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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.Downloads linked to each plane on Yandex Disk or in the planes under each nation folder.

 

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

 

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

 

                   American Aircraft Skins

Fighters Multi-Role Fighters Heavy Fighters Attack Aircraft Bombers

XP-31
XP-31 HiGloss
P-23
YP-29
YP-29 HiGloss
F2A (Premium)
F2A-1 HiGloss
Hawk 75M
2PA
2PA HiGloss
P-40A (81-A)
P-40A HiGloss
P-40A HiGloss/Eagle
XF4F-3
P-36C 

P-36 Hawk
P-40
P-40 HiGloss/Eagle
XF4U-1 HiGloss
XFL-1
XFL-1 HiGloss
XP-77 P-51A
P-51A HiGloss
P-51D
P-39N-1 HiGloss
P-51D HiGloss
XF15C

P-80A

P-51H

XF-85

FJ-1

F6U

F-86A

PT-12 HiGloss
PT-26 HiGloss
F11C-2
F11C-2 Higloss
F2F HiGloss
F3F

P-35 

F2A
P-43
F4F
F4F/XF4F HiGloss
F4U-1
XP-44 Rocket

 P-47B Version 1 
P-47B Metal 
P-47B HiGloss
P-47N
F4U-4 HiGloss
F2G Super Corsair

XP-72

F-94D

F-84B

F7*

F-84F

P-38F Historical 
P-38F Metal 
P-38F Hog
XP-50
P-38J HiGloss
F7F Tigercat
XP-75
XP-58

XF5U

F2H Banshee

XF-90

  A-26B
A-26B HiGloss
A-26B V2

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

 

 

                            British Aircraft Skins

Fighters Multi-Role Fighters Heavy Fighters Attack Aircraft Bombers

Bulldog Bristol 133T
Type 224
Type 224 HiGloss
Bristol 146
Fantome
Venom
Boomerang
M.20 

Spitfire 1
Spitfire 1 Metal
Spitfire 1a
Spitfire V
Spitfire V Metal
Spitfire Vb IM 

P-51 Mustang 1A
Mustang Mk.1 

Spitfire IX
Meteor F.1

Supermarine Spitfire XIV

Supermarine Attacker

Supermarine Swift

Goldfinch HiGloss
Demon HiGloss
SKUA HiGloss
Hurricane MK I HiGloss
Hurricane II
Hurricane IID
Tornado
Supermarine Seafang F.32

Blenheim F
Beaufighter
Mosquito
Hornet

P.1056 Gloster

P.228 Gloster Javelin

Wirraway Blenheim Mk IV

British Aircraft Gallery

 

                 French Aircraft Skins

 

Fighters Multi-Role Fighters Heavy Fighters Attack Aircraft Bombers

Spad S.510

 C.714
AD 10C2
AD 10C2 HiGloss

  SE-100
VB-10
NC 1070  

French Aircraft Gallery

 

                             China Aircraft Skins

 

 

Fighters Multi-Role Fighters Heavy Fighters Attack Aircraft Bombers
Hawk II
BA-27 HiGloss
HI-43-1c HiGloss
Tomahawk IIb
Tomahawk IIb HiGloss with Eagle
P-51K Mustang JL-1A-37
Hawk III Mosquito FB 26 IL-10M  

 

China Aircraft Gallery

 

                          German Aircraft Skins

Fighters Multi-Role Fighters Heavy Fighters Attack Aircraft Bombers

Fw 56
Ar 67
Ar 67 Version 2
Ar-68 HiGloss
He 51

Ar 80

Fw 159 

Bf-109B
He 112
Me 209 V4
Bf 109E/E-3
Bf 109E/E-3 Metal
He 100 D-1 Bf 109F
Supermarine Spitfire V DB 605
Bf 109G Gustav
Me 209A

Fw Ta 152

Me P.1092

Ta 183 Huckebein

Me P.1101 Fw 252

Ar-65 HiGloss
Ar 197
Fw 190A-1 Fw 190A5
Fw-190A5 HiGloss
Fw 190D
Fw 190 A-8/R2

Me 109 TL

Voss P.210

P.212.03

P.215.02

Ao-192 HiGloss
Do 17Z-7
Fw 57
Bf 110B
Bf 110C-6
Bf 110E
Me 210 

Me-410
Me-410 V2
Me-410 HiGloss
Bf 109 Z Zwilling HiGloss
Bf 109Z Zwilling GunMetal
Do 335 A-1 Pfeil

Me 262

Me 262 HG II

Me 262 HG III

Fi-98
Hs 123 Ha 137V1
Ha 137

Fw 189C Eule 

Ju 87G Version 1
Ju 87G Version 2
Ju 87G Hog
Hs 129B
HS-129B HiGloss
JU 88P
ME-265 HiGloss
Me 329

Me P.1099

B-2

Me P.1102B

Do 17Z (Bomber)
Ju 88A (bomber
Ju-88A HiGloss
Do-217M HiGloss

German Aircraft Gallery

 

                    Japan Aircraft Skins

Fighters Multi-Role Fighters Heavy Fighters Attack Aircraft Bombers

A4N HiGloss
Ki-5 Ki-8 Ki-10 HiGloss
Hi-27 HiGloss
A5M HiGloss
Ki-33
Ki-18 A6M1
A6M1 HiGloss
Ki-43-I
A6M2 Zero Ki-43-II
A6M3 (exp)
A6M3 HiGloss
Ki-61
Ki-61 HiGloss
A6M5
A6M5 HiGloss
Ki-88 HiGloss
Ki-84
Ki-84 HiGloss
Ki-94 II
A7M HiGloss
J8M Shusui

Ki-162-1

Ki-162-III

Type - 91N HiGloss
J7W1
Ki-94-I    

Japan Aircraft Gallery

 

                 Russian Aircraft Skins

Fighters Multi-Role Fighters Heavy Fighters Attack Aircraft Bombers

I-7
I-15bis DM-2
TsKB-12bi

 I-153 DM-4
I-17
I-180-3
Yak-1
LaGG-3

 MiG-3
Yak-1M
Yak-1M HiGloss
I-210
I-210 HiGloss
La-5
La-5 HiGloss
P-39Q-15 Aircobra
Yak-3RD

Lostikov 302

La-9RD

La-7

 Yak-3
I-220

La-11

La-9

Yak-15

I-250

La-160

Yak-19

MiG-9

La-15

Yak 30

MiG-15bis

I-5
I-5 HiGloss
I-15
I-15 HiGloss
I-15 ShKAS

 Di-6i
I-16(e) HiGloss
I-16(i)
I-16 Type 29
I-207/4

 LaGG-3(4)
LaGG-3
P-40 M-105
Yak-7

LaGG-3 series 34

 Yak-9
Yak-9 HiGloss
IL-1 Yak-9U
I-260

Su-9

I-211

I-215

 

Pegasus

 TSh-2 HiGloss
TSh-3 HiGloss
BSH-1
LBSH
BSh-2

 IL-2 (mod) Hog
IL-2 (mod) Tiger
IL-2 (mod) HiGloss
IL-2
IL-2(t)
IL-2 (t) HiGloss
IL-8

IL-10

IL-20

IL-40

IL-40P

RB-17

Russian Aircraft Gallery

 

Examples

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PLANES DIRECTORY ON Yankex Disk

 

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, 10 August 2018 - 04:37 AM.


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


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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

Edited by arasgrandpa, 17 February 2018 - 09:24 PM.


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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