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I'm reading an amazing book, "A Higher Call". It's about Franz Stigler who chose to escort a damaged B-17 home instead of finishing it off. Here's my tribute to him, it's his very first 109, "White 12", 4/JG27, Africa, Spring of 1942.

The pack also contains a blank desert skin.

 

DOWNLOAD:

https://www.mediafire.com/?8q07zf95covzw54

 

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I'm reading an amazing book, "A Higher Call". It's about Franz Stigler who chose to escort a damaged B-17 home instead of finishing it off. Here's my tribute to him, it's his very first 109, "White 12", 4/JG27, Africa, Spring of 1942.

The pack also contains a blank desert skin.

 

DOWNLOAD:

https://www.mediafire.com/?96p8inil4a09758

 

Stigler109_F_46.jpg

 

2015_11_17_18_10_51.jpg

 

 

2015_11_17_18_21_50.jpg

 

 

2015_11_17_18_16_34.jpg

Nagyon jól néz ki ez a skin!

A könyvet olvastam én is, és nekem is nagyon tetszett.

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Thanks mate, you hit a soft spot there, I'm very sensitive about my yellows  :biggrin: A lot of research and fine tuning went into this one.

Well spent time,  the results are excellent.  I will fly with that skin soon,  thank you. 

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Another great skin. 

I can't remember,  but I guess this story involves an english pilot named Charlie Brown,  like the comics character,  and the two old pilots met like 30 years later.  Correct? 

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I'm reading an amazing book, "A Higher Call". It's about Franz Stigler who chose to escort a damaged B-17 home instead of finishing it off. Here's my tribute to him, it's his very first 109, "White 12", 4/JG27, Africa, Spring of 1942.

The pack also contains a blank desert skin.

 

DOWNLOAD:

https://www.mediafire.com/?96p8inil4a09758

 

Stigler109_F_46.jpg

 

2015_11_17_18_10_51.jpg

 

 

2015_11_17_18_21_50.jpg

 

 

2015_11_17_18_16_34.jpg

 

Igen, nagyon szép szkin.

A könyvet én is elolvastam.

Ìrtam s szerzönek is, mer tpontossan tudni akartam, hol született. Kaptam is választ.

Franz Stigler abban a városban született mint én is. Amberg in der Oberpfalz, 60 Km Nürnbergtöl és 70 Km Regensburgtól.

 

Thanks

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Thanks for the appreciation and the nice words!  :salute:

 

The paint is drying on some more desert 109-s in my workshop  ;)

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hello reflected,

Nice work, but the RLM 79 is too dark it is actually much clearer .

look at the photo you've posted and put a screen in black and white and compared .

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Hello there fellow pilots,


 


As some of you might have noticed I have been inactive for a while. I have had some personal stuff that took priority. 


Luckily that is now the past and the future gives me some free time that I can use to make new skins.


 


A long time ago I started a project to remake scratch patterns on the planes. I had to put it on hold due to my personal activities. I can finally continue now that I have some time available again. 


I have started with the Bf-109F-4. I will be doing the other planes once I am done with the F-4. If you want to do a specific plane before the others: let me know! I am currently working on the Fw 190A-3.


 


The project includes:


  • Redesigning the scratch pattern to create a more realistic look. I have taken in account how dust and sand would scratch the plane during operation and where people would leave scratches when handling the plane on the ground.
  • Slightly touching the dirt effects to fix some small but strange imperfections. There were some places with no dirt or oil where dirt and oil would easily accumulate. I tried to make it look like the ground crew was taking good care of the plane keeping it clean and in good working condition. 
  • Complete redo of the Alpha channel (controls how shiny a part is). Mainly focused on rivets, panel lines, dirt, metal expansion and contraction deformation and the new scratch pattern. 
  • Making the panel lines a tiny bit more visible if needed. Some panel lines where completely invisible while being clearly visible on WW2 pictures. I also improved some lines that were barely visible.
  • Aligning some panel lines to make them symmetrical (if that was the case on the real plane)

 


I have used WW2 pictures to assist me. This allowed me to make a more accurate scratch and panel line pattern. 


I have tried to keep the style the same as the games original skins to make sure they don't look strange in the game.


 


I am considering sharing the template if there are enough people that would like to use it.


 


The following pictures will show you what has been changed on the skin. (Note that the dirt effects and panel line alignment is nearly impossible to detect!)


I used my Hans von Hahn skin to demonstrate the changes.


 


Original template (already has a few tweaks made to it):


 


IFCSwIN.jpg


 


Updated template which includes the changes as mentioned above:


 


Uao3xmA.jpg


uPmcwf7.jpg


 


This update applies to all my Bf 109F-4 skins. 


  • JG3 Bf109F2 Detlev Rohwer
  • JG3 Bf109F2 Hans von Hahn
  • JG27 Bf109F4 Franz Stigler
  • JG51 Bf109F2 Werner Molders
  • JG54 Bf109F2 Dietrich Hrabak
  • JG54 Bf109F2 Hans Philipp
  • JG54 Bf109F4 Bismarck
  • JG54 Bf109F4 Max-Hellmut Ostermann

To download the updated skins: Download my skin complete skin pack and replace all the old files.


http://www.mediafire.com/download/m6remr61e0385fy/Complete+skin+pack.zip


 


If you like the old version more then you don't have to change anything


 


BlackHellHound1


 


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hello reflected,

Nice work, but the RLM 79 is too dark it is actually much clearer .

look at the photo you've posted and put a screen in black and white and compared .

No offense Herr Major but I disagree. It's all about sun light ! According to the few but good colour photographs of real Bf 109 F-4/trop with original RLM 78/79 camos (Sandgelb/Hellblau), Reflected's choice looks pretty accurate IMO. Look at the 109s in the background.

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hello reflected,

Nice work, but the RLM 79 is too dark it is actually much clearer .

look at the photo you've posted and put a screen in black and white and compared .

 

Hi,

 

Funny, I just came to the same conclusion this morning. You cannot judge by the b&w photo, the sun also plays a huge part.

However, I do agree that I have to make it a tad lighter. I compared the hue/ saturation/ lightness to photos of replicas, but you also have to take into account the general look of the game. It has to blend in well.  I will post a correction later today.

 

RGB values prove on all pictures I checked that RLM 79 is actually a tad lighter than RLM 78. Hard to believe isn't it? On my skin it's not a tad darker, or the same lightness.

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hello reflected,

Nice work, but the RLM 79 is too dark it is actually much clearer .

look at the photo you've posted and put a screen in black and white and compared .

 

Heey mate, 

 

I made Franz Stiglers Bf 109F-4Skin a long time ago, now with my new template is is like new. 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/99aibh22la9efau/Bf+109F-4+Franz+Stigler.zip

 

BlackHellHound1 

 

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Hi,

 

Funny, I just came to the same conclusion this morning. You cannot judge by the b&w photo, the sun also plays a huge part.

However, I do agree that I have to make it a tad lighter. I compared the hue/ saturation/ lightness to photos of replicas, but you also have to take into account the general look of the game. It has to blend in well.  I will post a correction later today.

 

RGB values prove on all pictures I checked that RLM 79 is actually a tad lighter than RLM 78. Hard to believe isn't it? On my skin it's not a tad darker, or the same lightness.

Ok thanks . ;)

 

Heey mate, 

 

I made Franz Stiglers Bf 109F-4Skin a long time ago, now with my new template is is like new. 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/99aibh22la9efau/Bf+109F-4+Franz+Stigler.zip

 

BlackHellHound1 

 

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Thank you . :salute:

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Thanks Hartmann for the advice, I fine tuned the RLM 79 to make it lighter. I compared it to real photos in photoshop and it should be about right - depending on the light of course. I updated the download link, but here it is again:

 

Generic:

https://www.mediafire.com/?y4y2rb11uu3y2b4

 

Stigler:

https://www.mediafire.com/?8q07zf95covzw54

 

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Chrome won't let me download it Aussie, says it's malicious and has been blocked, also can we get pictures for the skins? lol

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Chrome has gotten paranoid, can´t DL almost anything since a few days!!

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Chrome isn't paranoid... I have been downloading several skins from mediafire with no problems... however, when I go on Aussie's link I get the same warnings...

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This is actually the first time I get this from one of Aussies links, I've been downloading his skins just fine until this pack he just uploaded

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Most of the aircraft pictured in this post are in the Pack,

 

http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/16814-some-skins-ive-created/

 

I've deleted the old Zip folder and re uploaded a new one. I've downloaded it twice with nil issues.

 

Hope it works ok for you.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/1lv2pc05bycgd28/Bf109F4.rar

 

The aircraft in the pack are,

 

Bf109F4_4-JG5

Bf109F4_4-JG5

Bf109F4_Hartmann

Bf109F4_JG_52_1940_Gold 5

Bf109F4_JG2_9_#11

Bf109F4_JG27_2_Andreas_Walburger

Bf109F4_Kurt_Wolff

 

If there are any issues with the skins please let me know. They were the first skins I made for Stalingrad.

 

Cheers.

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In the SAS forum there was complaints that the Chrome developers had decided that mediafire was a malware distibuting site so it was banned for some time! Now it seems as it´s useaable again! I just DLed from mediafire again a minute ago with no problem! 

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I'm reading an amazing book, "A Higher Call". It's about Franz Stigler who chose to escort a damaged B-17 home instead of finishing it off. Here's my tribute to him, it's his very first 109, "White 12", 4/JG27, Africa, Spring of 1942.

The pack also contains a blank desert skin.

 

DOWNLOAD:

https://www.mediafire.com/?8q07zf95covzw54

 

 

 

Stigler109_F_46.jpg

 

2015_11_17_18_10_51.jpg

 

 

2015_11_17_18_21_50.jpg

 

 

2015_11_17_18_16_34.jpg

 

 

 

 

hello reflected,

Nice work, but the RLM 79 is too dark it is actually much clearer .

look at the photo you've posted and put a screen in black and white and compared .

 

Two different RLM 79. Last one Sandbraun in Jagdgeschwader use from 42 to 1945.

PAogzlqSRRo.jpg

 

 

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Bf109 F4 9/JG52, Kharkov -Rogan, USSR, W.Nr.13152 flown by Grislawski from 9 May until 1 June 1942.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/8m78syqmb18ebqk/%27Bf+109F-4+9JG52+Yellow+5+Grislawski.dds

Update on Dec12, 2015,

- Color tweak.

- Alpha layer, skin less reflective, metal chips in alpha channel are modified to accomandate with them apear in visable channel now.

Download link does not change.

 

BF109F4Grislawski_2.jpgBF109F4Grislawski_1.jpg

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Nice one Gustav, but didn't that unit have thinner yellow fuselage bands?

Messerschmitt_Bf_109_F4_9_JG52_Y1_Herman

 

Also, it appears as if the yellow of the band and the wavy marking were different on your skin. Maybe just an illusion. The black of the JG52 marking and the national insignia are definitely different though.

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