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 Is anyone working on a template for the new Spitfire? The Spitfire Mk.Vb 4k template by ICDP is amazing, and I can only hope that it is being modified for the new Mk.IX. 

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I have asked Jason for access to the MkIX so I can start a 4k template.  He is busy right now moving house, so good luck to him with that :)

 

I will get one started when possible.

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8 minutes ago, ICDP said:

I have asked Jason for access to the MkIX so I can start a 4k template.  He is busy right now moving house, so good luck to him with that :)

 

I will get one started when possible.

 

Can’t wait! ☺️

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Im going to start a 4K template for the Mk. IX because I want to make some skins for this aircraft.

I've superposed Mk.V & Mk.IX panel lines and rivets ... well there are too much differences to turn the Mk.V into Mk.IX easely.

So I will start from scratch.

 

@ICDP :

Maybe we can work together on this one.

First, I'm going to redraw pannel lines and rivets (that's long but easy), then when Jason gives you the template when can check what is left to do and share the job.

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Lunch time work ...

 

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Lot of things to do !

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I am waiting for that 4K template to do some VERY exotic skins !!!!!:yahoo:  Thanks a lot Zargos !!!!

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20 minutes ago, CCG_Pips said:

I am waiting for that 4K template to do some VERY exotic skins !!!!!:yahoo:  Thanks a lot Zargos !!!!

HOW exotic though?

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exotic on the eastern Mediterranean side  😉

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Hello,

Some progress this week-end :

- all panel lines finished

- riveting in progress

As I've said : not difficult but long, very long !

 

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See U when I'll have something new to show you !

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Sorry to keep you waiting guys,

I've been both busy quite lazzy these past days, so the template didn't progress very much.

At this stage the rivets and panel lines are finished and I've started the basic paint scheme.

I'm waiting for Jason to transmit the 2K template to ICDP to work on aircraft parts, shadows and other details.

 

 

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Thanks for posting the progress update. I'm sure I'm not the only one anxiously waiting to see how great the template is.

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Hello,

 

Here is a quick view of the current progress on the template :

 

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As you can see, I've started the basic paint scheme.

In the same time, I try to improve aircraft parts as much as I can.

I hope I can work more than I did up to now.

 

Cheers.

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Simply beautiful!

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1 hour ago, Zargos said:

Hello,

 

Here is a quick view of the current progress on the template :

 

180607-SPITIX-001.thumb.jpg.e92907d45b11388d108b067781df5cfb.jpg

 

As you can see, I've started the basic paint scheme.

In the same time, I try to improve aircraft parts as much as I can.

I hope I can work more than I did up to now.

 

Cheers.

That's looking sexy, Zargos. I can't wait to see it finished!

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Thanks for your comments.

 

By the way, I need some help.

I've started to create the 4K the stencils.

Luckily some of the IDCP's Spit V excellent stencils can be used for the Mk. IX, but some other need to be created from scratch but I don't have the appropriate font to write them.

In addition some stencils of the basic skins are not readable and, as for the P39, I need a "stencil map".

 

Any help would be very apprecizted.

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Hi Zargos.

If you want I can send you by e-mail some pictures and a scan of the stencils in the decal sheet that is part of the Spitfire Mk. IXc kit manufactured by Pacific Coast Models. Of course I'll include a scan of the instructions so you can see where to place the stencils. 

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2 hours ago, Kirk said:

If you want I can send you by e-mail some pictures and a scan of the stencils in the decal sheet that is part of the Spitfire Mk. IXc kit manufactured by Pacific Coast Models. Of course I'll include a scan of the instructions so you can see where to place the stencils

 

Ho Kirk ! You save my life !

Your help is very much appreciated.

:good:

Please use this email : zargos1961@gmail.com

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3 hours ago, Zargos said:

 

Ho Kirk ! You save my life !

Your help is very much appreciated.

:good:

Please use this email : zargos1961@gmail.com

Material sent! 

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Evening news ...

 

The basic paint scheme is almost finished.

Thanks to Kirk who sent me a valuable material I have finished the stencils of the Spit. IX :

 

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And now, I must start to arrange the internal and aircraft parts layers and fix some details on the paint scheme ... and also make the normal map layer which will come with the template.

Still a lot of work ...

 

I wish you all the best.

 

 

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Dude Zargos, your Spitfire is starting to give me goosebumps. I love it. :clapping:

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Hello,

 

This Sunday was sunny so I took the oppurtunity to make a 100 km bicycle ride in the countryside.

Of course I didn't work on the template very much.

But there are some good news ; the basis of the template are now finished :

- rivets and panel lines

- aircraft parts layer

- complete stencils layer (many tanks to Kirk)

- basic paint scheme and RAF markings

 

Now I must create the Normal map that matches with the template.

When this is done, I'll not be able to make anything else because the official 2k template is not available, then I cannot get the wireframe layer and some basic weathering.

Anyway, I'll upload the template to allow any of you to start some skins.

 

See U soon.

 

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18 minutes ago, Zargos said:

Hello,

 

This Sunday was sunny so I took the oppurtunity to make a 100 km bicycle ride in the countryside.

Of course I didn't work on the template very much.

But there are some good news ; the basis of the template are now finished :

- rivets and panel lines

- aircraft parts layer

- complete stencils layer (many tanks to Kirk)

- basic paint scheme and RAF markings

 

Now I must create the Normal map that matches with the template.

When this is done, I'll not be able to make anything else because the official 2k template is not available, then I cannot get the wireframe layer and some basic weathering.

Anyway, I'll upload the template to allow any of you to start some skins.

 

See U soon.

 

You are welcome Zargos! :happy:

 

And thanks for all the work you are doing!! 👍

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Normal Map undrer progress :

 

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Good night dear simers !

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I think I have tuned the normal map in the right way :

 

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Unless I decide to change some details in the normal map, I'm going to create the alpha layer.

 

And in the same time, I've started the basis of my first skin for this Spitfire Mk.IX : the plane of Commandant René Mouchotte :

 

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Actually, the Mouchotte's plane was a Mk IX.c with au round tail.

This skin is an horrible FAKE ! 

:acute:

 

See U soon

 

 

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1 minute ago, Zargos said:

I think I have tuned the normal map in the right way

Lovely! Do you use the 'cloud overlay' trick to get the irregularities in the panels, by the way? It's a beaut of a trick and just adds that little something... :)

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1 minute ago, Raptorattacker said:

Do you use the 'cloud overlay' trick to get the irregularities in the panels, by the way?

 

I've not done it yet. I'm thinking about the best way to get the most realistic render.

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It's beautiful and I'm so glad it's not shiny!  It looks fresh from the factory at Castle Bromwich.

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Looks amazing!

 

Looks like it just rolled out of the factory.

 

Are you planning a version with faded paint and some battle wear?

 

Thanks for your hard work!

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13 minutes ago, smink1701 said:

Are you planning a version with faded paint and some battle wear?

 

Yes of course !

This is just the template.

Weathering and paint chipping will come in due time.

:biggrin:

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Question importante (pour moi) Zargos .Y aura t'il un calque "aluminium" ?

 

Important question? is there an aluminium layer in the template?

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13 hours ago, CCG_Pips said:

Important question? is there an aluminium layer in the template?

 

Well I don't know.

The point is that I never tried to make bare metal skins for IL2-BOS and the Spitfire is not the plane I was thinking of for starting.

But why not ?

Nevertheless, I think that if I ever make a metal layer for the Spit it will be a different template with specific alpha layer and will be released separately.

 

(@ Pips : tu veux que je traduise ? :P)

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Zargos said:

 

Yes of course !

This is just the template.

Weathering and paint chipping will come in due time.

:biggrin:

Très bien, mon ami.

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Hello,

Here are some news of the template and normal map.

I'm still working on the template : the more I think I progress, the more I discover small details to correct or improve. But now I think I'm close to the end.

It is quite the same for the normal map. I've spent some time to watch carefully close-up historical pictures of the plane to figure out how small and medium rivets and screws appear on real planes.

Then I try to work the normal map to get a result as close as possible to the real look.

The first thing that any one can see is that small rivets appear almost recessed and rather as small hollows rather than small bumps.

On the other and, large rivets and screw at wing roots and on removable plates appear as bumps.

I also try to give a little bumpy look to the plane plate and to modulate the "bumpiness" in different location.

Here is a quick view (from the game viewer) of the result :

 

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I hope you'll enjoy it.

As ever, positive criticism and constructive suggestions are vey welcome.

 

Have a nice week-end

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