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Everything posted by airman15

  1. Show Us What You're Working On

    If I were to download that building, am I to expect some displaced children using their father's credit cards for a penthouse suite? And does every room come with VHS tapes of the movie Angels with Filthy Souls?
  2. 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.
  3. Airman's Hangar

    You have the right to remain suspenseful!
  4. Show Us What You're Working On

    Citadel on the Beach, V 2.0 I felt like the old seawalls weren't really cutting it for this city. A few graphical glitches sprang up in side views to show 'holes' and the fix involved tedious leveling which cost me a few critical links in the city's transportation. Instead I downloaded the NBVC marina set and with a bit of MMP work, I am really pleased with the end result! No glitches and while i'm still working out the diagonals I feel I have something of progress to adding a distinct feature of this island portion! If I can finish the perimeter then I will expand to the mainland bits of town!
  5. Show us your city's detail/close-ups

    Who needs grocery stores or internet when you live in a self-sustaining commune deep in the woods?
  6. Virgin Atlantic | B747-400 | MCO

    The -400 is still one of the best variants for the Queen!
  7. Arcade games are my next obsession right now. Polybius is so good it's almost addictive!

    1. Thin White Duke

      Thin White Duke

      Duely noted. Thanks for your participation.


  8. Ooh! The Trixies are back and they are huge! I give out a very big Thank You to the entire site! I owe it to those who nominated me, and I owe it to the staff, and to fellow winners/nominees alike! What started as a favorite game tuned into a whole new hobby and I would not have gotten my start in Automata if it weren't for Simtropolis and everything it had to offer! I'm honored to be a part of this community! And a big congratulations to the Admins and Mods to help keep the site running as smoothly as it does! It must be a very tall order to handle one of the biggest city-building boards online, as well as my inane ramblings!
  9. Show Us What You're Working On

    The sound barriers will be the final replacement to any soundwalls I used before! They are gorgeous! I especially like how they follow the terrain! Is there a possibility of seeing some models to follow wide-radial curves on roads and highways?
  10. Assorted notes on human behavior

    The scant eight hours I spent in Ensenada last month changed my perception on how the outside world works. It wasn't until I was actually there that I realized that the world isn't the same as just anywhere. With English-speaking guides I assumed at first that maybe I won't run into a situation where I would be hit with a language barrier. And then no more than three hours in, it happened anyway. And it was a wake-up call that in a place where a different language is the norm, I am not to expect being catered to because if I somehow got stuck in Mexico my Spanglish (if it can be called so) won't even be of much use. In California it is considered that Spanish is the second principal language. But I never read deep into it and it takes me a bit of time to even get an idea with a few key words and phrases. Had I taken the time to pay attention it may not have led to a moment that caught me off-guard like so. Adding to this, even the food was different to 'Mexican' restaurants around home. I don't remember any US restaurants letting you make your own salsa (theirs was even spicier than most of our in-house salsa) and the food was prepared differently too. Now I question how much of the Mexican culture I really have been exposed to. How much more am I missing that I don't see in my state? Did I learn anything about British culture other than Monty Python? Why does my view about German culture consist of Eurofighters and ICE trains? Now it's probably safer to disregard what I think I know until I am in the thick of it. Even travelling to those places if I have to. As an aside, they sell Milkas here and I think it's a really good chocolate! They sold them at our community college and now I only see them in a few 'import' stores. It's one you'll have to make an effort to find but they have plain, cherry, and cream-filled. I find it at the top, next to Ghirardelli.
  11. Metarvo steps up to BAT

    Soo much Variety! Are they going to be in their own prop pack? This can be especially useful in creating lots where it's got that one guy who parked too close to the line!
  12. Show us Your Oddities!

    It is as long as your city planners adopted Taiwanese zoning standards!
  13. Airman's Hangar

    @redfox85- Now that you mention it, the number turns out to be used by a real business in Sacramento.. That's surprising. The rest of number was another Easter egg where it reads as 867-5309, from the 80's song.
  14. Airman's Hangar

    At least the European constables have wagons in their fleet! All the yanks get now are heavy sedans and chunky SUV's, similar to one that gave me a really hard time back in August and September.. Who said cabbies don't have colors other than solid yellow??
  15. Airman's Hangar

    @T Wrecks- I remember having a Lego set that was a police car with Polezei markings! It was one of the sticker options which came with the set and I chose those ones because I wanted it to stand out. The lights remained Blue-Blue From what i've seen in photos the green markings are less common as city vehicles. Some counties will use it, the one I used to live in featured green stripes. All of the cities within opted for the standard Black/White. The Green/White is a nod to GTA: Vice City which itself was derived from Miami's old fleet livery.
  16. Airman's Hangar

    Shouldn't be too much longer before these are online.
  17. Looking for a decent set of embankments is proving to be almost as hard as getting a relationship.. :/

  18. Airman's Hangar

    Last iteration of this car, I promise! And this time each model comes pre-packaged with the fragrance of stale cigarettes..
  19. Guess Who's Next V2

    Nope! Aces high! Raynev!
  20. Show us Your Oddities!

    And here I thought Beavis and Butthead running a city was pushing it!
  21. The doorway was recommended through school so you have less of a risk of ceiling tiles falling. They had a few assemblies on the subject through elementary (primary?) school. It was either that or find your way under the desk if you were sitting there.
  22. Mushy's Random BATs

    Brilliant night lighting! And quite a post to reach a milestone like that! Well done!
  23. The Preference Game

    Steak, anytime! Left-hand Drive or Right-hand drive?
  24. Thanks, Catty! I've never experienced any earthquakes that strong but my folks were near San Francisco when the last big one happened in 1989. They say the worst of it happened after the shaking was over. The Bay Bridge partially collapsed and you couldn't enter or leave through Oakland by car. Then broken gas lines started fires all over. Now there's a prediction another one can happen within 20 years. and it could be as strong as the 7.8 quake. When it happens, i'm under the nearest doorframe. And thanks for reading, too!
  25. Show us Your Oddities!

    A lone diesel in the forest. Even freight engines should get a nature trek too.