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Everything posted by Wolfram-Harms

  1. Same here - waiting for FLYING CIRCUS. Three projects in the works are pretty much to do. But I hope that with the new engine they will have something lasting a bit. Will I ever see a "Pacific" sim before I am too old to fly it? I doubt it...
  2. Hagar, when you'd come to rescue me, I'd have a 50/50 chance of survival - do I get that right?
  3. Well, Hagar, if you'd be flying in real life, you wouldn't want to shoot at your own friends, would you? So, if in doubt, you better not fire. In WW1 crates it is quite useless anyway to fire at an aircraft, when you can't even recognise, what it is. The trick in those days was to go so close that you could read the opponent's altimeter.
  4. I had the same in WAR THUNDER. The latest UPDATE brought changes which made all my REPLAYS obsolete. This can happen when a game is still getting updated; it is no game problem - it is only just a pity. I had a REPLAY where I killed 5 tanks in a row without getting killed myself. Saved it to make a little video of it one soon day. Gone with the wind now. Not sure if I can ever be that good again - sob!
  5. Muahahahahaaa!!! The Pup was a fine aircraft! Only just not a very dangerous warcraft with one "Pop-pop-pop!" slow machine gun.
  6. I had seem an airfield screenshot with ground objects. I guess some tanks will be possible. They didn't have too many of them in those days though. Too dark to read in them. And a book would only catch fire, when the German flamethrowers blow their burning oil into the tank.
  7. Such films remind me of Goebbels' propaganda films: purely emotional distortion of truth, overpowering you with rousing music. Such films have nothing to do with real wars.
  8. Well, every time you press the "Center" command (which I need a lot), this will be lost again.
  9. With PERSIL, all the fabric would be sheer WHITE, SP1969 ! That's why I fly the Albatros. Wooden fuselage, varnished. Before the Lozenge, the wing surfaces were painted with real paint. They cleaned them, and they painted them over. Aircraft which were mostly covered with fabric, showed more "aging". I read that the outspitted Castor oil "ate" the color. Here is more than enough "inspiration" for all who like to add "weathering". https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=7cf7e9f7dec91b2f23fadccf4ee1df0d&topic=2015.msg32720#msg32720 Obviously, the guys at Peter Jackson's "Vintage Aviator" are not as tidy and disciplined as any officers and mechanics of the Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte. Mmuahahahahaaa!!! Okay - before the Brits start another war against me: here is some oil staining on an Albatros...
  10. "Rosebud's Early Aviation" is a fine website for identifying planes. At least, if you have SOME idea about the nationality. Cause you have to click each link to see the photos, and that is a looong list... The site was gone for some time, but then someone saved it as a historical archive. I found plenty of interesting craft there, which I had never heard of before. Enjoy! http://chezpeps.free.fr/musee/early/archive1.htm EDIT: Dammit, the site cannot be reached? At least for me... Is it down again? Does anybody know a newer address?
  11. SeaWolf, you can set the "opacity" of each layer with PHOTOSHOP. So you could have "inbetween statuses" of dirt. From what I have read, the German mechanics kept the aircraft very tidy and cleaned them, painted them, fixed bullet holes etc. I guess the Entente did it similar, but don't know. I have read about planes being dirty or mud-covered, when they had quick advances in wet weather and landed on conquered enemy airfields with no own workshops, tools, brushes and brooms. But generally, they were quite aware, that they were given the latest and most advanced weapons for the time, and they treated them carefully. Also, there was often a lot of time at their hands, and from my own army time I remember only too well what would be on the schedule for such days: cleaning and maintenance. The pilots went to the hangars or tents and talked with the chief mechanic about the planes, about repairs, about bracing the wires, about attachments for flares or rear mirrors etc., about personal paint jobs. I guess they handled their kites a bit like many people today handle their new car. Keep it neat and good-looking.
  12. If you ever need Germans, we could make some test lines (though I don't like my own voice from my answering machine...).
  13. All claimed within 4 hours - nobody say the fans and users aren't reading their forum!
  14. Can any good IL-2 flyer please fly and record a "barrel roll" and post a video of it, in outside view? I tried flying that manover after reading, how it should be done - but I failed to get anywhere near. Thanks in advance! EDIT: I was flying a Bf109 G-4.
  15. Thank you so much, LuseKofte, for the "Havoc" campaign - will get this fighter pilot into a bomber's seat for once! La Gomera - Tenerife ? I guess you found some sum down there? Here in Berlin, it's all grey. BUT: great for playing games. No-one interrupts you with "let's go out for a walk!"
  16. Do you work with PHOTOSHOP? There are several ways then. You can select the LAYER with the color, and go to "Image", "Corrections", and there to "Dynamics/Saturation". Reduce "Dynamic" or even both slightly, until you find it suitable. Dog's thin layer of grey might also work - you can change the "Opacity" of that LAYER to get the right effect.
  17. Let's hope so, Baeumer - I once had hoped for a release on the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. What a perfect date that would have been... Some well-known airfields were promised to be installed in the map, so I expect Boistrancourt to be one of them. I really hope they won't fail us there.
  18. Do I get this right? You give away more than one CAMPAIGNs? And I'll get one? In that case: a BIG THANK YOU, LuseKofte ! Looking forward to it!
  19. PS: the real life aviators always came too late for intercepting a Luftschiff (Zeppelin). For WW1 aircraft it took them quite some time to climb to good altitude, and they never knew exactly where the airship was, so it had to be found first, and then only one group MIGHT have been close enough to try. Arthur Gould Lee's great book "No Parachute!" contains a passage about Zeppelin defense - he was in the squadron that was called home for airship defense for some time.
  20. Watch the whole long Zeppelin stuff as well - it is really well made for the time! Heck - watch all of it - it is a classic; a pioneer work on the field of air combat movies. Of course it was also the first film to show those scarfaced pre-Nazi German bastards, also named "Huns"... Karl though, the "bombardier, misleads the Zeppelin - he doesn't want London to get bombed, and so he drops them in the Serpent, a lake in Hyde Park. So, at least one "good" German (not in the eyes of German High Command though...)
  21. ...and that was yet only grounded! Have you ever seen Howard Hughes magnificent film "HELL'S ANGELS"? The film was made in 1929 and premiered early 1930, so the Great War had only ended 12 years earlier. Hughes had bought real Fokker aircraft, and the flying stunts were all flown by real WW1 pilots - some German planes even by Germans. Here is the full movie - if you haven't seen it, watch it! Great Zeppelin scenes too! For war-style Fokker scenes, go to 1:33:45 h. Hughes had filmed the footage from a two-seater (or several), and the filming was quite dangerous for all involved.
  22. I couldn't have said it any shorter! Those two aircraft, and I'll be happy! And the Arras map, of course! I want to finally PLAY "Flying Circus" - over Kuban with a Pfalz I feel misplaced...
  23. Thanks, Finkeren and LuseKofte. I know SOME Norwegian names, like Geitost or Rømmegrød. This one was new to me!
  24. No idea what Po2 is, but I'd be glad to try a scripted campaign (never tried one yet). Thank you for your generous offer! What does LuseKofte mean (if anything)?
  25. ...and it was used with good success as a balloon killer.
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