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Grecog70 04-08-2019 02:00 AM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Actually this kind of show was pretty necessary, best congrats as always and tks 4 sharing!

IkeIbekwem 06-23-2019 10:32 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Hi guys, its been a bit too long since the last. I'm still away from home at work and so no real opportunities for doing this. Anyway as things are heating up globally I thought I best get one in here before it all starts getting out of hand. Hopefully not... As its been a while this one is a full on photo fest! Enjoy...


The official line out of the Trump Administration, following the very controversial shooting down of an American unmanned drone by Iran this week was that a retaliatory military strike was not to be proceeded with. Diplomatic and alternative channels were being initiated. However at NATO bases across the world, silent preparations were underway. Military assets were being redeployed and hardware originally destined for European assignments were being redirected.

At Evie Air Base a huge convoy of assets were enroute.
https://i.imgur.com/Zu15LdY.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/IvILb30.jpg

Articulated vehicles carrying heavy duty hardware rolled onto the base. Challenger 2, M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks were among the contingent
https://i.imgur.com/mGdz0mK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Zs6SnPY.jpg

The vehicles finally pulled into the stands and waited.
https://i.imgur.com/WlrTjyq.jpg
With the US Secretary of State doing the diplomatic rounds and the National Security Adviser doing media coverage warning not to mistake US discretion and prudence for weakness, no one was under any illusion that the situation was slowly building up to critical mass. At Evie the equipment was in position. Several hours passed...and then Military Personnel trucks showed up...

https://i.imgur.com/pWiA9KF.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8GULJl4.jpg
US Personnel disembarked

https://i.imgur.com/T5q4xyQ.jpg

With their kit in tow and made ready.

Within an hour of their arrival the familiar sight and sound of an incoming C-17 Transport at Evie made a grand entrance
https://i.imgur.com/SeFRC9S.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VmaJ8uU.jpg

This one belonged to the U.S. Air Force (a new arrival at the Base!)
https://i.imgur.com/dQZsxY6.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4V6u6kv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/c2gdofw.jpg
It was soon taxiing to its final stand
https://i.imgur.com/gqtlujy.jpg
As it did a second came in
https://i.imgur.com/oFcJ4YX.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iHFXPZB.jpg
The scene was clearly one of determined preparations
https://i.imgur.com/pZypzm0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZMwq64Y.jpg
Both human and mechanical assets were rolled onto the aircraft
https://i.imgur.com/B0n4785.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8jliqza.jpg
Whilst White House officials seemingly suggested a preference for 'Jaw-Jaw'...the footing at Evie was clearly a discreet preparation for potential 'War-War'. We hope diplomacy and common sense prevails and such arrangements can be safely stood down. The coming days, weeks and months will tell...

IkeIbekwem 07-03-2019 04:43 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
I make no apologies for my unconventional style with this hobby. I really like to push the boundaries!


The next few updates are very challenging and painstaking to set up and shoot. Whilst not all shots are focussed on the Air Base the overall context is retained. Enjoy...the Russians are finally here...




Over at Evie, U.S.A.F. C-17s continue their round trip deployment cycles of heavy armour and personnel from various European NATO bases for onward reassignment to more strategic locations as tensions in the Middle East increase.
A Canadian Forces C-17 Globemaster from Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, Alberta departs its Reykjavik stopover en route to Evie Air Base to assist with the hardware transportation mission.

https://i.imgur.com/ONHdTo1.jpg


Several miles outside UK airspace the C-17 picks up two Russian MiG-29 Fulcrums closing in on its tail. The MiGs follow in silence but are visible on Radar. The C-17 pilots are certain they are flying over international waters. The MiGs close in.
https://i.imgur.com/K6ZVfP9.jpg


As they flank either side, radio silence is broken with a declaration that the C-17 had illegally strayed into Russian airspace and an unusual instruction is given to follow the jets back into mainland Russia https://i.imgur.com/mT9KOD7.jpg


The C-17 provides no response, maintains its course but calls in the interdiction to ATC on the Emergency frequency
https://i.imgur.com/x6duiTN.jpg


Through the communications chain of command- the National Air Defence Operations Centre (NADOC) at RAF High Wycombe give the orders and the response at Evie is swift. Two Humvees with NATO pilots speed across the base to the Eastern stand
https://i.imgur.com/MzI3Y9D.jpg


Pilots gear up on the tarmac
https://i.imgur.com/5wtlxGJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/B7bOV8X.jpg


Within 3 minutes four F-15 Eagle fighters are scrambled and taxiing
https://i.imgur.com/OhLGEGw.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/37Ww1wi.jpg

One from the U.S.A.F.E 53rd Fighter Squadron of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem, Germany.
https://i.imgur.com/suCOHuU.jpg


Another, with the rare, yet controversial Charcoal "Lizard" Camouflage which was an experimental camouflage tested in the late 70s using F-16s of the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing and again in the early 90s with F-16s at Nellis AFB, where both tests completed with inconclusive results. Evie now has the only operational U.S.A.F. F-15 with the same unconventional Charcoal "Lizard" Scheme
https://i.imgur.com/JL001Tq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uqOIfcn.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hqgdpNr.jpg


A formation take-off was permitted to shave off valuable minutes
https://i.imgur.com/mu90FY4.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1OizJ8e.jpg

The MiGs have now resumed a 6 o'clock position with threats to bring down the C-17 aircraft if it failed to comply
https://i.imgur.com/0yTFviR.jpg


The F-15s soon have all 3 aircraft on radar whilst scanning the horizon for visuals as they tear across open skies
https://i.imgur.com/4YFNlfv.jpg

IkeIbekwem 07-14-2019 05:03 PM

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Sadly towards the end of the last update one of those MiGs sustained a significant fall from about 7 feet up as it was being angled 'in flight'. Both tails snapped off and also damaged part of the nose with the fall . I effected some repairs and hopefully the wide camera angles in this next update will make the damage less visible.


So far, Four NATO F-15s are flying North to intercept Russian MiG-29s on the tail of a Canadian C-17, working closely with NATO AWACs E-3, also out of Evie, on CAP support and target validation. The MiGs soon pop up on a southwesterly vector putting them on a direct intercept with the strikers. NCTR cockpit indicators confirm the targets to be the MiG-29s. The F-15s flying North at low altitude soon establish visual and start their climb to FL028 as they close in on the MiG-29s


https://i.imgur.com/ySxHb8a.jpg


Comms are opened and Russian jets are advised of the NATO intercept with orders to immediatly disengage. But the Fulcrums remain on the C-17
https://i.imgur.com/dtEitsL.jpg


They are reminded of being in international airspace and risk being fired upon...The situation is very tense...
https://i.imgur.com/XKmkwi5.jpg


AWACs clear them for non lethal engagement in a final attempt to prevent a potential shoot down. The F15s commence agressive and intimidating air combat manouveres as a final show of force to influence change. They break formation
https://i.imgur.com/Ly6wgsU.jpg


Two remain on their six in attack positions
https://i.imgur.com/fhPHbue.jpg


The other two flank wide to "headbutt" the MiGs with a fast incoming Pitchback manoeuvre
https://i.imgur.com/G2zugfb.jpg


The F-15s, at very high speed, cut in front of the MiG's flight path putting themslves between the Russians and the C-17 aircraft generating considerable wake
https://i.imgur.com/xzdMuul.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/x1Vvfb5.jpg


The MiGs, now almost head on and sandwiched, take evasive action

https://i.imgur.com/0w2itHb.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/j0C4b1h.jpg


They pull away at high speed
https://i.imgur.com/k6hf77z.jpg



As the Russian's evade and climb, all four F-15s engage weapons systems locking onto the targets

https://i.imgur.com/xF79Lwk.jpg


The MiGs, realising they are outgunned and outnumbered have seen enough. They maintain the steep climb in retreat
https://i.imgur.com/MG8YEuG.jpg


As they level off at FL039 the F-15s remain right up there on their tail maintaining full target 'lock on'


https://i.imgur.com/uurVKvi.jpg


Seeing them off back in the direction towards Russian airspace


https://i.imgur.com/yM74yk5.jpg


With the threat averted, the F-15s double back to the inbound C-17 and provide full aerial escort into UK airspace
https://i.imgur.com/ofEab3A.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/h1iRpXo.jpg

Evie in sight, landing gears come down on Finals
https://i.imgur.com/SHIGBWV.jpg


With full F-15 formation air cover just metres above the runway the C-17 safely touches down. The F-15s then head back out to maintain a deterring presence https://i.imgur.com/AYODpkL.jpg
This was one of the most significant aerial encounters between NATO and Russia since the Cold War. Things got very hairy out there. The West insisted on a full investigation demanding answers from the Kremlin and a full blown diplomatic dispute ensued. For the returning F-15s that had somehow managed to evade initiating World War III however, it was simply just another day on the job. https://i.imgur.com/rL0CVOq.jpg

Grecog70 07-14-2019 05:19 PM

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Yesss!


Tks 4 the updates.

IkeIbekwem 08-09-2019 07:48 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
After all the recent Russian mid air action, at Evie things were pretty much back to normal and business as usual for the ground crewshttps://i.imgur.com/kODpaFA.jpg

Aerial munitions lift vehicles were back at work loading up an array of ordinances.
https://i.imgur.com/SLKSAHJ.jpg

These heavy lift equipment were slow but methodical
https://i.imgur.com/KdVkm2g.jpg


With oil tanker seizures in the Straits of Hormuz, anti ship missions were anticipated
https://i.imgur.com/EJYdUCG.jpg


Whilst not the typical first choice ordinance for the F-15, the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship guided missile is prepared
https://i.imgur.com/EEHR57R.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/NAHiX5j.jpg

The vehicle's mechanical arm provides the lift as crews steady and line up the weapon
https://i.imgur.com/f7rGdTt.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CfY2LAg.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/FLe2NOY.jpg


F-16 crews load an AIM-7 to wing points
https://i.imgur.com/0fU95In.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/sw58gAz.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/6hB2NHG.jpg

IkeIbekwem 08-13-2019 04:38 PM

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A KC-10 Extender, an aerial refueling tanker and military variant of the triple engine DC-10, sits on the tarmac at Evie.
https://i.imgur.com/8DDXLof.jpg


Part of the USAF Air Mobility Command, this is the first refueling tanker on long term assignment to Evie Air Base.
https://i.imgur.com/exx6NkC.jpg


The aircraft is being prepped and is now taking on fuel of its own
https://i.imgur.com/PcAnCJE.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WiZpguh.jpg


With fuel carrying capacity of up to 356,000 lbs and cargo carrying capacity of up to 146,000 lbs this plane significantly improves Evie's operational capability.
https://i.imgur.com/bkxXcHw.jpg


This one from the 514th Air Mobility Wing based out of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, which is an associate Air Force Reserve command that flies aircraft assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing. an active duty Wing also out of McGuire.
https://i.imgur.com/jwo0xc9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pr3LFQC.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9FXY3pL.jpg


The intention was to increase flight time of aircraft missions out of Evie and extend their operational perimeters
https://i.imgur.com/aFdu9AJ.jpg


The aircraft is cleared for Runway 28
https://i.imgur.com/T7DCP6S.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mKBsyse.jpg


The KC-10 has both a centreline refueling 'flying boom' as well as the 'drogue and hose' refueling system to the rear making it very versatile and able to service multiple aircraft types
https://i.imgur.com/HPL2EWt.jpg


...cleared for takeoff...
https://i.imgur.com/qJwSBY2.jpg


...V1...Rotate...
https://i.imgur.com/FVXnl0p.jpg

IkeIbekwem 09-28-2019 11:24 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
I've been away on business for a while now and this has meant no posts here of late. Its a shame as there have been some recent big real world events that I would have loved to replicate at Evie but time has not allowed me to. Anyway just to keep things ticking over here are the beginnings of another Russian incursion to keep the good folk at Evie (and myself or course) busy

A few months of relative quiet had passed when somewhere over the North Sea, a Russian MiG-25 on a reconnaissance mission deliberately strays into UK Airspacehttps://i.imgur.com/TZ6F0pz.jpg
The MiG travelling South-West Heading 032 at 31,000feet is picked at RAF Scampton on radar
https://i.imgur.com/8WzC3hN.jpg
NADOC at RAF Air Command in High Wycombe are advised and direct an immediate aerial intercept. Evie Operations receive the call from the RAF Scampton Master Controller instructing for 2 Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Fighters to scramble
https://i.imgur.com/4R8uMCY.jpg
Over at the Hardened Aircraft Shelters the Alert alarms are sounded as the HAS door control panels are operated
https://i.imgur.com/r8sAyCC.jpg
Between the two large shelters stands a small inconspicuous building called "The Box"
https://i.imgur.com/rFie52A.jpg
The heavy concrete doors slide aside as the sirens echo all around
https://i.imgur.com/kyY2NLC.jpg
Suddenly the door of The Box swings open
https://i.imgur.com/bw7ZDqH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6oJkAJn.jpg

The Box is actually the entrance to a large underground living quarters and operational bunker for 24-hour shift QRA crew members
https://i.imgur.com/gP6TRsd.jpg

The two pilots and their ground support spill out from underground and run towards their hangers
https://i.imgur.com/vU4WT9g.jpg
They are met by the HAS ground crews and prepped to board
https://i.imgur.com/rsFhbu8.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/TkXAShV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vDRYWyu.jpg

The MiG continues on its heading unabated...for now...
https://i.imgur.com/RoBAa88.jpg


For those that are interested SUPERMODELNATION just secured its own Domain so I unashamedly invite you to visit the new site and enjoy the History of Evie and all the wonderful stories made. Enjoy!

Grecog70 09-29-2019 04:04 AM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Anothet masterpiece, bravo, tks 4 sharing!

IkeIbekwem 10-12-2019 08:43 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Thanks for the comment Grecog70. 'Masterpiece'...:o


The frontline defence of UK skies, Evie is one of 4 QRA stations in the country. The Typhoons roll out.
https://i.imgur.com/0Y821In.jpg

Within seconds of an alert these Fighters are always combat ready to respond
https://i.imgur.com/4ZQ18h2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/59umkDS.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dkbNpw8.jpg

Armed and ready the Eurofighter Typhoons will be airborne in minutes
https://i.imgur.com/Kdc2Vg7.jpg


As they taxi the Typhoons receive coordinates updates from ATC
https://i.imgur.com/fIKpsGp.jpg

On this well rehearsed procedure the pilots have one objective...get airborne and intercept...quickly
https://i.imgur.com/l6zHJy0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/N45qAa7.jpg

The MiG-25 skirts alongside UK airspace, with no officially filed fight plan and no radio response, with the sole aim to test UK air response and intimidate
https://i.imgur.com/ktfLkx2.jpg

Not far to the South East of its position the Eurofighters with permission to fly supersonic over land close the gap
https://i.imgur.com/vEqJFRd.jpg

As they close in their response is a clear and decisive one...Leave or prepare to be shot down
https://i.imgur.com/Kd4U9XP.jpg

IkeIbekwem 10-22-2019 06:40 PM

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Aerospace Systems Operators at RAF High Wycombe and Air Traffic Controllers at RAF(U) Swannick coordinate a collaborated response and direct the two RAF Eurofighter Typhoons to the MiG-25 Foxbat's location. The QRA pilots soon have the MiG in sight
https://i.imgur.com/zOGgDW5.jpg


The MiG-25 spends considerable time skirting the edge of British airspace without entering. They open up Comms and issue the first verbal instruction for the MiG to depart its flight path and leave the area
https://i.imgur.com/F0Gq2Tm.jpg


The MiG is unresponsive. The Typhoons close in. One lowers its landing gear to indicate a request to follow and land
https://i.imgur.com/o1PX8vY.jpg


But nothing. After a few minutes one of the QRA pilots inches forward and rocks their wings to motion a response...Still nothing
https://i.imgur.com/ltrRJrd.jpg


In an instant, the MiG makes a sharp bank and breaks away suddenly entering into UK airspace. It was unexpected
https://i.imgur.com/qAUlqkD.jpg


The Typhoons give chase. Within minutes a second verbal instruction to leave UK airspace is issued
https://i.imgur.com/YtW35h8.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5a0kWKb.jpg


The MiG suddenly decends at high speed entering further into UK airsapace. The Eurofighters remain on it issuing yet another verbal instruction
https://i.imgur.com/muE3cwJ.jpg


One of the Typhoons cuts ahead to 'headbutt' the MiG...To their suprise, the MiG enables its weapons systems and gains a partial target lock on the Typhoon in front
https://i.imgur.com/FZtIs44.jpg


The Typhoons realising the escalated threat fall back to Six o'clock and issue this stark warning:
"Intercepted Aircraft, I am instructed by NATO Command, on behalf of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom to warn you that if you do not respond immediately to these final orders to turn East and leave UK airspace immediately, you will be shot down"
https://i.imgur.com/iyVflNZ.jpg


The MiG is now almost over UK coastland. In parallel, an escalated command chain, seeking orders from 10 Downing Street is finally returned via Evie ATC. The orders are passed on...
https://i.imgur.com/8VYLcC1.jpg


"QRA Intercept...Evie Tower...You are weapons free...cleared to engage...repeat, cleared to engage"
https://i.imgur.com/6eckX5H.jpg


Without further warning, the lead QRA pilot engages air-to-air weapons systems...and secures a lock tone...
https://i.imgur.com/lP8LKgu.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/m0ahysy.jpg


"...Fox one..."
https://i.imgur.com/NbeYEK2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nOqZdOl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EGPPBmG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ksFHgpb.jpg

...Even I'm holding my breath https://cdn.websitetoolbox.com/image...lies/smile.gif

DiecastAirStore 10-23-2019 03:12 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Very nice looking airport!

IkeIbekwem 10-23-2019 03:53 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Thanks DiecastAirStore, slowly squint your eyes and you'll even spot those tiny little men in the Control Tower...which took close to 10 days to build I hasten to add :p

IkeIbekwem 11-07-2019 10:30 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
In the last update, NATO jets from Evie, after persistent warning, had just fired an Air-to-Air missile at a Russian MiG...

Following that post I then I thought to myself...'well that was bloody clever'...now how the hell do I present what comes next without using graphic layering techniques or special photo rendering software (a cardinal rule I swore to myself never to break since I started doing these).
Well, you'll be surprised just how creative you can get when you're truly faced with a challenge. My personal vow remains intact and hopefully I achieved the right results. This one may well be my best, and most technical work so far! And as for those that start getting palpitations when they dont see a model airport in an update post, well I chucked in a couple of Evie airfield shots right at the end just for you.

The story concludes here:

Alarms and alerts increase in pitch and intensity within the cockpit of the MiG-25. The young pilot never anticipated to be actually fired upon as the air-to-air missile closes in
https://i.imgur.com/PoW2I3D.jpg

The MiG attempts several sharp banks and evasive roll manouveres...but to no avail. Under pressure and facing imminent danger...
https://i.imgur.com/CzMZlw3.jpg

...Deploy Flares...
https://i.imgur.com/CMQ0LQC.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/BmBhaQZ.jpg


...then more flares
https://i.imgur.com/9ZcIM0o.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/z1Iv1IR.jpg
As the missile is not infrared (IR) guided, flares are ineffective

(in-flight missile warning systems should have made this obvious to the pilot...but then I wouldn't have had the pleasure of showing off my flares deployment scenes now would I?...Lets just say this Pilot lacked experience) [Roll eyes]<roll eyes=""></roll>
The semi-active radar guided missile closes in on its target. The Russian Pilot puts the MiG into a full throttle, steep upward climb
https://i.imgur.com/NvjmI5p.jpg


Chaff is immediately deployed as a radar countermeasure
https://i.imgur.com/hI3raAL.jpg


Chaff releases multiple thin pieces of aluminium, metallic cloud clusters to disrupt and distract the missile's radar guidance. But in haste and without waiting to verify the outcome, this Pilot deployed a final Ace up his sleeve
https://i.imgur.com/sVAL3yc.jpg


This MiG was equipped with a recently installed, Active Defence Munitions Protection System. This highly classified system, developed by engineers at Russia's Foundation for Advanced Research ( Фонд перспективных исследований) was still in Beta trials It utilises 'hard kill' interceptor projectiles deployed from pods at the fore and aft of the fuselage to counter both forward and rearward missile attacks with a direct kinetic hit
https://i.imgur.com/60ywIfF.jpg


Multiple projectiles launched make contact and neutralise the approaching threat...it's a direct hit
https://i.imgur.com/tGO7hEw.jpg


The MiG shudders in the wake of the huge initial blast and fireball that follows, as it continues its vertical climb
https://i.imgur.com/oQgKFQY.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/UkGDxJn.jpg


The blast proximity has caused some systems damage but the plane can still fly
https://i.imgur.com/cAVXf8g.jpg


The Russian pilot, realising he was a hair's breath away from carnage, levels off and exits UK airspace at a high rate of knots (and most certainly in need of a pants change) [cheesy grin]<cheesy grin=""></cheesy>
https://i.imgur.com/hSM4evn.jpg


The NATO jets, see him off, slightly astounded with the new Electronic Counter Measures Russian technology just demonstrated
https://i.imgur.com/RW6aV4U.jpg


Satisfied that the threat has been countered and was not returning, the Evie pilots return to base
https://i.imgur.com/NDKtLxj.jpg


The Typhoons touch down at Evie indifferent to the significant political fallout that was surely to follow
https://i.imgur.com/KYaTua1.jpg


For these men, they simply had a job to do...and they did it
https://i.imgur.com/rpICuXx.jpg


Until the next QRA Call....
https://i.imgur.com/DP8rjTz.jpg


...meanwhile...Moscow was already calling London...

Grecog70 11-08-2019 02:12 AM

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...to be continued, I presume...

IkeIbekwem 11-10-2019 03:37 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Grecog70 (Post 2730896)
...to be continued, I presume...

Thanks Grecog70. After producing the major posts like this last one I always aim for a brief pause and maybe a few 'toned down' ones in between. The story however is a continuous one so definitely more action to follow at Evie as there's always something major just around the corner. And those Russians are clearly not very happy after this recent incident :mad:

Fusion Monkey 11-10-2019 04:54 PM

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Are you certain the MiG-25 wasn't just spitting out engine parts when he opened up the throttles instead of deploying an advanced defense system?

:D:D:D

Grecog70 11-10-2019 05:24 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IkeIbekwem (Post 2731298)
Thanks Grecog70. After producing the major posts like this last one I always aim for a brief pause and maybe a few 'toned down' ones in between. The story however is a continuous one so definitely more action to follow at Evie as there's always something major just around the corner. And those Russians are clearly not very happy after this recent incident :mad:


Hi there mate!
As a BIG fan of the aggressors/adversaries "theme" hope to see, sooner or later, a sort of Evie air Base Red Flag. :)

IkeIbekwem 11-11-2019 07:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Fusion Monkey (Post 2731302)
Are you certain the MiG-25 wasn't just spitting out engine parts when he opened up the throttles instead of deploying an advanced defense system?

:D:D:D

Hahaha now that did make me laugh Fusion Monkey. Who knows it just may well have been. Either way he caught a lucky break! ;)
Thanks for the comment

IkeIbekwem 11-11-2019 07:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Grecog70 (Post 2731306)
Hi there mate!
As a BIG fan of the aggressors/adversaries "theme" hope to see, sooner or later, a sort of Evie air Base Red Flag. :)

Wow a Red Flag event would be a massive project. Almost on par with Evie Air Show 2013 when it was the old Evie Air Base (1.0). I have always been considering the next big further down the track. Your simple comment may well have planted the seeds of motivation and provided a long term target to work towards. Planning, design, storyline development, staging, camera shoot and visual effects will be a huge challenge but are most definitely achievable...I think!
Thanks for the 'lightbulb' comment.

Crikey I'd have to build an entirely separate bomb Test and Training range wouldn't I!!!??? Oh no...the brain gears are already churning...:eek:

Fusion Monkey 11-11-2019 07:59 PM

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Needless to say, I find this terribly amusing. Just the right amount of British cheekiness. Keep up the good work!

Grecog70 11-12-2019 02:46 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by IkeIbekwem (Post 2731462)
Wow a Red Flag event would be a massive project. Almost on par with Evie Air Show 2013 when it was the old Evie Air Base (1.0). I have always been considering the next big further down the track. Your simple comment may well have planted the seeds of motivation and provided a long term target to work towards. Planning, design, storyline development, staging, camera shoot and visual effects will be a huge challenge but are most definitely achievable...I think!
Thanks for the 'lightbulb' comment.

Crikey I'd have to build an entirely separate bomb Test and Training range wouldn't I!!!??? Oh no...the brain gears are already churning...:eek:


Can't wait! LOL

IkeIbekwem 11-16-2019 08:10 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Following the recent aerial encounter, pictures have emerged. Media outlets splash these across their pages with troubling headlines that summarise the heightening tensions
https://i.imgur.com/vcIoAL8.jpg


Amateur photographers had captured the actual dogfight as it occured over the UK coastline described by many in the UK as 'Russian recklessness'
https://i.imgur.com/Iuzjq2u.jpg


Video footage of the missile interception and fireball were also released. Threats from Moscow continue with rumours of a number of options being considered including long range, conventional missile strikes against UK
https://i.imgur.com/xMUPG8c.jpg


In fact, one Russian media broadcaster even put forward the dreaded Nuclear option with Evie Air Base featured inset as a possible target
https://i.imgur.com/8rwZph1.jpg


Diplomatic relations could not have been any worse at this point
https://i.imgur.com/ua7JNmp.jpg


Evie Air Base is put on the highest threat level response. No chances were being taken
https://i.imgur.com/kx7yNQo.jpg


To counter suggestions of a retaliatory conventional strike, Surface to Air missile batteries were brought onto the base
https://i.imgur.com/X5XfquM.jpg


Radar detection and guidance systems that were delivered several months ago were also rolled out alongside
https://i.imgur.com/m7mQCc4.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YkgTpXS.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/h42OOyi.jpg


No one believed Putin would be crazy enough to actually order a strike but in today's increasingly unpredictable world nothing was beyond the realms of possibility
https://i.imgur.com/63s7AVA.jpg


This was a precautionary response that was fuelling and being fueled by an already hyped media community.
https://i.imgur.com/AqQlo5H.jpg


Meanwhile, leaked, classified Russian intelligence documents of the rearward firing air-to-air missile tests (with photos) had made their way to NATO HQ.

https://i.imgur.com/ZbEwHtj.jpg

Russian military capabilities and the ever increasing threat was clearly not going away anytime soon.
https://i.imgur.com/5Pk28GQ.jpg

For now Evie remains on High alert

IkeIbekwem 11-28-2019 06:25 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Weeks after the Media fallout from the recent aerial encounter over UK skies, the NATO response was swift and unambiguous
Somewhere out on the Baltic Sea, just north of Estonia in the Gulf of Finland, a US Carrier strike group establishes a military presence through a joint air and sea NATO exercise designated STORMSHIELD.
https://i.imgur.com/IhN6ZaH.jpg


It was a demonstrated show of force right on Russia's doorstep, led by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. 103,300 long tons displacement and over 1000 feet long
https://i.imgur.com/erIIftD.jpg


Over at Evie, F-18s were made ready to join exercise STORMSHIELD
https://i.imgur.com/PxMVfC8.jpg


In flight pairs, they taxi to the runway
https://i.imgur.com/EvtVGe2.jpg


This pair, a VFA 192 "Golden Dragons" out of Naval Air Station Lemoore and a VMFA 232 "Red Devils" of the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California both now permanently based at Evie, prepare for take off
https://i.imgur.com/Kib9LcX.jpg


Accompanied by a range of other participating aircraft
https://i.imgur.com/nphzRbI.jpg


Out at Sea, the Carrier group practice several sea drills
https://i.imgur.com/bZ9jCON.jpg


It's not long before, the F-18s make a grand entrance to the exercise as they 'buzz' the Group from overhead
https://i.imgur.com/WZiC4hS.jpg


This coordinated Naval effort with jets from Evie Air Base was a deliberate show of NATO strength and capability
https://i.imgur.com/3UjBPEf.jpg


After several hours of joint air and sea manoeuvres, one by one they 'call the ball'
https://i.imgur.com/pKcl7jm.jpg


And ride the Carrier's optical landing system glidepath
https://i.imgur.com/N0L8qbj.jpg


Each one reducing altitude and airspeed with small manual stick adjustments to stay on course
https://i.imgur.com/Z5XB08P.jpg


To catch one of the arrestor cables on deck
https://i.imgur.com/xRcxtUK.jpg

In these choppy ocean waters, even the most seasoned pilots had to stay focussed and attentive to put it down on that moving, swaying, sometimes unforgiving target
https://i.imgur.com/nMWkTTt.jpg


Deck crews check aircraft in and immediately direct them to the elevators to be taken below deck
https://i.imgur.com/XrdsHBi.jpg


As the evening sun set, the Group change course, further East, skirting the very edges of Russian territorial waters in a defiant, provocative, almost taunting act
https://i.imgur.com/wIA3Nwm.jpg


If Moscow wasn't paying attention...it certainly was now

Grecog70 11-29-2019 01:23 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Speechless!

IkeIbekwem 12-03-2019 05:37 PM

So was I when I looked over the final images on camera. The results were everything I could've hope for. Thanks Grecog70 for the encouraging comments. I appreciate all of them. More to follow.

Grecog70 12-04-2019 02:18 AM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Those figurines on the flight deck are SO cooool, and, what about the Hornets ready to land?

IkeIbekwem 02-02-2020 05:31 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Hi Guys my last update was before Christmas so it has been a while. Private life has been pretty busy so had to take a break here. Now you all know how I cant resist a real life crossover with Evie stories whenever the opportunity presents. Usually reflecting big global events with a short Evie storyline. This one is current and quite alarming. Hopefully I have presented things respectfully.



Following Operation STORMSHIELD, the Russians rowed back considerably and things have become much quieter with far fewer incursions. However, the prevailing threat at Evie is now of a different kind. As evening sets over the base, a huge influx of emergency services and personnel are gathered on the Eastern stand.
https://i.imgur.com/4cvYcud.jpg


They wait patiently, with only the occasional radio communications chatter from police vehicles breaking the silence
https://i.imgur.com/HbZAuSq.jpg


Special permission had been granted for the Media to film events from a designated location. A large number are positioned on the upper level of the visitors car park
https://i.imgur.com/GdXjyCC.jpg


Suddenly an RAF C-17 on a non-stop from Wuhan, China, the centre of the new Coronavirus outbreak, touches down on runway Two-Eight as part of the NATO assisted, repatriation response effort
https://i.imgur.com/oYLMJkc.jpg


The huge plane makes a slow taxi onto the stand as officials look on. To ease the pressure at RAF Brize Norton, which had seen several repatriation flights, Evie was identified to recieve this new wave of UK citizens being brought home
https://i.imgur.com/lX8kU4D.jpg


St Johns Ambulance Service had been despatched to attend to some of the critical patients on board
https://i.imgur.com/Jd9tFXD.jpg


A Military ambulance from the Base and a private ambulance were also on scene to assist those seriously ill
https://i.imgur.com/TC04leJ.jpg


From the rear cargo doors, a specialised medical personnel unit, in full body Hazmat suits emerge
https://i.imgur.com/p67yBfw.jpg

They stretcher off those already exhibiting symptoms of the illness
https://i.imgur.com/OULhQWF.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/IyjFx3T.jpg


At the front, those not showing signs of the virus but seem unwell are evacuated to the ambulaces and others were led to awaiting coaches for quarantine.
https://i.imgur.com/phRey54.jpg


One has suffered an existing heart condition whilst on the flight and the other had a severe anxiety attack due to the stress. Both receive treatment
https://i.imgur.com/vpl8oy7.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/j8s2Yrw.jpg

A severely ill patient with the most advanced case of the Coronavirus on board is rushed to the nearby helipad
https://i.imgur.com/3E5hNfd.jpg


The victim is loaded onto the waiting RAF Augusta Westland 101 Merlin helicopter
https://i.imgur.com/Jyeg3Uv.jpg


The Merlin takes to the skies on to a special quarantine medical facility whilst other passengers are transported under police escort
https://i.imgur.com/0OGsBBl.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/ojpevAB.jpg

Sirens echo as they depart for Residential Quarantine units set up for a minimum two-week observation period.
https://i.imgur.com/tgyL3yC.jpg


This was a difficult one for me with the global death toll now passing 300 and over 14,000 infections so far. Let's give a thought to all the victims that have already lost their lives to this deadly virus that is increasing at an alarming rate, and we join others in wishing those that are currently ill, and those fighting for their lives, a speedy recovery.

Grecog70 02-03-2020 01:59 AM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
...to be continued...


I wish!

IkeIbekwem 02-03-2020 03:04 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Grecog70 (Post 2744636)
...to be continued...


I wish!

Hahaha yeah so do I Grecog70 but unfortunately this is one of those short one off updates. But rest assured the multi-part stories are still being planned. So much more to come from Evie. Thanks for the comment.

Grecog70 02-03-2020 03:46 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IkeIbekwem (Post 2744720)
Hahaha yeah so do I Grecog70 but unfortunately this is one of those short one off updates. But rest assured the multi-part stories are still being planned. So much more to come from Evie. Thanks for the comment.


Can't wait! :)

lollomz 02-08-2020 10:29 AM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
I am not a fan of military planes but I really appreciate your work!

Lollo

IkeIbekwem 04-01-2020 06:36 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lollomz (Post 2745376)
I am not a fan of military planes but I really appreciate your work!

Lollo

Thanks for the comment Lollomz. Very much appreciated and glad I'm able to get you to enjoy something different.

IkeIbekwem 04-01-2020 06:36 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
Firstly I must express condolences to all that have fallen victims and lost their lives to this new global killer pandemic and I pray for those hostpitalised and taken ill.

Fortunately my familiy and I are okay for now. But who knows. These are scary times. Since we've been on lockdown for some days now, I thought this would provide me more time for Evie updates but I couldnt be more wrong. I'm now working from home all hours! Work mail traffic has
increased and with work calls going on till very late. My evenings are no longer mine.

I however had to drag myself away and do some short updates so here we are.

With the world gripped in panic and fear of the deadly Covid-19, those on the frontline bravely carry on to support others unable to help themselves. Over at Evie, huge MACK and MAN Diesel military trucks pull into Evie Air Base on a support mission of huge proportions.
https://i.imgur.com/F3Trkbl.jpg


In the skies above a Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota BK117 Army medical helicopter flies in with very important cargo onboard
https://i.imgur.com/rF16g4e.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/H2UoVts.jpg

The chopper is cleared to land
https://i.imgur.com/79MfHIb.jpg

A contingent of medical and military personnel disembark
https://i.imgur.com/liajnL7.jpg

The UK's Chief Medical Research Scientist and his female deputy flanked by military police with special thermal cooled, secure carry cases.
https://i.imgur.com/ZMPZs2b.jpg


Within the cases were rumoured to be newly developed possible Covid-19 vaccines developed at Manchester University Clinical Research Lab for onward transmission to the UK Medical Research Centre Clinical Trials Unit via Evie for further development and next phase testing
https://i.imgur.com/ntVBThO.jpg

The contingent are welcomed at the base by senior officials...No handshakes!
https://i.imgur.com/aC321Kx.jpg

They make their way over to two waiting Jaguar XF Saloons with full police outrider escorts
https://i.imgur.com/ZEbSeor.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hGOGFkx.jpg

The scientists enter the lead vehicle
https://i.imgur.com/ifx8UPJ.jpg

The vaccine samples are carefully loaded into the rear car
https://i.imgur.com/5ZO1nJx.jpg

With full sirens blaring the vehicles depart the base at high speed
https://i.imgur.com/xROwMOI.jpg

With what may just be the much needed potential hope for mankind
https://i.imgur.com/H9tkTgq.jpg


This is my hope anyway...Please stay safe people

More to follow soon.

Grecog70 04-02-2020 02:06 AM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
We all do hope that ASAP in the base will be celebrated the end of this nightmare...
best wishes to you ALL, take care and of course tks 4 sharing!

IkeIbekwem 04-03-2020 06:06 PM

Re: Evie Air Base- The Makeover
 
I decided to get this follow up part out early as I'm really not enjoying this storyline considering how close to reality things are at present. This will be the last Covid related update for a while. Time to pause and reflect on life and the future.


At Evie a massive support operation of huge rigs are lined up on the tarmac as crews prepare the vehicles
https://i.imgur.com/1vgAhmG.jpg

A consignment of various medical supplies, beds, heart monitors, defibrillators, masks, other personal protection equipment were being offloaded from two recently landed C-17 transports
https://i.imgur.com/7JoGBJ3.jpg



The consignment is bound for the recently converted Excel conference centre, now re-named NHS Nightingale, a new 4000 bed critical care field hospital in East London
https://i.imgur.com/NFl3aiU.jpg

The NHS Nightingale field hospital, built by soldiers, construction workers and volunteers now stands as the largest critical care hospital in the world
https://i.imgur.com/cQPfSPR.jpg

This first cargo batch also included container loads of newly developed ventilators built by a UK consortium of firms including Dyson and McLaren Formula 1
https://i.imgur.com/rvrzm8Z.jpg




A special purpose-built sterile, portable lab to be used for Covid-19 testing and screening designed by Elon Musk's SpaceX was also being transported
https://i.imgur.com/l1nLlCa.jpg


This all formed part of the 397 million pieces of medical supplies and equipment distributed by the UK government across the country
https://i.imgur.com/nNJxpFt.jpg


NHS Nightingale was launched by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales earlier this morning and this consignment is being delivered today to provide the vital medical equipment and supplies in readiness for the increased infection rates across the UK
https://i.imgur.com/UusLWfY.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/5DGbYoD.jpg


Evie Air Base is to serve as the main medical supply distribution hub supporting the national Covid-19 response effort
https://i.imgur.com/Zhish6R.jpg


Vehicles are loaded and are soon start up to depart the base in a huge military convoy headed for the new Hospital
https://i.imgur.com/01rWPix.jpg


This was just the first of several transportation waves and this operation will continue throughout the weekend and coming week
https://i.imgur.com/EEB10HP.jpg

As the trucks rolled out the men and women of Evie involved in this operation felt part of something historic
https://i.imgur.com/dquqCDM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FhLdGaF.jpg

We call them heroes, but they say they're just playing their part
https://i.imgur.com/L8PETtB.jpg


Here's wishing all those brave personnel on the frontline virus response and medical treatment centres all the very best

This nightmare shall end and we will prevail together.

ttakata73 05-29-2020 11:23 AM

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This is my favorite diorama thread ever! I like 1/200 military far more than my 1/400 commercial airliners. You might want to look up Tomytec Car Collection; I think they are the best N scale cars.


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