26 November 2012

The Great And Seedy Zindra Bike Tour - Part 11

After working on my planes quite intensively over the last weeks it's been time for some holiday again, well Some-holiday ;-) And holiday for me means usually switching for a while. So I gave myself in the kind but firm hands of my lovely sub and partner Emma and things went slightly - pony...

*totally agrees to the sign on the cart*

The tour continued where I stopped last time. Again in latex, seems to be a returning theme for me.

Yes, I know: authentic pony bridle missing..

Not far from our starting location we found a japanese-themed place.

They are never complete without pagoda ;-)

Alas, the place was pretty empty; and I don't mean zen-minimalism. Perhaps it wasn't finished yet.
A few meters further we discovered a castle:

Since the castles all look quite the same I made some pictures of Mistress Sunshine and me instead.

Orders a "Pony Walker Red Label"

"I'm not compensating."

I could also prove that the pony cart does well off road, maybe not perfectly though.

Back on the road we discovered an abandoned doll factory. The three letter-word-sign at the entrance gave us also a slight hint of what to expect (RLV, not the other word!)

After passing several entrance tunnels through my skillful handling of the ponycart we made it inside...

...just to get grabbed by devices of varying evilness.

It was quite fun and definitely something different to the usual trap places.

Too bad our excursion into the factory went so fast. I would really have liked more of these little mean traps. Anyway, later on I got a suiting head harness and Mistress Sunshine could convince our friend Taffy to - volunteer:

Ok, I admit the tag "bike tour" is a bit misleading *shrugs and pulls her cart*

18 November 2012

A Really Early Bird: Morane-Saulnier "Bullet"

Morane-Saulnier Type N "Bullet"

The Morane-Saulnier Type N, nicknamed "Bullet" because of its streamlined design, was one of the first airplanes used for combat.
It was used by the allies to counter the "Fokker Scourge" caused by the notorious Fokker Eindecker (monoplane) in 1915.

Like the Fokker Monoplane it was equipped with a fixed machine gun firing through the arc of the propeller. However, unlike the Fokker it didn't had a synchronizing mechanism. Instead deflecting metal wedges were mounted at the propeller to prevent it from being shot off.

The Morane was used by early aces like Jean Navarre, Roland Garros and Eugène Gilbert, who called his plane "Le Vengeur" (The Avenger).

The Morane Bullet is a real eye-catcher and piece of aeronautical history!

 Morane-Saulnier Type N "Bullet"

The Bullet comes in two historic versions: One with the markings of the French Aéronautique Militaire and one in the colours of the British Flying Corps.

Features of the Replica:
  • Realistic, low-lag flight script
  • TCS combat support
  • Animated propeller and rotary engine
  • Realistic engine sounds
  • Highly detailled with realistic textures

 Me and my Morane having a break somewhere at Blake Sea.

Check it out at my Store!

8 November 2012

New Plane Released + Major Overhaul: Less Land Impact, Better Textures and More Details!

I have been quite busy these days. For one thing I have released a new plane. A real WW1 classic. The Nieuport 17:

A sleek beauty: The Nieuport 17.

Being the successor of the Nieuport 11, the Nieuport 17 shared its light weight and agility, but was better armed and had a stronger engine.

It was very popular amongst its pilots. Famous Aces like Albert Ball, Georges Guynemer, Charles Nungesser, Billy Bishop and Raoul Lufberry scored many victories flying the Nieuport 17.

The Nieuport also marks a new phase in building for me. Using the latest land impact features I am now able to add much more details on my creations as ever before - whilst saving a significant amount of prims!

Of course I used these new possibilites on my already existing range of WW1 planes as well. Every machine was thoroughly updated and is amazingly close to its RL originals!

The Fokker Dr.1 in the colours of Manfed von Richthofen, the Red Baron

Fast, sturdy and very popular amongst british pilots: The S.E.5a.

A Masterpiece: The Fokker D.VII - the best fighter plane of the war.

The Backbone of the German Luftstreikräfte (Air Force): The Albatros D.Va...

...which was - painted blood red - used by Manfred von Richthofen in the summer of 1917.

The Sopwith Camel. The most successful fighter of the war.

As usual every airplane is available at my Marketplace store. For the next time I plan to release another batch of WW1 planes as well as an overhaul of the rest of my fleet. Stay tuned for more news :-)