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Clannsman
01-05-2007, 10:33 PM
Hi.
I thought the idea of painting up your plane was to tempting to ignore,but my lack of knowledge is letting me down here.

I have got to the Void. folder where indeed it shows the all white skin for the P-40E that i want to paint.

1.There is no nose cone in the plan?

2.After randomly filling areas with colours(because i have not a clue),i decided to go in game and check it worked...It did...but the tecknicloured dream coat P-40E was not to my taste.How do i clear all colours so as to start from scratch?

3.I noticed all the white join marks still exist,is there a clever way to paint over these?

4.I would like to copy one of the existing skins into the void. folder so as to work on this background without ruining that skin,how is this done?

Any help please!

Clannsman
01-05-2007, 10:33 PM
Hi.
I thought the idea of painting up your plane was to tempting to ignore,but my lack of knowledge is letting me down here.

I have got to the Void. folder where indeed it shows the all white skin for the P-40E that i want to paint.

1.There is no nose cone in the plan?

2.After randomly filling areas with colours(because i have not a clue),i decided to go in game and check it worked...It did...but the tecknicloured dream coat P-40E was not to my taste.How do i clear all colours so as to start from scratch?

3.I noticed all the white join marks still exist,is there a clever way to paint over these?

4.I would like to copy one of the existing skins into the void. folder so as to work on this background without ruining that skin,how is this done?

Any help please!

TAW_Oilburner
01-05-2007, 10:55 PM
To do it up right, you need paintshop pro or photoshop. Then go download a template. Here are some good template and skin sites:

http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/
http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Content&pid=3

And here is the forum dedicated to "skinning"
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/45410763

XyZspineZyX
01-05-2007, 11:32 PM
Clansman-

the P-40E is a little eccentric, skin-wise http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif There are odd things about it. A few skins have 'odd' mapping, and this is one

As for two of the most regular problems on the skin, here's a pic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/p40e-1.jpg

Note that the underside of the wing is common to both wings, making it impossible to have 'US ARMY' on the underside

The areas I have marked 'landing gear doors' are two areas that are weird. I put the oilstain on the fuselage near the sharkmouth to put some darker color on the gear doors. The skin maps the gear doors from that area with the oilstain. I used to have a really good illutration of that, with various neon colors showing the mapping, but I can't find it

Don't hesitate to ask around in the paint Schemes forums http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/clarkchampion.jpg
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Skycat_2
01-05-2007, 11:46 PM
I hope you made a copy of your void before you started painting ...

No? Well, I think you can get away with using the void in the P-40M folder and moving your paint to the P-40E folder. This time, though, make a backup of the void first.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Clannsman
01-06-2007, 10:55 PM
Thanks chaps,ill play around!

TAW_Oilburner
01-07-2007, 01:04 AM
Also, there is a free open source program called "gimp" which some are using to make skins. In the paintschemes forum there is a sticky post which links to a tutorial concerning the use of gimp in making skins.

My personal advice: save early, save often, and keep tons of backups.