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#3434236 - 11/15/11 04:09 AM No.605 Squadron Mosquito  
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Hey guys, Ray aka "Rotton50" has given me another winning model to skin. This one is a Mosquito Fighter-bomber that is wearing the colors of Number 605 "County of Warwick squadron". The squadron flew day and night time Intruder missions from 1943 onwards. The base unit research was done by Peter M Booth (who is a valued asset when it comes to the RAF) and will be used to paint the 16 skins that will make up the finished multi-skin squadron.


Now, for the first time any where live and in person...Ray and my Mossie...... bottles







Oh yes, almost forgot, the Dutch City in the background is courtesy of Mr SagginB 512Dark terrain.

Stay Tuned for more views.
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#3434246 - 11/15/11 04:33 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Hi Mike,

Was just wondering, like the Me110 you and Ray worked on,
could you possibly make the modding files (3dz) available,
separately from your usual 1.28e full squadron downloads.

I can't get 1.28e exe to work on my PC
but I could still use the new moddings for my 1.28 exe game.

Cheers mate pilot
David


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#3434255 - 11/15/11 05:09 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: Skylark]  
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Sure can Sky.

But you could also download the units and copy the first position skin into a new folder and use it as a single one, or, copy skins number 01-15 into another folder leaving the first skin (position 00)in the folder. Lastly, if you get the entire unit you can rename any of the skins bmp or 8-bit tpc files and copy them over the base skin (saving that one in a backup folder). That way you have your choice of planes.

The unit and any single skins are still a week or two away from release. Ray is going to fine tune the model and I stillhave to paint the distance texture and cockpit wing views.

#3434360 - 11/15/11 09:09 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Nice team work cheers

#3434403 - 11/15/11 11:57 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: trindade]  
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Nice bird thumbsup
Congrats, Ray and Mike!
Do I see right - the air intakes at the engine are 3-D?


Greetings

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#3434419 - 11/15/11 01:05 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Yeah, the #%&*$# wouldn't leave me alone until I added 3d intakes. biggrin

Also, I just realized after viewing these pics that I need to add the antenna wires too.





BTW, we're finally getting to the point where we have all 30 original planes in hi-res. Only took, what, 13 years?

I think the 410 and the B26 are all that's left of the original lo-res models.

The 410 is in the workshop in a partially finished state and the B26 has been broken up into individual files but no mapping has been done.

Once I get a load of finished projects uploaded to Talley-ho I'll take a look at them.


Raymond S Otton
#3434577 - 11/15/11 06:02 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: Rotton50]  
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Re: "Yeah, the #%&*$# wouldn't leave me alone until I added 3d intakes."


Damn Yankee.... stirthepot

Ray, the 410 and nacelle problems, I've still got it as a work in progress in my paint files.

Fran, the intakes are coming nicely and the exhaust cover is painted. On yes, Ray did a nice job didn't he?

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#3434725 - 11/15/11 09:39 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Hi Ray and Mike,

Worth the wait - looks good! As ever one minor point - the drop tank are completely the wrong shape.

Pete the pain.


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#3434777 - 11/15/11 10:52 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Pete,

Those look like standard 1998 EAW drop tanks.

Iron Mike probably just ran an "instant mission" to get a couple of fast pics and the game assigned that loadout.

Happens to me all the time. Fortunately as a 3dz'er with superior mental abilities I REMEMBER TO DROP THE TANKS before taking the screen shot.

You know these artistic types. They spend their younger days trying out "unusual substances" and now 40 years later they're paying the price.


Raymond S Otton
#3434801 - 11/15/11 11:24 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: Rotton50]  
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Duh.......Stoners man burnout, takes one to know one..... dizzy


Who said that? WinkNGrin


It was actually a brain cramp duh that caused the use of the stock tank in the jpg. I was just sooo amazed at the beauty of the model and skin that I was overcome with emotion and it the capture key a few times , from different angles etc. rolleyes

#3435553 - 11/16/11 10:42 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Hi Guys,

No problem but the Mossie is the first plane I have come across with tailor made "conformal" tanks if you exclude the wierd belly tanks on the Me110 and Spitfire. Bit like the slipper tanks that were on the Buccaneer and the "FAST" packs on the Strike Eagle. Probably gave a lot less drag I guess.

Cheers,

Pete


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#3439025 - 11/22/11 02:08 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: PeterMBooth]  
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Update...

The Wooden Wonder is nearing completion of the base model. Ray (the wonder of the Virginia Shore) has finished my many, many, many.... tweaks and I am ready to paint the squadron. Hopefully it will be an early Christmas present to the community.

IM wave

#3462621 - 11/26/11 09:55 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Hi Guys,

Sounds good to me. As I recall the stock Mossie is a B Mk IV which would normally have operated in daylight without fighter cover early on due to its speed advantage, but then switched to night bombing together with the later bomber versions once the Fw 190 appeared making it rather more vulnerable, so replacing that with the FB Mk VI opens up a lot of options. Of course with the much improved ground targets now available on EAW including realistic ships, the the Coastal Command variants are perhaps tempting with their different overwing roundels with the thin white ring and red codes, not to mention the small number of so called "Tse Tse" FB Mk XVIII with the 6 pounder 57mm Molins gun, which might appeal to Ray, as might the dedicated night fighter versions.

Pete


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#3462910 - 11/27/11 06:42 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: PeterMBooth]  
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4 Mosquitos from 605 Squadron







#3464021 - 11/29/11 02:13 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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6 more are finished








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#3464152 - 11/29/11 07:44 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Nice work Ray and Mike on the model and skins. cool

Sorry to say guys, but the Mossie has always disappointed me in EAW, not from the model point of view, but the way is behaves in the game.

It never uses it's speed advantage, and tend to be sitting ducks, which they never where. frown


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#3464169 - 11/29/11 09:53 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: Col. Gibbon]  
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good job with this long awaited hr version blokes...
i'm not normally a riveter, however a couple of
things are noticeable....

underside paint job usually extended up to the wing
roots level, nose tip to tail bulge...



in pic 3 the prop spinners appear undersized and not
flushing with the engine cowls...as in pic 1.. can
this be fixed?

i'm sure if this were a german plane you'd have heard
from fran by now....

wink


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#3464174 - 11/29/11 10:35 AM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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The paint job will be up to Mike to fix.

The spinner problem is probably just a "normals" recalculation. I'll take a look.


Raymond S Otton
#3464233 - 11/29/11 01:11 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Hi Ray

Any plans to do a proper Bomber version?


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#3464300 - 11/29/11 02:48 PM Re: No.605 Squadron Mosquito [Re: iron mike]  
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Shouldn't be too much to do. Probably more of a skinning issue and a few 3dz tweaks.

I'd need some pics to work from ( Peter????? )


Raymond S Otton
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