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Bf 109F-4 "Bismarck"

 

This time not a historical skin but instead a custom skin designed to be fictional while keeping a somewhat historical look. This plane bears the markings of JG54 as well as Bismarck's personal markings. 

The skin is based of the JG 54 Hans Philipp skin I made earlier. 

This skin was requested by =LD=Bismarck

 

This skin is fictional.

This skin was made with the .PSD files provided by 777 studios and 1C game studios.

 

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This museum and the skin have been moved to a new location. You can find the new location right here.

 

Enjoy the new museum! 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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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!

 

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. 
  • 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 stand out too much or look strange.

 

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

 

I do not yet know when I will upload the updated skins but it wont take long :biggrin:

 

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.

 

Game original template:

 

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Updated template which includes the changes as mentioned above:

 

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Let me know if I missed something!

I would like to know what plane you want me to do next. That way I can start as soon as I am done with the F-4 template.

Or let me know if you want me to make a specific skin. Always fun  :biggrin:

I do unfortunately do not yet have BoM so I can not yet make skins for BoM planes  :(

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Hello there fellow pilots.

 

I have finished work on my Bf 109F-4 skin template. 

Like stated before the changes include:

  • Redesigned scratch/paint chip 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. 
  • 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)

Almost all skins also have been tweaked a little to make them even more accurate.

 

You can download the new skins by using the link below or by using the old links provided with every original skin upload.

 

http://www.mediafire...e skin pack.zip

 

Have fun flying the updated skins :salute:

 

New skins and templates are in the make as well.

If you have a request for any BoS plane: feel free to let me know!

 

BlackHellHound1 

 

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Loving your skins so far!

I have a request for you :D

 

There aren't many La-5 skins and most of the unique ones seem to have been done, but I found this La-5 flown by Spanish volunteer pilots which has brown instead of black as it's camo:

 

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It would be a great addition to thr small amount of camo's available to La-5 ATM, especially it being your quality!

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Loving your skins so far!

I have a request for you :D

 

There aren't many La-5 skins and most of the unique ones seem to have been done, but I found this La-5 flown by Spanish volunteer pilots which has brown instead of black as it's camo:

 

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It would be a great addition to thr small amount of camo's available to La-5 ATM, especially it being your quality!

 

Heey Kaxii, 

 

Thanks a lot. 

You are right, there are not a lot of la-5 skins around. I will do a bit of research to see if I can find some more info on this skin. 

It would be a great addition to the game. Especially with the new summer maps.

I will see what I can do. 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Heey Kaxii, 

 

I have done some reaserch into the green/red-brown paint sceme and found an insteresting bit on a farorite site of mine:

 

The idea that Soviet planes of 1941/43 were all, or nearly all, painted with black/green camouflage has prevailed only in last ten or fifteen years thanks to historical documents and exhibits.

In past years, the standard camouflage of fighters has been interpreted as green and dark red-brown, or dark green/dark earth as British planes.

Although this camouflage found a great credit in books illustrations, kits instructions sheets and even in restoring planes in museums, it seems that this livery never existed: none wreck and originally-painted museum exhibit shows this, nor is described in official documents on painting wartime planes, nor is known a dark red-brown suitable to match these schemes in the VVS inventory.

 

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/colors/1941-43/1941-43.html

 

Plus the fact that I could not find any other info regarding any red-brown colour on any Russian plane (such colour is not even in the VVS paint pallet) makes me believe that this plane had a green/black camouflage pattern just like any other La-5.

 

I found several sources regarding the slogan and lightning bolt so I do believe that is accurate. 

 

If I make this plane then it will be with the Green/Black camouflage pattern. 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Hi BHH1.

 

While reading up on the Stalingrad battle yesterday I found details of the following pilot who flew from the Platzschutzstaffel Pitomink:

 

-Georg Schentke

- 2/JG3

-90 victories (29 over Stalingrad)

-KIA 25 December 1942 north east of Stalingrad

 

 

The below link has all the photos also that I could find for his earlier BF109F4. The name below the cockpit may be Peterle (I think that 9/JG3 had a naming pattern)? I think the camo scheme from the photos have a great similarity to the Boremski aircraft. The aircraft number may be 6 or 8? Cant quite make out the number of victory bars perhaps there is better other sources. (On the web page there is a main photo and also a photo below of his 109F)

 

http://www.luftwaffe39-45.historia.nom.br/ases/schentke.htm

 

Please consider.

 

Kind regards.

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Hi BHH1.

 

While reading up on the Stalingrad battle yesterday I found details of the following pilot who flew from the Platzschutzstaffel Pitomink:

 

-Georg Schentke

- 2/JG3

-90 victories (29 over Stalingrad)

-KIA 25 December 1942 north east of Stalingrad

 

 

The below link has all the photos also that I could find for his earlier BF109F4. The name below the cockpit may be Peterle (I think that 9/JG3 had a naming pattern)? I think the camo scheme from the photos have a great similarity to the Boremski aircraft. The aircraft number may be 6 or 8? Cant quite make out the number of victory bars perhaps there is better other sources. (On the web page there is a main photo and also a photo below of his 109F)

 

http://www.luftwaffe39-45.historia.nom.br/ases/schentke.htm

 

Please consider.

 

Kind regards.

 

Heey Chandalier,

 

I have done some initial research into the plane and out of those pictures you send there are only two pictures that seem to be his plane. 

Georg Schentke seems to have flown with 6+I on his plane. There are no pictures of that specific plane that indicate it but an earlier plane of his in the same Stab shows him with a white or yellow 6 on his plane. I seems most likely that he kept this number.

Instead of stopping there I decided to do some research into some other planes of III. Gruppe 9./JG3 and found that all planes have the same camouflage pattern. 

2 plane stood out in particular: Yellow 7+I flown by Viktor Brauer and Yellow 9+I pilot unknown.

At first I though it would be a better idea to make Yellow 7 but since the camouflage pattern is the same I might as well make all 4 planes at once.

I will made Yellow 4+I, Yellow 6+I, Yellow 7+I and Yellow 9+I.

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Thanks BHH1 for doing them.

 

The camouflage pattern also has an interesting history if I remember. Originally Jg3 was supposed to transfer with these to the Mediterrean. However they were then diverted back to Russia and the desert scheme just modded.

 

Pat Wilson in his Pwcg is also including Jg3 Bf109f4's. I think these 109s will fit in so well.

 

Kinds regards. A.

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Heey Kaxii,

 

I have done some reaserch into the green/red-brown paint sceme and found an insteresting bit on a farorite site of mine:

 

The idea that Soviet planes of 1941/43 were all, or nearly all, painted with black/green camouflage has prevailed only in last ten or fifteen years thanks to historical documents and exhibits.

In past years, the standard camouflage of fighters has been interpreted as green and dark red-brown, or dark green/dark earth as British planes.

Although this camouflage found a great credit in books illustrations, kits instructions sheets and even in restoring planes in museums, it seems that this livery never existed: none wreck and originally-painted museum exhibit shows this, nor is described in official documents on painting wartime planes, nor is known a dark red-brown suitable to match these schemes in the VVS inventory.

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/colors/1941-43/1941-43.html

Plus the fact that I could not find any other info regarding any red-brown colour on any Russian plane (such colour is not even in the VVS paint pallet) makes me believe that this plane had a green/black camouflage pattern just like any other La-5.

I found several sources regarding the slogan and lightning bolt so I do believe that is accurate.

If I make this plane then it will be with the Green/Black camouflage pattern.

BlackHellHound1

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Than you for this extra research!

 

Shame there was no brown colour, but that's fine, definitely glad to know this extra information!

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!!! Fw 190A-3 Skins Update !!!

 

Hello there fellow pilots, 

 

I have finished work on my second skin template. This time for the Fw 190A-3. I have made the same changes to this plane as I have made to the Bf 109F-4

 

The changes once again consist of:

  • Redesigned scratch/paint chip 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. 
  • 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.

You can download the updated skins by using the link below or by using the old links provided with every original skin upload.

 

http://www.mediafire...e skin pack.zip

 

As usual, I have used WW2 pictures to assist me in making the template.

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

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Great improvements for sure ....keep up the great work BlackHellHound


BlackHellHound1 ...could you be interested in painting italian Ju87/Bf110 skin?

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Fw 190A-3 Johannes Rathenow White 12 + o, Holland 1942


 


Johannes Rathenow was part of 10./JG 1. He was stationed in Holland at the time.


He was killed South of Wilhelmshaven during an attack on a group of bombers with their escort P-38's. 


 


This skin is Historically accurate and based off pictures taken in WW2.

This skin was made with the .PSD files provided by 777 studios and 1C game studios.

 

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This museum and the skin have been moved to a new location. You can find the new location right here.


 


Enjoy the new museum! 


 


BlackHellHound1


 


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Hello there fellow pilots,

 

This time i have something a little bit different for you guys. Instead of Just one skin I have made a 4 pack with skins from III. Gruppe 9./JG3!

Each plane has some small differences in the camouflage pattern from the others. I have tried to implement these as accurate as possible to create 4 similar yet unique skins. 

If you want to fly these skins completely accurate then you should have the armoured windscreen and the headrest equipped. 

 

As usual: The skins come with or without Hakenkreuz.

All the skins are Historically accurate 

These skins were made with the .PSD files provided by 777 studios and 1C game studios.

 

Bf 109F-4 "Maxi (4+I)" Flown by Ace Eberhard Von Boremski, May 1942

Von Boremski was credited with a total of 104 aerial victories. 

Von Boremski was awarded with 3 medals: Iron Cross, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the German Cross in gold. 

Von Boremski was killed in 1963 in an accident in Hamburg.

 

Bf 109F-4 "Peterle (6+I)" Flown by Ace Adalbert Kuhn, July 1942

Schentke scored a total of 90 confirmed aerial victories during his career. 4 over the western front and 86 over the eastern front. 

Schentke was awarded 6 medals including the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. 

On Christmas day 1942 debris from an IL-2 that he had just shot down damaged his Bf 109G-2. This forced him to bail over Russian positions west of Stalingrad. This was the last time he was seen alive. 

 

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Bf 109F-4 "Ellen (7+I)" Flown by Ace Viktor Bauer, July 1942

Bauer was credited with a total of 106 aerial victories in  just over 400 combat missions. 4 of these were scored over the Western front. 

He was awarded with several medals including the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak leaves

Viktor Bauer died on 13 December 1969 in Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe.

 

Bf 109F-4 "Rio (9+I)" Flown by Ace Adalbert Kuhn, May 1942

Kuhn scored a total of 5 kills. 

On the 29th of may 1942 Adalbert Kuhn and his wingman E. Volkman lost their orientation and landed near Chuguyev behind Russian lines. 

The aircraft was later shipped to the United States after they crashed on of there own. They repainted and remarked it EB-1 and later remarked again to EB-100

 

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This museum and the skin have been moved to a new location. You can find the new location right here.

 

Enjoy the new museum! 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Fabulous. A schwarm on the road to Stalingrad in 1942... Great work BHH.

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Thank you so much for all of this work!

It is really incredible.

Please continue to have fun and make awesome skins!!

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Outstanding work BlackHellHound...I love your artwork and I love the detail you add in your download file: a jpg file with aircraft image and some info for installing it....it's way better to keep ordered all the downlaoded skins ... I'd like to see such feature in IL2 game like your structured folder...I mean I'd like to install the dds skin in game with additional info...author, historic info and so on .... 

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Heey guys,

 

thanks a lot for the complements :biggrin:

 

Outstanding work BlackHellHound...I love your artwork and I love the detail you add in your download file: a jpg file with aircraft image and some info for installing it....it's way better to keep ordered all the downlaoded skins ... I'd like to see such feature in IL2 game like your structured folder...I mean I'd like to install the dds skin in game with additional info...author, historic info and so on .... 

 

I have to agree with what you are saying. Adding some info and a picture would be amazing. It would open new doors for anyone that is interested in WW2. I would love to see something like this being implemented in the game. 

I would also like to see it become possible for anyone on the server to see custom skins... or at least have a specific selected in-game skins shown to those that can not see your custom skin so that using a custom skin does not instantly force you to use the default skin. 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Really good work!

A question though, where did you get those beautiful markings? I've got the co,xo etched markings but they are all very low resolution.

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Really good work!

A question though, where did you get those beautiful markings? I've got the co,xo etched markings but they are all very low resolution.

 

Heey Uwe,

Thanks A lot :)

 

The markings are all made by hand by me. I find some good WW2 photo's that display the markings (and sometimes some modern art) and then use those to make the marking myself.

That way I can make sure the colours, shapes and sharpness are all correct. 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Hi HellHound if I would mind, if I ask a Bf 109 F4 skin with the Emblem of III./JG52 I love the diamond with the red cross and the rounded Emblem of 8./JG 51 "Because I love Cats".  Also it seem you lack the Stuka skins dept., may I be the first to ask a Emblem of Stab IV./St.G.77 and the beautiful Emblem of 7./St.G.77.  Without the numbers, only the Geschwader unit without any sign or symbol from the pilot and (most importantly) replaced that (dreadful) swastika with 4 bars instead.

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There's a Problem with your tropical splinter patterns; there's only Black Green, Dark Green and even plain boring Green.  I don't have any thing against the color (You know I love the color green) but thats about it, just three type a black, dark and plain of green is all that it is....

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Thank you all the Artist who have contributed their skills to this. Bravo!!

 

Regards

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Bf 109E-7 "Black 10" Flown by Ace Hubert Mutherich, May 1941

Hubert Mutherich is an ace from 5./JG54 and II./JG77. He is credited with 43 Aerial victories. Of which 6 over the western front.

The markings on the plane are a bit strange. The plane bears markings from 8./JG54 the comical bird, the II./JG54 Aspen Lion and the JG77 Wolfs Head.

This creates some confusion since Hubert Mutherich was not part of 8./JG54. On top of that: the Wolfs Head appears to be brown unlike the black Wolfs Head on other JG77 planes.

Mutherich was killed in action on the 9th of September, 1941, when he made a forced landing after combat with soviet fighters.

 

As usual: The skins come with or without Hakenkreuz.

All the skins are Historically accurate 

These skins were made with a custom template that was derived from the .PSD files provided by 777 studios and 1C game studios.

 

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This museum and the skin have been moved to a new location. You can find the new location right here.

 

Enjoy the new museum! 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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Little heads-up for you guys:

 

I have started work on the 4K templates for the Bf-109F-4 and Bf-109F-2 planes. I expect it will take some time since it takes a lot of work. 

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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4K Bf 109F-4 Default Skins

 

Hello there fellow pilots,

 

After almost 2 months of work, I have finally completed the skin part of my Bf 109F-4 Template project.

The many hours spent researching and painstakingly remaking all the parts and layers of the template have paid off.

My goal with this skin was to make a more accurate skin template. Therefore, I have added many bits of detail that are not present on the original 2K template.

Over 320 layers with probably double the number of effects applied to these layers have resulted in a near completely new template.

I would also like to thank Bismarck for helping me with information and manuals on the plane. It helped me greatly to improve the skin's detail.

 

320+ layers does sound well and nice but I am sure you are now wondering what I changed.

The list is long but covers pretty much everything that I have completely remade.

 

Structural:

Rivets: I have rebuilt the rivet pattern with rivets of a new shape. The shape is that of a cross. When loaded in the game it more resembles a round rivet. More so then a square rivet shape. Additional effects create the look of a rivet that has caused a slight amount of plate metal deformation. The pattern was completely rebuilt with the use of Luftwaffe manuals and pictures of various 109's.

Screws: I added 2 new screws types in the places where they belong. I designed them in such a way that they actually look like a screw. Dirt effects around the screw make the screws stand out just a bit more without looking unrealistic.

Panel lines: The majority of the panel lines were fine. I simply replaced those with lines of finer detailed lines. I did notice that some lines were slightly misaligned. I realigned these and changed the rivets pattern accordingly.

Additional holes: There are a few holes in the plane that were not previously present. These holes are added with a special effect on the Alpha layer... (they are actual physical holes!)

 

Early and late version:

Both the F2 and F-4 have an early and late version. With the F series introduction, it was noted that the horizontal stabiliser needed some more reinforcements to deal with the additional stresses (because of the removal of the supports present on the E series). These reinforcements were initially placed on the outside of the fuselage and consisted of 4 reinforcing plates under the horizontal stabiliser. On the later versions of the F-2 and F-4, these were replaced with either a reinforced internal frame or internal reinforcing plates.

Since there are 2 versions of each plane, I decided to make both. (you will find both skins in the folder)

 

Structural effects:

I have added a variety of shadow effects to the panel line so to make some of them look like they stand out just a little bit. The most noticeable places where I added such effects are; below the cockpit, above the wing roots and around the horizontal stabiliser. However, Small shadow effects like this are visible on the entire plane in the correct places.

Small parts like access panels, fuel caps and other small parts have also received corresponding shadow effects.

As mentioned before, Rivets have been given realistic shadow and warp effects. These effects are added in such a way that in certain light conditions the rivets will look different. Although, in most cases, the rivets are nearly impossible to notice.

The screws have also been given realistic effects. As mentioned before, there are 2 types of screw. A small flat-head screw which is used over almost the entire plane and a large type with is used on the wing roots and medical supplies hatch. Technically, there are 4 types of screws but they are quite similar. These screws each have their own effects to create unique screws that don't look like they are simply copied and pasted. To further enhance this, I made it look like the screws are turned in different directions.

I have added internal shadows between the main fuselage and the various control surfaces. These shadows can be found in places like the ailerons, rudder, flaps and much more.

The Bf 109F series still has some parts covered in fabric. The parts have been given appropriate effects to make them look like fabric and not like metal. For instance, they are a bit duller resulting in less light reflection in certain situations.

 

Internal parts:

I have improved and sharpened the internal parts of the plane. (Even though these won't be visible for the pilot of the plane.)

The radiators have been completely remade to more closely resemble the real radiators. Of course, these are barely visible but still worth the effort.

A variety of other small internal parts has been changed to more closely resemble the real plane.

 

Weathering:

Weathering was a difficult challenge. The first and most important thing was to decide how and how much weathering there should be.

Since I am trying to make the template as realistic as possible, I decided to base if off pictures of WW2 Bf 109's. The most noticeable about the weathering on these planes is that the planes are often dirty on the underside but have very little scratches. Most scratches can be found where the pilots and mechanics are standing on the wings.

I tried my best to recreate this. Most dirt can be found on the underside of the nose, the underside of the flaps, the underside of the tail, and where the pilot and mechanics would stand on the wing. Other areas have less heavy dirt with some area's looking almost perfectly clean.

The scratches are placed mostly on the left wing where the pilots and mechanics would step. There are also some scratches on the gear covers, the underside of the flaps and underside of the tail. Although, these are not as big or dense.

The rivets in these areas also have some dirt effects added in these same areas. This simulates the dirt that would build up between the rivet and plate metal and makes them stand out a bit better.

I remade the oil leaks on the underside of the plane as well. I based it off 2 images that I found of the underside of the plane. I did not add heavy leak effects like the original template since these planes were usually maintained very well.

I had the same gaol with the exhaust smoke residue. I found very few pictures of Bf 109's with heavy exhaust smoke residue so I made mine to copy this lighter effect.

The same counts for the gun smoke residue. Not too heavy but still visible.

It is always possible for the mechanics to spill a bit of oil or fuel when servicing the plane. Therefore, I added small but not overpowering leak effects around the fuel hatch and oil hatch.

 

Camouflage pattern and Decals

The camouflage is based off a document that was used in WW2. It shows the factory standard camouflage pattern for the Bf 109 of this time period. All colours are added as mentioned in the document.

The decals were a bit more complicated. SPECTRE76 made a very nice document with all factory markings for the 109's. I decided not to use these but instead make my own with the use of the field manual pages included in his .ZIP file.

The decals, colours and sizes are all as described in these field manual pages. I determined the placement of these decals with the use of WW2 pictures.

The Balkenkreuz on the wings and fuselage have also been remade according to field manuals. The Hakenkreuz and Hakenkreuz replacement were remade in the same way.

Due to the higher resolution, many of these decals are no readable from a short distance.

 

Other small parts

The plane contains many different small parts that are usually overlooked. Things like the charging cover, gear parts, panel locks, exhausts, data plate and much more are either completely remade with the use of pictures or improved versions of the original layers.

The gun pod detail has also been improved with the same effects I mentioned above.

 

Alpha layer

The alpha layer has been rebuild to match the newly made rivets, panel lines, smoke, scratches, etc. Almost every layer in the above mentioned; Structural, Structural effects, Internal parts, Weathering and Other small parts has been added and adjusted to create the most realistic look possible.

Each layer in the Alpha channel has its own effects and combined they create a very realistic looking reflection pattern on the plane's surfaces.

As mentioned before, the fabric parts are a bit duller since they would not have the same reflection as metal parts.

I also added a few minute fixes to the alpha channel outside of my personally added effects. Cleaning up a few things left and right to improve the model. Especially when looking at the plane from close range.

 

Bump map

Since we are currently unable to change the bump map, there are a few things that do not line up with the existing bump map. It is my intention to remake a matching bump map once mod support is released. However, in most situations, this should not be problematic.

 

4K template

The template for the Bf 109F-4 Will take a little more work before I can share it. My current file sizes are 1.05GB. This file is so big that I have to hide about 80% of the layers in order to make the file workable.

I am going to combine most of the layers to create a smaller file. This will mean that some elements are less editable but I am sure you guys have the skill to make it work.

 

After I have released the template, I will make the required adjustments for the Bf 109F-2.

 

You can download the skins via this link.

As usual, they come both with and without Hakenkreuz.

 

These 4K Bf 109F-4 skins look at their best with my 4K Bf 109F-4 Normal Map.

Read the READ FIRST file for installation instructions!

 

BlackHellHound1

 

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This is fantastic work man and thank you so much! How long before we can see the default G-2 skins brought up to 4K if you don't mind me asking haha

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