This thread is for discussing custom skinning techniques and issues for the aircraft in Wings Over the Reich. Many of the techniques will be similar for other games, with differences in the naming and file type. Here is a tutorial video that discusses the technique:
Here is the link to the Wings Over Flanders Fields Skinning thread, which has many tips that will prove useful for WoTR as well... Wings Over Flanders Fields Skinning Thread This thread and this post will be edited and updated with the latest information regarding this topic.
Thanks to OBD Software, Robert Wiggins and Sandbagger for making this possible!
Last Edit: 3/18/19 reason: added serial numbers range link
That video is far more informative and easier to understand than the other videos that were put up... (remember I'm a numpty). Skinning has always been a black art to me, but I might try and give it a go now...
Very nice Sir. I love that you can add in the kill grid and then go back after each confirmed kill and erase the transparency(?) as you progress through your Campaign. I think I am going to have to try that. How or where do you find the nose art / markings ? I know you created yours but are there common sources to find real ones?
I just googled wwii fighter nose art and got a bunch. It might be trickier to find a picture that is at just the right angle for cropping. You might want to just look at generic clip art collections for images that would be appropriate with minimal work.
Where are the layered templates though, most importantly though is the alpha layer, can't find them anywhere?
The "WOTR Skins Mod V1.4" is on Sandbaggers site and contains all the templates and alpha ".bmp" layer. Have you downloaded it? The link is defined in the fiert page of this thread.
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