Wingnuts once again brought a successful crowdfunding project to victory! George Oldziey's second Wing Commander album campaign concluded this afternoon with 275 backers that contributed $16,552. George has touted this as "phase 1" with the ultimate goal of still having a live orchestra rerecord things, but what has been collected so far will enable both digital reorchestrations and live Wing Commander jazz tracks. Now, the real work begins, but enjoy this moment! If you'd like to see what went into the creation of the first album, check out the video below.
We Did IT!!! YOU Did IT!!!
Congratulations all! After 30 days and a lot of work we finished above the goal by a very comfortable margin. I'm going to get RIGHT to work on getting all the phase 1 work done, which will include recording the bar music, doing all the orchestrations for the eventual recording of the orchestra, creating the MIDI mockups for it as well as getting the parts and scores formatted for PDFs.
I'll also update you very soon on what the next phase will look like. In the mean time, I'm going to try to stay dry here in Central Texas as I get down to work.
Again, THANK YOU so very much from the bottom of my heart! You are all the BEST!
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)
Live Wing Commander Jazz Recording A Huge Success!
Origin composer George Oldziey has completed his live recording of Wing Commander jazz music. The event was conducted last week at George's studio in Austin, and pictures from the day make it look like they had a lot of fun! Initial results also sound fantastic, and we're anxious to hear how everything comes together in the finished album. (2018-02-18)