SWN: July 13th

In my normal fashion I have again reversed a decision in my projects. Some time ago I was working on a Tactical Ops program, trying to make MSFS into a pseudo-military sim, which was quite clunky, and requires a PC running a bunch of apps to air it all happen. I called ‘time’ on the […]

Sim Work Night: AI Edition

Another evening of work on Monowai. My plan was to finish off a few modelling items, then start building scenery in various locations.I am pretty comfortable that I have the model finished to a standard that I could release, so next up comes the ‘factory work’; Creating each variation of the basic model, then setting […]

More boats for Monowai

I know, I know… another post about boats on an aviation site! But bear with me, there is at least a screenshot of a helicopter this time! Development has been moving along nicely on Monowai with the addition of some ‘proper’ boats to replace the generic placeholders I had in early versions. On the davits […]

Navy Night

I did a bit of fiddling around tonight to produce a ‘Static’ version of Monowai, with a ‘landable’ helipad. Regular visitors will notice that Monowai has lost her boats..after a long and informative discussion with a former Monowai crew member, I now have enough details to create new, and much more accurate boats, which is […]

Monowai’s New Paint

This evenings task was to tidy up the texture sheet for Monowai. With all the various cobbled together features removed, and lots of nice new vector graphics she is looking pretty smart!

One Quiet Wednesday Evening

Monowai is making progress on her delivery voyage. Having left Glasgow on Sunday, she stopped in London for a brief visit, and has now made her way back down the Thames and is heading for her next port visit in Gibraltar. It has been interesting comparing the relative rate of progress of Monowai, at 14 […]

Monowai Delivery Voyage

Canterbury has arrived at Devonport, and since Monowai is at a stage where she is ready to sail, though not entirely finished, I thought it was time to replicate her delivery voyage from Greenock Dock, Glasgow to Devonport.

Monowai: Update

Another evening’s work on Monowai, and the details are starting to get filled in. The mission was to add the major structures to the fore deck and the various antennae around the top of the superstructure.

HMNZS Monowai: First Look

After completing the initial release of my AI Wasp, I started looking for places for them to fly… I have models of the Leander Class Frigates, but when I found out that Monowai also had an embarked Wasp I thought I’d have a go at modelling her. This is the first quick compile in the […]

F421 Canterbury Update

Over the past few weeks I have spent some time in the evenings updating the visual model of F421, adding a virtual cockpit, hand rails and even a crew. The most exciting part of the upgrade has been the addition of animated parts, some simple, like spinning radar scanners and the flapping ensign, some a […]