Author Topic: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)  (Read 2439 times)

[SJ]JamesG

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JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« on: October 08, 2007, 11:36:30 pm »
La-5FN  -----   (this one .png format so its layered, and can easily be changed... altho the only layers are the bits i added to the blank skin i got from somewhere...) 


(easiest way to save it in the right format, is to open both this (might need to re-save as .bmp) and the blank template in paint, select all and copy the new one,  and paste over the template, and save as new! this is important as you dont want to loose your templates.)


if anyone knows of somewhere that has good templates let me know, cos the ones that come with the game can be.... tricky  :tut:


[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 11:48:43 pm »
Looks good but i wanna see it in action :)

[SJ]JamesG

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 11:51:54 pm »
you'll need a flight stick for that :P  :knockout:

i'll upload a pic or two late, havnt got any of this skin at the mo...

Marcus

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[SJ]Stick

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2007, 01:17:57 am »
Looks good but i wanna see it in action :)


I agree, Its almost like telling half a story, I want to see the skin in action!

Marcus

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 01:18:46 am »
Looks good but i wanna see it in action :)


I agree, Its almost like telling half a story, I want to see the skin in action!


I think it's time for an Oceania vs. the world IL-2 battle :)

[SJ]JamesG

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 08:11:21 am »
yeah! i'd def be up for an air battle at some point :P





[SJ]Cooter

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2007, 11:05:11 am »
http://members.cox.net/hammerd/Main.html, 2 good skin sites, hammerds alright, http://www.canons-skins.com/ Cannons is better.

[SJ]JamesG

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2007, 04:09:49 pm »
well after ages of struggleing with paint to downgrade the skins colour depth to the same as the game uses (8bit, 256 colours) i decided to use a free program called IrFranView,  which works much better :P

another La-f5n



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[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2007, 04:38:01 pm »
Looks nice :)

[SJ]JamesG

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2007, 04:45:08 pm »
:) thanks, had trouble with using paint to convert it to 8bit colour depth, kept corrupting the colours, so found that program, and seems to work well  :salute:


oh and thanks marcus for suggesting that plane! absolutely love it! has crazy amount of power! still yet to rip the wings off, want to know the dive limit lol 
and next time we're flying can someone tell me what the mixture settings are all about lol, higher altitudes = richer mixture right?  and how do you know when to change up/down? lol
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Marcus

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2007, 11:06:09 pm »
Jesus James... you were using MS PAINT?!?!?!

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2007, 11:12:22 pm »
lol i hope he wasnt..
If you dont have anything else.. get GIMP. :yep:

[SJ]JamesG

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2007, 11:59:08 pm »
lol no, only used paint to convert the .bmp files to 8bit colours, as gimp and ms picture it 10 for some reason couldnt save it to 8bit... the only problem was, paint used a form of colourconversion that had nasty effects on the colours, luckily this program im now using to convert the files doesnt  :biggrin:

i find it easier to seperate the template from teh white background using gimp, and do some editting there, and finish it off using picture it.   sorry but find gimp needlessly copmplicated and longwinded when doing things... and dont have photoshop :(

[SJ]Satain

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2007, 04:34:34 am »
You can  :quote: find  :quote: Photoshop 7 lieing around somewhere im sure

[SJ]JamesG

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2007, 02:21:03 pm »
ok just quickly did another, this one is a blank skin so the markings ingame should work... well that and i havnt got around to putting the sj logo or anything on it yet :P
based on a mig's paint job i saw in a photo somewhere.








[SJ]JamesG

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2007, 02:55:54 pm »
ok here it is finished with some added bits for myself ;) like my name and the bulldog on the nose lol  oh and the new SJ banner under the cockpit...





oh and i changed the nosecone with the prop blades on  :knockout:

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: JamesG's Plane skins (IL2)
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2007, 02:56:50 pm »
Me likes :)