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Hi guys !

I had the idea to continue my series of Spitfires Mk.IX by the famous LO-D of Pierre Closterman and then I came across the last "Special As" of the magazine Avions in which I found a very interesting issue about a French ace that I did not know (shame on me): Michel Boudier. In this well documented article I found very nice profiles from Thierry Deckker and a high definition reproduction of the Popeye boxing the swastika painted on the both sizes of the fuselage.

As a result, I threw myself on this skin:

 

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@Zargos

 

Superb one, I really admire your style...

Beautiful for a Beauty of a Predator ;) 

 

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La-5FN #44 and #45 are corrupt, there's nothing in them when I download them.  

 

Cheers

 

Hoss

 

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5 hours ago, 19//Hoss said:

La-5FN #44 and #45 are corrupt, there's nothing in them when I download them.  

 

Well, I don't understand : I've tested both links and both are OK and the RAR files are OK too.

Nevertheless I've re-uploaded the original files.

I you still have troubles, send me a MP and I'll send you the files by mail.

Cheers.

 

By the way, I've started a new SpitIX skin : Pierre Closterman's "LO-D" from the N°602Sqn with its D-Day stripes in Jult 1944 :

 

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Not finished yet ...

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Still progressing with my LO-D : hand painted victories marks and d-day markings finished.

There is somme weathering and paint chipping left to do :

 

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By the way ... I've discoverd (historical picture) that the plane had no D-DAY stripes on the upper wing.

To be corrected.

:P

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Hello dear pilots,

 

Here is the Spitfire of Pierre Clostermann (N°602 Sqn).

Everything is finished.

I must confess that I've been a bit lazzy (it's summer time after all) and then I didn't create a complete new paint chipping for this plane.

Shame on me ! I just modifiy the most "visible" areas : left wing root, letf side of the fuselage and the coiling ...

 

Here are some pictures :

 

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Sorry guys ... you'll have to reload the skin.

I've updated it to correct a small detail on the invasion stripes . On the original skin, the delimitation between the guns and the edge of the wing was really too clean for a hand made painting job done on the rush hours before the D-Day. I rework this area to give it a more appropriate look.

 

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Dowload here

 

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A real beauty and great addition to my Spit collection.  Thank you!

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S!

 

 Zargos was The Man with skins in original IL-2 and seems to continue this tradition with great success in BoX! I like the skins a lot, gone is the excessive shiny reflection like a mirror. Keep up the good work!

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And now, after many Russian and Allies skin, I'm back to my favorite playground : german planes !

Thanks to RafiGer templante, I'll make this Bf109G-G of the 2./JG300 ;

 

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I've just started, my first job is to adapt RafiGer's template ...

See U soon with some screen shots maybe.

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Salut Zargos

juste quelques mots pour te remercier. Je joue avec tes skins depuis les premiers jour d'il2 sturmovik.

Je participe peu au forum mais je tenais a te dire combien j’appréciais ton travail. Tu n'imagines pas le temps que j'ai pu passer à jouer avec les avions décorés par tes soins.

merci pour ce bel état d'esprit de partage si rare de nos jours...Romain aka Galoub

 

Just a few words to say thank you. It's been a long time that i play with your birds. i'm rather discreet on forum but i'vewanted to say Thanks to you and all of the skinners for that sharing spirit so rare in these times...Romain

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Hi Galoub,

Thank you for your friendly comment.

It's nice to see "old Il2" pilots back on this forum.

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The very first preview of the "Red 6" :

 

 

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Everything is WIP on this skin ... I'm far from the release !

😄

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Salut Zargos ;) juste pour te signaler que le lien du spit de Clostermann ne fonctionne pas sur ton site...impossible de télécharger la skin :sleep:

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1 hour ago, Swing said:

Salut Zargos ;) juste pour te signaler que le lien du spit de Clostermann ne fonctionne pas sur ton site...impossible de télécharger la skin :sleep:

 

A priori, c'est réparé !

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Je confirme :good:...Superbe skin, comme d'hab...;)

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Hello guys,

 

I've made some progress with the "Red6" :

 

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Still, there is a lot of work to do.

I must modify some detail to RafiGer's template to adapt them to my style, and then improving the weathering and then make the paint chipping !

You'll have to be patient ... sorry.

 

Ses U soon.

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Hello,

 

Eventually things are not going as fast as I expected.

First because using a template you haven't made (even if it is excellent as Rafiger's one), you spend some extra time to find where are the layer you want to modifiy, etc.

Then you have to find the location of small parts to paint them with the right color.

And at last, regarding the G6, you have to find which parts are modified when you choose the Mk108 option ...

 

But I've made some progress with the skin :

 

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Some close views :

 

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As you see there are some details to correct ... and  the paint chipping to make.

And I maybe will make a new normal map for my own use. RaFiGer's one is excellent but I find it a bit too "bumpy" for my own taste.

 

Well, let's go back to work.

 

 

 

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Hello,

 

I'm glad to inform you that my "Red 6" is ready for download.

Once again many thanks to RaFiGer for his excellent template. Enventhough I modified a few elements, it was a precious help.

I also thanks Pierre64 for his pertinent comments & suggestions for improving the skin.

 

I hope you'll enjoy the final result :

 

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Hello,

 

I've made an update of the Red 6 skin because I've found profiles with different interpretations of the background of the insigna: red or blue.

Since historic white and black picture don't help to make a choice, I've made the two versions :

 

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  Download updated skins here

 

See U soon.

Cheers.

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And now, I'm starting a Fw190A-8 skins : a "Strumbok" of the 6./JG300 :

 

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WIP of course ...

 

See U soon

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On 9/8/2018 at 6:09 AM, II/JG17_HerrMurf said:

Please, oh PLEEEEZZEEEE, make a Heinz Bar red 13!

 

Why not. But there are so many original skins for this bird ... I don't know which I'll make first.

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17 hours ago, Danziger said:

D.520 would be a good fit for the MiG. 

May be yes ? Maybe no ?

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On 9/8/2018 at 5:02 PM, MeoW.Scharfi said:

can you make a D.520 skin for LaGG3? 😄

 

Well I'm not used to make fake skins in general. And since the D.520 is a mythic plane for me I won't do it.

Sorry.

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By the way ... a last word : I'm on holliday in Italy for a couple of weeks. I won't be able to work on any skins.

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Hello,

 

I'm really sorry but I'm currently have serious problems with my site hosting.

As a result, the Zargos Skin Factory is unavailable and I really don't know for how long.

 

If you need to download an old skin of mine, just send me a MP and I'll send it to you.

 

I hope to solve the problem quickly.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

 

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Good news,

 

The Zargos Skin Factory is online again.

Unfortunately the site database was definitly corrupted and I couldn't restore the former topics.

So I've to reupload all the former skins one by one ... not very funny and long : only 25% is restored at the time being.

 

See U soon.

 

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Glad to see your site back up 😀  I was looking for the P-39 normal map last night.   I will probably pick up a few Spit schemes while I am at it.

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22 minutes ago, steven197106 said:

Anybody got any of   Zargos LA-5 FN SKINS.

I do. 

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Is there a place where we can have all these skins? Espially the spits and the Emil’s?

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On 10/28/2019 at 11:35 PM, DN308 said:

Is there a place where we can have all these skins? Espially the spits and the Emil’s?

 

Not yet.

But I'm going to upload them on my Google Drive.

I'll let you when it's done.

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