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  1. Airman's Hangar

    Welcome to my project thread! I have finally decided to open my own thread for projects instead of posting to the Show Us What You're Working On thread, as suggested by Compdude787 and others. This is where I will be posting all of my current projects that will eventually make their way into SimCity 4 and possibly the Simtropolis Exchange as well. So far, my current projects include: -A set of SCAG-style Boeing 707 props. There will be more than 10 different liveries total. In the future, I would like to get a start on: -A set of Boeing Sonic Cruisers, similar to the 707 -A set of Isuzu Street Sweepers, the idea was originally suggested by Johnfreddy. And what would a BAT thread be without some pictures? Here are some previews of the 707, which is a -320 model and is in the process of being converted to a Gmax model. There will be more to come. In the meantime, i'd be happy to answer some questions regarding the projects listed.
  2. Airman's Hangar

    The Q50 is almost done! All that remains now is some last-minute testing for the SD files and making some preview images.
  3. Airman's Hangar

    Each project is done one at a time but there will be others to follow. The next two will definitely be SUV's, and they will be based on older, yet common models. There is a cobra that does exist! Or very similar; I happen to use this file.
  4. The Next Person...

    With the kind of heat my part of California gets, along with the wildfires spread throughout and the dead grass around me, I am welcoming Autumn and Winter with open arms! TNP dines out regularly.
  5. Airman's Hangar

    Not going to lie, the Q50 looks great in Black! Much of the time taken was devoted to texture corrections where the corners meet up. Colors to follow soon.
  6. Really Lot Editor?? I just modified something not two seconds ago and the file is in the plugins with a new date! Show me my changes!

  7. Mayor's Cadillac Escalade

    @Goldman Sachs- An excellent set of props to compliment with these files! I look forward to their release!
  8. Mayor's Cadillac Escalade

    Version 1.0.0


    Living the high life can be obtained in a myriad of ways, as long as you have the proper connections or the resources to do so. Yet, when you find your way into that lifestyle your options for vehicles are all the same garish brands that each bring you the same judging sneers from the public at large. But you don't give a Hoover Damn! You feed on it! You earned your position early on and they are only jealous! It doesn't matter if you're a small time rap star, or a failed real estate mogul, or the mayor of Podunk in Whoknowswhere County, you still deserve a chariot from which to show off in! About the Upload- The vehicle is a 2017 Cadillac Escalade and is driveable once the Mayor's House is constructed in your city. It is a replacement for the Maxis Mayor's Limousine. Also includes a second matching file for use as standard automata. Dependencies? None needed. Components for the textures were derived from Kelley Blue Book.
  9. Cadillac Escalade

    @rivit- Thanks, mate! The committee which came up with this design is the same one that is desperate to stay relevant but too cheap to match German quality or Japanese reliability.
  10. Cadillac Escalade

    Version 1.0.0


    Keeping up with the latest auto trends is no fun. Once upon a time, everyone had a modest domestic coupe in the driveway. As time went on, those got replaced with newer, shinier models with bigger engines and now with utility features. And then there was the one-hit wonder from the early 2000's showing off one of those huge tanks with big wheels and a chrome wrap. Every trip to the dealer to get one of these high-dollar SUV's ended the same. One credit check, two sales associates pointing and laughing at your credit history, and three weeks of humiliation from that visit and you still have no replacement. Enter- the Cadillac Escalade! It doesn't matter that it's trim is a plastic veneer! Nor does it matter it's leather is synthetic! You are now at the top of the pile with all the other high rollers and that's the important part! Now you can start your own rap career or demand to see a manager the proper way! About the Upload- There are five vehicles included in this upload. Each one is a 2017 Cadillac Escalade. They are high-wealth vehicles and will appear on your road networks. Dependencies? None required. Components for the textures were derived from Kelley Blue Book.
  11. Airman's Hangar

    The Escalades are online and available for download! And now onto the next project. Still continuing on the luxury theme, the next project is an executive sedan, with an interesting history. It's the Infiniti Q50! The Q50 is the successor to the G-Series. In Japan and other left-driving markets, it is the newest Skyline. It continues from the G35 and G37, which were also Skylines but after the GTR was divorced from the nameplate and made into it's own performance car. The Q50 Skyline is sold through Nissan dealers, but retains Infiniti badges. The Q50 was used as the basis of the Eau Rogue prototype, which included an engine from the R35 GTR. But the year after it's unveiling it was cancelled. The Q50 is wildly popular stateside, and is among the best selling luxury sedans right now.
  12. One time as an experiment, I tried to salvage the Big City Tutorial and other Maxis-made cities using all the mods and tweaks I downloaded and see how differently they'd need to be laid out to function. Regarding BCT specifically, I must've levelled half of the city to get all the road networks fixed. I almost bankrupted the treasury, displaced hundreds of sims, ravaged many homes and storefronts to force in avenues and traffic circles. All the while my advisers were whining about no parks, no schools, no hospitals and no water. Through the entire venture, I kept thinking to myself either half of it wouldn't go through, another half would be sued to oblivion and as the first sections of asphalt went down, i'd be ousted by pitchforks. Every election cycle would be more like an 'explain yourself' seminar to the sims. By year 50 (starting from 12, I believe?), commute times were less than half of what they were starting out and that's without a metro system. And the health/education budgets are very high for their capacity. And the last population count was almost 40k sims. They're happy now, but that wasn't without lots of blood and vinegar. If that happened in the real world, i'd wager it would be met with even more hate than the Boston Big Dig faced.
  13. Airman's Hangar

    The Escalade is nearly complete! Just a bit of polish and they should be online before the weekend's over! This will be a dual upload, i'm thinking they'll be packaged together
  14. Internet is being bratty. I guess I have no choice but to fire up SC4 again.

  15. Garbage- The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
  16. The King's Workshop

    Are you a wizard?? Seriously, this is one of the top addons I am looking forward to right now. The base set of Ind. walls changed everything about way I build industries now. The one Achilles Heel with it is all of them ended up needing to be on squared blocks or awkward 45d angles in situations where terrain doesn't permit a realistic arrangement without heavy terraforming. But that's the only gripe I had about the originals. This will make a good thing even better! The trucks are icing on the cake!
  17. The King's Workshop

    An FA compliment to the industrial wall sets?? Best thing since sliced bread!
  18. File descriptors when uploading

    @CorinaMarie- I appreciate the offer, I managed to update most of the files on my own. The lot of them needed some major proofreading anyway. There are a handful which I didn't, and am still trying to figure out if I want to since they're so old with some of those dating 2013 and back.
  19. The Next Person...

    My family gave up cable years ago and we now stream for our TV needs. But yes, I loved the Science Channel for Mythbusters and How it's Made! TNP does not use a traditional source of TV (cable, satellite, etc).
  20. Airman's Hangar

    @WZNGT- In the forseeable future, all the projects I want to start are automata. I may introduce a few aircraft but there's no telling on if they can be added to the list. I need a ladder just to get to the top of said list. I will be working through it over time as long as my outside life isn't so unpredictable which it always is. What I can update right now is the Escalades will be coming soon! I chose to go with this charcoal Dark Granite, as it's not far off the color used for the original Mayor's Limo. I feel with my older models textured with black paint get a darker result than a Maxis car, the original limo being among those.
  21. File descriptors when uploading

    Looks like making some changes to my past uploads will be my next weekend project. I can take the time as well to fix my terrible writing in the descriptions.
  22. Show us your farm land!

    @CorinaMarie- Your farmlands make for some great, fitting scenery for them!
  23. Airman's Hangar

    @Hotwheeler- Thanks, mate! The Escalade gets modded that way because for an upscale car, they're rather cheap compared to other brands. Since they're based on the Suburban and Tahoe families, aftermarket options are about endless too. But that's the problem, how often would we see a BMW X5 with spinners? Or an XC90 with blacked out headlights? Since it's easy to do so with an Escalade, a lot of them don't get the same treatment as other brands in the luxury segment. And it's a possibility! @BossDragon- Thanks, man! I was talking about brands that are still making autos. Cadillac is one of the few remaining which have been there from the start besides Lincoln. Mercury would sort of be too, if Ford didn't take them behind the shed. I have seen the new Lincoln Continental driving and those are drop-dead gorgeous!
  24. 1970s New York City

    Spectacular entry! These photos have brought back a whole era of the city- the Pan Am building, the Twin Towers, even the old Checker cabs! The amount of period-specific detail is astounding here!
  25. File descriptors when uploading

    Thank you, @CorinaMarie! This will make it so much easier to hunt for other vehicles too!