Sunday, 3 January 2021
The manuscript edges closer to completion
I have no mixers in the house so I'm drinking gin with tap water as I research Soviet electronic warfare aircraft. The manuscript hand-in date is looming: January 31st. I will make it. Head down and keep at it. My Mac has decided this is a great time to embrace mindfulness and takes regular pauses to enjoy the moment, leaving me swearing at a spinning rainbow wheel. Unrelated crises also take the opportunity to do their thing. The gin and water works just fine though.
Some aircraft manufacturers have been very helpful (Saab and Dassault notably) others (names will be mentioned later) have been grumpy, slow and unpredictable. It’s hard to not to be positively biased towards the helpful companies so I guess its public relations money well spent. But bias must be put aside. Some of the photographs they have provided are unpiublished anywhere are extremely beautful.
The illustrator Andy Godfrey from The Teasel Studio has been incredible to work with. Here is one of the masterpieces he has created for the book, a fabulous Fokker DVII:
(Please don’t share this image on online thanks)
A huge thank you to everyone who has made The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes possible, we are doing all we can to make it a very special book. Happy New Year, Joe