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GALLERY / Re: Another repaint: PMDG 737-800 for P3D4
« Last post by Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX on March 21, 2020, 06:25:51 PM »
Fabulous!
I really think that "What If" livery looks good on any bird, hands down.
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GALLERY / Another repaint: PMDG 737-800 for P3D4
« Last post by Michael Concannon /OVA5155 on March 21, 2020, 12:54:12 PM »
This payware is pretty pricey, but an outstanding airplane. An FMC with very accurate performance data, and VNAV / LNAV that is virtually flawless.

I repainted using Photoshop, and our hangar freeware version as an example. Not a great photo of it, it is much brighter and crisp but I cannot get a good way to capture it.

I unwittingly stumbled on a freeware font for the Boeing script often used on their aircraft - see under the registration number.
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THE LOUNGE / Re: Help I'm Drooling and I Can't Get Up
« Last post by Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX on March 05, 2020, 04:43:18 AM »
From what I've seen, the scenery will be provided over the internet from a combination of Bing maps and "other" resources, (NASA?).  It will cache frequently traveled areas, but supposedly the entire world will have that level of detail.

However, unless they've been holed up somewhere and created some type of Magical Mystery Tour graphics engine, rendering that kind of detailed resolution means a $$$$$ video card in my eyes.
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THE LOUNGE / Re: Help I'm Drooling and I Can't Get Up
« Last post by Michael Concannon /OVA5155 on March 05, 2020, 02:11:47 AM »
Seems like some of it will be cloud-based to cut down on disc space; still, hardware may be an issue for sure.
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THE LOUNGE / Help I'm Drooling and I Can't Get Up
« Last post by Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX on March 04, 2020, 05:25:19 AM »
I've started a Christmas Club account to start saving for whatever hardware it's going to take to run this puppy.   ;D
I've been doing flight simulation since 1983 .... can't wait to take this for a spin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzKy3JycWRQ
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GALLERY / Re: TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by OVA5220-Darren Elliott on February 23, 2020, 10:49:47 PM »
wow nice pics
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GALLERY / Re: TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by Michael Concannon /OVA5155 on February 18, 2020, 07:28:17 AM »
I use Photoshop, the cc cloud 2019 subscription edition. I never used it until about a year ago, but learning is relatively quick.

The text for Trans World was cut out of the bmp texture sheet from the hangar download I used as a general concept. I cut it out using MS Paint, pasted into Photoshop, as a layer used the "magic wand" to eliminate the white background, then smoothed up a few rough edges. Resized for an appropriate dimension for the overall airplane.

Copy/flip for a new layer used on the right side.

The "Cargo" is an actual text used by Photoshop, "Book Antiqua" Bold/Italic for some noticeable style.

Also, DXTbmp is indespensible in making bmp or dds texture files - a great piece of freeware.
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GALLERY / Re: TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX on February 17, 2020, 01:17:44 PM »
Good looking bird !!  I really like the "what-if" livery.

Couple of questions:
  - What painting program do you use ?
  - Are you using a Font for the fuselage letters, (the big Trans World)?

One of the cons about using X-plane is the lack of liveries for the few aircraft it has available.  I've watched some youtube tutorials and may try to start doing some for it if I can grasp the concepts.
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GALLERY / TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by Michael Concannon /OVA5155 on February 13, 2020, 01:40:36 PM »
I am gradually getting better at repaints.

I am lucky enough t own the P3D version of PMDG's 747-400 and F series models; put a hole in my wallet, but I don't play golf, have no children at home, etc.

Anyway, it is a magnificent piece of payware.

I used one of our hangar download textures as an example for this repaint, done with a very involved paint kit.

The ground shot is at KILN in Ohio, a major DHL trans point with long runways. I have some scattered stretch-8 AI airplanes coming and going, which I also painted and programmed.

The air shot is passing near the Kennebunk (ENE) VOR just abeam Portland Maine, enroute from Halifax to KILN at FL340. The airfield below is the former NAS Brunswick, now closed, but a major P-2/P-3 ASW base in its day.

For a long time I kept away from VC cockpits and FMS type airplanes, preferring steam gauge vintage stuff. However, the quality of newer payware makes VC quite realistic, and learning how to use all the modern technology involved with an FMS-driven plane is very interesting and enlightening.

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HANGAR/DOWNLOADS / Re: FeelThere payware ERJ-170 Livery Available
« Last post by HankSilk on February 09, 2020, 09:40:08 AM »
 :)Thanks Marty.  I have the plane and it is a nice addition to my collection.  Thanks to Mike also for an outstanding repaint.
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