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Gratitude and respect to Rap for his great kindness and effort on recreating this Empire of the Sun Mustang.

Thank you for resurrecting this 'Cadillac in the Air' and making it shiny again!♥️

 

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On 5/25/2020 at 6:34 PM, I/JG54_chuishan said:

Gratitude and respect to Rap for his great kindness and effort on recreating this Empire of the Sun Mustang.

Thank you for resurrecting this 'Cadillac in the Air' and making it shiny again!♥️

 

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Any chance to share this beauty?

I would like to have a copy if possible!

 

 

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20 hours ago, Yankee_One said:

Any chance to share this beauty?

I would like to have a copy if possible!

 

 

 

Well... Sorry for the inconvenience but... I'm in mainland China, which means I have no access to any cloud storage platform that you can access... 🙃 So maybe ask Rap if he can share it up? Or maybe leaving your e-mail address? I can still send e-mail without difficulty though.😉

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7 hours ago, I/JG54_chuishan said:

 

Well... Sorry for the inconvenience but... I'm in mainland China, which means I have no access to any cloud storage platform that you can access... 🙃 So maybe ask Rap if he can share it up? Or maybe leaving your e-mail address? I can still send e-mail without difficulty though.😉

Thanks i will ask Mr Raptor if its possible!!

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On 5/28/2020 at 12:03 PM, Yankee_One said:

Thanks i will ask Mr Raptor if its possible!!

Ask and ye shall receive!! Receive you have!!! ENJOY!!!!

Rap

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Hi Rap,

 

 

thanks to your kindness, hard work and beautiful skin, i have this Cadilac with much more horsepower!!

 

Thanks again, love your work!!

 

 

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How to blow up a B-25...

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I bet THAT stung in the morning!!

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Hi Rap,

 

i know you are very busy, maybe if you have a little time in the future, would you please make me a last request for my favorite P-38?

 

I have red, green and a wonderful blue bird ( Virginia Marie)😁, i love it but a yellow one is missing,

 

What do you think?

 

Take your time if you have interest,

 

Thanks a lot for all of your work!!

 

S!

 

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7 hours ago, Yankee_One said:

What do you think?

I'll give it a browse. Leave it with me!

:thank_you:

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13 hours ago, LeLv30_Raptorattacker said:

I'll give it a browse. Leave it with me!

:thank_you:

Love you!!!😁

 

Thanks RAP,

 

take your time, it doesnt matter how long it takes!!

 

Thanks in advance for your work and your patience with me!!!:good:😉

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Its absolutely fantastic RAP!!

 

Wonderful work!

 

Love it very much!!!

 

I am speechless!

 

 

Thank you so much m8!!!

 

 

EDIT: The lettering above the killmarks are his rank and his name.

Major Elliot E. Summer

Below of his crew chief! 

S/Sgt. Carl E. Plecker

 

I have put some images into the spoiler! Dont know if its possible to do!

 

Anti glare on the nacelles are missing!     THIS IS MY FAULT TOO FOR NOT GIVEN ANY REAL PHOTOS!

 

I AM SORRY FOR THAT

 

Found something:

https://475th.org/p38/aircraftlisting/

 

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@Yankee_One So erm, when you say, "I've put some pictures in the spoiler", you actually mean, "Can you do another one for me?".

Am I right? Let me tell YOU young man, I've been after doing 23 Skidoo for quite some time (I did do it in 'another game') and it's from the same bunch so let's leave it at that eh? How's that sound?

Rap

:rolleyes:

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@FurphyForumYeah mate, all good. Just wondered whatchya meant is all... All good apart from torrential rain!!

:thank_you:

@Yankee_One All updates applied. Go get it!!

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FurphyForum

Your PM and our Trade Minister talked about a Fair Trading deal 24hrs ago ; with ref to 'Tim Tam' Biscuits vs Penguins. Yeah bit of Rain here also.

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5 hours ago, LeLv30_Raptorattacker said:

@Yankee_One So erm, when you say, "I've put some pictures in the spoiler", you actually mean, "Can you do another one for me?".

Am I right? Let me tell YOU young man, I've been after doing 23 Skidoo for quite some time (I did do it in 'another game') and it's from the same bunch so let's leave it at that eh? How's that sound?

Rap

:rolleyes:

 

 

Hi RAP,

 

no i didn t wanted to have another one! No sir!  #140 is a beauty!!!!

Sorry for the misunderstanding!!!

 

As i didnt had any good photos on Major Elliot s aircraft (so hard to find), i have put the other ones for better positioning the letters/names and i wanted to showthat those ac from the 432 had an anti glare paint on the nacelles!

 

Howly cow, she looks so cool and fantastic!

 

I am so proud to have this one in my hangar too! You are an artist!!

 

Enjoying it very much!!  Love it!

 

Thank you very much my wise man!!😁

 

from a younger man😄

4 hours ago, LeLv30_Raptorattacker said:

@FurphyForumYeah mate, all good. Just wondered whatchya meant is all... All good apart from torrential rain!!

:thank_you:

@Yankee_One All updates applied. Go get it!!

Thanks for the update!!!

 

Its "ONLY" gorgeous!!!!

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Hello Mr The Raptor,

 

I recently downloaded some of your beautiful p51 skins and i wondered if you would perhaps try skinning this one one day:

 

https://youtu.be/IrjyeAMMcO4https://youtu.be/IrjyeAMMcO4

 

Or perhaps one more Bristish Mustang: the camo on KH 653 looks magnificent, especially the weathering  near the fuel filler-holes and exhaust pipes! Terrific!

 

Thank you for the beautiful skins!

 

 

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On 6/21/2020 at 9:35 AM, Caudron431Rafale said:

Or perhaps one more Bristish Mustang

Send me a piccie if you want. Another Brit one would be good to do, to be honest. To be honest I'd find 'Glamorous Gal' a little too clean for my own tastes. I CAN do it but it'll have to be DIRTY!! You choose, another Brit or a Dirty Gal?

PM me, it's a little more, mmmm, 'less public'!!

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Yes a British one would definitely be nice!

 

I really like this one flown by Graham Pearson, 65 squadron, but unfortunaltely i don't have much info about it:

 

https://www.bravobravoaviation.com/fr/north-american-p-51-mustang/326-mustang-mk-iv-fl-graham-pearson-no-65-squadron-royal-air-force-avril-1945.html

 

Otherwise there is also the famous 112 sharkmouth squadron ones with maybe more documentation available:

 

http://raf-112-squadron.org/112_photos_page_6.html

 

Anyway, any new one really will be nice , there's really something classy with the RAF camo pattern and colours!

 

Thank you so much for answering my post :good:

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On 6/26/2020 at 3:04 PM, Caudron431Rafale said:

Yes a British one would definitely be nice!

A British one it is then... page 7 I think, bottom of the Mustangs.

 

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Hi Raptor. 

 

I saw this on first time on the airfix magazine for https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/hawker-typhoon-ib-1-72.html

 

You also did 2 great spits (Gibbes) with sharkmouths. I was wondering whether you are up to making this on the tempest.....just a fictional skin

 

https://www.agapemodels.com/2015/11/30/build-report-italeris-148-hawker-typhoon-mk-ib/

 

https://web.facebook.com/hawkertyphoonRB396/posts/2317630125118921?_rdc=1&_rdr

 

I dont have a preference on the black or red mouth, although the black one is cool and different.

 

Aircraft number ? (I mean ?) or X,  squadron 56- US

 

Anyway I know it will be monumental to do ... thanks for considering.

 

 

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Was an absolute joy to chat with Raptor about some history and learn some things at the same time during the process of him creating my 57th FG, 64th FS "Black Scorpions" themed P-47!  Cannot wait to see what he does with my Razorback now that the template is out!

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9 minutes ago, -332FG-Reedrick said:

Was an absolute joy to chat with Raptor about some history and learn some things at the same time during the process of him creating my 57th FG, 64th FS "Black Scorpions" themed P-47!  Cannot wait to see what he does with my Razorback now that the template is out!

 


He has been there and done that for sure, a true Renaissance man :good:

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P47 D 22

 

 

 

P-47D 20 'The Bug'

Lt. Arlie Blood

This Thunderbolt of the 510th FS, 405th FG was shot down by Anti Air over France on 24th May 1944.

The pilot evaded capture and with help from the Resistance managed to return to his unit.

 

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The skin can be downloaded HERE

It was made, as ever, with the template prepared by @ICDP

 

 

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P-47 D22, 1st. Lt Gwynne Peirson, 302 FS, 332 FG, 1944
RED TAILS P-47D Thunderbolt Flown by 1st Lt Gwynne Walker Peirson 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group “Tuskegee Airmen", Ramitelli Airfield, Italy. 1944

1st Lt. Gwynne Peirson became famous when gunfire from his P-47D destroyed the Italian TA-27 minelayer, captured by Germans and in service with the Kriegsmarine, in the Trieste Harbour on June 9, 1944. Lt. Gwynne Peirson was one of the four pilots who attacked, and it is reported that his strikes were the ones to hit the magazine of the destroyer, resulting in the sinking. Peirson and his wingman, Wendell Pruitt, were awarded the DFC for this action.The 302 FS was based in Ramatelli, Italy, at the time.

 

 

The skin can be gotten HERE

and everyone has our very own @ICDP to thank for the template.

 

 

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P47 D 4275719 'Wicked Wabbit'

Based on the Thunderbolt piloted by Lt. James C. 'Wabbit' Hare of the 65th FS, 57thFG.

 

 

OOPS! Sorry about the title screen, it's late at night!!

 

The skin can be downloaded HERE

Thanks to @ICDP

 

 

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Another Red Tail, this one piloted by 2nd Lt. Lloyd Hathcock.

301st FS, 332ndFG

1944

 

 

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The skin can be gotten HERE

IMPOSSIBLE without the template prepared by @ICDP!

 

 

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P 47D 22 based on a C 5 unit

This is a machine (VM-A - 4275591) that was based at an RAF Airfield that was about 2 miles from the Primary School I went to in the village of Atcham, Shropshire, England. It was in 1944, not in 1967 though!

 

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The skin can be downloaded HERE

and the customary thanks to @ICDP for his template!

 

 

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P 47D-22 based on a C-2 unit, 16245 VM-A bar.

Maj. Ervin L. 'Dusty' Miller, C/O RAF Atcham 1943-45

This machine was the personal mount of the C/O of RAF Atcham from 1943 to 45, Major Ervin Lloyd 'Dusty' Miller. In it's day it was believed to have been the first bare-aluminium Thunderbolt stationed in the UK. It was consequently followed by many others, of course. 

 

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The skin can be downloaded HERE

and is indebted to our very own @ICDP

 

 

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P-47 D6 - WZ Z 'Feather Merchant II'

Maj Jack C Price - 84thFS, 78thFG Duxford, 1944

Actually a D-22 unit but based on the D6 of Major Jack C. Price of 84th FG, 78th FG. This plane was shot down by AA while strafing an airfield near Beauais and came down at Villetaneuse just north of Paris on March 17th 1944. The pilot bore down on an He111 on Beauvais airfield to strafe it and was hit in the wing root by the flak and set ablaze on his first pass. He managed to pull up and bail out, successfully evading capture. He contacted local French Resistance but the group was betrayed and Major Price was taken prisoner on the same night.

 

 

The skin, both censored and not, can be downloaded HERE

It is made with the aid of @ICDP's dedication to the cause!

 

 

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P 47D 23 'Hun Hunter XIV'

Maj Gil Wymond, 65thFS 57thFG

Another one of the mighty 57th! Major Gilbert O. Wymond's P-47D 23 'Hun Hunter XIV', one of the 16 machines he flew during the war bearing the name.

 

 

The skin can be downloaded HERE

Thanks @ICDP!

 

 

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P 47D 23 'Doogan'

Lt Charles J Loring Jr.-22nd FS, 36th FG-RAF Kingsnorth 1944

 

This aircraft was shot down on December 24, 1944 over Belgium. Lt. Charles Loring Jr. abandoned the plane and ended WW2 as a POW.

 

 

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The skin can be downloaded HERE

Thankyou @ICDP for the template!

 

 

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P-47 D22 'Fat Cat'

Capt Henry Bakken - 609th FS, 406th FG - RAF Christchurch, Summer 1944

 

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The skin can be got HERE

Thanks @ICDP!

 

 

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P-47 D22 'Stalag Luft III' 'I Wanted Wings' 'Button Nose'

Lt.Albert P. Knafelz, 56th FG - 62nd FS, RAF Boxted July 1944.
Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack",
had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed 
more enemy aircraft in air combat than any other. Francis Gabreski and Robert Johnson, the Eighth Air 
Force's top aces were both with the 56th. Col. Hubert A. Zemke and Col. David C. Schilling, two of the 
Group's C/Os, were also famous aces, rivalling the 4th Fighter Group's Don Blakeslee and Don Gentile.

 

 

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The skin can be downloaded HERE

and a huge and customary thanks to @ICDPfor the template!

 

 

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I am always surprised by your great work RAP!

 

 

I like youre skinning and the sharpness of the skins!

 

Well done and thank you for sharing them!!!!

 

Oh, yes i always forget it, nice vid too!!!!

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On 7/13/2020 at 1:35 PM, -332FG-Reedrick said:

Was an absolute joy to chat with Raptor about some history and learn some things at the same time during the process of him creating my 57th FG, 64th FS "Black Scorpions" themed P-47!  Cannot wait to see what he does with my Razorback now that the template is out!

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CD2.jpg

CD9.jpg

Is this scheme available for download?

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1 hour ago, DBFlyguy said:

Is this scheme available for download?

It was a personal skin request from @-332FG-Reedrick. It's HIS personal skin so the only way you caould get it is by asking him personally. I'm not at liberty to release it myself. Wouldn't be right!

Sorry

Rap

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1 hour ago, LeLv30_Raptorattacker said:

It was a personal skin request from @-332FG-Reedrick. It's HIS personal skin so the only way you caould get it is by asking him personally. I'm not at liberty to release it myself. Wouldn't be right!

Sorry

Rap

:blush:

got it, understandable 🙂

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Here's a little number I did for @Luger1969 as a 'personal' mount. I DO like the mouth, it really suits the intake...

A quick note, I thought that this machine was, if not fictional, at least a Typhoon (which did have Shark Mouths in some cases). However...

A Tempest US Z (EJ579) of 56 Squadron piloted by F/O V. L. Turner brought down an FW190 on the 29th December at S(outh?) Dummer See, Saxony.

 

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Rap,

 

outstanding you re last Razorback!! (Tuskegee Airmen)

Thanks, i like the vivid colors!!

 

Well done m8!

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That is cool!  That mouth fits nicely!  That is giving me ideas for a Tempest skin.  :russian_ru:  

You need to stop doing that Rap... It just makes me want more, then I have to keep bugging you for another one.  :P

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Been doing an inordinate amount of requests for 'personal' skins lately so I thought I'd knock one out for meself... Well, I like it!

 

... and here's an ace picture some guys sent me of a couple of my children...

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Hello @LeLv30_Raptorattacker I have been amazed with your skins for a while, and especially with those of p47 / 22, I don't know if this is the procedure but I would love you to create a Skin of the
57th Fighter Group P-47, Italy if it wasn't a nuisance.
I have found curious links where you can download skins from the entire squad or a large part of it.
http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/request.php?download.236

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.236

I specifically love the 57th-Pudgy
For this skin what I would like most would be to find the effect of dust and dirt on all sides, wear on the canopies of the dome, dust between the tires, a challenge of wear, and dirt, even exaggerated if it could be.
With all the respect in the world to your time spent for this skin I would greatly appreciate it.

Greetings

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Hey Rap,

     Long time since I spoke with you, but I see you've done another great skin for the 332nd FG, this time the PP-47-22 stationed in Italy.  I'm still working on the Tuskegee Airmen campaign and have completed about 8 missions so for, but I'm not completely satisfied yet.  The ME takes some time to understand and use correctly.  Nevertheless, would you consider making several skins of P-47-22 using the plates from Chris Bucholtz's book on the Tuskegee Airmen ?

Falcon

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