Thursday, 9 November 2017

Airwolf Shrike Key Patch and Autograph Frame


Airwolf Shrike Key Patch and Autograph Frame

This is a high res PNG file sized at A4, recommended printing to A4 Glossy photo paper to give everything that realistic sheen behind the glass.

NOT TO BE SOLD ON EBAY FOR ANY REASON AT ALL!!


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Airwolf Computer Fascia Frame

Airwolf Computer Fascia Frame

"Please Be Aware"  this blog POST is a work in progress, the frames here are subject to change and Updates as the creator plays about with aspect ratios and details. Be sure to save as PNG to maintain transparency.

EXAMPLE 1:
PNG, screen centre is transparent, top and bottom buttons row Have Inner Shadow, also the buttons along the top and bottom row are Square.

Screen Surround Width 1920 by Height 1080 SHADOW
EXAMPLE 2:
PNG, screen centre is transparent, the buttons along the top and bottom row are Square. Buttons have No Inner Shadow

Screen Surround Width 1920 by Height 1080 NO SHADOW
EXAMPLE 3:
PNG, this has NO Buttons set, the frame is black, the Button place holders are cut out and already Transparent to throw buttons on or behind
the Top and Bottom Row are Rounded Holes

Screen Surround Width 1920 by Height 1080 NO BUTTONS ROUNDED ROWS
EXAMPLE 4:
PNG, this has NO Buttons set, the frame is black, the Button place holders are cut out and already Transparent t throw buttons on or behind
the Top and Bottom Row are Square Holes

Screen Surround Width 1920 by Height 1080 NO BUTTONS SQUARE ROWS
EXAMPLE 5:
PNG, this has the centre transparent and the buttons in place (but no text or markings)
and the top and bottom row on this one are square.

Screen Surround Width 1920 by Height 1080 HAS BUTTON BACKING
EXAMPLE 6:
PNG, this has the centre transparent and the buttons with text and the Top and Bottom Row are both Rounded

Screen Surround Width 1920 by Height 1080 ROUNDED Top and Bottom Row


To be UPDATED at some stage with more variants and maybe more of a 3D aspect.

Note that in some later episodes (season 3) you can see the top and bottom row are actually Square buttons  with an Overlay covering their edges.On this shot the corner is Broken and also note it says SEL DIOG

3x03 And a Child Shall Lead
Yet in older episodes the buttons (along the Top and Bottom) appear to be Rounded & Countersunk within the frame Flush with the buttons so they couldne't be square could they? . Also notice that 2nd button from the right now says SLF DIOG rather than SEL DIOG. You can also see the buttons down the sides have curved edges leaning towards the screen.

2x14 In At The End of The Road

Both frames & buttons contradict them selves and i firmly believe their was two Fascias created, one of which was probably / possibly used Outside the moch up.

In this shot (also from season 2) you can clearly see just how Flush them rounded buttons are, you can see broken parts too. God knows what happened to the corner ?.

2x12 Condemned
They must have had at least 2 Fascias though right ?
I wonder if a camera fell forward and smashed the original lol

special thanks to Adam Lettow and Mark J Cairns for providing me with random Bluray screen grabs to work with and inspect for detail changes.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Convergent Technologies Workslate EDCC Keyboard Interface

Screen Shot from Airwolf Season 2 Episode 3 Moffetts Ghost


Airwolf's computer keyboard was a portable WorkSlate made by Convergent Technologies in 1983.

It was a portable device using NiCad batteries and used a micro cassette tape to load and save data.
It featured a Hitachi 6303 CPU and 16K of RAM along with a 64K ROM, it also has a serial port.

The screen is a 16x46 character monochrome LCD and the CMOS comes from a Motorola 6800.

When you figure the Airwolf premier on Tv was in January 1984 and you know the work slate didn't go into production until November 1983 it makes you wonder...






The WorkSlate initially cost $895 upon release, its rival at the time (TRS-80 Model 100) cost $800 with 8K of RAM and $1000 with 18K of RAM.


Only around 8000 where made and the workslate was discontinued in July 1984, the company lost approximately $15 million. 









TRIVIA:
notice the keyboard has a "DoIt" key.

The President of the company "Allen Michaels" used to roam the halls of the company at night and spray paint "DoIT" everywhere, hence the key name.







Saturday, 21 October 2017

Archangels Limousine License Plates

These are NOT screen accurate  and as of the 20th October 2017 i have failed to find ANY images of them on the internet, any at all... so i just made some

Front Plate No Tags

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 Back Plate With Tags


NOT TO BE SOLD ON eBay or ANY OTHER FORM OF SALES
 A4 Size Image, Archangels Limo License Plate On Velvet Type Backing.

 I might re-edit the REAR/BACK plate if someone can provide me with visual proof of the real TAGS.. if not then they stand as is.

REFERENCE IMAGES:

3x06 - Kingdom Come
 
3x01 - The Horn of Plenty

3x05 - Crossover

Friday, 20 October 2017

Santini Air Jeep License Plate

These are NOT screen accurate  and as of the 20th October 2017 i have failed to find ANY images of them on the internet, any at all... so i just made some

Front Plate No Tags

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Back Plate With Tags

NOT TO BE SOLD ON eBay or ANY OTHER FORM OF SALES

A4 Size Image, Santini Air Jeep License Plate On Velvet Type Backing.

I noticed while working on recreating the front plate (referencing the jeeps front in Firestorm)  that doms plate had no TAGS, special thanks to Thomas Higginson for the info that some states they just TAG the back plate and with that in mind thanks to tom i fabricated a back plate (again however) not screen accurate, but fun none the less.

 I might re-edit the REAR/BACK plate if someone can provide me with visual proof of the real TAGS.. if not then they stand as is.

REFERENCE IMAGES:

2x02 - Firestorm
You can also see the plate in 2x17 - Natural Born
Note that Dom only had one jeep (the hard top and the roll bar are both the same vehicle)
You can see the roll bar support through the side window in this shot  :)

2x02 - Firestorm

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Jeep Keys and Licenses Frame


When i make something airwolf related its often pretty unusual, and never seen before. Its also most often a really simple concept that can be used as is OR expanded upon by the fans.

So here we have another classic bit of fan made fun anyone can get printed off and put it in a frame.

I don't have a printer up and running so i haven't done any testing at all

Jeep Keys, Key Ring and Licenses on a custom velvet looking backing texture designed in  A4 size and would be best suited to A4 Glossy Photo Paper to give the keys and the licenses that glossy silver and laminated effect.

That glossy paper effect should look even better behind the glass or perspex in the frame.

NOTE: these keys are sadly 1985 to 1996 OEM Branded keys. Unfortunately the 1975 to 1984 Jeep keys are OEM Branded with AMOS rather than JEEP.

The keys used here where a photo (from eBay) of Blank Uncut jeep keys for sale, they were given an outer bevel to give them depth and were cut in photoshop. The keyring was also a photo, given a bevel and a shadow to emphasise it being thicker than what it looked. None of what you see is a Hard Copy, even the licenses are made in photoshop, what your looking at is all digital creation.

That Said.......


You can buy JEEP and the AMOS branded OEM Keys off ebay, you can design a backing texture OR use real cloth. You can Print and Laminate the licenses i made for String and for Dominic, buy a key ring. You could actually create all this physically in a frame for a few pound so it visually looks more realistic up close (though clearly heavier to hang)

The perfect Christmas or Birthday gift printed and framed or created with real peices and framed.

You'd pay $45 for this on eBay if the image here had a WATERMARK.. So leave a comment or some sh*t in appreciation for the artists time or like it on facebook and SHARE IT...

BE WARNED..... LURKING & LEECHING KILLS CREATIVITY..
i don't use price tags, i never have.. consider that..... log into google.. leave a comment below
INSPIRE....


Monday, 16 October 2017

Dominic Santini California Driving License

FAN MADE
I couldn't find a 1980's license or any other California design older than this style to copy

NOT TO BE SOLD ON eBay UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

Just for those outside the USA or even In the USA pondering on a few things...

Class = A, B, C (C = he can drive trucks, PSV and stuff)

End = license addons, M being for motorcycles, ive set dom's to NONE
Oddly in the UK an Endorsement is a penalty that affects/increases your insurance and not an addition that shows more road competence.

Rstr = restrictions were like Provisional or maybe Automatic and other things would be noted

2570 has nothing Specific to do with the address and can be seen on many California licenses, its related to a penal code for that state the license is issued under (for uk that is a law or by-law kinda thing for the county council issuing it)

In the USA they have the MM//DD//YY  unlike the uk who use the DD/MM/YY

Airwolf never mentioned his birth DAY at all but made reference to flying with strings old man and ferrying planes during pearl harbour so he was defiantly enlisted during WWII so he had to be atleast 18 in 1941/42, so ive used 1922 as his fictional birthday (though ernest was born in 1917 making him 66 years and 9 months old when filming airwolf) and Dominic was probably supposed to be around aged 62 in the show. Thanks to adam lettow for piecing that theory together.

HGT source comes from a good source tied to the airwolf community
WGT is estimated from that height from a couple of good sources in the airwolf community

I don't have any idea of an address at all so i went with the business address & if you've seen the side of the hanger in "truth about holly" its plausible he could have spent time living their

California licenses expire every 5 years on the persons birthday, doms one for details, so if you have 10 days to renew it then he did it on the first day he could.

Dom wore black leather cowboy boots with heals, would have made him look taller than what he was


Last but not least the  CA Code of 92561 is for the Santini Air Hanger (formerly Jet Copters Inc) and now used by Helinet Aviation which kinda does what dominics company did and jet copters too.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Stringfellow Hawke California Driving License

FAN MADE
I couldn't find a 1984 license or any other California design older than this style to copy

NOT TO BE SOLD ON eBay UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

Just for those outside the USA or even In the USA pondering on a few things...

Class = A, B, C (C = he can drive trucks, PSV and stuff)

End = license addons, M being for motorcycles
Oddly in the UK an Endorsement is a penalty that affects/increases your insurance and not an addition that shows more road competence.

Rstr = restrictions were like Provisional or maybe Automatic and other things would be noted

2570 has nothing Specific to do with the address and can be seen on many California licenses, its related to a penal code for that state the license is issued under (for uk that is a law or by-law kinda thing for the county council issuing it)

In the USA they have the MM//DD//YY  unlike the uk who use the DD/MM/YY

Airwolf never mentioned his birth DAY  (only the year is ever hinted at) so i have gone with JMV's actual day and month and used strings Year which i think is acceptable, and i assume 1950 is right ?
JMV was born in 1944, string was born in 1950 correct ?

HGT source comes from a good source tied to the airwolf community
WGT is estimated from that height from a couple of good sources in the airwolf community

R.R.1, on the address is a Rural Route identifier, should use the two-letter symbol (RR, SS, MR) followed by the route number one space to the right.. ide of never known that, hats of to mr MJC

California licenses expire every 5 years on the persons birthday

Last but not least the  CA Code of 92561 is for Lake Hemet which is where fans believe the cabins "lake scenes" and the "helicopter landing stage"  where shot, along with that smoking chimney on the back of a flat bed truck. The location was reported to be Lake Hemet back in (2006) by an airwolf fan.

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Before Archangel Was Recruited For The Firm

Before Archangel Was Recruited For The Firm

Kindly be aware before saying anything about the "first" line of text and also the "last" line of text,
please be fully aware that it is a Federal Offence to word it correctly without permission from the FBI.  This is FAKE and Fan Made.
This is as wrong as a good 80% of the FBI props in hollywood & it is wrong for a reason

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I started with this, i have no idea what it was from


That allowed me to do this
Not perfect, but didn't need to be for its intended use :)



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Monday, 25 September 2017

Bogie ID for Firefox

Photo Shopped Concept Image

On the 25th of December 2005 The Wraith released one of the most iconic Airwolf fan edits of all time on the ORG. It later hit Youtube in 2006.

Airwolf Versus Firefox (the original) It's audio needed more work and due to the fans playback limitations with codecs & many on Windows 98SE and Millennium it was only ever rendered as a Windows Media WMV file.

Youtube also had a limitation of 100MB per video and so did the likes of Yousendit when it shared to sharebee and similar file hosts. These limitations at the time left it with a pretty rough low resolution visual and low audio bit-rate.


The one thing it truly lacked was the legendary Airwolf Attack Computer Bogie ID Scan.

Video Still from the 1920x1080 PAL M2T Render with border
Today that animation becomes a reality. It's creator however understands it is not perfect, the plane images could do with an outer glow, or have the text glow removed and add a grainy mask of some kind to the screen and maybe giving the black backing a more grey/black contrast. It appears that different LCD colour profiles change how this looks.

It features full screen HD renders with and without the Airwolf Screen border and also features some clips with a hand held type camera to give it that feeling of being their.

Features Camera Movement To Put The Viewer Right In The Action
Alternate perspectives to change how its backlit.

Features Alternate Visual Light Perspectives
HD VIDEO STOCK  1280x720 25fps PAL 16:9



SPECS AND INFO :

The blue Search Enabled comes from "fallen angel"
The rotation of aircraft images comes from "proof through the night"
The screen border frame comes from "condemned"
The firefox comes from a "desktop wallpaper"
The floating camera effect was accomplished using an iPhone 5 to record an LCD computer screen that was playing back the animation. A mixture of Auto Focus and no Auto Focus was also used between clips just to add more variety for editing ideas.

The video does exist as an M2T file in 1920x1080 PAL (but the youtube limit is) 1280x720
We also retain the vegas video VEG file along with the text and aircraft PSD files.

These were also made (but not used within this video) figured we'd share them


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Airwolf Haynes Manual (Wraith Edition)

Book Front

A few people over the years have create fan made Airwolf  based Haynes Manual book fronts, none to this date are this crisp in quality or even this detailed. I have yet to see a full cover over 300kb with any print worthy aspect ratios anywhere on-line.

This is a fan based project and is A4 in size, the pages are anywhere from 1.5mb to 4mb depending on detail and the file type is PNG.

Most haynes manuals have black and white pages, only the books cover is normally colour.

I have chosen to do colour and grey scale versions of the pages but this manual is a work in progress (a lot of work) If fans wish to get involved with it, the main stipulation is A4 high resolution images.

You can join in the talks about this manual and its pages over on facebook by commenting on the ALBUM COMMENTS for this Photo Album HERE. It's best to keep the discussion within one place to make things easier to keep on track.

Page 1 Example REMEMBER THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL BOOK

S.L.A.S DEMO 001 (colour).png
S.L.A.S DEMO 001 (B-W).png
A.M.O.I.S DEMO 001 (Colour)
Book Back

See the facebook photo album for updates and extras in each of the images comments  Here

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Airwolf First Weapons Test Circa 1983 Declassified 2017

another classic from The Wraith and he voiced moffet



we want more of these CIRCA 1983 videos!!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

N2044C and N2766Y two unsung heroes of hollywood

N2044C and N2766Y are just two of the unsung heroes of Hollywood. From moving the crew around on locations, filming the stars from above to actually starring on the big screen them selves in the 80's and 90's. But they appear to have an interesting kinda history we are attempting to explore.

Most airwolf fans will remember N2044C as doms Santini Air JetRanger which was used throughout season 1 to 3 on the airwolf tv series, both on screen and off screen for filming. Season 4 did not use N2044C and in turn used a different helicopter painted up to look like it. Though clearly they also had access to the 1 to 3 seasons worth of footage, i wold guess the stars on the tail will be a dead give away to what is season 1-3 film stock and what is the season 4 variant.

N2044C JetRanger III as used on Airwolf Season 1-3 (1983-1986)
It also featured in other shows such as The A-Team (before its use in airwolf)  notice the F.A.A registration number on the belly and the side. The A-Team episode is from September 1983, So you'd assume this was it's paint job for a lot of stuff before airwolf was filmed. What you see below became what you see above. So howling mad murdock of the a-team actually flew N2044C before dominic santini lol. It was also used in an earlier A-Team episode, Season 1 Episode 10 One More Time

N2044C JetRanger III as seen on The A-Team Season 2 Episode 1 (1983)
It often has confused and conflicting listings on many helicopter information sites about tv / film use and gets mixed up with this one, seen in airwolf "one way express" and other tv shows.

N2766Y as seen on Airwolf Season 1 One Way Express
Here is another shot of it in one way express

N2766Y as seen on Airwolf Season 1 One Way Express
Who ever owned N2766Y must have made some money with it once N2044C got the santini air paint job in the later months of 1983. I'm unsure if they ever thought about this when they painted N2044C up as "Santini Air" but I'm surprised they did not realise the S.A paint job removed N2044C ability to be used for other shots to tie in with any similar Ariel footage. In turn making all the footage of it already owned by studios pretty much useless, that is unless they hired the owner of N2766Y to get other scenes to tie in, or would be forced to use peel paint on another chopper.

Another misc airwolf link in that A-Team 2x01 episode is it features Michael Halsey who played Peter MacGregor Moore on Airwolfs "Echoes from the Past" and also later he starred as Dunkirk in Airwolfs  "HX-1". 

He also stared as an Immortal in the Highlander Series
It was also often stated on a heli list films site that N2044C was visually used on season 3 episode 1 of "The Fall Guy" Devil's Island release date 1983 (that is not true) You can plainly see in the fall guy that the number is N2766Y and not N2044C.


N2766Y  The Fall Guy Devil's Island release date 1983
N2766Y  The Fall Guy Devil's Island release date 1983
It is stated it was also been used on the fall guy season 1 episode Three for the Road,
I have yet to find an image from that episode though, so i have no idea if that is true.

It is also said that it was visually seen on a film called "Blue Thunder" from 1983 but had police markings  (is this really N2044C) ??

N2044C? on Blue Thunder Movie (1983)
 They had a few police helicopters on that film, One was N25OCA

This is N25OCA
Along with a second Police 206 with no spotlight N23OCA (they also had another 206, white with a brown trim) Which could be what you can see in the one way express image above "behind dom while dom is working on N2766Y"

 But did santinis jet ranger chase blue thunder along the L.A viaduct... ?

This is a specific list of aircraft flown during blue thunder filming

Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle c/n 1075, N77GH
Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle c/n 1066, N37LR
Bell 206B Jet Ranger c/n 3363, N2044C
Bell 206B Jet Ranger c/n 2615, N250CA
Bell 206B Jet Ranger c/n 2779, N230CA
Bell 206B Jet Ranger c/n 2840, N1068A
Bell 206B Jet Ranger c/n 3264, N200NP
Hughes 500D c/n 129-0624D, N58428
Eurocopter AS-350D AStar

So N2044C is their in the list, but i think it was mainly used for filming and only painted up just in case any of the other mounted cameras catch it in shot.

It was also visually used on a film called "Eraser" from 1996 but had an NYPD paint job


Hard to really miss with the number down the side


The question is did you ever spot anything else similar within that a-team episode that would also help make it possible to use the Helicopter footage from airwolfs "one way express" along with this a-team "Diamonds 'n' Dust" helicopter footage and its appearances in the fall guy in a 4th production ?
 
Stock footage for peppard? lol
Chances are if your wearing one of them jackets its because your stunt doubles going up in a helicopter or riding in a jeep that is going to flip over.

They use peel paint a lot in hollywood not only to disguise how it looks but also to help it match the role of another helicopter which footage already exists for from previous film or tv productions. They often also have the actors wear similar clothes too so any other distant camera footage can also be used in other productions.

So imagine having something like this to hand

Bell 206B Jet Ranger c/n 2799, N230CA
With peel paint that can pretty much be made to match any 206 Ariel film stock, swung around by a crane. Certainly a hell of a lot cheaper than the price of fuel & you could lift from just the air frame to get below side shots and tie into stock footage. peel paint is a quick way to change the look.

That one strapped to the container has a fairly impressive "On Screen" presence regardless of its off screen camera work with movies and tv including but not limited to the following list.

Blue Thunder, False LAPD livery
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, US Army colors (as N2774L)
Commando, US Army colors; false registration O-258GB, General Kirby arrives in this helicopter at the beginning of the film.
Darkman, Strack Industries livery.
Darkman II: The Return of Durant, Strack Industries livery.
Ghost Warrior, False LAPD livery.
Lethal Weapon.
MacGyver.
Uncommon Valor.

It's tail number as of February 2017 is now attached to a 4 seater fixed wing plane.

The original N230CA will no doubt carry on being filmed from one side & dragged through tunnels and across the floor on the other side for many years to come.

So what happened to dominics N2044C and that N2766Y (which you may noticed N2766Y is almost always filmed from Below in things meaning it was often probably the only helicopter on set) ?

We'll we are unsure about N2766Y, but we know doms N2044C was seen wearing the Fox News channel colours and being used for traffic reports and other news stories. As of 2017 it is now used for agricultural work such as crop spraying.


N2044C