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01 Jun 2008, 13:11
Here are a few images from the latest projects I'm improving. At first I was just going to do enough to have hardened shelters to park in but, as usual, I'm starting to get carried away...:)
Ali Air Base tower in Iraq (http://fsupgrade.com/images/aliabtower.jpg)
Balad Air Base HAS group in Iraq (http://fsupgrade.com/images/balad_group.jpg)
Kirkuk Air Base typical HAS in Iraq (http://fsupgrade.com/images/kirkuk.jpg)
A wooden watch tower developed from a compromise of known types in Iraq (http://fsupgrade.com/images/watch_tower.jpg)
Tent City at Ali Air Base in Iraq (http://fsupgrade.com/images/ali_tent_city.jpg)
01 Jun 2008, 17:10
Wow, they're really nice. I love that wooden tower.
I made a control tower recently, using photos I took on site as textures. I found that if I added a 50% alpha mask to the window areas then I got a realistic reflection and could still see the detail of the room inside.
01 Jun 2008, 21:12
Thanks Simon! Your tower sounds great... Any pics?? The only detailed tower I completed was one for my KSGJ scenery. It's not as good as it will be... when I rebuild and re-release the airport.
The Ali AB tower uses only textures to simulate the window reflections. Since I don't know much about it, and only have one pic, I figured I'd do a "best guess" model instead of trying to be too detailed.
02 Jun 2008, 10:51
Looking good Ken! FS9, FSX. or other?
02 Jun 2008, 12:52
Thanks Simon! Your tower sounds great... Any pics??
Sorry, I'd love to show them but I was granted access to a restricted facility where photography is normally not allowed in order to create the scenery for a military simulator. (Believe me, it's not anywhere near as exciting as it sounds...!)
02 Jun 2008, 19:55
Understood Simon... that kind of access is a privilege even if it is for work.:cool:
Thanks Jim. Right now it's for FS9. When I eventually complete the building of my next PC (soon) I'll start messing with FSX... I hope.:rolleyes:
Until then... how about some newly created night time textures?
Ali Air Base HAS at night (http://fsupgrade.com/images/aliab_has_night.jpg)
Ali Air Base tower at night (Back) (http://fsupgrade.com/images/aliabtower_back_night.jpg)
Ali Air Base tower at night (Front) (http://fsupgrade.com/images/aliabtower_front_night.jpg)
An older style HAS at night (http://fsupgrade.com/images/angular_has_night.jpg)
UAV canvas hangars at night (http://fsupgrade.com/images/canvas_flowthru_at_night.jpg)
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