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Kuna15
11-29-2005, 01:41 PM
I'm looking to refresh my skin collection a bit, recently I started to play a bit of PTO and realised that my PTO collection isn't big enough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

My favourites are CanonUK, Hammerd, Tchaika, Kamikuza, VPMedia, Buglord, Leadspitter, nnAvirex (?), Robo...

-HH-Quazi
11-29-2005, 01:56 PM
Everyone you mentioned, and this m8 here, 9th Simplex: http://www.9thawacs.com/modules/wfdownloads/viewcat.php?cid=10

A squadm8 just found this guy and his work looks excellent.

major_setback
11-29-2005, 02:17 PM
There are some excellent ones here:

http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/joseangelsasasa/pacificfighters.htm

examples:

http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/joseangelsasasa/imagenes%20pag%20web/Zero%20G.jpg

http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/joseangelsasasa/imagenes%20pag%20web/KI1G.jpg

http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/joseangelsasasa/imagenes%20pag%20web/A6M2a%20G.jpg



My list of sites (links lead to download pages of sites) - all theatres:

http://il2skins.free.fr/

http://www.1java.org/index.php

http://www.canons-skins.com//

http://www.cptfarrels.com/

http://mexxoft.com/Foobarskins/

http://members.cox.net/cx570578a/_htmdir/_HomePg.html

http://www.france-simulation.com/index.php?op=newindex&catid=4

http://jesters.1java.org/

http://zargos-skins.checksix-fr.com/

http://www.nnavirex.com/

http://www.freewebs.com/gregboyington/index.htm

http://www.france-simulation.com/download.php

http://scw.aviadoresvirtuales.org/modules.php?name=Down...p=viewdownload&cid=5 (http://scw.aviadoresvirtuales.org/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=5)

http://skinz.dojak.com/a20.htm

http://members.cox.net/hammerd/Main.html

http://www.vpmedia.hu/il2/

http://www.web-wings.co.uk/chrisbroad/VWA/news.htm

Flying Legends too€¦I can€t find that link at the moment.

jds1978
11-29-2005, 02:25 PM
I don't know if these have been mentioned, but....

http://pavlac.free.fr/

http://www.freewebs.com/gregboyington/index.htm

Just get used to reading a little francaise http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Udidtoo
11-29-2005, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Kuna15:
I'm looking to refresh my skin collection a bit, recently I started to play a bit of PTO and realised that my PTO collection isn't big enough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

My favourites are CanonUK, Hammerd, Tchaika, Kamikuza, VPMedia, Buglord, Leadspitter, nnAvirex (?), Robo...

Good list, add Jesters-Ink & Simplex, Java Serval, Snorri. Used to be a handful at the top but that list gets bigger every month and thats a bonus for us all.

Kuna15
11-29-2005, 02:41 PM
Absolutely... I forgot foo.bar too... awesome skiner.

danjama
11-29-2005, 03:23 PM
Canon, Hammerd, Foobar...etc etc

*edit* VPMedia

*edit edit* Leadspitter of course, he the man http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Man theres so freekin many, im gonna have to think more about this that i originally intended....

WarWolfe_1
11-29-2005, 03:28 PM
Aero Shodanjo is a very good skinner, I think the list would be far to long to list here though.

Udidtoo
11-29-2005, 03:53 PM
I don't know how I forgot Fly By Shooter but he's up there too. Some of the finest polished aluminum finish available.

LEXX_Luthor
11-29-2005, 04:20 PM
Whatever happened to ntinos?

The often realistic yet surreal mettalic ntinos skins are among my Fave skins. Great -262 skins useful for high speed long distance air combat where normal pop "weathering" details are never seen. ntinos Italian Bf-110G is my Fave FB skin of all time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

jds1978
11-29-2005, 05:25 PM
really, anyone who takes the time to make skins are my favorites. i really can't pick one out and say "you the best".

some of the stuff you people do just blows my mind! thanks.

Badsight.
11-30-2005, 02:30 AM
SOOTY

i could jds1978 , if we are talking about realistic bearmetal paintschemes

Kuna15 , the skinner Sooty keeps a lower profile than others due to his work being stolen & abused but he keeps his website up & allows acces to some of his work

Sooty's FB Skins (http://members.cox.net/cx570578a/_htmdir/flightskins_pg.html)

real good stuff , & his bearmetal skins are the best there is

F19_Orheim
11-30-2005, 06:01 AM
NR1: Compans wins hands down. too bad he has just made a few.

NR 2/3: Shared 2nd and 3rd place: vpmedia and Tchaika. Very good quality, amount and range of their skins.

Honary award: Capt_Haddock for all his excellent J8 / Gladiator skins and the help he gives the community by releasing his templates.


PS: On my sceenshot the "Dowding's heroes" (1st row 1st from the right) I have used a Compans skin, on my screenshot "Safonov" (1st row 2nd from the right) I have used a mix between Tchaika and another) and on the "The Forgotten Few" Screen (2nd row 3rd from left) I have made the skins based on the template by Capt_Haddock and small details from a Tchaika skin).

jds1978
11-30-2005, 06:56 AM
SOOTY

i could jds1978 , if we are talking about realistic bearmetal paintschemes

Kuna15 , the skinner Sooty keeps a lower profile than others due to his work being stolen & abused but he keeps his website up & allows acces to some of his work

Sooty's FB Skins

real good stuff , & his bearmetal skins are the best there is

Badsight: Oh yea, Sooty rules. I've got lots of his stuff...
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

FlatSpinMan
11-30-2005, 07:21 AM
Thanks for the heads-up about Sooty! I'd never seen his stuff before but it is nice. Still have to go with CanonUk as my all time favourite though. Then maybe vp_media and the guy whose work is shown in Major_Setback's post. His skins are superb.

Kuna15
11-30-2005, 12:06 PM
CanonUK, Hammerd, Tchaika, Kamikuza, VPMedia, Buglord, Leadspitter, nnAvirex (?), Robo, Aero_Shodanjo, Compans, 1st_Java_Serval, Jesters_Ink, Sooty. All top quality.

I'm searching for ntinos work since LEXX says he also makes really good stuff.

I will search some more... big thanks to you all folks for info.

96th_Nightshifter
11-30-2005, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
NR1: Compans wins hands down. too bad he has just made a few.

PS: On my sceenshot the "Dowding's heroes" (1st row 1st from the right) I have used a Compans skin

Thanks for clearing that up for me mate, I have that Hurricane skin and have always considered it to be one of the best skins in my collection - now I know who made it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I also have a stunning Spitfire that looks like it is of the same calibre - possibly also a Compans skin.

LEXX_Luthor
11-30-2005, 01:17 PM
Kuna::
I'm searching for ntinos work since LEXX says he also makes really good stuff.
Its "different" but in realistic yet surrealistic manner. Simple in detail but as I said, most detail you never see during air operations. A metallic "shine" and smooth gloss finish complimenting the basic Hristoical cammo patterns. Some great Fw190 half eagle skins, profound Hs-129 skins, Aussom 262 skins, are some of the ntinos Greats. He concentrated mostly on Luftwaffe. Basically, I fell in love with the basic ntinos look. The ntinos Italian Bf-110 has very highly contrasting green and gold cammo pattern, with striking fascii symbols. It makes a stunning sight seeing the colours flying nearby or looking out at the wings when you are in the cockpit. Call it Extreme Skinning perhaps. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Some of ntinos skins followed the il2skins "cultural norm" -- ie... Ta-152 skins being low contrast cammo for example. I prefer high contrast cammo patterns (typical of some VVS skins which I love so much).

Please don't forget Smith, who's only FB skin was the amazing red and white civil P.11 skin. I always flew that when just flying around in the P.

Friendly_flyer
11-30-2005, 01:38 PM
All of the guys mentioned are very good skinners, and there are others still. Any favourite is a matter of taste, not really of skinner skill. My personal favourite is Compans, with Hammerd at 2nd. Here's Compans classic Hurricane:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/Friendly_flyer/Companshurricane.jpg

xTHRUDx
11-30-2005, 03:16 PM
you got to give a shout to Monguse

Badsight.
12-01-2005, 01:54 AM
as you can see , Compans isnt a big fan of BRIGHT

his work , especially his early stuff , is highly pixelated

but dont get me wrong i have all his skins that he's made available

i cant say im a fan of ntinos skins , but he has put out a HUGE amount of work . . . .

Compans second hurricane , went largely un-noticed when he uploaded it to il2skins

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1023/companshurri38vp.jpg

Kuna15
12-01-2005, 04:58 AM
Now that is really awesome skin http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

micksaf
12-01-2005, 07:22 AM
Ever heard of Flt By Shooter ??
Skins available at Flying Legends(momentarily out of order I think)

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/NJG18x6.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/04310986.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/Trop486copy.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/Skins86.jpg

hotspace
12-01-2005, 07:24 AM
Most of the above, but Ntinos was alway's a fav along with vpmedia, buglord, canon and caseyjay http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hot Space

micksaf
12-01-2005, 07:31 AM
forgot these:

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/Red1586.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/Yellow4a.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/Hackla.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/SeaCamoa.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/ReichDefendera.jpg

http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/photos_original/F4a.jpg