There's good news coming out of the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack project this week. All of the planned capships for the game's upcoming iteration have been completed, so work is proceeding now on wrapping up everything for the next launch. For those interested in the ship-by-ship progress, DefianceIndustries has posted an update here. About 60% of the models have already been upgraded, and much of what remains are starbases, some of the bigger Nephilim ships and a few smaller artifacts. There's also a cool peek at a potential Shrike upgrade. Even though DI made a pretty snazzy one himself a while back, he's put together an even more enhanced update with Howard Day's impressive model below.
...because he was nice and shared his model with me way back, and he's been modeling WC before I knew what a spline was, I replaced my Shrike with Howard Day's version. pics below. Look for it as well as Stingrays and Plunketts and Orcas (Oh my!) in your next upgrade pack release coming soon.
Know Your ABCs (Amusing Bulgarian Commercials)
Here's another interesting European artifact. This video is a Bulgarian television ad for a broadcast of the Wing Commander Movie. This dates back to about 2012 when it aired on BTV. (2018-12-15)
Germans Love Their Wing Commander
Here's a couple of German gems provided by Deathsnake. First up is the review of Wing Commander 1 from the December 1990 issue of Power Play. It apparently gets a double "Super" and 88% rating. (2018-12-14)
Kilrathi Invade German Convention
There's more Wing Commander cosplayers out there than we thought! st3lt3k found a pair of Kilrathi warriors who were on the scene at the Stuttgart Comicon just last year. A casual observer might be excused for thinking these are space cats from another series, but upon closer inspection, there are Kilrathi symbols on their shoulder patches and Kilrathi text on the front of their costumes. (2018-12-13)
WCSO Model Upgrade Pack Gets Enhanced Lighting & Bigger Better Models
We've got several new updates to share on the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack today. DefianceIndustries is working hard to prep the next big update to the playable test package. In addition to a variety of incremental improvements and graphical refinements, it will also feature a cool lighting upgrade made in conjunction with Dark Sentinel and Pedro. (2018-12-12)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Skill Tree
Now how do we weaponize this for the cockpit? (2018-12-11)