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 Post subject: I must be a masochist!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:09 pm 
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Doing these kind of patterns that have to be wrapped is worse than doing jigsaw puzzles of a herd of Zebra.

But one question couldn't be answered by my internet searches: does anyone know whether the pattern is reflected along the middle lines or is the pattern a full "spiral" wrap? If it is a spiral wrap, then where is the final mismatch? Centre underside? All that I can find on the net are straight forward side on views, no oblique views showing top and sides or bottom and sides.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:40 pm 
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CBris wrote:
I must be a masochist!

I'll say! :mrgreen: I don't know much at all about WWI aircraft markings, especially of the Central Powers nations, but this thread has some pictures which may help including this one:

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Looks like it's a 'spiral wrap' as you say, though of course this is on a D.Va.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:00 pm 
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Oh bu66er! It's a spirally wrap! PITfA

Oh well, I don't have that much to undo at all.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:54 pm 
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PITfA is merely a nice word, when it comes to expletives for this livery, but I am learning...

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...and once again I have dozens of diamonds to redo. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:43 am 
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looks like a right headache! The results will be worth it though, its a cool looking paint 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:22 am 
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Well, I seem to be getting there. I spotted a few fundamental flaws in my thinking - all I need to do now is totidy up the pattern some more. Probably only another 5000 nodes to push backwards and forwards once I have "flared" the lines where they meet the rear of the cockpit coaming. And then another 5000 nodes if I decide to do the underside. That is IF I can get the pattern to align around the lower fuselage as well now.

With some judicious tweaking I could nearly approach the Old Rhinebeck Albatros, except that that has the oval cross section fuselage and the OEFFAG has three slab sides for simplicity...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:05 pm 
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Status Saturday evening:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:10 pm 
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It's getting there bud, and it looks fantastic.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:53 am 
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Finished - well, near as dammit is to swearing - and will be available exclusively through my own website in a couple of weeks, once my new high speed connection is up and running.

Fictional because this is a D3 with box sides and the "wrap" will not go decently around the underside and I have had enough fun for now, and, and, and....

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:41 pm 
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Excellent! And I am fully aware that it is a very difficult task to paint such pattern on the Oeffag's fuselage. Thank you for your hard work, CBris!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:53 am 
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beautiful work so far, and wow!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:47 pm 
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I have discovered a potential lapse in my thinking about the Bavarian tail wrap livery, so that is back in progress. In the meantime, Kurt Kallmunzer takes to the skies again:

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Man, that WW1 German camo works! Now what was that about the Hun in the sun?

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This one's still fictional, because it belongs on the oval cross-section rear fuselage, but it represents the livery as best I can see via Internet googling. As for the lozenge camo pattern, that's based on a repeating "wallpaper" repeating fabric pattern, dyed in the correct pattern by the manufacturers and clear doped on the aircraft. Scaled at 1.4 metres fabric width (around 410 pixels on the texture, chordwise lay-up on the wings, spanwise over the control surfaces and colours within acceptable reasoning when you consider that colour is a very hotly debated subject, when it comes to WW1 fabrics.

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This one will be released for downloading.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Wow Chris, these skins look great...
Impressive diligence and patience on your part.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:59 am 
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Once you've got your own personal painkit prepped up with all the necessary base textures, the rest is relatively easy.

Next up - JaSta 5, Lt. H-J von Hippel:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:00 am 
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Someones having fun with the creative WW1 liveries! :D

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