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LEBillfish
10-24-2006, 06:19 AM
A while back I had posted about Japanese tail markings and how quite often they are simply stylized numerals though sometimes in Kanji as I'll show below......

Just wondering, have any of you here ever when skinning or the like made your own unique unit marking?..........Or what could you do possible along the lines of the Japanese Army Flying Corps?..........It would be nice to see some creative idea's that clearly show the unit number, yet also lend themselves to a bit of style http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/23.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/23a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/26.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/26a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/51.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/51a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/52.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/52a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/53.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/53a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/61.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/61a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/67.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/67a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/68.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/68a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/78.jpg actually thishttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/78F.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/78a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/248.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/248a.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

LEBillfish
10-24-2006, 06:19 AM
A while back I had posted about Japanese tail markings and how quite often they are simply stylized numerals though sometimes in Kanji as I'll show below......

Just wondering, have any of you here ever when skinning or the like made your own unique unit marking?..........Or what could you do possible along the lines of the Japanese Army Flying Corps?..........It would be nice to see some creative idea's that clearly show the unit number, yet also lend themselves to a bit of style http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/23.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/23a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/26.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/26a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/51.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/51a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/52.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/52a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/53.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/53a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/61.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/61a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/67.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/67a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/68.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/68a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/78.jpg actually thishttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/78F.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/78a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/248.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/IL2/248a.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

LEBillfish
10-24-2006, 06:58 AM
Here's a quick example and I deliberately have old markings behind as Japanese units short on time and resources often just overpainted.....

The original marks the 78th, late......Added over for the 78th again yet in the theme of the 68th.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/78fun.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

DxyFlyr
10-24-2006, 07:23 AM
That looks really great, Bf. I had no idea the markings were generated that way. Very clever. I like what you did with the 78th.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

DxyFlyr
10-24-2006, 08:01 AM
Variation on a theme...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/78fun2.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

LEBillfish
10-24-2006, 09:00 AM
Oh kewl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I was wondering about how to do a void one like some above.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

DxyFlyr
10-24-2006, 11:21 AM
another...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/tony78.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

super71957
10-24-2006, 12:04 PM
I think you have just given alot of ideas to alot of guys.I know you have given me a few,but maybe a slight variation.
I don"t want to copycat to much! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif
Thats pretty cool by the way. Thanks.
Craig

Waldo.Pepper
10-24-2006, 01:29 PM
Very good LBF. The world makes more sense to me now.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/sig/p61rev.jpg

JadehawkII
10-24-2006, 08:00 PM
Since I have done the Ki-100, J2M3 Templates and made skins for them as well as some for the Ki-61, I'll give this a shot making several. As for unit markings, here is one I made for the Ki-100 (yes skin is maded from my template).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/Ki-100_No_34_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/Ki-100_No_34_7.jpg

And here are two more slightly different.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/Ki-100_No_34_11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/Ki-100_No_34_10.jpg
After reading this thread, I'm thinking of making one simular to this but with the unit number included in the Sunburst. The aircraft number will remain as it is. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/La-5FN_Logo-1.jpg
http://www.flying-legends.net/
http://www.screenshotart.com/

Brave good Men and Women won the war...PERIOD!

JadehawkII
10-24-2006, 10:26 PM
OK! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Here is a modified unit marking. Now guess what the unit number is? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/Ki-100_No_34_14.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/La-5FN_Logo-1.jpg
http://www.flying-legends.net/
http://www.screenshotart.com/

Brave good Men and Women won the war...PERIOD!

DxyFlyr
10-25-2006, 07:21 AM
I'm guessing 20<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

LEBillfish
10-25-2006, 09:29 AM
Dxy, I'm goung to cluster what we've made so far and add a take off of yours......

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/78fun.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/78fun2.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/tony78.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/78fun1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/78fun2.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

DxyFlyr
10-25-2006, 09:50 AM
Excellent! That one on the right is fantastic. Getting close to the one I did that looked like a Hooters ad, but you wouldn't know it unless I mentioned it, so forget I mentioned Hooters at all.

Seriously, I think the emperor would be pleased. hehe.

Nice job.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

LEBillfish
10-25-2006, 10:06 AM
Last time I was in a Hooters, the food was awful, the girls all were wearing thick blemish hiding nylons and most were wearing 2-3 shirts needing support not allowed to wear bras....Though old enough to be their mother I had to buy the smallest crop top they had that only the girls can own and try it on......Made some of them rather mad http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I love my surgeon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

DxyFlyr
10-25-2006, 10:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
...the food was awful... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


What!?! I thought everyone went there for the buffalo wings?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

LEBillfish
10-25-2006, 10:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DxyFlyr:
Getting close to the one I did that looked like a Hooters ad, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Like this?

Hooters Goes To War....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/78fun4.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

RSS-Martin
10-25-2006, 10:48 AM
Very nice work JadehawkII, also interesting variations that have been posted here!
Here are two of my works:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/47-Sentai-a.gif
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/Patriotische-550.gif

but definately will give that a shot with those variations. Up to now have been staying more with the historical ones, as they are great!

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/Signatur-a.gif

DxyFlyr
10-25-2006, 10:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DxyFlyr:
Getting close to the one I did that looked like a Hooters ad, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Like this?

Hooters Goes To War....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/78fun4.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ok, now you're just showing off. ...the photoshop skills, I mean. That looks just like an owl! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I would hope if they ever sponsored a squadron they'd at least choose one that speaks english. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

DxyFlyr
10-25-2006, 10:56 AM
Nice looking skins, Jadehawk and Martin,

Are there any good Tony and Zeke templates floating around?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/DxyFlyr/Sig-7.jpg


?The first time you see something sparkle over your wing, you wonder what it is for about two seconds. Then you realize some guy has got you in his sights and he has evil intent.? -- Justin McCarthy Miller VMF-217, VMF-321 USMC

JadehawkII
10-25-2006, 06:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DxyFlyr:
I'm guessing 20 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually it's 29. The 9 is not easy to see and I was not 100% happy with this design. But then again several if the real ones were just as hard to see so maybe I'm being too critical. Oh well, I like it overall http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Try Flying Legends for the Zero and I believe Jesters-Ink made a Ki-61 which I believe might be avaliable at Simmerspaint.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/La-5FN_Logo-1.jpg
http://www.flying-legends.net/
http://www.screenshotart.com/

Brave good Men and Women won the war...PERIOD!

Diablo310th
10-26-2006, 09:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Last time I was in a Hooters, the food was awful, the girls all were wearing thick blemish hiding nylons and most were wearing 2-3 shirts needing support not allowed to wear bras....Though old enough to be their mother I had to buy the smallest crop top they had that only the girls can own and try it on......Made some of them rather mad http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I love my surgeon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif that's hilarious LB. besides..who goes to Hooters to eat?? ohh and LB...got pics? ala got trk?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img54.photobucket.com/albums/v166/310thDiablo/DiabloSig.gif

RSS-Martin
10-28-2006, 09:18 AM
O.k. here is a little bit of everything, original photos and screen shots, some are free variations.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/Blaue-Betty.gif http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/zero22_1805223869.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/Ki84-Bombertarn.gif
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/Ki-61-33.gif
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/C_N1K2-J.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/O-1148944245-xjHlsA36.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/zero22_1665359013.jpg

RSS-Martin
10-28-2006, 08:17 PM
Here is a variation of a Ki 43 II of the 26 Sentai
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/26-Sentai-Ki43-II.gif

Scrapper_511
10-28-2006, 08:27 PM
Those are awefully beautiful shots Jadehawk. Great artwork too. Nice job!

LEBillfish
10-28-2006, 10:14 PM
Well the thread more about making your own in the theme of the JAFC....But nice stuff all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">"Does this make my Hien look big?"
"I love my Ha-40's"
"She loves teh Swallow"
"Don't call me cho-cho san"
</span>

Waldo.Pepper
10-29-2006, 12:04 AM
Anybody ever done or seen a skin for a 43 in Thai colours?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/Thai%20Hayabusa/mahoneyki43g.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/sig/p61rev.jpg

RSS-Martin
10-29-2006, 03:42 AM
Hmm I have seen pictures, but where they not planes flown by the Thai airforce?
Not like the Burmise markings on that photo I posted?

JadehawkII
10-30-2006, 08:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scrapper_511:
Those are awefully beautiful shots Jadehawk. Great artwork too. Nice job! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thank you! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Onyxwing2004USA/La-5FN_Logo-1.jpg
http://www.flying-legends.net/
http://www.screenshotart.com/

Brave good Men and Women won the war...PERIOD!