About us

STRATUS

Bartłomiej Belcarz

Artur Juszczak

Robert Pęczkowski

Dariusz Karnas

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History.

The roots of our publishing house date back to 1991, when it was founded
Plastic Fanatic as a magazine for modelers created by modelers. The lack of magazines for plastic modelers on the Polish market, which we strongly felt, resulted in the idea of creating such a magazine. The Provincial Cultural Center in Tarnobrzeg took us under its wing and provided money to publish the first issue in a staggering circulation of 300 copies.

The first editorial team is:

MAREK BRONKOWSKI
WŁODZIMIERZ DĘBICKI
ARTUR JUSZCZAK - originator of the magazine
DARIUSZ KARNAS
ROBERT PANEK
ROBERT PĘCZKOWSKI

The first four issues of FP were printed on a photocopier and their circulation did not exceed 300-400 copies. These numbers are currently practically unavailable, and their owners can consider themselves lucky.

Issue 5 of FP was already published by a new publisher, Marek Bronkowski, a member of the editorial staff, and it was an issue printed in a printing house, similar in appearance to a real newspaper.

The editorial team was then as follows:

MAREK BRONKOWSKI - publisher and editor-in-chief
WŁODZIMIERZ DĘBICKI
ARTUR JUSZCZAK
DARIUSZ KARNAS
ROBERT PANEK
ROBERT PĘCZKOWSKI

and permanent collaborators:

BARTŁOMIEJ BELCARZ
EUGENIUSZ MOCZUK

With this composition, we published another 11 issues, constantly improving the quality of printing and, we hope, the substantive content.

In 1997, after a two-year break in publishing FP, we returned to the first publisher WDK in Tarnobrzeg.

ARTUR JUSZCZAK became the editor-in-chief, while the editorial staff remained unchanged.

The last issue is FP 20, which was published in 1998. The fanatic ended his activities together with the Tarnobrzeg Voivodeship.

We also cooperated with the AJ-Press publishing house, publishing a series of MODELMANIA books together.
The books in this series were edited by:


Bartłomiej Belcarz
Artur Juszczak
Robert Pęczkowski

The following books were published in this series:

MiG-15
PZL P.11c
P-51D Mustang
Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire IX-XVI
Mitsubishi A6M Zero

After the publication of the last one (the sixth in the series), we parted ways with the AJ-Press publishing house and started publishing on our own.
Many years of previous cooperation with the publisher of the independent English magazine for plastic modelers "Mushroom Model Magazine" resulted in a joint series of books


Mushroom Model Publications.


The first book in this series was published in 1999. We then used the ISBN and the courtesy of the Diocesan Publishing House in Sandomierz.

We have been operating as Stratus Publishing House since 2001.