Category Archives: Emma Field

First Look at Bear Gulch X Buildings

Mea culpa. I meant to post a review of EZDok Camera 1.15 this weekend, but I got caught up in a bunch of work and family stuff and had to let it slip. Part of the busy was working on Emma Field – specifically, the new Bear Gulch buildings that will be included in the package. Lest you think I’ve forgotten about you, here’s this weekend’s work…

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Sim Saturday!

Work from home, they said. Be your own boss! Set your own hours! Sounds good, doesn’t it? Only I’ve been doing the freelance thing full-time for six years now, and the promise of freedom is a whole lot sweeter than the reality. On a typical day, I’m up early, racing around from project to project, working way harder than I ever did as a salaried employee. Sometimes, when I’m feeling burned out, I have to remind myself that one of the supposed benefits of being self-employed is not having a jackass for a boss. So, I let myself punch the alarm, roll over, and go back to sleep yesterday. All of which is a long way of saying that Fanboy Friday has become Sim Saturday for one week only.

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Emma Field X: Olympic Paradise

While Francois is away in Romania, I promised him I’d post some shots of the Emma Field X progress, so here they are. Continue reading

Just when you thought there wasn’t going to be a Fanboy Friday…

I’m a little late today, but better that than missing altogether, I figure. Here are some sim bits and pieces that flew across my desk this week: Continue reading

Emma Field X Building Renders

It seems like I’ve been working on Emma Field X for decades, but in fact it’s been a while since I had the time to tinker with it. With Stark’s Twin Oaks nearing completion, I’ve begun turning my attention to the next big thing. Just to quell rumors that I’ve abandoned the project, here are a few renders of the new “clubhouse” and some covered aircraft parking that I built recently. These are alpha renders straight from Max, but you can get a feel for the direction I’m headed… Continue reading

Shop Talk with the Guys at FSBreak

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to do an interview with Eric McClintock and Mark Stewart of FSBreak, the weekly podcast. I was a little nervous about it. After all, I’ve never done radio or audio interviews before. Turns out I needn’t have worried. It was great fun, and we had a good chat about a wide range of FS scenery topics.

Give it at listen!

Emma Field Inspiration

I’ve been so wrapped up in finishing Tongass Fjords lately that I haven’t taken the time to post on Emma Field’s progress. Here’s a little taste of what’s going on… Continue reading

Silence is Golden

Sorry for not writing more lately. While I’ve been ignoring this blog, I’ve been hip-deep in work on several other projects. For bush fliers, the work continues on the Tongass Fjords X package, release date TBD. I’ll try to post some screenies soon — you’ll like what you see. Also, Emma Field X is back in the works, albeit at an early stage. And for RealAir’s upcoming FSX Spitfire, there will be an updated version of my RAF West Malling airfield.

As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve also beenĀ  spending a great deal of time on my latest novel, working title: Last Thurday. As I work through the process of noveling, ideas occur to me for short essays. I’ve begun collecting them on my new writing blog Words for Writers.

Please accept my apologies for not being a more attentive FS blogger. I’ll get back on track soon, I promise. And I’ll have lots of pics to post, too! Say tuned.

CYVR Plans for FSX Canceled

After mulling over our options for a while now, Jon Patch and I have decided to cancel our plans to create Vancouver Int’l Airport for FSX. The reasons are many, but primarily for me it came down to priorities. I’m working on Emma Field X and Tongass Fjords at the moment. Both are small fields with a lot of character, which is the sort of project I enjoy most. I’m looking forward to putting my full efforts behind those projects for now. Jon is also hip-deep in some new modeling for the upcoming Misty Fjords X, so you’ll be getting a lot of new goodies from both of us soon enough!

Sharpening the Saw at Emma Field

By now the word has leaked out about a couple of mysterious strangers who showed up at Emma Field last week. They had briefcases of money, and didn’t say much to anyone. The last we saw of them, they were vanishing into the woods near Uncle Elmer’s cabin.

All of a sudden, things are looking up at sleepy old Emma. Cans of paint have appeared from nowhere, spindly scaffolding has been erected along one side of Fritz’s hangar, and the rap of hammering drifts above the treeline. Even the old yellow dog that rarely ventures from under his tree has been on the prowl, sniffing with curiosity.

Folks, we’re back in business. Fresh contract in hand, yours truly and Holger Sandmann (everyone’s favorite landscaper) have been tasked with rebuilding Emma from the ground up. It’s a big responsibility, and one we don’t take lightly. Why do you think we’ve got all these sandwiches with us? The job: carry Emma into the new world of FSX without tarnishing her character or tarting her up too much. We’ve thrown our backs into the project already, and pretty soon we’ll have a status report for you. In the meantime, please pardon our dust…