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    Tips and Resources

    Please post any tips or resources you wouldn't mind sharing related to painting aircraft in this thread.

    One of the best resources available is The Simmers Paintshop Dead Link
    There are many tools available on this site. Be sure to look at the site navigation on the top left of the main page. You can find paint colors, down-loadable markings for many nations, fonts, etc. If you are new to painting, I would recommend down loading a template or two to look at how they layout their templates. Can be real useful if you are new to working with layers.

    Another place to get markings is here: http://www.regshanger.com/Groundcrew...e%20Decals.php I have been using these for years!

    Here is another site I have been using for references for panel line locations and possibly for rivets also: deleted - spam site The site is in Russian (I believe), but you can navigate around it pretty easy. Not every plane represented on this site has good quality drawings, but there are some that are of great quality and very useful.

    This modeling site has always been a great source to inspire me to do some paints: http://modelingmadness.com/

    Another modeling site that can be useful for inspiration. http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/
    Last edited by Captain Kurt; September 14th, 2022 at 06:00.

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    Some very useful sites. I've used Wings Palette a lot, and have found some IPMSStockholm stuff on other sites, but I had no idea that Reg's hanger had a decals page.

    Thanks,

    PomBee.:ernae:

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    FS9 and FSX Model Viewer

    This program can be used to view your aircraft, scenery buildings, etc after you have made your paint changes to it.

    http://www.scenerydesign.org/modelconverterx/

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    Painting Programs

    Paint programs you can use to paint planes with, that support painting with layers.

    Payware: Photoshop: http://www.photoshop.com/

    Paint Shop Pro: http://www.corel.com/corel/product/i...id=prod4130078


    Freeware: Gimp: http://www.gimp.org/

    Paint(not the Micro Soft one): http://www.getpaint.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
    This program can be used to view your aircraft, scenery buildings, etc after you have made your paint changes to it.

    http://www.scenerydesign.org/modelconverterx/
    The latest developers release of Model ConverterX is 8-19-2011, here. http://www.scenerydesign.org/latest-...es_package.zip

    This also includes other useful programs like;

    agn2txt (1-3-2012)
    DrawCallMonitor (8-19-2011)
    FXEditor (8-19-2011)
    LibraryCreatorXML(11-12-2011)
    scenProc (11-19-2011)
    txt2agn (1-3-2012)

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    World War One aircraft information

    Here are a couple of sites to aid you when painting World War One airplanes.

    This site has WW1 color chips, don't know how accurate they are, but it's a start. http://www.misterkitusa.com/index.html

    This website has tons of WW1 pictures and model builds for inspiration! http://www.wwi-models.org/

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    None of these links are valid anymore! But maybe someone can point me to the font the Dutch Marine used on their planes? 'Kon. Marine' has a very special font. Also the fonts from the no longer existing site '1e JAVA' would be appreciated. Maybe someone has these on disc?



    Cees

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    I am not sure what you are looking for but try this site https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/l...uage/dutch/400 they have a very large selection of fonts and I believe that they are all free

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKOutlaw View Post
    I am not sure what you are looking for but try this site https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/l...uage/dutch/400 they have a very large selection of fonts and I believe that they are all free
    No, they're not! $40! But thanks anyway! Making my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
    Please post any tips or resources you wouldn't mind sharing related to painting aircraft in this thread.

    One of the best resources available is The Simmers Paintshop
    There are many tools available on this site. Be sure to look at the site navigation on the top left of the main page. You can find paint colors, down-loadable markings for many nations, fonts, etc. If you are new to painting, I would recommend down loading a template or two to look at how they layout their templates. Can be real useful if you are new to working with layers.

    Another place to get markings is here: http://www.regshanger.com/Groundcrew...e%20Decals.php I have been using these for years!

    Here is another site I have been using for references for panel line locations and possibly for rivets also: deleted - spam site The site is in Russian (I believe), but you can navigate around it pretty easy. Not every plane represented on this site has good quality drawings, but there are some that are of great quality and very useful.

    This modeling site has always been a great source to inspire me to do some paints: http://modelingmadness.com/

    Another modeling site that can be useful for inspiration. http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/

    I know this is a bump, but please review/edit/delete the simmerspaintshop link.
    My antivirus/spam utils went ballistic when I tried to open it.
    Last edited by Captain Kurt; September 14th, 2022 at 05:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leichim View Post
    I know this is a bump, but please review/edit/delete the simmerspaintshop link.
    My antivirus/spam utils went ballistic when I tried to open it.
    btw: There's no way in Hell I'm gonna open any .RU site.
    Momma didn't raise no idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leichim View Post
    I know this is a bump, but please review/edit/delete the simmerspaintshop link.
    My antivirus/spam utils went ballistic when I tried to open it.
    Please delete that link! It's DANGEROUS!

    Cees

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    Simmer's Paint Shop Refugee

    I've managed to recover some of the tutorials from the defunct Simmer's Paint Shop. If anyone wants them I would be happy to upload them. I've also been busy re-creating the Photoshop color swatches based on the color charts once found on the site. At the moment I have completed the majority of the American colors except for the World War 2 US Navy. The Luftwaffe, RAF, Soviet VVS and Imperial Japanese Navy and Army ones are on the to-do list. See the saved pictures below of the old color charts from Simmer's Paint Shop.

    I also have saved some tutorials and various resource files from the also defunct Screenshot World.

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