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#4400069 - 01/15/18 12:53 PM Rupp's Skizzenbuch  
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It has been awhile since I have posted at Sim Hq...I am.a long time flight sim flyer including the Red Baron, BOB, OFF and ROF. I have been working on an art project that is intended as an immersive way to commemorate the Centennial of WW1 and thought you might be interested in this project. My involvement in flight sims is part of what led to taking on this project in the first place.

"Rupp's Skizzenbuch" is a simulation of a World War I soldier's journal and is a work of fiction. Rupp is a German Unteroffizier in Jasta 77 stationed not far from Cambrai. His character and the story is based on the novel "The Blue Max" written by Jack D. Hunter in 1964. Primary sources including photos, postcards and news headlines are interspersed in the fictional work to tie the story to real-world events during the Great War.

CHAPTER ONE - INTRODUCTIONS
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch1-introductions/
Unteroffizier Rupp Gerhardt introduces himself and explains what brought this “old campaigner” to the town of Beauvin and what services he provides to his squadmates at Jasta 77.

CHAPTER TWO – THE GREAT WAR
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch2-the-great-war/
Rupp shares a map he drew to show where Jasta 77 is located on the Western Front. He intercepts an American paper and gets some insight into how the other side thinks the war is going.

CHAPTER THREE – THE VILLAGE
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch3-the-village/
Rupp’s squad mate takes him for a wild ride in a DFW and ruins his aerial photo shoot of the Aerodrome requested by the Hauptmann. Angry with all of them he settles into some late night sketching and writes about the Aerodrome, the village of Beauvin and his lucrative side businesses.

CHAPTER FOUR - THE PEOPLE
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch4-the-people/
Rupp’s goal was to survive the war, not to win it and he was willing to do just about anything to make sure he survived. In this chapter, he shares his insights into the strengths and weaknesses of his fellow squad mates and explains how he uses that information to his best advantage.

CHAPTER FIVE – NEW ARRIVALS
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch5-new-arrivals/

Bruno Stachel arrives at Jasta 77 and meets Rupp for the first time. Their not so friendly introduction is interrupted by an attack on the base by a group of Sopwith Camels.

The next chapter will be February 23rd.



Salute!
WWGeezer
Tom Emme
Sacramento, CA

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#4400083 - 01/15/18 02:11 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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This looks very interesting, I look forward to following the story. When I saw the picture of the "Gotha" I knew exactly where it came from, a friend of mine's father had worked on "Hells Angels" and had pictures of it hanging on the wall. He was apparently on the camera crew, though quite young at the time.

Beard


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#4400212 - 01/16/18 12:44 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Geezer, that is an incredible project you are deep into and I have added your link to my regular "follow along" reads. I can appreciate and truly respect the amount of research you've done and continue to do to create this work. Very well done Sir!

Best Regards,

Lou

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#4400252 - 01/16/18 03:31 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks to you both, hope you enjoy the project. Next chapter gets published Friday.

#4401029 - 01/20/18 04:24 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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bumped my post, new chapter added

#4401033 - 01/20/18 05:23 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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I've got you on my bookmarks bar and have read the first two chapters, will get to the third in the morning. Great stuff!!

Beard


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#4402168 - 01/27/18 11:30 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Ooops, forgot to bump the post on Friday, next chapter up!

#4402302 - 01/28/18 11:01 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Looking forward to reading these,Thanks Geezer


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#4402911 - 02/01/18 07:28 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Very cool. Please keep it up.
Wish we had more WW1 aerial fiction.
I did a story when I was a kid - a Yank in RFC service - mercifully lost over the years.
I thought it was a work of genius then...probably best to keep that memory!

#4402921 - 02/01/18 07:58 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Geezer, I'm late to this thread but certainly glad I stopped to read it. The work looks very promising. I look forward to following this as I think it will be a fine read with my morning coffee. Cheers!


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#4404465 - 02/10/18 03:47 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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New Chapter Added!

#4404467 - 02/10/18 03:57 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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That is an interesting perspective on the Stachel character. I am really enjoying this.

Thank you,
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#4404512 - 02/10/18 03:22 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Thanks for the update Geezer, most enjoyable reading!

Lou

#4404522 - 02/10/18 04:36 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Thanks Guys....it has been fun to read and re-read chapters in the book to work in little details that you may have not noticed while reading it or never made it into the film version. Just happy to find people who enjoy reading it!

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http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/new-blog/2016/4/16/character-building-exercise-for-the-blue-max



Another chapter next week, but I thought I would share some of the "behind the scene" images on the in-between weeks.

Enjoy!

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#4405584 - 02/17/18 02:55 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Thanks for the continued posts Geezer. Some fine work there that will undoubtedly result in a very unique book. It's obviously a work of love.


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