Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Repainting the F-14D


Some quick notes for those who may be repainting the F-14D Tomcat:

- I've been noticed that there are some minor texture misplacements in the tail area (specifically textures misplacement in the white navigation light area and on the sides of the beaver tail). This may create some difficulties in schemes which have a non-grey tail. They have been fixed in the latest model, link is below.

DOWNLOAD LATEST 3D MODEL (BUILD 31 5/2/2013)

- I do not have layered clean texture, sorry... I almost work in the Jurassic fashion of using no layers. The cleanest texture sheet is below. Note that Beta 1 texture had some minor detail missing on the lower side of the outer tails surface. It is there in this set.

DOWNLOAD TACTICAL LOW VISIBILITY CLEAN TEXTURES.

- Fuel tank side have only "one sided" texture... this will not change sorry.

- There is an intentional "shift" of the rudder textures with respect to the tail textures... this was done on purpose for separate rudder painting on a retro scheme which was abandoned. Shift will not change, but the image below provides guidance hopefully.


I encourage you to post pictures of your repaints and let other repainters know what you are working on. Please do not release repaints until the F-14 is officially released. In the meantime, you may want to send them to me for possible inclusion in the base package.

163904 of VF-31, in low viz "Tomcat Sunset" markings will be the only paintscheme from my side.


11 comments:

Jiri said...

Dino, you locked the clean textures link, it says I need permission to download.

***Repaints in works****

BuNo 164603
BuNo 164342
BuNo 164346 (probably)

VF-2 schemes to follow.

Dino Cattaneo said...

Sorry - file was blocked unintentionally. Now it should be OK.

Rick said...

Just a quick comment. New model great. Is it possible to tone down the internal reflections on the canopy? They appear a little too opaque and can be distracting from being able to see outside?

Dino Cattaneo said...

@Rick

I had already reduced them a little in the newest build...

Rick said...

You know, I just noticed that. thank you!

Jiri said...

Repaint preview:

http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/2013262012.jpg

Please note it's still WIP. J.

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

Great Job, Jiri!

Can't wait to see the rest :-)!

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FSXNavyPilot said...

Ok, BuNo 164604 sporting the Black Bunny paintscheme is mine... ;-)

Jiri said...

AJ-100 preview:

http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/2013210192.jpg

And repainting update:

VF-31 BuNo 164603 AJ-101
VF-31 BuNo 164342 AJ-100
VF-31 BuNo 159600 AJ-111 "Christine"

VF-2 BuNo 163894 NE-100
VF-2 BuNo 163900 NE-104

By the way I'm feeling that paints could be more dirty, so I'm going to add some custom weathering. Also, I would like to do one very dirty one, but I'll decide which one it'll be. J.

Dino Cattaneo said...

Looks really nice, Jiri.

I have started (and almost completed) the Last Flight "high visibility" variant... and the retro scheme highlighted some texturing misalignments here and there. Should have no impact on "non-70's retro" liveries (well, these will be very few)...but I will release an updated .mdl soon.