View Full Version : The checkerboard P-51 skin from AEP
09-23-2006, 10:02 AM
Does anyboday know where the yellow and black checkerboard P-51 skin is? I can't find it in my game for any P-51s, and I am playing the 4.05 merged version of the game.
Is there a replica of it somewhere?
It looks cool on the artwork when the game is turning on, but then is not available in the game.
09-23-2006, 01:14 PM
Sooty has a yellow/black checkerboard P51D over at his site from the 325th FG.
Find it HERE (http://members.cox.net/cx570578a/_htmdir/_HomePg.html) under the downloads section.
An excellent skin. Sooty's natural metal finish is up there with the best.
Hope this helps.
09-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Thanks that is a beaut! I was still wondering where the original went. Does it disappear when later versions are added?
09-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Don't know about that mate, but if you are interested in the checkerboard skins then there are more HERE (http://www.gavca.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=48)
for the P51c by Jambock. And over at Flying legends under page 5 of p51 skins there are more for P51B/C by Simec.
All of them first class skins.
09-24-2006, 02:24 AM
The installer shouldn't delete anything.. i doubt it was ever in the skins folder to begin with, a case of cool art overiding actual content.
09-24-2006, 05:13 AM
Thanks guys. I do love the checkerboard skins. They seem audacious and intimidating. Like "I'm here. And you know it's me. And I want to shoot you down."
And then I looked for it and could not find it as an arming option.
Well, if anyone ever wants to make one like the one on the game opening page, I would be grateful.
09-24-2006, 11:12 AM
The Checkertail skin that was once the default P-51 skin is now available as the default for the P-51-D20 on the non-Pacific QMB maps (Moscow 1, Crimea, Smolensk) ... but ONLY if you choose any air force EXCEPT a U.S. one. This bizarre quirk was introduced back with AEP, I believe.
09-24-2006, 12:45 PM
Thank you! I guess I will use it there then!
I would still be grateful if someone of would make a copycat skin.
But definitely thanks for this information!
09-24-2006, 01:25 PM
Check your PM's
09-24-2006, 05:25 PM
Splah-1, what is a PM?
09-25-2006, 03:19 AM
Upper left of your screen it says "Go."
Click Go>Personal Zone>Private Messaging.
09-25-2006, 05:11 PM
Thanks for the headsup. I never knew about PMs.
As always, I am grateful.