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Thanks! My time is focusing on how to use CS6 for developing realistic textures or trying to. :biggrin:

This is Manfred Jahn C-47 model by the way.

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Nice metallic shine there, but if you want to make such texturing jobs as realistic as possible, you might want to either consider painting some ripples on the texture, or using a bump map to get that effect from the sim.

Take a look at these pics of the restored American Airlines DC-3, Flagship Knoxville for some inspiration on how the light reflects unevenly off even a lovingly no expense spared restored DC-3:

https://travelforaircraft.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/flagship-knoxville-an-american-airlines-douglas-dc-3-with-a-story-write/

You can simply paint such textures, making them part of the artwork, or you can use a bump map. Some info on bump mapping textures:

http://fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=Normal_map_creation

Doing that can get you this effect, which I did to create the rippled skin on my Canadair Argonaut repaint:

argo_zpsppdq3en9.jpg

To be fair, on the Argonaut (which unlike the DC-3, was pressurised), some of those ripples would be caused by stresses from pressurisation cycles repeatedly stretching and relaxing the skin over the ribs and stringers, which would not be the case on an unpressurised DC-3. However, landing stresses and even the construction process of the era, i.e. punching rivets through the alloy rather than drilling it as is now more common (owing to the fatigue cracking which punching can cause), will leave such ripples. If you look at this brand-new DC-3 coming off the production line, you can see it has those ripples on the fuselage, even before its maiden flight:

asb0416boeing-game3.jpg

 

 

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@ Chock

Yep that's the plan, certain elements, dents, dirt, and oil stains are not done as this still a "wip". One item I don't do on the bumps is invert the green channel, not necessary.

Good sources:

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=49609&start=90

Basically the same but pics only:

http://s225.photobucket.com/user/flightsimer/media/Air Heritage/C-47 43-48716/IMG_1795_zps69e051d2.jpg.html

Love how Vauchez does his work...

War+Thunder+Screenshot+2017.02.28+-+12.0

War+Thunder+Screenshot+2017.03.02+-+10.5

War+Thunder+Screenshot+2017.03.02+-+11.2

One of his finished paints...

f6f-5+rework07.jpgf6f-5-11f_repaint02.jpg

 

 

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A few markings... recognize the bird?  Working my way thru the use of Photoshop.

TWR-1.jpg

 

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More detail added on  Manfred/Jahn C-47 model.  "Monty's C-47 (1948)"

 

TWR-6.jpg

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