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So now as we soon can make our own skins, let's share eachother's best sites and resoruces.... And make this topic a sticky?

Simmer's Paint Shop (discontinued unfortunately)
An excellent place to find decals, fonts, tutorials and stuff.

Wing's Palette (http://wp.scn.ru/en/)
Looking for profiles? This site is a goldmine


Keep em coming guys and gals

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So now as we soon can make our own skins, let's share eachother's best sites and resoruces.... And make this topic a sticky?

 

Done...

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All sorts of good stuff here -

 

http://www.asisbiz.com/il2.html

 

and this -

 

http://www.luftarchiv.de/index.htm?/flugzeugbau/kenungen.htm

 

and for our Finnish friends -

 

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_finland.htm

 

Mostly US members I think, but a huge resource for pics and info, here is a VVS article for an example -

 

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=47932&p=480320&hilit=vvs#p480320

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LUFTWAFFE BALKENKREUZ and HAKENKREUZ sizes and placement per aircraft. You may have to do some math.

 

If you want all information buy the book By: Michael Ullman 'Luftwaffe Colours 1935-1945'. ISBN-10: 1902109341 OR ISBN-13: 978-1902109343. $40.00 USD. It includes color chips of all RLM colors.

 

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Luftwaffe-Colours-1935-1945-Michael-Ullmann/dp/1902109341

 

Examples (No Hakenkreuz shown but is included in the files):

 

 

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Uncensored Download: RLM Markings.zip

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Just some info on Luftwaffe paint jobs:

 

QUOTE:

 

"The camouflage of all German aircraft is officially standard, and any variations are to be accounted for by variations in the taste and skill of the painters." - Hptm. Rolf Pinge

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Friends, publishing  the own colourings of airplanes and historical colourings for the general use, accompany please variants without  a number on a fuselage. Image of number  for a fuselage, means on your own.

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say again?
version of no Numbers, i understand.

but why? what purpose?

You want to modify and make your own numbers on skin?

interested to find out. Maybe we can assist for your own numbers?

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I think he just wants one that everyone can use. I have actually thought about this. I will be releasing a generic 7./JG54 - 9./JG54 skin for the Bf-109F-4 but with F-2 skins without tactical numbers.

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I am using GIMP to create personal skins.  My biggest issue is finding a good resource for VVS decals, including numbers. I have searched through the forums here and Googled extensively without much luck.  I have only come across a couple and was hoping for a wider variety.  I must be overlooking something.

 

Links would be appreciated.

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I am using GIMP to create personal skins.  My biggest issue is finding a good resource for VVS decals, including numbers. I have searched through the forums here and Googled extensively without much luck.  I have only come across a couple and was hoping for a wider variety.  I must be overlooking something.

 

Links would be appreciated.

 Hi , try this :  http://www.ultracast.ca/Aircraft%20Decals%20-%2048%20Scale.htm    I still use this  for my work. Its shop from Canada , i think.

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I have added a Sovjet markings file to Simmers Paintshot. The marking templates they had were made for old IL2 1024x1024 px templates and are too small for BOS-size templates. The new markings file has stars 536 pixels tall, more than ample for the skin templates. Comes with stars in three basic WWII styles, with worn and pristine versions.

 

Sovietstars_zps4edd87a9.jpg

 

Enjoy!

 

Download link:

 

http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/forums/downloads/markings/3/large-sovjet-markings-248/

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My contribution is a collection of my own custom made PSD files(1024 X 1024 canvas and done in 1200 dpi), representing Luftwaffe "Kill"  or victory marks used on tailfins of nearly all Luftwaffe aircraft. These PSD files cover air kills only and are layered where necessary so you can configure them accordingly. I hope they come in handy.

 

Rob.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/dkbt137ga7ijy6x/Luftwaffe_Kill_Marking_WWII.zip

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My contribution is a collection of my own custom made PSD files(1024 X 1024 canvas and done in 1200 dpi), representing Luftwaffe "Kill"  or victory marks used on tailfins of nearly all Luftwaffe aircraft. These PSD files cover air kills only and are layered where necessary so you can configure them accordingly. I hope they come in handy.

 

Rob.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/dkbt137ga7ijy6x/Luftwaffe_Kill_Marking_WWII.zip

 

This look awesome. :salute:

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Another markings file, this time early style hand-painted numbers for the VVS. These should be suitable for both BoM and BoS era skins. Each digit is 350 px tall, suitable for the large templates of the current sim.

 

VVS-handpainted_numbers_zpskv4u00iy.jpg

 

Download link:

 

http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=249

 

Enjoy!

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Excellent!!!!!! thanx mate

 

i found some fonts that I used in PS, works ok I guess,but these will definately improve my skin works

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Sad to see Skinners Paint Shop is closing down soon.

 

Might pay to go and grab some resources before the site disappears.

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Just something I've had for ages. It shows all the coding for the colour references for pretty much every Nation. RGB values, Hex, the lot. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yhnxo4kwwu6i6i6/Aircraft%20Colour%20References.rar?dl=0

I don't know if it's already up but it is now!!  ;)

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hello

im looking for BF 109 F4 readable stencils for printing direct on 2048 HD templates .i did download whats available here from a different thread but missing is the stencil printed below the pilot hatch door on the external fuselage ,its a 2 line warning or something , and the other one is the stencil above the rear wheel.

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On 11/18/2017 at 9:31 PM, dog1 said:

hello

im looking for BF 109 F4 readable stencils for printing direct on 2048 HD templates .i did download whats available here from a different thread but missing is the stencil printed below the pilot hatch door on the external fuselage ,its a 2 line warning or something , and the other one is the stencil above the rear wheel.

 

 

 

Warning Marker under canopy.png

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The exact stencil, calling attention to the sealing of the canopy, is :

     

      Beim Schließen der Kabine

auf Vorderteil-Gummirahmen achten

 

(IMO only on late G series and K, not on F).

(edited one year later, after I found this photograph on Marc-André Haldiman’s highly recommanded flickr).

https://www.flickr.com/people/28092068@N03/

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A better photograph of this stencil
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On 3/14/2018 at 2:25 PM, Pierre64 said:

The exact stencil, calling attention to the sealing of the canopy, is :

     

      Beim Schließen der Kabine

auf Vorderteil Gummirahmen achten

 

(IMO only on late G series and K, not on F).

 

 

I was close, LOL

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RAF Colour Reference:

 

I made this to support my own work and do not claim it to be 100% authorititive, but these are the colours I'm currently using (hence the date). The sources are IPMS Stockholm.org (Urban Fredriksson and Martin Waligorski), online Federal Standard Colours, 1CGS, Wikipedia and my own preferred interpretation of some commonly used colours. I hope it may be of use or interest :salute:

 

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where can i download Soviet fighter fonts letters and numbers 1939-1945 ?

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28 minutes ago, dog1 said:

where can i download Soviet fighter fonts letters and numbers 1939-1945 ?

 

You don't, pilots hand painted inscriptions in Cyrillic. You’ll have to paint by hand. It’s a arduous task but the pay off is well worth it.

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