When I started this site in May
2004, my purpose was to offer aircraft skins (textures) and missions for the
players of a combat flight simulator called "IL-2 Sturmovik".
The idea soon expanded to offer resources to skin and mission makers.
I've always been interested in history, especially
military history, and as a Finn, the Finnish front has been closest to my
heart when it comes to WW2. When the flight simulator series brought Finland
in the game, and when I saw there was interest towards it, I decided to add
some history to my site mostly as a resource for the mission and campaign
makers, but also to give a glimpse of a not-so-well-known history to many.
In 2007 this site was put on hold while I found a new
hobby in the wonderland of 3D graphics in a form of DAZ Studio and Poser.
After a while I finally fullfilled one of my long time dreams and learned to
model myself. Even before that I started a new section as kind of a sub-site
and have since uploaded poses, textures and 3D models for 3D artists to use.
Now these two parts of this site have finally been merged
under the name of "Porsimo's Forgotten Media".
Why is this site called as "Porsimo's Forgotten
Well, the first name was Porsimo's Skins, but that
was abandoned soon, because there began to be much more stuff than just
skins. I was trying to come up with a better name for the site, when I
thought "how many people will actually come here, and how many of
them will return? Probably not many...". So, if somebody even finds
my site, s/he will probably soon forget it. It was also time, when the
latest product in the IL-2 flight simulator series was called "Forgotten
Battles", so the new name was quite natural continuum from these two.
Why there are swastikas all over the site? Am I some
kind of a nazi?
No, I'm not a nazi nor have any sympathies towards them.
There are few occassions where a actual nazi swastika is shown. These are
plane skins, images of them and some artwork. These are for historical
accuracy. For historical accuracy are also the other swastikas, the Finnish
national insignias from 1918 - 1944 which do not have any connection or
relation to nazism or its symbols. These are the airforce's blue swastika in
white roundel and armored troops' "short-legged" black swastika
with white "shadow". Both were taken in use in 1918 i.e. some time
before nazis adopted the symbol.