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  • gastonj's Avatar
    Today, 08:10
    To day, a paintkit with layers is the minimum that a client can expect. Your words on the cost of a paintkit is simply out of order in addition to being presumptuous! JMC
    16 replies | 2037 view(s)
  • fsafranek's Avatar
    Today, 08:01
    Layered paint kits are a luxury if you have them to start with. When I painted more often for Alphasim/Virtavia they all started from a single layer texture map of the wire frame in BMP format. From there you built something to work with layer by layer. And you were able to influence the mapping by talking directly to the modeler. When the product was ready for release I would dummy a copy of the PSD texture files down as much as possible to reduce the filesize and give the repainter something to do besides change the squadron badge and claim all the credit. I always felt that repaints were a good promoter of follow-on sales after the initial release. But some companies (Carenado and Alabeo come to mind) only give you a non-layered set of white textures. And yet they sell...
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  • Butcherbird17's Avatar
    Today, 07:55
    You need to copy the detail1.bmp from the FSX/P3D root Texture folder. Joe
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  • flyingboxcar's Avatar
    Today, 07:32
    I am trying to installyour Locher/Sarentino Airfield scenery by vasileios.dimoulas for MS FSX and LMPrepar3D into my P3Dv4.5 and there is one instruction that says "2.Go to your ...\Scenery\World\Texture\ folder and copy the detail1.bmpfile inside the ...\Locher\Texture\ folder." I can not find that bmp file inside theLocher/Sarentino Airfield Scenery\Locher\Texture\ folder. Is this a mistake, or do I notunderstand the instruction? Also looked in my P3Dscenery\world\texture and it is not there either. Can anyone help me? Thanks Howard
    1 replies | 8 view(s)
  • jamminjames's Avatar
    Today, 06:50
    The Connie is my fav propliner. Both Manfred's and Just Flight's. I know neither is state of art compared to some newer releases DC-6 comes to mind but I've been enjoying them for many years. Can't remember when I bought the JF but paid some where around $20 for it. I've sure got my money worth out that purchase.
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  • aleatorylamp's Avatar
    Today, 06:42
    Hello Folks, Dressed with Martin Klein´s wonderful textures, there will be two liveries of the Gotha WD-14 Water Biplane Torpedo bomber. The aircraft model is now finished, and I´ll be uploading it in a few days. It was a large, heavy floatplane, slightly larger than the Gotha G.IV and G.V´s, and was powered by two Benz BZ.IV tractors, which gave the aircraft a top speed of 80 mph, and could carry a 1598 lb Whitehead torpedo. 69 units were built. An attack run was conducted at 30 metres´height above the water and the torpedo was released at a distance of about 600 metres from the target. Success was only limited, because quite soon ship-board defensive artillery improved and the aircraft became very vulnerable, so it was used for long distance marine reconnaissance, the...
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  • RichardLouis's Avatar
    Today, 05:26
    Thanks to you Dino I finished my repaint. Thank you one more time. Richard
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  • aeronca1's Avatar
    Today, 05:16
    :biggrin-new: If you succeed, let me know the company! I have several shirts like that!
    16 replies | 2037 view(s)
  • Gregory Paul's Avatar
    Today, 05:03
    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/03/beginning-end-navy-c-2-greyhound.html
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  • bazzar's Avatar
    Today, 04:28
    Progress indeed Huub. I'm just amused how people get hot under the collar over projects and products a decade old. We have a guy currently demanding an upgrade on a product we developed 15 years ago. What other business exists where service is demanded on a product that cost maybe $20 and was purchased 15 years ago? That reminds me, I have a shirt I bought 10 years ago and the collar has started to fray. Maybe i can get a replacement....
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  • fabulousfour's Avatar
    Today, 04:06
    Thanks, Uli Third biplane in a row now. :bee:
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  • rickyo's Avatar
    Today, 02:53
    rickyo replied to a thread Hat problem in CFS2 General Discussion
    Morning Guys; Well, I've seen a few different rear views now. Back of the gunner, gun site only, and (I'm pretty sure) another gun site view including gun barrels. Allen's works just the way it is, but for me, some of the lower gauges are cut off. Rear views including gun site cause me to loose some of the bottom of the panel when I return to the cockpit view. Most important for me at the moment is that I can use the plane, and it will not crash when I look to the rear. I'll keep messing with it. I'm going to try the TBD1 and do the overhaul and updates and see how that goes. Thanks for all the info and tips, I'm not giving up on it, just taking a break! Cheers .... Rick
    7 replies | 481 view(s)
  • huub vink's Avatar
    Today, 02:47
    That's called progress Bazz :biggrin-new:. In the "good old days" I didn't even have a program to work with layered files, so why would I ask for layered files? Now complex programs like for instance Gimp are freely available. So in my opinion its logical people ask for layered paintkits or skinnerkits as you call them. I still do both. When there is a good layered paintkit available I will definitely use that one and add my own weathering etc. However I often choose to paint models for which there is nothing available, so I have to start from scratch. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with both options. The second options is however far more time consuming and often needs a lot of research. But I wouldn't call one option "better" than the other option. Although I like to spend...
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  • bazzar's Avatar
    Today, 02:26
    Whatever you say.
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  • gastonj's Avatar
    Today, 02:17
    To make pay for, you only have these words in your mouth! You could just as well give photoshop (or other) sources of a texture delivered as a paintkit! This is appalling! JMC
    16 replies | 2037 view(s)
  • giruXX's Avatar
    Today, 01:33
    I know (and agree) enjoy a glass :icon29:
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  • Morton's Avatar
    Today, 01:25
    MR, then I will just do that :encouragement: . Thanks for superfast support. M
    39 replies | 4498 view(s)
  • bazzar's Avatar
    Today, 01:12
    The paintkit is not a "skinner's" kit. It was designed back in the day for re-painters. People who painted models from the base up including their own interpretation of detail, weathering, dirt and so on. That's what good re[ainters used to do. Today, people want layered files with everything there. Just slide the colour underneath and add a logo or two and it's done. Sorry, but that's skinning not re-painting. We tend not to supply those types of kits. They take longer to do and we'd probably have to charge for a kit.
    16 replies | 2037 view(s)
  • bazzar's Avatar
    Today, 01:00
    bazzar replied to a thread AH Caravelle in Prepar3D V4
    You've got it. As wonderful as PBR HD is, it makes a nonsense of development schedules.
    4 replies | 161 view(s)
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