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Some fantastic skins here guys.  Thank you very much for all your hard work:salute:

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1 hour ago, 325th_Bugsy said:

Yup the razorback was an icon

 

The plane that destroyed the cream of the Luftwaffe!  The P-51 just cleaned up the scraps.

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Ok Gents

Here one of the 262 Killers

 

P-47D-28 42-28442 of 2Lt   Huie Lamb, 82nd   FS/ 78th   FG, Duxford, October 1944 On 15   October 1944 2Lt   Huie Lamb, flying as wingman to Capt   John I   Brown, spotted an Me   262 near Hanover. Unable to acquire the jet himself, Brown gave Lamb permission to attack it. Lamb activated his fighter’s water injection in the dive, and the P-47 was indicating 525   mph when he levelled out at an altitude of just 100   ft. His opponent, Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel Edgar Junghans of I./ KG   51, made a hard left turn in an attempt to drag Lamb over a nearby airfield in the hope that defending flak batteries would shoot the pursuing American down. Although Lamb’s P-47 did indeed take a number of hits, he stuck to the Me   262 long enough to fire a telling burst into its left engine, which sent it crashing into the ground.

Chapis, Stephen; Thomas, Andrew. Allied Jet Killers of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Kindle-Positionen1822-1827). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle-Version. 

 

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See page 8 for the Complete Collection...Thanks

 

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OK Gents

This is the 2nd of the Jet Killers:

 

P-47D-28 42-28453 The Irish Shillalah of 1Lt   James Finnegan, 10th   FS/ 50th   FG, Y90 Giebelstadt, Germany, April 1945 On 25   April 1945 American and French B-26s were heading into southern Germany, escorted by P-47s, when they were subjected to a devastating attacked by five Me   262s from JV   44 that were being led by unit CO, Generalleutnant Adolf Galland. As he attacked the Marauders, Galland’s fighter was hit by a burst of defensive fire from TSgt   Henry Dietz, a waist gunner on board Capt   Gunther Gurkin’s B-26 from the 34th   BS/ 17th   BG. From above, 1Lt   James E   Finnegan saw the jets and immediately pursued Galland’s ailing Me   262, firing two well aimed bursts that finished the fighter off. Depite being wounded, Galland managed to belly land his jet back at Munich-Riem airfield.

Chapis, Stephen; Thomas, Andrew. Allied Jet Killers of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Kindle-Positionen1951-1954). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle-Version. 

 

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See page 8 for the Complete Collection...Thanks

 

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5 hours ago, 325th_Bugsy said:

Ok Gents

Here one of the 262 Killers

 

P-47D-28 42-28442 of 2Lt   Huie Lamb, 82nd   FS/ 78th   FG, Duxford, October 1944 On 15   October 1944 2Lt   Huie Lamb, flying as wingman to Capt   John I   Brown, spotted an Me   262 near Hanover. Unable to acquire the jet himself, Brown gave Lamb permission to attack it. Lamb activated his fighter’s water injection in the dive, and the P-47 was indicating 525   mph when he levelled out at an altitude of just 100   ft. His opponent, Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel Edgar Junghans of I./ KG   51, made a hard left turn in an attempt to drag Lamb over a nearby airfield in the hope that defending flak batteries would shoot the pursuing American down. Although Lamb’s P-47 did indeed take a number of hits, he stuck to the Me   262 long enough to fire a telling burst into its left engine, which sent it crashing into the ground.

Chapis, Stephen; Thomas, Andrew. Allied Jet Killers of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Kindle-Positionen1822-1827). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle-Version. 

 

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https://www.mediafire.com/file/99lbgagf7abbuab/78th_FG.rar/file

 

Wow, thank you wery much!!great work! 

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Thanks Gents

the 3rd one I cant do due to the Adullt content  of the name. We have a lot of young kids I’m sure playing this game, so I think I’ll leave that one alone. Plenty others to do...Salute

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but you can sand me the skin? for personal flying?

if i dont post the skin here on site? i am 38 :)

 

 

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Did a complete rework of the camo and added some new weathering. Still a very WIP though. I hope to be finished with it in a few days.

 

P-47D-25 "Gabby" Gabreski

 

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11 hours ago, Legioneod said:

Did a complete rework of the camo and added some new weathering. Still a very WIP though. I hope to be finished with it in a few days.

 

P-47D-25 "Gabby" Gabreski

 

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I really like the weathering especially on the red paint of that bird. All the skins made here by some most talented skinners are great, but some are too clean for my

taste - during operations the ground personnel did everything to keep those planes in shape and in good condition, but they couldn't clean them as if these crates

came out directly from the factory - there were always some stains, spills and leaks.

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Re-weathering: the 56th recieved their first Superbolts in May ‘44 and as Flying Exec, Gabby was allocated one of these.  He flew this on ops for c. 2 months until he was forced to ditch after a prop strike while strafing on 20th July.  So this aircraft was only in service for 2 months at most.  Gabby’s aircraft were exceptionally well looked after, as were those of most 8th AAF FGs on permanent.bases in East Anglia.  I can’t recall if this particular aircraft got a hard wax treatment but Gabby’s earlier HV-A 22 block razorback was sanded and waxed by the crew chief to give him a few more mph top end.

 

So yes some weathering is appropriate but this was at most a two month old ship that was the subject of heavy press coverage at the time and the crew chief would have been very keen for it to always look its best.

 

 

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4 hours ago, 325th_Bugsy said:

Hey Guys

Here's another one of my favorites..."Haulin Ass"

 

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Coming tomorrow

 

*Breathing intensifies*

 

 

Gentlemen (and that's to all the P-47 skinners), I have to say, your skinning talent really hasn't let me down!

Hopefully you won't run out of material anytime soon :)

 

Can't wait for the other US planes to arrive. Lots of inteesting schemes there, too!

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OK Gents

Here's the Haulin Ass skin...

 

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See page 8 for the Complete Collection...Thanks

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@Legioneod That´s some amazing work on the paint streaks!!!

@325th_Bugsy I like it. If you allow I´d like to offer a bit of criticism. The alpha on the new paint (Serial number, number on the side, noseart etc.) looks to be the same as the metal which makes it look oddly translucent. It would in my opinion look better if you adjust that to be matt like the anti glare on top of the nose for example. (I noticed this on many of your metal skins :happy:

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40 minutes ago, Psyrion said:

@Legioneod That´s some amazing work on the paint streaks!!!

@325th_Bugsy I like it. If you allow I´d like to offer a bit of criticism. The alpha on the new paint (Serial number, number on the side, noseart etc.) looks to be the same as the metal which makes it look oddly translucent. It would in my opinion look better if you adjust that to be matt like the anti glare on top of the nose for example. (I noticed this on many of your metal skins :happy:

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Appreciate the work, but agree with Psyrion.  Looking at the D5 on Haulin Ass it appears see through as does the nose art. 

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https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/profile/111917-legioneod/  That's some amazing work - well done on the camo, must have been a headache to line it all up :) 

 

One small detail point I spotted, you've painted over the radio mast.  It should be OD but the invasion stripes are cutting across the relevant texture (obvious when you look at the template - a small triangular section above the stars and bars on the right fuselage).

 

Also noticed that the pitot tube has the same issue (small texture between the left wing halves). Front end is usually stainless steel, so you may want to edit the alpha layer to get that effect.

 

Beautiful piece of work BTW.

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27 minutes ago, Yardstick said:

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/profile/111917-legioneod/  That's some amazing work - well done on the camo, must have been a headache to line it all up :) 

 

One small detail point I spotted, you've painted over the radio mast.  It should be OD but the invasion stripes are cutting across the relevant texture (obvious when you look at the template - a small triangular section above the stars and bars on the right fuselage).

 

Also noticed that the pitot tube has the same issue (small texture between the left wing halves). Front end is usually stainless steel, so you may want to edit the alpha layer to get that effect.

 

Beautiful piece of work BTW.

Rgr, will get to work on it. Didn't even notice, thanks for pointing it out.

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Here you might like this one!

 

These are from the Hell Hawks Series..

Maj. William Cornell

386th FS  Nov. 1944

 

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See page 8 for the Complete Collection...Thanks

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This is another from the Hell Hawks Series..

 

P-47D-28 "Mississippi Rebel"

1st Lt. Lloyd Hutchins

386th FS  November 1944 Belgium

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See page 8 for the Complete Collection...Thanks

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16 minutes ago, 325th_Bugsy said:

This is another from the Hell Hawks Series..

 

P-47D-28 "Mississippi Rebel"

1st Lt. Lloyd Hutchins

386th FS  November 1944 Belgium

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https://www.mediafire.com/file/d0ji5w3kk947xi3/Miss_Rebel_III.rar/file

 

Nice, you got to it before I did. Definitely like this skin.

I'll probably have a personal skin similar to this, me being a southerner and all.

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1 minute ago, sevenless said:

another suggestion with cool noseart:

 

 

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I'll get to work on it. Any more info on it?

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Just a 2nd version of the Big Stud ....I toned down the shine a bit...

 

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See page 8 for the Complete Collection and updated version...Thanks

 

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On 11/22/2018 at 11:28 AM, Mysticpuma said:

 

Hi Bugsy, really appreciate the skin......but the Checkertail is sadly wrong. Way too many black squares :(

 

 

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Prefer the new version Bugsy but still way too many Checkers on the tail as shown here.  Also I don't see the marks on top of the wing or the serial number under the left wing 👍

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