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P-38J California Cutie - RELEASED

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Nice 😃  looks beautiful and i just love the Green P-38s.

Hope you keep doing P-38s as there is a lack of P-38 skins atm.

 

In particular i hope you do some 9th Airforce P-38s (474th FG, 370th FG and 367th FG)

as those were the only units still operating the P-38 in northern europe at the time of operation bodenplatte

(since all 8th Airforce P-38 units such as the 20th FG that "california cutie" belonged to

converted to the P-51 during the summer of 1944).

 

 

 

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I posted the metal chipping layer I created for this skin to the skinning resources sub-forum.

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Yeah, that's a nice one.

1 hour ago, mattebubben said:

In particular i hope you do some 9th Airforce P-38s (474th FG, 370th FG and 367th FG)

as those were the only units still operating the P-38 in northern europe at the time of operation bodenplatte

(since all 8th Airforce P-38 units such as the 20th FG that "california cutie" belonged to

converted to the P-51 during the summer of 1944).

 

And yes, I agree with this. More 9th Air Force stuff. Mustangs, too. 

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The skin looks great

 

Where did you get the nose art from. I'm having trouble finding decent pics of them.

 

 

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I use Google then take the best picture I can find.  In some cases you get lucky and get a cut paste and stretch job but sometimes you are left hand drawing from old WWII photos.

 

Having said that always refer to the original to be sure the one you copy is correct.

 

Original (from here http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/2791) click on download to see large image.

media-388478.jpg

 

 

Modern warbird

Airworthy-Locheed-P-38J-Lightning-warbir

 

You will see subtle yet glaring differences to the girl.  For example the WWII images has a blue towel with yellow stripes at the bottom.

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The original is virtually a perfect copy of "Double Exposure" by Gil Elvgren.

The modern restoration is....not as good 

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If the bottom pic is of The Fighter Collection's former P-38L, I saw it crash about 20 years ago.

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On 10/19/2019 at 6:56 PM, ICDP said:

https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/invite/pthsBHFuhZ

 

I ended up giving her full invasion stripes but she is ready.

California Cutie 1.jpg

California Cutie 2.jpg

Hey ICDP à huge thank you from all  BSS members! They wanted me to work on this very bird and then use that scheme for our squad skins. 
 

Would you mind including the Camo, Strupes and yellow props in your template? I would greatly appreciate it!

Edited by BSS_Ripper*
Correct typo’s!

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Skin updated to fix error with invasion stripes.  Thanks for pointing out my mistake DarkWolf29

 

 

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Hi ICDP
It's seen that we agree.....:biggrin:
I need you to tell me where these air inlets are, I don't see them in the template.
Thank you very much for your great work.

fallo.jpg

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It's right here.  Be aware it is one single texture for all 4 of those intakes.  Same for the balance weight on the elevator.

Location.PNG

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Thank you very much Martin:good:

P.S. I'm also looking for machine guns.

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