• Anthin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:39
    Anthin replied to a thread Fixer update in DX10
    Thanks Roger.Just saw you post a few minutes ago. I had the previous version.I have downloaded 2.8. Many thanks. Anthin.
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  • gman5250's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27
    I remember falling in love with the Mossie when I saw Squadron 633 as a kid. Ever since then it has been my unsurpassed favorite. That being said, I would be ecstatic to see a state-of-the-art model of the Hornet/Sea Hornet. If I were to have one wish...it would be to have a go at a real Hornet...just once. :applause:
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  • gman5250's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54
    That's an outstanding cockpit reference photo. I'll archive that one. BTW... have a look at what is sitting just inside the hangar door... I'm quite certain that the Dove and Heron did use shared parts and had cloth aileron, h and v stab. I had a helluva time finding reference photos to count the actual ribs....I may or not be absolutely accurate in the art, but I can always correct any bits that need fixing. Wikipedia is always a good source for information, but bear in mind that all data is contributor based. Checks and balances are built in to the interface so that corrections can be made on the fly. I did do some quick mods on the cockpit and interior, those will be included in the skins releases. I'll go have another read on the Wiki site.....
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  • gman5250's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 21:02
    I checked the pattern against available photos and it looks like it's accurate. I did go back and dial up the detail in the bump maps, adding expansion stress and general contouring on all of the surfaces. The last set of photos are showing the new bump files. I'm still digging about for more reference photos to get the relief profiles as close as I can get them. This is the kind of input I'm looking for...thanks.
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  • gman5250's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 18:14
    I added a variation of aluminum textures to individual panels on the fuse, wings and nacelles. This really brought the skin(s) to an almost photorealistic appearance, with subtle flaws and scratches adding to the overall effect. I had been working with 32 bit textures, but they render unwanted patterns in the skin at 4096 resolution. I kept the 4096 and am going to stick with DXT5. The four basic models are ready to go. These are aluminum service skin, polished aluminum, two tone service skin and two tone high polish. These should be a good foundation for paints. I didn't over do the details...I'll leave that for the painters. The upgrade kit will apply to all existing skins with new bumps and spec files. I'll release individual skins i.e. Prinair, Apache and RAF as separate...
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 14:05
    That one had me on the deck, Tom - You sure can tell'em! BTW, talking of decks - if you wan't yer flag back, you're gonna have to climb to the top of Bounty's mast :wiggle: :US-flag: BOUNTY
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 13:24
    What they said! Great paint job too, Stuart :encouragement: share it around!
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 10:08
    Now I see it Stuart :-) Nice shot of the "72". :-)
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 06:03
    Hey thanks guys :-) Here are a few I took recently. ... Two of the AC520 (I had to go back to retrieve those paint schemes), and one for the AC680S ... EDIT and two more of the WIP upgrade of the 680S.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 05:59
    Because your screenshot does not show, at least here ...
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  • Tom Burnside's Avatar
    April 17th, 2015, 05:46
    Im after the RAF 303 (Polish) Squadron PD-D repaint.
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  • gman5250's Avatar
    April 16th, 2015, 18:09
    I never got around to purchasing the Hustler....looks like I'll be adding this one ASAP. Nice work Rick.....Nice....
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  • Anthin's Avatar
    April 16th, 2015, 17:27
    I voted for the Connie DC-4 Skymaster. DH3 Otter. Anthin.
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  • Anthin's Avatar
    April 16th, 2015, 17:23
    Great job on the repaint.Truly a wonderful model. Anthin.
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  • Matt Wynn's Avatar
    April 16th, 2015, 14:27
    i'm here! just been a bit busy with patch design work for Hellenic Air Force and artworks for clients.... should get back to -39C work this weekend..... :encouragement:
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  • Tom Burnside's Avatar
    April 16th, 2015, 09:47
    Ive recently discovered that I can add paints to the A2A Mustang D/H package but ive noticed a difference in repaints. One contains files for the fuselage that are called sw_p51d_1_t and then there others that come with files called P51D1_t P51D2_t P51D3_t P51D4_t. For some reason the sw version my laptop will work with but files like P51D1_t it doesnt seem to want to know is there a way I can get this to work with the D/H version.
    3 replies | 226 view(s)
  • gman5250's Avatar
    April 15th, 2015, 19:52
    I only had one photo for reference, on this skin. Poor quality, but good enough to get the lines and necessary data. I've got the kit for the retractable variant almost ready. The fixed gear version is basically the same with a couple of extra parts. That kit can be done quickly. I've been flying the Heron quite a bit while doing the dev work on the skins. I usually fly a tube once or twice a week to stay proficient, but low and slow is more to my liking. I love these old planes that need to be coaxed to flight speed. They keep you on your toes, rather than dialing in a power rating and watching the instruments. Glad you liked the Prinair skin. I like the jelly bean colors, but those are all Lycoming conversions, so I thought I'd stay with this variant.
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  • gman5250's Avatar
    April 15th, 2015, 16:30
    I did manage to find an unconverted Prinair Heron photograph. I've added more texture to the aluminum panels and subtle shadowing around hatches, hinges and other bits. Also brought the wings to a nice service aircraft appearance. I think the basic kit is close...have a look and hit me with any details I'm overlooking.
    48 replies | 2626 view(s)
  • gman5250's Avatar
    April 14th, 2015, 03:39
    Jersey Airlines with a more moderate, service skin. The update kit will have all the bits necessary to "refresh" your skins to this appearance.
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  • gman5250's Avatar
    April 14th, 2015, 03:33
    Most of the available photos show aircraft with thousands of service hours logged. The early black and whites indicate that, when new, most commercial aircraft had a more polished look. I've brought the Apache variant up to a factory new look. The painted aircraft and military variants will retain their appropriate gloss levels or matte finish. I'll post up some shots of those later. I've intentionally staged all of the screen caps to represent current "state-of-the-art" desktop simulator technology. I'm excited about where we are...and where we are going. Pretty inspiring... Thank you Roger and everyone for your enthusiastic appraisal of the work.
    48 replies | 2626 view(s)
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