Dolomiti X Longarone for FSX

Our Italian developer Daniele Tona has now released the next in his series of FSX sceneries enhancing the Dolomiti alpine area in northern Italy. Longarone is the valley just north of Belluno airport (the latter is available as a free download from our shop here), and increases the area that…

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Some download problems

or rather: upload problems. From me to my shop, that is. I put DolomitiX -Longarone up for sale on the shop and it turns out that the upload didn’t work out at all. Apologies to the first few customers who got stuck with the wrong file. It has all been…

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FranceVFR has released a new product

FranceVFR, our partner in crime for the D-Day Project and long-time specialist in French FS scenery, has released Bretagne Sud VFR 3D Automation. That’s a long product name…… Laurent wants to emphasize that it is made with his new 3DAutomation tool, a way to enhance ‘autogen’ creation and make every…

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Yay ! More Dutch Gold !

….. and bronze ! Yesterday Margot Boer FINALLY made it into the medals after a life of having been 4th ! And now Groothuis won the 1000 meters for yet another gold medal for the skating team. And Mulder for a Bronze one as well !!! GO TEAM HOLLAND !…

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My GPS track is all off !

For some reason my Galaxy S4, its GPS or the App I use get all confused when I am jogging. Today I did 4,5 rounds on the track and it puts the start ACROSS the main road …… the distance and other data are correct, but that plotted track is…

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LCA’s galore !

My little LCA (Landing Craft Assault) has finally made it into Flight Simulator X and is seen here beached on the sand of Courseulles-sur-Mer. It has been a long road to get her this far, using Trimble’s Sketchup, various texturing programs such as Photoshop and Fireworks, and LOADS of frustrated…

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And now for some patriotic news….

…. which is really exceptional for me, because I don’t think any ‘country’ deserves any special feeling…… but I think Sven Kramer has remained ‘normal’ in spite of all of his successes…. and he’s a great sportsman with a true focus on what he wants to achieve. He reached what…

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Book Review of Waffen SS Colours

Just found this BOOK REVIEW of Waffen SS Colours (by Mig Jimenez) on the inScale website. I have been studying various tutorials on scale model painting recently to see how it is done and to use it in my DIGITAL painting…… there is so much more ,material these days than…

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New FS Top 100 website

Garry J. Smith has set up a NEW FS Top 100 website, with the aim of providing a list of REPUTABLE flight simulator add-on companies and associated sites (like forums, VA’s and what not). The idea (as with his old one) is to have USERS VOTE  on a curated list…

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New tables and content

I am hard at work to re-do the ‘blog’ as you can see. Part of the work includes finding/adding featured images to all the posts (that’s almost 900 to go… yuck!), re-arranging pages and menus, and also to update the content. One important bit of work is to install a…

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How to make model water

I have been admiring many dioramas lately featuring this new (to me) water modeling, giving so much more realism to ship models and other dioramas. There are many ways to make the water and make it look real. Some use the special Water Effects manufactured by various scale model add-on…

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Italian home !

A tutti i nostri (Facebook) amici italiani: siamo lieti di annunciare che siamo in procinto di acquistare una bella casa in Umbria, in un piccolo villaggio chiamato Pomonte. Siamo estremamente felici che possiamo fare e che saremo orgogliosi di essere parte della comunità amichevole di questa splendida regione! Or, in…

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Starting to come together

With the new blog theme my ‘blog’ is now slowly changing into a news and archive site. Here’s the plan: instead of having all of my interests scattered over a wide variety of separate blogs (websites) and Facebook/Twitter links, I am now trying to collect them in my main blog…

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Don’t laugh, please…….

I am working in getting new life (and a new theme) into my blog. While I was working setting up a number of new websites I thought why not use the current blog, change its direction somewhat, and continue from here. Everything neatly positioned in one place: my design activities,…

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Goodbye Dick

Dick has been gone for well over a month now. In the meantime life for everybody else has continued. Nina and I went back to France, did our trip to Romania and returned to France for some motor rides once more. And now we’re back home…… and there is no…

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Tomorrow is the funeral

I know, not the sort of news you want to read when happily browsing blogs. And yes, I have more uplifting news too. But it doesn’t seem appropriate to tell you about that now. So bear with me and join me in wishing Dick’s dear wife, his mother, his daughters,…

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RIP my dearest friend

I don’t know what to do……. What DO you do when you get a call and hear that one of your best all-time friends deceased while on vacation !? What can you do but weep for his daughters and dear wife….. and remember the things you did together. And all…

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