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 Post subject: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:05 pm 
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Paintkit:
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Finished Paints:
viewtopic.php?f=107&t=35802

Requested Re-paints:
viewtopic.php?f=107&t=35925

A2A Community member 'rjoosterloo' created a website listing Accu-sim C172 Trainer repaints. Its not to be missed resource available here;
http://www.freewarescenery.com/repaints/a2a-c172.html

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:15 pm 
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If this is in the wrong place, my apologies. I have to vent my spleen.

I'm in the process of painting a Finnish C172, OH-CAN. Suffice to say that it has ruddy great black lettering on both sides PALOLENTO SAR. This lettering partly covers the door hinges, the AL on the port side and the NT on the starboard. I successfully did the AL and set about the other side. After countless retries (I didn't give up easily) it dawned on me that although two sets of hinges show in the paint kit only the port side accepts colour and doubles up for the starboard side. Now it looks dreadful! Bloody shame, it's such a nice paint kit otherwise.

I also discovered the aileron ends are served by just one section but I got over that. Nobody looks at aileron ends do they?

Peeved, Ron

EDIT: Couple of screens to show what I mean:

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Ron Attwood wrote:
I'm in the process of painting a Finnish C172, OH-CAN.

I think you mean OH-CAM. :shock:

OH-CAN is a nice one too btw. :shock: :shock: (and you probably won't be venting any spleen stuff in the process).

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Cessna-1 ... c083f42bf4

Edit: btw the lettering looks fine Ron... just blame the wrench who installed hinges after the paint was done. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
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Great Ozzie wrote:
Ron Attwood wrote:
I'm in the process of painting a Finnish C172, OH-CAN.

I think you mean OH-CAM. :shock:

OH-CAN is a nice one too btw. :shock: :shock: (and you probably won't be venting any spleen stuff in the process).

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Cessna-1 ... c083f42bf4

Edit: btw the lettering looks fine Ron... just blame the wrench who installed hinges after the paint was done. :P


Harrumph!

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Never mind that ^*%$£$*& here comes Mongo!


Seriously though sometimes (Read every time) compromises are made for optimization, and making things fit as tightly together on as little textures as possible. Ill have the C172 artist Michal P have a ganders.

Random thoughts;
Whilst its nice to have all that 3d eye candy all the time that people seem to crave, these very people tend to also be the most vocal about things not running at 60fps all the time (This isn't aimed at you at all Ron just random thoughts after some fs forum reading). We take Optimisation (optimisation isn't a dirty word BlackAdder)very seriously and try to make everything run as smoothly as possible, mostly thanks to A2A's lead artist (The ever chatty ROB) for many years running an old conked out PIII or IV system, meaning we had to make them run well!

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Good effort Lewis. :D I don't really think the painting of a hinge or aileron end would make that much difference to frames. :D
Why I got worked up was because I just spent an age hand drawing that font (It's not the USAF one unfortunately :( ) and I couldn't, for the life of me, understand that omission.
It doesn't matter any more, I'm over it. I'm like a 10p firework, a bit of a flare up...then it's all over. :D

You're right Rob, it's OH-CAM :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:07 pm 
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No worries Ron.

Little optimizations, when making hundreds and thousands in a program quickly add up to quite a saving in performance :wink:

Michal P has gone to bed already as apparently working till midnight is 'not' ok on a regular basis (just cant get the staff these days!) :mrgreen: He'll be along tomorrow though to have a ganders. Rob has already piped up to me to mention that this one might be fixable so theres hope yet for your Finnish paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Aw shucks Lewis. That'd be great if it is possible. :D

Thinking about it, what's the betting it'll never come up again?

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
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Ron, I've just fixed the hinge mapping. It will be available with the next patch.

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:22 am 
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Scott - A2A wrote:


Allow me to make some advertisement for my webpage of repaints from both this forum and other websites:

http://www.freewarescenery.com/repaints/a2a-c172.html

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
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rjoosterloo wrote:
Scott - A2A wrote:


Allow me to make some advertisement for my webpage of repaints from both this forum and other websites:

http://www.freewarescenery.com/repaints/a2a-c172.html


Added to the original Post. Its a great resource for the community many thanks for the creation of it. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:26 am 
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Michal - A2A wrote:
Ron, I've just fixed the hinge mapping. It will be available with the next patch.


Wow Ron! You must have a magic lamp!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQs9-4yFpOI

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
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Michal - A2A wrote:
Ron, I've just fixed the hinge mapping. It will be available with the next patch.


Wielkie dzięki Michał, doceniam to. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
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Ron Attwood wrote:
Michal - A2A wrote:
Ron, I've just fixed the hinge mapping. It will be available with the next patch.


Wielkie dzięki Michał, doceniam to. :D

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Nie ma sprawy, przyjemność po mojej stronie. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Paints and Paint kit
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Michal - A2A wrote:
Ron Attwood wrote:
Michal - A2A wrote:
Ron, I've just fixed the hinge mapping. It will be available with the next patch.


Wielkie dzięki Michał, doceniam to. :D

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:shock:

Nie ma sprawy, przyjemność po mojej stronie. ;)


Excuse me while I check Google translate.

EDIT: It would have been quicker to type "No problem, my pleasure" :D

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