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    February 10th, 2016, 12:15
    Those are superb repaints on that shined Bearcat, L'iguane. Good stuff, mate! BB686:US-flag:
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    February 9th, 2016, 13:17
    LOL!! :biggrin-new: Just look at you lot. I recognize you there Wombat... the little red headed bloke fourth from the end on the left. :very_drunk: Funny pic! Cheers -- BB686:US-flag:
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    February 7th, 2016, 08:43
    Shessi -- Check your email, mate. :running: BB686:US-flag:
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    February 7th, 2016, 08:37
    Welcome to the SOH, mate. Lots of good folks, lots of info for FS, just an all around good place to be. Enjoy your stay.:encouragement: Cheers -- BB686:US-flag:
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    February 6th, 2016, 04:50
    That bare metal scheme looks superb so far, l'iguane. The Alpha Bleu Bearcat is an excellent model to begin with. Milton did an upgrade on the 2D and VC as well as the ground handling and flight dynamics. With your brushwork on the Bearcat, it will be a real treat. Not really sure about a "Bare Bear", as it were, but I think there were a few bare metal F8F's stationed at Quantico in the late 50's..... a Bare Bear? lol!!! :biggrin-new: Cheers -- BB686:US-flag:
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    February 6th, 2016, 04:40
    Excellent revamp Shessi, especially since that was FS2000 era. Those big Japanese flying boats were lumbering and slow, but had some impressive range from what I have read. Japanese pilots got into trouble if they strayed too far over the oceans in those big giants... they were sitting ducks for allied pilots in Hellcats and Wildcats on patrol... Keep up the good work, and the interest in FS9, mate.... :encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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    February 5th, 2016, 12:21
    Check your PM's... BB686:US-flag:
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    January 30th, 2016, 06:35
    Just 5% left...... BB686:US-flag:
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    January 29th, 2016, 21:49
    Many have tried their hand at Pacific scenery using your foundations and guidance Chris and done very well. But you are still the undisputed king of the Pacific theater scenery addons. I'm just happy you added the GSL touch to your work...makes everything so much more interesting. And your map work adds so much flavor to mission planning and operations.
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    January 29th, 2016, 21:41
    We appreciate the work you put in Allen, laying the foundation for Kurt's work and all. But to correct my earlier remark about the rarity of these types of late war markings, Morten, Revev and Daniel Roger (circa 2001) all did skins of this genre the stock and the OH models which came out very well despite the distortion limitations. I'm just happy to see more like this in any case. Thanks again...
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    January 29th, 2016, 20:35
    Steve, you're gonna have to be a bit more specific as to which models in particular we're discussing here. As you've noted, different keystroke assignments are involved from one model to the next (i've even seen the concorde nose key used), so we can give you a better assist by knowing the models.
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    January 29th, 2016, 20:24
    These are the types of late war skins i've been waiting for for a long time guys, with all the elegant squadron markings on tail and wing. We've had a lot of these for our various Corsair models, but rarely for the stock based Hellcat. I'm more partial to the lines of the stock based Hellcat than the popular FDG model. And these skins are perfect. Thanks Kurt, you've filled a gap in my hangar if no one else. CheerZ! :very_drunk:
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    January 29th, 2016, 20:06
    First rate job Bub. I already had everything in the package, but absolutely love the new skins. Its hard to believe that 16 years have past before the CFS2 community finally dressed up a decent model of this beauty in a realistic looking WW2 paint scheme (speaking of the VF-31 paint). Up until now every CFS2 Bearcat model has been done in some sort of post-war skin, including Gerry Lindell's F8F-2 model. Thanks again!!! :loyal:
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    January 26th, 2016, 14:40
    Cool...you got me thinking seriously about doing a late war 'what if' Bearcat campaign based on the legacy "VF-85 Tokyo Express" campaign featuring the F4U1-C working from a new USS Shangri-La. Building on that campaign instead of extending the war beyond August '45, i'll just move the Bearcat's operational debut up about 8 months and roll with it. :triumphant: Meanwhile here's some more Cat video for the Grumman fans:
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    January 25th, 2016, 11:53
    Maybe not found by that name, but you can make one from this package: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=52&id=19879 Its the Clawson-Shessi J2F Duck WW2 Skinpack by UncleTgt converted for CFS2 and the package contains a skin setup for a J2F-4 Duck stationed at Pearl Harbour December 1941. If you extract this skin set and make it a stand-alone aircraft, you can rename its folder as "Duck-FS". This will satisfy the layouts and mission calls for that name.
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    January 24th, 2016, 11:58
    OK Mort, i'm settling on this one as my main squeeze from the lot...:biggrin-new: PS...You wouldn't be holding out on a 'hard winter' coat would you? (*hint*)
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    January 23rd, 2016, 08:42
    Agreed. I'm working on a few tweaks and maybe some modded power settings. I have to do a bit more research tho. BB686:US-flag:
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    January 23rd, 2016, 04:50
    Josef Cepek's MiG-21 models are absolutely stunning in the spot view. FDE seems accurate as far as fuel consumption in relation to throttle settings but I'm no MiG expert. Had a bit of a time figuring out how to get the engine lit but once all the warning lights were off I was in business. I changed the afterburner effect and got rid of the 4 little blue "tabs" poking through the rear fuselage but that was it. Go lightly on the throttle if you have a long way to go... she does drink the gas if you light up that big can at the end.... :biggrin-new: BB686:US-flag:
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    January 20th, 2016, 10:15
    Did you download the P-51D from Garry Smith's site? Just curious. I have the plane in FS9 and have never experienced anything like what you describe. I have installed the latest drivers for my video, just booted up Warwick's little gem, and the panel looks like it always has. I don't think anyone has done any modified panels, but I may be wrong. I'd check Garry's website, if anything is available for Warwick's P-51D, that's the official place to get it. I use both NVidia and ATi cards in two separate machines. BB686:US-flag:
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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"....
    El gato que camina como hombre (sic)... is totally incorrect and would never be said as such in Spanish... I never heard such a saying... but I find it cute... where did you get it from?

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    Much obliged for 'the' textures, BB686 !!! Superb weathering too. Spot on!
  3. Yeah... some of the FS9'ers can be a tuff crowd to please here at SOH but give them all a bit of time to loosen up. This is really a fine place to be OleBoy, and I'm sure your Wilga repaints will inspire others to take to the virtual skies in FS9 with this snappy little plane all dressed up in your fine repaints.

    You paint em'... I'll fly em'.

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  4. 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.

    Just what I've released so far, have had no less than 50 downloads and you're the first to say something positive. On those thoughts I've considered not releasing them at all.

    I know I'm fairly new here as a member,but this place is a tough crowd to hang with. The atmospher sure doesn't make me feel welcome. (sigh)

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