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JoeW  
#21 Posted : Wednesday, August 13, 2008 8:37:17 AM(UTC)
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Paul.. this is a wonderful project! I know of someone who is attempting to recreate the base within B-17: II Flight Simulator. Would you mind if I passed your email address along to him? You two might be able to collaborate on reconstructing the base?

Regards,
Joe
EDanaII  
#22 Posted : Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:00:00 PM(UTC)
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Hey, keep us all posted on that one Joe, I'd love hear about that too. :)
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#23 Posted : Monday, September 15, 2008 11:43:20 AM(UTC)
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Hey, keep us all posted on that one Joe, I'd love hear about that too. :)


It seems someone has already done this. I have a set of files that can be loaded into an earlier version of Flight Simulator that overlays the scenery with the original airfield, including a number of buildings including the Watch Tower.

Unfortunately this does not work in the newer version of Flight Simulator, which is what I'm working on. I'm trying to find the author of this airfield recreation but in the meantime will do without.

Here's how the overlay looks now...
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donaldbyers  
#24 Posted : Monday, September 15, 2008 1:14:46 PM(UTC)
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Great Work by someone. It's a good birdseye view of the base and airfield. Thanks for posting it.

Don
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Paul Bellamy  
#25 Posted : Monday, September 15, 2008 1:48:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Paul.. this is a wonderful project! I know of someone who is attempting to recreate the base within B-17: II Flight Simulator. Would you mind if I passed your email address along to him? You two might be able to collaborate on reconstructing the base?

Regards,
Joe


Hi Joe,

Sorry, have only just noticed your posts.
Feel free to pass on my e-mail to him. paulbellamy1939 AT hotmail DOT com

All the best,
Paul
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Paul Bellamy  
#26 Posted : Friday, June 12, 2009 3:13:08 PM(UTC)
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Today's work-in-progress.

Building 65, the main base substation, which was between the briefing room and hangar 1:

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This building still stands, although threatened with being absorbed into the ever-expanding caravan storage yard:

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All the best,
Paul
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Mike Dawson  
#27 Posted : Wednesday, October 7, 2009 5:09:56 AM(UTC)
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I was very interested to read of the virtual Deenethorpe project. I am an archaeologist looking at the Deenthorpe area and have geophysical survey date which may show the sites of two wartimes crashes. These are to the west of Weldon Park woodland. The survey files are large but my phone number is 01536 790447 and I would be happy to send extracts.

Mike
Paul Bellamy  
#28 Posted : Monday, June 21, 2010 8:15:41 PM(UTC)
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The Virtual Deenethorpe project continues to progress, albeit at a snail's pace....

I've started roughing out the eastern communal site again lately, using completely new models where possible:

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This section will eventually be tweaked to match Rick's Dad's photo of the same spot:

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All the best,
Paul
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Paul Bellamy  
#29 Posted : Tuesday, June 22, 2010 5:34:30 PM(UTC)
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I've started on the 80,000 gal. high-level Braithwaite water tower this evening:

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The supporting legs are still in the rough, more cross-bracing is yet to be added along with the access ladders and pipework.

Amazingly, not only is the original manufacturer of these water towers still in business, but they can still supply you a brand-new one absolutely identical to the original one built at Deenethorpe, anywhere in the world!

All the best,
Paul
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Paul Bellamy  
#30 Posted : Wednesday, June 23, 2010 3:07:11 PM(UTC)
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More fiddling with the water tower tonight:

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EDanaII  
#31 Posted : Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:06:15 AM(UTC)
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Lookin' good, Paul. As always, I'm impressed. :)
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Paul Bellamy  
#32 Posted : Thursday, June 24, 2010 6:00:44 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Ed,

Viewers may have noticed the detail quality of the models has improved recently.

I (quite literally) burned out the processor on my previous PC, the new one is an incredible improvement.

The last screen grab above with the water tower with a cast shadow would have completely crippled the old one, locking up for an hour or so or crashing completely.
The new one allows me to render it properly while panning and moving around the model in real time.

All I have to do now is work out how to turn all this into something useable for anyone in general.

TTFN,
Paul
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donaldbyers  
#33 Posted : Thursday, June 24, 2010 8:52:24 PM(UTC)
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You have sure impressed me with all of your artfullness.....

Don
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Phoenix  
#34 Posted : Friday, June 25, 2010 9:19:18 AM(UTC)
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yeah, it sure is all very impressive but...............if you can win the Euro lottery, buy all the land and rebuild the whole lot full scale............well that would be impressive :wink:
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donaldbyers  
#35 Posted : Friday, June 25, 2010 6:20:12 PM(UTC)
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Ah an optimist!
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Paul Bellamy  
#36 Posted : Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:24:09 AM(UTC)
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A bit more of the access ladder and catwalk done, just the plumbing to do now...

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JoeW  
#37 Posted : Monday, August 2, 2010 12:47:09 PM(UTC)
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There's an entire Flight Simulator virtual bomb group out there flying some of the planes that were at Deenethorpe. Depicted in this screen shot: Ice Cold Katy. Some of the other planes that have been recreated are "Lady Jane," "Baby Lu," "Champaign Lady," and "Sharktooth."

There are groups of people who meet online and fly group formations. The screen shot below is what you actually see flying around you.

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Paul: your work on Virtual Deenethope is amazingly detailed and terrifically rendered. Would be wonderful if there would be a way to incorporate your work into the Flight Simulator scenery. What software are you using to create this work?

Cheers!
Paul Bellamy  
#38 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 2:39:07 PM(UTC)
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Ta Joe,

I'm working in SketchUp, but I don't know if that format can be incorporated into Flight Sim. Would be great if it could though.

I've made a start on the Communications Section building this week.
The original Air Ministry design for this standard building was a Radar Workshop, with a large plexiglass (transparent to radar waves) window in the side.
Whether by intent or accident, the one at Deenethorpe was placed where adjacent buildings would block the radar's line-of-shoot, so the large window was never installed.
A longer lintel and window lower than the others marks the spot where it would have been:

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And onto the model:

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All the best,
Paul

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donaldbyers  
#39 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:04:44 PM(UTC)
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You keep amazing me Paul that is great work.

Don
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EDanaII  
#40 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 9:19:52 PM(UTC)
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@ JoeW

More information would be welcome regarding that flight-sim, Joe. :) That's definitely a nice screen shot.
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