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Can someone give me the link to the Hurricane Mk.II skin template? I saw it once and now I can't find it anywhere.

 

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I really have come to love flying the new Hurricane & appreciate the work all the skinners are doing to “dress” this bird!🥰

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Making a couple of tweaks to these but looking to release in the next few days.

 

First is a historical skin NF672 "Nicki" as flown by Sub Lt Burghama off HMS Nairama Circa 1944

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This next one is a historical colour but fictional skin dedicated to someone we lost recently.

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Thanks

Pete

 

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Had to edit this post as all the page links are now gone apologies.

you'll find all of my skins on my skin page including some very updated versions of Nicki and Pauline:

Thanks everyone, Good Hunting.

 

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This is a historic skin based on a Hurricane MkIIa flown by RAF 71st Squadron, one of three Eagle Squadrons of American volunteers.  The USAF Museum in Ohio displays a Hurricane with these markings in honor of the Eagle Squadrons.  

 

Serial number Z3174 is one of the Block 5 Hurricanes produced by Hawker Aircraft with a Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine and was delivered to the squadron between 14th Jan 1941  to 28th July 1941.


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Download link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ftaxmiaighyaxip/Eagle_Sqdn_MkIIa_-_71_RAF.dds/file

 

Also available on HSD.

 

Thanks to ICDP for the template.

 

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Added some hurricanes over in my Skin ₴hack, Link below.
 

Based on a Fairey Fulmar paint job.

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The shuttleworth IB
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And because I was reading "Scramble" by Tom Neil the other day
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I have to say, the template for the Hurri is honestly so very easy to work with it's daft, ICDP really outdid himself with this one.

 

 

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This is a historical skin based on Hurricane Mk.IIb Serial No. Z5054 that was assigned to the 402nd RCAF Squadron.  It was a Block 3/G built by by the Gloster Aircraft Co.  The squadron received the plane between July 1940 and August 1941.  The plane was coded as AE-Q and flown by Graham David "Robbie" Robertson.

 

Robertson was posted overseas on 16 December 1940 to No.2 Squadron RCAF, which later became the 402nd.  He was promoted to Flight Sergeant on 1 September 1941 then to Pilot Officer on 20 December 1941.  He was transferred to 421st Squadron on 12 June 1942 and to other units through the course of the war.  He survived the war, was repatriated to Canada in 1945 and and was released from service in Toronto on 24 August 1945.  Throughout the war he was credited with 5&1/2 kills, a probable kill and 2&1/2 damaged.
 
Photo left:  Hawker Hurricane (Serial No. 5054), coded AE-Q, Sgt. K.B. Handley talking with Sgt. G.D. Robertson, No. 402 Squadron, RCAF.
 
Photo right:  Canadian fighter pilot, Sgt. G.D. Robertson, No. 402 Squadron RCAF after his first claim is painted on his Hawker Hurricane.

 

Skin contains a full hakenkreuz.

 

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Download link:  https://www.mediafire.com/file/byuf2bt7walz5h2/402_RCAF_MkIIb_Robertson.dds/file

 

Also available on HSD.

 

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^^My goodness look how young this pilot is (yes, so many of them were just boys). So glad to hear he made it back home.

 

Nice skin, thanks.

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@ICDP  How do I use the HurricaneMkII_Skin.psd to get the S-guns with the same camo color as the underwing?  From the names that appear in Skinviewer they seem to be linked via a skin number.

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7 hours ago, VBF-12_Stick-95 said:

@ICDP  How do I use the HurricaneMkII_Skin.psd to get the S-guns with the same camo color as the underwing?  From the names that appear in Skinviewer they seem to be linked via a skin number.

Main skin must end with &1.dds

Vickers S Cannon skin must have the same name as the main skin and end with &1#1.dds

 

Example:

Main skin called Myskin&1.dds

S Cannon skin called Myskin&1#1.dds

I asked this myself not too long ago.

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@Melonfish  After following your instructions it worked like a charm.  I remembered however that someone had asked about how to do the S-guns and I gave them the wrong scoop.  So today I went back to find out who it was to pass along your correct answer.  Low and behold it was you.  So, my humble apologies for giving you an uninformed answer.  At the time I had no idea there was an additional template that held the answer.

My MkIIc skins are ready, just putting together the info.

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4 minutes ago, VBF-12_Stick-95 said:

@Melonfish  After following your instructions it worked like a charm.  I remembered however that someone had asked about how to do the S-guns and I gave them the wrong scoop.  So today I went back to find out who it was to pass along your correct answer.  Low and behold it was you.  So, my humble apologies for giving you an uninformed answer.  At the time I had no idea there was an additional template that held the answer.

My MkIIc skins are ready, just putting together the info.

Hey no worries, I got there in the end ;) looking forward to seeing your skins.

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I am submitting a pack of four historic skins for the 309th RAF Squadron.  They were one of the Poland squadrons and flew the Mk.IIc from April to September of 1944.  During that time frame they did not see much action however you can change all that.  I hope these skins honor the service of all Polish pilots during the war.

 

The planes are from Block 10 produced by Hawker Aircraft.  The squadron inherited the planes from another unit after being downgraded from the Mustang MkI.  The plane IDs and serial numbers match actual.

 

Hope you enjoy flying these as much as I did making them.

 

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Download link:  https://www.mediafire.com/file/auzv5b91i8xlccq/HurricaneMkIIc_309_RAF.zip/file

 

Also available on HSD.

 

And thanks to ICDP for the template and Melonfish for his help on the S-guns.



 

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Strange that the downgrade from Mustangs to worn out Hurricanes MkIV and later to MkIIC

Heres some details:

"  In January 1944, in view of the planned invasion of the continent, the fighter-reconnaissance squadrons were reorganized. The decision was made to transform No. 309 Squadron into a fighter-bomber unit. Little disappointed Poles exchanged their Mustangs for worn-out Hurricanes Mk. IVs. Now their role was to bomb targets on the Dutch coast. The aircraft range, however, proved to be insufficient, and in April the squadron exchanged them for Mk. IICs, and equally fatigued lot. Meantime, S/Ldr Golko became the unit’s new CO, who strangely enough was a bomber pilot with no experience on fighters. On 23 April, with new old planes, the 309 was detailed off to RAF Drem in Scotland, to defend the area against German riders flying from Norway bases.     The Hurricane was a vintage fighter plane during the Battle of Britain, but in 1944 it was obsolete and expelled even for most of OTUs. The squadron’s pilots were yet again deeply disappointed. Other Polish fighter squadrons received new aircraft and were preparing for an imminent invasion and became envy for the 309 airmen.    

 

source: http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/ 

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309 SQ received Mustangs mk.III in october 1944, and as a fighter squadron took part with escort missions. The pilots of 309 sq shoted down 3 of Me-262 in april 1945. 

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Here is another historic skin based on a Block 6 MkIIb produced by Hawker Aircraft which was delivered between the 24th July, 1941 and the 18th March 1942.  Serial number BE505 was issued to 174 RAF squadron (XP squadron ID, L aircraft ID) which had been at Manston, Kent, which was formed from Hurribombers in March 1942.

 

XP-L BE505 saw action during the Dieppe amphibious landing on 19th August 1942 piloted by Flight Sergeant C. Bryce Watson who was shot down by flak, although he survived the experience he was captured and became a prisoner of war.

 

The restored Hurricane Mk.IIb marked as XP-L BE505 and used as a basis for the skin is part of Peter Teichman's "Hangar 11 Collection" based at North Weald.  The actual Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb was serial number ‘5403’ and was manufactured by Canada Car and Foundry Company Limited in Langley, Canada, and served as a home based fighter with the RCAF 135 squadron from 1942 to 1945.  More info here:  http://www.militaryplanes.co.uk/be505-h.html

 

Again, thanks to ICDP for the template.  Cheers!

 

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Revised skin download link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/e126o0e0hyea6fd/174_RAF_MkIIb_Watson.zip/file

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Also available on HSD.

 

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On 12/13/2020 at 3:15 PM, VBF-12_Stick-95 said:

This is a historical skin based on Hurricane Mk.IIb Serial No. Z5054 that was assigned to the 402nd RCAF Squadron.  It was a Block 3/G built by by the Gloster Aircraft Co.  The squadron received the plane between July 1940 and August 1941.  The plane was coded as AE-Q and flown by Graham David "Robbie" Robertson.

 

Robertson was posted overseas on 16 December 1940 to No.2 Squadron RCAF, which later became the 402nd.  He was promoted to Flight Sergeant on 1 September 1941 then to Pilot Officer on 20 December 1941.  He was transferred to 421st Squadron on 12 June 1942 and to other units through the course of the war.  He survived the war, was repatriated to Canada in 1945 and and was released from service in Toronto on 24 August 1945.  Throughout the war he was credited with 5&1/2 kills, a probable kill and 2&1/2 damaged.
 
Photo left:  Hawker Hurricane (Serial No. 5054), coded AE-Q, Sgt. K.B. Handley talking with Sgt. G.D. Robertson, No. 402 Squadron, RCAF.
 
Photo right:  Canadian fighter pilot, Sgt. G.D. Robertson, No. 402 Squadron RCAF after his first claim is painted on his Hawker Hurricane.

 

Skin contains a full hakenkreuz.

 

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Download link:  https://www.mediafire.com/file/byuf2bt7walz5h2/402_RCAF_MkIIb_Robertson.dds/file

 

Strangely, but may be not, the site "acesofww22" reports that all of his kills occurred between June 7 and July 17, 1944 (second tour ?) when he was flying the Spit. The claim painted on his Hurri was quite likely the probable Bf109 of 18 sept 1941. Still, great pics and skin, thanks !!

 

He was nicknamed "Robbie" Robertson. No, I'm not talking about The Band's lead guitarist here. Same name, both Canadians, but one generation apart... not even related , lol  

 

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13 hours ago, Cleo9 said:

 

Strangely, but may be not, the site "acesofww22" reports that all of his kills occurred between June 7 and July 17, 1944 (second tour ?) when he was flying the Spit. The claim painted on his Hurri was quite likely the probable Bf109 of 18 sept 1941. Still, great pics and skin, thanks !!

 

He was nicknamed "Robbie" Robertson. No, I'm not talking about The Band's lead guitarist here. Same name, both Canadians, but one generation apart... not even related , lol  

 

https://acesofww2.com/can/aces/robertson.htm

 


 

 

 


I was aware that this kill mark was based on a probable.  What I am still not sure of is whether putting kill marks on planes based on probables was SOP within the RCAF and/or RAF.

 

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I was aware that this kill mark was based on a probable.  What I am still not sure of is whether putting kill marks on planes based on probables was SOP within the RCAF and/or RAF.

 

 

To my knowledge, no... May be the probable was initially credited as a firm kill, and then the decision was overturned, based on different evidences... This happened, but generally the other way around... Again, thanks for the skin and the historical research.

 

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