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1945 - IWO JIMA was the base of fighters escorting B-29 Superfortress over japan.

 

They were known as "VERY LONG RANGE ESCORTS MUSTANGS"

 

of course, the template is made by @IDCP ............A BIG THANK TO HIM and DEV'S TEAM

 

The pack is intended to be used on next (future) ???? Pacific theatre map (s)

 

I do it because of the High colors and very nice "Nose art" worn on the US Fighters at the time.

 

506th  FIGHTER GROUP will be presented in the pack.......(but also 15th and 21st Fighter group planes)

 

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Between April 7 to August 14 1945, P-51D pilots of the USAAF's 7th Fighter Command - 15th - 21st and 506th Fighter Groups - flew 51 very long range missions from Iwo Jima to mainland Japan, including nine that were aborted due to bad weather. Used initially to provide fighter cover for B-29 bombing Tokyo and other Japanese cities, the VLR P-51's enjoyed such success that they soon were called to make low-level attacks against ground targets as well. In the course of those missions, which averaged more than eight hours duration, the VLR pilots scored 234 confirmed aerial victories, plus another 219 Japanese aircraft destroyed on the ground.

 

 

1st plane .......>

N°615 - "DINNY B" - 462th FS - 506th FG - plane shared by Lieutenant John Dinny & Jimmy J. Grant

 

 

 

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*** Special Thank to

@9./JG27golani79

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My God, speechless........................👍

 

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NOOOO!!!

 

Pips, you make a dream come true!

 

All those Pacific Mustangs.

 

I can assume that "FIGHTING LADY" and "THE ENCHANTRESS" will be included in your pack!!!

 

S!

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Hi Yankee_One!!

"THE ENCHANTRESS" yes,

 

FIGHTING LADY no at this moment, but why not, I will see (time enough before release)......for sure plently of very high coloured skins!!!😉

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I have a problem with spine antenna. This part should be black but I did not find how to paint it in black on the template...(???) if @IDCP or any other skinner have an idea?

 

Many thanks by advance😉

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1 hour ago, CCG_Pips said:

I have a problem with spine antenna. This part should be black but I did not find how to paint it in black on the template...(???) if @IDCP or any other skinner have an idea?

 

Many thanks by advance😉

 

You could use an UV checker map to find the specific part of the texture.

Something like this: https://github.com/Arahnoid/UVChecker-map/blob/master/UVCheckerMap01.psd

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Thanks for your reply..........In fact, I found (I believe) the spine antenna but it can't be painted !!!!😳

 

Seems (I'm not sure) that color of camouflage is directly applied on spine antenna color ....this is the problem I try to solve..😉

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41 minutes ago, CCG_Pips said:

Thanks for your reply..........In fact, I found (I believe) the spine antenna but it can't be painted !!!!😳

 

Seems (I'm not sure) that color of camouflage is directly applied on spine antenna color ....this is the problem I try to solve..😉

 

Using the UV checker it took me only a few minutes to find it and paint it ;)

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😂 That's prove we have always to follow assistance!!! 

 

The part I was looking for was not the good one !!!

 

Many thanks Golani................Thanks to you, the skin will be more accurate to original !!!👍

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2nd plane ready ......................>

 

N° 527 - "HEL-ETER" - 457th FS / 506th FG - Plane shared by Lieutenant John Winnen & Phil Alston

 

The tail green color is reported by crew as a Dark Apple green..........It is now correct and has been changed, repertory color number ANA503 (Willow Green) !!!

 

 

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As a lot of Skinners, I use profiles or books and even decal sheets  to make skins....sometimes, documents are not reliable or have various version of same plane.

 

that's what happened with this skin and after looking to new documents, I decided to correct a lot my skin...............I also correctd the Tail color and make a more accurate color (as per above photo and profile)

 

Last point, I had to manage the "bunny" nose art due to the Flares hole present on the plane template...unfortunately the flares holes is comming directly on the center head of the "Bunny" ........sorry Bunny !!!!😉

 

Let's go with new and "final version" of the skin........................> Your opinion is welcome !!

 

* hope @Thunderboltz will appreciate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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See you next 😉

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Hi all,

 

Corrected skin of HEL-ETER as you can see above ...

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OMG....soooo many nice P-51 Skins already from all the gifted Skinners and now you provide even more very nice Skins. Thank you very much for sharing those master pieces.

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3rd plane ready..................."THE ENCHANTRESS"

 

N° 528 - "THE ENCHANTRESS" - 2nd Lieutnant William E. Saks - 457th FS / 506th FG

 

Here, somes of the used documentation. Many thanks to @Thunderboltz for his great help !!!

 

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3 hours ago, BSS_Ripper* said:

These have not been released yet correct?

 

Not yet.

 

It s a huge skinpack, so we have to wait, Pips will inform us.

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Yes @BSS_Ripper, First Volume will be released when 6 x skins are finished !!!😉

 

Then a second and may be a third Volume ones will be released.................

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4th Plane ready

 

N° 551- "DELTA QUEEN" - Captain John. B. Baker- 458th FS -506th FG

 

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............😉

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a part of the Second World War air war that I'm especially interested in. Quite a bit of my aviation library has to do with the air campaign against the Japanese home islands in the last months of WW2. 

Most people aren't even aware that a bombing campaign against Japan took place. They know about Hiroshima, and that's about it. But they are surprised to hear about VLR missions, and that Mustangs operated over Japan. P-47's too, of course. The long range "N" models. 

I'd, LOVE to see it done as an IL-2 module. I know it won't be, but I'd love it. 

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7 hours ago, Poochnboo said:

I'd, LOVE to see it done as an IL-2 module. I know it won't be, but I'd love it. 

 

Well, I am still optimistic, may be not with next opus but in the future ..............😉

 

You are right, about the end ( if not whole) of operations on Pacific theatre!!!  They know, more or less, European theatre, North African theatre and that's all............🤨

 

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5th plane ready

 

N° 100- "JEANNE VIII" - Major Jim Vaude Hey - 78th FS -15th FG

 

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See you next with the last one of the 1st volume !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Last one .........................Skins pack will be released early newt week .

 

 

N° 300 - "MY ACH'RN" - Major Harry C. Crim  - 531th FS -21th FG

 

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After receiving some very good informations (many thanks to @Thunderboltz) I decided to re work the two last planes (15th and 21st FG)

 

So, release of the pack will be a little bit delayed !!!😉

THE FULL SKIN PACK  SCREEN..................>

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Well, first of all, sorry for the delay ..............😓

 

Some new documents from kind peoples pushed me to work again on my skins.....

 

- Resized US Stars on one skin

 

- Corrected US Stars position on others

 

- Corrected paint parts on aluminium (joints on the template)

 

- Corrected black stripes on 15th and 21st FG skins

 

- Corrected nose art on "My Achr'n" skin

 

....> new screens :

 

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DOWNLOAD

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/55058-ccg-pips-skin-download-center/

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FANTASTIC JOB!!

 

Well done mate!

 

BTW i like the presentation photo with all those patches too! Great

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Yay! The wait is over. Off to the download site...

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What's the story behind smaller fuselage insignia on No. 300? Just asking as I thought these were factory painted using standard size stencils and thus should be the same on all Mustangs.

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14 minutes ago, Art-J said:

What's the story behind smaller fuselage insignia on No. 300? Just asking as I thought these were factory painted using standard size stencils and thus should be the same on all Mustangs.

 

I do not know, just looking on original picture !!!

 

Seems, both US Stars size was seen on Iwo Jima and even on all Theatre of operations........>

 

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On my first skin, size of US Star on fuselage  was wrong........>

 

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Please see this other plane:

 

 

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(courtesy @Duggy who provided about 100 pictures of Iwo Jima fighters and bombers)

 

 

Making skin is pushing us to have a look on all details ....😉 and tells us that nothing was standard in reality😉

 

 

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Merci beaucoup Pips, ces P51 sont justes splendides...:good:

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Next volume starting (even if we does not have chance to see Pacific theatre coming soon😥)

 

Upgraded Skin version :

 

- On this one, corrected (again) size of US Stars on fuselage...it is not a large correction but enough to change a lot general overview.

 

- Also, corrected position of US Star on upper wing (This correction must be done on ALL P-51D).

 

- Corrected aluminium transition on parts of the template.

 

- Corrected light reflexion on control surface (Fabric made with dopped aluminium paint)

 

 

 

N° 600 - "TALLAHASSEE LASSY" - Plane shared between Major Tom De Barnette CO. of  462th FS and 

Lieutnant Colonel Harley Brown Deputy CO. of 506th FG

 

 

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the middle plane on the picture, seen from right side...

 

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Super! Don't stop with PTO skins. Maybe after Ivo Jima make PTO skins for P-38 and P-47 for Burma?:)

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