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Request: Desert tan/sand (Desert Storm) camouflage scheme 84-1212


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2 hours ago, prccowboy said:

...the skin

Yes, but that's the old LOMAC-era 3D model and the skin is innacurate (labels, colours, pattern), low-res and very old also 😄  My request meant: a new skin for the new 3D model.

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Nice job ! 👍
...few things only: AFAIK the horizontal stripe on the top of the vertical stab should be dark blue and the borders of the pattern should be more contrasting/sharp (less washed out)
TY
 

 


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3 hours ago, NRG-Vampire said:

borders of the pattern should be more contrasting/sharp

are you sure about that? The info you posted above (and the few photos I have found) suggest that it was a in the field "spray" job with local paints and no hard edge (except for masked stencils). I can do it either way


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Unfortunatately there are only a few indistinct (B&W) photo more on the net but I think with a spray(job) you can paint hard edges/"boundary lines" on the pattern using a single sheet of paper as a protecting cover/shelter on the non-painting side IRL. (left hand: sheet, right hand: bottle - the way I would do IRL, quickly without a masking tape)
IMHO a little blur/fogging  is ok on edges of the pattern but the paint of this model could be close to the real thing.
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235016028-f-16c-363-tfw/page/2/

 

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the blur what you used earlier on your F-16 desert livery is/ will be OK IMHO
😄(or you can release/make two versions: one with sharp edges of the pattern, another with soft/burry edges)  :thumbsup:
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this is what I have currently.

1) I compromised a bit and hardened the camo edges - but I think it really shouldn't have a hard edge. your reference plate above states "photos don't look like the camo had a hard edge" and I agree. see the inset I included for a comparison. (I even ran the photos through a bunch of image sharpening and edge detection algorithms without being able to define the edges)

2) Can you read the crew names and text on the gear door? I can't make out the top line

 

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1) ...looks much more authentic IMHO 👍
2)...unfortunately not really: the bottom line maybe ...McKenzie, the top line: i think: usually for the first blink is the best guess, so: could be Andy Jr. Willow 😄

but maybe you could ask them:
https://www.douglasmodels.com
https://www.spruebrothers.com
https://www.shaw.af.mil/About-Us/Contact-Us/

TY


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OK, I will probably release this soon (depending on whether I find any errors or decide to do more detailing)

1) I added a little bit of 3d geometry (see highlighted areas in photos)

2) the reference info differs a bit in what areas were masked when the camo was applied (showing the standard livery underneath), so I chose what seemed to make sense - similarly to what safety stencils were re-applied after the camo was painted (also see highlighted areas in photos for examples)

 

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