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    September 28th, 2016, 15:13
    Now THAT is a nice paint!! And something about that N-number..... Downloading now! Excellent brushwork, Will, BB686:US-flag:
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    September 28th, 2016, 04:22
    If I'm not mistaken, the IIF was powered by 2 Rolls Royce XX engines in place of the Bristol radials. If so, I may have it somewhere. I'll check back if I find it. BB686:US-flag:
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    September 28th, 2016, 04:19
    Superb paints Rob. I still fly the B-24 in WWII Australian Air Force livery, as well as the paints that came with the model. Until now... the vintage bomber has never left Australia in my sim.. :biggrin-new: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 25th, 2016, 15:56
    Rich, Just to add a recent discovery to this topic, i've been going through my hangar selecting some alternate choices for certain mission/campaign installations. I like to use Quickcom to qualify my selections, so i've been working in this mode a lot lately. To your question about the scoring algorithm, it seems that the number of enemies (E/A) per wave vs number of F/A has a huge bearing on the scoring. When i go one-on-two i score fewer points per kill, but when i go one-on-four or more, the points per kill is much higher and the score builds faster.
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    September 24th, 2016, 05:52
    Those are both great shots for perspective. Looking at the second, since i've never seen a B-17 and B-29 together, i always imagined the B-29 as a much larger plane in comparison. Doesn't seem so in that photo. If you want a good flyable model, the Alpha B-36 is a good conversion candidate.
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    September 23rd, 2016, 14:03
    You could borrow the one i sent you for that "other" TBF or we could work out something using it as a baseline.
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    September 23rd, 2016, 04:33
    Good one, Pat. :applause: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 22nd, 2016, 14:06
    You know what, Ferry... I was in that very aircraft model about an hour and a half ago, in FS9.... With that exact paint! Pierre did some excellent brushwork on this bird.... and if you want to go long distances in a big hurry, the Valkyrie is the ticket. BB686:US-flag:
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    September 18th, 2016, 14:07
    That's good to know... I had the same problem adding skins to the IRIS S-3B Viking. Skins that used to work before but don't show anything in the preview window. I'll have a go with that little trick but can't understand why all the sudden the paints became a problem. Thanks, Rob. BB686:US-flag:
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    September 9th, 2016, 15:25
    Blackbird686 replied to a thread Broke My Back in The NewsHawks
    Geezz, Ron... I hope at some point that you start getting better. Back issues are no fun, I have had sciatica issues since my late 30's so I can relate to what you're going through... well to a degree maybe. BB686:US-flag:
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    September 9th, 2016, 15:20
    Blackbird686 replied to a thread Roy chaffin in The NewsHawks
    I wish him all the best. I knew very little about Roy, except that he produced one of the finest freeware B-25 Mitchell bombers for FS, which I fly regularly in both FS9 and FSX. If he passes by these forums from time to time, hope he reads our thoughts and comments. My hat is off to you Roy....:encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 9th, 2016, 14:46
    Just look at the TEETH on that thing! Hmmm. I don't think you have room for all those teeth and the radar array in the nose cone of that plane but she sure looks like she could put the fear of the devil into something..., and let loose with a few bombs after chewing up the target with those guns. lol! I'm enjoying watching and following this thread tremendously.:very_drunk: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 9th, 2016, 14:02
    Nice shot of that XP-72 Superbolt, Steve. That airplane is a real hot rod and a kick to fly! Another stunning model from Milton Shupe and his talented team.... :encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 8th, 2016, 22:42
    I have various navaid gauges aplenty, but finding native CFS2 scenery that contains ILS/DME or VOR features has been the challenge for me. So i just assumed that the functions were dead is why scenery designers don't use these. What scenery do you have in this department? As for GPS, we don't have use of the FS styled GPS gauges with the the moving map picture, that's why they are "blacked out" by the sim when you try to use them. Our gauges are more like the NDB pointer styled GPS. A simple pointer vectors you to a chosen location and programmable gauges that allow you to input or add any new global coordinates to expand the default listings in the pointer gauges.
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    September 8th, 2016, 12:24
    CFS2 (code name FS7.5) is the younger "combat-version" brother of FS2000. The designers killed the advanced navaids, but left NDB and GPS functions. The two sims share the same basic coding in flight logic and scenery design, so absolutely everything in FS7 is portable to CFS2. Actually, CFS2 is like a merger between CFS1 and FS2000. I just wish we could get Golden era cities to replace the modern cities in FS2000, then port them over to CFS2.
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    September 8th, 2016, 09:58
    Well, my first encounter was a lot less than lifelike, but still profoundly alluring nonetheless. When i first saw this kit in a toy store somewhere around 10-12 years old, i knew i had to have it. I built and camo painted it and fell completely in love with all Jugs -- a truly awesome-looking fighter all around. It was one of my early attempts at camo painting model kits and i just couldn't take my eyes off it -- LOL. This one belonged to Col. Francis Gabreski, greatest P-47 ace of all and also a Korean war ace.
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    September 8th, 2016, 06:21
    Dataman, i can truly understand your love for the P-47. It ranks very high in my "top ten Allied" favorites as well. Since you're in the mood for collecting Jugs, in addition to No Dice's suggestions, go to simviation.com and type Malinowski into the search box. The multiple, 10 part CFS2 P-47 packages by K. Malinowski and J. McDaniel begin to appear at the middle of page 5. Exclusive add-on weapons also included, like drop tanks and pylons used by the various marks. The Malinowski/McDaniel P47N-2-RE 507th FG 1945 in No Dice's website also happens to be one of the models included in the 10 part series you'll find at SimV. When i set up my ETO install, i got rid of all the PTO stockers except the C47, B24, B25 and P38. I then borrowed the quick combat file from CFS1...
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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'.

  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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