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Offline _AH_JimDandy

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Re: 474th and 370th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2021, 02:26:17 AM »
Unbelievable DW,
 The P38 skin you did for me looks totally amazing. I am in awe. Turned out way better then
I could of dreamed for. You are a sorcerer of magic with the skinning arts DW.
Thank you so much my squadron brother.

JD

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Re: 474th and 370th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2021, 07:51:01 PM »

I'm not sure how to skin in the new IL-2 as of yet.
DW, you have seemed to have worked it out, so if I
could impose upon you, I too would love a custom P-38 skin.
What is used ..photo shop ??   paint shop ?? I have paint shop pro 08
but it wont work or am I missing something

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Re: 474th and 370th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2021, 10:08:27 PM »
BoX uses .PSD files for the templates same as 46, just larger and there are two of them for each a/c. So whatever program you used before should still work. You then use either a plugin for your preferred program or a separate program to combine .BMPs from each template into a .DDS file which the game can use. I prefer the ancient paint program I have always used so my method is kind of convoluted. I work on the templates in Corel Photo-Paint 8, then use GIMP to export .BMPs from them, then DXTBmp to make them a .DDS.

As far as a skin, do you have any preferences in terms of the squadron markings I've done? Olive drab camo or bare metal? Letter for an individual code and number to incorporate into the serial number?

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Re: 474th and 370th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2021, 05:11:23 AM »
o.k. DW how about no metal and all o.d. greenish.
the rest i will leave it up to you. thnx
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Re: 474th and 370th FG P-38 skins
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2021, 11:39:26 PM »
Link updated with another addition.

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