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#4499866 - 12/10/19 05:53 PM Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP  
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Greetings All,

Over the last couple of weeks I have taken a break from my airfield PE updates to return to a joint project that was started some time back by one of our resident 3D model artisans, Fullofit. He's had a passion for some time to see one of the most famous WWI Western Front landmarks in the WOFF landscape and took it upon himself to craft the needed item - the Abbey at Mont St Eloi. After he'd knocked together the undamaged visage he asked if I would take a crack at creating textures for it, which I did. And, as is often the case with these sorts of projects, one thing has led to another and I ended up building an entire facility for it with custom landscape tiles. Along the way Fullofit has built additional models that were needed for the facility that include the Abbey gate house, gate house keeper's residence, and wall sections. Also used in this, and also crafted by Fullofit for an earlier WOFF project, are the graves for the cemetery. He and I have things far enough along that it seems a good time to post a few teasers for you all to take a look at. Both Fullofit and Robert Wiggins now have a beta of the mod that they will be testing and if that goes well Fullofit will build the damaged version of the Abbey for a second facility file so that the look will change after the shelling of the facade by the Germans later on in 1915. While he is doing that I will be finishing up the needed landscape tiles for autumn and winter after which we hope to make the mod available to you all. So, without further ado...

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Cheer!

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#4499870 - 12/10/19 07:15 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wow. That's amazing. Can't (patiently) wait!


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#4499873 - 12/10/19 08:45 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Stunning stuff as usual old chap!

#4499878 - 12/10/19 09:59 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wow! Can't wait for this one. Thank you!!!!

#4499887 - 12/10/19 11:17 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Splendid work, Fullofit and Lou! Keep it up smile

#4499897 - 12/11/19 01:27 AM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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#4499922 - 12/11/19 01:34 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Nice!!!

#4500002 - 12/12/19 02:37 AM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Fantastic work!

#4500028 - 12/12/19 08:21 AM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Those twin towers mark the gateway to Vimy Ridge and Jasta 11 territory in Bloody April. Well done !!!!
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#4500843 - 12/18/19 05:37 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks for the accolades and encouragement folks, it is appreciated, and after the last week on this project, much needed. Fullofit and I had a fairly large curve ball thrown at us when it was discovered that there are landscape tile issues during the summer months with the in-sim town of Mont Saint Eloi. From the looks of things two of the main landscape tiles meet right where the town sits and neither one of them wishes to play nice with the other nor with the town mask itself. The following is how things look in the stock town when the many wheat fields turn to gold:

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After putting so much time and effort into actually having the abbey in the sim we did not want it perched on the edge of a town that looked so mismatched, with houses sitting in the middle of fields and numerous dead-end streets going nowhere. Soooooo, while Fullofit created eight new generic, low-poly houses that I could texture and use in the town, I took on the project of building two additional facilities with custom landscape tiles that would mask over the offending fields and allow me to redo portions of the town to get it all looking a bit more proper and to better tie it into the surrounding landscape. Keep in mind, when you drop a new facility into the WOFF landscape the tile for that facility wipes out any buildings and/or trees it covers, which means you have to repopulate the area you mask over, (thus the need for additional generic houses for the town). After a week this is where we are now at:

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Take note of the damaged abbey towers now completed by Fullofit, which is what you will see from 1916 onward once we have this one wrapped up. Props yet again to the devs for this fantastic sim and the unimaginable hours they must have put into it over the years, which every one of us who builds mods for it is painfully reminded of every time we take on the task.

Later all,

Lou

#4500871 - 12/18/19 11:46 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Beautiful!

#4500919 - 12/19/19 01:03 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I like the fellow flitting about in his aeroplane in the foreground! But to add to the praise of the others, this is really wonderful and I hope to be able to incorporate all this careful work someday!


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#4501453 - 12/24/19 09:08 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou, Fullofit

Awesome! Thank you both for taking the time to create these mods!
Cheers!

#4501498 - 12/25/19 02:52 AM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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#4502243 - 01/01/20 02:30 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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First of the new year teasers! Fullofit and I are getting close to done with this - very close.

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#4502300 - 01/01/20 10:18 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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What a great landmark, well known to soldier and airman alike !
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#4502715 - 01/05/20 11:56 AM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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awesome....have you left enough room to fly between the towers?

#4502719 - 01/05/20 12:30 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: gaw1]  
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Originally Posted by gaw1
awesome....have you left enough room to fly between the towers?


oh, I'm sure we'll find out...!

#4502722 - 01/05/20 12:55 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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It looks pretty tight, but if it is possible, it will give a whole new level of meaning to "thread the needle"!!


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#4502755 - 01/05/20 07:44 PM Re: Abbaye de Mont Saint Eloi, another WOFF WIP [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Gaw1, hope this answers your question.



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