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  1. Beautiful work Strut! :)
  2. Well, let's not forget I was the one who decided to do waaaayyyyy more skins than I originally intended knowing full well the lighting/PBR stuff in DCS 1.5/2.0/etc wasn't up to scratch yet ;) Another skin, again showing lighting at different angles in model viewer:
  3. Finally (I know, I know) getting them updated to new 2.5 (RoughMet/PBR) standard. Corrected some errors I found in my templates. Some new stuff to be released as well. Also, a reminder: while not required, my custom F-86 cockpit textures can enhance these skins. Please download here, COCKPIT TEXTURE DOWNLOAD LINKS: Black Cockpit https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3307961/ Grey Cockpit https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3307962/ SKIN DOWNLOAD LINKS: Canadair Sabre Mk.6, Esk. 1, SAAF (Natural Metal Finish): *NOTE* UPDATED January 30/2020 - corrections made. https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3301177/ F-86E-6-CAN, 334th FIS, F/L Ernie Glover: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3307727/ Canadair Sabre 23314 of the STU, Chatham, NB, Canada https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3307862/ Canadair Sabre Mk.5 23168 of No. 416 (Lynx) Fighter Squadron, Grostenquin, France https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1412253/ Canadair Mk.6, SAAF, 85 AFS (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1459721/ UPDATES as of Jan 31/2020: Canadair Mk.6, SAAF, Esk. 1 (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1956534/ Canadair Mk.6, 414 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1958134/ Canadair Mk.5, 441 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1410219/ Canadair Mk.6, 421 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1412275/ Canadair Mk.6, 430 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1412276/ Canadair Mk.5, Centennial, STU (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1969069/ Canadair Mk.5, 410 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/828475/ Canadair Mk.5, 434 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/893776/ Canadair Mk.5, 413 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/900887/ Canadair Mk.5, 416 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/900896/ Canadair Mk.5, 421 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/900881/ Canadair Mk.5, 422 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1410148/ Canadair Mk.5, 439 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1410152/ UPDATES as of Feb 01/2020: Canadair Mk.5, 439 RCAF (Camo, early tiger art): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308006/ Canadair Mk.6, 422 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308008/ Canadair Mk.5, 427 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308009/ Canadair Mk.5, 414 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/900898/ Toronto Auxiliary Squadrons: Canadair Mk.5, 400 RCAF Auxiliary (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1956563/ Canadair Mk.5, 411 RCAF Auxiliary (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/780767/ Montreal Auxiliary Squadrons: Canadair Mk.5, 438 RCAF Auxiliary (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3301176/ Canadair Mk.5, 401 RCAF Auxiliary (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3301175/ UPDATES as of FEB 02/2020: Canadair F.4, RAF FTU (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3301178/ Canadair Mk.4, AMI (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1413052/ Canadair F.4, RAF 3 Sqn (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1429187/ Canadair F.4, RAF 234 Sqn (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1430079/ Canadair F.4, RAF 130 Sqn (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1430080/ Canadair F.4, RAF 71 Sqn (Camo): Here ya go, Rob! :) https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1430081/ Canadair F.4, RAF 4 Sqn (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1430275/ Canadair F.4, RAF 92 Sqn (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1429189/ Canadair F.4, RAF 66 Sqn (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1429188/ *NOTE* Discovered an error affecting the drop tanks on five skins. Please download again and reinstall the following: 439 RCAF (Metal) https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1410152/ 422 RCAF (Metal) https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1410148/ 421 RCAF (Metal) https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/900881/ 416 RCAF (Metal) https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3301176/ 438 RCAF (Metal) https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3301176/ Apologies, slipped through in beta testing... I'm only one guy! ;) Anyway, enough for today... coming up, Israel: And also, Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia (!), Portugal, and more... :) UPDATES as of Feb 03/2020: F-86F, Bolivia (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1985863/ Canadair Mk.6, Israel (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/828435/ F-86F, Argentina (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1985813/ F-86F, 334th FIS, USAF, "Pete" Fernandez (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1447127/ UPDATES as of Feb. 04/2020: F-86F Portugal (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1445931/ F-86F Portugal (Painted): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1445932/ Canadair F-86E(M), Turkey (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/2671800/ Canadair Mk.5 441 RCAF (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308067/ Updates as of Feb 11/2020: Corrected an error on wheel textures on Portugal Sabres (both Metal and Painted versions) above, please re-download :) Updates as of Feb. 14/2020: North American XFJ-2B, USN (Navy Blue): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/2310507/ Updates as of Feb. 16/2020: Canadair Mk.6, Colombia (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308147/ Canadair Mk.6, 413 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1412277/ Canadair Mk.6, 444 RCAF (Camo): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1412273/ Updated my 444 "Cobra" squadron skin, added new helmet art: Updates as of Feb. 18/2020: Canadair Mk.5, 442 RCAF Auxiliary (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308171/ Canadair Mk.5, 443 RCAF Auxiliary (Metal): https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308172/ Updates as of Feb. 28/2020: Canadair Mk.4/F-86E(M) Yugoslavia skin pack: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3308262/ Updates as of Mar. 06/2020: North American F-86F USAF SEA Camo: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/2310496/ Updates as of May 10/2020: RCAF Golden Hawks Skin pack: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/793979/
  4. I made that one a LONG time ago, by private request. I plan on redoing it for DCS 2.5, it's on the list :)
  5. Lovely. Roughmet stuff sure is superior to the old spec files, isn’t it? :)
  6. By the way, here’s a pic of the business end. Pretty cool!
  7. I acquired an ex-RCAF Sabre throttle quadrant a while back, about 90% complete. Have been working on getting it set up to work with DCS, and it’s now less than 90% complete - :) - wanted to use original wiring harnesses, cannon plug, etc., but became easier just to replace old wiring with new. Throttle grip can be twisted about it’s vertical axis for manual ranging, although the ancient pots appeared in Windows for calibration they only registered max and min values with nothing in between, so they got ripped out too. The microswitch that switches between auto and manual ranging works. So the only things left to do are build a frame for the quadrant that I can bolt onto my Obutto cockpit, and decide how to get the throttle axis itself working in the game. The throttle uses a pulley and cable system attached to the fuel control unit behind the cockpit. I removed the cable so I can use the pulley to run the pot for the thrust axis in game. I have two choices, use a servo arm and a push rod to move a linear pot (slider), or using K’nex toy gears I’ve come up with another solution using a portion of a large gear which I will epoxy into the pulley groove, which will run a smaller gear which will be attached to the shaft of a rotary pot. The nice thing is the pot shaft is the same size as the center hole in the gear (6mm or 1/4 inch). Something like this (haven’t glued the larger gear arc in yet): The portion of the larger gear will cover the slightly less than 90 degrees of throttle arc from full thrust back to cut-off, the smaller gear will rotate about 220 degrees, easily within the 270 degrees of pot rotation available. So what do you guys think? A push rod and slider combination may not give a true linear response due to the push rod end travelling in an arc, so right now I’m leaning towards the geared solution, but I’d like some expert opinions because this is my first attempt at doing something like this. BTW, all the switches (speed brakes, mic, cage, flaps up/down and cut-off) work well. Using a Leo Bodnar joystick board with RS Mapper and DCS button mapping where required.
  8. Axis mapping? Hi Avantar, Thanks again for all your time and effort. I’m currently using RS Mapper to run all the switches on my home F-86 cockpit project. I’m now working on getting an actual F-86 throttle quadrant set up to work with the game as well. Have wired all the switches in the grip head, the flaps lever, and the cutoff switch that gets activated when you pull the throttle back past the idle stop. Everything works great with RS Mapper and now I have to concentrate on getting the actual throttle axis itself set up to work in game. So when you say Axis Mapping is in the works, I’m hoping you mean being able to map only a certain range of physical axis travel as the full range of in-game axis travel? I’d like to be able to have the game ignore the aft portion of throttle travel from the idle stop rearward to the cutoff position, so there is no chance of the thrust axis recalibrating/expanding every time I move the lever rear of idle.
  9. Skin is not finished yet, still working on templates. You can download the model here. https://filehorst.de/download_mobile.php?file=cticyGBm
  10. Great news, thanks very much SZ!
  11. Thanks mate :). Just a little tweak here and there. Once I can get a few days off strung together I’ll be playing catch-up with getting my F-86 skins up to date and hopefully also finish off the AI Starfighter template I’ve been working on. :joystick:
  12. Generic Late War 2TAF skin By request, a generic late war 2TAF paint scheme for mission builders. Codes and serials can be assigned. Type III nationality markings in all six positions, as seen after January, 1945. For use with the clipped wing model, and done up to look like a late Mk.IXe or Mk.XVIe. Should be available soon.
  13. Latest update for DCS World introduced different files for how the model works with the lighting engine. Older skins will have to be updated to the new standard by the artists in order to look correct. If older skins have not been updated then the game will use the file from the default paint scheme, which is what you are seeing.
  14. Will finally be able to make paint look realistic, from glossy to matte finishes. :D Now, I am making my own roughmet files anyway, but is anyone else having issues opening the default roughmets? Closest I get is a plain black file, in Photoshop CS, any other program I try gets an error when trying to open the files (Gimp, DXTBmp).
  15. The "default" Canadian livery uses assignable BORT numbers so you can have different codes for different aircraft, generated in-game. Unfortunately, the positions of the BORT numbers are hard coded in the game and only represent how USAF and Japanese Sabres displayed those markings. A compromise had to be made since the numbers can't be placed in the location the RCAF used, so the marking strings aren't accurate.
  16. Stencils are typed by me, using same font as I used for my F-86 stencils, almost 100% accurate to period style. Look for a font called PHANTOM STENCIL. Two priceless websites are here: http://www.sbap.be/aircraft/f104g/f104g.htm And here: https://historicalfighters.com/f-104g-access-provisions/ Based on my photo references, early CF-104s in aluminum finish were smothered in stencils, in later years they may or may not have been repainted if worn off, maybe by that time the mechanics knew where everything was so who needs stencils? :) When the CAF switched from nuke to conventional weapons delivery the aircraft were repainted in OD Green and later in grey/green camo, stencils are a lot harder to see in those pics.
  17. Small update, corrected some errors I made and decided to re-work the rivets: Wing stencils and panel lines W.I.P:
  18. Thanks! A lot of work, but hopefully all worth it. We can only wish/hope. I too would LOVE to see a flyable F-104 in DCS. The least I can do in the mean time is pay tribute by skinning the AI version :)
  19. Flattery will get you everywhere ;) New ventilation louvers on underside, details added to spent casings compartment doors, etc. More to come.
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