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obelixc6
08-22-2005, 10:30 AM
After plenty 1A, I have to make a Dash one! So this is the first release, a FG-1D, (F4U-1D by Goodyear), of VMF-312 on Okinaxa, april 1945.

Have fun

http://www.checksix-fr.com/albumphoto/photos/im_1124726712.jpg

http://www.checksix-fr.com/albumphoto/photos/im_1124726737.jpg


Available on:

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/listings.php?cat_id=137

SeaNorris
08-22-2005, 11:03 AM
The best Corsair skins yet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

96th_Nightshifter
08-22-2005, 11:04 AM
Very nice indeed mate!

obelixc6
08-22-2005, 11:48 AM
Some other views:

Enjoy


http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/P08.jpg

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/P07.jpg

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/P06.jpg

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/P05.jpg

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/P04.jpg

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/P03.jpg

VONGRAZ
08-22-2005, 12:12 PM
Very nice work, Olebix http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VFS-214_Hawk
08-22-2005, 03:32 PM
Owsome skin.

I had VMF-312 in Aces High but that squadron was already taken when I came here. I respectfully recognized that and moved on....

Very nice skin

Also, I have M.O. Chance's email address and sent him this screen shot.

Falcon_41
08-22-2005, 03:50 PM
That's some of the best line, color and weathering work I've seen.

Excellent job, Obelix!


:FI:Falcon

your template?

obelixc6
08-22-2005, 06:46 PM
I was part of the fench beta testing team, last year, this template was developped by a group of french skinner: Josse, Zargos and Merlin (WM on Check six site). I have made some changes, and create the weathering and so on!

R_Target
08-22-2005, 07:32 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifWell done. One of the best Hog skins I've seen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

obelixc6
08-22-2005, 07:47 PM
A another challenge:

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/P200.jpg

Stay tuned

flakwagen
08-23-2005, 07:27 AM
An awesome skin for sure. I think my grandpa's F4 was a Goodyear product, but I'm not sure and neither is he.

Flak

obelixc6
08-23-2005, 08:30 AM
If you have any photo, I can make you a special skin.

We, frenchies, know what you've done for us, we never forget!

Best regards

flakwagen
08-23-2005, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by obelixc6:
If you have any photo, I can make you a special skin.

We, frenchies, know what you do for us, we never forget!

Best regards

Thank you for the offer sir, but someone has made one for me and I wouldn't want to put you to the trouble of making another:

http://home.ec.rr.com/galland/fbskins/vmf113_kitten_01.jpg

But here is a photograph anyway in case you would like a copy:

http://home.ec.rr.com/galland/fbskins/kitten_photo01.jpg

S!

Flak

obelixc6
08-23-2005, 09:45 AM
Great!

I can't read the name "xxx Kitten", do you have more information?

flakwagen
08-23-2005, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by obelixc6:
Great!

I can't read the name "xxx Kitten", do you have more information?

The word "Kitten" is stenciled on the right side of the engine cowling. The words "Sky Devils" is stenciled on the left side you see in the photograph. Apparently this was the name of his individual unit within VMF-113. VMF-113 was known as "The Whistling Devils".

Here is an interesting photograph:
http://home.ec.rr.com/galland/fbskins/vmf113_tail_art.jpg

It is the only instance of actual artwork I can find in the VMF-113 photos. Unfortunately there are no other photos of this pilot or his Corsair.

Flak

obelixc6
08-23-2005, 12:10 PM
Oups, I must make an another skin:

http://www.checksix-fr.com/albumphoto/photos/im_1124820297.jpg

http://www.checksix-fr.com/albumphoto/photos/im_1124820323.jpg

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Screen/Corsair/USMC03.jpg

I will fixe it, and soon this skin would be available!

Thanks for this photo.

Note that: The plane belongs to the Navy, not to the Marine Corps, the serial number!

Great!

flakwagen
08-23-2005, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by obelixc6:
Oups, I must make an another skin:
Thanks for this photo.

Note that: The plane belongs to the Navy, not to the Marine Corps, the serial number!

Great!

Yes indeed! The United States Marine Corps is a department of the U.S. Navy. I assume all Marine aircraft from this era have Navy markings on them somewhere. I also found it interesting that the model number is stenciled on the tail. I never knew they did that until my grandfather showed me these photographs.

I have found a better cowling photograph for you :
http://home.ec.rr.com/galland/fbskins/kitten_cowling.jpg

Note that the number five is actually an upside down number two.

obelixc6
08-23-2005, 02:26 PM
Ok, I must fixed the problem with the right side of the cowling. I find a lovely "pin up", and add "Sky Devils" on the left. Strangely, "65" does not appear on left side (?).

Some shots:

http://obelix.bg.free.fr/Skins%20du%20Menhir/Kitten/M06.jpg

http://www.checksix-fr.com/albumphoto/photos/im_1124828653.jpg

Be on continued!

flakwagen
08-23-2005, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by obelixc6:
Ok, I must fixed the problem with the right side of the cowling. I find a lovely "pin up", and add "Sky Devils" on the left. Strangely, "65" does not appear on left side (?).

Some shots:

Be on continued!

Very nice! You did a fantastic job with the weathering.

A few observation points for the next incarnation:


1. The pin-up is on a different airplane. It is not on #65. I'm sorry- I thought I made that clear.

2. Some airplanes in VMF-113 had numbers on both sides of the cowling. Some only had it on one side. I don't know why.

3. There is a black line between the numbers on the front-facing landing gear doors between the six and the five.

4. The word Kitten is in quotation marks on the cowling.

So far, so good!

obelixc6
08-23-2005, 03:13 PM
Ok, no pin up! (Do you know wich plane had it?)
For the number painted only on one side, may be a problem with spare pieces (part of the cowling was probably changed, no time to paint a number or it was overpainted).

I will do those changes (quotation, black line, and so on).

It would be ready tomorrow.

It's funny, "65" is also my personnal number on this plane, because I was born in 65!

(Sorry for my poor english)

Best regards