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Feathered_IV
05-05-2006, 10:07 AM
Literally hundreds:

A5M4: 4 paintschemes
B-29: 16 paintschemes
B6N2: 2 paintschemes
F6F-5: 2 paintschemes
IL-2M3: 18 paintschemes
Il-10: 27 paintschemes
J2M5: 21 paintschemes
Ki-27 Ko: 31 paintschemes
Ki-27 Otsu: 65 paintschemes
La-5FN: 23 paintschemes
La-7: 20 paintschemes
N1K2-J: 9 paintschemes
P-47D-27: 12 paintschemes
Tu-2s: 7 paintschemes
Yak-3: 30 paintschemes
Yak-9D: 40 paintschemes

What I'd like to know, will they be up to the same standards of those in Pe-2? Those ones were a little tired looking I thought.

Bremspropeller
05-05-2006, 10:12 AM
AFAIK they're third-party skins so we can expect "hotter" paint-schemes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

goshikisen
05-05-2006, 10:38 AM
Who is making these skins? Are these rrgstudios in house or are they being solicited from the community at large?

F19_Orheim
05-05-2006, 10:49 AM
All 3rd party as far as I know..

take a look here

http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=004660

http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb....c;f=144;t=004116;p=1 (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=004116;p=1)

http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=004125

csThor
05-05-2006, 10:54 AM
Nope, Orheim. Those threads aren't linked to the Il-10 AddOn. My guess is the skins come from the same source as the ones in the Pe-2 AddOn.

Shrike_UK
05-05-2006, 04:53 PM
i know a guy doing the 109 skins for 1 of the addons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

pics here

http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5653#post5653

BfHeFwMe
05-05-2006, 05:35 PM
65 skins for one plane, got to be kidding, what would anyone do with that many? Sounds more like spam. Never saw a third party skin that came with the game I haven't replaced. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

carguy_
05-05-2006, 07:26 PM
I was hoping maybe MG team could change default skins so the LOd problem would get fixed to a big extent.Checking what colors and contrasts are visible from moderate distance should determine which skins are default skins.

Some changes I don`t understand.The invisible "lively green" skin on he I16 has been changed to "rotten green".Didn`t help at all.
Meanwhile default skins of some 109 stay greyish as they always were even though we have the green skin change option since FB IIRC.

F19_Orheim
05-05-2006, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by csThor:
Nope, Orheim. Those threads aren't linked to the Il-10 AddOn. My guess is the skins come from the same source as the ones in the Pe-2 AddOn.

yep u are right, I didn't really read the list. My point is that there could be (seems to be) a new batch of default skins coming up in a patch /addon for the "Old" planes, and these are made by a few of the most talented skinners in the community.

leitmotiv
05-05-2006, 11:30 PM
Looks like the IL-2 series is going out in style.

csThor
05-05-2006, 11:36 PM
Guys -

The replacement of some default skins is not connected to the three commercial AddOns in any way. It's a totally different project.

Carguy - textures don't help with LOD problems. You can't make a new skin and all of a sudden the LOD problems disappear. For that MG would have to rework the 3D models.

H4wkw1nd
05-06-2006, 12:20 AM
No Ki-43-II in the Manchuria add-on?

Capt.LoneRanger
05-06-2006, 12:30 AM
So the new standard skins will come in a patch? Any idea how close we are to see the new skins in action - watched the thread on the German forum. Excellent work! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

carguy_
05-06-2006, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by csThor:
Carguy - textures don't help with LOD problems. You can't make a new skin and all of a sudden the LOD problems disappear. For that MG would have to rework the 3D models.


Oh but they do.Even though the LOD is still ****,the skin color can enhance the contrast hence the easier is the plane visible.All greyish skin 109 are clearly visible at a reasonable distance,and green skin 109 stand out because of the yellow skin fields like tail or wings.

Aside from LW **** lods - the black - white cross really does the job for reds spotting you.


LaGGS66 - it has a camo plus red star on white background.It blinks like mad and is actually hard to not notice,just like the 109 markings.

La5/P40/P63 - they`re definitely brown and even if they have well modelled LODs,the color again does a good job of contrasting.Planes rather easily visible.

P47/P51 metal skins - visible from 4km at any angle - best

I16,early LaGG,early Yaks - light/dark green camo with red star - invisible

P39 - an exception - light green with red star - very good LOD

Spitfire/Hurri field mod - sea blue/green camo with blue/red markings - invisible

Hurricane - brown/green camo with same markings - brown color is te only trace of contrast hence the plane is hard to see but not invisible


Mig3 - dark yellow/green camo - easily visible

IAR - yellow color - easily visible

He111/Ju87 - dark brown color - easily visible up to 4km

Ju88/Ju52 - very good LOD with yellow fields - easily visible

Pe2 - green colour with good LOD - a mix of ugly and good - moderate visibility

Pe8 - dark brown - easily visible

B17/B25/A20G - bad LOD with dark brown color - visible up to 3km