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arasgrandpa #1 Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:15 PM

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For custom skins, I use various models to start with these include:

  • The skins in WoWP that are not normally shown. Premium, Chrome, or others and replace the normal skins (hangar, base, winter, marine, and woodland)
  • Add decals and text, including names and pinups
  • Take skins from the older versions and rework them into HD for latest version
  • Use the base skins and create my own colors, camo, and decals
  • Some are historical skins based on artwork of the various planes

To save time and effort, I am posting the imgur album for screen shots of some of the skins.  All downloads are on Yandex Disk in theplanesfolder.

So, look through the imgur gallery, if you find one you like, then go to the link above to download.

To install: Copy/move the vehicles directory in the zip file to the res_mods/version>/ folder

In the imgur gallery most shots are of the "hangar" skin, but the file may contain multiple skins for all the maps.

Imgur Gallerys:

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DOWNLOADS

 

High Gloss Skins

 

These are shown with the HiGloss addition to the download file. <aircraft>_HiGloss.zip  If you want the metal skin, but not high gloss, then delete the <aircraft>_SPM.dds file and if will be less glossy.

Most of the High Gloss use the same pattern with colors varying according to season:

  • Hangar (<aircraft>_hangar.dds) Red/Maroon
  • Winter (<aircraft>_snow.dds) Baby Blue
  • Marine (<aircraft>_marine.dds) Dark Blue
  • Summer (<aircraft>_woodland.dds) Olive Drab/Dark Green
  • Base (<aircraft>_base.dds) Black/Maroon

 

Gun Metal Gray High Gloss Skins

 

This skins are also in the download folder listed above.  The have the extension _GM added to the aircraft file name.  To get the gun metal finish, you must include the xml file in the script folder.  The gun metal finish is a reflection setting in the <plane>.xml file. If you don't want it to be gun metal gray delete the file for that plane in the scripts folder. The skin will then be shiny metal instead. To get additional gun metal skins and save upload space, download the HiGloss skin of your choice, then go into the XML_Files directory for the link above and download the <aircraft>_GM_xml.zip file.  Copy/move the scripts directory from the archive (zip) to the res_mods/<version>/ directory.  Restart game.

 

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Edited by arasgrandpa, 11 April 2018 - 06:32 PM.


FreeFOXMIKE #2 Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:43 AM

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vonnoe #3 Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:57 AM

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Great stuff, your skins are really nice, thanks

arasgrandpa #4 Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:54 PM

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For those that are doing custom skins or thinking about it, I want to share some tools and images.

Tools:

In this directory there are some tools I use when modding. 

  • XML readers that read the encrypted XML files as well as the visual and model files
  • Paint.net plugins that are useful
  • Paint.net brushes and camo that are useful
  • A couple of paint.net files of modded skins to provide an example
  • A zip of paint.net camo layers for use in applying camo to planes or tanks

Here on Pininterest is some of the non-traditional images I have modified to work as nose art or emblems on your aircraft.  In my other Pinterest albums, you can see other stuff I may work with in the future.  By non-traditional, they aren't just the pin-ups, etc.

 

 

 


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arasgrandpa #5 Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

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Added or updated the following:

  • French - AD10C, C.714
  • Russian - LaGG 3(4), LaGG 3, La-5, I-210
  • German - Do 17M, HL137V1
  • English - Beaufighter
  • Japan - A5M3 (exp)

Edited by arasgrandpa, 13 February 2018 - 04:29 PM.


arasgrandpa #6 Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:34 PM

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Thanks to sanya_ferrari's tip on how to do bare metal skins.  I have updated the P47 Metal download and added the Yak-9

Lucky_Breeze #7 Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

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Nice skin work grandpa, was wondering how you zoom in on your plane while flying in free camera. Do you use a joystick because mouse and keyboard you just can't zoom in on the plane while flying to see the beautiful paint jobs and nose art.

arasgrandpa #8 Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:08 PM

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View PostLucky_Breeze, on 14 February 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

Nice skin work grandpa, was wondering how you zoom in on your plane while flying in free camera. Do you use a joystick because mouse and keyboard you just can't zoom in on the plane while flying to see the beautiful paint jobs and nose art.

 

Go here and get the mod that PK directed me too ... use google to translte the instructions from the web site.. although I am not sure anything but putting the pyc file into scripts is really necessary

 

http://forum.worldof...219#entry719219



arasgrandpa #9 Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:09 PM

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Today posted the I-7 - Russian Premium (Multiple Metal Skins)

 

Also, this is a nice flying little aircraft

 

Updated Fi-98 with metal skins


Edited by arasgrandpa, 14 February 2018 - 11:40 PM.


arasgrandpa #10 Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:41 PM

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Added the Mosquito and Venom to England, a couple of different metal skins

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arasgrandpa #11 Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:02 PM

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Added:

  • French SE-100 multiple metal skins
  • German Me 209V2 Metal skins, Bf-110E metal, Bf 109E-3 Metal, Bf110B/C-6 Metal

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arasgrandpa #12 Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:32 PM

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Added some custom skins, not sure I even remember all of them...

 

  • Blenheim Mk IV (bomber)
  • Do-17Z (bomber)
  • Me-410
  • BSH-1
  • La-3(4)


arasgrandpa #13 Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:36 AM

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Added I-16(i), LBSH, Bf-109B, Bf-110B

arasgrandpa #14 Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:08 PM

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Added a few new skins today, some are modifications of the new "flag" camo and most are with bare metal in some format.

Spitfire 1, Spitfire V, Boomerang, Bf 109E/E-3, Me 410, F2A-1 (Premium), A6M5, Yak-1, IL-2(t)

 

Images are in the image gallery listed in OP



arasgrandpa #15 Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:12 PM

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Added UK Wirraway and US F7F Tigercat (multiple skins)

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arasgrandpa #16 Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:43 PM

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arasgrandpa #17 Posted 10 March 2018 - 08:18 PM

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Addes a bunch of High Gloss skins for the Tier I, II,III,IV in Russian, German, English aircraft

arasgrandpa #18 Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:39 PM

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Added some more low tier USA, UK, Japan, Germany in the High Gloss and nation albums

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Pretty decent Sir.


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arasgrandpa #20 Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:00 AM

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Added Hurricane MK 1, A5M, F2F




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