This DVD ended up in my hands not by accident. Some time ago there
were very detailed pictures of Su-27 Flanker published at modellers
board on www.sukhoi.ru. The author of the pictures - Maxim Kyrychenko,
a.k.a. bulbul, told me the pcitures were taken at Besoves airbase,
North-West of Russia.
Afterwards I asked
Maxim few times for specific shots to be made (like missiles, intakes,
ladder etc.) at Besovec and for his permission to publish some
of his pictures on different
involved in various aftermarket project for Flanker models (e.g.
Chris from zactomodels.com). This raised a huge interest to the
pictures within the western modellers community.
I passed this info
to Maksim and it brought him an idea to organise the pictures,
burn a disc and sale it for those crazy about Flanker and those
who forever fell in love with aviation.
Before that step I
made a very simple marketing research which confirmed the interest
to the disc idea and after some time of various considerations
about how the disc should look like it finally saw the light. The
DVD was ready to be released.
So, what this DVD
First, as it is clear
from the title, it is a DVD-ROM. So it will require to have DVD-drive
to read the disc.
Secondly, this is
917 (!) higly detailed pictures in high-resolution (not less than
Thirdly, it is build-in
viewer which is, I have to say, a bit limited (for example, you
have to close a picture first to see another one). However, the
user-friendly menu and catalogue system of the pictures devided
by "topics" like engine, missiles, cockpit etc (see the screenshoot
above) allow you to find quickly any picture you need, zoom it
in or out to fit your screen or save it to your hard-drive by right-click
on your mouse.
Below is an example picture in reduced
resolution (left engine compartment)
the disc is very useful and easy to use, there is not installation
routine or alike. But most important it has all the picture any
modeller needs to have in order to super detail a model of Flanker
in any scale.
The price of the DVD
of 20USD +5USD for p&p is, I believe, reasonable, considering the
quality and number of the pictures. The payment can be done via
PayPal. Should anyone wish to buy the disc please send
me an email with your name, address for delivery and valid email to which I
will then send PayPal's money request.
The DVD may be
downloaded if you prefer to do so.