Morning, all! I have a present for the skin makers in the FC community.
Presenting, my own humble attempt at a 4K resolution S.E.5a template for Flying Circus, made using the old RoF 2K template:
Features of this template are:
Re-textured Wooden, Fabric & Metal Surfaces:
Everything from the Struts to the Linen has been completely re-textured and brought up to 4K standard! In total, re-textured surfaces include the fuselage, wings, wooden struts, metal cowling, wheels, and propeller.
Complete Re-Weathering of Wings & Fuselage:
This template was designed to give the look that your machine has been to war. The linen is faded, the undercarriage is caked in dirt, the nose cowling has scratches and blemishes, and the entire aircraft is coated in a healthy layer of French dust - all giving the appearance of a Warbird, rather than a Showbird!
Textures Added to New 3D Model Parts:
Thanks to 1C's efforts, the Flying Circus 3D models are more detailed, with some extra parts that weren't present in RoF, such as the bolts on the Prop Hub. Of course, the old RoF template didn't have any textures for these new 3D additions. So, after some searching, I found the corresponding positions on the 2D layout and created some new textures to fit over the new 3D model parts.
Reworked Alpha Channel:
The Alpha Channel (which determines the 'shine' of the aircraft) has been modified in order to have a more realistic shine to the aircraft. No more reflective linen! Different surfaces will also now react differently to the light - for example, metal cowling will have a slightly brighter shine than linen.
PC10 & PC12 Base Layers, Standard or Handpainted Roundels
Included in this template are two 'Base' layers - one in standard RFC PC10 (Green), and one in PC12 (Brown). There are also two options for roundels - the standard British roundels or a set made to look 'Handpainted'.
PC10 (& Standard Roundels):
PC12 (& Painted Roundels):
One Final Note:
This template isn't perfect - some old RoF textures still remain here and there, but it should provide as a good tool for the skin makers to wait the time out with until 1C's official SE5a template makes an appearance. However:
At the moment, this skin only works with ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. Sorry, Gimp users! Hopefully somebody knows a clever way of converting the .Psd file.
The template can be downloaded HERE:
Now, get out there and make some SE5a Skins!!
Ver. 1, 13/06/2019.
-Initial Template Released.
Ver. 1b, 13/06/2019.
-Reduced weathering on wheel covers.