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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1920 on: May 16, 2018, 02:55:18 pm »
Shenyang J-8 'Finback-A' - Vietnam People's Air Force, 1984











This doesn't quite work but I didn't want to spend too much time skinning quite an elderly 3D model that has a few issues but I quite like the configuration of the early 'Finback'.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1921 on: May 18, 2018, 10:40:56 am »
SEPECAT Panther GR.1 - 899 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, 1990

















I like having a trawl through the download section at the Combat Ace website and this is quite an old one but it's an excellent 3D model by 'Julhelm' who christened it 'Kestrel' as a nod towards it's basic Harrier configuration but I can see a bit of Alpha Jet and (humped) Skyhawk in there too. 'Julhelm' has created quite a few masterpieces for 'Strikefighters' including the Vigilante.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1922 on: May 19, 2018, 07:14:44 am »
Shenyang F-8MII 'Finback-B' - Mongolian Air Force, 2000











Quite a nice 3D model this by the 'Insky' group of modders. The real F-8MII was a proposed export version of the 'Finback-B' that saw no takers so is ripe for 'what iffery'.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Mongolian 'Finback-B'
« Reply #1923 on: May 19, 2018, 03:24:43 pm »
Could you do a Tunnan in USN colors (dark blue)?
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Mongolian 'Finback-B'
« Reply #1924 on: May 19, 2018, 10:10:32 pm »
Could you do a Tunnan in USN colors (dark blue)?

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1925 on: May 20, 2018, 04:48:17 am »

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Mongolian 'Finback-B'
« Reply #1926 on: May 20, 2018, 05:59:21 am »
Oooooooh. Nice, that!
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Mongolian 'Finback-B'
« Reply #1927 on: May 20, 2018, 09:26:18 am »
Avro Canada CF-103 Archer - No.420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1965















Boy oh boy. Some man hours have gone into this one mainly in trial and error of decal positions! The 'Finback-B' comes with a fairly dark grey skin so I lightened it using a fairly crude but effective technique and the skin can now be used for RCAF Grey (as above) or shiny NMF by boosting some settings. As an affectionate nod to the Avro Arrow I've left some black on the intakes. The distinctive RCAF fuselage 'cheat line' is a decal scaled up by x15 (in context, the roundels are scaled at x1) and then has a cut-out to accommodate the 3-digit nose number and some 5-digit serial numbers adorn the fin. Sadly, the 'Odd Rods' are part of a bigger mesh and cannot be removed but, despite that, I think it looks pretty 'Westernized' (for once, I'll allow the use of a 'z') especially in RCAF markings.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Avro Canada CF-103 Archer
« Reply #1928 on: May 20, 2018, 11:39:58 am »
That Canadian one looks kind of like the Arrow.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Avro Canada CF-103 Archer
« Reply #1929 on: May 20, 2018, 12:42:38 pm »
Can you colour the 'Odd Rods' in a 'transparent' shade in Strike Fighters? I used that technique to get rid of unwanted underwing stores on some FS9 models. IIRC it was done in the Alpha segment of the texture.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Avro Canada CF-103 Archer
« Reply #1930 on: May 20, 2018, 01:26:51 pm »
That is a most attractive aircraft!
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Avro Canada CF-103 Archer
« Reply #1931 on: May 20, 2018, 02:30:41 pm »
Can you colour the 'Odd Rods' in a 'transparent' shade in Strike Fighters? I used that technique to get rid of unwanted underwing stores on some FS9 models. IIRC it was done in the Alpha segment of the texture.

Er, no. It doesnít work anything like that. But I like your idea of a cloak of invisibility! If a part of the 3D model isnít covered by a texture then the raw colour of the 3D model (normally white or black) will be seen. Most items like air scoops, pylons or ecm bumps can be removed using simple edits but sometimes the 3D modeller will have them set as part of a larger mesh, in this case the vertical tail.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Avro Canada CF-103 Archer
« Reply #1932 on: May 21, 2018, 04:52:29 am »
That's looking good, I did one in classic RAF colors some time ago and that looked very natural. too.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Avro Canada CF-103 Archer
« Reply #1933 on: May 21, 2018, 06:30:05 am »
That does look right  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1934 on: May 21, 2018, 10:24:12 am »
Avro Canada CF-103 Archer - No.423 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1965















I thought I'd do a second RCAF squadron and also show it with AIM-4D Falcons. Best bet would have been for the Canadian pilots to have climbed above the Badger/Bear/Bison getting just out of gun range and then to have then simply dropped their Falcons onto the Soviet bombers. BTW the 'Bald eagle' tail marking is out of me own head.
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