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John_Pimlott
04-18-2008, 09:59 AM
Have seen the picture of the London AEC Regent for "Battle of Britain", red with cream waist bands, but that paint work / livery is post war, Not updated on most vehicles until long after the war.


Here's a Regent in Wartime livery with white waist bands, window bays and blackout markings.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/2359098240_7df0f6426a.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2162/2377031428_56bfcc8a39.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2376195197_51661864dd.jpg?v=0

Aaron_GT
04-20-2008, 04:08 PM
No bendy buses. Boris would be very happy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Phil_K
04-21-2008, 01:00 PM
Will they be modelling Will Hay, George Formby and Flanagan & Allan?

Sez Oleg: "Hm...George Formby is maybe possible with current Ukelele model. Vera Lynn maybe less so...."

Aaron_GT
04-21-2008, 04:40 PM
"Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr. Hitler" and "Run, Rabbit" as some of the music in the arming screens, etc. in SoW would be good. Maybe some Gracie Fields and some clips of ITMA?

ElAurens
04-23-2008, 04:35 PM
We'll meet again,
Don't know where,
Don't know when,
But I know
We'll meet again
Some sunny day.

Keep smiling through
Just like you
Always do
Till the blue skies
Drive the dark clouds
Far away.

So will you please
Say hello
To the folks
That I know
Tell them,
I won't be long.

They'll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song.

We'll meet again,
Don't know where,
Don't know when,
But I know
We'll meet again
Some sunny day.
http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/veralynn/veralynn_files/vlynn1.jpg
The Tune (http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/veralynn/veralynn_files/meetagn1.wav)

I'm one Yank that still gets very choked up every time I hear Dame Vera sing this.

It should be the title music.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

GatorSub1942
04-24-2008, 05:54 PM
Agreed, they should junk the generic 'flight sim' music and use those war time classics and others.

SeaFireLIV
04-25-2008, 09:46 AM
hmm, she was actually quite pretty in her time, wasn`t she?

Aaron_GT
05-03-2008, 02:42 AM
Agreed, they should junk the generic 'flight sim' music and use those war time classics and others.

USA copyright issues I'd imagine. When death + 50 years Glenn Miller would be possible, notfor another 6 given death + 70.

Jediteo
05-04-2008, 03:24 PM
That Vera Lynn song only makes me think of the ending of Dr Strangelove.

Foo.bar
05-05-2008, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by John_Pimlott:
Have seen the picture of the London AEC Regent for "Battle of Britain", red with cream waist bands, but that paint work / livery is post war, Not updated on most vehicles until long after the war.

You mean this?
http://fooblog.mexxoft.com/wp-content/aec_regent_ii_dd_nodoors_2.jpg

John_Pimlott
05-05-2008, 01:18 PM
Yes Foo.bar. That's the one I was referring to in post-war livery. Thanks for that.
Best Regards.
John.

Foo.bar
05-05-2008, 11:05 PM
You're welcome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Phil_K
05-15-2008, 01:48 PM
I hope Oleg is going to model some spivs as well. Maybe three trilby-hatted humans gathered round a wheelbarrow, one of them stretching a pair of nylon stockings......

Control_Damage
05-18-2008, 12:11 AM
Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler? was not an original wartime song but was in fact written by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner in 1968 for the TV series Dads Army.

Bud Flanagan (a popular music hall entertainer and one half of the wartime duo Flanagan and Allen) was asked to record it and apparently nailed it just one take. He died shortly afterwards, this song being the last recording he made.

Although written many years later, the lyrics, the score and the voice of Flanagen succesfully captured the very essence of British wartime light entertainment.

Aaron_GT
05-18-2008, 06:00 AM
Maybe we can go for some choice clips from ITMA, then?

Or maybe when you land your crate maybe the ground crew could clamber onto the wing and one of them could quip, before rearming, "Can I do you now, sir?"

yarbles67
05-22-2008, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by GatorSub1942:
Agreed, they should junk the generic 'flight sim' music and use those war time classics and others.

brotha - you'll love this station.

http://www.the1920snetwork.com/

streams some fine music from the late 30s and 40s, commercial free. start it, minimize it and fly. totally changes the immersion level of the game when grovin' with Benny Goodman or hearing a young Doris Day kick it with her silky voice.

John_Pimlott
05-25-2008, 05:33 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/2521973634_36e349d328_o.jpg

leitmotiv
05-25-2008, 07:06 PM
Nice work, JP. Since they are trying so hard they should dot every "i" and cross every "t". You are obviously the man to go to for London Transport.

John_Pimlott
05-26-2008, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Nice work, JP. Since they are trying so hard they should dot every "i" and cross every "t". You are obviously the man to go to for London Transport.

He he.. I guess I'm a bit sad really - I have loads of pictures of blitzed London and the bomb damaged vehicles of the day. I used to work on the wartime London Transport buses... That's my excuse!

Carlz1
05-27-2008, 12:02 AM
I personally don't think too much time should be waisted on detailed busses etc. you are not going to see that much detail from the cockpit of your aircraft.
You would only see it if the game included a trip to the Pub after the mission (not appealing really).

tragentsmith
05-27-2008, 06:31 AM
What I hope is just that ambition didn't killed Oleg's game. Maybe he should just release the basic of the game (land and aircrafts) and get a good fan basis and then improve the details with the time.

leitmotiv
05-27-2008, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by John_Pimlott:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Nice work, JP. Since they are trying so hard they should dot every "i" and cross every "t". You are obviously the man to go to for London Transport.

He he.. I guess I'm a bit sad really - I have loads of pictures of blitzed London and the bomb damaged vehicles of the day. I used to work on the wartime London Transport buses... That's my excuse! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Truly a one-and-only expert! Keep them honest!

How about posting some of the photos of London and the vehicles? I, for one, would be fascinated.

ElAurens
05-27-2008, 11:10 AM
Indeed.

I am also wondering about some ambulances that served in London at the time that were manufactured by the Packard Motor Company in Detroit. I have only ever seen illustrations of them in Packard advertising of the period. They supposedly served a long while and were quite trouble free. The adverts showed them as being a military green with a red stripe at the mid section.