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3 hours ago, Yankee_One said:

May i have a skin request in 4 K?

Ooh! I haven't done a P-40 for a while! Leave it with me and I'll get to it!

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4 hours ago, Raptorattacker said:

Ooh! I haven't done a P-40 for a while! Leave it with me and I'll get to it!

 

A real gentleman has spoken.

 

Thank you very much Rap and dont rush, take your time.

 

S!

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We CAN rebuild it Gentlemen. We have the technology to make it better, faster,,, stronger!!

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On 2/26/2019 at 11:01 PM, Raptorattacker said:

Aermacchi MC202 'Folgore'

 

This is an MC202 ser. 8 unit with a livery based on the Aermacchi C.202 prototype, MM.445.

It was painted in the same three - tone scheme previously used for the majority of the Macchi C.200's with the typical 'poached egg' blotches.

This livery was applied was during the time it was undergoing military evaluation at Guidonia in the autumn of 1940, prior to it's introduction into service.

 

THANK YOU FROM THE ITALIAN SIDE OF THIS FORUM! 

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5 hours ago, =FEW=ayamoth89 said:

THANK YOU FROM THE ITALIAN SIDE OF THIS FORUM! 

There WILL be others! Fear not, amico mio!!

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Curtiss P 40 

 

P 40 based on P-40 Kittyhawk Mk.1a 'AK772 'London Pride'
Pilot Sgt. Henry Burney and Sierz. Jerzy Rózanski (POL)
112 "Shark Squadron" RAF
Lybia (February 1942)

This is a 4k version of the in - game skin.

 

 

 

The skin can be downloaded HERE

Thanks to @ICDP, as ever, for the template.

Enjoy it and shoot straight mates!!

 

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Many thanks Raptorattacker, lovely work.

 

|I do like the P40's, mainly because i can actually get off the ground in them. 🤣

 

Much appreciated.

 

Mike.

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29 minutes ago, Dogbert1953 said:

I do like the P40's, mainly because i can actually get off the ground in them. 🤣

Yeah, I'm partial to them meself. I've always liked the shape of 'em since I was a little kid.

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It was the shark teeth that got me interested back in the very late 1950's.

 

When i had my first plastic model kit of one, Airfix or Revell i am not sure.

 

Mike.

 

 

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Thank you Rap!!

 

Thank you for your time and effort. Fantastic job!!!😉

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1 hour ago, Dogbert1953 said:

It was the shark teeth that got me interested back in the very late 1950's.

 

Exactly the same pull for me as well... mid - 60's in my case. The teeth were the key! (Airfix for sure in my case, I was addicted!!).

 

25 minutes ago, Yankee_One said:

Thank you Rap!!

A pleasure as always, my friend! :salute:;)

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@Raptorattacker   Most of mine were Airfix as they were cheaper.

 

Only collected allied aircraft, which all hung from my bedroom ceiling. 😄

 

I was still making them in the mid '60's as well. 5 yrs old when i had my first one in 1958, a Hurricane.

 

Glue everywhere and never painted them for first couple of years.  😃

 

Mike.

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1 hour ago, Dogbert1953 said:

Glue everywhere and never painted them for first couple of years.

Sounds like a VERY familiar story does that. I couldn't be bothered with paint either, I just wanted to get 'em MADE!!. Me Grandad then conjured up a Sopwith Camel with full paint job plus a Handley Page HP 42 in all aluminium. That was IT for me... I couldn't stop trying to make planes that looked as realistic as that!! I guess skinning in here is a natural progression really, AND you can fly 'em afterwards!!

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4 minutes ago, Raptorattacker said:

Sounds like a VERY familiar story does that. I couldn't be bothered with paint either, I just wanted to get 'em MADE!!. Me Grandad then conjured up a Sopwith Camel with full paint job plus a Handley Page HP 42 in all aluminium. That was IT for me... I couldn't stop trying to make planes that looked as realistic as that!! I guess skinning in here is a natural progression really, AND you can fly 'em afterwards!!

 

Same here buddy, get one done then wait impatiently for my parents to fork out for another one.  😄

No thought of painting any of them. Your grandad spurred you on to modelling greatness then Raptor.

Which lead to your skinning expertise, which i am very gratefull for. 👍

 

Mike.

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POLIKARPOV I 16

'RATA'

 

I-16 'Sting In The Tail'

"If there's one in the room then you need to know where it is!"

 

 

 

The skin can be downloaded HERE

and was made using @ICDP's brilliant template!

 

 

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX

 

 

Supermarine Spitfire MkIXe

based on

Spitfire F mk IXc
FL-A (EN520) 81 Squadron
G/C Colin F Gray
Tunisia, April 1943

Acting Wing Commander Colin Falkland Gray was the top scoring New Zealand pilot with 27 kills.

He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand November 9 1914; DFC 1940, bars 1941,1943; DSO 1943. 
He was a lifelong friend of another famous Kiwi ace Al Deere and he died in New Zealand on 2nd August 1995.

 

WITH CUSTOM 'TUNISIAN SUN - FADED' LOOK!

 

 

The skin can be downloaded HERE

and was created using @ICDP's fantastic template.

 

 

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Spitfire MkIX flown by George Beurling.

Canada’s greatest fighter pilot and most famous hero in World War II, George Frederik Beurling is also known as "The Falcon of Malta" and the "Knight of Malta." Sent to the island in June 1942, when it was under siege of Germans and Italians, in two months of fighting he became the highest scoring ace of the defensive campaign. In a single 14-day period he shot down 27 enemy planes. Also nicknamed “Buzz” and “Screwball,” he scored a total of 31 victories and 9 enemy aircraft damaged during the war. This unit is from his time flying out of RAF Biggin Hill with 412 Squadron RCAF, 126 Wing in Dcember 1943 toJanuary 1944.

 

 

 

The skin can be downloaded HERE and the uncensored version HERE

and was, as ever, created with @ICDP's template.

 

 

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Supermarine Spitfire APR-IX Serial: MK334 (AP-K)
"Icefire"

Squadron Leader Stèphane Gelécul
14 Squadron, RCAF
Port Burwell, Nunavut, 1943

During the war, there were large numbers of RCAF fighter and patrol aircraft actively guarding the Eastern and Western coasts of Canada and Newfoundland, due to the growing Nazi threat and the attacks on Pearl. Starting first with Kittyhawks and Hurricanes, Fighter Command then switched to the more capable Spitfire IX.

The RAF allowed the release of 24 factory fresh Mk.IX's to Canada, to participate what was called "Operation Icefire".

"APR", standing for "Artic Reconnaissance and Patrol", meant converting these aircraft to Winter standards, and the white-snow covered livery. Due to this, they were nicknamed several names, Icefire's, Snowbat's, APR's, APR-IX's and after one of the predators of the Northern Regions ~ The Ookpik or Snow Owl.

During the op, nine Icefire's were lost, due to fire and accidents on the airfield, with the remaining 18 shipped back to Europe after the operation had ended.

This particular livery belonged to the Squadron Leader, Stèphane Gelécul. During Gelécul's time in the region, he became very involved with the local culture and legends, embracing the label the locals had named the Spitfires and even adorned an image of an Ookpik on his aircraft, to honor the local legendary animal.

The entire operation was deemed a failure and no engagements were recorded by the APR-IX except one, an attack on German U-boat U-537 off the Labrador coast, in which Gelécul and his wingman took part.

 

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The skin can be downloaded HERE

Thanks @ICDP pour le template!!

 

 

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Posted (edited)

The metal where the paint has chipped away looks totally awesome! Well done again mate. I don´t have enough skins for the MkIX yet so that´s a very welcome addition, thanks.

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