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Mysticpuma2003
02-01-2007, 11:28 AM
Well guys, I hope the wait was worth it?

This has been 2-years since I originally started on the film, and after many stop and starts, it's done!

Now a few details:

The film is the account of Robert S. Johnson's epic battle for survival on June 26th 1943 after he was attacked by Egon Mayer.

I found the info here:


http://www.acepilots.com/usaaf_rsj.html


I have tried to stay as accurate to his account as possible, which involved creating over 230 individual plane skins, as the IL2 game didn't have the ones I needed L

I'll pick a few bits out of the readme:

Where possible this is an accurate account of the events of that day. I have for the last 2 years asked question after question about details of the day on the Ubi Forums, and all the information I have gathered has been used where possible.

For that reason if you see something that you don't think is right, I promise you it was not for the want of trying to get the details correct.

I would like to thank every member of the community who has helped me in making this film, and where possible I have credited them at the end of the film.

Remember when you watch this that all the footage had to be captured, rendered, motion sketched, audio added for every part of the film (guns, flak, air, engines, hits, voices...etc,etc, for every frame!), so go easy on the nit-picking please.

After spending that long on the movie, I have, to be honest become slightly jaded to it, and so no-longer see it objectively.

After the final render was complete, I watched it through, and even now, can see (and hear) some things I would probably change...but, after all this time...that's it. The film is complete, and now it's being released as it is.

If there is one thing that I can guarantee someone will point out, it's the ammo that Mayer uses in the finale.

While this film is as historically accurate as I can make it, I needed to use (in hindsight) too much ammunition, but look, it's a movie, and I have to entertain with it too, so forgive me that indiscretion.

The .zip has a readme file.........please do as it requests, it will explain a lot, really, and save me a lot of typing.

At the moment, I am waiting for the file to appear at Netwings, but if you can put up with a possible slow download, the film is now hosted at Fileho. As soon as another host becomes available, I'll post another link here.

If you download it, you will be one of the first to see it.

It's a free host, but at the moment, the only one I have, all I would ask is that the video remains unchanged as it is, and not uploaded to Youtube or Google video for the time-being...that is in the readme too!

So, without further ado, and waiting for a faster host, please find attached the link to
"Not my time to die!" The Robert S. Johnson story by Mysticpuma.

New Mirror aded by Euro_Snoopy at Mission4Today (thanks Snoopy):

http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1883

Xvid codec can be downloaded here:

http://www.koepi.org/XviD-1.1.2-01112006.exe

New HD Streaming added by Gamerz Theatre (thanks to dissident_Canuc):

http://www.gamerztheatre.com/index.php?option=com_conte...=view&id=165#josc221 (http://www.gamerztheatre.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=165#josc221)

It is encoded with the XVID Codec, is a 346mb .zip file, and has a running time of 28minutes 14 seconds.

Cheers, MP.

If you would like to host the film please put a link in your reply, thanks.

This is my last IL2 movie...EVER!!

Links to previous work of mine:

Well this one is up at Netwings called "47 Heaven", which is a tribute to online flying in the P-47 set to different sound tracks:

http://files.netwings.org/files/fb_videos/47_Heaven/47Heaven.zip

and this is the link to "Secret weapon over Stalingrad" which was the first film I had with over 10,000 downloads http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://fileho.com/download/81910f700659/Secret-weapon-over-Stalingrad.zip.html

Hope they work for you, cheers, MP.

BTW, for those who missed them, here is a link to the complete 384th skinpack that I made for use in the movie.

In total it contains 110 B17F skins, all historically accurate serials and lettering, all with noseart (for those that had it), which where possible is also historically accurate.

I'll also release, later, the P-47's I creates of the 61st,62nd and 63rd FS of the 56th FG, which are all lettered, but the serials are generic numbers which are not historically accurate, but as a skin pack, they could come in useful.

Anyway, the link to the B-17's is here:



http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1221

Cheers, MP.

and this was the missing readme file:

The film:

"Not my time to die!"



This is the account by Robert S. Johnson on June 26th 1943, after he was attacked
on a mission to cover the retreat of 8th Airforce Bombers from their secondary target
at Triqueville in France, after their primary target was obscured by cloud.

His plane was attacked and he fell from 29,000ft to just 6,000ft before he regained
control of his plane "Half Pint".

He was then seen by Egon Mayer who on three occasions shot his P-47 up, before finally
flying as his wingman to the coast where he saluted him and left him to his fate.

This film has taken approx. 2-years on-and-off to create with many times footage having to be reshot,
just to get it as good as I can.

Now as far as it goes, the film is Johnson's account of the events, so if you see a plane with markings
that are not historically accurate, I can promise you I have tried my very best, with many requests
to get every detail correct, but if something is not quite right, apologies.

To create this film I produced over 110 B-17F skins with individual nosearts of the 384th BG,
as they were the only group to lose B-17's that day.Also I created 70+ P-47's with individual letters and markings
to make sure it was near authentic!

My thanks go to all of the people who advised and helped me during this task, and as far as I could, they were all
credited in the movie titles.



The movie itself, has had many stops and starts, the most serious being after 5 months of footage had been shot, that I was told that the B-17G I was using didn't come into service until July 1943!!!

Now all of you Movie-makers know that the public like to moan about a story that is supposedly accurate,
and then a glaring error occurs like this. So, in the true spirit of my final ever film....I scrapped the lot and started again!

Now though, after two PC crashes, which lost me three weeks work both times Frown the film is complete.

My request to you guys is this.

Please watch the film for entertainment value, if you see an continuity errors, of course I will expect to see them
listed on the forums, it's only human, but can I request that any comments made are not about the authenticity of
the facts, as I said, this was Johnson's account, and the one I have decided to film, as it is an outstanding story,
and if you don't agree with it, that's fine, but this is a film of that account.

A few last things I'd like to point out.

Q.How big is the movie?
A.File size is 349mb and it has a run time of 28 minutes and 15 seconds

Q.Why did I not show the Germans having any planes shot down?
A. Because they didn't have any shot down

Q. Why didn't I show the P-47's being shot down?
A. The story is about Robert S. Johnson, and he was shot down very early in the battle, and I decided to stay with him rather than confuse the issue with different P-47's

Q. What is going on in the end credits?
A. This is footage of Johnson's return to base, where he narrowly avoided two Spitfires parked at the end of the
runway, after surviving his near death experience with Mayer!

Q.Is this your last ever movie?
A.Yes

Q. Really....?
A.


Anyway, thanks for taking the time to download and watch this film, I hope you like it and if you feel like you
want to give me any feedback please go here:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=400102&f=23110283

and look for the thread: New Movie "Not my time to die!" The Robert S. Johnson story released by Mysticpuma


Thanks also to Joe-90 for uploading the movie for me, cheers, MP.

Markku38
02-01-2007, 11:37 AM
Downloading now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

mrsiCkstar
02-01-2007, 11:39 AM
Finally! Can't wait to see it dude! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

leitmotiv
02-01-2007, 12:09 PM
Downloading---I give you full marks for doing this. Johnson, for some reason I can't understand, is the forgotten American ace of the ETO. Considering he was the no.2, it is all the more puzzling.

waffen-79
02-01-2007, 12:09 PM
downloading now

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MrMojok
02-01-2007, 12:21 PM
We all have our favorites, but I don't think any among us would argue that Robert Johnson wasn't one of the best of the whole conflict.

I am downloading too... 61% so far.

Diablo310th
02-01-2007, 12:24 PM
ohh geeez...i've been waiting on this. d/l now too.

DEY_JIVE_USA
02-01-2007, 12:45 PM
i don't blame u for not wanting to do another movie puma i know the amount of work that u must have put into this but i think u'll be back. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif
give it some time and the movie making bug will sting again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif
maybe the next one will be small and u wont feel like u do now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
anyway downloading it now can't wait
here is a good place for u'r movie
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/russellboyd/fsm/fsm2006.htm

MagnumHB
02-01-2007, 12:55 PM
Downloading now, very sloooowly. Might I suggest that you could stick it up on a public bittorrent tracker?

jarink
02-01-2007, 01:00 PM
Hooray!!!
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Downloading now; I can't wait to see it!

Mysticpuma2003
02-01-2007, 01:16 PM
There is a P2P link on the same page http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I did say it would be slow until I got another host...sorry for that, but I couldn't wait any longer.

Cheers, MP.

flox
02-01-2007, 01:20 PM
I've been a Johnson fan ever since I read his book "Thunderbolt!" when I was about 13 years old. Cheers, can't wait to see it puma!

JRJacobs
02-01-2007, 01:46 PM
thanks mp - i too said no more IL2 movies... but with SoW:BoB all bets are off. I may come back for that one...

regardless i KNOW how much sweat equity you've put into this and i really appreciate it - Thunderbolt is what got me hooked on WWII aviation - 35 years ago, I'm GLAD you did this story

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MrMojok
02-01-2007, 01:47 PM
Wow, absoutely amazing! This outght to be shown on the IMAX screen.

This video must represent hundreds of man-hours of work. Never seen anything like it, ever.

Well done Puma. Sorry to hear that this will be your last one, but then again this must have been like a second job for you. How long was this film in production?

BTW- I live a five-minute walk from St. Francis hospital in Tulsa. I can well remember the day he died here.

mrsiCkstar
02-01-2007, 01:54 PM
the film is superb Puma http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif there were some stunningly beautiful shots and I loved the camera work. The scenes especially beautiful were Egon Mayer escorting Johnson to the coast and the landing at the end... very well done!

BillyTheKid_22
02-01-2007, 02:00 PM
Wow!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Krt_Bong
02-01-2007, 02:17 PM
Looking forward to this; Downloading now - I have been getting and saving every Il2 / Lock-on and mod movie I've ever heard about and now have quite a large collection and the leaps in movie-tech in this genre are astounding, as much as I save tracks in my game I wish I could do half as well as what I've seen this community put out there For Free! Never say Never someone will always find something new and continue the work so dont get comepletly out of it MP, we all need a lil inspiration sometimes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Krizz1972
02-01-2007, 02:21 PM
downloading now

Markku38
02-01-2007, 02:22 PM
Just watched it... amazing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Choctaw111
02-01-2007, 02:45 PM
Man, I have been waiting for this for a LONG TIME!!! I am downloading this now and am sure this will be up to your highest standards. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I will post here again after I have finished watching it. I hope that I was able to help you out with this even if in a small way.

gdfo
02-01-2007, 03:08 PM
OK Just watched it. AMAZING!

I have read 'Thunderbolt' many times, I particularly read slower when I reach the part in which the movie represents.

Excellent movie and a tribute to the men and aircraft that are represented.

Jaws2002
02-01-2007, 03:27 PM
Just awesome. Thanks Mysticpuma. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Tator_Totts
02-01-2007, 03:50 PM
I had to stand up after movie and giva ya standing ovation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-01-2007, 03:56 PM
Really pleased you have (so-far) enjoyed it, and yes it is my last film, but was intended to be a swan-song...so-far the Swan's are singing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers, MP.

Monterey13
02-01-2007, 04:00 PM
Excellent Movie!! I loved it!!

Is there any way to get a transcript of the narration? I missed out on a lot of info, because the music was so loud, I couldn't hear half of what was said.

Thanx MP. S!

Phas3e
02-01-2007, 04:24 PM
Just finished watching, and its amazing!, a real event to watch.

This takes the spot as my fav Machinima easily.

Again Well done! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Doolittle81
02-01-2007, 04:38 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED"> A Masterpiece!</span>

Absolutely Superb in every respect!!!

A brilliant climax to your IL2(FB-PF) filmaking career!

I look forward to the era of MysticPuma SOW: Battle of Britain films!

Without a doubt, this film deserves an Oleg for "Outstanding Career Achievement"
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jarink
02-01-2007, 04:40 PM
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">WOOT!!!</span>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Truly a great effort; I'm sure it will be known as one of the classic IL2 movies!

Joe-90
02-01-2007, 04:53 PM
Outstanding and Brilliant MysticPuma!

I'm sure Netwings will get their host sorted soon, in the meantime the slow host works. You must be chomping at the bit to release after so much effort.

I'm gonna watch this again, for sure. More later. You already know that the dialogue was hard to hear, but you had a real job on your hands getting the sound mix right (I know how hard that is).

Well, sit back, relax, and know you have created one of the best movies ever!

Mysticpuma2003
02-01-2007, 05:01 PM
Well I nearly got everyone in the credits, apologies to Choctaw, who I intended to include, but I have no excuses for an oversight on my part which means that I missed him out.

Choctaw supplied some sound files, which, although unused, were greatly appreciated, thanks Choctaw.....the one that got away!

DIRTY-MAC
02-01-2007, 05:09 PM
Egon Mayer:

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/mayer.html

tomtheyak
02-01-2007, 05:57 PM
Incredible....

Puma, I am verging on speechlessness... as a Magnum Opus and a finale you have made a fabulous film. Emotive, awe inspiring, and on so many levels particularly the direction and screenplay, just excellent, absolutely excellent.

Take honest to god well deserved pride in this my friend, it is truly earned.

And kudos to all who helped out - to be a part of something like this would sure as hell make me proud.

Job Bloody well done you guys, and to Puma in particular.

I'm gonna go watch it again now! Fantastic!

SeaFireLIV
02-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Very good indeed, MysticPuma, really great talent. My words are an understatement.

DrHerb
02-01-2007, 06:49 PM
THE NEW BEST, point finale. Puma, it had me clinging to the armrests of my chair, best IL2 film BY FAR awesome job m8, im gonna watch it again till i get sick of it which will take 2 years minimum

Weasel53
02-01-2007, 06:52 PM
Sir,

As a 20 year Air Force veteran with 2000 hours in combat aircraft, I salute your wonderful movie and I will be sending it to my military buddies. The best I seen posted anywhere on the net. BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!

Weasel53

zoinks_
02-01-2007, 08:06 PM
super job, MP!

PBNA-Boosher
02-01-2007, 08:58 PM
An excellent film, Mysticpuma, I'm glad whatever services I could offer helped you. You definitely deserve that Oleg, and hopefully one of the Machinima awards! I hope to see you around every once and a while on HL though!

PF_Coastie
02-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Puma, I had goose bumps watching the movie and for some time after the movie. Absolutely brilliant.

I thought the sound was excellent. The parts that absolutely must be heard were heard just fine because you faded the background noises out. I thought the overlapping TS, IL2 voices, dialog and game sounds were what added to the intenseness(word?). I especially thought the actual recorded Teamspeak chatter from Warclouds server was fantastic. It just goes to show you how intense and immersive this game can be when on comms with a good bunch of guys.

Well Done sir! Now get on WC and do some flying!

Waldo.Pepper
02-01-2007, 09:28 PM
I cannot imagine the amount of work this must have taken. Saying it was excellent, is an understatement and is redundant. Thank you.

WB_Outlaw
02-01-2007, 10:19 PM
Very nice work to all involved. Like many of the films we've enjoyed, this is a monumental accomplishment.

Not to nit pick, but, wasn't he jumped still in formation all the while calling out the bandits to his flight reader over a presumably broken radio? I guess my old man has my copy of Thunderbolt (or rather, I don't have my old man's copy anymore) and it's driving me crazy that my memory differs a bit.

--Outlaw.

JRJacobs
02-02-2007, 12:14 AM
I've seen it and you couldn't have gone out on a better note.

My last one took 250 hours of research and work, but that PALES in comparison of what this must have cost you in time, sweat, and emotion. SUPERB!

I of course remain hopeful when you see BoB you will give it once more into the breach, but even if you don't enjoy yourself, you deserve it.

GREAT GREAT Work, sir... it is an honor!

bazzaah2
02-02-2007, 12:57 AM
downloading now.

Once i have itI can make it available on the p2p firefox add on if anyone's interested.

Uncle_Stranger
02-02-2007, 02:51 AM
Wow!

Just watched it!
IT IS AMAZING!


To bad you are moving out of business...

Wurkeri
02-02-2007, 03:04 AM
50 min download but a really good film.

Thanks mp

Mysticpuma2003
02-02-2007, 03:42 AM
Guys, thank you for all your kind words.

I'm sorry the download is so slow, but as soon as a new host is found, I'll link it.

I can't believe how well it has been received, as you can imagine seeing it over and over for the last year has made me lose the objectivity that first time viewers are having.

I knew as soon as I read the account of the events of that day, that it would be an excellent story for a movie, but when I started it, I never realised how in-depth and how much detail I would have to portray on the screen.

It truly has been an epic struggle to create this movie, with so many things going wrong, time after time, and yet, I knew I had to endeavour to bring it to the screen as it is such a powerful story of courage and hope.

Of interest to me is trying to find out if their are any relatives of Robert Johnson alive, who I may be (or someone could for me) contact, and let them know that this has been made?

Thanks, once more for all your kind words.......(takes sip from whisky....and feels warm glow engulfing his body), cheers, MP.

JG52Karaya-X
02-02-2007, 04:01 AM
Really superb work there!

Worth every MB of the download

JG52Uther
02-02-2007, 04:21 AM
Cant complain about the D/L, I just got a download speed of 760 KB/sec,took 7 1/2 minutes! Now I'm gonna watch it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EDIT: Absolutely fantastic! This film is right up there with the best il-2 films ever made http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

TheBandit_76
02-02-2007, 06:05 AM
Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
Guys, thank you for all your kind words.

Of interest to me is trying to find out if their are any relatives of Robert Johnson alive, who I may be (or someone could for me) contact, and let them know that this has been made?



Puma,

As someone mentioned Robert passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was raised in Lawton, Oklahoma and lived in various places around the US after the war. I don't think he was living in Tulsa when he passed away, he just happened to be there. But it likely that he has some relatives here. Mr. Mojok is in Tulsa apparently, so possibly one of us could help out with some local archive searches?

I'd be glad to help honor Johnson's memory.


From the interweb:

We have lost another Great One. Robert S. Johnson, an Eighth Air Force fighter pilot credited with shooting down 27 Luftwaffe aircraft in an 11-month period, died in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sunday, 27 December 1998. He was 78-years old and lived in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.

http://www.mishalov.com/images/johnson_robert.jpg

tigertalon
02-02-2007, 06:17 AM
Superb!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bremspropeller
02-02-2007, 06:29 AM
The movie is a piece of art.


The only thing I missed was a picture and the fate of Egon Mayer, who didn't survive the war.

SithSpeeder
02-02-2007, 07:53 AM
Fantastico!

Thank you muchly.

* _54th_Speeder *

Mr_CobraStyle
02-02-2007, 08:05 AM
Simply put: Fantastic!

Ths one should make you a legend for sure MysticPuma! Jast stunning.

Btw, is there a chance that "Half pint" will be available for download somewhere? I thought it was one of the best razorbacks I've seen.

Anyho. Thanks again for this great movie!

BillyTheKid_22
02-02-2007, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
Guys, thank you for all your kind words.

Of interest to me is trying to find out if their are any relatives of Robert Johnson alive, who I may be (or someone could for me) contact, and let them know that this has been made?



Puma,

As someone mentioned Robert passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was raised in Lawton, Oklahoma and lived in various places around the US after the war. I don't think he was living in Tulsa when he passed away, he just happened to be there. But it likely that he has some relatives here. Mr. Mojok is in Tulsa apparently, so possibly one of us could help out with some local archive searches?

I'd be glad to help honor Johnson's memory.


From the interweb:

We have lost another Great One. Robert S. Johnson, an Eighth Air Force fighter pilot credited with shooting down 27 Luftwaffe aircraft in an 11-month period, died in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sunday, 27 December 1998. He was 78-years old and lived in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.

http://www.mishalov.com/images/johnson_robert.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


http://www.leisuregalleries.com/johnsonrs810.jpg

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TheBandit_76
02-02-2007, 08:44 AM
Good job Billy!

Sounds like Robert S. found a way to make the Jug dance with 109s.

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More:

Colonel Robert S. (Bob) Johnson of Lawton, Oklahoma, was Oklahoma's highest scoring fighter pilot of World War II, downing 28 German aircraft. His heroism and piloting skills ranked with the finest of all the fighter pilots of World War II. The painting depicts Colonel Johnson doing what he did best, shooting down the enemy while flying his Republic P-47D-21, Serial #22-5513, nicknamed "Penrod and Same' after his trusted ground crew.

On May 8, 1944, he scored his final two kills on yet another mission to Berlin and Brunswick. His report on the engagements read as follows: "About 30 Huns were over the bombers, their contrails snaking out of the sky. Smoke was coming from the bomber box and one was going down. I started after the Jerries and then saw a ME109 diving at me. I rolled and fired at it, but missed. Then he squirted at me and missed. I made another turn, and he tried to outrun me, the damned fool. He went down, rolling and turning to evade, and I hit him every half roll. When his wing came off I figured he'd had it."

Bob Johnson's last two victories equaled and then bettered the record of America's highest ranking World War I ace, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, who had downed 26 German aircraft. The "Brass" ordered him home, effective immediately, for war bond fund raising tours, talks to factory workers and interviews. Bob Johnson was promoted to Major upon his return to America, took to the publicity circuit like a duck to water, and stayed with it. We honor Colonel Robert S. (Bob) Johnson as representative of all Oklahomans serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

AKA_TAGERT
02-02-2007, 08:45 AM
Thank You Mysticpuma2003!

That was the most beautful thing I have ever seen come out of this game!

You should send this to the HISTORY CH in care of Dogfight in that it puts what they have done with their million dollar stuff to shame!

Hec they might even offer you a job!

Again, thank you!

BillyTheKid_22
02-02-2007, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Good job Billy!

Sounds like Robert S. found a way to make the Jug dance with 109s.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

More:

Colonel Robert S. (Bob) Johnson of Lawton, Oklahoma, was Oklahoma's highest scoring fighter pilot of World War II, downing 28 German aircraft. His heroism and piloting skills ranked with the finest of all the fighter pilots of World War II. The painting depicts Colonel Johnson doing what he did best, shooting down the enemy while flying his Republic P-47D-21, Serial #22-5513, nicknamed "Penrod and Same' after his trusted ground crew.

On May 8, 1944, he scored his final two kills on yet another mission to Berlin and Brunswick. His report on the engagements read as follows: "About 30 Huns were over the bombers, their contrails snaking out of the sky. Smoke was coming from the bomber box and one was going down. I started after the Jerries and then saw a ME109 diving at me. I rolled and fired at it, but missed. Then he squirted at me and missed. I made another turn, and he tried to outrun me, the damned fool. He went down, rolling and turning to evade, and I hit him every half roll. When his wing came off I figured he'd had it."

Bob Johnson's last two victories equaled and then bettered the record of America's highest ranking World War I ace, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, who had downed 26 German aircraft. The "Brass" ordered him home, effective immediately, for war bond fund raising tours, talks to factory workers and interviews. Bob Johnson was promoted to Major upon his return to America, took to the publicity circuit like a duck to water, and stayed with it. We honor Colonel Robert S. (Bob) Johnson as representative of all Oklahomans serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif YES!!! I know, You and I will go to Ok State Senate and Col. Robert S. Johnson's picture!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TheBandit_76
02-02-2007, 10:01 AM
You're on!

Mr Mojok, come down from Tulsa and we'll all go.

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Deedsundone
02-02-2007, 10:03 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gifStunningly good!

zunzun
02-02-2007, 10:19 AM
Superb!!!
Thank you for all your time to give us this little gem

Diablo310th
02-02-2007, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
Thank You Mysticpuma2003!

That was the most beautful thing I have ever seen come out of this game!

You should send this to the HISTORY CH in care of Dogfight in that it puts what they have done with their million dollar stuff to shame!

Hec they might even offer you a job!

Again, thank you!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif Mystic...i totally agree. This is absolutely awsome. A great big ~S~ to everyone involved in it's production.

BillyTheKid_22
02-02-2007, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
You're on!

Mr Mojok, come down from Tulsa and we'll all go.

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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">YES</span>!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <span class="ev_code_RED">Too</span> <span class="ev_code_WHITE">ME</span>!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif 1 or 2 hours go Tulsa!!! Fun!! All time 20 time go to Tulsa, Oklahoma!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifTheBandit_76, Go MSN messanger tell Me!!

Choctaw111
02-02-2007, 11:03 AM
Here is a little info I was able to gather on Egon Mayer from different sources and put it all together.


Egon Mayer
Oberstleutnant
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/PublicPhotoAccount2/il2/mayer.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/PublicPhotoAccount2/il2/lwmayer.jpg
Egon Mayer was born on 19 August 1917 at Konstanz in Bodensee. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1937. After a regular peacetime training, Fahnenjunker Mayer was posted to I./JG 2 on 6 December 1939. By the time Mayer participated in the French campaign, he was serving with 6./JG 2. Mayer recorded his first victory on 13 June 1940, when he shot down a French Morane fighter. From 1 August 1940, he served at the Jagdfliegerschule Werneuchen. Mayer had returned to JG 2 by September 1940. Mayer was assigned to 3./JG 2, based at Beaumont-le-Roger in France. He claimed a RAF Hurricane fighter shot down near Portland on 7 October to record his second victory. Leutnant Mayer was transferred to 8./JG 2, where he recorded one victory, a Hurricane shot down near Chichester on 15 November 1940 for his third victory. On 10 June 1941, Oberleutnant Mayer was appointed Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 2, based at St Pol-Brias. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 1 August 1941 for 20 victories. Mayer recorded his 30th victory, yet another Spitfire, shot down on 15 April 1942. On 19 August, his 25th birthday, Mayer shot down two RAF Spitfire fighters over Dieppe (51-52). In November 1942, Hauptmann Mayer was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 2.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/PublicPhotoAccount2/il2/Staffelkapitnof7.jpg
Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 2 Oblt. Egon Mayer beside the tail of his Fw 190A-3 (probably W.Nr.435) White 7. June/July 1942.

On 23 November, Mayer recorded his first victories over USAAF four-engine bombers, when he shot down two B-17s and a B-24 (53-55). With Georg-Peter Eder (78 victories, RK-EL), Mayer is credited with developing the head-on attack technique against the Allied daylight bomber raids. The technique brought both considerable success against the four-engine bombers. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 232) on 16 April 1943 after 63 victories. Oberstleutnant Mayer was appointed Kommodore of JG 2 on 1 July 1943, following the departure of Oberst Walter Oesau (127 victories, RK-S, killed in action 11 May 1944) to become Jafü Bretagne. He shot down three USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers in 19 minutes on 6 September 1943 (78-80). On 1 December, Mayer claimed four USAAF P-47 fighters and a B-17 bomber shot down (85-89). He achieved his 90th victory on 31 December and was the first to reach 100 victories on the Channel Front on 5 February 1944, when he shot down a P-47 fighter near Arguen. He claimed his 101st and 102nd, and last, victories on 6 February, when he shot down two P-47 fighters in the Sens area. On 2 March 1944, Mayer led a formation from JG 2 against an USAAF daylight raid. USAAF P-47 fighters escorted the bombers. The fighter escort overpowered Mayer's attacking group and he was shot down and killed near Montmédy in Fw 190 A-6 (W.Nr. 470 468). He was posthumously awarded the Schwertern (Nr 51).
Egon Mayer shot down 102 enemy aircraft. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front and included 26 four-engine bombers, 51 Spitfire and 12 P-47 fighters.

No

Date

Time
A/c Type
Unit

Location / Comments
1

13.6.1940

18:00
Morane 406 6./JG 2 -
2

7.10.1940

16:57
Hurricane 3./JG 2 NW Portland
3

15.11.1940

17:10
Hurricane 8./JG 2 Chichester
4

17.6.1941

17:50
Spitfire 7./JG 2 N Cherbourg
-

23.6.1941

-
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Not confirmed
-

23.6.1941

-
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Not confirmed
5

24.6.1941

20:42
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Gravelines-Ramsgate
6

25.6.1941

16:35
Spitfire 7./JG 2 St Omer-Boulogne
7

2.7.1941

12:38
Blenheim 7./JG 2 -
8

2.7.1941

13:55
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
9

3.7.1941

11:46
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
10

3.7.1941

15:36
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
11

5.7.1941

12:36
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
12

9.7.1941

14:05
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
13

10.7.1941

12:08
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
14

12.7.1941

19:26
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
15

12.7.1941

19:28
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
16

21.7.1941

8:52
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
17

23.7.1941

13:14
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Foret d'Eperlecques
18

23.7.1941

13:20
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Foret d'Eperlecques
19

21.8.1941

10:20
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
20

21.8.1941

14:50
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
21

27.8.1941

9:30
Hurricane 7./JG 2 NW Le Touquet: 6000m
22

16.9.1941

19:32
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Boulogne area: 7600m
23

16.9.1941

19:40
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
24

20.9.1941

16:32
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
25

2.10.1941

15:14
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Pas-de-Calais
26

13.10.1941

15:34
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Boulogne-Channel
27

21.10.1941

13:00
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
28

21.10.1941

16:10
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
29

12.2.1942

14:38
Whirlwind 7./JG 2 N Ostend
30

15.4.1942

16:29
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
31

16.4.1942

15:30
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
32

16.4.1942

15:33
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
33

17.4.1942

9:35
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
34

17.4.1942

16:05
Boston 7./JG 2 -
35

25.4.1942

9:45
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
36

25.4.1942

16:17
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
37

25.4.1942

16:25
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
38

25.4.1942

16:29
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
39

30.4.1942

11:43
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
40

4.5.1942

10:39
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
41

4.5.1942

15:40
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
42

6.5.1942

12:29
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
43

3.6.1942

15:35
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Off Cherbourg
44

3.6.1942

15:40
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Off Cherbourg
45

6.6.1942

17:22
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
46

6.6.1942

17:22
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
47

23.6.1942

19:30
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Off Start Point
48

23.6.1942

19:32
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Off Start Point
49

31.7.1942

18:09
Spitfire 7./JG 2 -
50

18.8.1942

11:28
Spitfire 7./JG 2 20km NE Cherbourg
51

19.8.1942

16:03
Hurricane 7./JG 2 Near Dieppe
52

19.8.1942

16:05
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Near Dieppe
53

23.11.1942

13:25
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 3853/14 West
54

23.11.1942

13:34
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 W Lacanau
55

23.11.1942

14:00
B-24 Stab III./JG 2 4855/14 West
56

30.12.1942

11:42
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 14 West N/48/4/7
57

3.1.1943

11:32
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 4-6km SW St. Nazaire
58

3.1.1943

11:35
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 5km W Loire Estuary
59

11.2.1943

12:10
Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 8km NW Boulogne
60

14.2.1943

11:36
Typhoon Stab III./JG 2 1287/05 Ost
61

14.2.1943

11:40
Typhoon Stab III./JG 2 1284/05 Ost
62

14.2.1943

12:12
Typhoon Stab III./JG 2 1288/05 Ost
63

16.4.1943

14:05
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 4829 / 14 West
64

16.4.1943

14:22
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 4834 / 14 West
65

29.5.1943

16:35
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 2928 / 14 West
66

29.5.1943

17:35
B-17 Stab III./JG 2 3871 / 14 West
67

4.7.1943

12:36
B-17 Stab/JG 2 1965/04 Ost
68

4.7.1943

12:58
B-17 Stab/JG 2 1065/15 West
69

14.7.1943

7:43
B-17 Stab/JG 2 10km N Évreux
70

14.7.1943

8:24
B-17 Stab/JG 2 SW Paris / B-17 of 94 BG, USAAG
71

30.7.1943

10:30
B-17 Stab/JG 2 422/05 Ost
72

16.8.1943

10:37
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Sennenville
73

22.8.1943

19:56
Spitfire Stab/JG 2 Cany-Barville
74

22.8.1943

20:10
Spitfire Stab/JG 2 Pont Authou
75

27.8.1943

9:45
Spitfire Stab/JG 2 Tancarville
76

3.9.1943

10:40
B-17 Stab/JG 2 Bailleul
77

3.9.1943

11:25
B-17 Stab/JG 2 2935 / 04 Ost
78

6.9.1943

12:10
B-17 Stab/JG 2 3km W Mailly-le-Camp
79

6.9.1943

12:17
B-17 Stab/JG 2 6km W Troyes
80

6.9.1943

12:29
B-17 Stab/JG 2 Lens
81

22.9.1943

17:17
Spitfire Stab/JG 2 E Évreux
82

22.9.1943

17:20
Spitfire Stab/JG 2 N Évreux
83

5.11.1943

13:39
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Near Rheydt
84

5.11.1943

13:51
P-47 Stab/JG 2 S Hasselt
85

1.12.1943

12:50
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Gembloux-Huy area
86

1.12.1943

12:50
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Liege area
87

1.12.1943

12:53
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Gembloux area
88

1.12.1943

12:53
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Liege area / probable
89

1.12.1943

13:10
B-17 Stab/JG 2 Schelde
90

31.12.1943

12:18
B-24 Stab/JG 2 Melun-Villaroche
91

4.1.1944

16:02
B-26 Stab/JG 2 off Dieppe
92

4.1.1944

16:05
Spitfire Stab/JG 2 off Dieppe
93

5.1.1944

10:55
P-47 Stab/JG 2 NW Laval
94

5.1.1944

10:55
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Marennes
95

7.1.1944

13:05
B-24 Stab/JG 2 NE Orléans
96

7.1.1944

13:06
B-24 Stab/JG 2 NE Orléans
97

7.1.1944

13:15
B-24 Stab/JG 2 Bouville
98

7.1.1944

13:18
B-17 Stab/JG 2 Les Buissons
99

14.1.1944

15:32
P-38 Stab/JG 2 La Haye-du-Compte
100

5.2.1944

12:49
P-47 Stab/JG 2 Arguen
101

6.2.1944

11:12
P-47 Stab/JG 2 CG-9
102

6.2.1944

11:14
P-47 Stab/JG 2 CG-9

Victories : 102
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (1 August 1941)
Eichenlaub (16 April 1943)
Schwertern (2 March 1944)
Units : JG 2

Here are some photos of Egon Mayer with Hermann Graff.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/PublicPhotoAccount2/il2/graf07Mayer.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/PublicPhotoAccount2/il2/GraffandMayer.jpg

Here is a photo of Mayer (wearing shorts) standing next to one of his kills.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/PublicPhotoAccount2/il2/OberstleutnantEgonMayerinshortsvisi.jpg

Choctaw111
02-02-2007, 11:20 AM
It is very interesting that you have a very prestigious ace from opposing forces facing off like that and then the honor and respect that Mayer had for Johnson. I wonder if Mayer knew who the pilot of that plane was, or vice versa, or if he ever found out before he met his fate. There are many tales of similar circumstances where the enemy will show kindness to one another. In reality we are ALL members of humanity and many times I have tried to convey that to those whose war I was sent in to try and stop. It is acts of kindness, decency and respect like this, even in the middle of h@ll on earth, that show that humankind does have a chance. I am sorry for getting all philosophical here...just my thoughts.

TheGozr
02-02-2007, 11:40 AM
Great voice at the beginning it prepare you well for a good moment then it fell short after that for me.
Lots of good work on that movie but........

TheBandit_76
02-02-2007, 11:50 AM
Mayer really wasn't showing honor, kindness or respect in my opinion. He was simply out of 20mm and couldn't bring the sturdy Jug down. He made several passes then finally gave up.

BillyTheKid_22
02-02-2007, 12:13 PM
Iam laugh!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

RAF74_Raptor
02-02-2007, 12:41 PM
Puma my friend excellent video enjoyed it

RAF74_Raptor
02-02-2007, 12:47 PM
I could be wrong but I think that it was 1s LT Walt Gresham from the 358th fighter Squadron that shot down a killed Egon Mayer. As quoted from the book an Ace of the Eight.

Choctaw111
02-02-2007, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Mayer really wasn't showing honor, kindness or respect in my opinion. He was simply out of 20mm and couldn't bring the sturdy Jug down. He made several passes then finally gave up.

I have to believe that after he could not shoot him down he had a respect for him that cannot be described. He did, after all, see that he made it to the coast. If they were in the middle of a fierce dogfight with many planes around it would have been much different but since it was one on one with no one else around it allowed for a few moments of respect and maybe even admiration. Only Egon Mayer knows for sure but that is what it looks like to me. What did Robert Johnson have to say about it? Did he feel that Egon Mayer was winging him to the coast because he was upset that he couldn't shoot him down? It doesn't look like that to me. It seems that with Mayer's plane out of ammo and Johnson's plane badly damaged, they weren't really enemies at that point, just two members of humanity, together in the sky.

BillyTheKid_22
02-02-2007, 01:05 PM
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/355g/yf-t.jpg



LT. Walt Gresham!!

klemlao
02-02-2007, 01:35 PM
Excellent film Mysticpuma. A lot of work and a great RL story.

I'll have to find 'Thunderbolt' and add it to my shelves.

wtg

Capt.LoneRanger
02-02-2007, 01:40 PM
Mysticpuma, this is the most fascinating artwork of Machinima I've ever seen.

Absolutely awesome. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

AKA_TAGERT
02-02-2007, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Mayer really wasn't showing honor, kindness or respect in my opinion. He was simply out of 20mm and couldn't bring the sturdy Jug down. He made several passes then finally gave up. Agreed!

I mean the salute was nice.. Basically letting Johnson know he (his plane) won.

As for the escort.. Ill bet it had more to do with him seeing if that Jug would go down after a few more miles in the hopes of adding one more 'confirmed' kill to his count.

TheBandit_76
02-02-2007, 02:00 PM
Ok, having sorted out the codec for quicktime I was finally able to view the film. Very, very nice Puma. A classic bit of interweb cinema that was worth every minute you put into it.

I now see why Choctaw made the comments he did. Perhaps in later years Johnson elaborated on his epic tale, but in "THUNDERBOLT!" this story is recounted in a different light.

The 190 pulled alongside several times, the Luft pilot seemingly scratching his head over why the P47 would not go down. Then he would return to Johnson's six and try again. He tried precise bursts right into the wing root, the stabs, etc. Nothing. Each time the 190 pulled alongside and then went for another pass, Johnson cursed him.

As I said before, the 190 finally gave up. This is how the tale went in Johnson's book. Again, perhaps he recounted the story later and elaborated or corrected it?

TheBandit_76
02-02-2007, 02:02 PM
Oh yes, I agree that you should submit this to the History Channel. Would make an outstanding DOGFIGHTS episode. Read the book folks, once the 190 leaves, Robert's fun is just beginning. Most suspenseful thing I've ever read.

BillyTheKid_22
02-02-2007, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Ok, having sorted out the codec for quicktime I was finally able to view the film. Very, very nice Puma. A classic bit of interweb cinema that was worth every minute you put into it.

I now see why Choctaw made the comments he did. Perhaps in later years Johnson elaborated on his epic tale, but in "THUNDERBOLT!" this story is recounted in a different light.

The 190 pulled alongside several times, the Luft pilot seemingly scratching his head over why the P47 would not go down. Then he would return to Johnson's six and try again. He tried precise bursts right into the wing root, the stabs, etc. Nothing. Each time the 190 pulled alongside and then went for another pass, Johnson cursed him.

As I said before, the 190 finally gave up. This is how the tale went in Johnson's book. Again, perhaps he recounted the story later and elaborated or corrected it?


<span class="ev_code_RED">YES</span>!!! I know it!!!

Huxley_S
02-02-2007, 03:44 PM
I don't know what it is you do for a living Mysticpuma, but you should be making movies.

This is easily the best thing I've seen using the IL2 engine and it is clear that you have reached the limits of what can be achieved with this technology. I guess when Storms of War comes out it will inspire you to do more.

Top marks for direction, sound editing, music, voice acting and scriptwriting, not to mention the great piloting skills that are a hallmark of all your movies.

All in all, the highest quality from one of the best movie makers in the community. A keeper.

Well done chap.

SeaFireLIV
02-02-2007, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Mayer really wasn't showing honor, kindness or respect in my opinion. He was simply out of 20mm and couldn't bring the sturdy Jug down. He made several passes then finally gave up. Agreed!

I mean the salute was nice.. Basically letting Johnson know he (his plane) won.

As for the escort.. Ill bet it had more to do with him seeing if that Jug would go down after a few more miles in the hopes of adding one more 'confirmed' kill to his count. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

tut tut tut, such negativity, guys. true, he ran out of ammo. True, he would have killed him if he could - it was his JOB. He could`ve just upped and flown away, angrily. If he wanted to see if the Jug was going to go down, he could`ve followed at a distance BEHIND the P47. And who follows an aircraft for 30 minutes just to see if it`s going to go down in line abreast anyway? He gave away part of his situational awareness and could easily have been jumped by another P47.

By all warfare logic what he did was extremely dangerous and foolish.

But he did it, why? Because this particular Luftwaffe fighter who fought for a tyrannical empire was actually HUMAN and WANTED to show respect to someone who withstood all the blows without dying. Even the Luftwaffe pilot (who`s had many successes) must`ve sensed it wasn`t this man`s time to die.

I know some of you want to see all German fighters of WWII as pure evil, but there were some honourable ones.


Sometimes, I believe the best of 2 men can come when they`ve faced each other to the near death in mortal combat. Two deadly warriors of opposing sides suddenly understand eachother in their deadly dance.

Dramatic? Perhaps, but it can happen, even if only once in a million times.

DmdSeeker
02-02-2007, 04:44 PM
Great film; Thank you!

MadBadVlad
02-02-2007, 06:10 PM
Absolutely top notch film Mystic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif a great swansong. Good to see Buzz and the guys at Halesworth were useful after all (did you visit the excellent little 56th museum they have there ? ), you picked a great story to tell.

Keep those movie skills honed and I hope you return with another great story when BoB is out

Cheers
MBV

MrMojok
02-02-2007, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
Of interest to me is trying to find out if their are any relatives of Robert Johnson alive, who I may be (or someone could for me) contact, and let them know that this has been made?

I guess I could search the archives of the Tulsa World and see what info I can find on his relatives.

If I recall correctly he was in Tulsa visiting nieces and nephews.

I'm off work Monday and Tuesday; I may go down to the library to see if I can find his obit in the Tulsa World. Same info may be available online though, I am not sure. I'll look and let you know.

AKA_TAGERT
02-02-2007, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
tut tut tut, such negativity, guys.
Not meant to be negative, just pointing out there is another possible explanation.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
true, he ran out of ammo. True, he would have killed him if he could - it was his JOB.
Agreed, but the point is he did NOT stop firing because of some sort of kindness, honor or respect! He stopped because he ran out of ammo. He really didn't have a choice after that! Basically be a good sport about it or go away mad! Now if he had ammo left and than stopped! Than I would be the first to agree that it was out of kindness, honor or respect.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
He could`ve just upped and flown away, angrily.
Agreed, a lot of things he could have done.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
If he wanted to see if the Jug was going to go down, he could`ve followed at a distance BEHIND the P47.
Who flys up along side someone once let alone multipul times? Sounds more like he was trying to egg him on into a fight? Or maybe he saw it as an opportunity to see an enemy aircraft up close and the effect his guns had on it? There are lots of potential reasons that are just as valid.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
And who follows an aircraft for 30 minutes just to see if it`s going to go down in line abreast anyway?
Someone who wants to paint another kill mark on the plane.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
He gave away part of his situational awareness and could easily have been jumped by another P47.
No proof of that! As a mater of fact, he was safer flying side by side than following on his six in that if another P47 came by and saw him on his six he would have bounced him to save the P47 (not knowing the 190 was out of ammo) where as seeming him along side a stray bullet might hit the P47.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
By all warfare logic what he did was extremely dangerous and foolish.
Yes, just as foolish as him flying up along side several times prior to running out of ammo to take a look


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
But he did it, why? Because this particular Luftwaffe fighter who fought for a tyrannical empire was actually HUMAN and WANTED to show respect to someone who withstood all the blows without dying.
Maybe.. maybe not? I don't pretend to be able to read his mind, I'm simply pointing out there is potential other reasons


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Even the Luftwaffe pilot (who`s had many successes) must`ve sensed it wasn`t this man`s time to die.
Now your reaching!


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I know some of you want to see all German fighters of WWII as pure evil, but there were some honourable ones.
Evil.. that is your words not mine! As you pointed out, IT WAS HIS JOB! All I simply pointed out is there could be other reason why he did what he did that were not based on kindness, honor or respect.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Sometimes, I believe the best of 2 men can come when they`ve faced each other to the near death in mortal combat. Two deadly warriors of opposing sides suddenly understand each other in their deadly dance.
True, we are at our best when things are at their worst.. Sometimes! And those few times make the news where as the natural response does not.


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Dramatic? Perhaps, but it can happen, even if only once in a million times.
It can, and it might have in this case, than again it might not have.

Crazy-Canuck
02-02-2007, 07:00 PM
Mystic all I can say is WOW!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Thank you for remembering those who gave us what we enjoy today, freedom.

Where can I get your other works?

Congratulations to all who worked on this project.

FA_Crazy-Canuck

DKoor
02-02-2007, 07:02 PM
Excellent movie there MysticPuma! Thanks for the effort.

CUJO_1970
02-02-2007, 08:20 PM
The Robert S Johnson/Egon Meyer story is almost assuredly a myth, I'm amazed that people accept it as factual.

A different perspective is given by another member of the 56th FG, Gerald Johnson in the book Wolfpack Warriors by 8th AF historian Roger Freeman.

tigertalon
02-02-2007, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Mayer really wasn't showing honor, kindness or respect in my opinion.

Agreed, how could he? He was flying for blue for nevertheless!

*sarcasm off*

Sintubin
02-02-2007, 09:38 PM
It maked my http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

S! to Robert S. Johnson and his fighter group http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

and to al the pilots who flew and fought for wat they believed in
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif


Realy beautiful movie Mysticpuma http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

TheBandit_76
02-02-2007, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by tigertalon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Mayer really wasn't showing honor, kindness or respect in my opinion.

Agreed, how could he? He was flying for blue for nevertheless!

*sarcasm off* </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Say whatever comes in your head, makes no matter. All this talk about chivalry and honor makes for good hollywood guff, but the account from Johnson's book is simply about a Luft pilot failing to down a pilot who would go on to become a great ace.

wayno7777
02-03-2007, 12:44 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/ff318c1a.jpg



And the real thing....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/NotMyTurn3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/NotMyTurn2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/NotMyTurn5.jpg

Mysticpuma2003
02-03-2007, 02:21 AM
Again, I can't believe the reaction guys, as I said, it's a superb story, and one that makes you realise that humanity can exist in a time of war.

The original story and account I read was here:

http://www.acepilots.com/usaaf_rsj.html

and then I spoke with Jim Laurier, aviation artist supreme, and that nailed it for me.

As I said in the original post, it's a film of the account of Robert Johnson, and from what I read it went something like;

Johnson plummets to 6000ft, can't bail out because of a jammed canopy, he then manages to bring the plane under control, then gets attacked by Mayer. After the initial bursts, Mayer looks to see if the pilot is dead by pulling alongside.

Johnson isn't and smiles back, Mayer pulls behind again extended burst of ammo, pilot must be dead now!

Nope, Johnson smiles as Mayer pulls alongside.

Mayer then gets in behind again, lets Johnson have the rest of his ammo...surely he must be dead now!

Pulls alongside, sees Johnson still alive (with cut eyebrow!), and thinks, this guy deserves all the luck he can get, and for that reason he guides him to the coast, and salutes him.

Mayer did think he would crash into the sea, but found out later that Johnson (from Radio Broadcast I believe), had actually survived.

I just look at it as an act of humanity and respect, nothing more, nothing less.

And THAT is why I chose the story, alongside the story of Flak Dancer.

Thanks again for so many comments, it has and is, making the effort all worthwhile....now when does BoB come out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-03-2007, 02:21 AM
BTW, for those who missed them, here is a link to the complete 384th skinpack that I made for use in the movie.

In total it contains 110 B17F skins, all historically accurate serials and lettering, all with noseart (for those that had it), which where possible is also historically accurate.

I'll also release, later, the P-47's I creates of the 61st,62nd and 63rd FS of the 56th FG, which are all lettered, but the serials are generic numbers which are not historically accurate, but as a skin pack, they could come in useful.

Anyway, the link to the B-17's is here:



http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1221

Cheers, MP.

bazzaah2
02-03-2007, 03:35 AM
thanks for that and lovely work on the movie.

Manu-6S
02-03-2007, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I know some of you want to see all German fighters of WWII as pure evil, but there were some honourable ones.
Evil.. that is your words not mine! As you pointed out, IT WAS HIS JOB! All I simply pointed out is there could be other reason why he did what he did that were not based on kindness, honor or respect.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm not so sure.

IMHO the primary objective of a flight was to establish aerial superiority, not to kill every enemy pilots.

If an enemy plane is going down damaged there is no need to follow it (yea, maybe only for the kill confirm).

I think in both the sides of war there were "hard-heart" pilots: look at the german and american guncams were the keep shooting on damaged planes with bailing pilots or landing gear down.

These pilots never saw the enemy plane like a human being, other instead had care of this.
I remember the great chapter of "The Big Show" there the author tells about Nowotny.

Aerial combats were very different from infantry combats.

Ironman69
02-03-2007, 04:13 AM
can somebody upload the video on YOUTUBE ?

MrMojok
02-03-2007, 04:34 AM
Dude, he specifically asked that no one do that.

joeap
02-03-2007, 04:43 AM
*CLAPPING* Mate I literally clapped in front of my monitor, fantastic job...nearly flawless production IMO. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif I salute those guys who the film is dedicated to as well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

JG52Uther
02-03-2007, 07:42 AM
Thought I would just bring it to your attention Mystic but my D/L did'nt have a readme in it.

Mysticpuma2003
02-03-2007, 07:54 AM
Thanks Uther, Joe-90 uploaded it for me, he must have forgotten to add the readme.

I pretty much covered it though in the initial post, especially the "don't upload to YouTube or Google Video!".

I'll post the readme here when I get the chance.

Cheers, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
02-03-2007, 07:58 AM
New Mirror added by Euro_Snoopy at Mission4Today (thanks Snoopy).

http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1883

Scragbat
02-03-2007, 08:09 AM
Pure Popcorn Puma!

Well done http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I beat BBloke to 100 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

AKA_TAGERT
02-03-2007, 08:29 AM
Originally posted by Manu-6S:
I'm not so sure.
That there could not be another reason other than kindness, honor or respect?

Well, that is your choice!

If you want to belive that there is only 'one' possible answer, be my guest!

I on the other hand like to keep and open mind.

As I allready said, if Mayer had stopped shooting for some reason other than running out of ammo I would be the first to belive it was an act of kindness and/or honor and/or respect.

The point here is he did did NOT stop shooting while he still had ammo!

He stopped shooting after he ran out of ammo thus at that point his choices where limited! Ram the P47 with his Fw190 or be a good sport about it and call it a draw!


Originally posted by Manu-6S:
IMHO the primary objective of a flight was to establish aerial superiority, not to kill every enemy pilots.
Just to be clear here, I never said it was not the objective!


Originally posted by Manu-6S:
If an enemy plane is going down damaged there is no need to follow it (yea, maybe only for the kill confirm).
Need? No, but as I already pointed out the most likely reason is to confirm the kill or just to see an enemy plane up close and the effect your guns had on it, or lack there of or to be able to report the area where an enemy pilot bailed out.. The list goes on!


Originally posted by Manu-6S:
I think in both the sides of war there were "hard-heart" pilots: look at the german and american guncams were the keep shooting on damaged planes with bailing pilots or landing gear down.
Agreed, pilots are people and people vary from one to another so there is no surprise that there was good and evil people on both sides.


Originally posted by Manu-6S:
These pilots never saw the enemy plane like a human being, other instead had care of this.
Never say never especially after pointed out that both side had hard-heart pilots!


Originally posted by Manu-6S:
I remember the great chapter of "The Big Show" there the author tells about Nowotny.
Ok


Originally posted by Manu-6S:
Aerial combats were very different from infantry combats.
In some ways yes, in some ways no. War is War be it high or low! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-03-2007, 12:52 PM
The readme file missing from the .zip:

Info for Netwings:

name: Mysticpuma
email: neilpugh34@hotmail.com
Copyright:This movie is Copyright of Mysticpuma, and must not be altered (including re-sizing) or uploaded to any other website without asking my permission first.

Viewing instructions: Just unzip the file and double-click it to watch

You will need the Xvid Codec to view this movie



The film:

"Not my time to die!"



This is the account by Robert S. Johnson on June 26th 1943, after he was attacked
on a mission to cover the retreat of 8th Airforce Bombers from their secondary target
at Triqueville in France, after their primary target was obscured by cloud.

His plane was attacked and he fell from 29,000ft to just 6,000ft before he regained
control of his plane "Half Pint".

He was then seen by Egon Mayer who on three occasions shot his P-47 up, before finally
flying as his wingman to the coast where he saluted him and left him to his fate.

This film has taken approx. 2-years on-and-off to create with many times footage having to be reshot,
just to get it as good as I can.

Now as far as it goes, the film is Johnson's account of the events, so if you see a plane with markings
that are not historically accurate, I can promise you I have tried my very best, with many requests
to get every detail correct, but if something is not quite right, apologies.

To create this film I produced over 110 B-17F skins with individual nosearts of the 384th BG,
as they were the only group to lose B-17's that day.Also I created 70+ P-47's with individual letters and markings
to make sure it was near authentic!

My thanks go to all of the people who advised and helped me during this task, and as far as I could, they were all
credited in the movie titles.



The movie itself, has had many stops and starts, the most serious being after 5 months of footage had been shot, that I was told that the B-17G I was using didn't come into service until July 1943!!!

Now all of you Movie-makers know that the public like to moan about a story that is supposedly accurate,
and then a glaring error occurs like this. So, in the true spirit of my final ever film....I scrapped the lot and started again!

Now though, after two PC crashes, which lost me three weeks work both times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif the film is complete.

My request to you guys is this.

Please watch the film for entertainment value, if you see an continuity errors, of course I will expect to see them
listed on the forums, it's only human, but can I request that any comments made are not about the authenticity of
the facts, as I said, this was Johnson's account, and the one I have decided to film, as it is an outstanding story,
and if you don't agree with it, that's fine, but this is a film of that account.

A few last things I'd like to point out.

Q.How big is the movie?
A.File size is 349mb and it has a run time of 28 minutes and 15 seconds

Q.Why did I not show the Germans having any planes shot down?
A. Because they didn't have any shot down

Q. Why didn't I show the P-47's being shot down?
A. The story is about Robert S. Johnson, and he was shot down very early in the battle, and I decided to stay with him rather than confuse the issue with different P-47's

Q. What is going on in the end credits?
A. This is footage of Johnson's return to base, where he narrowly avoided two Spitfires parked at the end of the
runway, after surviving his near death experience with Mayer!

Q.Is this your last ever movie?
A.Yes

Q. Really....?
A.


Anyway, thanks for taking the time to download and watch this film, I hope you like it and if you feel like you
want to give me any feedback please go here:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=400102&f=23110283

and look for the thread: New Movie "Not my time to die!" The Robert S. Johnson story released by Mysticpuma


Thanks also to Joe-90 for uploading the movie for me, cheers, MP.

mariskal
02-03-2007, 03:19 PM
MysticPuma,

My hat is off to you. GREAT, amazing movie. I loved the audio and the chatter in the background. Skins are superb, as well.

One of the best virtual movies I've ever seen. You deserve an 'Oleg-Oscar' award.

Thanks for making the movie.

gdfo
02-03-2007, 03:41 PM
Wow!! this has turned into quite a topic.

I read the book 'Thunderbolt'!

OK.

What we have here is one hell of a well made home made movie crafted from different sims and TS recordings done on equiptment and software that most of us have or could get easily. It has a well written and excellently performed narrative and the story is a great story. If the story is not true or 100% accurate that does not detract from the final result.

It took patience and work and talent to put it all together for your enjoyment and, guess what, it is free to you for the downloading.

Ahhhmmm... Hmmmmmm....

A standing up ~S~ to you and your crew MP

Cajun76
02-03-2007, 04:07 PM
It's all already been said Puma, great work, excellent movie about one of the pilots I try to emulate when fighting online. Be fast, aggressive, use your strengths against their biggest weaknesses, hit hard and be hard to hit, and when you have to run for home, stay with that sturdy Jug as long as possible, it'll bring you home more often than not. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Big_TFO-Gas
02-03-2007, 06:02 PM
What a fantasic movie .. I sat and watched it twice in the morning. A wonderful touching story.
What a pity that your are stopping the movie making side of things .. real life taking over eh!

This movie was posted at the gamerztheatre (www.gamerztheatre.com) forums by 310thFalcon .. Crazycanuck and I would love to host your movie front and centre .. streaming HD. I see by your posts you want to control who hosts your work.

If you have not visted us .. pop in for a cuppa and a wee chat. We are a friendly bunch o' fellas really.

Gas

flox
02-03-2007, 06:37 PM
Just got the chance to watch it, finally. Superb work!

Gush_1981
02-03-2007, 07:21 PM
Absolutely amazing!

Superb work from the begining to the end.

Volviobolido
02-04-2007, 02:37 AM
Amazing movie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Ibis
02-04-2007, 03:14 AM
Brilliant work Mystic, absolutely superb, magic. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
My only criticism: you have raised the bar so high it will be a long time before it is beaten. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Cheers.

Eagle_361st
02-04-2007, 05:05 AM
What can I say that has not already beeen said above. I have waited a very long time to see this project done, and I could not be more pleased with the end result. I would have to say that you have out done yourself and I would gladly wait another two years to see it again. I will have to put this on disc and save it permanately, thank you sooooo much for making this film and bringing one of the most amazing movies to us all! And thank you for using my "Half Pint" I could not be more proud to see that creation of mine in such a fine piece of work. A hearty salute to you and everyone who helped you in the process, I only wish Uncle Sam had not sent me to the Sandbox and I would have loved to help some more with the project.

R988z
02-04-2007, 06:12 AM
Regardless of the 'facts' involved, which are endlessly debatable, this is an outstanding piece of storytelling. Beautifully made.

It's only early in 2007 but it will be tough for anyone to better that effort this year! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

BrotherVoodoo
02-04-2007, 10:40 AM
Your very talented Puma, thanks for your hard work and dedication on this and for sharing with us! This is probably the coolest IL2 movie I have seen to date. S!

willyvic
02-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Thank you for a fine film. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It exhibits an apparent labor of love by its creater. You can be proud of your accomplishment.


Again, thank you very much.

WV

Mysticpuma2003
02-04-2007, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Eagle_361st:
What can I say that has not already beeen said above. I have waited a very long time to see this project done, and I could not be more pleased with the end result. I would have to say that you have out done yourself and I would gladly wait another two years to see it again. I will have to put this on disc and save it permanately, thank you sooooo much for making this film and bringing one of the most amazing movies to us all! And thank you for using my "Half Pint" I could not be more proud to see that creation of mine in such a fine piece of work. A hearty salute to you and everyone who helped you in the process, I only wish Uncle Sam had not sent me to the Sandbox and I would have loved to help some more with the project.

Hi Eagle, shame about being sent to the sandbox, thought I hadn't seen you for a while, publicly I'd like to say thanks for a fantastic original "Half Pint" skin, which was a great starting point for all of the ones I created from it.

I went through many damage skins to get what I felt were accurate markings, as it was not possible to smash the plane up accurately for the film with the games damage model.

Maybe I should post them up?

Glad you liked the film, and thanks to everyone who has downloaded it.

I would still love to find a relative of Johnson to send a DVD version to, but where do you start?

Cheers, MP.

BTW, how would I enter this in a Machinima Competition?

BillyTheKid_22
02-04-2007, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Eagle_361st:
What can I say that has not already beeen said above. I have waited a very long time to see this project done, and I could not be more pleased with the end result. I would have to say that you have out done yourself and I would gladly wait another two years to see it again. I will have to put this on disc and save it permanately, thank you sooooo much for making this film and bringing one of the most amazing movies to us all! And thank you for using my "Half Pint" I could not be more proud to see that creation of mine in such a fine piece of work. A hearty salute to you and everyone who helped you in the process, I only wish Uncle Sam had not sent me to the Sandbox and I would have loved to help some more with the project.

Hi Eagle, shame about being sent to the sandbox, thought I hadn't seen you for a while, publicly I'd like to say thanks for a fantastic original "Half Pint" skin, which was a great starting point for all of the ones I created from it.

I went through many damage skins to get what I felt were accurate markings, as it was not possible to smash the plane up accurately for the film with the games damage model.

Maybe I should post them up?

Glad you liked the film, and thanks to everyone who has downloaded it.

I would still love to find a relative of Johnson to send a DVD version to, but where do you start?

Cheers, MP.

BTW, how would I enter this in a Machinima Competition? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Col. Robert S. Johnson !!!

VF51_Flatspin
02-04-2007, 06:36 PM
Absolutely amazing movie! Thanks Mysticpuma and all involved in the project. What a treat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

dugong
02-04-2007, 07:32 PM
Okay - this is killing me. How do I play this movie? Quicktime, Mediaplayer, and Winamp will not work.

What do I need? I need to see this!

Thanks.

TheBandit_76
02-04-2007, 07:34 PM
Quicktime works dugong,just go to Apple or wherever and get the latest Divx codec.

dugong
02-04-2007, 08:34 PM
Got it - thanks for the help TheBandit_76..

It is truly moving that the German pilot practiced chivalry and respect over hate and war. It was touching just reliving the event via a flight sim ( I am familiar with the story), I can't imagine the emotion Johnson felt.

Thanks for all of your effort. May events like this live on in history in many ways, including settings such as this.

BillyTheKid_22
02-04-2007, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by dugong:
Got it - thanks for the help TheBandit_76..

It is truly moving that the German pilot practiced chivalry and respect over hate and war. It was touching just reliving the event via a flight sim ( I am familiar with the story), I can't imagine the emotion Johnson felt.

Thanks for all of your effort. May events like this live on in history in many ways, including settings such as this.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif my friend TheBanit_76!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-04-2007, 10:53 PM
Billy...I am sure you know what you mean, but your last two posts have left me totally in the dark!

Any chance you could explain what your posts are about?

Better still, leave them as they are, I'll try and get my friend Tom Hanks to decipher them like the Davinci Code!

Glad you sorted the problem dugong and thanks for your comments, and to all who have taken the time to reply so-far, you have made the effort so worth-while, S! Mysticpuma.

BillyTheKid_22
02-04-2007, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
Billy...I am sure you know what you mean, but your last two posts have left me totally in the dark!

Any chance you could explain what your posts are about?

Better still, leave them as they are, I'll try and get my friend Tom Hanks to decipher them like the Davinci Code!

Glad you sorted the problem dugong and thanks for your comments, and to all who have taken the time to reply so-far, you have made the effort so worth-while, S! Mysticpuma.

Howdy!! Welcome, S! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I am deaf!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif All time, My friend TheBandit_76. Glad Nice!!!

HotelBushranger
02-05-2007, 03:36 AM
ZOMG This is the most fan-Fing-tastic movie I have ever seen! Like, insanely awesome! The camera angles were orgasmic, the chatter was soo immersive, the audio rocked...bloody fantastic mate!

New best movie EVER.

Choctaw111
02-05-2007, 04:24 AM
I'd say everyone loves it MP. Again, GREAT WORK!!! I have found myself watching several times over the past couple days. I really enjoy it with the great story, cinemetography and the sound track all rolled into one equals a wonderful viewing experience.

TC_Stele
02-05-2007, 11:02 AM
Unbelievable! Fantastic. My eyes watered on this one.

RS_BazNZ
02-05-2007, 03:40 PM
THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN ! OUTSTANDING! MYSTICPUMA YOU ARE A GENIUS ! JUST INCREDIBLE! If you stop making movies like that...I'll stop flying this Sim. You are the BEST ! ~~S~~

Regards
RS_BazNZ
www.skiesoffire.org (http://www.skiesoffire.org)

joeap
02-05-2007, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by RS_BazNZ:
THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN ! OUTSTANDING! MYSTICPUMA YOU ARE A GENIUS ! JUST INCREDIBLE! If you stop making movies like that...I'll stop flying this Sim. You are the BEST ! ~~S~~

Regards
RS_BazNZ
www.skiesoffire.org (http://www.skiesoffire.org)

Oh boy, he said this is his last film!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ComradeBadinov
02-05-2007, 05:58 PM
Sorry Puma, I have downloaded this thing from every site that has it, and it will not play on my puter, what player does it need?

Local1x
02-05-2007, 05:59 PM
Amazing movie, even if i had to see it without soundtrack! Won't open in DivX and Windows Movieplayer couldn't do it. Why not put in on UTube and make a lot of money?


Salute and thx for it.

lkemling
02-05-2007, 07:49 PM
Must absolutely agree' Fantastic movie 'Have always Loved the score from Backdraft.
Sad to say I'm too having a slight problem with the sound,Go's dead in spots or breaks up.
just loaded the latest update for media player and speakers are fine....Seems others are not having these concerns,could something have gotten corrupted in the sound files during my downloading it?

Cajun76
02-05-2007, 08:16 PM
VLC media player is a good one to use, plays most everything with no spyware or popups.

TheBandit_76
02-05-2007, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by ComradeBadinov:
Sorry Puma, I have downloaded this thing from every site that has it, and it will not play on my puter, what player does it need?

Comrade,

Quicktime with the latest Divx codec should do it.

Mysticpuma2003
02-05-2007, 11:50 PM
yes, follow the above suggestions or download
ffdshow, that is guaranteed to play it.

Do you have the XVID Codec?

As far as the sound goes, I did say in the original post, that there are a couple of places where the audio isn't how I wanted it, but generally I felt it was 'enough!'....just go with the flow, it isn't perfect, but after 2-years...I couldn't wait or spend any more time on it.

Seems though, that as a general concensus 'thye boy done good!' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers, MP.

the maker of the his last 'IL2' movie! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-06-2007, 12:05 AM
Can someone do me a small favour?

I have tried to register here:

http://www.machinima.com/PHPBB/viewforum.php?f=21

but each time I have been sent a dead activation link.

Is anyone a member of Machinima.com , who would kindly post the link to my movie in the above thread?

I'd do it, but I just can't register, here's hoping, cheers, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
02-06-2007, 11:01 AM
Shameless bump!

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-06-2007, 11:16 AM
I tried the machinima thing for you MP, but I'm getting the same thing. When I click the activation code link, it no worky.

TB

F0_Dark_P
02-06-2007, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by TC_Stele:
Unbelievable! Fantastic. My eyes watered on this one.

you was not the only one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif , beautiful movie Mysticpuma just beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-06-2007, 12:15 PM
I got a reply from the machinima site that they are currently updating their webpage/site and ask to please be patient.

I'm not good at patience, but....

Doolittle81
02-06-2007, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by dugong:
Okay - this is killing me. How do I play this movie? Quicktime, Mediaplayer, and Winamp will not work.

What do I need? I need to see this!

Thanks.

XVid codec XVid codec XVid codec

waffen-79
02-06-2007, 05:56 PM
Awesome movie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Huxley_S
02-06-2007, 08:10 PM
MySpace offers £1m directing job

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6336447.stm

BBB_Petrus
02-07-2007, 07:27 AM
Wow, wot a great and moving film you made. Best IL 2 made film I ever saw.

Thanks and greetings form the BBB_Squad.

P http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

gdfo
02-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Watched it several time now. I am impressed that a 'movie' can be made from the sim in the first place. What it takes is a vision or idea and then the organisation to plan it and then the talent and tech knowledge to start the production and then a critical eye to edit it.

MP Thanks for all of the work you and your team put into it. I do think that with the inventivness of people like you and other online people (youtube etc) will influence the folks in professional entertainment to make better products. Even the title of your movie is well thought out.

SNIPER_121
02-07-2007, 05:53 PM
Mysticpuma,
Thank you for recognizing the sacrifices of many heroes who fought above in this remarkably captivating film that reflected back on a moment in time of just one them, and the chilvary of his opponent who recognized that he wasn't meant to bring down this particular Airman's aircraft.
You have set the standard higher than we could imagine with this caliber of storytelling and the perfect mix of music to match the moments. Bravo to all who assisted you in making it. Cheers to Oleg Maddox' Team for bringing us the definitive WW II Aerial Combat Simulation ... IL2FB+AEP+PF/IL-2 1946!

jensenpark
02-07-2007, 09:35 PM
Yup...best Il2 movie made yet...

well done sir!

Mysticpuma2003
02-08-2007, 12:49 AM
This has been a really unexpected amount of positive feedback, and I really do thank you for them.

Will I make another film, to be honest not in IL2, I think I have achieved all I can with this game engine.

This was supposed to be a Swan Song, and after all your comments, I feel it has achieved exactly what I wanted.

When I originally decided on this film, it was between this and Pappy Boyington's Black Sheep.

Maybe in SoW, I will come back and create that film, but honestly, after 2-years of work on this one, I need to take a break.

Thanks to all the guys who helped with researching this film, I couldn't have done it without you, S!

BTW, Halesworth Museum (home of the 56th from July 1943) has asked to show this film as part of their display, and of course I agreed. So if your ever in Norfolk, and want to see it on the Big Screen, drop in and say hello. I'm sure Richie Pymar will be glad to see you.

Cheers, MP.

Hajo1950
02-08-2007, 07:32 AM
Absolutely the best PC generated Video I've ever seen. Being a Jughead in Aces High it was right down my alley.

Mystic.......hope you continue to do outstanding work like that in the future. Your talents are many.

<S> to you and those that helped make "Not my time to die"

Well done Gentlemen.

Hajo "The Flying Circus"
Aces High

drkorf
02-08-2007, 10:42 AM
I have trans-coded this to H.264 for those who prefer an alternate codec. http://korflab.ucdavis.edu/~ian/Media/NotMyTimeToDie.mp4 (http://korflab.ucdavis.edu/%7Eian/Media/NotMyTimeToDie.mp4)

Von_Ron
02-08-2007, 01:44 PM
I am sure it has all been said before in some earlier post, but I want to say it for myself!

I have came here to pay my respects to THE greatest IL-2 moviemaker yet! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif,

A skill such as yours cannot be allowed to fade away with this being your last movie!, this surely is the start and from here your fame grows ?. I very much hope that you are chosen by OLEG to make a Battle of Brittan movie to showcase both the game and the skills you obviously possess.
If you were not chosen for such an undertaking it would only highlight the short sightedness of the developers to harness such a skill.

Thank you for your time and efforts in making this movie Mysticpuma, I have watched it 8 times so far and each of the 28mins pass like only 5!, the music and the movie compliment each other perfectly and tell the storey explicitly well.

I never knew about this pilot, the other planes, their luck or their bravery, but thanks to you more will know of their exploits, and your movie will help keep their storeys alive and carry them through time for more to learn.

I am so impressed by what I have seen, I would like to make a donation for you to do with as you see fit ? Please state here or PM me if this is possible ?

The most captivating 28minuets I have ever seen.

I Salute you for a job done incredibly well!

P.S. if you ever need a 190 pilot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

KIMURA
02-08-2007, 01:59 PM
That's not simply an Il-2, that's a bijou among IL-2 movies. Great sound, great camera, great anything...........and a story about true chivalry. Hat off.

Puma maybe pointing Oleg to see that movie............ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-08-2007, 02:14 PM
Well if Oleg calls me, I am available, and it would be a pleasure to make a promo movie for BoB:SoW.

I'll not hold my breath though, but I'd love to do it!

Cheers, MP.

BTW, I do it for free, so no donations necessary, maybe send one to the Halesworth Museum, I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

Thanks again, MP.

BillyTheKid_22
02-08-2007, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
Well if Oleg calls me, I am available, and it would be a pleasure to make a promo movie for BoB:SoW.

I'll not hold my breath though, but I'd love to do it!

Cheers, MP.

BTW, I do it for free, so no donations necessary, maybe send one to the Halesworth Museum, I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

Thanks again, MP.



www.halesworthairfieldmuseum.org.uk (http://www.halesworthairfieldmuseum.org.uk)


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-09-2007, 01:46 AM
That's the one Billy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Now, where are you Oleg, I'd love to make an SoW promo movie, PM me if you want to, cheers, MP.

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

Mysticpuma2003
02-09-2007, 01:58 AM
New HD Streaming added by Gamerz Theatre (thanks to dissident_Canuc):

http://www.gamerztheatre.com/index.php?option=com_conte...=view&id=165#josc211

(also linked in first post of the thread)

woofiedog
02-09-2007, 06:29 AM
Really thought I was watching a Professionally made Documentary and enjoyed it Immensely. Extremely Mint work... the research you did for the facts makes this a Classic.

Thank's for all the Hard work. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
That's the one Billy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Now, where are you Oleg, I'd love to make an SoW promo movie, PM me if you want to, cheers, MP.

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


I am deaf, I am from Oklahoma!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Cool!!!

Mysticpuma2003
02-09-2007, 03:07 PM
Well I slapped it onto the Machinima website...it's going slowly, but it has had 75 hits....it's moving...slowly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-10-2007, 07:33 AM
Just waiting for Oleg to post his thoughts on the movie.

He watched it yesterday morning.......maybe he's still wondering how to ask me to create one with BoB:SoW?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Choctaw111
02-10-2007, 10:12 AM
You're the most talented bloke here, in my opinion. I hope he realizes what you could do for SoW:BoB and that he gets back to you soon.

Paul_K
02-10-2007, 10:15 AM
Mysticpuma, this film is a work of art and an absolute joy to watch. Congratulations and very well done on your magnificent achievement!

TopGunBkk
02-10-2007, 01:28 PM
who cares about your stupid film loser

joeap
02-10-2007, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by TopGunBkk:
who cares about your stupid film loser

Did you even watch it?? http://www.netpond.com/images/smilies/stompspam.gif

mrsiCkstar
02-10-2007, 01:59 PM
please don't give that numbskull the time of day...

MP has Oleg commented yet? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-11-2007, 01:30 AM
Trust me as soon as I hear (if he does...he's a very busy man http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ), I'll let you know.

As for the above, just do as I do......just think to yourself "it's not nice to mock the afflicted" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Almost got 6000 hits...almost (and that's only here), must be doing something right!

Cheers, MP.

KIMURA
02-11-2007, 12:08 PM
I linked it the the German (non Ubi community).
I hope you will agree with my doing.
sturmovik.de (http://62.75.222.202/index.php?board=8.0)

trumper
02-11-2007, 12:24 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I like the fact that it is not only a terrific work of art BUT it shows a true story with an ending that is more than an "ace " shooting down lots of enemy.
The "human" story is just as important.

Mysticpuma2003
02-11-2007, 01:03 PM
No problems at all Kimura, thanks, MP.

Copperhead310th
02-11-2007, 02:10 PM
lol outstanding film Puma. a work of art.

and the bst part was the credit roll. lol

After 5 long years i actally made the credits on something rolf! lol
thanks for remebering that, lol i'd long forgot.

Only one more thing. think you could send thatinto the Producers of Dogfights! on the history Channel. maybey it'd push them to do the story on the show.

Choctaw111
02-11-2007, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by TopGunBkk:
who cares about your stupid film loser

This film is a tribute to a great man and a hero who put his life on the line to preserve the freedom you take for granted TopGunBKK. Have some respect for the content and the people who were involved to make this happen, MP in particular. I just keep watching this masterpiece again and again as this is so well done! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-12-2007, 12:27 AM
Only one more thing. think you could send thatinto the Producers of Dogfights! on the history Channel. maybey it'd push them to do the story on the show.

I have sent them an email.....they must be very busy, no reply so-far, ah well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

WOLFMondo
02-12-2007, 05:50 AM
Nice film and really funny to hear guys from WC TS on it.

Mysticpuma2003
02-12-2007, 03:32 PM
TopGunBKK has been banned, awwwww, I'm so gonna miss him http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Anyway, that's enough said about him.

Still waiting to hear from History Channel...and Oleg. I think the chances are slim, but it would be nice, with over 6000 hits if Oleg would drop by and let me know what he thinks of the movie.

And possible future BoB project http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Shakthamac
02-12-2007, 03:48 PM
downloaded the movie last Friday... I've watched it 5 times already.

Fantastic.

darkhorizon11
02-14-2007, 03:12 PM
nice work boss, I'd love to be able to do what you do, you have an amazing talent!

IDF_Raam
02-15-2007, 07:24 AM
Very well done, excelent movie. Thank you for your time.

Luv_Muffin
02-15-2007, 08:24 AM
Yeah, this movie is insane.
Well done, and thanks for all your hard work!

Mysticpuma2003
02-17-2007, 07:38 AM
A little weekend bumpage for the newcomers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Monty_Thrud
02-17-2007, 09:59 AM
I'm quite surprised Ubi/1c didnt set a competition for the best Ntrk movies for the '46 dvd, the IL2 Forgotten Battles and AEP, Pacific Fighters Ntrk movies were quite good...it would be nice as a send off for the series.(i'm talking about the in-game Ntrk movies, i watch them often and make my own 89 thus far) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WTE_Mauler
02-17-2007, 05:54 PM
Very well done MP!

Just downloaded it then and had a nice sit back and watch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The next level of FB movies certanly has been reaches http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

A big Salute!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
WTE_Mauler.

stathem
02-19-2007, 05:07 AM
Breathtaking.

Finally got chance to watch it...had to buy a flash drive so I could bring it into work, the only half-an-hour I get spare in a day.

Fantastic work, big thanks to you Puma, and to all the the contributors.

T_O_A_D
02-19-2007, 07:48 AM
Very nice and entertaining.
Took me awhile to get around to viewing it.
Its been in my HD since it was posted, just so dang busy these days.

Marcel_Albert
02-19-2007, 09:17 PM
Unbelievable !

Simply Awesome video MysticPuma , i can imagine the amount of work and dedication it required , Hats off mate ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

eckhart1957
02-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Mysticpuma: S! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

You are the IL2 movie-master! Downloaded it yesterday and saw it already three times. And every time my eyes were wet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Since "Brother in Arms" I haven't seen something close to this. You are a true professional and the message of humanity is superb!

I salute you and hope that you will get to do the promo movie (Oleg wake up!)

Cheers!

Eckhart http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Feathered_IV
02-22-2007, 12:33 AM
Watched it last night. Wow! An amazing piece of work all round. Really great stuff. Must've taken ages to put it all together.

You Sir, are a very talented fellow http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Mysticpuma2003
02-27-2007, 06:52 AM
Just bringing an old friend back to say hi! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Will it make the 200 replies?

We shall see!

Cheers, MP.

Shakthamac
02-27-2007, 08:08 AM
+1 for the 200

I was also wondering Mystic if you would mind if I sent a copy on disc to the fellows at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum here in Dallas. I've noticed that they have a couple small viewing stations for video.

Thoughts?

Mysticpuma2003
02-27-2007, 10:16 AM
Seriously no problem at all, it would probably need to be played on a PC though as it is 25FPS Pal, rather than 23.97 NTSC.

Again though, please feel free to do so.

Cheers, MP.

VooDoo-MEOW-
02-27-2007, 11:21 PM
Rarely do I get chills when viewing a film of any sort. This one did it. Bravo, and a great thank you for the time spent to bring to life this awe-inspiring story. I cannot begin to express my amazement at this movie. You are a true artist.

TheGozr
02-28-2007, 01:18 AM
If you send the movie to a museum they may doubt the historic aspect of it.. and authenticity of the story.. isn't it? but they will enjoy the footage.

Mysticpuma2003
02-28-2007, 03:21 AM
Hi Gozr.

I have to say that, whether Johnson's account is fabricated or true, it can't take away the fact that guys put their lives on the line for us, and a story like this just proves that there is still humanity in war.

Also, as a lover ot the P-47, anything that can keep alive the ability and ruggedness of this outstanding WW2 plane, should be seen wherever possible.

Go with the flow, the more people who remember these brave pilots, the better it is for the veterans.

Cheers, MP.

Hajo1950
02-28-2007, 03:14 PM
MysticPuma:

Just informing you that many of the players in Aces High have seen your movie and downloaded it. One of our members saw it and provided us with a link.

It is the general consensus that it is the finest movie about a factual occurance during WWII we've seen Using a PC generated graphics engine. It has got nothing but rave reviews on our BBS.

Again Well Done!

Hajo
The Flying Circus
Aces High

Mysticpuma2003
03-03-2007, 10:52 AM
Thanks Hajo, glad all the guys like it.

I, to be honest, do have an idea for another 'short' IL2 movie, but I'll only do it if I can motivate myself.

The problem I know I will have is that anything I do from now on will be compared to this.....and that is going to be a hard act to follow...I'm thinking about it, but it may have to wait until BoB comes out, with more detailed models... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers, MP.

John_Wayne_
03-03-2007, 10:58 AM
A bit late to the party. Gotta say I enjoyed it a lot.

Mysticpuma2003
03-04-2007, 12:34 AM
Wow....even the dead have risen to watch it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TooCooL34
03-04-2007, 02:07 AM
I've watched it more than 10 times.
Simply all-time best IL-2 movie.

You are a great artist.

Mysticpuma2003
03-12-2007, 07:28 AM
Got a reply from the History Channel....I don't think they read my email, here's what they sent back:

"Dear Mr. Pugh,

Thank you for your interest in submitting a program to The History
Channel. We are no longer accepting program proposals submitted through
the mail. Until further notice, only proposals submitted by e-mail or fax
will be reviewed.

Due to the volume of producer submissions and the limitations of both
e-mail and fax, it is essential that all submissions be concise and adhere
to the format outlined below. Submissions totalling more than 5 pages will
not be reviewed.

PROPOSING A PROJECT TO THE HISTORY CHANNEL

· Submit no more than 3 projects at one time.
· Submit a focused, 1 to 2 page description of the project.
· Include a cover letter highlighting unique project elements, total
production cost and approximate program delivery date.
· Include a company/producer bio and list of previous productions.
· E-Mail the above as an attached Word Document to
kristen.burns@aetn.com , or fax to Carl Lindahl, VP of Historical
Programming, (212) 907-9481.
· Sign and fax the attached The History Channel Program Submission
release form to kristen.burns@aetn.com.
We will review no unsolicited proposals without first receiving this
signed form.
· Anticipate a response within 30 days of The History Channel
receiving proposal.
.
PROPOSALS OF INTEREST TO THE HISTORY CHANNEL

· Discuss proposed project with The History Channel.
· Submit a more detailed written proposal, 3 to 5 pages,
incorporating input from discussion with The History Channel.
· Submit a one-page budget summary and proposed program start and
delivery dates.
· E-mail or fax these materials to THC as outlined above.
· Anticipate a response within 2 weeks of THC receiving these
proposal materials.

Submissions not within these guidelines will greatly delay the review
process and may result in the proposal not being reviewed.

Thank you for your cooperation and for your interest in THE HISTORY CHANNEL."

Ah well, if I start saving now, I may just be able to fund it by......3007 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Cheers, MP.

Redwulf_34
03-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Thanks for this link MP. Again this was a great movie. Love the camera work. I'm working on my very first movie. I'm sure the camera work was a snap for you but man if I could get 1/3 as good as this, I would be a happy movie maker!

Also I must say, I have no idea what the HC said!

Thanks
Redwulf

Hajo1950
03-18-2007, 07:16 AM
Did they happen to view the Movie?

I doubt it. And they probably don't know about Johnsons book either. Pity. Probably some younger folks in their thirties that have little if any appreciation for what occured during WW2.

Mysticpuma2003
03-18-2007, 09:08 AM
Totally agree guys.

Looks like they couldn't have one of their guys click on an internet link and say....hmmmm, that's a good idea.

No, instead they send out the generic, tell us how much it will cost us.

I've sent a mail back saying, at the moment, it will cost you 28 minutes of your time to watch and see if they think it would be a financially viable project to re-construct for one of their dogfight shows.

One lives in hope they may just take the time to view it, but I am an optimist.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Thanks, and I believe I've hit the 200 posts in a thread mark...well done everyone.

Cheers, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
05-09-2007, 12:29 AM
Thought I'd give this one another bump after seeing someone on SimHQ 'discovering' the film for the first time.

If any of the links don't work, just go with the Mission4today link, as this is one that absolutely works http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I wont bump too often, but after spending 2 years making it......please indulge me, cheers, MP.

Roblex
05-09-2007, 08:09 AM
I, to be honest, do have an idea for another 'short' IL2 movie, but I'll only do it if I can motivate myself.

Was it Adolf Galland or Hienz Knoke (spelling?) who described a dogfight where he shot down a couple of P47 but had his engine killed by some of the remaining P47s while climbing to escape. He was still pointed at the sky, loosing speed, and had one leg out of the cockpit when he saw a P47 overshoot so leaned back into the cockpit and pressed the trigger and shot out the P47s engine before jumping. Both pilots landed in the same field and shook hands before the German troops arrived to take him off to prison camp. I cannot remember if he treated him to the traditional 'biggles' farewell meal before sending him on his way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (Yes they did really happen!)

That would make an interesting short film if you could fiddle the footage enough to do the 'climbing out of the cockpit' scene.

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-09-2007, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by Roblex:
That would make an interesting short film if you could fiddle the footage enough to do the 'climbing out of the cockpit' scene.

Wait for BoB, then you might be able to utilize 6dof to emulate it.

Mysticpuma2003
05-09-2007, 09:56 AM
Well, lets hope for a lot of things in BoB, but at least with a new system...I should be able to run it on my new....24" monitor at 1920x1200 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

strelnik_Sipi
05-14-2007, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by Roblex:
Was it Adolf Galland or Hienz Knoke (spelling?)
It was Heinz Knocke. It was his last kill. He was heavily injured and spend the rest of the war in hospital. (saved his live probably) It is described in his book "We flew for fuhrer"

@MysticPuma
Its great film and I like it alot. Thnx for your work.
Can you tell me whats the music in the beginning?

Mysticpuma2003
06-21-2007, 04:23 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying.

The intro Music is called "The Fighting 17th" by Hans Zimmer from the film "Backdraft".

Again apologies for the delay, cheers, MP.

nippals
07-04-2007, 06:52 AM
Just seen the film today, and I must say it truly is an excellent piece of work, congratulations all your hard work and effort has certainly been worthwhile.

MadMax_JG333
07-08-2007, 10:32 AM
Great work!

Great movie, thanks a lot!

Gruß

Mysticpuma2003
08-15-2007, 05:09 PM
Updated original links and added xvid codec direct link. Cheers, MP.

Steven190
08-16-2007, 06:06 AM
Great movie

It was done better then the Dogfights on the Discovery channel.

They left out a lot and was not as accurate.
Thanks

clipper2
08-17-2007, 05:58 AM
Just finished watching it. FANTASTIC. Enjoyed it very much. Loved the whole mood and the way you put it all to-gether. Nice change of pace with the live action footage towards the end, and then the computer work again under the credits as he makes it back to base and finally lands. Excellent. I thought your choice of music throughout the whole movie was great too.

Mysticpuma2003
01-02-2008, 02:07 AM
Well it hasn't had a bump since last-year http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

For those who never knew it was around, cheers, MP.

PS it may also get a Birthday bump in Feb. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

screenshotworld
01-02-2008, 04:28 PM
Hello and good day Mr.MysticPuma, I hope you had a great New Years mate.
My name is MAX "theHitman", you have probably seen some of my digital aviation artworks at screenshotart.com or flying around the internet, but the forum is now forever gone. BUT we members decided to start a brand new forum called www.screenshotworld.com (http://www.screenshotworld.com).
I would like to personally envite you to visit us and say Hi to many fans you have there.
I am also a fan,and I have reccomended HIGHLY your stunning movie everywhere I go. I was so inspired by it that I have asked the help of some friends at mission4today.com to help me re-create a digital artwork depicting this scene.

I will post it up for you as a gift, for having created such a masterpiece and for your dedication and hardwork. Thank you for making this movie and for sharing it with everyone in the world.

Click on this image, then click on
the (+) sign to view it full size
Cheers
MAX
http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/36442/2443779080102213038S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2443779080102213038gdNTRb)

You can see MY AVIATION ART GALLERY HERE (http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/560795039QDFlUf)

Mysticpuma2003
01-03-2008, 01:46 AM
Cool, nice picture, cheers, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
10-16-2008, 05:00 AM
Just thought I'd lift it back for one more outing after it was posted at AAA http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers, MP.

gdfo
10-16-2008, 05:03 AM
Thanks I lost the first one that I dl due to a reformat.

Mr_Zooly
10-16-2008, 12:57 PM
THAT IS A AMAZING PIECE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY!!!!
Kudos to all the guys involved and thanks for sharing.

wheelsup_cavu
04-04-2009, 10:24 AM
I just watched the movie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I know it has been out for a while but I just came across it.
I came across it when it was bumped at M4T by a member of the Roger Dyar family.
http://mission4today.com/index...wtopic&p=45289#45289 (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&p=45289#45289)

The link to M4T in the first post still works but most of the others don't.

For those of you who haven't seen this movie you should.
IMO, It is well worth the 28 minutes to watch this story.


Wheelsup

Sillius_Sodus
04-04-2009, 11:00 AM
It's alive! It's aliiive!

The thread I mean http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

TS_Sancho
04-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Fantastic job. The masterful sound editing really put this gem over the top for me. It would be a grand gesture to get a copy to Robert Johnsons surviving relatives, I'm sure they would be moved to tears.

Doolittle81
04-04-2009, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by wheelsup_cavu:
I just watched the movie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I know it has been out for a while but I just came across it.
I came across it when it was bumped at M4T...

You should visit the Flight Sim Movies Website (http://flightsimmachinima.montydan.com/index) to keep in touch with all the best of the best IL2 movies, including of course "Not My Time to Die". Note that some of the streaming links at FSM may be dead, though we try to monitor all the links for changes, but there should be a working link to at least download,if not stream, every movie at FSM.