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#3393483 - 09/19/11 09:51 PM The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011  
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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!
Glo

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 10:03 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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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 10:58 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Awesome Glo!!



#3393563 - 09/19/11 11:29 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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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 - 09/20/11 03:37 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Nice!

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.


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#3393713 - 09/20/11 03:51 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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#3393715 - 09/20/11 03:55 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Brennus]  
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That is very cool! Nice work!

#3393754 - 09/20/11 05:55 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Very nice. smile


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#3393833 - 09/20/11 10:14 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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That's nearly enough to sell me on WoP. Nice work.


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#3393926 - 09/20/11 02:28 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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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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#3394013 - 09/20/11 04:38 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Quite rightly made the SimHQ front page. Good stuff GloDark!

#3394076 - 09/20/11 05:50 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: FearlessFrog]  
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Originally Posted By: FearlessFrog
Quite rightly made the SimHQ front page. Good stuff GloDark!


Wow! Thanks FF. I feel rather honoured thumbsup

Thanks all for the nice comments. I do appreciate them.

I_Flyby, I did consider releasing one without the music and just the aircraft sounds but decided against it. I edited out some airshow dialogue by looping and blending some parts. You can't notice this with the music playing but you can hear the repetition and edits without it. Some of the airshow audio is not the best quality either and the music masks this.

Glo


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#3394176 - 09/20/11 07:57 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Very well done! thumbsup


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#3394188 - 09/20/11 08:07 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Really nice video Glo! cheers


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#3394247 - 09/20/11 09:25 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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I started watching it and got distracted. When I went back to watching it, for a moment, I forgot it wasn't actual footage. Looks so real!


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#3394355 - 09/20/11 11:34 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Speaking of the music, who is the band and what is the song?


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#3394367 - 09/20/11 11:48 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Swordsman]  
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Originally Posted By: Swordsman
Speaking of the music, who is the band and what is the song?

You're not the first person to ask.
Look at the comments section on my Youtube vid for your answer thumbsup

Glo


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Saitek Cyborg Evo Force (failed after 6 strong years of service)
Saitek X-52 Pro Flight System with Hall Sensor Magnet Mod (flying is good again)
#3394462 - 09/21/11 02:05 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Well done Mate!

Next time include a banana pass or two for us photographers. ;-)


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#3394464 - 09/21/11 02:18 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Counterman]  
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Originally Posted By: Counterman
Well done Mate!

Next time include a banana pass or two for us photographers. ;-)

That's funny! biggrin

That's what I always look for when shooting an air show.


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#3394671 - 09/21/11 12:54 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]  
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Great Stuff Glo ! Mega Props !

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