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#1 AB1_J0NJ0N

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:43

Spad S VII flown by AAND 'Jerry' Pentland of No 19 Sqn RFC in late summer 1917. Pentland, an Australian, achieved 6 victories while flying this plane. Pentland survived the war with a total of 23 victories. My first skin, hope you enjoy. EDIT: I have made the dumbbell marking larger, the metal cowling a little lighter in response to comments, removed the strap on the fuselage and changed the font for the serial number.

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#2 FlyingShark

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:13

Yes, nice work.

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#3 J.j.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:30

Nice subject overall. Some things you can change maybe:

- erase the straps of the fuselage
- maybe alittle more reflection for the bare metal of the front?
- it seems to me the insignia the "dumbbel" is bigger on the profile than on your skin. Same thing for the serial number.
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#4 hq_Jorri

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 14:05

Voted no as it doesn't look like the profile you based it on (size of dumbell, font on tailfin, black vertical stripe on fuselage?)

Also, it would be nice to get some more screenshots that give a better view, right now the cowling is in shades so it looks black.

I'd vote yes when these are fixed but I see that re-voting is not enabled, don't forget to turn it on next time!
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#5 AB1_J0NJ0N

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 19:32

Made some changes, thanks for the input guys. I didn't want the engine cowling to be as shiny a silver as it is in the reference picture as I'm pretty sure that oil and mud would get coated over it and reduce the shine quite quickly.
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#6 HotTom

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 20:48

Very nice!

Aye!
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#7 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 20:53

Great skin :S!:

That symbol on the side doesn't seem to match the weathering with the rest of the plane though.
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#8 Ztenis

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 21:42

:) Hi! Nice subject but you don't have the markings right.
The side roundel is too small.
and the dumbbell is placed a bit to far forward.
The dumbbell coloring is a bit to dark and maybe it needs some weathering.

Aluminium nose is to dark and needs more shine in it -higher Alpha.
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#9 hq_Jorri

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 23:52

Nice changes! Changed my vote.

The metal panels still seems a tad dark, though!
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#10 DagobahDave

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 00:31

Off to a great start. :S!:

I think the main body color should be more yellow to match the reference image. It appears light green in your screenshots.

I didn't want the engine cowling to be as shiny a silver as it is in the reference picture as I'm pretty sure that oil and mud would get coated over it and reduce the shine quite quickly.
Rather than looking weathered, your cowling looks like it's been covered in black spray paint.

I'd start over from scratch with that, and aim for a truly weathered metallic look (pits, dents, scratches, oil, exhaust, mud, dust, rust). Study how real metal looks when it's aged and weathered. Build up layers of weathering in Photoshop: a layer of pits, a layer of dents, etc. Adjust the layer transparencies and erase excess weathering until you have a believable appearance.

Hope that helps!
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#11 Panthercules

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:22

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