Skin appreciation thread

Posted by: Ajay

Skin appreciation thread - 02/01/12 07:16 AM

What ever happened to Compans and Hammered, man i use to love their old beat up skins..remember these old classics..


Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Compans

Hammered

Hammered

Hammered

Compans

Compans

Hammered

Hammered


When Compans did that old beat up Hurri there was nothing like his style of skinning at the time, his work always sort of reminded me of an old oil painting or a Trudgian artwork, wicked stuff. Also ..excuse my severa lack of AA and AF as i cannot seem to get it to take in game, but i will crank another thread about that so this one doesnt go ot with boring tech stuff.

..and raise a beer to the old skinners who have wandered on cheers
Posted by: Boilerplate*

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/01/12 01:42 PM

Hammerd's stuff was top notch. He did some excellent work with Jane's as well.
Posted by: komemiute

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/01/12 03:17 PM

jawdrop

Can these still be found? Either pay or free? Man they DO LOOK GREAT!
Posted by: Ajay

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/01/12 06:41 PM

Found the old posts where th eoriginal skins were released ..the Hurri was 2003 , but most were at the old il2 skins mega site that went down, sad days when that happened as we waited for it to come back but it never did.

Compans Under the White Rose campaign here CAMPAIGN

Do a search through m4t maybe ? (need to be registered) M4T I know Kamikuza had a 20 skin download pack yeeeeeeaaaaars ago with all of Compans skins but he has also disappeared of the il2 radar.

There is also check six if you want to try a search there CHECK SIX

After much searching i managed to find where Hammered hid his skins in 2005 after a forum request but the page is long since dead.Hammered used to be part of Blitzpigs which is also now folded but they had a link to the Pilots Pub so someone there may now where to contact him.. PILOTSPUB

The Fly also has some impressive older skin work here THE FLYS SKINS
Posted by: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/02/12 02:07 AM

Hammered's site was still live until very recently.
http://members.cox.net/hammerd/Main.html
I seem to remember reading that cox was going to drop their website hosting service.


Several if not all of Hammered's skins are still available at the Internet Archive:
http://web.archive.org/web/20100924004515/http://members.cox.net/hammerd/Main.html
Click the blue "impatient" link if it doesn't load right away.

Wheels

Edit:
Cox Ends Free Web Pages For Internet Service Customers http://consumerist.com/2011/11/cox-ends-free-web-pages-for-internet-service-customers.html
Cox ended their hosting service as of December 06, 2011.

Posted by: Ajay

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/02/12 05:27 AM

Nice find Wheels..now what about Compans and Kamikuza biggrin
Posted by: Rudel

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/02/12 07:08 PM

You can't forget my good German friend Snorri...because before myself, Hammerd, Compans, Cpt_Ferrel, etc there was his beautiful 512x512 skins.


Anyways!

http://www.france-simulation.com/skins/snorri/snorri.htm

When I created the first Emil template with Snorri smile He had such a fun time learning rivets at such a small size; guess who taught him? thumbsup














2 of mine biggrin



Posted by: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/02/12 09:33 PM

Cool work Rudel. thumbsup

Originally Posted By: Ajay
Nice find Wheels..now what about Compans and Kamikuza biggrin

Compans was online today so he might respond to a PM ?
http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showmembers&contain=compans&sendit=Search

Kamikuza still has a link in his signature to his site but he has pulled the skin pages from his site. frown
http://skinz.dojak.com/

I found them on the Internet Archive but all the links to the skins are dead there too. frown frown
http://web.archive.org/web/20080428062732/http://skinz.dojak.com/index.htm


Wheels
Posted by: Jarink

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/02/12 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Rudel
You can't forget my good German friend Snorri...because before myself, Hammerd, Compans, Cpt_Ferrel, etc there was his beautiful 512x512 skins.


Snorri's B-17 template is what got me into skinning in the first place. I'm forever indebted to him for that!
Posted by: komemiute

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/03/12 07:58 AM

Thanks a LOT GUYS!
No please, go tell my wife I'll be reinstalling IL1946 and will not show up for couple weeks, willya?
Posted by: komemiute

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/03/12 08:02 AM

PLEASE ADMIN! Make this thread STICKY!

Ehr...

Ehrm.
C'mon you know what I mean.

knockitoff
Posted by: Ajay

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/04/12 06:50 AM

I had all of Snorri's and your skins as well as yours Rudel , i especially remember his Karaya 1 and the snake ju87 smile Then the great skin delete happened. I used to be really anal and had all of my skins organised by skinner and type on a partition, but when i deleted all of il2 installs i deleted everything il2 associated..but then..a few weeks ago i dug a drive out of my cupboard which had a switcher version and a full clean up to 4.09m with associated skins and campaigns, so cheerin' biggrin



Buglord



Roncco



My personal Lerche when 46 first came out and we were all zapping around ridiculously online for a few days biggrin
Posted by: Compans

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 01:18 AM

Aw God bless you Ajay. I can't believe that Hurri skin was nearly 10 years ago. I kind of lost interest when COD didn't deliver. That and I'm currently going through the process of divorce, in some part due to my obsession with this kind of thing. I figure it's in the blood and it makes me happy.

Another big reason is I got interested in 3D modelling and the possibility of building my own game. After playing this sh*t for 14 years I decided I could largely do a better job myself. So, I work a full time job but have been working on a Napoleonic project in my spare time. It started off as an idea for a game but the poly count on the figures just got extremely high and I'm learning it all as I go along. So at present I'm shooting for some nice illustrations and improving these figures all the time. If someone wants to host all my skins for IL2 I still have them. There are dozens which can be downloaded with the campigns at mission 4 today. Anyway, here are some examples of my own stuff:




















S! and thanks,

Comp
Posted by: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 02:55 AM

Those are cool Compans. thumbsup


Wheels
Posted by: elephant

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 02:56 AM

Wow Compans!
Impressive work there! notworthy
Posted by: komemiute

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 03:02 AM

AMAZING! Ever thought of a mod for Empire Total War?
Posted by: Gille

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 04:46 AM

Beaut figures Compans !
Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 10:33 AM

Best.....thread......ever. Well done Ajay

I've only got pics from days gone I would try to aknowledge the skinner.

Wish I could remember now, here goes

Skin by Greg Boyington



vpmedia



Kristorf


One more. Skinner unknown



It was the great skins that motivated me to spend way too much time composting pics of these fantastic aircraft

Looking at the shots that I did years ago reminds me my composits are like my flying; a bit hamfisted lol biggrin

Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 10:56 AM

Could the skinner of this aircraft please step forward.

look at this crazy ass skin, I love it!!

Posted by: DaveP63

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 04:19 PM

I built a model of that spit years ago!
Posted by: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 09:00 PM

Originally Posted By: bisher
Could the skinner of this aircraft please step forward.

look at this crazy ass skin, I love it!!

Code:
[img:center]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/nibs/hurrifriend1.jpg[/img]

If you open the skin with Windows Viewer or Irfanview and look at the raw skin most likely the skinner will have signed it somewhere where it doesn't show in game.


Wheels
Posted by: X_MAN

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/10/12 11:19 PM

Wow - this is bringing back memories.
Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/11/12 12:43 AM

m'fraid all the skins are gone, several hard drives ago

This pic was a purely skin motivated pic, I just had to show off the underside of the Japanese aircraft

Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/11/12 01:08 AM

Originally Posted By: DaveP63
I built a model of that spit years ago!


lol I said something similiar in Jarink's B-25 skinpack thread Dave biggrin
Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/11/12 11:47 AM

Look at this lovely. This is perhaps the only screenie I felt completely satisfied with. What a tantastic skin to work with, add some nice lighting, a prairie sky...... This pic was a call out to Ivan Putski who apparently will no longer answer at roll

Posted by: Graf

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/11/12 08:00 PM

Bisher,

Ki-61- Greg Boyington

Zero- vpmedia

Spitfire- Kristorf

wink
Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/12/12 10:14 AM

Thanks Graf. Is the 109 yours by chance ? smile

A tribute to a fellow gamer and friend we lost several years ago, PositiveG

Skins by jocko- No.402 'City of Winnipeg' sqdn. I'd asked him to make me up a set of Canadian Hurris after seeing an aircraft he did.

Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/12/12 10:16 AM

I saw these skins and almost fell over, beautiful!


Skins by Goodwood, maybe

Posted by: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/12/12 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: bisher
Thanks Graf. Is the 109 yours by chance ? smile

A tribute to a gamer and friend we lost several years ago, PositiveG

Gosh the name escapes me now, I'd asked him to make me up a set of Canadian Hurris after seeing an aircraft he did. From Ottawa, geez not coming........

Code:
[img:center]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/nibs/pos7.jpg[/img]

This thread might jog your memory. wink

Pacer? You copy? You there Pacer?!? http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2863588/Pacer_You_copy_You_there_Pacer.html#Post2863588


Wheels
Posted by: Phas3e

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/12/12 12:13 PM

Those 190s have a hint of Goodwood about them
Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/12/12 12:31 PM

Thanks wheels!

Yes Phas3e, I believe you are correct, Goodwood sounds right.

Phas3e you are a name from my past, could I have used some of your skins as well?
Posted by: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/12/12 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: bisher
Thanks wheels!

Yes Phas3e, I believe you are correct, Goodwood sounds right.

Phas3e you are a name from my past, could I have used some of your skins as well?

Definitely, Imo one of the best skinners of the IL-2 series.


Wheels
Posted by: Ajay

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/12/12 08:13 PM

Long time no see Comps smile ..isn't divorce a fun ride wink

Your Hurri skin inspired me too knock out a version for EAW which was where i was at the time..she was my last EAW skin before moving onto il2.



I blame you for the drool that formed on my keyboard the day you posted that Hurri..and then the many..many nights, looking through bloodshot eyes until the wee hours chasing pixels in paint programs learning how to skin , wasn't long after that i got divorced....hey..hang about! biggrin

Good luck with your project mate, and the other as well smile
Posted by: Compans

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/13/12 10:18 AM

Yes divorce has proved a laugh a minute.

Here's some other shots of the Hurri skins. There are 12 in my campaign packs. Plus a later grey/green one.







Posted by: Compans

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/13/12 10:25 AM

Couple of others:










Posted by: Compans

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/13/12 10:28 AM

Posted by: Leadspitter

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/15/12 09:10 AM

My favorite high quality texture artists are

Sooty
Ton
Kamikuza and of course
Hammerd
foobar

so many good others out there as well

Will post links to their sites later
Posted by: FlatSpinMan

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/15/12 09:30 AM

Hey Compas
Sorry to hear about the divorce. Must be terrible.
Your work on those 3D models is astonishing. I hope you find a good use for them.
Posted by: Cold_Flying

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/15/12 10:02 AM

That's a mess of super nice skinwork! cheers

Is anyone doing work of that quality on the IL2 1941 (3 Series)?

I spend as much time in that plane as all others combined and would love to have a skin as excellent as the ones in this thread.
Posted by: trindade

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/15/12 11:07 AM

WOW some amazing skins over here jawdrop
Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/21/12 04:35 PM

Beauty skins guys

Here's another oldie, unfortunately skinners unknown

Posted by: VonBarb.

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/22/12 02:50 AM

Excellent thread ! Kristorf, Compans, but also CannonUK were always amongst my favourites.

One skinner however always had a special place in my skins collection : RONNCO, a.k.a the "Grandmaster of the Blue Ones". No one ever nailed the USN/USMC blue paintjobs like he did IMO. Here's a couple of examples :









Those were the days...

Cheers

Nico

PS : Whatever happened to CanonUK's site ? I can't seem to find it anymore ? Have all his skins just vanished from the net ?
Posted by: bisher

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/22/12 10:30 AM

Hi VonBarb, nice pics. Is that prop blur a mod, mine do not look like that. They look nice in a screenie
Posted by: VonBarb.

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/23/12 04:50 AM

Yup, the prop blur is an old mod from the AAA days. Unfortunately I lost the files long ago and I'm not even sure you could still find them anywhere.

Cheers

Nico
Posted by: Ajay

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/23/12 07:48 AM

I used to have a whole stack of Ronccos skins but all i could find in my skins folder now is that Zero i posted above, he certainly had some beauties thumbsup
Posted by: Ajay

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/23/12 08:09 AM

Ha! Found one! One of my faves from the Pacific too, i think i racked up more time in Zeke v wildcats in this old duck than any other plane.




Posted by: DaveP63

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/23/12 04:19 PM

There are some wonderful skins in this thread folks! Keep 'em coming.
Posted by: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Skin appreciation thread - 02/25/12 12:49 AM

You can get several of R0NNC0's skins at M4T and Flight Sim Files.

R0NNC0 @ M4T: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads2&file=search&sa=3955

R0NNC0 @ Flight Sim Files: http://r0nnc0.flightsimfiles.com/


Wheels