I just went on an sight seeing sortie starting at Tangmere and going west along the coast and ending up at Swanage. Father owns an yacht down in the solent and I've been sailing upon this a number of times so know this coastline a little. Going sailing there this weekend in fact.
[...]Portsmouth on port Gosport on right, IoW visible in background (on IoW the river visible on right is Wootton and Bembridge is on left although never been inside these two myself just sailed past them). The three sea forts not there though.
Yes, I have suggested the seaforts be modelled, but no one has taken up the challenge yet.
They're too small to do as terrain objects, must be buildings, and must be much bigger than
the available oiltank objects, which are the biggest round candidates in the object catalogue.
HMS Daedalus aka RNAS Lee on Solent? Gosport and Portsmouth top left.
Yes, I believe so. Portsmouth is an area I haven't looked at yet. Too much coastline,
too little time...
IoW taken just past Beaulieu River. From starboard to port is Newtown Creek, Cowes (never been inside this one either yet) and Wootton.
There are some interesting bridges I'd like to see modelled some day, like the Yarmouth Causeway... I find it
odd that with all the deep cuts that waterways make into the IoW shoreline, the causeway is the only
bridge that has been built there.
Another shot showing Keyhaven and where Hurst Castle would be located right on the southern tip.
Hmmm. I included an approximation of Hurst Castle using the old Oil Tank objects we had several patches ago,
in an ObjectAdds file. I presume it has been deleted now that the tanks are higher resolution and can't easily
be mistaken for cylindrical post-medieval towers any more. ...I don't know, I think it still sort of works. Here is
the text for the file, anyway, perhaps some buildings could be substituted for the tanks. This provides their locations,
anyway... (give it a title like HurstSpit.txt and drop it into ObjectAdds)
# Objects added on Wed May 16 04:58:12 2007
(The spit is a reworking I did based on the data I found on Ian West's great Wes$ex Geology website)
Entrance to Poole, peninsula on right is Sandbanks some very posh'o houses there also do not look very nice though to me. Apparently part of the beaches on left is an nudist one? Chain ferry goes between Sandbanks and these beaches. Large island is Brownsea Island, rather shallow water to the left of that, rather nice anchoring spot though on that very forresty finger like penisula to left of Brownsea.
Now you're getting into an area I spent about a year on. The nice thing about doing terrain enhancements is
I get to do a very thorough investigation, which usually takes me beyond the topography to the history,
the geology, and lots more, as I troll the web looking for useful views and information. Rowan had neglected
to even include Brownsea on their map. It has the distinction of being the location where Baden Powell
led his first group of boys camping, which led to the invention of the boy scouts.
The "foresty finger" is GoatHorn Point, home to the GoatHorn Farm oil wells, which along with the Wytch Farm wells
on Wytch Heath, on the next foresty point to the west, are the only wells drilled on land in the UK.
Close up showing Old Harry (plus the one people call his wife), looks alright.
Yes, I was rather pleased how that turned out. When I was working on trying to get the Needles to look more realistic
than the big cubes that Rowan had done, I learned that the chalk continued to the west reappearing on the mainland
at Old Harry, and that was the main attraction that inspired the rework of Purbeck. The other reason was to better
define the Purbeck hills, which were pretty much undetectable in the Rowan terrain.
Erm at the end though I got this, did not kick me out from BoB just noticed it when going back to the desktop? I know I know I'll try and find time to just reinstall. Checked to see whether the files being references exist and they do not, just PLUMES and SPLUMES but no PLUMES do your installs include the ones referenced bellow? Ignore the rather rubbish picture went to Fleet Air Arm museum yesterday and am a terrible photographer, plus was not used to the camera bought it day before, can upload pics and video of you want.
Very strange, the plumes appear to be plumes of smoke (looking at my BoB1 archive). You somehow invoked them with
a piece of code that doesn't normally get any exercise. Most curious...