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    Major Setback Spitfire

    There’s a beautiful pink PRU spitfire by Major Setback. Is there any chance I could ask for the template to try a blue one?. I’d love to recreate AA810. https://www.spitfireaa810.co.uk/

    Here is a link to the 1:72 model but it’s a little too grey in my view.

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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Quote Originally Posted by JS81Knows View Post
    There’s a beautiful pink PRU spitfire by Major Setback. Is there any chance I could ask for the template to try a blue one?. I’d love to recreate AA810. https://www.spitfireaa810.co.uk/

    Here is a link to the 1:72 model but it’s a little too grey in my view.
    Spitfire Mk.I template can be found here:

    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic...ka-checkmysix/
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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Thank you. I had meant a PRU version as this is all very new to me, but I’ll have a go at adapting it myself. Wish me luck!

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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Quote Originally Posted by Mysticpuma View Post
    Spitfire Mk.I template can be found here:

    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic...ka-checkmysix/
    Sadly both Photoshop and Gimp wouldn't recognise the file type...

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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Use irfanview to convert it to .jpg (save as) and work it from there.

    https://www.irfanview.com/
    Last edited by Dauntless; Aug-18-2022 at 10:10.

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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Clod also recognizes .png if I recall correctly. Much higher quality to be had than with jpg.

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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Quote Originally Posted by JS81Knows View Post
    Sadly both Photoshop and Gimp wouldn't recognise the file type...
    Yes, the file you downloaded was a .rar file. It's a way of compressing the files to save space.

    Just go here, load the file in and it will 'extract' the file so you can use it in Photoshop.

    https://unrar.online/
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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Quote Originally Posted by JS81Knows View Post
    Thank you. I had meant a PRU version as this is all very new to me, but I’ll have a go at adapting it myself. Wish me luck!
    You can try using the full Vb multi-layered template from the official template section ( forum downloads)
    https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.c...?categoryid=43

    The template is for the Vb and later Spitfires, but should only have slight differences compared to the early Spitfire marks (underwing oil cooler mainly).

    Just fill all the painted areas with blue or pink colour.

    If you need more help then please ask.
    Last edited by major_setback; Aug-18-2022 at 17:30.
    http://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2673&dateline=1390351127

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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    .. continued ...

    I made your skin..

    Actually, I couldn't find the correct template, but I found another old template that even had the recon cameras on it!
    So I modified it and made a full template and made your skin too.

    Spit recon blue AA810 a03 scrap.jpg

    Wear on panel lines etc.:
    Spit recon blue AA810 a03 scrap4.jpg

    Oil stains:
    Spit recon blue oil stains.jpg

    Exhaust stains:
    Spit recon blue exhaust stains.jpg

    DOWNLOAD:

    Skin and Template. Note: it's an old template that may not work so well on later spitfire marks (some mark II have different oil cooler, nose fairing etc.):
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/12W5...ew?usp=sharing

    There isn't a lot on this template, but it includes a type of wear that I stopped using on the later Spitfires, and is possibly better than anything else I made for them.

    It also includes a Yellow nose for the Spitfire.

    The colours of the brown/green camouflage layers are all old and wrong though. But it does contain A and B camouflage schemes (I think).

    On this older template I had also lightened a few of the panels: ammo covers and side panels etc. That layer can be turned on/off (2 percent white are added on those areas).

    I made 2 skin versions, one with wear and one without. You can make either from the template, or add the wear to any skin you like by just pasting it under the wear layer.
    Adjust the blue layer until you are happy with the colour.

    [EDIT: you might want to move the layers with the camera lenses above the wear layer; so that the wear doesn't show on them. I should have done that on the 'wear' skin!]

    cheers
    Last edited by major_setback; Aug-19-2022 at 07:08.
    http://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2673&dateline=1390351127

    Principle skinner
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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Photographic Spitfires probably should not be flown with wear!

    My Dad worked at a Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF in Gibraltar in 1943, where No. 541 Squadron RAF flying Spitfires was providing imagery of North Africa. Because the Unit was so small they did all the various jobs around the aircraft and the base, including photographic interpretation as well as all aircraft maintenance. Regarding the Spitfires he told me some information.

    He told me the Photographic Reconnaissance pilots were very, very fussy about wear and tear. They wanted all the external surfaces of the aircraft highly polished, with six layers of dope sanded smooth between each coat where appropriate. The aircraft had to be perfectly clean to fly and navigate dead-reckoning with maximum accuracy over terrain where no external clues can be seen. The pilot would be able to take one single photograph per mission by pressing a button in the cockpit, of course there was no viewfinder, the camera points down, you compose the picture by navigation and flying level. They considered every minute flying below 30,000 feet as dangerous. They flew with no guns to reduce weight and extend range.

    Of course robust confidence in the high reliability of the engine etc. was required, but this comment is about external wear - don't display it when attempting to authentically simulate reconnaissance missions (from Gibraltar in 1943 at least).


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    Re: Major Setback Spitfire

    Quote Originally Posted by major_setback View Post
    .. continued ...

    I made your skin..

    Actually, I couldn't find the correct template, but I found another old template that even had the recon cameras on it!
    So I modified it and made a full template and made your skin too.

    Spit recon blue AA810 a03 scrap.jpg

    Wear on panel lines etc.:
    Spit recon blue AA810 a03 scrap4.jpg

    Oil stains:
    Spit recon blue oil stains.jpg

    Exhaust stains:
    Spit recon blue exhaust stains.jpg

    DOWNLOAD:

    Skin and Template. Note: it's an old template that may not work so well on later spitfire marks (some mark II have different oil cooler, nose fairing etc.):
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/12W5...ew?usp=sharing

    There isn't a lot on this template, but it includes a type of wear that I stopped using on the later Spitfires, and is possibly better than anything else I made for them.

    It also includes a Yellow nose for the Spitfire.

    The colours of the brown/green camouflage layers are all old and wrong though. But it does contain A and B camouflage schemes (I think).

    On this older template I had also lightened a few of the panels: ammo covers and side panels etc. That layer can be turned on/off (2 percent white are added on those areas).

    I made 2 skin versions, one with wear and one without. You can make either from the template, or add the wear to any skin you like by just pasting it under the wear layer.
    Adjust the blue layer until you are happy with the colour.

    [EDIT: you might want to move the layers with the camera lenses above the wear layer; so that the wear doesn't show on them. I should have done that on the 'wear' skin!]

    cheers
    Awesome!! Thank you!!! ❤️

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