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Postby Charl » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:31 pm

Nice pic...I do have a soft spot for the lines of the QE2 though, had the pleasure of bumping into her in Sydney, on her very last cruise.

Next stop is the Coromandel Peninsula.
A four-step production: photoreal overlain by some great autogen and custom airports, and a little extra texture tweak.
I love flying this beautiful scenery, and have just the aircraft to do it in.

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Postby Ian Warren » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:11 pm

Beauty Screen , the modified Boeing would be supreme thru this area , tent in the back , camping cooker cool.gif
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Postby Charl » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:55 pm

Yup, and fishing rod lashed to a strut.
Over the hump, here we go...on the way east there's a couple of rural strips that make Courcheval look tame, Kauaeranga is one.
This baby just eats 'em.

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Postby Ian Warren » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:57 pm

I guessed there is enough room for your fishing pole as well , you really don't need an airfield for this machine .
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Postby Charl » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:29 am

This is a "Scenery Thread" not a "Screenshot Thread", but sometimes you cannot hold back.
Here's NZWT Whitianga:

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Postby Ian Warren » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:51 pm

I knew it , knew it , this plane was going to get every were . smile.gif

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QUOTE (Trolly @ Mar 18 2011,8:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the subject of the QM2- here's a quick snap Colin Hunter took out my passenger window from when she was in Auckland this year:

Andy - Great photo , missed that photo and its wicked , Thanx Colin cool.gif
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Postby Charl » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:26 am

Up we go...another of those instant developments in the making on the east coast

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Postby Naki » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:49 am

Hey you can't land there! ..I guess it was just flyover anyway. It's closed as from late last year
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Postby Splitpin » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:26 pm

What a trip........thanks Charl ....love that old boeing thumbup1.gif
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:32 pm

What was the old TV advert , "Don't Leave Home till ya seen the Country" .... guess they were talking the real World rolleyes.gif
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Postby Charl » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:32 pm

Cheers 'Pin...
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What was the old TV advert , "Don't Leave Home till ya seen the Country" .... guess they were talking the real World rolleyes.gif
Tell you what, I've sometimes learned more about places by visiting them in Flight Simulator, than if I'd bought a package tour and hoofed it through.
And, I've visited places because they looked interesting in the sim!

Naki I didn't land, but I was driving a Bull Stearman.
When you have a Bull Stearman, you can do things...
(I suspect Whitianga doesn't look like that any more either.)

Last stop now:

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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:59 pm

Charl wrote:
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Tell you what, I've sometimes learned more about places by visiting them in Flight Simulator, than if I'd bought a package tour and hoofed it through.
And, I've visited places because they looked interesting in the sim!

Weird thing Charl , you have nailed it , many people don,t even look out there back door , in making scenery you have to understand the area your in , simple go there and look . ohmy.gif
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Postby Charl » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:16 pm

OK now the conundrum: after the Stearman, what do you step into, to take the leap across the Hauraki Gulf?
From the sublime to the ridiculous you say?
Yes but I don't have a good AirTruk!
Instead, "inspired" by the photo inset, we wing our way over Waiheke and the city, to home base NZAA



Astonishingly, the most current FS9 scenery for Auckland Airport is almost a decade old!
Brilliant in its day but really needing an update which may never happen...busy place nonetheless:

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Postby Charl » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:50 pm

Whenever I see it from this angle, I am reminded of a giant aircraft carrier, somehow bonded to the parking lot.
Perhaps one day, Monty Python-esque, it will tear loose, and with a few captive taxiing Jumbos, head off toward the Manakau Heads, and into the sunset

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Postby Charl » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:44 pm

'Course there be Warbirds here...



They come from here (mostly):

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Postby Ian Warren » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:38 pm

Now that is , both Harvard shot s that is put in its place , the 'Roaring Forties' are really alive cool.gif
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Postby Charl » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:11 am

They sure are...you have to admire the guys' dedication, keeping those old planes aloft.
And who knows, there may even be a Mozzie for Easter this year.



(Placeholder here, until Wild Bill gets around to Manfred Jahn's C-47)

Ardmore, like NZAA, has to rely on decade-old scenery for FS9, but it's also plenty busy



Had a good play with the Harvards, rest are here:
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Postby Ian Warren » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:07 pm

Your running out off Country soon , there is a brilliant little photoreal Whangarei by David Quirey , after that you may have to do a return trip in FSX smile.gif

Guess your are going to make it to Omaka or are you , bitta camping gear , sure someone could set you up directly on the airfield winkyy.gif
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Postby Charl » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:05 pm

Thanks I'll have a liddlelooksie...FSX well you guys will have to come up with a heck of a lot of scenery between now and end March, when this show ends!
Omaka: hoping yes but first I'll camp on NZAR threshold to see if Mozzie actually flies.

Now, over to the other side of town:



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Postby Ian Warren » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:43 pm

Forgot ole Whenuapia , no did,nt biggrin.gif , but in a Adrian Brausch P3 ya only ten minutes away from Whangarei , maybe in the KBT model or the Captain Sim Herc , the choice is limitless smile.gif
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