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Martosaurus
08-06-2004, 07:55 PM
Not the soft & curvy kind, but those available for download onto our favorite sim. I find they're like peanuts.. you can't stop at one! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Martosaurus
08-06-2004, 07:55 PM
Not the soft & curvy kind, but those available for download onto our favorite sim. I find they're like peanuts.. you can't stop at one! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

CanonUK
08-06-2004, 08:10 PM
I'm a skinning addict. Every time I finish a skin, I think of others I want to do http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I never went into the air thinking I would lose.
‚"Ē Cmdr R Cunningham, USN

http://premium.uploadit.org/CanonUK/ubilogo2.jpg (http://canonuk.il2skins.com)

--IL2Skins Moderator-- Click Pic for my Website!

icrash
08-06-2004, 08:13 PM
Lots of fantastic ones out there. So far the only one I have dl'd are the ones I have seen in RL and are based in Texas. Well, except the J8 done up as the Red Baron, I couldn't help myself there.

http://img38.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/txraidersig.bmp

Buckaroo12
08-06-2004, 08:42 PM
I find I'll go for a couple of weeks every now and then where instead of flying, I just end up making new skins or redoing some of my older ones as I learn new tricks! Creating the skins has become as addictive as flying them!!!

wayno7777
08-06-2004, 08:44 PM
Well, my skins folder has 522 in it right now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Dux_Wreck.jpg
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

meh_cd
08-06-2004, 08:56 PM
My God, I have 1500 skins! Well, divided by 3 or so since a lot of skins have 2-3 with no markings etc, so I have around 500 also.

Sturmtrooper
08-06-2004, 09:00 PM
(stands up)
Hello,my name is Sturmtrooper.
And I...am...a ...
um...a...er...uh...
I'M A SKIN ADDICT !!!!
THERE! I SAID IT ! OKAY ?
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW ?
Oh. I'm sorry. Sometimes I get carried away.
(sits back down)

http://home.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/183/183586/pages/456377/untitled1.gif

Baltar
08-06-2004, 09:10 PM
1,931 skins in my skins folder...oh my do I need to get out more... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If I was in world war II they‚'d call me ‚ėSpitfire‚'
‚ėCause you know that I can

Martosaurus
08-06-2004, 09:34 PM
Canon, I'm honoured! Your skins are among my very favourites, especially your Emils. Don't ever quit!
One thing that I find lacking anywhere are standard 70/71 schemes for the Ju-87B. Can you oblige? Thanks again!

Udidtoo
08-06-2004, 10:36 PM
Am I a skin addict?........no.

I'm The skin addict.

You can't help me, I'll use again.

..............................
I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

woofiedog
08-06-2004, 10:41 PM
It's like Lay's Potoato Chips... You Can't Eat just One! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

http://www.ussbiddle.org/pictures/bennett_sunset_carib_thumb.jpg
USS Biddle DLG 34/CG 34

WUAF_Badsight
08-06-2004, 11:57 PM
im not the Number One downloader at il2skins

but im in the top 12

skins folder = 9.22 Gigabyte

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actual UBI post :
"If their is a good server with wonder woman views but historic planesets...let me know!" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

DONB3397
08-07-2004, 12:08 AM
Badsight, that's quite a collection. How many do you put on and fly?

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/DONB3397/SpitSig01b.jpg
"And now I see with eye serene/The very pulse of the machine;
A being breathing thoughtful breath,/A Traveller between life and death." -- Wordsworth

heywooood
08-07-2004, 12:12 AM
no more so than this guy....
http://go.sciflicks.com/artists/k/kevin_peter_hall_predator.jpg

..I know - he collected skulls - but he did some skinnin' too.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

Snuffy Smith
08-07-2004, 01:28 AM
OK, I counted. I have exactly 475. A skin a day...? I use only a half dozen or so regularly, my favorites. It's like having a harem, really.

"I wanted wings till I got the gosh darned things; now I don't want'em anymore."
I just want the peek-a-boo blonde.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7kxfm/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/lakeveronicasalute231.jpg

WUAF_Badsight
08-07-2004, 01:37 AM
i have a custom skin on every sortie

dont hardly ever see custom skins on when i fly tho

& i host with skin DL off most of the time too

plane with the most skins that i have is the P-51 D Mustangs ....... over 280 combined

Sooty , Compans , & Hammerd are the three skinners that i think of the quickest , as being the best

kudos to Kamikuza for his Ratas & AtS for his P-38s & Foo_Bar too . . . . im as big a fan of the actual paintscheme as the weathering

i get loads of historical (ok , mostly historical) but especially Bf109 historical paintschemes can be quite boring

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actual UBI post :
"If their is a good server with wonder woman views but historic planesets...let me know!" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Freycinet
08-07-2004, 02:31 AM
ok, so can any of you skin addicts show me the way to a skin with good, round fuselage roundels for the spitfires???

- I'm making a Danish spitfire skin, and the only thing holding me back are the damn fuselage roundels, I can't get them to be round because of the faulty skin mesh... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

Thx!

DONB3397
08-07-2004, 07:56 AM
Freycinet, the back end on the Spit is a hassel. If you're using Photoshop, use Image-Transform-Distort or Skew to lengthen the lower portion of the fuselage roundel. When it's right, it looks a little like an egg. It's trial and error (load the skin and look, then modify). Once your have it, keep it as a model for other variants. Good luck.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/DONB3397/SpitSig01b.jpg
"And now I see with eye serene/The very pulse of the machine;
A being breathing thoughtful breath,/A Traveller between life and death." -- Wordsworth

heywooood
08-07-2004, 09:43 AM
Hmmm I like the idea of listing which planes I have the most skins of..

Bf109-E4 = 45 (thanks to carts and CannonUk)
Mustangs = 41 (thanks to Bo and Leadspitter)
P-38 L&J = 25 (ats42 and Leadspitter)
Mig3 = 22 (ats42)
I16 = 16 (Ips and ibunnelle)

..these are just the top 5 planes that I have the most skins of..



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

F19_Ob
08-07-2004, 10:09 AM
I was one. Not anymore though.

Large skins seems to be a major drawback for online play, not the skin itself but the downloading and uploading to every new player that joins (and server).



In the old CFS1 days I used to reduce size on all ingame bitmaps on planes and groundtextures, all soundfiles too. This way it was possible to almost double the number of planes ingame without stutters. the skins still looked almost the same.

A 1mb skin differs very little from a 500kb one in a running game and is mostly detectable on stills (screenshots).

my opinion

China Flanker 1
08-07-2004, 10:54 AM
i like skin

http://www.chinapro.com/888/dngs.gif

Taylortony
08-07-2004, 10:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freycinet:
ok, so can any of you skin addicts show me the way to a skin with good, round fuselage roundels for the spitfires???

- I'm making a Danish spitfire skin, and the only thing holding me back are the damn fuselage roundels, I can't get them to be round because of the faulty skin mesh... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

Thx!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I corrected some on my templates for the Spits, if that helps you out. paste one on your skin put the danish one over it reduce its opacity and then distort it to about the same shape etc.

Funnily enough I do not have that many skins, but my skins folders are full of works in progress, works forgotten etc.

I don't tend to download many either, I do download skins from new skinners etc to help their downloads and I do get a fair few skins sent direct to me to test.... might sound strange, but a lot of skinners earlier on did not have Aces FB etc or a poor graphics card, so they would send skins for test flying, this i would do then return a load of screenshot for them to work from, one skinner i was assisting probably got about 14mb of screenshots for one skin alone and he was doing about 6 at the time. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Several of us do send our work in progress skins back and forth to check for faults etc, might sound odd but 6 eyes are better than 2 and the end of the day the quality goes up, something we all strive for.

As for whats next on the horizon well.........see below, Work in Progress, also I have one for the competition skin winner on screenshotart.com to do http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif so i suppose i am an addict too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/Dora/brown_4.jpg

taisto_s
08-07-2004, 11:15 AM
my il2 skin folder is 14.3Gb long!

ps.WOW looking forward to that skin Tony!!Nice.

Zayets
08-07-2004, 11:50 AM
Some of them are really good.But I preffer to make my own given the huge number of templates.This one I did it as well based on a templaet.Forgot which one though.Is what I fly mostly offline.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v399/Zayets/he111.jpg

Zayets out

http://server5.uploadit.org/files/Zayets-sigIAR.jpg

ThreeCrow
08-07-2004, 12:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snuffy Smith:
OK, I counted. I have exactly 475. A skin a day...? I use only a half dozen or so regularly, my favorites. It's like having a harem, really.

"I wanted wings till I got the gosh darned things; now I don't want'em anymore."
I just want the peek-a-boo blonde.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7kxfm/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/lakeveronicasalute231.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Snuffy,

Thank you.... I am certain that the pin up you posted is (was) Veronica Lake.... I used to have a teriffic crush on her (still do).

I wonder if anyone would respond to a thread... "My Favourite WW2 Pinup"?

Cheers

"Never Underestimate what a soldier will do in the defense of his country."
Gen Wesley Clark

WUAF_Badsight
08-07-2004, 02:09 PM
TT , that looks like its gunna be your best ever ! ! !


how about that captured MiG-3U ?

or even more cool ,some captured RLM camo green/yellow Spits

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__________________________________________________ __________________________
actual UBI post :
"If their is a good server with wonder woman views but historic planesets...let me know!" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Kasdeya
08-07-2004, 02:38 PM
Don't tell anyone but this is the skin that Maple Tiger wears sometimes. When he isn't in a squad skin that is. I still have a couple things to line up but....

http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Kasdeya/spidey.jpg

Oh and yes I am a skin addict. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/93.gif


http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Kasdeya/demonmoving.gif (http://www.361stvfg.com/)
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meh_cd
08-07-2004, 02:53 PM
Laff. What is he, 10?

Kasdeya
08-07-2004, 03:31 PM
No, and I fly it too. I'm almost thirty. How old are you?

http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Kasdeya/demonmoving.gif (http://www.361stvfg.com/)
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Landvaettir
08-07-2004, 06:15 PM
just wondering, i there a 'skinpack' where i can download more acurate skins to replace the default ones?

or do i have to search for skins one by one to replace the defaults?

meh_cd
08-07-2004, 06:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kasdeya:
No, and I fly it too. I'm almost thirty. How old are you?

http://www.361stvfg.com/
_http://acompletewasteofspace.com/forum/index.php_<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Even funnier! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

heywooood
08-07-2004, 06:39 PM
what does ridicule get you?...do you feel better now?...because you dont look better.

meh...? WTF?



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

WUAF_Badsight
08-07-2004, 07:45 PM
that skin is kinda funny tho http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

go Spiderman go !

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__________________________________________________ __________________________
actual UBI post :
"If their is a good server with wonder woman views but historic planesets...let me know!" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

heywooood
08-07-2004, 08:05 PM
Yep - I think thats the idea...how about a 'Bat'plane?... the Go229 comes to mind. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

..go ahead, Kasdeya...I'll wait here..I'd love to see that.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

ThreeCrow
08-07-2004, 08:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Landvaettir:
just wondering, i there a 'skinpack' where i can download more acurate skins to replace the default ones?

or do i have to search for skins one by one to replace the defaults?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

There are some skin packs but they are individual squadrons or a series of aircraft flown by one particular pilot. I have not seen any that contain plane seta of, say, a particular time frame (which isn't to say that there are none).

Cheers

"Never Underestimate what a soldier will do in the defense of his country."
Gen Wesley Clark

Franzen
08-07-2004, 11:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sturmtrooper:
(stands up)
Hello,my name is Sturmtrooper.
And I...am...a ...
um...a...er...uh...
I'M A SKIN ADDICT !!!!
THERE! I SAID IT ! OKAY ?
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW ?
Oh. I'm sorry. Sometimes I get carried away.
(sits back down)

http://home.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/183/183586/pages/456377/untitled1.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sturmtrooper, you are in the wrong room. Third one down the hall on the left. This is a A/C paint sceme support group. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

Just kidding buddy. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Actually I recently downloaded a skin for a captured Spitfire. I love it. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find "captured" skins for allied planes. You get some interesting reactions on dfight servers with unlimited planesets. Obviously many just read the icons and don't pay attention to the colours. I want to turn a Pony into a Trojan horse. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

Fritz Franzen

SithSpeeder
08-07-2004, 11:49 PM
I like the spidey skin (and I'm 37). Someone did a Batman skin already for the Go-229. I did a custom face for a pilot for my son, put him in the Bat plane, and he LOVES it. Practicing takeoffs and landings, etc.

Kasdeya...where did you get that? IL2skins?

But as F19_Ob said, the 1Mb skins cause too much lag in online play. Reducing them to 256 Kb skins though, will supposedly help a lot with that. I started a thread in Oleg's Ready Room on the topic.

* _54th_Speeder *

http://members.cox.net/~ijhutch/_images/360x200signew.jpg (http://www.fiftyfourth.com/)

Franzen
08-07-2004, 11:54 PM
When we get the Typhoon can someone make a "bugs bunny" skin for me? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Fritz Franzen

wayno7777
08-08-2004, 12:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Franzen:
When we get the Typhoon can someone make a "bugs bunny" skin for me? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Fritz Franzen<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhh What's up, Doc?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Dux_Wreck.jpg
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

Franzen
08-08-2004, 12:47 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif

Fritz Franzen

Taylortony
08-08-2004, 04:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Landvaettir:
just wondering, i there a 'skinpack' where i can download more acurate skins to replace the default ones?

or do i have to search for skins one by one to replace the defaults?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Landvaettir go to www.il2skins.com (http://www.il2skins.com) and there are literally thousands of free skins for all the planes for free, its a case of look for what you want then download them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kasdeya
08-08-2004, 08:04 AM
heywoooood - Thanks. Someone has made the bat wing before.

sithspeeder - I made it. Its not on IL2 skins. I might post it there.

Sorry for taking so long to post but I had some sleep hollering at me so..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Kasdeya/demonmoving.gif (http://www.361stvfg.com/)
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