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2 hours ago, Muscat said:

 

 

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if you accept my opinion I would say that it has too much shine in the metal, the original is a matte metal and the fonts you have used are not very exact to the originals, if you can use the ones I have pasted in the previous post or if you need them I can pass you the vectorized files, anyway the thing goes very well !Congrat bud : )


The fonts I had it fixed by now heh! 
But the shine, I only saw your message now, after I finished 3 versions of it. Do you have a picture of Dallas Doll with a way for me to compare the shine? The only picture I found, the underbelly invasion stripes were different from the other sources and it looked like it was cloudy. So, I based all the shiny stuff on the other P-51s. 

Here's the link, until I fix the metallic shine with a picture: https://www.mediafire.com/file/hueu7o5c1y5x6m3/Dallas_Doll_414_495_A_V1-_B_V1-_C_v1.7z/file

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Would it be hard to make two and have one with it on both sides and one with just the left and let the user choose? I have no idea if it would had been on both sides. 

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I've always liked this paint scheme on a P-51 in the ETO.  55th Fighter Group - 348th Fighter Squadron:

 

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I love also the  55th FG 338th FS liveries…………...would love to have them all and the 343rd FS......GUNFIGHTER......is there a download anywhere please?

 

Thanks very much! 

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Hey Craig

Is the front of the nose of this painted mustang suppose to have a shine on it...Im not sure but your alpha layer may not have the nose on it...or maybe its just the angle of the pic!

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Hey SpitfireJoe,

Thanks for your comments!  I'll be posting it up soon.

Cheers,

- CraigNT

 

 

Hey Bugsy,

I'm under the assumption that any non-camouflage paint used by the USAAF in the ETO would be gloss.  Especially that color of light green, so I purposely created the Alpha to depict the nose boss and cowl to be glossy.  If there is any info or data that refutes that assumption I'd be very interested in seeing it.  I did the same gloss value for the bright red stripe on the fuselage.  I did read somewhere that the olive drab on the fuselage was RAF paint so I displayed that as flat matte through the Alpha channel.

Cheers!

- CraigNT

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It's a real pain in the ars aligning the three layers in the prop hub! I will get it done, and then again for the different images of the spinning prop!

 

 

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4 hours ago, BSS_Ripper* said:

It's a real pain in the ars aligning the three layers in the prop hub! I will get it done, and then again for the different images of the spinning prop!

 

 

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Much better than I can do👍

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Nice to have Big Beautiful Doll here now. Flew that skin in DCS almost exclusively as default.

 

Thanks!

 

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20 hours ago, CraigNT55 said:

Hey SpitfireJoe,

Thanks for your comments!  I'll be posting it up soon.

Cheers,

- CraigNT

 

 

Hey Bugsy,

I'm under the assumption that any non-camouflage paint used by the USAAF in the ETO would be gloss.  Especially that color of light green, so I purposely created the Alpha to depict the nose boss and cowl to be glossy.  If there is any info or data that refutes that assumption I'd be very interested in seeing it.  I did the same gloss value for the bright red stripe on the fuselage.  I did read somewhere that the olive drab on the fuselage was RAF paint so I displayed that as flat matte through the Alpha channel.

Cheers!

- CraigNT

 

Any chance you can do one with the matte finish on the nose or should I say more blended like the fuselage...Its a great job by the way!

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15 hours ago, BSS_Ripper* said:

It's a real pain in the ars aligning the three layers in the prop hub! I will get it done, and then again for the different images of the spinning prop!

 

 

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Yep, that was a major pain! In the end I had to place some numbers on them, turn on the wire frame(barely helped) and do multiple resaves until I could get it fixed. 

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Hey Guys I decide to work on Frenesi first since I can then cut out the Camo for Happy jack Go Buggy. I am not 100 % satisfied with the checkered yellow and red. I have tried to use various blurs to remove the pixilation. Any other suggestions to smoothen it out ?

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21 minutes ago, BSS_Ripper* said:

Hey Guys I decide to work on Frenesi first since I can then cut out the Camo for Happy jack Go Buggy. I am not 100 % satisfied with the checkered yellow and red. I have tried to use various blurs to remove the pixilation. Any other suggestions to smoothen it out ?

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Looking good so far. 

 

BTW, for anyone who's a fan of big band music, check out Artie Shaw's song Frenesi. Catchy as hell. 

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1 hour ago, BSS_Ripper* said:

Hey Guys I decide to work on Frenesi first since I can then cut out the Camo for Happy jack Go Buggy. I am not 100 % satisfied with the checkered yellow and red. I have tried to use various blurs to remove the pixilation. Any other suggestions to smoothen it out ?

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Are you upscaling an existing image and using that or did you make the check pattern yourself?

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23 minutes ago, thepiespy said:

Are you upscaling an existing image and using that or did you make the check pattern yourself?

I took the black and white checkered in the template and used the magic wand and then paint bucket to paint and sometimes the magnetic lasso

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5 minutes ago, BSS_Ripper* said:

I took the black and white checkered in the template and used the magic wand and then paint bucket to paint and sometimes the magnetic lasso

If it's black and white you could try a gradient map instead 

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46 minutes ago, thepiespy said:

If it's black and white you could try a gradient map instead 


Thanks that might work. I will play around with it.

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7 minutes ago, AKA_Big10 said:

This skin looks so good in the air, thanks. 

 

Do you plan on doing Twilight Tear?

No, I'm done with 78th. But if you want I could upload checkers layer so you can try it yourself. there's bunch of tutorials here on how to make skins with gimp.

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59 minutes ago, Ouky1991 said:

No, I'm done with 78th. But if you want I could upload checkers layer so you can try it yourself. there's bunch of tutorials here on how to make skins with gimp.

Sorry to here that, I am not even going to try to skin but thanks. 

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This will be my first P-51D contribution. There's still some work to be done but it's shaping up pretty well. It's a plain skin compared to a lot of E.T.O. Mustangs but it's pilot, Col. Donald J.M. Blakeslee was anything but. A man I've long admired for his leadership, courage and endurance, I find it sad his name rarely is mentioned along side those who were his contemporaries. Few equaled his accomplishments.

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Just putting on the final markings. Thanks to @szelljr for his checkered scheme.  The two tone prop was a challenge but is perfectly lines up now! The video below was the WIP to line them up!

 

 

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Would anyone be interested in creating a couple of 325th FG Mustangs?

The first is "Mary Mac" which was Fuselage No.40 flown by Gordon McDaniel. This I think will be very challenging as the tail has the full Checkerboard markings. I have included an image of #40 before the noseart and cockpit text were updated. Also a reference images of the full checkertail pattern.

 

 

 

 

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The next is of #35 "Helen" flown by 325th Checkertail Ace, Art Fiedler.

It had "Helen" on both sides of the nose, the short Checkertail, Red outer colour to the fuselage numbers and for a short time on top of the wing, above the guns, on the Starboard was written "Hells" and above the Port guns "Bells" in the same font as the noseart.

Art had 8 Victory markings on the aircraft.

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Thanks in advance if anyone can take on the challenge, cheers, Mysticpuma.

 

(Any further info. required, just send me a PM)

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Entering the home stretch ! I estimate about another 3 hours of work to completion. I hope to have two versions released. Air show and battle worn.

 

 

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Finally figured out how to edit the alpha layer. Made this little black Mustang skin as a test.

 

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Pacific Mustangs

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P-51D 44-63279 HL-Z 'Mr. Ted III

 

What a coincidence - but this beautiful plane has already been made.

 

 

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A North American P-51 Mustang aircraft (HL-Z, serial number 44-63279) nicknamed "Mr. Ted III", of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, Duxford. This aircraft was piloted by Colonel Frederick C. Gray, Jr., who from May 1944 was Commanding Officer of the 78th Fighter Group

 

 

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I just found a cool link to some of Tom Weiss's excellent P51D skins including a clean and dirty version of Petie 2nd http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/category/752-p-51d-15-skins/ Here's a screenshot (bottom of post, I hate merged posts)

On 10/16/2019 at 11:58 PM, DrJester said:

 

Ha! Good point! Hopefully, I can do all this tomorrow + fix a few bugs on the skin. Otherwise, I will only be able to release it on Monday next week. Since I will only be able to get back to it on Sunday. 

My custom nose art manage to sneak in on the alpha and I only caught it ingame haha

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Have you finished this? Link please

15 hours ago, BSS_Ripper* said:

Entering the home stretch ! I estimate about another 3 hours of work to completion. I hope to have two versions released. Air show and battle worn.

 

 

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Have you finished this? Link please and could you please do "moose" if you take requests.

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On 10/15/2019 at 3:46 AM, Legioneod said:

It's still a work in progress, I just wanted to show that I was working on it. Will probably be done in a day or two.

How is it going? Are you still working on this?

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On 10/21/2019 at 6:35 PM, Bremspropeller said:

Great stuff Ouky!

Bring on those Slybirds!

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353rd Fighter Group! yess please!

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On 10/7/2019 at 7:18 AM, ICDP said:

This is a developer's template that I cleaned up and prepared for release.  So the lines and rives were already there and it took a lot less time than my my Me262, 190A(s), P47D or Spitfire Mk IX for example.

 

I SAY always quality is better than quantity ..
Very good work ! ... thanks also "ICDP" who did a very important job!  :umnik2:

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