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474th and 370th FG P-38 skins
« on: July 18, 2020, 03:15:57 AM »


These are some skins for the 474th Fighter Group of the US 9th Air Force. From top to bottom is a 428th, 429th and 430th fighter squadron bird.

This group is not the most well documented, there is not a huge amount of photographs or film showing their aircraft. As a result there is alot conflicting profile artwork out there showing different things and often confusing them with squadrons of the 370th FG. BoX for example comes with three official skins of this group from two different squadrons but they all have the same squadron markings and color.  :thinking-008:  Back during the White Lightning campaign I did some skins for this group and spoke with a fellow involved with the 474th FG Association and he set me straight on the squadron colors. Some of the things like the squadron badges on the right side of the nose and the squadron colors painted around the front intakes may not have been applied to all aircraft but I went with that for now. The application of the colors to the noses vary alot too, several variations.



These are skins for the 370th Fighter Group, from top to bottom the 485th, 401st and 402nd squadrons. They were another 9th Air Force group that predominantly flew ground attack missions, beginning operations at the start of May 1944. They actually formed on P-47s but when they arrived in england were abruptly assigned P-38s which they used until the last two or three months of the war when they switched to P-51s. You fly in the 485th in the Lightning Strikes scripted campaign. Like the other group there was alot of variation in the application of colors to the nose (the whole yellow nose is kind of an oddball thing one aircraft had) and though all these are the same there are some alternate applications of the red on the cowlings.


Another strange skin related thing about the P-38 in this game is the wheel covers. All P-38s have wheel covers on all three wheels by default but a layer in the alpha channel template can be used to make the covers transparent so you can have bare hubs as needed for each skin. Kind of a clever way to do it.

Anyways, same as usual if you want one of these. Pick a squadron and individual code etc and I'll see what I can do.

Download Link : https://www.dropbox.com/s/der89airjdq0vkn/P38J25s.zip?dl=0
« Last Edit: September 15, 2021, 11:39:06 PM by _AH_DarkWolf »


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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2020, 05:37:40 AM »
Holy Crap DW, they look kick @$$.  You are the master skinner for sure brother. :drinking-42:

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 04:21:07 PM »
Easy to get lost in here...

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/455

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 04:24:31 PM »
DW,

Nice work.

Interested in a 428th P-38

NMF
F5 H
Blue nose
Invasion stripes on nacelles only
No air kills
Mission marker with a few bomb markers and a train or two
Nose art - “Guess Who II”. Type only maybe in red
Spoked wheels
Sqdn and Aces High emblems on right nose


Thanks

Can I buy you a collector plane or campaign for your efforts?


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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 05:38:33 AM »




Good ol’ Zeno’s videos:   https://youtu.be/e64O_6XXk-M


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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 11:48:58 PM »
Good ol’ Zeno’s videos:   https://youtu.be/e64O_6XXk-M
Great video HW, I watched it with a cup of coffee. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 12:27:13 AM »
Link has been updated with an addition and some tweaks.

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 04:11:09 AM »
Nice work DW


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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 05:58:57 AM »
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do I need another plane p-38 to get the skins??? if so how?
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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 06:36:21 AM »
`S` dw
i would like to have one of the olive  drab colors trimmed in yellow with all the numbers,uou know the drill.
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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 10:50:17 PM »
`S` dw
i would like to have one of the olive  drab colors trimmed in yellow with all the numbers,uou know the drill.

Done, I updated the link in the first post.

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 05:17:05 AM »
Master class work as always DW.

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2020, 01:45:14 AM »
Nice job on Wendy G.

Gat, notice the crew data matches the tail #

Master class pro at work here

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 10:01:32 PM »
Link updated with an addition.

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Re: 474th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2020, 11:48:02 PM »
tyvm DW... u a master