View Full Version : Spotter Cards dash pics

Sep-29-2014, 12:37
I think we all know how important proper ID's of planes can be, so with that in mind I thought maybe I would produce some dash pics of spotter cards, here is just a quick mock up of it with the 109 card. If there is some real interest in having these I will proceed in making the rest, might be something useful to newbie and experience pilots alike.


Sep-29-2014, 16:53
I love the idea!

Should be propagated :thumbsup:

Sep-29-2014, 20:04
I'd like this, but still can't figure out how to make any of the dashpics to show up :(

PS - I like the new signature PanTast! 109s sure look nice on fire.

Sep-29-2014, 20:16
Thanks Flare :thumbsup:

Dash pics: go to

F:\~\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover - MOD\DashPics
There you find two folders.

Just choose one of the templates, modify it to your taste and save it as 1.tga into the Selected folder.

Easy peasy :D

Sep-29-2014, 23:18
alright, looks like I'll put this together and then just release them in a nice pack for everyone to enjoy, should have them all ready in a day or two :thumbsup:

Sep-30-2014, 00:00
Alright, finished a quick pack of the german planes, just went with the flyable planes atm for ver. 1 unfortunately the Italian planes didn't include the g.50 or br 20.

Included, 109, 110, ju 87, ju 88, he 111
file attached right below :)

Oct-03-2014, 04:26
Good work Mudcat I love it :-)

PS: If there is some need to get additional inspiration.. check this out:

Flight Archive 1941 1 (http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1941/1941%20-%201710.html?search=Spotter%20Cards)

Flight Archive 1941 2 (http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1941/1941%20-%201774.html?search=Spotter%20Cards)

Flight Archive 1941 2 (http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1941/1941%20-%201775.html?search=Spotter%20Cards)


Oct-03-2014, 08:25
Thanks, geez I guess I forgot to finish these up :doh: let me know if anything looks off, or I forgot to take the background off etc. One thing I am not sure about is the sizing, I'm not sure about how many pixels there are per inch in relation to scale of the cockpit, if that makes sense. I think it might be close, but maybe a bit on the small side, not sure.

Oct-03-2014, 09:28
Hey Mudcat,

Cool idea.

Nice execution.

I have a launcher script that I use to rotate dashpics before CLOD starts: Over in the Utilities threads (http://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=867&page=2)

As far as sizing - I reckon try to make them close to full height with just enough sticky tape to be plausible.
Dont worry about correct to cockpit scale, this is a particular thing for folks learning WEFT (Wrong Every F'ing Time).
Resolutoin counts and you've only got 256 pixels.