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#3393483 - 09/19/11 05:51 PM The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011
GloDark7 Offline

Registered: 02/13/11
Posts: 451
Loc: Pale Blue Dot
The Wings of Prey
Airshow 2011
(a virtual airshow)

I had the idea for this a while ago after the introduction of the flyby camera. I've been to a few airshows in recent years and thought it would be fun to try and create a virtual airshow using some of the warbirds from Wings of Prey.

I've used a few filters and motion to try to give the video that hand-held-camera, spectator type of feel to it and used some actual airshow audio in parts to add to the illusion.

Please forgive my meagre display of aerobatics. You'll see more rolls than in a bakery!

Check out the P-51's screaming whine as it zooms past the camera! It displays the paintscheme of 'Big Beautiful Doll', sadly lost at Duxford this year. You'll also notice that this aircraft is predominant in the video. It gave me the best angles and the reflections on that chrome surface are very nice!

Special thanks to Fenris and MadMass for the skins.

Crank up the volume!

Please go to the Youtube page (bottom right icon) for HD viewing option or download the HQ 720p file below.

Hiqh quality download link ( WoP Airshow.mp4, 33.46MB, 720p)

On display today:
D-Day Spitfire LF IX, MK392, originally flown by Wing Commander ‘Johnnie’ Johnson, OC No144Wg, Ford, England, June 1944. - Aircraft skin recreated by Fenris
P51D 78th Big Beautiful Doll - Aircraft skin recreated by MadMass
P-47D, “No Guts No Glory”, originally flown by Captain Ben I. Mayo Jr., CO of 82nd FS, 78th FG, 8th AF, Duxford, England, June 1944 - Aircraft skin recreated by Fenris
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#3393495 - 09/19/11 06:03 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
jared17 Offline

Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 244
Dude.. this is pretty insane.. Full screened on a 28 inch monitor looks absolutely real. Think I'm going to go install WOP again.
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#3393538 - 09/19/11 06:58 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
bisher Offline
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Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 11747
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Awesome Glo!!

#3393563 - 09/19/11 07:29 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
kludger Offline

Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 7978
Loc: Seattle,USA
Great video and skills Glo, and the gfx look awesome especially the Mustang, I need to reinstall this too, maybe will tide me over waiting for COD to mature...
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#3393700 - 09/19/11 11:37 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
clarasdk Offline

Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 160
Loc: Denmark

The p-51 looks amazing, maybe I should get hat sim! Is the campain any good in it? Cod has been a big let down for me but I would really like a ww2 sim to play around with.
Noob in current sims, but played tons of combat sims back in the 80's and 90's

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#3393713 - 09/19/11 11:51 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
Brennus Offline
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Registered: 01/13/05
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Loc: Detroit, Mich.
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- Jayne Cobb, "Firefly"

#3393715 - 09/19/11 11:55 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Brennus]
Retrojet Offline
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Registered: 06/13/11
Posts: 3
That is very cool! Nice work!

#3393754 - 09/20/11 01:55 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
wheelsup_cavu Offline

Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 22598
Loc: Corona, California
Very nice. smile

Cheers wave

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#3393833 - 09/20/11 06:14 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
HogDriver Offline
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Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 2209
That's nearly enough to sell me on WoP. Nice work.
I refuse to buy a flight sim that I have no interest in playing, on the off chance that MAYBE someday they'll make the one I really want to play.

#3393926 - 09/20/11 10:28 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
I_Flyby Offline

Registered: 04/10/00
Posts: 1228
Loc: Ohio, USA
I really liked the video, but can you re-release it without the music? Those Merlins and Wrights make pretty decent music on their own. wink
Flyby out
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