I cannot deny that repaint being mirror finished, but I cannot confirm it either. Reason is simple: the screenshot is taken from above, not from horizontal, and because of that, you cannot see the reflection of the pseudo-horizon. What I'm looking at is a reflection of pseudo-sky or a diffuse reflection. I just can't tell which one. Maybe I do however see faint traces of pseudo-horizon on certain parts of the fuselage (but not the wings) but I'm not sure. However: if you say it truly mirrors the pseudo-landscape intact (non-diffused), I'll take your word for it.
Could you upload a shinier version of Moonbeam McSwine to match the condition she's today? The weathered version ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34075223/online ... 51/100.jpg
) was your doing if I understood correctly. The weathered version looks awesome... like all the official skins do, too.
EDIT: Replaced a "." with "?" after "Could you upload..."
I'm in no position to demand anything. :p
You aren't being demanding, I never saw any of your posts, or anyone elses as anything other than constructive criticism.
Here is a screenshot of the modern warbird "McSwine". It took me 20 minutes to knock this up in the paintkit. I have taken this shot from the side to show the cubemap more clearly. As you pointed out FSX does not allow dynamic cube maps so creating one that doesn't ruin the illusion isn't easy.