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    Yesterday, 11:05
    Thanks on behalf of the team, Stuart :encouragement: Apologies for being slightly OT; do hope you managed to catch the Lanc duo at Eastbourne!
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    Yesterday, 10:39
    That, kind Sir, is what is known as AWESOME! Thank you very much indeed for your generous contribution, Steve :encouragement: Thanks, TuFun - still plenty to do before the finishing line.
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    Yesterday, 07:22
    If you're running Win7 or Win8, you BIOS is new enough that it should recognize the new HD. In some cases, this MAY have something to do with your issue, it may not tho. Some internal HD's have a micro toggle switch on the back of the drive, others have an additional 4 prong port near the bus for a cable to plug into. On some HD's I have replaced on earlier systems, if the switch toggle is not all the way to the bottom, or the right, (depending on the brand and HD type) then your system will only see part of the entire drive capacity, in this case 746.52GB out of the total 3TB. I have had similar experiences with replacing HD's that created a similar issue, and if I had read the manual, would have been able to avoid having to do the entire procedure twice. Bear in mind, these were...
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    October 18th, 2014, 03:27
    There is already a 'make-over' of this fine bird, both "G" and "E" models for FSX by Enrique Medal. It is basically the same model and textures as the FS9 version which were already awesome to begin with. Enrique re-worked the panels, both 2D and VC adding a choice, of either the stock FSX British gauges, or a set of custom German gauges. BTW, that panel mod works beautifully in FS9 too, with a bit of tweaking, and it is very well done IMO. Not sure what "Scrubby" has done with his modification of the Bf110... might be worth a look tho... BB686:US-flag:
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    October 17th, 2014, 04:36
    Cheers Matt! Hope you are doing well. Always good to hear from ya'... :very_drunk: BB686:US-flag:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 16th, 2014, 21:47
    Very informative, Skipper. Good grief, Sir; I do believe it's time to go and suck the monkey! :wavey:
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    October 16th, 2014, 10:56
    AndyG43, Maarten, Hurricane91, BB686; Always great for us to have your friendly company and support on our projects. Much appreciated, Gents. :encouragement:
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    October 16th, 2014, 10:37
    LOL, Andy. Ignition; Nautical term for whistling up a breeze in our case. Another good'n; "kiss the gunner's daughter". The mind boggles as to where that one originated from. Now, back to work or Skipper may just introduce me to that fair maiden... :running:
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    October 16th, 2014, 03:55
    It's a time warp.. and those blokes on the Bounty still can't figure out what has happened. Just yesterday they saw the biggest "ship" ever built (the Russian LUN) and most of them went into shock over it. Now, there is a PV-2 buzzing them overhead... Crikey! Consider the mental state of the ship's gallant crew before, and after this experience... (Airplanes not yet being invented)...."The lunatics are on the path". Looking SWEET, Nigel, as always, and the "Bounty" is coming along nicely too. BB686:US-flag:
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    October 15th, 2014, 09:43
    Thanks, M! :encouragement: Thought I'd drop off some much needed refreshments for the Skipper. All that hard work in the Tahiti sun - needs more than coconut milk and breadfruit. :wiggle:
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    October 15th, 2014, 06:43
    If anyone can track down a clear shot of the nose/gun area as viewed from above, I'd be most grateful. :wavey:
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    October 15th, 2014, 06:29
    Just wished to share some progress pics on how the Harpoon's shaping up. As Milton has already announced, we're jointly taking this one to another level. The Skipper has created new models for all PV-2 versions. The models include exciting new hardware for the interior as well as amazing exterior details - the scope for texturing is awesome. So we're temporarily rolling back the metal skin and re-applying panels/rivets as close as we can get to the real birds. All texture originals are 2048, so this should help over in FSX.
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 15th, 2014, 05:54
    I'll just "come about" for the drop Catch you over at the 'other' thread.
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    October 15th, 2014, 05:38
    Knew I'd either find you at Pitcairn or here. AWWWWESOME sails, Sir!
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    October 15th, 2014, 05:27
    LOL. Funny you should mention the nautical terms, Andy; I did some fiddling around with some sounds when Milton kindly sent me a recent copy of the WIP model. Still can't boast of the fancy-wancy, see-through sails (which I'm aching to get me mitts on...), but getting back to the sounds, I got the 'Ignition' going with; Bligh:"Make sail!" Mr. Friar:"Sir!
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    October 14th, 2014, 11:53
    This looks suspiciously like a "HACK". However, check your bank account. Sometimes an infected e-mail will appear saying something like that, but in fact it's just an annoying little malware intrusion, and usually there is a link embedded that it wants you to "click" on, to view the breakdown of the charges... don't do it. A good swipe of your system's HD with your anti virus program usually gets rid of these little bugs, but I would download and install the freeware edition of "Malwarebytes" and scan your system with that too. That SHOULD kill it off . If your bank WAS charged this amount, usually banks have a "Fraud Department" that will investigate the matter for you and clear you of any liability if you didn't authorize the payment. My bank has this. From that point, I would...
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 14th, 2014, 08:22
    No joy with mine, Mick. Love to see your textures when you're finished.:jump:
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    October 13th, 2014, 22:34
    Aaaaaaghhhrrrrrr - 'likes' is the classical understatement, Skipper. I say grab'm m'hearties while ye can - I have a Lodestar wire frame as my desktop and a prettier sight you'll not find!
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 13th, 2014, 07:57
    Utube shows the 1984 (Hopkins/Gibson) version in 13 seamless parts - just go to part 1 and it automatically plays the entire film; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tab7gRAA2yQ&list=PLBBB0A48AB62B0326 Historians seem to agree this to be the most historically accurate and more fair to the character of Bligh. The Royal Navy Board of Inquiry congratulated him for his outstanding navigational capabilities and level of seamanship in saving the survivors. The music by Vangelis is a masterpiece among soundtracks.
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 13th, 2014, 03:35
    Aye Capt'n! Glad to see the back of the pesky bread plants and look forward to a suite where those beverages will be eagerly shared, Skipper. And I'm sure there'll be many mates aboard to share in the adventure. Poor old Bligh didn't deserve to have his quarters turned into a conservatory. According to research, Joseph Banks, the botanist behind the bread plant idea was mainly interested in them as cheap 'fodder' for the workers on his plantation. Just a thought; to be on the safe side, should we include a ship's brig?:wiggle:
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    I am native Spanish speaker... this is one of those cases where literal translation is exactly the way it is... Your moniker "The cat that walks like a man", in correct Spanish, is just that... "El gato que camina como UN hombre"....
    El gato que camina como hombre (sic)... is totally incorrect and would never be said as such in Spanish... I never heard such a saying... but I find it cute... where did you get it from?

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    Much obliged for 'the' textures, BB686 !!! Superb weathering too. Spot on!
  3. Yeah... some of the FS9'ers can be a tuff crowd to please here at SOH but give them all a bit of time to loosen up. This is really a fine place to be OleBoy, and I'm sure your Wilga repaints will inspire others to take to the virtual skies in FS9 with this snappy little plane all dressed up in your fine repaints.

    You paint em'... I'll fly em'.

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    In reference to my Wicked Wilga paint work. Thanks for the compliments. It's nice to hear someone finally say something to that affect. Least I know someone can appreciate them.

    Just what I've released so far, have had no less than 50 downloads and you're the first to say something positive. On those thoughts I've considered not releasing them at all.

    I know I'm fairly new here as a member,but this place is a tough crowd to hang with. The atmospher sure doesn't make me feel welcome. (sigh)

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