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#1 Sayan

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 13:36

Fokker D.VIII captured by Red Army on the Polish Front in 1920. Polish–Soviet War

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#2 gavagai

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 14:25

Look at how reflective the lower wing surface was in the black and white photo. Granted, that's over snow, but I think your skin needs a bit more luster! How does your skin look when flying low over water?
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#3 SYN_Mike77

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 15:00

hell yes :!:
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#4 Gadfly21

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 16:49

It looks like the overall color is green. I don't think there is any blue on the bottom of this plane. Very nice though.
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#5 Sayan

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:29

Look at how reflective the lower wing surface was in the black and white photo. Granted, that's over snow, but I think your skin needs a bit more luster! How does your skin look when flying low over water?

Increase in the quantity lacquer on the fuselage depends on clarifying the alpha channel.
But in this case, the primary color will fade and disappear.
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By the way, I do not remember such issues for those who painted DFW.
But he also richly varnished ;)

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#6 KingPhantom

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:38

thats an awesome green!
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#7 Panthercules

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 15:05

Interesting subject, as always. Can't tell much myself about the colors just from the photo, so I'd be inclined to go with whatever combination of green and/or blue was typically used by those forces at that time in the absence of anything mre definitive. One thing the photo does seem to show, however, is that the underwing stars apear to be closer to the ends of the wings than the ones on the skin - might want to consider moving them outward a bit perhaps.

I would love to see a "Rise of Flight 1919" type expansion of the game at some point down the road (similar to IL-2 1946) featuring some of these post-WWI theaters (but only after the current WWI era is fleshed out a bit more of course).
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#8 hq_Jorri

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:09

Interesting subject, as always. Can't tell much myself about the colors just from the photo, so I'd be inclined to go with whatever combination of green and/or blue was typically used by those forces at that time in the absence of anything mre definitive. One thing the photo does seem to show, however, is that the underwing stars apear to be closer to the ends of the wings than the ones on the skin - might want to consider moving them outward a bit perhaps.

I would love to see a "Rise of Flight 1919" type expansion of the game at some point down the road (similar to IL-2 1946) featuring some of these post-WWI theaters (but only after the current WWI era is fleshed out a bit more of course).

Sorry to go off-topic. I think the interesting this about this, with regards to WWI and Rise of Flight, is that you can stick with a lot of the planes we have already without having to make new ones. And there are historical conflicts that can be represented. Rather than the completely fictional IL21946 with its could-be would-be planes and conflicts.

I voted yes btw, nice skin, although I do agree the reflection of the bottom wing in the photograph is quite remarkable.
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#9 1PL-Lucas-1Esk

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 16:31

Speaking of the canvas, the plane received a new, fresh paint for sure. When this plane was in the Polish service, she was carrying regular lozenge scheme with the crosses overpainted by chessboards. Some sources claim that the tail was painted in red/white lozenge.
The plane was a liaison bird operating on the norhern part of the Polish-Soviet front in Eastern Belarussia. The front line was over the Berezine river. The plane operated from Minsk aerodrome and the pilot could escape to the Red Army or got lost and land on the other side of the front. There is a letter from Soviet commander Shirinkin to Polish commander Pawlikowski where he writes that pilot Jasinski landed in their zone. There is a picture of the fokker after landing, too.
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#10 Panthercules

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:36

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