I’ve been very busy working on my Figeac-Livernon scenery for X-Plane and I thought that I’d share a few pics of where I’ve got to so far. The reason is that I’m working to a very high level of detail and things being what they are, quite a lot of what I’ve done will be obscured, or semi-obscured, when I add more objects, like trees and things later on.
So here’s the state of the game as of right now. X-Plane is very versatile in the way that it allows you to zoom and pan around, so many of the shots show views as though you were standing at that position. Just for information, in all of them, I was ‘the pilot’ in the Icarus C42 standing on the apron with a blonde lady next to the aircraft looking skyward.
Note the ‘reflection’ of the open gate in the window in the next shot – I’m very proud of that 😀
The following shots show the backs of the hangars, which you wouldn’t normally see. And the flags that you can see in the next one are blowing in the wind, due to the skill of someone who provided a flag library to X-Plane designers. I just had to correct some minor texturing errors and also adapt one to make the red flag that you can see, which is for the Occitanie region in which Figeac is located.
Note the registration of the Cessna 150 standing outside the hangar in the next shot.
Yes, it’s the same aircraft that the aero club have on the wall on a large poster outside their office 🙂
And one to finish off, taken as though you were standing outside the club building next to the two cool dudes, looking out across the apron at ‘my’ Icarus and a Robin, which has two guys next to it in animated conversation.
I can’t take any credit for the people or any of the aircraft or vehicles, just all of the scenery objects. It’s taken quite a while and a fair bit of effort to get this far and there’s still much still to be done, like correcting the road layout outside the airfield which has the occasional vehicle driving through my new hangars. But time is something that I have plenty of at the moment and if I wasn’t doing this I’d probably just be mooching around feeling sorry for myself.
And time is pretty meaningless to me too right now. I had a long (4 hour) chemo yesterday so ended up sleeping quite a bit when I got home afterwards. So I was up and about at about 3.30 am on my computer correcting some stuff in the scenery! Anybody around at that time would have thought that I must be mad.
Things are going well on the treatment front and since my local doctor and I took the necessary steps to get my white cells back under control I’ve felt really well over the last week. That will and is changing after yesterday’s treatment but I’m glad to say that the hospital has listened and increased my booster injections from 4 to 5, so that should help to keep things on an even keel.
But I’m keeping my fingers crossed for my consultation next week when I’m hoping, just hoping, that my consultant will say that the end will soon be in sight – but for the right reasons, hopefully 😉