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Lemsip's 'The Big Show' series by Pierre Clostermann


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So I have decided to use Pierre Clostermann's book and create separate short stories based on content from various chapters. Here are the first of those, please let me know if I should continue.

 

I plan to cover Roald Dahl's book 'Going Solo' after this, then maybe remake Paul Richey's 'Fighter Pilot' which I began in CloD, then when I get my hands on some books from the American or German perspective I will probably do the same thing with those.

 

Lemsip

 

 

Edit: Ill just keep adding these videos here to avoid making unnecessary topics.
 

Here is the playlist that has my videos in chronological order, ie from 1943 to 1945 as in the book.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIcVZtqUU_BX-85mdzfhRbW1j5tTH341I

 

Trailer added 15 May 2020

 

The Munsterland business added 22 May 2020

 

Tussle in the stratosphere added 30 March 2020

 

We shoot up Saint-André added 24 January 2020

 

Tempest vs Messerschmitt added 9 July 2020

 

Tempest v. Focke Wulf added 29 July 2020

 

A day like the others added 18 February 2020

 

Train busting added 15 July 2020

 

The Rhine added 18 November 2020

 

Flames at dusk added 27 January 2020

 

'A lesson from an expert' added 8 January 2021

 

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Nice video.

In RL that kind of landing probably best made in the grass alongside the runway.

I flew for awhile a 1956 Super Cub with bad brakes.

I'd just land alongside the runway to let the grass drag me to a stop.

I also, decades ago, witnessed the test flight of the  F-16 in Texas, in which the gear didn't come down.

In a cool bit of piloting, the pilot put it on the grass next to the runway. Almost no damage.

Grass is good.

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On 2/1/2020 at 2:33 AM, J5_Spyboy said:

Brings the book to life, well done. Do some more please. Salute

 

 

Thanks!

 

On 2/1/2020 at 7:13 AM, Flying_Colander said:

I tuned in to see the next episode. Keep up the good work. Maybe next week...

 

I plan to make another one within the next week or so. They take a bit of effort to make so I took a break for a while.

15 hours ago, LeLv30_Redwing said:

I appreciate a fellow filmmaker with an original idea, keep 'em coming!

 

Thankyou, I will continue without a doubt.

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Well done Lemsip, keep them coming. They were two of my favourite Chapters in the Pierre Closterman's  book 'The Big Show'. "We shoot up Saint-Andre" was a classic mission with a decision made by two wild French RAF pilots to visit one of their original home bases now occupied by the Luftwaffe - they got more than they bargained for!

"Flames in the Dusk" was another great chapter which you have really nailed, the weather at the time was appalling.

I am currently trying very hard to learn how to use the Mission builder and re-create some of 'The Big Show' missions. Just a couple of questions - 1. Do you have to recreate the exact mission to successfully video it? 2. I noticed you had another Spitfire skin representing Jacques Spitfire, plus extra Tempest skins. Did you make these, if so I would like to get some copies with your permission.

DFLion

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7 hours ago, DFLion said:

Well done Lemsip, keep them coming. They were two of my favourite Chapters in the Pierre Closterman's  book 'The Big Show'. "We shoot up Saint-Andre" was a classic mission with a decision made by two wild French RAF pilots to visit one of their original home bases now occupied by the Luftwaffe - they got more than they bargained for!

"Flames in the Dusk" was another great chapter which you have really nailed, the weather at the time was appalling.

I am currently trying very hard to learn how to use the Mission builder and re-create some of 'The Big Show' missions. Just a couple of questions - 1. Do you have to recreate the exact mission to successfully video it? 2. I noticed you had another Spitfire skin representing Jacques Spitfire, plus extra Tempest skins. Did you make these, if so I would like to get some copies with your permission.

DFLion

 

Firstly, thanks very much Im glad you enjoy my work.

 

1. My videos usually consist of 4 or 5 missions that centre around each section of the video. For example, the takeoff is created in ME then I disable the takeoff commands and just create the dogfight scene in another part of the map and so on. It is therefore easier to have multiple 'retrys' of a scene if it isnt to my liking cause I dont have to refly an entire mission.

 

2. The squadron markings I have have downloaded from the forum and Ill link them here within the next day or so as Im not home at the moment.

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On 2/14/2020 at 4:07 PM, DFLion said:

Well done Lemsip, keep them coming. They were two of my favourite Chapters in the Pierre Closterman's  book 'The Big Show'. "We shoot up Saint-Andre" was a classic mission with a decision made by two wild French RAF pilots to visit one of their original home bases now occupied by the Luftwaffe - they got more than they bargained for!

"Flames in the Dusk" was another great chapter which you have really nailed, the weather at the time was appalling.

I am currently trying very hard to learn how to use the Mission builder and re-create some of 'The Big Show' missions. Just a couple of questions - 1. Do you have to recreate the exact mission to successfully video it? 2. I noticed you had another Spitfire skin representing Jacques Spitfire, plus extra Tempest skins. Did you make these, if so I would like to get some copies with your permission.

DFLion

 

So it looks like the 3SQN Tempest skins have been deleted, and they were provided to me individually so I don't think I can get them for you. However, I was able to find to the 602SQN skins here.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/0ddf78nica5phj5/SpitfireMkIXe_4k-602_A_v101.zip/file

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15 hours ago, LeLv30_Redwing said:

Thanks, enjoyed watching that. Takes a lot of work to do these!

 

Yes, I'm sure you would know with your series! Love the dialogue in your episodes, I hope to do that too someday.

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very dramatic series, it perfectly transfers the chaos ww2 pilots go through. very much enjoyed watching. please go on! 

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On 7/31/2020 at 5:12 PM, Tundra_ said:

Great to watch Lemsip, currently reading the book 😀

 

On 8/1/2020 at 2:46 AM, Falcon41 said:

Lemsip,

    Great series.  Loved the way you adapted the descriptions in the book to the videos.  Keep up the good work.

Falcon

 

Thanks guys, I think it adds a lot to have read the book and then watch a film type medium. It adds some more appreciation of the danger those men went through.

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1 hour ago, StG77_Darbzy said:

Great videos! Keep it up!

 

44 minutes ago, Furni said:

These are great videos Lemsip , I read the book sometime ago and I’m now reading it again after seeing your videos - keep them coming. 😀

 

Thanks! Ill keep making them as long as there's material from the book

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New video released! 'The Rhine' takes place the day of Operation Varsity Plunder. Enjoy! 

 

P.S. check out the new video thumbnails, looks much better now :)

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Clostermann's famous encounter with what was most likely Hans Dortenmann is shown in my new episode 'A lesson from an expert' (check OP). After a bit of a hiatus due to my old PC dying, Im back! Hope you like the better performance, enjoy!

 

Lemsip

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