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Aero_Shodanjo
06-25-2006, 04:34 AM
It's a small and dark room with a table lamp pointed right at my face while I'm sitting in front of a human figure in the dark. The lamp itself seems to be made especially to extract any informations or confessions from anyone unlucky enough to face the sun-like glare from it. And the chair that I'm sitting on,... Well, the longer you sit on it, the more likely you wont be able to walk straight for weeks.

I'm in Yuri Interrogatov's special chamber No.5, our comissar's questioning room. I heard a rumour, that whenever he got mad in questioning every bit of mistakes that we made, his face would turn red. Almost as red as our flag. Guess I wont be able to see the true colour of his face in this darkness.

+"Kapitan Shodanjosky, is that correct?"
-"Da, comrade."
+"VVS camouflage research department, is that your unit?"
-"Yes, comrade."
+"And your recent works, what are they?"
-"The Yaks, comrade"
+"Specify."
-"Yak-1, Yak-1B, Yak-7B and PF engined 7B, maybe usable in 7A as well, also the Yak-3"
+"Yak-9 and variants?"
-"Haven't received my order for them, comrade."

Then silence. Through my squinting eyes, I know he's looking straight at me.

+"Do you know why you are here?"
-"Nyet, comrade."

Oops, wrong answer.

+"YOU HAVE VIOLATED OUR PEOPLE'S TRUST IN YOU IN MAINTAINING AND PAINTING OUR FRONTLINE PLANES AND THEREFORE YOU HAVE PUT THE LIVES OF OUR BRAVE PILOTS AT RISK AND YOU STILL TELL ME YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR MISTAKES?!!!"

I guessed wrong. I can see his face starting to turns red eventhough he's sitting in the dark and I'm seeing through this glare.

-"But comrade, I have done nothing wrong..."
+"I HAVE PROOFS KAPITAN, PROOFS!!!"

He throws some pictures of the planes that I've worked on to the table in front of me. Two Yak-1's with a standard camouflage colors.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_02.jpg

+"WHAT ARE THEY?"
-"The Yak-1 comr..."
+"OFCOURSE I KNOW THE TYPE, YOU IDIOT! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO THEM?"
-"What do you mean, comrade? The colors are correct - or nearly so..."
+"THE CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS, NOOB, THEY ARE NOT THE STANDARDS!!!"

I started to look at the pictures more closely and trying to remember about the patterns.

-"I haven't been given enough references from the high command about the exact camouflage patterns to follow, comrade, only the general rules. But I've been given authority to create new patterns based on the standard ones..."
+"CAN YOU PROVE IT?!!!"
-"Sure comrade, allow me to show you."

Then I grab my suitcase which lay in the floor besides my chair, open it and pull out a thick bundle of documents from it. I bundled them all just for a day like this.

+"WTF? THIS IS NO DOCUMENTS. THIS IS A BOOK!!!"
-"Well, comrade, I sorted and put a page number on each documents to organize things so I can track my works easier. You know that we are required to maintain a high standard of discipline, don't you?"

He suddenly becomes silent. It's about time, though. I dont know how much longer my ears can handle all his yellings and screamings.

-"Here comrade, you can read for yourself. It's on the page 172."

He reads the document. Then after another brief silence,

+"OK, these two can pass. But how about THESE?!!!" He throws another two Yak-1 pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_04.jpg

-"Do you mean the colors, comrade? Well, on the page 187 you can find that I've also been trusted to try new colors as you can see on the plane #3..."

I take a deep breath, before continue.

-"...As for the plane #4, It was actually the standard AII green or AMT-4 that looks so bright. But you can also see that the green becomes a bit subdued after some times in the field. The chipped paint on the plane exactly showed that..."
+"Hmmm... But still, you can not escape THIS! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO IT?!!!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Unpainted.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Unpainted_b.jpg

-"Actually... I have done exactly nothing yet to that plane comrade. I flew it here from the factory unpainted. Except for the underside. At that time they had only the AMT-7 paint in stock..."
-"...You can read all about it including the date in my report in page 193..."
-"...Also includes how long in hours, minutes and seconds that I had to sit and watched the undersurfaces paint to dry before I flew it here..."

I wait to see his reaction. Then after another minute of silence...

-"Just in case you miss the details on that documents bundle, and also in case you dont have the pictures, I also made winter versions for the first four planes." I searched my suitcase and pull out four photographs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_06.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_07.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_08.jpg

But all of the sudden,

+"AHA!!! THE MARKINGS!!! THEY ARE AGAINST THE REGULATION!!! HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?!!!"

OMG. Not again...

-"The markings are temporary markings, comrade. I have receive a box of a changeable markings from the high command. I dont know why they named the box with MAT markings, but the receipt, the order and the application details are all in the bundle in your hand."
-"Ofcourse, I did some experiments with the MAT markings, new number types and national insignia types, but it's all known and even supported by them."
+"Hmmmmhhh....."

He growls and mumbles. Something about "I still going to pwns you, you fneb" or something like that. Then without saying a word, he put some more pictures on the table.

The Yak-1B's. I look at them one by one and start to comment.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Litvak.jpg

-"Miss Litvyak's plane." Suddenly I feel so blue.
-"She was so nice to me... Even leaving a white lily in my desk before she left... Then few months after that she got killed..."
-"I heard it took eight of them to shoot her down..."
+"Yeah, It happened often especially in the DF server, they say..."
-"What's that?"
+"State secret, if I tell you, I have to kill you. Now, next pictures!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Luganski1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Luganski2.jpg

-"Ah, comrade Sergey Luganski. I heard that he had a close call in his landing last May when two German fighters followed him and his wingman and strike them in his final approach. His wingman, Viktor Usov, managed to shot down the German wingman. But he got shot down by the leader... 1 vs 1 then..."
-"I also heard that it was fortunate that Luganski had just made a touch down when German rounds passed just above his canopy. He took off again immediately with almost no fuel left and turned the tide. He damaged the German plane so bad that the pilot crashlanded just few km away from the base. And our troops captured him alive."
-"It turned out that he's a German ace with some 70 kills, 30 of them were our pilots, and his name is Otto. I dont know the full name of that guy, though..."
-"It was a battle of the aces..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Rechetov1b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Rechetov2.jpg

-"Major Reshetov's planes... Hmm, I dont know much about him..."
-"But yes, I've worked on two versions of his plane's camouflage just like Luganski's. And as with the case as Luganski's planes, Im not sure which one of these that Reshetov really use though..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Petrenko.jpg

-"Petrenko..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Yeremine.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Yeremine_Winter.jpg

-"And Yeremine's planes. Summer and winter. I'm so sorry I dont know any further details about them as well..."

After a slight pause, the comissar, comrade Yuri Interrogatov, starts to speak again.

+"Very informative, Kapitan. But can you guarantee that all of these aces' paintschemes are fully and originally from your own works?"
-"No I can't, comrade."
+"And why is that?"
-"Because, except for the Petrenko's and all grey Rechetov's planes, I've followed the colors and patterns in other painter's files in my collection. There arent any information who made them originally so I can't include his name in here."
+"Hmmm... And so what else you have done beside that?"
-"Well, i use my own details, new lines, rivets, and remade the writings on all planes, adjusted some distortions and such... But still I owe most of them to the painter whose works I use as the template for the colors and the patterns... I would like to thank him, If only I know his name."
+"Fine. That will be noted. But tell me about these."

He puts two more pictures on the table.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Default1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Default1_Winter.jpg

-"Well, the first is just my attempt to recreate the default scheme. And the second is the winter version of it."
+"Noted."
-"Sure, make my day." I mumbled.
+"Huh, what did you say?"
-"No, nothing comrade."
+"Noted."
-"..."
+"OK, Kapitan. So far you have managed to answer my questions. But I still have some more pictures for you to explain."
-"But the reports and documents that I give to you are enough to prove that I've done nothing wrong, comrade."
+"NO, they aren't."

No surprise.

+"Explain this!" He puts a picture on the table.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_1.jpg

-"Yak-7B, 711th IAP. As far as I know, it's the plane of the 1st Lt. Viktor Yakovlevich Khasin, back then in 1943."
+"And this!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_3.jpg

-"Leningrad, Winter 1942. The CO of the 29th GvIAP asked me to paint winter schemes for their Yak-7B. I dont know who's the pilot of that white 34."
+"How can you explain that the picture shows the plane with winter scheme in summer, Kapitan?!"
-"How do I know about how and when they use their planes, comrade? You have to ask them yourself!"
+"Allright, allright. It'll be noted. How about this one?"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_4.jpg

-"What about it? It's Arseniy Vasillievich Vorozheikin's plane, he's a 1st Lt. - perhaps - in 728th IAP. Dont know anything else about him. And I really cant remember his rank for sure."
+"Look at the chin radiator. WHY DID YOU LEFT IT PARTIALLY UNPAINTED?!!!"
-"It's all in the page 254 in my documents bundle. I have sent complaints to the HQ exactly about this matter. If I paint it fully, the paint would spill on the rear bottom of the plane. Go find and see yourself."
+"I'll do that. But before that happens, I dont think you can explain this. This is a very unusual paintscheme and certainly againts any regulation that we have."

I can almost see his evilish grins when he shows the pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_2b.jpg

-"And I think you're wrong, comrade."
+"Why?"
-"Because the CO of the 157th IAP, Kapitan V.N. Zalevsky himself asked me for this specific scheme before the battle of Kursk in 43."
+"So what do you mean? It's official?"
-"Indeed. Even quite possibly that one more squadron in Kursk front at that time used the similar scheme. It could be either 146th or 248th IAP. Their documents will tell you."

He sounded so confused and disappointed somehow for a moment. But only for a moment because in the next second he puts another picture on the table.

+"And this one? Another attempt to imitate the default scheme?"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_Default.jpg

-"Correct comrade. Although not as successful as I expected. But it's not up to me to decide."
+"Who is then?"
-"Why the rest of the VVS, ofcourse. Do you expect the Luftwaffe instead?"
+"I warn you Kapitan, my patience is getting thinner." He pointed his finger at me.

"Right, as if you have patience at all." I said that loud and clear,...
...in my mind ofcourse.

+"Fine, now here are the final pictures. I want all the informations you got starting with this one."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Ace_1.jpg

-"It's a Yak-3 at Zavod #31 factory in Tbilisi that I worked on last month or so. It's actually a Vk-107A engined Yak-3 armed with three 20mm cannons."
-"...While I was there, I've been told by their test pilot that the plane can reach 611 km/h at sea level and up to 720 km/h at 5000m."
+"How long have you stayed at the factory, Kapitan?"
-"Two weeks, be sure. Why?"
+"Do you know the CO of the 897th IAP, Pavel Petrovich Karavay?"
-"No comrade, why?"
+"Because not long after you left, he and some of his pilots visited the factory and took that new plane and some other without going through our official procedure."

What???

+"Fortunately, he's doing fine with it. He downed a Messerschmitt over Hungary just four days ago.
-"How did he do that?"
+"Some said that he PK'ed the German from 700m and that he used speedhack in the fight. Some even said that the fight could turned out different if it wasnt for the lag..."
-"LaGG, you mean?"
+"No, lag."
-"Oh, Ok..." Right, whatever that means...

Damn haxx0r. I thought of taking it myself while I was there. Sure I can jump in any plane and fly combat sorties more often than messing up with the paintschemes, but then I always tempted to return to my quarter and start drawing schemes, especially when I see too many of our planes flying with the old and outdated paintschemes.

Sigh... If only I never opened the void files years ago. Some of my fellow painters even believed that the files contain curses that wont let you escape from them forever.

+"ANYWAY... Im not finished yet. Here's another picture."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Ace_2.jpg

-"Podpolkovnik Anton Dmitrievich Yakimenko's plane. He's the CO of the 150th GvIAP. He's got some 30 kills."
+"You have left the machine gun bulges unpainted, why?"
-"If I painted the bulges red, some parts of the canopy would also turn red. Since it will looks too ugly I decided to leave them as is."
+"Hmmm..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Ace_3.jpg

-"Yak-3 from 14GvIAP Baltic Fleet. That's all I know."
+"Ok, now give me informations regarding these ones."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generics_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generic_2a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generics_0.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generic_1_Winter.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generic_2_Winter.jpg

-"Some generic Yak-3 schemes, what about them?"
+"What squadron badges did you use, and are those markings and numbers from the MAT that you mentioned before?"
-"Yes, including the badge. I used the VVS badge from comrade Jutocsa and turned it into MAT marking. I even made new victory star national insignias and new numbering types. If there are interests for them, I can publicize them for sure."
+"In all of your Yak paintschemes, I see one intriguing similarities in the radiator detail. That's suspicious. Explain to me that!"
-"My documents at page 387 explains that I've reported the high command regarding the radiator details that also doubles as the main gear struts. After some headaches trying to find some workarounds, I see comrade vpmedia has managed to get some satisfying result in his Yak-3 paintschemes..."
+"SO YOU COPIED HIS WORKS?"
-"No, comrade, but his ideas. I'm going to thank him after this session is over..."
+"And the colors, the patterns. Besides the documents from the high command, do you use any other sources?"
-"Yes comrade, I've got a tremendeous help from my fellow painters in our club at www.simmerspaintshop.com (http://www.simmerspaintshop.com) and also comrade Erik Pilawski and his vvs.hobbyvista.com."
+"You know that I'll check your words."
-"Sure comrade, What I've told you are all the truth."
+"Hmm... Now where do you put all your paintscheme files for all to get?"

I lean back and sit straight before answering.

-"As usual, comrade. You can find them all at www.1java.org (http://www.1java.org) "
+"Where?"

Oh good, not only he can yell so loud, he's also somewhat deaf. Once in a while, atleast.

-" www.1java.org (http://www.1java.org) "

I repeat my own words slowly. I can hear that he writes down the location of the paintschemes on his notebook then after a while, he stands up and turn on the room lamp.

+"Alright then..."

Ouch, my eyes! But finally, I can see much better.

-"Anything else?"
+"No comrade Kapitan."

He looked so disappointed that he failed to prove that I'm guilty.

-"Anyway, since we're nearing the end of our war with the Germans, what will we fight againts next?"
+"Well, Kapitan, normally I'm not telling something like this to anyone. But since it seems that the rumours have already spread among our troops that we'll fight in the east, I can confirm that we will be in Manchuria against Japan soon after this."
-"I heard also there will be a VVS 46 scenario?"
+"And that too."

I stand up and prepare to leave when suddenly he stopped me.

+"Wait Kapitan, you may have succeeded in answering all of my questions, but for sure, you can't get away from this."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_Default_Za_Olga.jpg

+"Za Olga, eh? We will see how you can escape from this one when I show this to the high command."

Damn. I should've known that this is all about her. She's our nurse and some of my staffs told me that the comissar has his eyes on her for some time. Unfortunately for him, she choose to date me instead.

+"MWAHAHA,... HAHAHA!!!! After that you can be sure that you'll spend the rest of your career painting polar bears in Siberia. And then... AND THEN!!!... ALL YOUR YAKS ARE BELONG..."
-"To us?"
+"NO KAPITAN!!! ALL YOUR YAKS ARE BELONG TO ME!!! TO ME!!! MWAHAHAHA!!!!"

Oh sh1t...

Aero_Shodanjo
06-25-2006, 04:34 AM
It's a small and dark room with a table lamp pointed right at my face while I'm sitting in front of a human figure in the dark. The lamp itself seems to be made especially to extract any informations or confessions from anyone unlucky enough to face the sun-like glare from it. And the chair that I'm sitting on,... Well, the longer you sit on it, the more likely you wont be able to walk straight for weeks.

I'm in Yuri Interrogatov's special chamber No.5, our comissar's questioning room. I heard a rumour, that whenever he got mad in questioning every bit of mistakes that we made, his face would turn red. Almost as red as our flag. Guess I wont be able to see the true colour of his face in this darkness.

+"Kapitan Shodanjosky, is that correct?"
-"Da, comrade."
+"VVS camouflage research department, is that your unit?"
-"Yes, comrade."
+"And your recent works, what are they?"
-"The Yaks, comrade"
+"Specify."
-"Yak-1, Yak-1B, Yak-7B and PF engined 7B, maybe usable in 7A as well, also the Yak-3"
+"Yak-9 and variants?"
-"Haven't received my order for them, comrade."

Then silence. Through my squinting eyes, I know he's looking straight at me.

+"Do you know why you are here?"
-"Nyet, comrade."

Oops, wrong answer.

+"YOU HAVE VIOLATED OUR PEOPLE'S TRUST IN YOU IN MAINTAINING AND PAINTING OUR FRONTLINE PLANES AND THEREFORE YOU HAVE PUT THE LIVES OF OUR BRAVE PILOTS AT RISK AND YOU STILL TELL ME YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR MISTAKES?!!!"

I guessed wrong. I can see his face starting to turns red eventhough he's sitting in the dark and I'm seeing through this glare.

-"But comrade, I have done nothing wrong..."
+"I HAVE PROOFS KAPITAN, PROOFS!!!"

He throws some pictures of the planes that I've worked on to the table in front of me. Two Yak-1's with a standard camouflage colors.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_02.jpg

+"WHAT ARE THEY?"
-"The Yak-1 comr..."
+"OFCOURSE I KNOW THE TYPE, YOU IDIOT! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO THEM?"
-"What do you mean, comrade? The colors are correct - or nearly so..."
+"THE CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS, NOOB, THEY ARE NOT THE STANDARDS!!!"

I started to look at the pictures more closely and trying to remember about the patterns.

-"I haven't been given enough references from the high command about the exact camouflage patterns to follow, comrade, only the general rules. But I've been given authority to create new patterns based on the standard ones..."
+"CAN YOU PROVE IT?!!!"
-"Sure comrade, allow me to show you."

Then I grab my suitcase which lay in the floor besides my chair, open it and pull out a thick bundle of documents from it. I bundled them all just for a day like this.

+"WTF? THIS IS NO DOCUMENTS. THIS IS A BOOK!!!"
-"Well, comrade, I sorted and put a page number on each documents to organize things so I can track my works easier. You know that we are required to maintain a high standard of discipline, don't you?"

He suddenly becomes silent. It's about time, though. I dont know how much longer my ears can handle all his yellings and screamings.

-"Here comrade, you can read for yourself. It's on the page 172."

He reads the document. Then after another brief silence,

+"OK, these two can pass. But how about THESE?!!!" He throws another two Yak-1 pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Marked_04.jpg

-"Do you mean the colors, comrade? Well, on the page 187 you can find that I've also been trusted to try new colors as you can see on the plane #3..."

I take a deep breath, before continue.

-"...As for the plane #4, It was actually the standard AII green or AMT-4 that looks so bright. But you can also see that the green becomes a bit subdued after some times in the field. The chipped paint on the plane exactly showed that..."
+"Hmmm... But still, you can not escape THIS! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO IT?!!!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Unpainted.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_Unpainted_b.jpg

-"Actually... I have done exactly nothing yet to that plane comrade. I flew it here from the factory unpainted. Except for the underside. At that time they had only the AMT-7 paint in stock..."
-"...You can read all about it including the date in my report in page 193..."
-"...Also includes how long in hours, minutes and seconds that I had to sit and watched the undersurfaces paint to dry before I flew it here..."

I wait to see his reaction. Then after another minute of silence...

-"Just in case you miss the details on that documents bundle, and also in case you dont have the pictures, I also made winter versions for the first four planes." I searched my suitcase and pull out four photographs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_06.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_07.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1_08.jpg

But all of the sudden,

+"AHA!!! THE MARKINGS!!! THEY ARE AGAINST THE REGULATION!!! HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?!!!"

OMG. Not again...

-"The markings are temporary markings, comrade. I have receive a box of a changeable markings from the high command. I dont know why they named the box with MAT markings, but the receipt, the order and the application details are all in the bundle in your hand."
-"Ofcourse, I did some experiments with the MAT markings, new number types and national insignia types, but it's all known and even supported by them."
+"Hmmmmhhh....."

He growls and mumbles. Something about "I still going to pwns you, you fneb" or something like that. Then without saying a word, he put some more pictures on the table.

The Yak-1B's. I look at them one by one and start to comment.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Litvak.jpg

-"Miss Litvyak's plane." Suddenly I feel so blue.
-"She was so nice to me... Even leaving a white lily in my desk before she left... Then few months after that she got killed..."
-"I heard it took eight of them to shoot her down..."
+"Yeah, It happened often especially in the DF server, they say..."
-"What's that?"
+"State secret, if I tell you, I have to kill you. Now, next pictures!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Luganski1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Luganski2.jpg

-"Ah, comrade Sergey Luganski. I heard that he had a close call in his landing last May when two German fighters followed him and his wingman and strike them in his final approach. His wingman, Viktor Usov, managed to shot down the German wingman. But he got shot down by the leader... 1 vs 1 then..."
-"I also heard that it was fortunate that Luganski had just made a touch down when German rounds passed just above his canopy. He took off again immediately with almost no fuel left and turned the tide. He damaged the German plane so bad that the pilot crashlanded just few km away from the base. And our troops captured him alive."
-"It turned out that he's a German ace with some 70 kills, 30 of them were our pilots, and his name is Otto. I dont know the full name of that guy, though..."
-"It was a battle of the aces..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Rechetov1b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Rechetov2.jpg

-"Major Reshetov's planes... Hmm, I dont know much about him..."
-"But yes, I've worked on two versions of his plane's camouflage just like Luganski's. And as with the case as Luganski's planes, Im not sure which one of these that Reshetov really use though..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Petrenko.jpg

-"Petrenko..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Yeremine.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Aces_Yeremine_Winter.jpg

-"And Yeremine's planes. Summer and winter. I'm so sorry I dont know any further details about them as well..."

After a slight pause, the comissar, comrade Yuri Interrogatov, starts to speak again.

+"Very informative, Kapitan. But can you guarantee that all of these aces' paintschemes are fully and originally from your own works?"
-"No I can't, comrade."
+"And why is that?"
-"Because, except for the Petrenko's and all grey Rechetov's planes, I've followed the colors and patterns in other painter's files in my collection. There arent any information who made them originally so I can't include his name in here."
+"Hmmm... And so what else you have done beside that?"
-"Well, i use my own details, new lines, rivets, and remade the writings on all planes, adjusted some distortions and such... But still I owe most of them to the painter whose works I use as the template for the colors and the patterns... I would like to thank him, If only I know his name."
+"Fine. That will be noted. But tell me about these."

He puts two more pictures on the table.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Default1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-1B_Default1_Winter.jpg

-"Well, the first is just my attempt to recreate the default scheme. And the second is the winter version of it."
+"Noted."
-"Sure, make my day." I mumbled.
+"Huh, what did you say?"
-"No, nothing comrade."
+"Noted."
-"..."
+"OK, Kapitan. So far you have managed to answer my questions. But I still have some more pictures for you to explain."
-"But the reports and documents that I give to you are enough to prove that I've done nothing wrong, comrade."
+"NO, they aren't."

No surprise.

+"Explain this!" He puts a picture on the table.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_1.jpg

-"Yak-7B, 711th IAP. As far as I know, it's the plane of the 1st Lt. Viktor Yakovlevich Khasin, back then in 1943."
+"And this!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_3.jpg

-"Leningrad, Winter 1942. The CO of the 29th GvIAP asked me to paint winter schemes for their Yak-7B. I dont know who's the pilot of that white 34."
+"How can you explain that the picture shows the plane with winter scheme in summer, Kapitan?!"
-"How do I know about how and when they use their planes, comrade? You have to ask them yourself!"
+"Allright, allright. It'll be noted. How about this one?"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_4.jpg

-"What about it? It's Arseniy Vasillievich Vorozheikin's plane, he's a 1st Lt. - perhaps - in 728th IAP. Dont know anything else about him. And I really cant remember his rank for sure."
+"Look at the chin radiator. WHY DID YOU LEFT IT PARTIALLY UNPAINTED?!!!"
-"It's all in the page 254 in my documents bundle. I have sent complaints to the HQ exactly about this matter. If I paint it fully, the paint would spill on the rear bottom of the plane. Go find and see yourself."
+"I'll do that. But before that happens, I dont think you can explain this. This is a very unusual paintscheme and certainly againts any regulation that we have."

I can almost see his evilish grins when he shows the pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_2b.jpg

-"And I think you're wrong, comrade."
+"Why?"
-"Because the CO of the 157th IAP, Kapitan V.N. Zalevsky himself asked me for this specific scheme before the battle of Kursk in 43."
+"So what do you mean? It's official?"
-"Indeed. Even quite possibly that one more squadron in Kursk front at that time used the similar scheme. It could be either 146th or 248th IAP. Their documents will tell you."

He sounded so confused and disappointed somehow for a moment. But only for a moment because in the next second he puts another picture on the table.

+"And this one? Another attempt to imitate the default scheme?"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_Default.jpg

-"Correct comrade. Although not as successful as I expected. But it's not up to me to decide."
+"Who is then?"
-"Why the rest of the VVS, ofcourse. Do you expect the Luftwaffe instead?"
+"I warn you Kapitan, my patience is getting thinner." He pointed his finger at me.

"Right, as if you have patience at all." I said that loud and clear,...
...in my mind ofcourse.

+"Fine, now here are the final pictures. I want all the informations you got starting with this one."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Ace_1.jpg

-"It's a Yak-3 at Zavod #31 factory in Tbilisi that I worked on last month or so. It's actually a Vk-107A engined Yak-3 armed with three 20mm cannons."
-"...While I was there, I've been told by their test pilot that the plane can reach 611 km/h at sea level and up to 720 km/h at 5000m."
+"How long have you stayed at the factory, Kapitan?"
-"Two weeks, be sure. Why?"
+"Do you know the CO of the 897th IAP, Pavel Petrovich Karavay?"
-"No comrade, why?"
+"Because not long after you left, he and some of his pilots visited the factory and took that new plane and some other without going through our official procedure."

What???

+"Fortunately, he's doing fine with it. He downed a Messerschmitt over Hungary just four days ago.
-"How did he do that?"
+"Some said that he PK'ed the German from 700m and that he used speedhack in the fight. Some even said that the fight could turned out different if it wasnt for the lag..."
-"LaGG, you mean?"
+"No, lag."
-"Oh, Ok..." Right, whatever that means...

Damn haxx0r. I thought of taking it myself while I was there. Sure I can jump in any plane and fly combat sorties more often than messing up with the paintschemes, but then I always tempted to return to my quarter and start drawing schemes, especially when I see too many of our planes flying with the old and outdated paintschemes.

Sigh... If only I never opened the void files years ago. Some of my fellow painters even believed that the files contain curses that wont let you escape from them forever.

+"ANYWAY... Im not finished yet. Here's another picture."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Ace_2.jpg

-"Podpolkovnik Anton Dmitrievich Yakimenko's plane. He's the CO of the 150th GvIAP. He's got some 30 kills."
+"You have left the machine gun bulges unpainted, why?"
-"If I painted the bulges red, some parts of the canopy would also turn red. Since it will looks too ugly I decided to leave them as is."
+"Hmmm..."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Ace_3.jpg

-"Yak-3 from 14GvIAP Baltic Fleet. That's all I know."
+"Ok, now give me informations regarding these ones."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generics_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generic_2a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generics_0.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generic_1_Winter.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-3_Generic_2_Winter.jpg

-"Some generic Yak-3 schemes, what about them?"
+"What squadron badges did you use, and are those markings and numbers from the MAT that you mentioned before?"
-"Yes, including the badge. I used the VVS badge from comrade Jutocsa and turned it into MAT marking. I even made new victory star national insignias and new numbering types. If there are interests for them, I can publicize them for sure."
+"In all of your Yak paintschemes, I see one intriguing similarities in the radiator detail. That's suspicious. Explain to me that!"
-"My documents at page 387 explains that I've reported the high command regarding the radiator details that also doubles as the main gear struts. After some headaches trying to find some workarounds, I see comrade vpmedia has managed to get some satisfying result in his Yak-3 paintschemes..."
+"SO YOU COPIED HIS WORKS?"
-"No, comrade, but his ideas. I'm going to thank him after this session is over..."
+"And the colors, the patterns. Besides the documents from the high command, do you use any other sources?"
-"Yes comrade, I've got a tremendeous help from my fellow painters in our club at www.simmerspaintshop.com (http://www.simmerspaintshop.com) and also comrade Erik Pilawski and his vvs.hobbyvista.com."
+"You know that I'll check your words."
-"Sure comrade, What I've told you are all the truth."
+"Hmm... Now where do you put all your paintscheme files for all to get?"

I lean back and sit straight before answering.

-"As usual, comrade. You can find them all at www.1java.org (http://www.1java.org) "
+"Where?"

Oh good, not only he can yell so loud, he's also somewhat deaf. Once in a while, atleast.

-" www.1java.org (http://www.1java.org) "

I repeat my own words slowly. I can hear that he writes down the location of the paintschemes on his notebook then after a while, he stands up and turn on the room lamp.

+"Alright then..."

Ouch, my eyes! But finally, I can see much better.

-"Anything else?"
+"No comrade Kapitan."

He looked so disappointed that he failed to prove that I'm guilty.

-"Anyway, since we're nearing the end of our war with the Germans, what will we fight againts next?"
+"Well, Kapitan, normally I'm not telling something like this to anyone. But since it seems that the rumours have already spread among our troops that we'll fight in the east, I can confirm that we will be in Manchuria against Japan soon after this."
-"I heard also there will be a VVS 46 scenario?"
+"And that too."

I stand up and prepare to leave when suddenly he stopped me.

+"Wait Kapitan, you may have succeeded in answering all of my questions, but for sure, you can't get away from this."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/Aero_Shodanjo/Yak-7B_Default_Za_Olga.jpg

+"Za Olga, eh? We will see how you can escape from this one when I show this to the high command."

Damn. I should've known that this is all about her. She's our nurse and some of my staffs told me that the comissar has his eyes on her for some time. Unfortunately for him, she choose to date me instead.

+"MWAHAHA,... HAHAHA!!!! After that you can be sure that you'll spend the rest of your career painting polar bears in Siberia. And then... AND THEN!!!... ALL YOUR YAKS ARE BELONG..."
-"To us?"
+"NO KAPITAN!!! ALL YOUR YAKS ARE BELONG TO ME!!! TO ME!!! MWAHAHAHA!!!!"

Oh sh1t...

joeap
06-25-2006, 04:45 AM
Great story and GREAT skins. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Aero_Shodanjo
06-25-2006, 04:51 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif thanks,... Btw, @Mods, if this thread doesnt belong here, could you move it in Paintscheme forum please?

Or should I put a shortcut in there instead?

Thanks.

HotelBushranger
06-25-2006, 05:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I love it, well done mate! A lot of time and effort put into that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Feathered_IV
06-25-2006, 07:35 AM
If this isn't made a sticky, then there is no justice in this world http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cogratulations Comrade http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

BrewsterPilot
06-25-2006, 08:32 AM
Cool!

LStarosta
06-25-2006, 09:13 AM
Looks like you and your VVS Paintscheme Reg. left a few cans of paint thinner open in the lounge...

j/k Beautiful work!!! I'm not a Yak pilot but that sure made me want to fly the plane!

-HH- Beebop
06-25-2006, 09:24 AM
Not only are all these skins fantasctic, but you gave, without a doubt, the most original presentation yet.

Double doubleplusgood!

F19_Ob
06-25-2006, 09:45 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif
excellent m8.
U don't happen to have a couple of I-16 or I-153 collecting dust in that suitcase of yours?

tigertalon
06-25-2006, 10:23 AM
Wow, great m8!! I have some DLing to do!!

BTW, on the last one, it should be written ""ля žл³Ñƒ" or ""? žл³Ñƒ", not "žл³?" as it is the different fall, not sure 'bout ""ля"/""?" thing.

Some native or at least better in Russian as I am should clarify this. Crazy Ivan maybe?

waffen-79
06-25-2006, 10:32 AM
Man this post was awesome, it has all the right things:

A Story
Humor
Historical References
Humor
IL2+FB+AEP+PF+PE2 ScreenShots and
Humor

SOMEBODY should make the same for the other Air forces especially the LW

TheGozr
06-25-2006, 11:38 AM
Well this is a first an a good surprise http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
You should check the NormandieNiemen server made specially to the east front from Normandie to Niemen,

Finally I'm very glad to see some skins for VVS.

And also the HISTORIA server with skins, want to participate on Historia VVS map making and sking contact me.

Snuffy Smith
06-25-2006, 03:07 PM
It would be ""? žл³Ñƒ." It's genative case (fall)--For Olga's sake. Russian prepositions are very slippery.

Aero_Shodanjo
06-26-2006, 06:59 AM
Thank you very much everyone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm glad you like the skins and the story. Stay tuned for the next episode of the "Battle for Olga" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TT, & Snuffy_Smith, thanks for the correction. @Gozr, wish I can fly online though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Thanks again everyone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

woofiedog
06-26-2006, 03:27 PM
Incredible Amount of work... Extremely Mint series of skin's.

Thank's

mandrill7
06-26-2006, 03:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Snuffy Smith:
It would be ""? žл³Ñƒ." It's genative case (fall)--For Olga's sake. Russian prepositions are very slippery. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, it's accusative case. Feminine nominative has the "a" ending and this mutates to "u" in the accusative.

(Russian girlfriend. I was made to learn this.)

buglord
07-03-2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks for all this outstanding work aero. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Flying_Nutcase
07-03-2006, 11:12 PM
Nice work Shodanjo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif