Dienstag, 26. Mai 2015

F-14 Tomcat templates

I know we have some texture artists around here and I want to give them a chance to start working on the Tomcat already.

It includes three different templates:

Two color scheme (a light gray/white scheme seen mostly on early F-14A Tomcats)


Low-vis scheme (simple gray on gray scheme used on later Tomcats)


Blank (no markings at all, simple whit texture)


The textures come as multi-layered .psd textures. What does that mean? You need a program which supports multiple layers such as Gimp, Photoshop or paint.NET

The textures have been multi-layered to make the editing a whole lot easier.

A DUMMY model file is included. A static Tomcat to replace the Dodo. It does in NO WAY represent the final model. Actually, it hasn't been edited at all and is straight from Ace Combat. It's only purpose is to give you a chance to test your skin(s) ingame.


A list of skins already done:
VF-1 Wolfpack (high-vis, F-14A)
VF-2 Bounty Hunters (high-vis, F-14A) by Randyaugust
VF-2 Bounty Hunters (low-vis, F-14D)
VF-31 Tomcatters (low-vis, F-14D)
VF-31 Tomcatters (high-vis, F-14D)
VF-32 Swordsmen by FightingFalcon
VF-84 Jolly Rogers (high-vis, F-14A)
VF-101 Grim Reapers by Randyaugust
VF-103 Jolly Rogers (high-vis, F-14B)
VF-103 Jolly Rogers ("Santa Cat") by Sabro
VF-111 Sundowners (high-vis) by Sabro
VF-154 Black Knights (high-vis, F-14A)
VF-213 Blacklions "Kara Hultgreen" (low-vis, F-14A)

Iranian Air Force by Sabro
Iranian Air Force by RandyAugust

NSAWC brown (by Sabro)
NSAWC blue
VX-4 "Vandy One"
VX-4 Evaluators by Randyaugust
ATF Quick Strike

Polish Navy (by Sabro)
Blue Angels (by Sabro)
Top Gun (Maverick)
Top Gun (Iceman)

Schnee Squadron
Wardog Squadron

Samstag, 23. Mai 2015

F-14 detail shots

Since the last screenshots didn't do it justice, here we go with some shots. (Exterior shots are F-14A, interior F-14D)

Freitag, 22. Mai 2015

Time for some new Tomcats (WIP)

Well, thought I'd give the F-14D of Ace Combat Assault Horizon a try and now I can't stop working and working on it.

Quick revision of the work flow:

-exterior model ripped and set-up
-created following skins:

  • Wardog (Ace Combat 5)
  • Razgriz (Ace Combat 5)
  • Schnee (Ace Combat 5)
  • Brown NSAWC (by Sabro)
  • Iranian Air Force (by Sabro)
  • Polish Navy (fictional / by Sabro)
  • Top Gun (Maverick)
  • Top Gun (Iceman)

-new gear added (taken from Aerosofts F-14 for FSX)
-cockpit model ripped and fitted into exterior model
-remodeled exterior canopy to a higher quality standard
-added complete RIO station in the back
-converted to San Andreas
-chin pod remodelled to a higher quality standard
-created different weapon loadouts (unfortunately only one can be possible because of the wing script):

  • 2x Aim-9 and 6x Aim-54
  • 2x Aim-9, 2x Aim-7 and 4x Aim-54
  • 2x Aim-9, 6x Aim-7
  • 2x Aim-9, 2x Aim-7 and 4x GBU-32
  • 2x Aim-9, 1x Aim-7, 1x AN/ALQ-114 and 4x GBU-12

-created following skins:

  • VX-4 "Vandy One"
  • VF-111 Sundowners (by Sabro)
  • VF-51 Screaming Eagles (by Sabro)
  • VF-31 Tomcatters (low-visibility)
  • VF-31 Tomcatters (high-visibility)
  • VF-2 Bounty Hunters (low visibility)

-MK-17 ejection seats modelled
-side panels, moving joystick and moving pedals added
-vent on the front left side modelled (instead of a simple texture)
-work on F-14A model started, including:

  • TF-30 engines
  • new chin pod
  • glove vanes
-created following skin:

  • VF-154 Black Knights
-remodelled front part of the cabin to a higher quality standard

What I want to do:

All versions:
  • remodel MG and MG housing to a higher quality standard
  • add lights
  • shadow
-nothing specific at the moment

-not started, but uses many parts of both versions, not much work needed here

-new cockpit panel (more analog systems instead of screens)
-new RIO station (different layout and more analog systems)
-new Martin Baker MK.7 ejection seats

And that's it, enjoy two pics of the current F-14A version:

Pictures of work progress:

F-14D Cockpit

TF-30 nozzle (made from scratch)

Vent on the left side:

F-14D chin pod (left is my model, right is original AC:AH model)

Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2015

[REL]Su-24MP Fencer

A new aircraft for GTA SA. This Fencer replaces Shamal, has working gun pods and variable wings. Also comes with Afterburner script.

Thanks to Sabro for the Ukrainian, Lybian and Belarusian skins.


Montag, 4. Mai 2015

[REL]Mig-29 Fulcrum

It's been a looong time since I have uploaded the first Mig-29 I have done (which was... shit)

Anyway, here is a new one, this time for Hydra. Al_Planes for all the typical features, afterburner and paintchanger included. A big thanks to Sabro for the German and Polish Air Force skins to add some diversity.

This is not a plane of "my enhancement program". This is a mix, so to say. I have done work on the cockpit for example, but the wheels still remain the same, as does most of the model.

Skins included:

Russia (camouflage)
Russia (camouflage type 2 - Red Moon Squadron)
Russia (dark green)
Russia (Grey - Warwolf Squadron)
Polish Air Force
German Luftwaffe


Samstag, 2. Mai 2015

[REL]Tu-160 Blackjack

Here's a new Tu-160 Blackjack with Al Planes support. Variable wings with spoilers and flaps, fully working gear and hatches, afterburner,d etailed cockpit and the bomb bays (front) can be opened using Num 8 and Num 2.