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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2310 on: October 10, 2020, 01:21:03 pm »
Is this entered in the Prototypes GB?
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2311 on: October 10, 2020, 04:08:20 pm »
It could be, four days to go yet.  ;D
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2312 on: October 10, 2020, 05:51:32 pm »

Ooooo! Yeah!  :thumbsup: :wub:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2313 on: October 11, 2020, 02:31:48 am »
It could be, four days to go yet.  ;D

Second that, worthwhile entry!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2314 on: October 11, 2020, 07:03:17 am »
Always been interested in the CXP-1001 ever since I first discovered it, probably in the same book as you  ;D You've really done it justice with this  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2315 on: October 11, 2020, 03:57:50 pm »
Oh yes, that CX-1001 is a cracker - nice one!  :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2316 on: October 13, 2020, 03:56:13 pm »
Great work! :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2317 on: October 17, 2020, 06:34:59 am »
Gloster Celeste FB.2 - No.134 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1950

RAF CXP-1001.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

The 'Ganymede' name doesn't quite work for me so I've changed it to the equally astronomical 'Celeste'. I will eventually get around to doing camo versions of the CXP-1001 but with limited time I thought I'd just convert my prototype silver skin into an operational silver SEAC bird by adding SEAC bands directly onto the skin and my usual decals for insignia, serials and codes.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 SEAC
« Reply #2318 on: October 17, 2020, 06:37:43 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 SEAC
« Reply #2319 on: October 17, 2020, 11:21:05 am »
Gloster Celeste F.4 - No.41 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, 1953

RAF CXP-1001.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.08 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.09 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.10 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.11 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CXP-1001.12 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I'm not sure why I've gone for No.41 Squadron but I quite like this! The mapping of the 3D model makes it harder to do a camo scheme so I've had to simplify it slightly by using the same camo pattern for the left and right fuselage halves but I did manage to make the wings and stab's different. When SF2 came out (in late 2008) it introduced specular mapping and 1950's RAF birds like the Meteor and Hunter could then (where appropriate) have camo upper surfaces with shiny silver undersides. The CXP-1001 3D model has specular mapping so I've made a simple specular map to make the undersides shinier than the uppersurfaces and this is best seen in the middle aircraft in the last picture.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 RAF
« Reply #2320 on: October 18, 2020, 06:22:40 am »
That looks so good in that scheme  :bow:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 RAF
« Reply #2321 on: October 20, 2020, 03:17:52 pm »
Lovely looking machine.  :thumbsup:. Any chance of seeing the Nationalist marked aircraft?

Another thought, it would probably have passed to the PRC, potential for markings?  Also maybe nationalist Glosters vs Communist MiG-9's or piston aircraft?
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 RAF
« Reply #2322 on: October 21, 2020, 12:06:41 am »
Lovely looking machine.  :thumbsup:. Any chance of seeing the Nationalist marked aircraft?


Always my intention but the prototype and RAF versions were an itch that just needed to be scratched!

And there's more scratching to be done too.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2323 on: October 23, 2020, 03:31:40 am »
Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4 (Trop) - 1st Fighter Regiment, Parani Army Air Force, 1942

When Jagdgeschwader 27 began to replace it's Bf-109E's with the far superior Bf-109F model in late 1941 approximately 20 of their war-weary Bf-10E's were freely supplied to the Parani Army Air Force where they re-equiped the 'Desert Eagles' of the 1st Fighter Regiment commanded by General Ahmed Wajai. With their Luftwaffe markings hastily overpainted with the insignia of the Parani Army Air Force, the Parani Bf-109E's were soon in action over the Valley of Kerman shooting down several Dhimari P-40's and P-66's during January 1942.

PARAN Bf-109E-4Trop.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Bf-109E-4Trop.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Bf-109E-4Trop.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Bf-109E-4Trop.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Bf-109E-4Trop.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

As a little break from the CXP-1001 I knocked up these Parani Bf-109's.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Bf-109's
« Reply #2324 on: October 23, 2020, 03:40:35 am »
Fiat G.55 Centauro - 3rd Fighter Regiment, Parani Army Air Force, 1944

PARAN G55 CENTAURO.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN G55 CENTAURO.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN G55 CENTAURO.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN G55 CENTAURO.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN G55 CENTAURO.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

There was a fair bit of luck involved with this skin as the G.55 I downloaded had various skins that I could work with by cutting out certain elements (like a fuselage band or a coloured fin) and combine to create a simple green over grey skin with no markings. A Japanese Centauro is an obvious one to create using this skin!
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