Hey, everyone, I'm looking forward to releasing a massive update on my packs soon. There are just a few more models that I want get back in the packs, mainly the S-97. But that's not what I'm here for today. Last night I was talking to Cloneguy and Proto while talking we were joking around about our original models. Then this morning I was talking to also longtime community member THCobra about the old days. For those who have joined this community in the last two years, you've have gotten to see many beautiful models built with Manus's Toolbox. Without the Toolbox Vini's gorgeous new P-51 would have been nearly impossible to make, all of the shapes would have to be created by hand. The program that most of used before the Toolbox was called Techne, a program that was plagued by bugs. Now I'm not saying that we didn't have good models back then, it was that they were more simplified compared to toady's models. When I always see a picture of an old model from the 1.2.5 or 1.4.7 days, it reminds me of a much simpler time.
My second F-14 that I created back in the Techne days.
With that said I'm happy to announce that I'm going back to my old and original models and putting them back into the game. Now yes that means that they well look blocky, have weird sizes, have no HD Textures, and have small wheels. If you don't like the idea having these types of models in your game that's fine, but at the same time it would be a great peak into this great community's earlier years. Obviously, some of my old Techne models well have to be fixed up, and I'll add shapes where I originally intended to (I originally had no idea how to use them).
My next announcement is that I'm going to release Stan's old models. A few months ago I was talking to Stan (one of the original modelers), and he sent me all of the past work he did. I have the models that he did release and never got around to finish or release. We planned to get them up and running again for a new release. But I became very busy, and the project fell apart. But I'm now going to go back and get it up and running. I also plan to release alongside with my variants of Stan's Blackhawk.
A few models built by Stan back in the 1.2.5 days.
While I'm putting this stuff together, I also want to send out a request to my fellow modelers that have also been around for awhile. If you still have models that you had released back in the 1.2.5 or 1.4.7 days, I encourage you also to release them again. Also, I would like you guys to send me old models from modelers that are long gone to me. Those models would be released as one pack alongside credit to the original builders.
For those still reading this, I want to say thank you. The past can be fun to peer into from time to time. With this project, my main goal is to preserve and share earlier days of the Flan's mod. This also meant to be a nod to all the community and how far we have come. I hope that those who of us who have been around for awhile can look forward to seeing some old friends in the game again. That said I also hope that those who have recently joined this community can also look forward to seeing our earlier work. I also hope that you can understand that "god" level models were out the question at the time and be respectful towards the simplicity of the models. Again I thank you all for giving your support to me and my other fellow modelers over the years.