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 Post subject: MiG-15 Skin coming soon
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:18 pm 
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There is another skin I want to do for the MiG-15.

It has a red tail and I can't wait to start. I'll post
an image of the work in progress after I finish
the F4U-1a and F4U-4 I'm working on.

In the meantime, to make your time reading this
worthwhile, I think you will really enjoy looking
at this really great video. It focuses on the MiG-15
vs Sabre during the Korean War. It is captivating
and is very well made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hveCeUWHowk

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Did you know that a MiG-15 pilot defected to the South in 1953? Guess who got to test fly that plane?

Answer is 39 minutes into that video I mentioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hveCeUWHowk

Here's the MiG I'm working on right now: number 4115, Chinese Air Force "Red Fox".

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No, that's not me in the photo. But that is a really handsome RC plane, isn't it?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Here's my skin. It's a bit too shiny and I want to see how some weathering might improve the look.

I'm anxious to do another camo plane that's from after the Korean War, maybe a Syrian or Hungarian MiG-15.

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Here's a great looking Syrian MiG-15bis in 1/5 scale (RC video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n51nFKUwI4E

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:28 pm 
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Here is Nicolai Ivanov's #502 camouflaged plane.
Adding flames and pilots would be nice.

С новым годом

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:01 pm 
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Nice view of the interior of the cockpit. Plane is on "auto-pilot" since
the pilots both had to eject to go to the bathroom.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:26 pm 
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Interesting documentry. I was impressed with the description of the USA G-suit.
Since the the RAF and the USA had the G-suit from mid 1944 on, when will this
be reflected in Warbirds flight data for late model RAF and USA aircraft? P-47D 25s
P-51D 25s P-38Ls all had the G-suit system installed in them during production.
F6F-5s and F4U 4s also had the system installed although the USN and USMC called
them Z-suits. F4U 1Ds had the system retrofitted by late 1944. Spitfire XIVs and
late model Spitfire IX also has G-suit systems installed. Something to think about.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:05 pm 
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Here is a cool camo paint I used to guide me on my latest skin:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:07 pm 
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Here's my paint job. I added a smoking F-86.

I like this MiG-15 skin a lot and hope it makes it in the game as the Default skin.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:22 pm 
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great stuff. I'm in the middle of a move so it will be some time before I can get back to skins. But.. iArt, where do you get the skin files and what program are you using to show them in warbirds...its been a while and I forgot how to...

I use photoshop to paint the skins...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Andy,

I use PhotoShop for Mac too. I use 1024 x 1024 files. If I recall correctly
you did a Mustang skin using much detail and layers in 2048 x 2048. Right?

First, You have to use a fuse.tga or fuse.dds file. Also wing.tga or wing.dds.
If you have neither, you need someone to extract these from the mig15.vfc.
This is done with a DOS program called VFILE.

Once you have these files, you continue with PS working with layers on the
fuse.psd and wing.psd until you are finished.

Many planes allow you to fly your skins in the game by putting a
fuse.tga and wing.tga into the warbirds/skins/mig15/offline/263
directory. You have to create the directories that follow skins/.
Then, go to the game Vehicle Information button in the main menu.
Select the default skin and then type /.planeskin 263. Go fly and
note your skin. If necessary go back to PS and make changes. Fly.
Repeat 20 or so times, going from game to PS as needed until
you are ready to convert it into a .vfc file using VFILE.

I recently searched for a NVIDIA plugin for PhotoShop that allows
me to open and especially SAVE my files as .dds and this has
saved me 3 to 4 minutes every time I go to convert them to the
.vfc files on the PC. But, I'm able to work faster when I am able
to do the .planeskin command.

Art

PS: what plane do you want to skin? I'd be glad to help you get started.

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