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#3398674 - 09/27/11 04:30 PM Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II ****  
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Since it's three months since my last post I thought I'd start a new thread for my latest stuff. I've posted my first Bf109E-4's today. There's four of them and all four depicts Helmut Wicks aircraft and the way the markings evolved during the autumn of 1940.

First there's the "Yellow 2" version from Septbember 5:th, 1940:



On September 28:th Wick had been promoted to Gruppenkommandeur and a Yellow cowling and spinner had been added. The aircraft also wore yellow wingtips and off course the double chevron of a Gruppenkommandeur.



About a week later the rudder had got some yellow paint and the yellow wingtips were gone without a trace, very strange but the photos confirms this... The spinner backplate had been painted white as well.



On November 10:th Wick was the Geschwaderkommodore of JG2 and had had the markings changed to reflect that. After a couple of days a Geschwaderkommodore the groundcrew had repainted the rudder with a more clean and organized "scoreboard"




That's it for now! There's more coming!

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#3398678 - 09/27/11 04:34 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Very nice, good to see you've returned Cpt Farrel


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#3398684 - 09/27/11 04:42 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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FANBLOODYTASTIC,well done mate.

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#3398699 - 09/27/11 05:02 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Fabulous!

#3398701 - 09/27/11 05:04 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Excellent stuff!

#3398717 - 09/27/11 05:22 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Beautiful work, as always! Interesting to see how the paintwork evolved for Helmut Wick as the B0B progressed. I wonder if the yellow wingtips were felt to add too easy an aiming point for RAF fighters.


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#3398763 - 09/27/11 06:32 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Cool skins. thumbsup


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#3398788 - 09/27/11 07:06 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Thanks guys! I've now fixed the download link for "Yellow 2"...

#3398818 - 09/27/11 07:53 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: bisher]  
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Originally Posted By: bisher
Very nice, good to see you've returned Cpt Farrel


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Great stuff Capt.! Thanks for sharing.


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#3398828 - 09/27/11 08:04 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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You sir are Picasso when it comes to Bf109 skins. Great work thumbsup


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#3398836 - 09/27/11 08:17 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Lovely... but I was expecting something more *ahem* exciting when I read skinthread biggrin


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#3399019 - 09/28/11 02:08 AM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Originally Posted By: Cold_Gambler
Lovely... but I was expecting something more *ahem* exciting when I read skinthread biggrin


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#3399089 - 09/28/11 04:40 AM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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#3399119 - 09/28/11 07:13 AM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Those yellow wingtips would fit perfectly within a reflector sight!


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#3399267 - 09/28/11 02:27 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Thanks for all the comments! Today I've uploaded two Bf109E-3's and three E-4's...

The Grey one I've done in RLM 74/75. Adolf Galland once claimed that the colors they mixed in 1940 to try and come up with suitable greys were later used as RLM74 and RLM75. I don't know about that but judging from a colorphoto of Gallands Emils it seems plausible. Besides, if the colors were done using RLM65 with various greens it makes sense that the lighter grey is more blueish while the darker is more greenish as the 65 would have had less effect on the dark color.










#3399382 - 09/28/11 05:16 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Great work as always! thumbsup
Looking at them is so tempting to buy the game but,
I'm not at all sure my laptop is going to run it smoothely... sigh


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#3428079 - 11/07/11 08:36 AM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Hi Anders,
you know, I'm one of the most dedicated fans of your work and a collector of your skins for years. WinkNGrin

I just recently bought COD and installed all of your skins immediately!
Some very interesting blanks are included and I'm in the process of replacing the default skins with yours... wink

I bumped on some photo's that show a mistake on your Munchenberg skin from your first bunch of skins for the E-3.

It seems that this plane had the "Schlageter" emblem on.
Also it had a later "squared" canopy and windshield.
(I know that when it was made the E-4 was not available yet;
should it be used on the E-4 now?)... rolleyes





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#3428327 - 11/07/11 05:17 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Beautiful work mate, the dapple on the first few is exquisite, and Yellow 3+1 is just perfect

#3429267 - 11/08/11 06:56 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: elephant]  
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Look how those mechanics splashed fuel all over the fuselage! - Wouldn't have expected that of the Luftwaffe... smile I'm sure they weren't so prolific with 87 octane later in the war...


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#3437527 - 11/19/11 11:26 PM Re: Cpt Farrels skinthread Mk II [Re: Cpt_Farrel]  
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Finally had some time to finish something... Two new Bf109E-1's uploaded today, both seems to have originally worn the early war camoscheme which then has been modified at unit level. There's more coming but when is hard to tell.

BTW I also fixed my donate button that has been out of action for quite some time. Just saying... smile




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