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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2355 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 #2356 on: October 13, 2020, 03:56:13 pm »
Great work! :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2357 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 #2358 on: October 17, 2020, 06:37:43 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 SEAC
« Reply #2359 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 #2360 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 #2361 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 #2362 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 #2363 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 #2364 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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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Miscellany
« Reply #2365 on: October 23, 2020, 06:17:07 am »
Like the Centauro in particular  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2366 on: October 24, 2020, 05:03:04 am »
Fiat G.55 Centauro - 5th Air Regiment, Turkish Air Force, 1945

When the governments of Germany and Turkey signed a non-aggression pact on June 18th, 1941 the main benefits to Germany was to keep Turkey friendly with the Axis powers and to also gain immediate access to Turkish chromite and iron ore. In return, Turkey would receive aircraft, anti-aircraft guns, tanks and spare parts. For the Turkish Air Force this would mean the receipt of 60 brand new Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-3 aircraft shipped via rail as disassembled aircraft plus the equivalent of another 12 aircraft shipped as spare parts. The initial two batches of 30 aircraft were safely delivered to the new railway station located close to Yeşilköy Airfield near Istanbul and were assembled during the Spring of 1943 with initial deliveries being made to the 5th Fighter Regiment based at Bursa in June 1943.

During the Autumn of 1943 the Turkish Air Force began to chase up the late delivery of the remaining 12 Fw-190A-3's and were disappointed to learn that, at Adolf Hitler's instruction, they were being witheld as Turkey had agreed to supply Chromite to the United States and United Kingdom who had jointly embarked upon a strategy of "preclusive buying" of Turkish chromite even though they did not actually need it. The Turkish Prime Minister, Şükrü Saracoğlu, intervened and whilst Hitler would not budge on the missing Fw-190's he agreed to send "other fighter aircraft from the Italian front" before the end of 1943. Turkish Air Force officials thought that this would mean Messerschmitt Bf-109G's but were disappointed to discover that the crated aircraft received at Yeşilköy from Italy in December 1943 were 12 Fiat G.55 Centauro aircraft recently requisitioned by the Luftwaffe but rejected by them. A technical team from the recently formed Turkish Aviation Association arrived from Ankara during early 1944 to assemble the G.55's and flight-testing was carried out by Sabiha Gökçen the famous Turkish female aviator. During April 1944, the unwanted G.55's were sent to the 4th Air Regiment based at Merzifon where they remained in service until late February 1945.

TuAF G55 CENTAURO.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

TuAF G55 CENTAURO.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

TuAF G55 CENTAURO.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

TuAF G55 CENTAURO.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

TuAF G55 CENTAURO.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

TuAF G55 CENTAURO.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

TuAF G55 CENTAURO.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I slightly lightened my green over grey skin and was going to do a Portuguese skin but stumbled upon some pictures of Turkish Fw-190A-3's (in mottled camo) and thought I'd do a Turkish Centauro. The Turkish Fw-190's had the square insignia on the wings but not on the fuselage so I've made a change there and also added a white outline to the red fuselage numbers.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Turkish Centauro's
« Reply #2367 on: October 24, 2020, 05:12:54 am »
I've got so used to seeing Polish 'squarals' with the wing insignia offset, that seeing them symmetrical actually looks 'wrong' to me now.  :o

But that's a very smart scheme on a smart aeroplane too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Turkish Centauro's
« Reply #2368 on: October 24, 2020, 12:50:15 pm »
Agree, the Turkish G-55 is a very smart scheme.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Turkish Centauro's
« Reply #2369 on: October 25, 2020, 03:38:28 am »
G-55 in Soviet colours could look very MiGish.
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