About This File
Redrawn Lines, Rivets, etc.. for the P-47N-15 Thunderbolt by RussoUK2004.
It can be used for SF1 or SF2.
Add your own paint, dirt, details and weathering.
This template is a Photoshop .psd file at 2048 pixels. It has redrawn lines, rivets and various bits. It can be reduced for those with low spec computers. It was based on RussoUK2004's template.
The only skin with this template is USAF Natural Metal / Aluminum.
If you want to make the lines and rivets darker or lighter, this template allows you to do that yourself by adjusting the opacity of the lines, rivets or any layer of this file. To use it you must have a paint program that reads/modifies .psd files.
Then you can adjust the specular, glossiness and/or reflection entries in the skin's texture.ini file to get the skin to your liking.
I use the poor mans' method of bump mapping. I don't have the needed software or skills to create real bump maps. I use two template layers: one black the other white. The white layer is below the black layer and offset one pixel up or down and one pixel left or right. Then adjust the opacity of each layer to create a 'shadow' effect. When done right it gives the illusion it's 3D.
Credit and Thanks to RussoUK2004 for this classic plane.
I'm releasing this under the Combat Ace Fair Use Agreement. Use it anyway you wish for personal use. For any other use, please contact me first.
If you find any problems with it, please PM me. If you improve it, please PM me a copy.
Thanks to all who are helping me learn to skin by direct involvement and/or by inspiration.
If I forget or miss anyone who deserves credit for anything I release, I apologize. I have no intent to abuse or misuse anyone's property or claim it as my own. Please contact me to correct any error.