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  1. ChrisReid

    Dune 2021 movie

    We've got a front page update just for you! https://www.wcnews.com/news/2021/10/24/all-the-dune-references-in-wing-commander We thought it was very good! It'll be a crime if it doesn't get part two.
  2. ChrisReid

    More Love for Stylish Ships (October 21, 2021)

    Last week we got a great look at Mac's WC1/2 Rapiers and Excalibur, but that wasn't the end of the line for those beautiful ships. All three have now gotten new tech draft spec sheets. Mac's testing out how they look printed, and my guess is that the results will be fantastic! As an extra...
  3. ChrisReid

    Lego Epee Zooms Off Drawing Board Into Reality (October 19, 2021)

    We've got new pictures today of Christian Klein's glorious Lego Epee. The first images revealed last month were digital renders based on the design. In there intervening weeks, Christian has sourced all of the parts from BrickLink and actually built the physical model. The results are just...
  4. ChrisReid

    A Thirty Year Old Salute to General Powell (October 18, 2021)

    That seems like a logical connection as well, but it's probably the case of both being true.
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    Fantastic Sale Discounts Arrow Model (October 14, 2021)

    Yeah, the Armada Arrow could cross the whole sector :)
  6. ChrisReid

    Fantastic Sale Discounts Arrow Model (October 14, 2021)

    Fantastic Plastic is holding a flash sale that discounts the slick 3D printed Arrow model digitized by Alfred Wong. The original $70 price was a bit on the high side, but the marked down $55 plus shipping is pretty competitive with highly detailed models like this. We've seen this one pop up...
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    Paul Hughes Shares Background Concepts (October 17, 2021)

    P2 developer Paul Hughes has posted another exciting piece of concept art from Privateer. It's an intriguing foursome of background scenes for what would become Hephaestus, Bex, Crius and Hermes. The piece is even signed by the team, which makes it a priceless artifact in his collection. LOAF...
  8. ChrisReid

    A Thirty Year Old Salute to General Powell (October 18, 2021)

    Upon hearing the sad news today that Colin Powell had passed away, LOAF reminded us that there was a Wing Commander ship actually named after him. It's an obvious reference in retrospect, but it stood out as odd to my ten year old brain at the time. I distinctly recall how unusual it was that...
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    It's a Paladin Poll (October 16, 2021)

    Today we have a new poll. Sometimes people ask why Chris Roberts "changed" Paladin for the Wing Commander Movie, but Paladin has a storied history of being reimagined from one product to the next. Why isn't he Scottish in the film? Well, Claw Marks explains he's not even from Earth. James...
  10. ChrisReid

    Watch Shatner's Emotional Reaction to Visiting Space (October 13, 2021)

    Blue Origin launched Star Trek actor William Shatner into space this morning. At 90 years old, he became the oldest person to cross the threshold into space. As science fiction turns further into reality each day, these types of events have become commonplace, but this clip will still be the...
  11. ChrisReid

    New take on Hellcat V

    Hey, it's looking good, but a bit on nomenclature: it looks like a good Hellcat V. Confed ships don't really iterate with a Roman numeral in this way. For example, the movie Rapier is the Rapier and the Rapier we see in the games is the Rapier II. They're two totally distinct ships. Better...
  12. ChrisReid

    Resilient Rapier Rundown (October 11, 2021)

    Mac's Lore is back with a fantastic Wing Commander fighter profile. Everyone loves the Excalibur, but long before the F-103 came online, the Rapier represented the cutting edge of Confed fighter technology. Mac has really upped his game and has arranged all kinds of impressive custom visuals...
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    Happy Birthday Star Citizen! (October 10, 2021)

    It's hard to believe, but today marks nine years since the official unveiling of Chris Roberts' Star Citizen to the world. Due to the pandemic, the festivities have been virtual, but that means everyone has easy access to all the content they've prepared. The party is primarily being hosted...
  14. ChrisReid

    Space Sim Options for Nintendo Switch Owners (October 8, 2021)

    Nintendo shipped its new aptly named Switch (OLED Model) today, so we wanted to point out a few options for Wingnuts with the new console. These are all perfectly valid for existing owners of the prior revisions as well. Space Commander: War and Trade is an interesting newcomer. It looks kind...
  15. ChrisReid

    The Space Police Wish They Had Hardware Like This (October 6, 2021)

    LOAF followed the Bricks with Wings instructions that we posted about last year, and I'm in love with the results. I don't actually see the plans available on the BWW site anymore, but fortunately LOAF was able to source all of the necessary pieces and make a tiny squadron of Confed fighters...
  16. ChrisReid

    My Print & Play Near-Future Space-Exploration Board Game

    That looks pretty neat. I love the idea of tabletop games like this (and haven't really had time to touch them in years). It looks like it would be really easy to Wing Commanderize too.
  17. ChrisReid

    Space Engineers Revisit Gemini Sector (October 1, 2021)

    SpiritPlumber has put together a good first cut at a Tarsus in the game Space Engineers. The craft depicted here is still in the relatively early stages of construction, but the basic spaceframe and cockpit have come together pretty well within the limitations of the engine. We've touched on...
  18. ChrisReid

    Big B's Music Remastered (September 30, 2021)

    RedBahamut has put together a pretty epic remaster of one of George Oldziey's famous tracks. This is the music that sets the stage for escorting the Behemoth in Wing Commander 3. At five and a half minutes, it's a lengthy composition too! Give it a listen below. Oh, and if you're...
  19. ChrisReid

    A Tougher Take On the Midway (September 29, 2021)

    DefianceIndustries shared this fun new model with us today. Everyone loves a good Midway megacarrier, but the Flight IIA are much less represented in fan projects. As the story goes, the TCS Port Broughton that we see in Arena was scuttled, abandoned and them brought back to life as a floating...
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    "And you know what they call a... a... an Akwende Projection in Paris?" (September 28, 2021)

    Barbarian_bros has posted a great set of sharp photos from the French edition of Prophecy. These aren't particularly rare items, but this is one of the best scan jobs I've seen. Most people are well acquainted with the universe map depicted here, but they may not have experienced it in another...
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