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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2160 on: July 31, 2019, 12:41:52 am »
Supermarine Seafire FR.46 - No.870 Squadron, Royal Canadian Navy, 1952













Well, I've quite enjoyed my half-a-month break!

A lovely 'stand-in' Seafire FR.47 was released recently by 'Amariani' over at Combat Ace using the stock Third Wire Spitfire F.24 and he's done a lovely skin for it including adding the camera ports. I've added a red spinner and some new RCN markings and gone for using a made up FR.46 designation. HMCS Bonaventure is in my install but is a bit too modern for this Seafire so I might try and find if there is a HMCS Magnificent or convert something.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2161 on: August 10, 2019, 10:57:45 am »
Grumman Bearcat FB.1 - 778 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 1946













A nice template by 'Geary' for the venerable Bearcat (quite an elderly 3D model) was released recently and I thought I'd make an early post-war Royal Navy version using Type C markings just for it not to look too much like a Sea Fury - mind you, nothing looks as good as a Sea Fury... right? I've downloaded an Essex class carrier and converted it to Royal Navy but the carrier deck isn't populated like the stock carriers and that's something I need to teach myself someday. BTW apologies for the pilot who looks more late 1950's than mid-1940's.



That's better! Many thanks to Capun from the DAT Group for giving me two vital clues towards fixing my empty carrier syndrome.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Bearcat FB.1 778 NAS
« Reply #2162 on: August 10, 2019, 10:34:33 pm »
AFIK, If you want to have airplanes in the deck you have to have them in the 3D Model which then their poly count shoots up.

You can add them via a custom mission, I don't remember if the game engine will randomly put a plane in the parking spots or just the planes used in the custom mission (or both?)

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Bearcat FB.1 778 NAS
« Reply #2163 on: August 11, 2019, 05:49:47 am »
I like the Bearcat's  :thumbsup:

I've done a BPF one in overall gloss sea blue and been thinking of one in EDSG/Sky but with the low demarcation like the early Sea Furies.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Bearcat FB.1 778 NAS
« Reply #2164 on: August 11, 2019, 06:28:49 am »
Here is the Centaurus powered Bearcat FB4 that I built about 11-12 years ago.



You will find out more about it in this link :

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=22685.0


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Bearcat FB.1 778 NAS
« Reply #2165 on: August 12, 2019, 01:05:38 pm »
Here is the Centaurus powered Bearcat FB4 that I built about 11-12 years ago.

You will find out more about it in this link :

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=22685.0

I love that, great work
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Bearcat FB.1 778 NAS
« Reply #2166 on: August 12, 2019, 04:24:33 pm »
Actually the Monogram kit started to make exactly the same markings.  Rats.
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