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    July 25th, 2016, 05:03
    I painted those skins. They're based on the blank textures provided with the model, though I had to make the alpha channels to polish the bare metal ones, then modify them to be less shiny for the silver painted Coastie R5O-1. I haven't always remembered to put my name in the ReadMe files with my paints in recent times. If I noticed the omission later, I just figured that "Submitted by Mick" appearing on the download list was sufficient. I haven't worried much about documentation since I got back into the hobby and started releasing my skins exclusively at SOH. I figure that the folks I want to share with - the people who share their work with me - will see my stuff here. That's why I'm just as happy with a few dozen downloads here as I'd be with hundreds or even thousands...
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    July 22nd, 2016, 15:19
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Military skins - General Description: A skin for Milton Shupe's Lockheed 18 Lodestar, depicting a U.S. Coast Guard R5O-1 that was purchased in 1940 as an executive transport. It may have been the only Lodestar to wear the old pre-war Coast Guard livery before the advent of wartime camouflage. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Lockheed R5O US Coast Guard 1941.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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    July 20th, 2016, 11:49
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Military skins - Cold War Description: A skin for Milton Shupe's Lockheed 18 Lodestar, depicting a U.S. Coast Guard R5O-4 as it appeared around 1948. National insignia on the wings but not the fuselage was not uncommon on Coast Guard planes around this time. The Coast Guard operated the Lodestar from 1941 through 1953. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Lockheed R5O US Coast Guard 1948.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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    July 19th, 2016, 16:17
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Military skins - General Description: A skin for Milton Shupe's Lockheed 18 Lodestar, depicting a U.S. Navy R5O-3 that was purchased in 1941 as the personal aircraft of Rear Admiral John H. Towers, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. It displays a late non-standard variation of the Navy's pre-war "VIP" livery, with "Admiral Blue" applied to the cowlings, nacelles and vertical fins rather than to only the entire fuselage as the specification called for. As with other large all metal, land based transports like the R2D, R3D and R4D, overall polished bare aluminum replaced the standard color scheme of silver paint with yellow wing upper surfaces. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit US Navy R5O 1941.zip The...
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  • Mick's Avatar
    July 19th, 2016, 05:06
    If it's the same issue that we had in FS2002 and with the CFS2 Glendale scenery in FS9, that won't have any effect.
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    July 18th, 2016, 05:34
    Yeah, but that was someone who had a business that was seriously impacted when she lost a lot of her work work and couldn't use a lot of her software, and she was able to demonstrate financial losses due to an automatic "up"grade that she hadn't requested or approved. We suffer no significant financial loss when we can't indulge in a hobby. Maybe if it happened to a profitable payware developer - if there's any such thing as a profitable payware developer... It helps one's case that MS's W10 automatic updates appear to be in violation of a federal law that prohibits making unauthorized changes to someone's computer. The W10 automatic upgrade meets the technical and legal definitions of malware! I don't suppose MS will be prosecuted for that violation; I'm sure the company is...
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  • Mick's Avatar
    July 18th, 2016, 05:22
    Ran into that issue (or a very similar one) when we adapted Maskrider's CFS-2 NAS Glendale scenery to GW/FS9, and nobody could figure out how to fix it. It was a fairly common issue at stock airports in FS2002. Back in the day someone released a big collection of fixes for a lot of airports. It turned out to be impossible to contact the developer, and nobody could figure out a way to open and reverse engineer one of those files to see how it was done.
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    July 18th, 2016, 05:18
    This could be an unusual plane for anything! I've seen pictures of that monstrosity before, but mercifully forgot about it. What an ugly airplane! :mixed-smiley-010:
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    July 7th, 2016, 04:49
    Yeah, I've had that plane since it came out back in 2010. This thread has come back from the past, like a zombie or something. And the images show aircraft carriers, not airplanes. They don't look anything like the GA-43. Is this the beginning of an SOH forum zombie apocalypse? :dizzy:
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    July 5th, 2016, 05:11
    I did something similar with Treasure Island. In GW I have MoCat's original TI, except that one runway is closed to depict the field more like it was in around 1940 rather than earlier, with AI and static Pan Am planes. In FS1954 it's a Navy base with helicopters and blimps, then is my Jet Age sim it just has helos. I never figured out where San Fransisco went, so I replaced it with a bunch of buildings from the FS9 Custom Buildings and Generic scenery object libraries. It's not accurate by any means, but it looks a lot like SF in stock FS9, which isn't accurate either, but at least it looks like there's a city there.
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    Hi Mick. I didn't know it would be that much work to change the drone from yellow to orange, I was hoping it would be a quick change. but yes, if it is a pain I agree it isn't worth the time. I do appreciate you replying, and I do appreciate the yellow drone! Thanks! Bill
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