The aircraft engine sound ,fighter and bomber,artillery shelling and other bomb sounds were played through large speakers,it sonded pretty good Artillery explosions were created by a thunderflash pyro on top of a buried coke can and sand on top,set f by timed remte detonation
Sound effects add a lot as does effective pyro. To create safe but impressive theatrical artillery impacts I pull a trick straight from Hollywood. I take the large fourth of July mortar shells and place them in the bottom of empty sanitary wipe tubes. (I don't throw them out and repurpose them). With the mortar shell in the bottom of the plastic tube I pour in dry concrete mixed with chunks of beauty bark or small pinecones. The fuse is routed up through the top with the cap closed. I bury these so only the disinfectant tube cap at the surface. These can either be lit by staff or electrically controlled by my blast box (I have a dozen switches). I also have a friend who has a system that remotely ignites the fuses using infrared but we found in bright daylight this frequently fails. The initial pop spreads the concrete dust (and warns players nearby) then the big boom spreads the dust very convincingly. You want anyone especially close by to wear ear protection and you really don't want to be breathing in the dust but visually and auditorially they are quite convincing. For a Willy Pete effect use white TALC powder. Also avoid breathing it in! When you see Hollywood explosions it's often what they do.
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2020 21:05:29 GMT -5 by 2nd Bat
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stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5
setho: Looking for games in or near Vermont
Jun 10, 2020 16:34:26 GMT -5
ajman: I don't think there's gonna be anything in northern New England anytime soon, and as far as I know there hasn't been in a while, but if you're willing to drive to Connecticut there's usually some decent sized battles a couple times a year.
Jun 11, 2020 20:21:22 GMT -5
tootall2: Looking for any fellow ww2aa guys around the Evansville area.
Jul 3, 2020 11:46:06 GMT -5
boz: Happy 4th all, despite pandemic! I'm looking for a boneyard S&T Springfield M1903A3 for a beta test on retro conversion to A1 or Mark 1 (WW1) configuration. Pop me a message if you've a broken S&T (or G&G, or Apple Soft) M1903 you wish to unload.
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