SPAD 7.C1 S5301, Maj Thaw, 103rd Aero, Feb 1918
Posted 07 June 2012 - 19:39
This aircraft was assigned to United States Air Service ace Capt Bill Thaw on 27 February 1918, the pilot claiming two scouts and a balloon destroyed in S5301 between 27 March and 20 April. It was decorated with the famous Lafayette Sioux head insignia that adorned all 103rd Aero Squadron aircraft, as well as Thaw's "T" monogram. Also flown by Thaw's squadron mates 1Lts Hobart Baker and Drummond Cannon, S5301 was retired by the unit on 16 June 1918.
Used MAC’s 1/72 scale SPAD VII C.1 “US Volunteers” model kit as another reference, as well as Pheon Models’ decals of the Lafayette Escadrille, SPA124 and the 103rd Aero Squadron which show the yellow number on the top wing of 103rd aircraft.
First skin submission; hopefully everything looks good and files are in the right place!
EDIT: Final version uploaded. Saturation and hues adjusted to be more consistent with the Rise of Flight palette. “Capt” changed to “Maj” after further research on William Thaw II. From The American Volunteers in the French Air Service in World War One by Dennis Gordon, "Prior to his brother's death, on 26 January 1918, William Thaw had left the French Air Service to accept a commission as Major in the U.S. Air Service."
Posted 07 June 2012 - 21:14
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:10
(Obviously, if you look at my avatar, which is Thaw's S124 SPAD)
Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:08
I noticed one thing though:
The roundel colors are very, very saturated compared to the washed-out look of the game, therefore they stand out too much. If you could adjust that the skin would look spot on!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:01
Yep I’m an 2009 Rof pre-order buyer and one of the few that did buy the Sikorsky game.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:15
The roundel colors are very, very saturated compared to the washed-out look of the game, therefore they stand out too much. If you could adjust that the skin would look spot on!Thanks for the tip; it’s great to get your feedback! I’m adjusting it as we speak and will re-upload with new screenshots shortly. I will consider it my “final” version, since I don’t really see much else to do.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 22:53
Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:36
So your title should be Major Thaw…
Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:50
BTW don't mind Tom he was a newspaperman for 100 years and never made a mistake.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:48
Not to be picking nits but Thaw was commissioned as a Major…Interesting. My references have him as a Captain in February, and a Major in March-April.
Just needs to have your new markings desaturated.I have. The new roundels and tail colors are the hues and saturation from the original template, with the exception of the blue (simply made darker). I should mention that my screenshots have been made with in-game saturation at 1.0.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:36
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:20
And here is my skin. Again, I run Rise of Flight with “saturation = 1.0” in startup.cfg.
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