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this holiday season, it might be wise to get a new 1 or 2 TB external HD. then save at least the installation files for everything you use regularly in a folder. its what i did to switch from my laptop from the last 5 years to my new desktop. was back up and running in a day for most of the stuff.

now rebuilding my mod folders, by actually focusing them on specifc regions, eras and aircraft types........

well the test install is going. the rest might take a couple of years ....:lol:

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Updated the tank wheels and did more modeling.

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Had some free time today so I started earlier about 2 hours of work. used some of my old work to add to the model full tank, main machine gun, and some other things too.

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Almost completed with the model about 85 % I should be completing it by the end of this week and maybe work on the UV on the weekend.

 

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You're absolutely correct. I did that on purpose as I would like to do the uvw mapping first, then I'll do a copy of it,  and the same thing goes for the Wheel Shock observant and driver mirror. :wink:

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2 minutes ago, GKABS said:

You're absolutely correct. I did that on purpose as I would like to do the uvw mapping first, then I'll do a copy of it,  and the same thing goes for the Wheel Shock observant and driver mirror. :wink:

Ahh okay, gotcha

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I am almost done with the UVW, I just couldn't wait until the end of the week lol.

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it is not obligatory but...any plans for the M992 cat?  Since you have the chassis...

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7 hours ago, yakarov79 said:

it is not obligatory but...any plans for the M992 cat?  Since you have the chassis...

:good:

Definitely, thank you for your suggestion.:drinks:

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5 hours ago, Wilches said:

Amazing! Looks like a "Bat Tank" in this black texture!!!

Nah. This is just the uvw map. Next step would be to make the texture, but no Bat tank black texture :rofl:

 

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Started texture work, tracks need green color don't worry I didn't forget that :wink:

 

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and some shots from Kosovo 30 years later. i know i guy that was ther back in 2000. these are from the powerpoint that was made end of deployment

 

 

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Thank you for the photo,  if you can please can you help me find out the color number for the M109 in Vietnam. 

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Is these correct color for vietnam

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And can someone confirm the color for the Gulf war

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1 hour ago, GKABS said:

Is these correct color for vietnam

much closer to the mark, and good for a factory fresh track. of course in country theyd have a tannish or red-brownish tint from the dirt and mud.

for desert storm, it varies. some vehicles were still green. a few (24th Mech comes to mind) got painted before going over. a lot got painted in theater. the ones painted in country seem to be the "whitest" og the tan vehicles, perhaps to make sure the green didnt show through.

new version looks much better :good:now dirty it up :lol:

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11 minutes ago, daddyairplanes said:

new version looks much better :good:now dirty it up :lol:

Roger that this is just the start then I will take it for a spin in the mud and get it dirty lol

this is one desert color

 

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Okay, this is it for tonight I will try to get it completed within two days then I will start testing.

 

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little off-topic but again this comes to my mind...as you speak about colors.

We could use CA-color standard, a sort of reference with common colors that modders could pick. Then we can have standardized colors for particular armies, air forces. As for now, we have dozens of Euro-1, SEA not to mention RAF patterns, etc. each differs from the other in color saturation. 

 

That is what I am doing in my own install if I have access to free time and templates. 

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its a nice idea, but impractical one because mix ups through history  create non standard mix ups (look as SEA Phantoms in the 70s with the pale green in place of tan on some, the mismatch colors on C-5s in the early 90s, faded paints all over when budgets were tight)

also an issue , the modders themselves. present a complete system to a hundred modders and 70 will declare it good. 5 will explain why its not in their opinion. 25 will say nothing. of those 70, 15 will actually use it. 3 will ask a year later if there is such a system. and five will not like it, and do theyre own.

best bet is to refer as much as possible to FS 595 (the US governments color guide), RAL (color guide for the european colors) and whatever such guide there is for the Russian birds. to boot, if you were to say google "FS36081 hex" youd get the number to plug into PS or Gimp for use ( 5b5e5f for my example).

i know there is such a guide for FS 595 with the color and the hex and RGB values. pretty sure theres one for RAL as well

 

back on topic, those look great GKABS. had me worried on the first pic of tan, but the wrap up looks good

 

 

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Thank you, gentlemen, for your feedback and for sharing your ideas and knowledge with me. I have found this on the net, code I use it as a stander color? or maybe one of you gentlemen can suggest to me the two colors for green and tan. to set them as my stander color for my models to come.

 

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