View Full Version : WiP:French 1939-40 pilots

01-07-2006, 03:47 AM
I was playing Kalaluth's "Chasseurs du ciel" lately, (great job Philippe!)
http://france-simulation.com/download.php?dcategory=CAM...ONS+KALALUTH&sortby= (http://france-simulation.com/download.php?dcategory=CAMPAGNE%2FMISSIONS+KALALUT H&sortby=)
and start making some pilot skins to enrich it (sic).
So I've already made some LW and RAF BoF skins and now working on the French ones.
Here is a WiP pic:


The pilot is wearing overalls and the typical French back type parachute,(check out the name tag on the right chest and the release cord devise on the left shoulder).I've done pretty good job on the harness(like very much the metallic parts) but when coming to the helmet, the reference pictures I have are rather obscure.I know that the helmets were rather cumbersome with hardenened leather top, but I haven't got any close up pics.
I also have a picture of the radio control box that the pilots were wearing on their chests! and going to include, if the distortion of the model in the chest area allows it.
Can anyone give me a hand with the helmets? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-07-2006, 03:52 AM
Excellent work and great thanks to you for the french pilots http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I read my doc if i find anything for help...

01-07-2006, 03:52 AM
I have "strapped on" the radio equipment,(very unique feature indeed) also added some more faces (do you recognise anyone?) and accessoires...
I forgot to mention that they are not optimised only for Battle of France and the Phoney War,they can used as well for Vichy France,up to 1944.(ideal for Operation Torch missions).


01-07-2006, 04:15 AM
Hoping this pictures can help :





Big pics, sorry

01-07-2006, 04:19 AM
Thanks for the appreciation UF_Josse!
And immediate responce! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
You are much of a skinner yourself,you know http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I was trying to download your Belgian Hurricane MkI, the other day, the one with the canvas wings, but the zip seemed to be corrupted... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

01-07-2006, 04:21 AM
no prob http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif give me an email by pm and i send it to you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Thanks for comment mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif i see if i have more pics, but..... don't know

01-07-2006, 04:30 AM
An other an probably last pic :


Sorry not more helping

01-07-2006, 04:31 AM
I had the one with the radio equipment myself...
Looking closely at your pics and comparing to the ones I have I can see two types of earphone housings...
I'll search again through google for a pic of a real life example.
UF_Josse,Thanks again and check your PMs, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

01-07-2006, 04:45 AM
hummm, nothing in pm ?

my email is josseonline (antispam replace by at symbol) free.fr

01-07-2006, 12:48 PM
And btw, belgian hurri is here :


(save target as or open target) some prob with dowload utilities ...

01-08-2006, 08:18 AM
Looking good. Authentic pilot skins really kick it into overdrive. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

01-08-2006, 10:17 AM
Always liked your pilot work elephant , They are looking great m8. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif