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02-05-2006, 05:50 AM
Hi all..
one i did yesterday at the evening.. hope u will like it.. c&c gladly welcome.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
-> HI-RES <- (http://spitfire.ic.cz/album/images/eggsrightontarget.png)

02-05-2006, 05:53 AM
Cool Picture well done http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.... I often wonder what ever became of the LI-2 version of that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-05-2006, 06:47 AM
nice lighting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
I suggest u remove the radiowire if u can and u get more realworld feeling.
Many screenies and paintings are brought down by too thick radiowires, wich in the game are out of proportion.

well, my thoughts.

02-05-2006, 07:05 AM
thx chaps! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
i repainted that wire actually, but ur right.. it would look better if it would be less thicker.. edited.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-05-2006, 07:30 AM

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachm...=47847&stc=1&thumb=1 (http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=47847&stc=1&thumb=1)

Found it, it is a little known fact that the Czech's made a film called Ghost Sky Riders and this required a Wellington Bomber to be seen in ground sequences, Aeroplane Monthly years ago did an article on it and the work involved, the fact they did not have a Wellington was NOOOOOOO Problemo, they simply took a LI-2 (DC3) built a structure around the fuselage and fabric covered it.... this was fully taxiable and bar the wing being in the wrong position (I.E to low) it was a cracking fully taxible replica http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif not a lot is known as to its fate after filming though see.....



Details of the film

Movie title: Nebezsti jezdci (Ghost Sky Riders)
Issued: 1969, Czech Film Studios - Ateliery Barandov, Prague, Czechoslovakian Republic
Directed by: Jindrich Polak
Based on: the autobiographic novel by Filip Jansky
(civic name: Richard Husnik, the former WW-II air-gunner and navigator)
Topic: the story of the young air-gunner and Vickers-Wellington and then B-24 Liberator czech crew during the Battle of Britain and WW-II

In this movie there is footage of two Li-2 (Lisunov-2, is the DC3/C-47 made in the USSR
during WW-II under the official license)
The LI-2 (during the time the movie was made), was ending their duty in the Czech Air Force.

The first one (s/n 23442804, military No. 2804) was painted duly as the British Transport Command Dakota Mk.I.
The second one (s/n 23442209, military No. 2209, ex civilian Czech Airlines OK-GAD up to year 1957)
played its role in the extraordinary conversion to Vickers Wellington.
The conversion covered the new rudder, the fuselage "coat"
and both the new (fully functional, even with the firing guns!) turrets.
The engines, props, cowlings, undercarriage and wings remained C-47/Li-2.
The converted plane was not allowed to fly (as the Wellington), but it was able (and cleared to) taxi by its own.
The specialty was the narrow slots in the skin of the fuselage, needed for the original C-47/Li-2 propellers,
which was by some inches too large for the new "Wellington" fat fuselage.
The pictures from this movie and from the process of the conversion can be seen in:
"Lisunov‚¬īs Wellington" by M. Balous, Air Enthusiast, February 1973,
and in Czech magazine Letectv√¬* a Kosmonautika, No.7, 1994, pg.517-519.

It has been broadcasted several times on the Czech TV.

Reporting: Vaclav "Flying Bear" Pospisil - kuma.pospisil@cmail.cz

02-05-2006, 07:40 AM
yep one of my favourites http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif have it on DVD..

02-05-2006, 08:40 AM
Hi Jura,

Your pic has similarities to one of my photos http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Best Regards,

02-06-2006, 05:49 AM
Avro> yep ur right.. they really look similiar.. by "your photo" u mean that u really took it or that u own it?

02-06-2006, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by No_312_RAF_Jura:
Avro> yep ur right.. they really look similiar.. by "your photo" u mean that u really took it or that u own it?

It's an original Press release photo and is part of my collection.The reverse is dated 9.8.39 and is entitled 'Bombers over England'.

'Stealing in from the North Sea at sunrise'.

Best Regards,