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  1. Looking forward to this one. Huge fan of the Razorback P-51B/C. But don't forget to lose the D whistle, as the Razorbacks didn't/don't whistle like the D/K bubbletops.
  2. Thanks chaps. Hope to have some more up soon.
  3. "The Long Way Home" P-51D "Mary Mac" of the 325th Fighter Group heads back over the Alps to Italy after an escort mission.
  4. Its annoying but I have found that if you hit the "Refresh Scene" button in the model viewer it removes the bug, then find your skin and load it and it shows okay. You may have to repeat the process a few times for it to work. In the sim I normally have a P-51D loaded in the hangar when it starts. If I see it then I just exit the sim and restart it. Its a pain but it can be got rid of.
  5. Having a crack at the 325th Fighter Group for a while now. Here's the first two: "Belligerent Bets" https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3804-belligerent-bets-325thfg-319thfs/ ...and "Mary Mac" https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3805-mary-mac-325thfg-318thfs/
  6. "Mary Mac" flown by Lt Gordon McDaniel of the 325th Fighter Groups 318th Fighter Squadron. https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3805-mary-mac-325thfg-318thfs/ This Mustang was flown by Lt Gordon McDaniel of the 325th Fighter Group 318th Fighter Squadron. It is depicted as it appeared after March 14th 1945, the day Lt McDaniel became an "Ace in a day" following a ferociousd dogfight over Hungary during which he shot dow FIVE Fw190's. He survived the war with a total of 6 aerial victories. You can learn more about Gordon McDaniel here: https://
  7. "Belligerent Bets", 325th Fighter Group, 319th Fighter Squadron, flown by Lt Col E.H. Beverly. I have always liked the 325th "Checkertail Clan" schemes, but have been summoning up the courage to attempt the full checkerboard tail. I am reasonably satisfied with the result but will be trying to modify its layout as it does not meet correctly under the fuselage, but it still looks neat enough to use at the moment. My thanks to MysticPuma for his help in researching this aircraft, supplying a couple of cracking photos which cleared some detail points up very ni
  8. "Bunnie / Miss Kentucky State" This Mustang was flown by 1st Lt Roscoe Brown of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. Brown had two aerial victories, an Me262 on the 24th March 1945 and a Bf109 one week later. The name "Bunnie" refered to Browns baby daughter who was born while he was serving in Italy. https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3802-bunnie-miss-kentucky-state-332ndfg-100thfs/
  9. It took me a while to work out how to create the Alpha but, like most things in life, once you work it out its actually easy. In an effort to assist those new to the skinning game I have written a tutorial that may help: To create my skins I use Paint Shop Pro (currently 2019 version) purely because thats the program I have become used to over the 15 years of skinning for the old IL2 and DCS World (on and off). However with these skins for IL2 I had to learn to use GIMP as Paint Shop Pro is not compatible with the Intel DDS converter. So I use Paint Sh
  10. "Down for Double" 355th Fighter Group. Flown by Lt Col Gordon M. Graham who ended the war with 7 aerial and 9.5 strafing victories. The 355th are another Group that tends to get lost a little in the shadow of the "Fab Four" ( 352nd, 4th, 357th and 56th) . The 355th were the fifth highest scoring 8th USAAF Group and the top scoring strafing 8th USAAF Group, earning them the nickname "The Steeple Morden Strafers". Up now at LockOn Files: https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3801-down-for-double-355thfg-354thfs/
  11. Back to the Ponies now: "Down For Double" flown by Lt Col Gordon M Graham when he was C.O. of the 355th Fighter Group in 1945. Graham had 7 aerial victories and 9.5 strafing kills by the time the war ended. The name refers to a betting tactic in Blackjack. Up now at Lock On Files: https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3801-down-for-double-355thfg-354thfs/
  12. "Rozzie Geth II / Miss Fire" flown by Cap Fred J Christensen, 56thFG, 62ndFS. Christensen was one of the top American aces in the ETO with 21.5 aerial victories by the end of his tour. Up now at LockOnFiles: https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3800-rozzie-geth-ii-miss-fire-56thfg-62ndfs-8thusaaf/
  13. "Rozzie Geth II / Miss Fire" flown by Capt Fred J Christensen of the 56th Fighter Groups 62nd Fighter Squadron, 8th USAAF. Christensen was one of the top American aces in the ETO and ended his tour with 21.5 aerial victories. The aircrafts name refered to his girlfriend, Rosamund Gethro. Photos show there was another letter painted on the end of "Rozzie" which was incompletely erased and barely visible. So if you see it it is deliberate, not an error. I have also tried to give the impression that the aircraft was fitted with the "solid" wheel hub
  14. I had the same issues with the P-47D when I started skinning it. Go to your alpha template and lighten the black in the area giving you problems. It doesn't have to be by much, just make sure it isn't absolute black as the game engine reads that as a transparent area. Hope that helps. Bo.
  15. "JABO" 405thFG 509thFS 9th USAAF https://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3798-jabo-405thfg/ (Screenshots now edited to avoid offence. I forgot earlier. Apologies.)
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