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Everything posted by jocko417

  1. I think I used Amarillo USAF, so I'm not sure why the difference in appearance would happen, unless it's a case of using Gimp and choosing BOLD as a text style. Yes, it's FUN to match up the text in that area, isn't it All thanks go to the guys at VSN for putting up with my whining
  2. Nice pic! You can use arguments in the description files to mimic both an early and late version of the CF-104 as well as the stock F-104G model now, thanks to the guys from VSN who have been very accommodating. I believe there may be RF versions in the pipeline as well. They’re nice models, aren’t they? Late variegated camo is next, as well as ‘703 from the Manitoba museum. The CEPE “Royal Flush” five airplanes are in progress, as well as ‘781 for you.
  3. #6 is the ejection seat. You can change textures, as I have done to mimic a C-2 seat for instance, but you can’t change the model. The only template I have for it (as such) are the C-2 changes I made, and you can just use the textures from my Shared folder if you want that seat.
  4. If you post them to the user files section of the DCS site then, yes they need to be approved, but you can post them anywhere you like. Yeah, the C rudder isn’t as tall either, the bottom 20% or so above the exhaust is for the yaw damper, I think. The Cs based at Udorn carried a fighter wing marking there as did the Puerto Rico ANG (flag in PR’s case), something I tried to mimic on the G tail, although it looks a bit weird due to the slanted base of the G rudder.
  5. Paint kit uploaded to ED, awaiting approval!
  6. NOTE: Shared folder updated to include some OD green files and fixed an error in one normal map. Please download and install again https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3314166/ All OD Green CF-104 skins (including pending ones) will use new shared files, please download and install again the following two skins: 439 https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3318857/ 1CAG https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3318858/
  7. Yes, still weathering it. About the only scheme in CF-104 history that looked dirty, especially in that last few years.
  8. Lukewaffe bare metal and two CAF green meanies available in first post. Don’t hit your head on the RWR blisters during the walk around
  9. Belgian and first USAF skin now available. Links in first post.
  10. Yes. Will be out this week, once I clean some stuff up.
  11. Awaiting approval from ED. Things should start moving again after the weekend
  12. First post updated to try and clarify things. Sometimes I amaze myself with my own idiocy. That updated Common Textures file has now been renamed the "SHARED" file... since, you know, there's already a Common Textures file as part of the mod download... gee, that wouldn't be confusing, would it? Installation instructions updated to be simpler, I hope.
  13. Arrggghhh. Fixed. Try it again. Thanks for the catch, I'm only one guy and it's been a frantic couple of weeks getting everything updated
  14. Skin updates starting now, see first post for links
  15. https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20211015T2015&p0=136&msg=F-104+Mod+Launch&font=slab
  16. Haha, you can load the ones as used by the MiG-21, at the moment there are no western tactical nukes. Thanks, man. Check your PMs
  17. Now I have to tart up the Martin Baker seat model a bit to make it look like a C-2... it never ends
  18. Can't do anything about the shape of the helmet model which is a modern-ish HGU type, but....
  19. it’s a beautiful aircraft. I have to remind myself that there’s a trade off between artistic effect and reality: the airplane is smothered in rivets, but you don’t see them until you are quite close. Dimpling is almost non-existent. Very smooth, streamlined surfaces. The tip tanks feature welded construction and the welds are beautiful, very professionally done. I’ve tried to mimic the welds by playing with the normal maps to give a 3D effect as in the shot above. Just need to tone down the dirt a bit. The bare metal birds were kept very clean for speed. The new version of the model improves on a couple of things, adds some little details that I won’t reveal yet, but one of the nicest improvements the devs did was reposition the tip tanks. On the present version the tanks, when installed, sit right at the end of the wingtip. In reality the wingtip went about six inches inside the tank. What this means is with the present model the wings end up looking too long when the tanks are installed because the tanks sit too far outboard on the model. The new model fixes this. Looks great, like the wingless wonder should! You can see the adapter plate with the seals in the first pic above, and how the leading edge slat is only about a centimeter away from the tank. The flap is the same way, the outboard edge is only a centimeter or so away from the tank at it’s nearest point. Just need to add some screws and the tanks are done
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