spent part of the day absorbing it. The art is tremendous, as expected, and the extent of the text is far more than I recall in similar volumes.
Claes has delivered a first-class profile book. The texts that are longer and fuller perfectly complement the beautiful profiles. What stands out in my opinion is the varying green flaking nuances of the Japanese fighters. Binding and printing are also first-class. Looking forward to the next book.
The book contains 136 outstanding profile-drawings from Japanese and Allied Fighters. Not only you can view the magnificent large profile-captions but the book gives an interesting impression of the Pacific war as a lead-in. Every fighter-drawing is provided with information about the pilot, his background, the plane and his squadron. It describes also the situation where the plane and its pilot were dealing with. An overall impression of the planes and its men fighting a severe war in the Pacific during WWII. A beautiful hard-cover book with prints on quality paper. A lust for the eye and very interesting for people who love profile side-views and are well interested in the period from WWII.
Another gorgeous book of Claes in my hands, even if the title is one step behind from others WW II combat titles, the planes, camouflage and the men who participated have nothing less than the mighty Luftwaffe subject. I enjoyed the P-38 special camouflages and some very interesting colorful Japanese. I feel pleased and as usually say about Claes books, you must have it in your library it's a must. Looking forward for the next title
Claes did it again. Another superb
book about a matter really interesting but sometimes overlooked
in the books about WW2. And this time the book is more complete
than books before from Claes (and it was very difficult), because
there are 130 aircraft profiles (not 124) and the texts are longer
and very very interesting. About the profiles, without doubts
Claes is one of the best illustrators in the world, and in this
book he proves it again. Never before the Pacific aircraft schemes
looked so good and astonishing.
I have it since yesterday. Simply gorgeous!
"I am fascinated by the very first moment, outstanding artwork combined with very well researched background information. Quit good mixture of all fighters that participate and my favorite, the J3M Raiden is also covered with several pieces. The introduction is a must to read not only to get the historical background also to understand how these profiles are created. It's another excellent reference for modellers and other interested people by Claes, very well done!" Claes, you could be very proud about your new book, have an extra beer this evening!
Claes´ books are getting better and better, with more exhaustive describing texts. He can be justifyably proud of the result of his labours. Fantastic profiles. Can be strongly recommended. One small point though: The colours are in my view slightly subdued.