Repaints GM Buses Fleetline/Atlantean Pack

Jun 28, 2018
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I grew up in Manchester and have fond memoeries of GM Buses, so I have to admit that Calderline isn't an area I have any knowledge of really, but it had been on my hitlist for a later pack, along with North Birmingham Busways and First Pennine.

It needs a couple of tweaks around the engine bay, a slightly deeper yellow and filling in around the light cluster (which is a pain to do!), but I knocked this up in about 45 mins... How does that do you? ;)

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Jun 28, 2018
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Just out of curiosity how many routes will this have? (Sorry for going off topic)
Thanks so much for your interest! :D

So, I know that this might seem like a huge project (which it is, especially for someone who doesn't even know how to do custom junctions, objects aligned to splines and water), but this is the current plan for BoC. At the moment, I've got the north-eastern outskirts of Testrington, up to the town limits of Brenhew. So to answer your question, it's probably going to be more than 5 (I also plan on doing full-coastal routes, e.g. Pondlestead > Sawsand and Calborough > Chumford > Cassbridge > Charleigh, and also a connection from Cringeworth to Calborough) and also maybe 1 or 2 in Pondlestead (perhaps). So that's probably 9-10 routes. (This is subject to change though, so no promises!)

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As a small bonus, here are a few in-game shots. :)

Here's a shot of the Masterdeck in @Ash992478's lovely Brighton Coaster repaint, eastbound, currently in Woustley Woods between Testrington and Quenleigh. (I got this weather by first having it foggy, hitting P for pause, changing the weather to <Best Weather>, making the the skybox change but the fog remain as it was still paused.)

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Ghost sighting in Woustley Woods, just a round that bend behind the Masterdeck (just outside Testrington).
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Renown in the foggy woods between Quenleigh and Sinley...
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♫ Into the Woods where nothing's clear... ♫
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♫ ... where Trees and Parks and Renowns appear! ♫
(Pickle Pond Park)
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Also, the route will be operated mainly by First. If I ever find out how to do Chrono events, it might switch to Stagecoach around 2013. (HUGE maybe)
Eventually, I'll update this post with a few more shots of the map. ;)

Hope this helps, and thanks again! :)
 

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FirstBro

First Yorkshire's Managing Director
Sep 6, 2016
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Thanks so much for your interest! :D

So, I know that this might seem like a huge project (which it is, especially for someone who doesn't even know how to do custom junctions, objects aligned to splines and water), but this is the current plan for BoC. At the moment, I've got the north-eastern outskirts of Testrington, up to the town limits of Brenhew. So to answer your question, it's probably going to be more than 5 (I also plan on doing full-coastal routes, e.g. Pondlestead > Sawsand and Calborough > Chumford > Cassbridge > Charleigh, and also a connection from Cringeworth to Calborough) and also maybe 1 or 2 in Pondlestead (perhaps). So that's probably 9-10 routes. (This is subject to change though, so no promises!)

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As a small bonus, here are a few in-game shots. :)

Here's a shot of the Masterdeck in @Ash992478's lovely Brighton Coaster repaint, eastbound, currently in Woustley Woods between Testrington and Quenleigh. (I got this weather by first having it foggy, hitting P for pause, changing the weather to <Best Weather>, making the the skybox change but the fog remain as it was still paused.)

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Ghost sighting in Woustley Woods, just a round that bend behind the Masterdeck (just outside Testrington).
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Renown in the foggy woods between Quenleigh and Sinley...
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♫ Into the Woods where nothing's clear... ♫
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♫ ... where Trees and Parks and Renowns appear! ♫
(Pickle Pond Park)
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Also, the route will be operated mainly by First. If I ever find out how to do Chrono events, it might switch to Stagecoach around 2013. (HUGE maybe)
Eventually, I'll update this post with a few more shots of the map. ;)

Hope this helps, and thanks again! :)
Not bad at all, looking forward to seeing how well it turns out when done.
 

Hullian111

bruh momentum
Aug 5, 2017
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Hate to be so extremely pedantic, but just so you know, the FirstBus logo and regional bold straplines do not have dotted 'i's for some unknown reason. Just erase the 'i' dot in the text, and that should sort it. Might be easy to miss if you're scratch-making your own logos. See below for an example:

 

typojinx

Mr GM Buses
Apr 4, 2017
46
Hate to be so extremely pedantic, but just so you know, the FirstBus logo and regional bold straplines do not have dotted 'i's for some unknown reason. Just erase the 'i' dot in the text, and that should sort it. Might be easy to miss if you're scratch-making your own logos. See below for an example:

I hadn't spotted that until you pointed it out!

I initially took the logo from the First Group branding guidelines, but must have recreated it for some reason... thankfully there aren't that many First repaints to fix 😆!

Also, nice job picking one of the Atlanteans that had suffered front end damage and ended up with the front of a Scania N113!
 
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MarkHodgkinson

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Oct 30, 2016
156
Awesome repaints!! ….much better than the ones I did a few years ago but never finished.

Just one small point - it looks like you have recreated the text part of the First logo using Arial font which isn’t correct.

It should be like this (notice the different shape of the 'r'):
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Hope you don't mind the pointer.
 

typojinx

Mr GM Buses
Apr 4, 2017
46
Awesome repaints!! ….much better than the ones I did a few years ago but never finished.

Just one small point - it looks like you have recreated the text part of the First logo using Arial font which isn’t correct.

It should be like this (notice the different shape of the 'r'):
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Hope you don't mind the pointer.
Thanks Mark - I don't know about them being better than yours from a while ago, but I can say yours were one of the reasons I started this journey when you said they weren't released!

Also, I don't mind at all, hadn't noticed the shorter 'r' either until you mentioned it - That'll teach me to go reading the brand guidelines that stipulates fonts and sizes for reproduction 🤣

Even though it's all based on the Fleetline with the wrong bodywork, I'd still prefer as much as possible to be right, if you know what I mean?
 

MarkHodgkinson

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Oct 30, 2016
156
I haven't fixed the First logos (again) yet, but I really need to stop Googling for period adverts, or this pack is never going to be finished..!
Great work - the period adverts are the icing on the cake!

Here's a GM Buses repaint I started in 2016 (but never finished) with a GM Buses advert:
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typojinx

Mr GM Buses
Apr 4, 2017
46
Great work - the period adverts are the icing on the cake!

Here's a GM Buses repaint I started in 2016 (but never finished) with a GM Buses advert:
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Told you your repaints were what inspired me to do this, shame it was never released.

Interested to know whether you found a decent photo of the Queens Road depot sticker, or recreated it - I'm finding getting hold of decent depot sticker photos hard work and I'm nowhere near good enough at drawing with a mouse to recreate them unfortunately.

As for adverts, the other thing that seems to be hard work to find at the moment, is finding photos of adverts on the nearside or internal ceiling ads. The vast majority of photos I come across, are taken from the offside and I've no shortage of reference material for those... Currently got over 500 tabs open in Chrome!
 

typojinx

Mr GM Buses
Apr 4, 2017
46
Just a few things left to sort, some advert variety, change/redo stair bulkhead posters and the readme and then it'll be done...

But first, I thought I'd introduce a bit of variety between the Fleetline and Atlantean, as GM Buses inherited a healthy fleet of both types with the GM Standard body from Greater Manchester Transport.

One difference between the Fleetline and certainly later GM Standard Atlanteans, was the rear light cluster, so I've been looking at changing this on different repaints, to alternate between the original and later cluster types on refurb/non-refurb etc...


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And here's Atlantean and Fleetline clusters in game side by side :)
The later clusters were all originally rectangular, so there's not much I can do about the curved edges as that's part of the mesh...

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Atlantean Day/Night and then the standard Fleetline cluster

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Keen to know what you think!
 
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