Author Topic: Maj. Jack L. Reed - P-38J "Curly Six" (08L) - 367th FG, 393rd FS - Rev 1  (Read 132 times)

Offline Vraciu

  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 13472
Fastest Revision In History   

Thanks for all the feedback, guys (Lyric1,  Oboe, Drvil5O5, Grebo).

___

Maj. Jack L. Reed
P-38J-25-LO “Curly Six" (08L)
S/N 44-23569
367th FG, 393rd FS
Stoney Cross UK, 1944

P-38J-25-LO "Curly Six" 08L (S/N 44-23569) was the personal aircraft of Captain Jack L. Reed of the 393rd Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group, during the summer of 1944, based at Stoney Cross and later at Ibsley, Hampshire, before the Group moved to France.  Excerpts from his diary during his combat tour spanning April to October 1944 provided an interesting insight into the life of a P-38 pilot in the ETO.

http://www.thenewforestguide.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Extracts-from-Captain-Jack-Reed.pdf

__________



The original with the old 3D-shape is here: https://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,399545.msg5296547.html#msg5296547

You can see the first attempt with the new shape here (it was way too blue): https://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,407009.0.html

Click to enlarge.






Couldn't quite get this third one in close enough to get a high-resolution shot of it.   Darn it.



« Last Edit: February 28, 2023, 06:15:58 PM by Vraciu »
”KILLER V”
Charter Member of the P-51 Mustang Skin Mafia
King of the Hill Champ, Tour 219
325th VFG - "The Checkertails"
King of the Hill Win Percentage - 100 (1 Win, 0 Losses)

Offline oboe

  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 9133
      • Oboe's Aces High III Skin Gallery
Re: Maj. Jack L. Reed - P-38J "Curly Six" (08L) - 367th FG, 393rd FS - Rev 1
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2023, 05:21:13 PM »
That overhead shot looks almost photorealistic.  Nicely done!

Offline Devil 505

  • Aces High CM Staff (In Training)
  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 8176
Re: Maj. Jack L. Reed - P-38J "Curly Six" (08L) - 367th FG, 393rd FS - Rev 1
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2023, 05:54:34 PM »
She's a beaut!
Kommando Nowotny

FlyKommando.com

Offline Vraciu

  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 13472
Re: Maj. Jack L. Reed - P-38J "Curly Six" (08L) - 367th FG, 393rd FS - Rev 1
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2023, 06:15:16 PM »
Thanks again, guys.
”KILLER V”
Charter Member of the P-51 Mustang Skin Mafia
King of the Hill Champ, Tour 219
325th VFG - "The Checkertails"
King of the Hill Win Percentage - 100 (1 Win, 0 Losses)

Offline lyric1

  • Skinner Team
  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 10306
Re: Maj. Jack L. Reed - P-38J "Curly Six" (08L) - 367th FG, 393rd FS - Rev 1
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2023, 11:56:53 PM »
 :aok That fixed it.  :rock

Offline Vraciu

  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 13472
Thank you.  I'll be tweaking the metal effects over time.  Hopefully it will improve. 

Thanks for the help.  :salute
”KILLER V”
Charter Member of the P-51 Mustang Skin Mafia
King of the Hill Champ, Tour 219
325th VFG - "The Checkertails"
King of the Hill Win Percentage - 100 (1 Win, 0 Losses)