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1 hour ago, Bo_Nidle said:

"Man O' War" 4th Fighter Group, September 1944.

Flown by Lt Col Claiborne Kinnard when when he was acting C.O. of the 4thFG.

 

Uses the @icdp template with some tweaks by me. I've tried a lighter tone to the bare metal, darkened the green from my earlier post, added a little bit of shine to the ETO IFF stripes.

 

I still don't like the gloss finish to the metal but can't seem to shake it without killing the metal effect....yet.

 

Still learning Alpha Channels. Interesting.

 

Very nice.

 

I think overall the metal effect in this sim is pretty good. Where it has issues is when the skin reflects another part of the shiny skin. Like the fuselage where it meets the wing. To me that's when the shine gets that glassy, waterish look. Other than that, I really like it.

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I've edited "Ridge Runner III" and "Man O' War" mainly to resize the serials on the tail to a bigger font. Don't know how I missed that?!

 

Just uploaded a new one: "Spare Parts" of the 52nd Fighter Group which flew out of Italy.

 

Art is scratchbuit involving some serious font surgery!

 

http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3749-spare-parts-52nd-fg/

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On 11/12/2019 at 2:37 PM, 361st_Bugsy said:

No they have a PDF that has all their colors Ill send it to you

http://www.ak-masters.com/app/pdf/RCEquivalenceDIG.pdf

Its worth its weight in gold...

What I did was use a screen shot program to take bitmaps or Jpegs of it then open those up in paint program...

 

@361st_Bugsy Hey Bugsy I converted your PDF into a PSD https://www.mediafire.com/file/snevz4c1wcibcfe/RCEquivalenceDIG-1.psd/file

 

I also created a PSD of the Federal Standard 595 Paint from here https://www.federalstandardcolor.com/  The book refers a lot to the FS. Just zoom in! 

 https://www.mediafire.com/file/hyvmpzaqtooavct/Federal_Standard.psd/file

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A second Italy based Mustang: "Marie" which was flown by Korean/American Ace Captain Fred Ohr who finished the war with 6 aerial victories.

He commanded the 2nd Fighter Squadron of the 52nd Fighter Group.

He had his Korean name applied in Chinese characters beneath his English name. It took a LOT of research but I believe I have got them correct.

 

http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3751-marie-52nd-fighter-group/

 

 

 

 

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Bo_Nidle,

     Have given any thought to skins from the 343rd FS?  I think their colors are particularly cool what with the olive drab fuselage and a

red stripe between the olive and aluminum skin, together with the green and yellow checkers on the nose and the yellow rudder.  I’m certain you’ve seen the “Gunfighter”, “Cape Cod Express”, and others.  Just a suggestion.
 

 

  

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Will be more Bluenose skins? For Bodenplatte?

"West Virginian" - Lt. "Bob" Powell

"Little Rebell" - Lt. "Buck" Pattillo

“Sweet & Lovely" - Lt. "Bill" Pattillo

"Slender, Tender & Tall" - Maj. William T Halton

 

Thanks

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I plan on doing a couple of them Shifty

 

Little Rebel" - Lt. "Buck" Pattillo---Done

“Sweet & Lovely" - Lt. "Bill" Pattillo

 

Can you find me some really good reference material of these 2 planes

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You guys can get this here in my thread....just an FYI!

Click below to see hidden picture...Thanks

 

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7 hours ago, Luger1969 said:
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@Luger one of my pilots did this already or its near completion....ask him 361st_Ripper

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OK Fellas here's another of the Blue Nose Bastards, You can get it in the below link just click on the art picture...sorry I had to darken the HK's under the cockpit as to not upset anyone..

 

 

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There you go Luger1969, "Happy Jacks Go Buggy", 20thFG flown by Maj Jack Ilfrey.

 

Its up now at LockOn Files http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3772-happy-jacks-go-buggy-79thfs-20thfg/

 

(Edit: This has been updated to Version 1.0.1 to correct an error to the finish on the starboard aileron and slightly tweaked the metal finish).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Luger1969 said:

That is a fantastic skin!...great screenshots as well. Many thanks BoNidle.

Glad you like it mate.

 

Its been on my "to do" list since I started skinning again as it was a colour scheme I always liked too.

 

As mentioned in my post above, I have updated it to Version 1.0.1 to correct an error that I did not spot until I posted the sceenshots on here.

 

I may do the later version with the 20thFG "piano keys" design added, but that's for the future.

 

Cheers,

 

Bo.

 

 

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On 12/16/2019 at 9:26 AM, Bo_Nidle said:

There you go Luger1969, "Happy Jacks Go Buggy", 20thFG flown by Maj Jack Ilfrey.

 

Its up now at LockOn Files http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3772-happy-jacks-go-buggy-79thfs-20thfg/

 

(Edit: This has been updated to Version 1.0.1 to correct an error to the finish on the starboard aileron and slightly tweaked the metal finish).

@Bo_Nidle Hello Bo, I was working on this very plane and I was in touch with the folks who restored  this plane http://www.midwestaero.com/site/Midwest_Aero_Restorations,_Ltd.html

 

I know first hand how difficult this plane is to paint. Would you mind releasing an updated version with the following corrections:

 

1. The Crew plate is missing the armorer: 

 

Pilot: Maj. J.M. ILFREY

Crew Chief: T/Sgt. R. Burgess

Asst:           Sgt. R. Miller

Armorer:       Sg. O.H. Herm

Radio:           S/Sgt. Bruska

2.The canopy camo is a curved line

3. The camo on the rudder goes upward into the rudder trim tab

Thie pics below were sent to my by Midwest aero:) 

 

Great paint!

 

 

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Thanks, I'll try and update it soon.

 

I hope you are still going to release your version 361st_Ripper? 

 

I have never been an advocate of the "once someone has done a skin then no-one else should do it" way of thinking.

 

I am all for giving people choices.

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6 hours ago, Raptorattacker said:

@361st_Ripper* Nice.

You might want to put the images behind a 'Reveal Hidden Content' though because of the swastikas?

Just a heads-up. I haven't got a problem personally but it IS a rule in the Forums...

Oops thanks I totally forgot!

7 hours ago, Bo_Nidle said:

Thanks, I'll try and update it soon.

 

I hope you are still going to release your version 361st_Ripper? 

 

I have never been an advocate of the "once someone has done a skin then no-one else should do it" way of thinking.

 

I am all for giving people choices.

@Bo_NidleNo worries, I was sick for a monrh so I stopped working on it and found it to be the most challenging!

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The skin is finished. A little back story on this Mustang. The pilot, Lt. Alan Skirball, was nicknamed Screwball so his P-51D was named as such. The artwork was done by Don Allen as he'd done on many previous P-47s and P-51s for the 4thFG. I was able to colorize the B/W picture and I think it turned out pretty well. I had to take some creative license with the skin as the only picture I've seen of this plane is the one of the nose art I posted earlier in this thread. Given that, I followed the pattern of the many other Red Nosed P-51s of the Fourth as they appeared from January 1945 until the end of WWII. The D/L link is below. Comments or suggestions are welcomed.

 

Lt. Skirball was representative of the many thousands of U.S.A.A.F. pilots and aircrew who didn't garner fame during the war but simply did their jobs. After the war it appears he was equally successful becoming a doctor. He passed away in 2016.

 

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/8bibygxkrj0folg/4thFG_334th_P51D5NA_ScrewBall.7z/file

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1 hour ago, Bo_Nidle said:

How did you get your pilot to have that type of goggles?

I was flying at a little over 4000m. I like the pilot to be wearing googles and the oxygen mask in my screenshots.

 

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Thanks Rjel, I also go to 4000 and above to get goggles and mask on the pilot for screenshots but I didn't realise the B8 goggles were available, albeit only on winter maps (thanks bzc3lk).

 

Pity they aren't a mod option.

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1 hour ago, Bo_Nidle said:

Thanks Rjel, I also go to 4000 and above to get goggles and mask on the pilot for screenshots but I didn't realise the B8 goggles were available, albeit only on winter maps (thanks bzc3lk).

 

Pity they aren't a mod option.

Sorry I misunderstood your question. Actually I was flying over the Spring 45 map so I imagine it’s based on the period of the war that makes them available. I too wish we could have the option the equip our pilot as we wanted. 

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"The Prodigal Son" 354thFg 356thFs http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3783-the-prodigal-son-354thfg-356thfs/

 

After a LOT of experimenting with the template I think I have arrived at a natural metal finish I will be sticking with for a while.

 

I also decided to add the distinctive Mustang exhaust stain and oil leak.

 

Victory symbols edited to abide with forum rules, they are not edited on the skin.

 

 

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