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Warplane Art / Re: Illustration basic technique
« on: January 16, 2006, 07:53:59 AM »
Now we are on the next important step in this guide- choosing of color. This could be done by very simple metod- click on the color square on the lower part of the tool menu on the left side and picker color window will appear. Yuo can take a sample color by direct picking in the field but most precise way is ifyou have an info of the color and it's RGB value. Input this value in the field shaded in light blue. You can see RGB alue I have put for the German RLM 76 color. Note also in the right uper corner that we have not new layer for blue color and it is noted by blue color which mean that this is active layer.

Warplane Art / Re: Illustration basic technique
« on: January 14, 2006, 09:05:34 PM »
Now we come on the imortant point of the work- layer creation. Work with layer's are of the basic importance. New layer is simple to add, just press ctrl shift N and layer window will appeared on the screen. First give the name of the layer, in this sample "Blue" and leave all of the rest details as they are. Press OK and you have created first layer in which you will apply first base coat of the illustration, RLM76 color. You will note that selection stay on the same position but now is in the new active layer named "Blue".

Warplane Art / Illustration basic technique
« on: January 13, 2006, 11:12:10 PM »
Let's begin with the color profile. First at all i have to note that could not do this if you are not common with the picture editor control. In this way this is the Adobe Photoshop, version CS2, by my personal opinion the best software for the picture editing.

Our target will be to produce color profile of the Messerschmitt Bf109E flown by Kurt Wolf from the JG52. What we need is the basic technical drawing and the photo of the subject. Drawings I have scan from the "Model Art" special edition Bf109E. Scan have to be 300 dpi and as larger as possible- I use A3 size in landscape orientation. Format is TIFF. I do not use PSD as well it is much large and there is no need for this. Photoshop memory many of data including of your actions and this give larger file. In this reason I use TIFF form and click on field LZW for the compression. This will extra reduce size of the image but this will still be capable for the high quality professional print.

Drawings must to be clean in the outline and the area out of the basic shape and this need some time to prepare before the start of the initial work. Prepared drawing then select. You can do this with regular selection tools but also with pen which is most precision and versatile tool in CS2. Fastest way to select is to choose Magic Wand tool and to click in the area out of the plane shape. All outer area will be then selected. You should then press Ctrl shift i and selection will be inverted and the airplane body will be selected. Around the plane body will be noted selection which is called "marching ants". See it on the picture number 1.

Note- best way is Pen tool for selection and you have tips explained here

Warplane Art / Re: Hellcat color profile
« on: January 11, 2006, 11:59:20 PM »
Ovo  sve ce biti posebno obradjeno. Meni nije cilj da ucim ljude Fotosopu vec da one koji ga vec donekle znaju uputim sta dalje. Ima prilicno slojeva, a format u kojem se radi je TIFF sa LZW kompresijom. Postoje dodaci za Fotosop ali i osnovni je sasvim dovoljan. Sto se tice samih boja cuvanje u formatu TIFF resava sve dok JPG moze ali u malo visem kvalitetu... ali ne preporucujem.

Warplane Art / Re: Hellcat color profile
« on: January 08, 2006, 06:49:28 PM »
Ja sve to radim u Adobe Fotosopu CS2 i mislim da nema boljeg programa od njega. A tehnike... ima tu puno da se prica i konacno cu morati da sednem i da odradim nekoliko kratkih uputstava kako se sta radi da se dobije ovakav profil.

Combat Warplanes / C-130- velika fotka 1,6 MB
« on: January 06, 2006, 10:31:48 PM »
C-130 Herkules vozi po pisti u bazi Jokota u Japanu. Snimak uradjen danas 6. januara 2006 i predstavlja avione iz 36 Erlift Skvedron koji ima takticki raspored dejstava u oblasti Pacifika.

Record ID No. (VIRIN): 060106-F-1740G-004

Combat Warplanes / F-102 za muzej/ Museums F-102
« on: January 06, 2006, 08:26:18 AM »
Snimak je uradjen 10 novembra prosle godine i predstavlja lovacki avion F-102 potpuno sredjen od strane osoblja 62. eskadrile za odrzavanje americkog vazduhoplovstva u bazi Mek Cord. Namena je da letelica bude izlozena u muzeju u istoimenoj bazi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kevin J. Tosh Jr.)

10/11/05 - An F102 Fighter Jet sits inside Hangar 6 almost completely restored, by U.S. Air Force personnel of the 62nd Maintenance Squadron, McChord Air Force Base (AFB), Wash., Oct. 11, 2005. The F102 once fully restored will be displayed at the McChord AFB Flight Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kevin J. Tosh Jr.)

Market / new Yugoslav kit for sale
« on: January 05, 2006, 08:40:36 PM »
1/72 scale kit from Italeri Models which was molded in Italy in 1995:
Italeri # 049 Messerschmitt Bf-110C-3 "Zerstorer"
This kit is in new mint sealed box condition, with minor crimping to the box from the shrink wrap. This kit is now out of production, and very hard to find! Comes with the option to do 2 German aircraft. However I will also be adding to this auction a decal selection from the Lift Here sheet Q-72LH to model a Yugoslavian aircraft that was captured in 1941, but was never (at least not known at this time) utilized during the April 1941 invasion. Direct buy at link bellow...

1/72 scale kit and decal collection for auction:
Airfix # 02067 Hawker Hurricane Mark I Lift Here partial selection from F-72LH Royal Yugoslav Air Force Sheet # 2 This kit is in new mint sealed condition. Also included with this fine kit is a decal selection from a very rare JKRV Set # 2 from the Lift Here Decal producer. These were originally produced in 2003, and were limited to 300 pieces being manufactured. Plus as an added bonus I am including a color full profile and a decal placement guide for the Yugoslav Zmaj built Hurricane as it appeared in 1941. Dirct buy at link bellow...

1/72 scale bomber kit and decal selection for auction:
Airfix Savoia-Marchetti Sm.79 Sparviero Lift Here decal selection for #13 of Royal Yugoslavian Air Force. The Airfix kit is in open box condition with some signs of minimal shelf wear, and the contents are still sealed in their original bag.
This selection comes with an additional decal selection from Lift Here decals made in Serbia in 2005 for aircraft # 13. Direct link...

Forums Works / Re: Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
« on: January 05, 2006, 08:00:30 AM »
Boistinu se rodi!!! Al si brz!

Warplane Art / Kabina IK-2 / IK-2 cockpit
« on: December 27, 2005, 07:33:14 PM »
Ovo je moj prvai rad ove vrste i otpilike je 70 % zavrsen.

This is my first work of this type and it is finished some 70 % .

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Paluba nosaca aviona- za ljubitelje diorama
« on: December 20, 2005, 03:07:53 PM »
Evo je konacno slika... sad je nasa :)

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Paluba nosaca aviona- za ljubitelje diorama
« on: December 20, 2005, 11:46:56 AM »
Izgleda da je puko link- ajd naci cu sliku pa je stavljam opet...

Aircraft Modeling / Paluba nosaca aviona- za ljubitelje diorama
« on: December 16, 2005, 10:09:03 PM »
Evo palube nosaca aviona Dzon Stenis snimljen 12. decembra 2005. Detalja do mile volje...

Warplane Art / Re: Stara dobra olovka
« on: December 13, 2005, 12:09:21 PM »
Neki amerikanac ali imam samo par skenova iz te stare knjige tako da ni ja ne znam ko je u pitanju.

Warplane Art / Stara dobra olovka
« on: December 11, 2005, 10:07:26 PM »
Evo ga jedan dobar rad starih majstora u olovci...

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