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    Today, 04:49
    Yeah i did. I just ran all of the bare metal skins of the XP-47 and 72 through Paint.NET to adjust highlighting, brightness, hue and saturation. Then i go back and put a slightly darkening touch on the markings and painted areas to restore them. Of course it helps to also put a wee bit of shine on the model to ice the cake. I'm having a good time with this model. Had to work a little magic on the flight model to make this bird more competitive in the knife fight, making the AI perform better as well. I like the 47 too but the 72 is my fav. Thanks to you for the convert and the extras, and Milton for the modeling. Good job guys :encouragement:
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    Yesterday, 06:12
    Ok done...can i get that P-80 in here now? :biggrin-new:
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    Yesterday, 06:10
    Not yet...
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    Yesterday, 06:09
    The jets can wait...we're not finished with this one yet :triumphant:
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    July 20th, 2014, 20:46
    Thanks Sarg :encouragement:
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    July 20th, 2014, 13:13
    Hey Wolfi, do you have a download link for that dummy bomber. I'd like to mod some existing big strike missions with it to test its impact in carpet bombing.
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    July 20th, 2014, 03:43
    It doesn't work like that. That's another sim you're thinking of. In CFS2 this is non-existent even with the bloodspray fx included in the player aircraft's DP. In fact, even when applied to ground soldier figures and included in the DP's of AI aircraft, you'll never see it in effect as the player inflicting the damage at a distance from the targets.
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    July 18th, 2014, 13:04
    Just went over to the IRIS Freeware download site and the caption for the FGR.2 Phantom still reads "Download Coming Soon". I reckon at some point IRIS may eventually release it to the FS Community... but it's been a while. I had originally purchased this model from IRIS but lost it in a hard drive crash some years ago. I may have it on a CD somewhere tho. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 17th, 2014, 12:57
    Fox News is now reporting that the Malaysian airliner was shot down by a Russian SAM. Now... I'm not holding this to be the real truth, as stated above... we may NEVER learn that. But if this is true, then we still don't know who did it. It was also reported that there was a Russian An-26 in the same vicinity. Could the Ukrainians have used the SA-17 with the intent to bring down the Russian An-26, and hit the Malaysian Boeing 777 by mistake? Or was it some terrorist who pulled off this stunt and brought down the Malaysian jet... on the anniversary of the Pan-Am 747 tragedy over Lockerbie, Scotland? Still... 295 innocent souls never knew what hit them, what a terrible, tragic waste. They all need our thoughts and prayers now. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 16th, 2014, 18:20
    Nice...:encouragement:....and that panel:applause:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    July 16th, 2014, 17:17
    I have the FSC Lanc and it's a superb package. Enjoy simulating those low altitude Dambuster missions at night. Nice shot! BB686:US-flag:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    July 13th, 2014, 23:44
    Indeed, a great suggestion for some interesting repaints, Kikas. Nice to hear you're getting into the Republic xp's.
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    July 13th, 2014, 23:32
    Great paints, Dave! Welcome to SOH. I've been lucky enough to have an in-sim preview of these beauties - really great texturing all round. Hope to see them uploaded as a package. Maybe you'll upload that pretty Avia 57 you've been working on too.:jump:
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    July 10th, 2014, 12:04
    Very Nice Zsolt! I have a soft spot for the CAC version of the Sabre. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 8th, 2014, 13:30
    I use a Saitek X-52 Pro for my FS9 machine... For FSX on the more powerful machine, I have an older Thrustmaster F-16 "H.O.T.A.S." It's about 5 years old but still works just fine. I reckon the Thrustmaster would work for FS9 too. A less pricey venture would be the Saitek X-52. Just depends on how far you want to take the sim experience, I reckon. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 8th, 2014, 13:19
    The FS9 model is GORGEOUS, to say the least :encouragement:. So the "X" version should be a real winner.:medals: BB686:US-flag:
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    July 8th, 2014, 10:15
    Aaaahhh... it's the Section F8 F-86 by Jan Visser and his team.:encouragement: Got beat to the punch.... by DL! BB686:US-flag:
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    July 8th, 2014, 08:03
    I got rid of the "looks like a fish" problem by re-vamping the textures. As far as "moves like a fish" and "steers like a cow", I can have a go with the FDE and see what turns out. I know that the "Hun" was very unforgiving to an inexperienced pilot and intolerant of any incapacity. But in the hands of a seasoned jet jockey, her performance was above and beyond any other for the time period. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 8th, 2014, 07:54
    Glad you got it sorted, for the most part, mate. I tend to keep my sound folders with the aircraft, rather than alias them. Unless there is quite the number of model variants, as is the case with some of my payware add-ons... here again, they all alias to a specific aircraft model within the sim. I.E., the Razbam Skyraiders packs. BB686:US-flag:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    July 8th, 2014, 06:14
    Ahhh...thanks, now that's being more specific. The TD models and the original Akemi models share the same visual dimensions. That said, swapping (or editing) air files and dp files is the easy solution to any appreciable differences in performance or payloads that you encounter. The performance issue is an unknown variable at this point. Trial and error is the only way to know for sure. But i can see that payload edits will be a must-do in most cases, since the original missions were obviously written without the TD payloads in mind. Matching DP payloads is the often unmentioned hurdle one faces when swapping models in missions, but there's no way around it.
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    I am native Spanish speaker... this is one of those cases where literal translation is exactly the way it is... Your moniker "The cat that walks like a man", in correct Spanish, is just that... "El gato que camina como UN hombre"....
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    Much obliged for 'the' textures, BB686 !!! Superb weathering too. Spot on!
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    In reference to my Wicked Wilga paint work. Thanks for the compliments. It's nice to hear someone finally say something to that affect. Least I know someone can appreciate them.

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