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TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« on: February 20, 2011, 10:56:03 PM »
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 11:42:12 PM »
Scenes:

1. A KLM Airplane taking off
2. Helicopter flying over Alaska from Season 12
3. Snow-capped mountain (from this season)
4. Bridge (perhaps Niteroi-Rio bridge?)
5. Chinese temple
6. Potala Palace in Tibet
7. Japanese Skyscrapers (from this season)
8. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
9. Sydney Opera, Sydney, Australia
10. The mystery medieval building who is still unsolved since Season 14 (I guess?)
11. Parthenon in Greece
12. Sunset in XXXXX
13. Big Ben, London, England
14. Chinese Junk. Folded Brocade Mountains (?) at the Background.
15. Turtle in Manly Oceanworld
16. Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17. Shanghai's Zhujiajiao River System from Season 16
18. Boat with many birds flying (perhaps from an Arab country / India?)
19. Man with a coiffure playing with a drum (new one?)
20. Indian Old Man or a Guru
21. Beach Coastline (from Hawaii or Sydney)
22. The famous Beach Coastline from Season 1 Intro
23. Roman Coliseum
24. Snow capped mountains (maybe from Season 17?)
25. Kangaroo
26. Asian man in a bicycle (perhaps from China?)
27. The green fields from Season 14 Intro
28. Japanese Skyscrapers from Season 14 Intro
29. Arab country. People in a street (perhaps from India?)
30. Sacre Coeur in France
31. The Lighthouse
32. Chinese Tower (maybe from this season? The pavilion/pitstop in Lijiang?)
33. Machu Picchu
34. A Buffalo/Cow/Tamaraw
35. A Chinese Red Drum
36. Girl in Hat with Sunflower decorations
37. Cloth Flags
38. Incense Sticks
39. Shark from Leg 1
40. Old Cannon
41. Mount Tokyo :lol: Fuji?

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 12:01:16 AM »
I've weeded out most of the obvious or old ones (although I think the fort cannons may be old). The Tokyo building we know from previous efforts: it's the Don Quixote dept. store. There are shots of India, a drum from Lijiang, and some Carnivale-looking shots. I'm not sure about the Potala ID. The helo livery is Zermatt Air.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 12:01:40 AM »
Well, the shot of the camera pulling back alongside a GCI jet that's been used since season one has been retired, apparently.

And I'm under the impression that almost all of the locations shots seem to be new from this season, including the Sydney Opera House, and some of the other world landmarks.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 12:03:50 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 12:04:29 AM »
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 12:24:03 AM »
I've weeded out most of the obvious or old ones (although I think the fort cannons may be old). The Tokyo building we know from previous efforts: it's the Don Quixote dept. store. There are shots of India, a drum from Lijiang, and some Carnivale-looking shots. I'm not sure about the Potala ID. The helo livery is Zermatt Air.

pic3 is Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway in Kunming.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 12:26:22 AM »
Part 2
Pic 10,12,16 is in Lijiang.pic12 is the pitstop in Lijiang,Wangu  pavilion.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 01:23:39 AM »
Ramnagar Fort museum, Varanasi, India

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 01:31:35 AM »
That bridge could be the Niteroi/RioCentro bridge. It could be a bridge in Japan...depends on which side they are driving. It is so small I cant tell.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 01:33:00 AM »
drum on Lion Hill in Lijiang

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 01:33:16 AM »
I thought it was the Potala Palace, but checking back I think it's not. :(

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 01:58:16 AM »
The Niteroi bridge looks good; here's the GE view (looking west).

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 02:00:21 AM »
Hohensalzburg castle, Salzburg, Austria

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 02:11:09 AM »
Lijiang canal house (opposite view from bridge)

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2011, 04:30:32 AM »
I don't know if I am repeating anything, but the first snow cap mountain scene was indeed from Zermatt. (See the mountain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gornergrat03.jpg)

And regarding the helicopter, it is NOT from Season 12. :(

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011, 06:22:50 AM »
Thank you slowhatch, cocoa, DrRox, the schnauzers, weihen, and TARJunkie!! :hearts:

I have a full set to embed later on today!!

I think these are the nicest ones we have had since Bill Pruitt left...puzzling these out used to be our MOST favorite thing...this was a step in the right direction!!
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2011, 06:22:54 PM »
I really like this new intro, as most of the images directly refer to places in this season. The animals are especially awesome.
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2011, 06:50:50 PM »
Yeah, I love that turtle. :)

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2011, 06:54:15 PM »
I really like this new intro, as most of the images directly refer to places in this season. The animals are especially awesome.

I thought that was a nice touch too.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2011, 10:28:36 PM »
Peach, I've been hearing about Bill Pruitt from you since yesterday. Who is he? Your boyfriend? :lol:

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2011, 10:41:31 PM »
Bill Pruitt is one of our most favorite ever TAR producers. He left us after Season 13 for new adventures.
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The Intro Caps used to be one of the highlights of the year for us. They were chockablock full of micro second clues to each current season...we would pore over them for days and weeks...it was one of the most clever things ever and we loved and appreciated it.

So when Bill moved on...the Intro Caps became a generic rehash.... the magic was gone.

And we finally figured out that these had been Bill's baby and a true labor of love for him as well.

He is sorely missed. 

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2011, 10:42:12 PM »
I can get a little more detail out of the sunset cap, but I'm not a photoshop expert.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2011, 10:51:42 PM »
I really like the new type of font for it (they colored it) looks nice everyone!
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2011, 11:13:14 PM »
I can get a little more detail out of the sunset cap, but I'm not a photoshop expert.

Thanks slowhatch!! I was trying to find that as well. Could it be in Liechtenstein??
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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2011, 11:19:37 PM »
May I suggest China, or Japan? I think there are mountains in the background and the concentration of multi-storied buildings with similar architecture and equal heights, make me think China may be more likely
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2011, 11:33:14 PM »
Great idea!
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2011, 12:38:04 PM »
Phil mentioned a spiritual ritual in Japan as a task. Any correlation with this?

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2011, 12:52:36 PM »
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=24761.0;attach=171065;image

I would think this screencap came from the Kolkata leg. It appears to me to be taken on one of the distributaries in the Ganges/Bhramaputra delta. Although Varanasi is also on the Ganges, from looking at pics of the Ganges at Varanasi....there appears to be higher topography near the river. The topography in this screencap is just so flat, it appears to be much closer to the Indian Ocean than Varanasi. Plus all those seagulls in the pic, mean ocean is close to me. I wouldnt think there would be seagulls at Varanasi. Since Peach has been there, maybe she can fill us in on that aspect.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2011, 01:56:01 PM »
I remember birds.... vultures in particular. :ascared

I have a complete HD set of the caps but can't do them right now. Will do my best to get them up later.

re the incense...we know the spiritual ritual involves freezing water.

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Kanchu Misogi is a traditional midwinter festival of purification that is still practiced in Japan today. The event includes a ritual called mizugori, where participants are poured with ice cold water for purification and good fortune

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I found this gem, lol:



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« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2011, 01:58:13 PM »
Jeepers! This must be what does Mel and Mike in!
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« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2011, 02:15:03 PM »
There are many icy water ritual vids out there, this is just one. But something like maybe?

I loved and was awed by Varanasi when I was there. There are also loads of these vids, but this one has lots of boats for comparison. I think the boat style is very similar. And there are also a lot of Flickr+Varanasi seagull pics, so quite possible. The only boating I did was on the Ganges, not so far to an estuary, so I don't know for sure. I will look thru my slides one of these days!


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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2011, 07:39:24 PM »
For #9 I'll put my chips on the Rio-Niteroi area. The colonial houses in the background are similar to those found in the area, there's carnival-type activity (you can see people dancing in the background a few frames later) and, although it's rather skimpy evidence, the streamers match the colors of the Niteroi flag.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2011, 08:18:58 PM »
The people in that cap certainly look more Brasilian than South Asian.....especially the two to the left of the guy with the tamborine......and lots of cowboy hats in Brasil.......they have lots of rodeos too.

This could be a pre Christmas festival.......Carnaval is just now going on.....so wouldnt think it would be one of those, unless production got one of the Samba Schools to rig up a scene......like the gypsys in Romania.

I am not saying it is not in Niteroi........I was just adding some more explanation. I will go searching Samba Schools and see what colors I can match.
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« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2011, 08:35:39 PM »
I like it, good thought!
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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2011, 08:43:11 PM »
Let's not forget TAR has a history of using the (a?) samba club to set something up in Rio for the Race. (TAR 2).
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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2011, 10:09:20 PM »
Just a note for everyone....Samba Schools are not schools......the are private social clubs similiar to country clubs in the US. They hold dances on certain nights of the week for their members. From late Nov/Dec to Feb/March, whenever Carnaval is, they are usually open to the public. Carnaval is the Spanish/Portugues equilivent to French Mardi Gras......the pre-Lenten festival.

The main colors on the costumes in that screencap, to me, are red and yellow/gold. The main Niteroi Samba School, Unidos do Viradouro. Its address is: Avenue of the Contour, l6 - Barreto – Niterói. The schools colors are blue and rose.

There are many schools......the top 12 get to dance in the Sambadrome every year. None of the top 12 this year use red and yellow/gold. The schools that dance in the Sambadrome might have between 3,000 and 5,000 dancers. They do sell spots to tourists that want to come down and dance with them.

I suspect that they were going to use Mangueira in TAR2. It is probably the most famous for tourists. Mangueria is open to tourists year round. I think the word got out and a huge crowd was expected, so Production switched to a smaller, less well known school.
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« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2011, 12:10:10 AM »
DrRox, my recollection is that WRP set up a "fake" samba club location in TAR 2 to replace the original location that was going to be used. I do remember that the taxi drivers had trouble finding the address, and IIRC the Racers that season later confirmed the last minute switch.

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« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2011, 03:14:14 PM »
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=24761.0;attach=171065;image

I would think this screencap came from the Kolkata leg. It appears to me to be taken on one of the distributaries in the Ganges/Bhramaputra delta. Although Varanasi is also on the Ganges, from looking at pics of the Ganges at Varanasi....there appears to be higher topography near the river. The topography in this screencap is just so flat, it appears to be much closer to the Indian Ocean than Varanasi. Plus all those seagulls in the pic, mean ocean is close to me. I wouldnt think there would be seagulls at Varanasi. Since Peach has been there, maybe she can fill us in on that aspect.

Dr. Rox,

I have been to Varanasi and Kolkata (back when they were Benares and Calcutta), but I remember Varanasi as fairly flat at the level above the Ganges River. the altitude of Varanasi is listed as 80.71 meters (250 feet) and the Ganges has another 600 km to go before reaching Kokata and near sea level.

However, I expect as you do that the photo in question is somewhere in the greater Kolkata area.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2011, 03:42:30 PM »
Well number 3 is the Golden Horse & Jade Rooster archway we know they visit in Kunming.

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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2011, 02:45:14 AM »

Dr. Rox,

I have been to Varanasi and Kolkata (back when they were Benares and Calcutta), but I remember Varanasi as fairly flat at the level above the Ganges River. the altitude of Varanasi is listed as 80.71 meters (250 feet) and the Ganges has another 600 km to go before reaching Kokata and near sea level.

However, I expect as you do that the photo in question is somewhere in the greater Kolkata area.

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I have never been to Benares/Varanasi. I spent the better part of a summer crossing Southwest and South Asia. As far as the sub-continent, I got on trains (40 years ago this summer) at Landi Kotal in the Kyber Pass in Pakistan and stayed on them on my trip.  Except for buses from Lahore, Pk to Amritsar, India with a stop to watch the nightly show at the Wagha Crossing. From there I went to Delhi, Agra, Bombay, Goa, back to Bombay across the Deccan Plateau to Raipur to Calcutta. I had planned to go to Dimapur, Assam but by the time I got to Calcutta, I was pretty sick. I had aquired some naughty little parasites. I had planned to go to Assam to go to Kohima and Imphal then to Myitkyina, Lashio and Rangoon in Burma. I didnt get to see much in Calcutta. I spent about 3 days in hospital in Calcutta to get well enough to fly and then flew home to Cairo for another week in hospital.

Where the Ganges falls out of the Himalayas and transitions from a braided river to a meandering river, the elevation is about 330m (approx 1000 ft.) It travels a long way to drop that 1000 feet. That North India-Ganges plain is a synclinal fold at the base of the Himalayas and has a pretty constant gradient.
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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2011, 06:12:40 AM »
For me, this one is very similar to Akihabara, Tokyo (Japan). Akihabara is a major shopping area for electronic, computer, anime goods.



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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2011, 08:38:05 AM »
Scenes:

10. The mystery medieval building who is still unsolved since Season 14 (I guess?)

Couldn't this be Threave castle in Scotland?
Notice the small circular building in the back.
The first picture is from the intro and the second is of Threave castle.




Maybe someone more adept with google earth could make a comparison?
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2011, 08:51:19 AM »
Couldn't this be Threave castle in Scotland?
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Maybe someone more adept with google earth could make a comparison?

Google maps does not have any good aerial images for this area. But form the pictures I can find I would be 90% certain that we have a match.

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« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2011, 09:00:51 AM »
 :winner Nice work! We've been looking for that for ages. Now, about that Taiko drum... :lol:

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« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2011, 09:06:51 AM »
YES!!! I think 4 seasons if not more??!! :jumpy:

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2011, 09:23:37 AM »
Nice job Kikisak! I gave up looking for that ages ago. :lol:

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2011, 10:05:38 AM »
Well, well.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2011, 10:34:28 AM »
I don't think that there will be task about the drum on lion hill.Lijiang.The pitstop of Lijiang leg is also located on Lion hill... and we know the last task before pitstop was on Sifang street ,so the drum was probably just shooted for intro.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2011, 04:45:12 PM »
now, am I the only one who thinks we get new racer caps each week? seeing that all of them are from Ep1?

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2011, 06:00:47 PM »
now, am I the only one who thinks we get new racer caps each week? seeing that all of them are from Ep1?

I tend to think that there will be new team intros as well.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2011, 06:37:41 PM »
Has anyone else noticed how the title card seems much more detailed this year? I suspect its a benefit of now being in HD rather than a refreshing, but wither way, the globe is much more detailed than it has been in the intros since season 13.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2011, 01:50:50 AM »
The black bar is fading as it approaches the side of the screens.
The BankGothic MD font has now been added with a tint of black.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2011, 11:24:05 AM »
That mountain? Yeah sure it looks familiar. It's right outside my window here.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2011, 11:50:58 AM »
We love you Neobie!
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2011, 08:24:29 PM »
Scenes:

10. The mystery medieval building who is still unsolved since Season 14 (I guess?)

Couldn't this be Threave castle in Scotland?
Notice the small circular building in the back.
The first picture is from the intro and the second is of Threave castle.




Maybe someone more adept with google earth could make a comparison?


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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2011, 07:50:32 PM »
Looks like theschnauzers was right: for a few frames during the last episode you could see the sunset (sunrise?) cap, presented by the editors as Kunming, from a slightly different angle.

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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2011, 07:56:56 PM »
I have these!! Will do them tonight, sorry for the delay. RL overdrive, lol.

YAY for Kunming!!
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2011, 11:23:22 AM »
New Intro video:




I am going to wait for a new HD copy to do the caps, perhaps early next week.
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2011, 06:03:00 PM »
Are we ever going to get some caps from this Intro?  LOL         Promises, promises
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Re: TAR 18 INTRO caps!!
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2011, 06:26:18 PM »
I did them...I know I did them...omg!!
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