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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.

 

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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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Dedicated to the Pilot, who was never found.

On June 28th 1942, a lone Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk bearing the 260 Squadron “HS” squadron code and the aircraft letter “B” settled down over a wide and remote expanse of North African sand desert called Al Wadi al Jadid. Perhaps low on fuel, perhaps lost, or with mechanical problems, the RAF pilot chose to land in the vast North African Sahara. With his landing gear locked down, he flared low over the sand and settled onto it. The gear snapped off, the desert camouflaged P-40 collapsed onto its belly and slid for a hundred meters or more shedding its radiators and propeller hub. The pilot was never seen again...

This pilot was almost certainly Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping of 260 Squadron, a 24 year old son of a British dentist who went missing while ferrying this aircraft for repairs in 1942. See links for more on this story.

 

 

 

The model was a P-40d so certain details differ slightly from the one we have in - game so one COULD say that the skin is 'semi - historical', I digress...
Have fun and shoot straight mates from Raptorattacker!
 
Download HERE
 
4k Template by @ICDP Thanks mate, great job!!
 
 
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Wing Commander Richard Cresswell (DFC, DFC-US, AM-US) was well known, and widely respected, as an RAAF operational fighter squadron commander during the period of the Second World War, and more particularly in the Korea war. The high standard of his leadership and exceptional ability as a fighter pilot, together with his tenacity and drive in the air, and on the ground, set a fine example for his contemporaries that has rarely, if ever, been equaled. Dick Cresswell was born in Tasmania and joined the pre-war RAAF in 1938 as a cadet to train as a pilot. When the second war broke out he was quickly promoted to Squadron Leader. In 1942 he became the first operational commanding officer of No 77 Squadron in Perth, Western Australia at the tender age of 21. The RAAF base at Pearce was crowded so he took over a Perth golf course, joined two fairways to create a runway and used the clubhouse and nearby houses for accommodation. That airfield, still in use, is now called Guildford.
Later, when he had to move his squadron to Darwin, he again took the initiative: knowing the RAAF supply system was overloaded and the base at Darwin overstretched he sent a team to Adelaide to buy everything from teapots and tents to a tonne of beer, and the trucks to carry it all north. On arrival, the base commander passed on a message from the RAAF's chief, air marshal George Jones, asking: "What took you so long?" With customary directness, the recently appointed squadron leader Cresswell replied: "With respect sir, tell the chief to look at a map."
Previously he had flown a very worn out ex-USAAF P-40, and he was excited to have brand-new equipment. The aircraft that is the subject of this skin was chosen personally by Cresswell from a group of brand-new aircraft that had been built to British specifications with British instruments and equipment. He took this particular aircraft because the “13” in the serial number spooked some of the more superstitious pilots in the unit and he intended to disprove their fears.
These aircraft arrived with type A and type A2 RAF roundels on the wings and fuselage. After a few accidental friendly fire incidents (the USN tried to shoot down an RAAF Catalina) it was decided to remove the red from the RAF roundels and fin flashes.
 
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and,

once again, many thanks to @ICDP for the 4K Template!

 

 

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Based on a P-40B of 78th Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group out of Bellows Field, Hawaii 7th Dec 1941.

She never made it off the ground before all hell broke loose and so reference of any depth is very scarce.

Here’s your chance to take her up and do what she was meant to do. 

Have fun and shoot straight mates from Raptorattacker!

 

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Customary big thanks to @ICDP for the template

 

 

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P-40bc Warhawk. Aircraft number 47, 3rd Pursuit Squadron 'Hell's Angels'
1st AVG 'Flying Tigers'. China, June 1942. 
It was flown by Robert T.Smith, one of the most important figures of the Flying Tigers with 8.90 kills.
He was an instructor with the Army Air Corps at Randolph Field before joining the group.
 

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Customary big thanks to @ICDP for the template!
 
 
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Based on the Bellows Field machine above, this one is REALLY dirty!!
It's a calling I feel I must indulge in more. I LIKE 'em DIRTY!!!
 
Y'can get this grubby little beauty HERE
Have fun and think of @ICDP while you're in it, it's his template!!
 
 
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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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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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Focke-Wulf Fw D-9's

 

 

Fw190 D9 Stab/JG 2

Pilot Fw. Werner Hohenberg

1st January 1945... BODENPLATTE!!!

 

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The skin can be downloaded HERE and the uncensored one HERE

Once again and as ever, thanks to @ICDP for his invaluable help!!

 

 

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Fw190 D-9

W.Nr. 210003

Oberleutnant Hans Dortemann 

12./JG 54

Oldenburg, Germany

October 1944

 

 

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Download HERE and the uncensored version HERE

Made with @ICDP's template

 

 

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Fw 190 D-9

W.Nr. 210080

Hauptmann Robert "Bazi" Weiss

III./JG54

Varrebusch, Germany. December 1944

 

 

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Both the censored and uncensored versions can be downloaded HERE

@ICDP... thanks!

EDIT!!! Bazi Weiss's machine has been re-uploaded as I found a yellow discrepancy on the tail section.

Apologies to all and the link (and skin) has been redone as of 06/04...

@Psyrion @sevenless @Yankee_One @FurphyForum @ACS777 @Swing @KpgQuop @Dogbert1953

@-IRRE-Therion to name the ones I KNOW who've downloaded it...

Thanks also to @sevenless for a couple of minor errors that he kindly pointed out.

These have been rectified (although NOT on the videos as I haven't got time to re-edit them!)

 

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On 1/24/2019 at 12:52 PM, Danziger said:

The propeller blades look completely different shapes on the real one and the 3d model. 

At least some of that is attributable to angle. The game prop is set to flight. The original photo is set to full feathered. If you look at the blade on the far right, especially, it is nearly parallel to the ground/flat. Bit of an optical illusion in the original.

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26 minutes ago, II/JG17_HerrMurf said:

Bit of an optical illusion in the original.

I believe the props were more often than not made from wood as well, due to material shortages. I'm sure I read that somewhere...:unsure:

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Thanks Rap,

 

marvelous skin and beautiful work.

 As always you get 4 thumps up:good::good::good::good:

 

Well done!

 

There is a little spelling error on template v2 for the D-9 on the tail:

 

It reads

 

Beim Schlappen Hohenruder nach unten drücken

 

it should be

 

Beim Schleppen Höhenruder nach unten drücken.

 

 

 

Rap i dont know if you saw this one but  i think this template has the fix!

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Yankee_One said:

Beim Schleppen Höhenruder nach unten drücken.

Thanks mate! I shall address it and put it right... (DAMN!!!) It'll mean a re-download for all that have it, unfortunately... I'll flag it up as soon as it's done.

Thanks again for that though Yankee.

;)

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59 minutes ago, Raptorattacker said:

Thanks mate! I shall address it and put it right... (DAMN!!!) It'll mean a re-download for all that have it, unfortunately... I'll flag it up as soon as it's done.

Thanks again for that though Yankee.

;)

 

Hi Rap,

 

no, that was not my intention. Sorry for that. I meant for future skins.

 

And with that spelling error it was just there with the offical template. I contacted IDCP for that "issue".

Not a big one but i thought i will mention it and draw his attention!

 

Thanks buddy!!!!

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51 minutes ago, Yankee_One said:

no, that was not my intention. Sorry for that. I meant for future skins.

I know, I know. Don't worry, I aint pi**ed off. I just hate it when I know something aint right on something is all. I might just leave it then if no-one minds and alter it for future ones, like you suggest?

Phew! DONE it for the 'up-and-comings'!! Thanks again Yankee :salute:

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4 minutes ago, Yankee_One said:

You are more than welcome:salute:

Ha! I just went to 'like' this comment and I've run out of 'likes' for today!! :rolleyes: Consider this a 'like'!!

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Hi Rap,

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but if you are using the original template then it doe snot have the fix for the layer masks around the texture joins.  Basically the original template carried over an error that had the layer mask being too big and when giving some issues around texture join areas.

 

Your skin seems to suffer from this problem.😯

 

 

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3 hours ago, ICDP said:

Your skin seems to suffer from this problem

I shall address the problem without further ado and thanks for the heads - up M!

Hang on a minute, I'm using v2, does that suffer from this? Is it a case of... ahh, I KNOW what you're talking about now. I was fiddling around with a different spinner spiral and I was WONDERING what was going on. Is there a 'fix' imminent then Martin (or a workaround)?

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V2 should not suffer from this and it is around the underside of the nose and the spinner that showed the problem most.  V3 only fixes a spelling mistake for the stencilling on the tail.  To see if your skins are affected, load the skin in the viewer and zoom out to see if lines appear on the nose underside.  Also zoom in on the spinner, if you can see a distinct black line, or join line then you need to expand your spinner texture a few pixels.

 

Basically if you use the existing RLM 76 base layer and spinner size as a guide, you should be OK.

 

I had a look at your skin in Photoshop and it has the wrong layer mask as a base.  To see what I mean look at the alpha layer compared to the diffuse (main) texture.

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1 minute ago, ICDP said:

Basically if you use the existing RLM 76 base layer and spinner size as a guide, you should be OK.

Nice one, thanks for that. I was just looking at it and came to roughly the same conclusion. Cheers mate.

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I'm downloading the v2 template because I am doubting myself now 😄

 

EDIT:  I have checked the official template and it is labelled v2 and does have the fixed layer mask size.

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2 minutes ago, ICDP said:

I'm downloading the v2 template because I am doubting myself now 😄

Ha! Ha! It looks okay to me (with a bit of minute tweaking!) and I addressed the spelling thing this morning on the Stencil layer so all seems kinda okay.

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No one is going to get close enough to read the stencilling during an engagement.... I'll stick with the original mate!

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13 minutes ago, Trooper117 said:

I'll stick with the original mate!

Aaahhhh but it's the peace of mind of tortured artists Trooper, a heavy cross to bear my friend... a HEAVY cross to bear!! :rolleyes:

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Just now, Raptorattacker said:

Aaahhhh but it's the peace of mind of tortured artists Trooper, a heavy cross to bear my friend... a HEAVY cross to bear!! :rolleyes:

 

That's why I'm not an artist 🙉🙈🙊

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Hi Rap,

 

didnt realized your new skins on the D-9.

Fantastic Sir!! They are marvelous!!

 

Thank you for sharing them and have a nice weekend.

 

 

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