View Full Version : TF4 skin: Setback’s Desert Bf-108 KG-EM Redone for TF4 light (plane-shine).

Nov-17-2014, 10:02
[EDIT: SweetFX has not been used for the screenshots. Neither has any other image enhancing program has been used. What is shown is the TF4 patch applied to Cliffs of Dover and nothing else.]

TF4 skin: Setback’s Desert Bf-108 KG-EM Redone for TF4 light (plane-shine).

I have re-done this skin; adjusting the colours, markings, and weathering to look good in TF4 lighting.


New, markings
New, No swastika
New, Generic
Dirt, markings
Dirt, no swastika
Dirt, generic

Information about the aircraft:

This skin represents one of the 2 aircraft that participated in the daring Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Allied Free French forces at Fort Lamy, NorthAfrica, in January 1942.

'To the crew′s surprise, no air defence was organised at Fort Lamy and they were able to drop their 16 bombs, 10,000 lb (4,500 kg) of explosives, unhindered. The French forces were too surprised to organise any air defence and 80,000 gallons of fuel and the complete oil supply were destroyed and, possibly, as many as ten aircraft.

Theo Blaich, a German adventurer and plantation owner who had joined the Wehrmacht in 1939, arriving in his own Messerscmitt Bf 108 Taifun - recognised the importance of Fort Lamy as a way point in the overland transport and communication route from the west coast of Africa to the Nile, as well as an assembly point for Allied operations. Blaich proposed the capture of Fort Lamy to safeguard the southern border of Libya. When his suggestions weren't taken seriously in Berlin, he proposed that he should at least carry out a bombing mission.
Blaich found a more interested audience in Erwin Rommel, who approved the idea and forwarded it to the Fliegerführer Afrika. The date for the operation was set as 21 January 1942, to coincide with Rommel′s offensive against the British defences at El Agheila.
Blaich′s commando left the oasis of Hun on 20 January, and consisted of German and Italian soldiers and three aircraft, an He 111, a Savoia and Blaich′s Taifun. Six (crew) of the group were to go on the air raid, while the Italian crew, minus their pilot, stayed behind
The raid against a target located 1,250 mi (2,010 km) from the German bases in North Africa was a success. On its return flight, the German plane ran out of fuel and had to make an emergency landing; both crew and plane were rescued a week later.'

The above is condensed from Wikipedia:

Luftwaffe-experten forum, giving detailed information and quite a number of photos [EDIT: link broken!]: http://www.luftwaffe-experten.org/fo...p?showtopic=81

Map of the location of the airfield from the above link







Double click on the images for full size

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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/SetbacksDesertBf108KG-EMMarkingsTF416greenS01.jpg~original (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/SetbacksDesertBf108KG-EMMarkingsTF416greenS01.jpg~original)

My own weathering/dirt (in-game weathering is turned off):

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/SetbacksDesertBf108KG-EMMarkingsTF418dirt02s06.jpg~original (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/SetbacksDesertBf108KG-EMMarkingsTF418dirt02s06.jpg~original)

Fabric covered control surfaces:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/SetbacksDesertBf108KG-EMMarkingsTF416greenS14.jpg~original (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/SetbacksDesertBf108KG-EMMarkingsTF416greenS14.jpg~original)

I hope you like it,
Cheers, Setback

Nov-17-2014, 10:08
Great work as always, Major! :thumbsup:


Nov-18-2014, 05:05
Brilliant work..look so real.:thumbsup:

Nov-18-2014, 08:24
Beautiful work Major,

as with 1946 I just love collecting skins and sometimes enjoy just doing curcuits just to admire the handiwork from all angles.


9./JG52 Reinhart
Nov-21-2014, 03:01
Man I wish the BF-108 was flyable... :(

Jan-07-2015, 04:49
Very nice little aeroplane, very modern.

Jan-07-2015, 10:56
I have a real one seen for sale .. 20.000 euro .. its laying apart though... somewere in england.

Jan-07-2015, 10:59
Mebe if we all pay 100 euro we can bye it for our atag cumunity. And fly it when its done ... real flying is easier then this sim !!!

Mar-29-2015, 13:12
Bf 108 Taifun pilot, Elly Beinhorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elly_Beinhorn). :D


Mar-29-2015, 16:37
Superb work as always. :thumbsup:

Mar-29-2015, 17:26
Beautiful :thumbsup:

Bf 108 Taifun pilot, Elly Beinhorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elly_Beinhorn)

Thanks for the link, never heard of her before. Sounds like an interesting Woman.

Mar-29-2015, 18:02
Great skin, just in time for the flyable 108 ;)

Mar-30-2015, 04:45
Thanks everyone!