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.