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#2674484 - 02/17/09 03:09 PM RoF Box Art sketches previewed  
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Hi Guys,

Check out the previews for Rise of Flight's retail box art in the works:

RoF Blog Art-Box preview here

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Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#2674505 - 02/17/09 03:32 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: FlyRetired]  
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I like this box art: biggrin

Looking forward to see the final layout.

#2674517 - 02/17/09 03:53 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: EagleEye[GER]]  
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EagleEye, that one reminds me of The Blue Max movie poster.

How about magazine cover inspired, this one's from 1934:


#2674970 - 02/18/09 04:30 AM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: FlyRetired]  
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Sweet! Hope I read the blog entry correctly - looks like we'll get a closer look at the box art progress on thursday? smile

#2675016 - 02/18/09 07:52 AM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: franksvalli]  
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Little heads up: I believe these are some new shots posted on the publisher's website:




From http://www.nd.ru/catalog/products/warinheaven1917/

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#2675071 - 02/18/09 12:20 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: franksvalli]  
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franksvalli I'm trying to learn the planes. The sawn-off nose is an SE5 I think but what's the sausage/Zeppelin-with-wings plane please?

Magpie stand down the Google thing temporarily please, googling is a less active form of learning than person-to-person chat: which is more memorable therefore more efficient. Given the state of my brain cells I mean Smile2

Could we please all remember to add brief descriptive labels to plane shots and could we add links to stuff we dig out?

Very exciting shots franksvalli, thanks for posting!

Ming


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#2675076 - 02/18/09 12:30 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Ming_EAF19]  
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Originally Posted By: Ming_EAF19
...but what's the sausage/Zeppelin-with-wings plane please?

I would say it`s an Albatros D. III.

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#2675081 - 02/18/09 12:52 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: EagleEye[GER]]  
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Probably an Albatros D.V or D.Va, because of its oval fuselage shape (as opposed to the D.III's more flat-sided profile).

Here's another webshot of an SE5a and the Albatros, and this one showing combat between an SE of No. 56 Squadron, again with von Hippel's "Blitz" from the "Green Tails" (Jasta 5).

Sorry it's small:


#2675132 - 02/18/09 02:16 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: FlyRetired]  
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Toronto, Canada...eh!
I love this formation shot with Berthold, Kliefoth & ???:






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#2675134 - 02/18/09 02:18 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Hedge]  
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link to the page that carries these shots please?


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#2675137 - 02/18/09 02:23 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Freycinet]  
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Originally Posted By: Freycinet
link to the page that carries these shots please?


The link to the picture I posted can be found here, though I haven't located the screenshot posted by FlyRetired in his last post:

http://www.nd.ru/catalog/products/warinheaven1917/

#2675404 - 02/18/09 08:31 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Hedge]  
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Have mercy

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#2675593 - 02/19/09 01:21 AM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Ming_EAF19]  
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Heavens to Betsy don't look down! eek

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#2675750 - 02/19/09 11:06 AM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: FlyRetired]  
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Possibly HDR if not post-processed, self-shadowing, shiny paint, feeling of height. That pilot looks as if he lives in the cockpit

Sausage-shaped, rounded tailplane, not a rotary I think, what's the plane again please FR?

Ah non-rotaries have pointy noses maybe

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#2675762 - 02/19/09 12:29 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Ming_EAF19]  
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It's an Albatros D.Va Ming, utilizing the sesquiplane (1-1/2) wing layout that the French Nieuports pioneered to improve the pilot's downward visibility, and it had a molded plywood shell fastened to a framework of formers and longerons which created an incredibly strong monocoque fuselage. The Albatros D.V-series was to be an improvement to the earlier D.III, with refined aerodynamic profile, higher HP Mercedes inline engine as standard, but although faster, it was heavier than the D.III and slower in the climb, and like all the Albatros "V-strutters" plagued by a single-spar lower wing which could fail at the high speeds achieved during dives. As a side note, the Austro-Hungarion versions of the Albatros were engineered with a twin-spar lower wing, and with greater HP engines were some of the best performing fighters of WWI.

Ming, the Albatros series of twin-gun fighters were Germany's most ubiquitous pursuit aircraft from the late summer of 1916 till the Fokker D.VII began to replace them in larger numbers during the summer/fall of 1918.

If anything, know your Albatros, because it was Germany's mainstay fighter for much of WWI.

Albartros D-Series reference:

http://www.theaerodrome.com/aircraft/germany/albatros_dv.php

WWI aircraft reference:

http://www.theaerodrome.com/aircraft/

#2675778 - 02/19/09 01:23 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: FlyRetired]  
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Much appreciated thanks FR!

Spandau

Ouch.

I have this theory that Spandau Ballet (back in the day band) was a description of what happened to a soldier when he was caught in the open and torn to pieces by the Spandau "Torn to shreds he was, doing the Spandau Ballet"

Impossible to get to the bottom of it of course but it would seem to fit the machine gun's M.O. And the British soldier's laconic debriefing and economical summing-up Smile2

After all they had the Roman Candle and later the Christmas Tree, lots of information but delivered very economically by metaphor. Metaphor is an English disease, there's no cure for it: like love Smile2

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#2675804 - 02/19/09 02:11 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Ming_EAF19]  
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Originally Posted By: Ming_EAF19
Metaphor is an English disease, there's no cure for it: like love Smile2

woot

Is there a cure for Minglish? biggrin wink

#2675942 - 02/19/09 04:53 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: FlyRetired]  
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Allegedly, the reason is:

"SPANDAU BALLET
Origanally called 'The Makers', the band changed their name after a visit to Berlin where one of their roadies saw some graffiti refering to Spandau Prison. Supposedly, there were many hangings there, in which the victims would twitch and jump at the end of a rope...hence, doing the "Spandau Ballet."

I found it on the Internet, so it must be true.

http://digitaldreamdoor.nutsie.com/pages/music0_name.html

#2675993 - 02/19/09 06:07 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: FlyRetired]  
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Originally Posted By: FlyRetired
Originally Posted By: Ming_EAF19
Metaphor is an English disease, there's no cure for it: like love Smile2

woot

Is there a cure for Minglish? biggrin wink



They thought they found a cure back in 1368 AD, but when they seperated the lish from the Ming, it quickly spread into a Dynasty. The Ming Dynasty lasted until 1644 AD when Manchu was able to respawn the lish. Luckily its no longer underrstood and few practice it. wink


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#2676074 - 02/19/09 07:36 PM Re: RoF Box Art sketches previewed [Re: Chivas]  
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Originally Posted By: Chivas
Originally Posted By: FlyRetired
Originally Posted By: Ming_EAF19
Metaphor is an English disease, there's no cure for it: like love Smile2

woot

Is there a cure for Minglish? biggrin wink



They thought they found a cure back in 1368 AD, but when they seperated the lish from the Ming, it quickly spread into a Dynasty. The Ming Dynasty lasted until 1644 AD when Manchu was able to respawn the lish. Luckily its no longer underrstood and few practice it. wink


Ah yes, the Manchu's ... they developed the spcific moustache.
Sadly, not many could correctly grow the Manchu moustache; thus anyone who had one was known as one of the "few Manchu's". wink


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