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elephant_il2
03-15-2004, 08:08 AM
Combining my own sources and Kimura's invaluable help I made this first pack of superdetailed IJN pilots.
All of them are equiped typicaly for Japanese navy pilots during the first years of the war.Their flight garment consists of the two piece navy flight suit with detouchable fur collar,wireless leather flight helmet padded with fur,worn,by some,with the earflaps up as they used to,kapok filled life vest and type 97 parachute harness,with release cord handle on the left and inscription patched on the right according to photos.
The first skin depicts a Lt. .Maybe the highest rank of officers that actualy flew missions in IJN.His rank insignia is patched to the upper left arm.He is also equiped with compass hanged,from a red cord,through his neck.The second is a Lt.JG equiped similarly,with a fur collar to his flyight suit and the helmet worn with the earflaps up.The other two are Petty Officers,one bearing a Hinomaru bandana beneath his helmet and the other a white turttleneck sweater seen most common in WWII photos.The latter is bearing a badge,patched on his right upper arm,found on PO's but I don't know what it means.
Tell me What do you think.If you find any kind of mistakes or you have some more information.
I tell you it's very dificult to work on this limitating pilot's model trying to show things that not exist.
The most frustrating thing about this model,except maping,is that bulk on pilots helmet that ruins the looks of the pilot.People in 1C tryied to depict a specific type of russian helmet,probably issued at the end of the War,(the one was depicted in the original il2's splashscreen and it is worn by the default photo of 'you' in DGen)but I haven't seen it,even once worn by a soviet pilot,in my books or photos I collect through the net,ruinning (to me) al the pilots in game.
Thanks for listening!I'm waiting for your feedback...
Thanks again Kimura!
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/elephant-IJN.JPG
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/elephant-IJN2.jpg

elephant_il2
03-15-2004, 08:08 AM
Combining my own sources and Kimura's invaluable help I made this first pack of superdetailed IJN pilots.
All of them are equiped typicaly for Japanese navy pilots during the first years of the war.Their flight garment consists of the two piece navy flight suit with detouchable fur collar,wireless leather flight helmet padded with fur,worn,by some,with the earflaps up as they used to,kapok filled life vest and type 97 parachute harness,with release cord handle on the left and inscription patched on the right according to photos.
The first skin depicts a Lt. .Maybe the highest rank of officers that actualy flew missions in IJN.His rank insignia is patched to the upper left arm.He is also equiped with compass hanged,from a red cord,through his neck.The second is a Lt.JG equiped similarly,with a fur collar to his flyight suit and the helmet worn with the earflaps up.The other two are Petty Officers,one bearing a Hinomaru bandana beneath his helmet and the other a white turttleneck sweater seen most common in WWII photos.The latter is bearing a badge,patched on his right upper arm,found on PO's but I don't know what it means.
Tell me What do you think.If you find any kind of mistakes or you have some more information.
I tell you it's very dificult to work on this limitating pilot's model trying to show things that not exist.
The most frustrating thing about this model,except maping,is that bulk on pilots helmet that ruins the looks of the pilot.People in 1C tryied to depict a specific type of russian helmet,probably issued at the end of the War,(the one was depicted in the original il2's splashscreen and it is worn by the default photo of 'you' in DGen)but I haven't seen it,even once worn by a soviet pilot,in my books or photos I collect through the net,ruinning (to me) al the pilots in game.
Thanks for listening!I'm waiting for your feedback...
Thanks again Kimura!
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/elephant-IJN.JPG
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/elephant-IJN2.jpg

elephant_il2
03-15-2004, 11:45 AM
I guess that not so many are interested in pilot skins,after all it's a minor detail and the first not to pay special attention was 1C games.

SithSpeeder
03-15-2004, 12:47 PM
Can't help you with the sources and such, but you did good work--looks very cool.

* _54th_Speeder *

http://members.cox.net/~ijhutch/_images/400x200sig.jpg

VaporBlast
03-15-2004, 01:16 PM
Nice Work http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

elephant_il2
03-15-2004, 02:28 PM
Thanks guys!One of the most difficult things to skin was the helmet,to depict as possible the real thing,because the parts it is made of are in different scales and the maping is weird.

BlackHawkLeader
03-16-2004, 03:51 AM
Well Done Elephant!
You will be surprised at how many of us do like attention to detail!

We are going to use your Japanese pilot skins for the Empire of the Sun Series.

Salute!