__StrafeMike__

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About __StrafeMike__

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  • Birthday 05/14/1970

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    Thessaloniki ,Greece
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    Plastic Modelling, Dioramas, Figurine painting, History and above all else skinning!!!

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  1. Trying to reach your level, Paul!
  2. You can do anything you like with those...more/less shine, make them darker, or lighter, anything!
  3. Fw 190 D9, W.Nr. 600424, "Red 1", JagdVerband 44, Munchen-Riem, April 1945, pilot: Lt. Heinz "Heino" Sachsenberg Download link http://live.warthunder.com/post/593812/en/
  4. Image created by Kaspar_ Hello to all fellow flyers out there, armchair- or not! Ever since I walked out of a shopping mall in Melbourne, back in 1981 with a Monogram Mustang in my hands, I knew that it was airplanes for me and never looked back! I am still in love with the plane and many times in the recent past wished to at least see one up close, but anyways!I guess that's a no-no for me!All the same, Gaijin is my antidote and my medicine this last year or so!Skinning came by as an unexpected "gift" so I could practice my old profession -image editing- this time on my favorite subject! I had nothing to do around skinning before. In this community I came by some very nice people who give their help and expertise freely ! So it's a real pleasure to be here among guys that know and feel things the way you do yourself! This fact alone made me decide to take my work a lot more seriously than before, almost given up "flying" War Thunder or any flight simulator and devoted myself solely to skinning! I'm only on historical themes.Every skin is made with as much detail and realism to the best of my knowledge and ability, ...yet! I sincerely hope you find my stuff interesting enough and comment on any matter you may please! Happy landings! __StrafeMike__ Important notes:a) I am willing to do requests, as long as I find them interesting and of course have enough source material to work on. As for requests, please read post #318 at page 16 b) I always appreciate any feedback, any criticism , as long as it is put in a kind and gently manner! We are here for the pleasure! c) Every work of mine, is updated, should I find it proper. Any updates will be referred to as last dates of update in the short description window.This is of course to avoid any confusion. d) Every decal is custom made, using photos, sketches or decals found on the net only as guides for the actual work that is done on separate layers and never do I copy actual files, whole, or as a part. e) Every project is given my best attention to detail . It is the only way to make something better than the default textures provided and not just change color and slam a few decals! This involves remaking each plane's riveting, panel lines , access hatches, adding new nomenclature (stencils) and making new 3D effects, all according to detail drawings and blueprints. This is my preferred method of making skins that provides the best results and is most realistic. f) You will find some more examples on my profile at Warthunder.live , planes that are not included here,These do not fall into the same category as the rest, as they were my first attempts , serving as a way to find my footing around skinning.I just keep them as a reminder of my first tries and of what to avoid in the future! :P Go to ***My Profile*** So these are my projects to date: I will present only all newer 8K DDS projects. (Older 2K and 4K skins can still be found at my profile but I will not depict them here, as they're obsolete since the 1.53 patch). WARNING! I might have overlooked and forgot to edit swastikas on some occasions. This is purely unintentional. Swastikas are there only for historical purposes, and no politics are involved whatsoever! 8K DDS Projects (PBR compatible when indicated) North American P-51D Mustang ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ "Big Beautiful Doll" http://live.warthunder.com/post/283850/en/............PBR friendly Indonesian P-51 http://live.warthunder.com/post/93327/..............outdated "Petie 3rd" http://live.warthunder.com/post/285535/en/............PBR friendly "Iron A$$" http://live.warthunder.com/post/321201/en/............PBR friendly Mustang IV "Dooleybird" http://live.warthunder.com/post/105408/....................You may find this skin included in game too. "Frenesi" http://live.warthunder.com/post/326226/en/............PBR friendly "Sunshine" http://live.warthunder.com/post/420739/en/............PBR friendly "Short Fuse Sallee" http://live.warthunder.com/post/193720/..............outdated "Mad Irishman" http://live.warthunder.com/post/194973/..............outdated "the Deacon" http://live.warthunder.com/post/196754/..............outdated "ShangriLa" http://live.warthunder.com/post/288172/en/............PBR friendly Mustang IV RCAF 403 Sqn http://live.warthunder.com/post/332135/en/............PBR friendly "The FLYING UNDERTAKER" http://live.warthunder.com/post/419597/en/............PBR friendly "Miss Velma" http://live.warthunder.com/post/420781/en/............PBR friendly "The Enchantress" http://live.warthunder.com/post/420883/en/............PBR friendly "Hun Hunter - Texas" http://live.warthunder.com/post/422997/en/...............PBR friendly "American Beauty" http://live.warthunder.com/post/423606/en/...............PBR friendly "Belligerent Bets" http://live.warthunder.com/post/424984/en/...............PBR friendly "Geraldine" http://live.warthunder.com/post/425967/en/...............PBR friendly "Ridge Runner III" http://live.warthunder.com/post/427155/en/...............PBR friendly RNLAF Mustang 121 Sqn http://live.warthunder.com/post/438415/en/...............PBR friendly "CRIPES A'MIGHTY 3rd" http://live.warthunder.com/post/507260/en/...............PBR friendly Messerschmitt Bf 109 E ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ E, III/JG2, Maj. Dr. Erich Mix http://live.warthunder.com/post/226930/..............outdated E4, III/ZG1, "Wespen" http://live.warthunder.com/post/322489/en/..............PBR friendly E4, Stab/JG26 Adolf Galland http://live.warthunder.com/post/291288/en/.............PBR friendly E4, Major Helmut Wick http://live.warthunder.com/post/325497/en/.............PBR friendly E4, 3/JG3 (3 skin pack) http://live.warthunder.com/post/448735/en/.............PBR friendly E4, 3/JG2 "Yellow 6" http://live.warthunder.com/post/448752/en/............PBR friendly E4, JG 3 "Red 10" http://live.warthunder.com/post/448777/en/............PBR friendly E4, 1/LG2 "Red 11" http://live.warthunder.com/post/448762/en/............PBR friendly E4, 2/JG 27 Tropical http://live.warthunder.com/post/450816/en/.............PBR friendly E4, 6/JG51 "Yellow 1" Priller http://live.warthunder.com/post/502559/en/.............PBR friendly Messerschmitt Bf 109 F ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ F , III/JG 2, Hans "Assi" Hahn http://live.warthunder.com/post/297032/en/..............PBR friendly F, Stab II/JG27 http://live.warthunder.com/post/401072/en/ ..............PBR friendly F, Stab/JG51, Werner Molders http://live.warthunder.com/post/356589/en/...............PBR friendly F, 9/JG54, Hans Ekkehard Bob http://live.warthunder.com/post/297455/en/...............PBR friendly F, III/JG27, H.J.Marseille,W.Nr.8693 http://live.warthunder.com/post/399591/en/.....................PBR friendly F, III/JG27, H.J.Marseille,W.Nr.8673 http://live.warthunder.com/post/399624/en/.....................PBR friendly F, II/JG3, Yellow 12, tropical camo http://live.warthunder.com/post/299356/en/ ..............PBR friendly F, Stab/ JG 53 "Pik As" Lt.Schiess http://live.warthunder.com/post/401402/en/...............PBR friendly F4, Hans Philipp, Revised edition http://live.warthunder.com/post/218621/..............outdated Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ G2, "Black 2" Gunther Rall http://live.warthunder.com/post/215994/..............outdated G2, "Yellow 14", H.J. Marseille http://live.warthunder.com/post/385175/en/.............PBR friendly G2, III/JG 54, yellow 12 Winter Camo http://live.warthunder.com/post/385201/en/...............PBR friendly G2, Finnish 2/HLeLv 24 http://live.warthunder.com/post/416015/en/.............PBR friendly G2, 4o Stormo, Ten. Giulio Reiner http://live.warthunder.com/post/429201/en/.............PBR friendly G2, II/JG52, Uffz. H.Waldmann http://live.warthunder.com/post/433618/en/.............PBR friendly Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ G6 "Yellow 1" E. Hartmann http://live.warthunder.com/post/290164/en/..............PBR friendly G6 "Yellow 11" 9/JG54 http://live.warthunder.com/post/492350/en/.............PBR friendly G6 II/JG51 Hptm. K. Rammelt http://live.warthunder.com/post/493968/en/.............PBR friendly G6 "Black 11" Unit unknown http://live.warthunder.com/post/525299/en/............PBR friendly Messerschmitt Bf 109 G10 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ G10 "Black Tulip" E. Hartmann http://live.warthunder.com/post/288616/en/..............PBR friendly Messerschmitt Bf 109 G14 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ G14 "Gelb 25" II/KG 55 http://live.warthunder.com/post/564974/en/..............PBR friendly G14 "Gelb 8+-" 6/JG27 http://live.warthunder.com/post/567787/en/.................PBR friendly F6F Hellcat ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ F6F-5 (early) Hellcat "Minsi III" http://live.warthunder.com/post/505885/en/..............outdated F6F-3 Hamilton McWhorter,VF-9 http://live.warthunder.com/post/158883/..............outdated F6F-3 VF 27, USS Princeton http://live.warthunder.com/post/505848/en/..............outdated F6F-5 VF 27,USS Independence http://live.warthunder.com/post/161224/..............outdated Gloster Gladiator ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gladiator MkII RHAF http://live.warthunder.com/post/184822/..............outdated Republic P-47 Thunderbolt ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Anniversary P47D28 "Tarheel Hal" http://live.warthunder.com/post/168809/.....................PBR friendly P-47 M1 RE "Tarheel Hal" http://live.warthunder.com/post/169773/ ..............outdated P-47 M1 RE "Slick Chick" http://live.warthunder.com/post/200982/..............outdated P-47 M1 RE Maj. Bostwick http://live.warthunder.com/post/203855/..............outdated P-47D-28 "Chief Ski-U-Mah" http://live.warthunder.com/post/209324/..............outdated Supermarine Spitfire ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Spitfire Mk Ia 602 Sqn http://live.warthunder.com/post/433495/en/..............outdated Spitfire Mk IIb 71 Sqn http://live.warthunder.com/post/336414/en/..............outdated Spitfire Mk Ia 610 Sqn http://live.warthunder.com/post/438173/en/...............outdated Hawker Hurricane ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hurricane MkIIb "Alsace" http://live.warthunder.com/post/318020/en/....................PBR friendly Hurricane MkI Stanford Tuck http://live.warthunder.com/post/331433/en/....................PBR friendly Focke Wulf Fw190 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dora 9 "Brown 18" http://live.warthunder.com/post/385816/en/....................PBR friendly Dora 9 G. Barkhorn(2 liveries) pt.1 http://live.warthunder.com/post/400111/en/ ....................PBR friendly Dora 9 G. Barkhorn(2 liveries) pt.2 http://live.warthunder.com/post/400142/en/ ....................PBR friendly Dora 9 "Rot 4" http://live.warthunder.com/post/403482/en/ .......................PBR friendly Dora 9 "Rot 4" Ver. 2 http://live.warthunder.com/post/404629/en/ .......................PBR friendly Dora 9 Rudel Gefechtsverband http://live.warthunder.com/post/410463/en/ .......................PBR friendly Dora 9 Marienburg http://live.warthunder.com/post/419221/en/ .......................PBR friendly Dora 9 1/JG26 "Weiss 1" http://live.warthunder.com/post/465808/en/.........................PBR friendly Dora 9 II/JG301 "Weiss 16" http://live.warthunder.com/post/498166/en/.........................PBR friendly Dora 9 I/JG2 "Weiss 16" http://live.warthunder.com/post/499789/en/.........................PBR friendly Dora 9 11/JG 54 "Gelb 4" http://live.warthunder.com/post/501537/en/.........................PBR friendly Dora 9 JV 44 "Red 1" http://live.warthunder.com/post/593812/en/.........................PBR friendly FockeWulf Ta 154 A1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Late war camo http://live.warthunder.com/post/541529/en/.........................PBR friendly "9w+BO" semi historical http://live.warthunder.com/post/558910/en/..........................PBR friendly EXTRAS ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rustsatze R5/R6 cannon pods http://live.warthunder.com/post/492539/en/.........................PBR friendly for the Bf 109 F1, F2, F4, F4/Trop, G2, G2/Trop, G6, G10, G14, K4