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Taylortony
05-19-2004, 12:58 PM
Ok this is the Spitfire template produced by myself for the new Spitfire1Xc Released in the Aces 2.01 Patch and based on my Popular Bader Template.

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=11793

This a has been test flown and all the panel lines correctly line up etc, the only part i did not do was the tail wheel strut as to get this to paint correct you have to take a lump out of the paint line on the sides and this looks odd.

Ok to the contents... You get 2 underside paintscheme colours...... 3 versions of the upper scheme... The early Brown Green Scheme... The temperate Grey Green Scheme....The Desert Brown Tan scheme........3 Versions of the fuselage Roundel corrected for the distortion........ 3 Wing Roundel versions..... 2 Fin Flash Versions.... And a Fuselage Band also the D B from my Bader skin are added as a hidden layer to assist in the making of your own markings.................I included the brown green scheme as i thought some people would like to model their earlier skins on the faster version.

Well thats about it, its all ready to go and i really enjoyed Painting this one.... so Enjoy TonyT

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/Spitfire/SpitFire_1Xc_Screenshot_Small.jpg

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/Spitfire/SpitFire_1Xc_Template.jpg

[This message was edited by Taylortony on Wed May 19 2004 at 12:10 PM.]

Taylortony
05-19-2004, 12:58 PM
Ok this is the Spitfire template produced by myself for the new Spitfire1Xc Released in the Aces 2.01 Patch and based on my Popular Bader Template.

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=11793

This a has been test flown and all the panel lines correctly line up etc, the only part i did not do was the tail wheel strut as to get this to paint correct you have to take a lump out of the paint line on the sides and this looks odd.

Ok to the contents... You get 2 underside paintscheme colours...... 3 versions of the upper scheme... The early Brown Green Scheme... The temperate Grey Green Scheme....The Desert Brown Tan scheme........3 Versions of the fuselage Roundel corrected for the distortion........ 3 Wing Roundel versions..... 2 Fin Flash Versions.... And a Fuselage Band also the D B from my Bader skin are added as a hidden layer to assist in the making of your own markings.................I included the brown green scheme as i thought some people would like to model their earlier skins on the faster version.

Well thats about it, its all ready to go and i really enjoyed Painting this one.... so Enjoy TonyT

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/Spitfire/SpitFire_1Xc_Screenshot_Small.jpg

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/Spitfire/SpitFire_1Xc_Template.jpg

[This message was edited by Taylortony on Wed May 19 2004 at 12:10 PM.]

Taylortony
05-19-2004, 03:40 PM
No comments? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif i live for input http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

_VR_ScorpionWorm
05-19-2004, 03:46 PM
Dont get sad Taylortony, everybody is still in shock or trying to download the patch just to see them. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The praises will be rolling in before you know it. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Erbriac
05-19-2004, 03:55 PM
I will tell you when I figure out what all the layers mean. Man, I can draw a straight line in Photoshop but that's about all. And you come up with this "mess" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif. That thing has almost 80 layers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Excellent work, Tony http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Crimea_River
05-19-2004, 04:04 PM
So what will be the first skin for the IX?

My bet is Johnnie Johnson. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Maulkin
05-20-2004, 06:30 AM
Man that is a great template and you pretty much covered everything. Nice work Tony

I hoping for Johnnie http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Time to pull out my spitfire templates and get started... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Zen--
05-20-2004, 06:52 AM
I don't fly spits, don't care for spits and have never been impressed with them, but T, your skins are so nice that I actually download them from IL2skins.com and even wear them when doing offline testing. Your skins are one of the only reasons I will be in the plane at all.

Great work sir http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-Zen-

TugZooey
05-20-2004, 07:03 AM
Hehe, I agree with Zen. I've only flown a spit once, but after looking at those skins, Awesome!

Brought back a childhood memory: my dad had built a model spitfire (balsa wood with inner rubberband turning the propeller) and the "skin" on that was just like your pics. Unfortunately my brother and I threw it off the 2nd story of our house.

Anyway, great skins.

gombal40
05-20-2004, 07:41 AM
very good looking skin indeed! On to il2skins!!

Freycinet
05-20-2004, 08:04 AM
yahoo! - Your grey-green will be the basis for my Danish airforce skin (late 1940's). I'll just need to add Danish roundels + flag and she'll be good to go! - Thank you!

SithSpeeder
05-20-2004, 08:11 AM
Helluva job, T. Really like 'em.

* _54th_Speeder *

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DONB3397
05-20-2004, 08:30 AM
TT, you have my comments from IL2skins PM. You add value to this sim every time you create a new template (or skin). Thanks from all of us who pretend to be skinners by building real schemes around your templates.

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A being breathing thoughtful breath,/A Traveller between life and death." -- Wordsworth

Freycinet
05-20-2004, 10:03 AM
why, when I save the template as a bmp in Photoshop, does it fill 3.073 kb in stead of the allowed 1.024 kb? - anybody knows?

Extreme_One
05-20-2004, 10:30 AM
Got it!
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BTW Freycinet check colour depth - you need 256 colours NOT 26/24bit.


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theknightsofni
05-20-2004, 10:45 AM
any chance of a PSP version?

Freycinet
05-20-2004, 10:59 AM
thx a lot extreme-one, it was the colour depth, it works now...

Anyway, now that I've got you (http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) I have a couple of questions...

- On the template I've just made from Taylortony's, the cannon barrels (in the lower left hand corner of the template) are correctly coloured green on top, light grey on bottom, but when I view them in-game they are grey and don't have the upper-side/lower-side colours...

- Also, is there a layer in the template which will help me with rear body lettering (to show me which distortion is needed to make it look nice)?

Thx!

bird_brain
05-20-2004, 11:15 AM
Awesome skins TT... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Have you done a template for the MkV? I have been having trouble with that one.
I tried to do a good desert camo scheme (it's in my Aces mission pack with a Malta version) but I can't get the roundel right and finding the mapping on the side below it is a bit**. I was trying to do a blue circle with a yellow outline for offline missions with markings turned on, but it is quite difficult (as I am sure you know). It looks like this.

http://jyarbrough.homestead.com/Torch_Spit2.jpg

I wish I had known you did a P-40 template too before I spent about a week hashing one out.

Can I use your template & post skins from it for upcoming missions? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Great work & thanks for the new paint jobs! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

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lil_labbit
05-20-2004, 11:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by theknightsofni:
any chance of a PSP version?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you have PSP8 - it will load http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif try it...

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Night is better than Day

Taylortony
05-20-2004, 11:25 AM
Thank you for all your kind comments http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ok Freycinet,

The guns should show ok, I wonder if you have the layer from one of the other schemes selected on, or one of the other schemes on underneath as this can overpaint the guns, If all else fails look for select the gun layer and drag it higher up the list, this will put it on top of some of the other layers and should fix this. you deselect and enable layers if you do not know by clicking on the eye at the start of the layer info.

Second yes there are some codes on the Template, I but the Bader skin D and B on so you can get an idea of the shape to change the lettering too, but as a guideline do them to the panel lines as they are level on the plane, but squeeze in on the template void.

As for using Photoshop to convert the skin to a 1 mb bmp well photoshop is severely lacking in this department, I would download Bright and use that, its free, its small and its stunning, you will get next to no pixellation, something that photoshop has not mastered.

Link to a read me info file and download link.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=45410763&m=882106072&r=862109072#862109072

as for getting your Roundels for Denmark well open the larger versions, save these as pictures open in Photoshop copy them then paste on your skin, lasso the roundel select inverse and delete the background then resize reshape adjust contrast brightness etc and put it on your skin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.skytamer.com/roundels/d.htm


The nightsofni i will have a look at it, i think if i remove the codes it may work.

Cool to see it may get some more of you skinning.....Enjoy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Freycinet
05-20-2004, 01:09 PM
Ok taylortony, it is progressing very nicely, wing roundels and tail flag is put on... - now to the dreaded fuselage roundel as well as the number of the plane...

I'm still somewhat baffled as to the cannon colour... - AFAIK, "what you see is what you get", surely when we come to the bmp at least..?

In the lower left-hand corner of your template there's a green rectangle with a smaller black rectangle below it. To the right of the smaller black rectangle a green (upper) and a light green (lower) "cone" are jutting out. Am I right to think that those two "cones" are the upper and lower part of the cannon fairing?

Thx!

..I might still come back to you (or other experts) about the fuselage... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Taylortony
05-20-2004, 02:10 PM
You are correct the black rectangle is the barrel and the cones to the right are the cannon fairings, the rectangle above these on the left are the bulges..
If it is still to light after moving it up several layers try varying the opacity or lasso the green section to the right of the black square then in contrast brightness darken it down some more.


A way round the fuselage roundel is to reduce the Danish roundels opacity so you can see it but through it, then lay it over one of my roundels and distort it till it is the same shape / dimensions, once done increase the opacity and turn mine off http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Freycinet
05-20-2004, 02:33 PM
thx for your reply, I'm glad I ID'ed the gun fairings correctly.

Sometimes I think that there should be a layer in released templates with all the little bits and pieces id'ed, it's not always easy to find them!

The pitot tube and underwing antenna, for instance, I have no idea where they are... - The pitot also seems to have two colours, one for the arm and one for the tube itself...

As for the roundel, unfortunately the danish roundels were further back, but maybe the same distortion will work further back as well?

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/delfin/SD/2001/flight/il-2/Yak-9U-skin.Danish.Spitfire/DaSpit9Edraw-green-backgr.jpg

Ok, I'll call it a day, but I'll continue this weekend, so expect some more (very well-deserved) bumps to this thread in the next days! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thx again,

Taylortony
05-20-2004, 03:01 PM
I named every layer with what they are, correct there are 2 versions of the pitot stem in both colours http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifand the aerials too

theknightsofni
05-20-2004, 07:59 PM
i dont have psp 8. i have a *cough* aquired version of psp 7 can sum1 convert it or sugguest a freeware prog thatl let me use it

Hoarmurath
05-20-2004, 08:14 PM
use gimp

http://www.gimp.org

http://hoarmurath.free.fr/images/sighoar.jpg (http://hoarmurath.free.fr/)

Taylortony
05-21-2004, 02:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by theknightsofni:
i dont have psp 8. i have a *cough* aquired version of psp 7 can sum1 convert it or sugguest a freeware prog thatl let me use it<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ok I have removed the hidden D B and serial number Guide and uploaded the Template, It Has been tested on Paintshop Pro 7.02 for you and it opens ok...... Enjoy

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=11846