Hi Good People,
Well, believe it or not Edward and I have pushed on and ended up with 300 FREE liveries becoming available for the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft.
I am pretty certain that you would be hard pressed to find any other aircraft within any of the Flight Sim programs that have available 300 liveries for one aircraft available from one source and created by one person.
Ed has been a driving force for this project - doing tons of research and managing this project remotely and having to deal with my "artistic" digressions here and there. But the end result is a plethora of colour, covering some factual, fictional and fun liveries for this girl.
For those that may be familiar with the Default Microsoft Ford Tri-motor you will know that she is seriously limited by restricted surface painting facilities with many of the principle surfaces mirrored. Ed and I decided to treat this as a challenge and see what we could achieve despite these restrictions.
Anyway, despite Ed having still many more liveries for me to create we have decided to have a Pause at the 300 point and plan to have a Phase 2 later on with some more liveries in the future.
In the not too distant future I will be releasing a self installing executable which will enable you to download all 300 in one go and install them to your system.
Regards and hope you have been enjoying this project as much as Ed and I.......
Garry J. Smith
Great project, Guys. I'm still installing them about ten at a time, but am still over a hundred in arrears. Looks like I will finally catch up.
I know the next project will be equally as exciting and vast(?). I guess the most difficult challenge is deciding on the proper bird.
Again, thanks to you both for a phenomenal contribution to FS history.
A huge Thanks to both Ed and Garry
You guys have done an awesome job in bringing this old classic new life in the sim.
I appreciate your dedication and hard work.
I think I now have all of them installed. 1.35 gigs of trimotor. Thanks, gents for this great addition.
There are 2 constants in the universe:
Hydrogen and stupidity!
Did a break down of the three hundered repaints and found that One hundred and two of them were not U.S based. Almost one third are from other countries from around the world:
Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Boliva, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Panama and Uruguay.
Also from the following:
Belgium Congo, Union of South Africa, Kingdom of Egypt, Turkey, Kenya, Lebanon, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England (GB), India, China, Latvia, Finland, Kingodm of Hungary, Netherlands, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Belgium, Kingdom of Romania, New Zealand, Dutch East Indies, New Guinea and Manchukuo (Manchuria) to name a few!!
Greetings to all,
Wishing everyone a happy New Year for 2012! Well, Garry, has added a AI Scenery page at http://www.ford-tri-motor.net/scenery.htm . He has completed three or four locals and has started on others. Thank you Garry! Please stop by and check it out. Take care.
A truly admirable accomplishment Ed and Garry. Bravo!
Thankyou both so much, for so kindly sharing this project with us.
Last edited by nigel richards; December 28th, 2011 at 23:18.
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A very attractive website, Ed.
Great graphics and (a rare thing!) easy to navigate. Very evocative of the period, it just pulls you in with interest.
What an amazing project, you and Gary leave me with dropped jaw.
Thanks for your kind words - This has got to be the biggest single focus (Ford Tri-Motor) project that has ever been done. Now venturing into Scenery to accommodate the many AI Fords that have been done, and many more still to be done.
Not super sophisticated scenery - but plenty of eye candy to make the experience a fun one.
Hopefully I will have at least 2 of the scenery packs ready for your enjoyment by the weekend. The plot is that the first one will be a monster - sorry around 50megs - containing KORS-ORCA and KERV and all of the scenery fundamental objects and textures. Plus a Pack of 47 Ford AI aircraft.
The subordinate scenery packs will contain just the bgl files specific to that location - drawing from the KORS-ORCA foundation. They will each contain the relevant AI aircraft pack for that location/region.
As mentioned I am trying to make the scenery fun - the India one is based high in the Himilayan mountains - with some great valley flying and a real challenge to get a Ford up to 17 thousand feet plus to land on the airport. The New Zealand pack will have the airport on a remote southern island - a simple airfield and a supper dupper space port for some fun visuals.
Japan - which I am tinkering with at the moment will be at Hiroshima airfield - this one will be just jazzed up to accommodate 18 AI Fords and made considerably more fun than the basic airfield that is there at the moment.
As for the Web Site - I appreciate that it is working well and is easily navigated around - Tried hard to stay with the era concept with a sepia basis for most of the artwork. Old Newspaper sort of thing - hopefully worth the read and gives you plenty to play with.
Regards and happy simming.
Garry J. Smith
OK, Garry has added some new AI Scenery for the Ford Tri Motor - KERV (Texas), KORS (Orcas Island), FIND (India), RJOA (Japan) and FNZI/FNZS (New Zealand). He has added a HELP tab (Tutorial on how to add on scenerys) with each new scenery. Check out the site at: http://www.ford-tri-motor.net/scenery.htm - Take care and enjoy!!
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