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by tomthecat73
02 Dec 2011, 09:25
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Northwest Airlines A320 [Completed]
Replies: 24
Views: 22454

Re: Haven't Painted One of These in a While...

For me the bowling shoe is one of the most beautiful and interesting liveries ever. It was a tough design and very unique! Much better than the silver look afterwards. Very goooood job Kyle - you are really one of the best painters here!
by tomthecat73
01 Dec 2011, 16:43
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Lots of paints will come soon
Replies: 7
Views: 7334

Re: Lots of paints will come soon

Painting both, the Saudia A321 is completed and will be uploaded soon - the A320 follows after the finishing of Air Berlin. I thing Sunday comes the first batch of repaints - AND: i just heard that the agency where i am working closes the doors between x-mas and new year :-) lots of time to paint :-)
by tomthecat73
28 Nov 2011, 15:49
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Lots of paints will come soon
Replies: 7
Views: 7334

Lots of paints will come soon

WOW dear PA-team. I just downloaded the new paintkit and checked it - ITS GREAT!!! Thank you for soooo many details, dirt and shine... Nobody can scream anymore and cry for details etc. I will add my already finished and prepared paints now within this paintkit, publish them and I will be happy :-) ...
by tomthecat73
05 Aug 2011, 14:25
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Something for british holiday makers
Replies: 4
Views: 4498

Re: Something for british holiday makers

Long long time ago :-)
by tomthecat73
13 Jul 2011, 19:49
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Air Asia A320 - Team Lotus (9M-AFY)
Replies: 7
Views: 9211

Re: Air Asia A320 - Team Lotus (9M-AFY)

Looks amazing - wonderful paintjob!!
by tomthecat73
13 Jul 2011, 15:55
Forum: Texturing
Topic: New A321 Paintkit
Replies: 7
Views: 8860

Re: New A321 Paintkit

Me too :-)
by tomthecat73
13 Jul 2011, 07:57
Forum: Texturing
Topic: New A321 Paintkit
Replies: 7
Views: 8860

Re: New A321 Paintkit

The idea to enhance files is always good - but dont forget to honor the original producer of the paintkit. The rivets are never visible this way. Looks like a hedgehog. But the cockpit windows are cool from this perspective - First i thought its a real photo of a real aircraft. But does it wors from...
by tomthecat73
07 Jul 2011, 22:21
Forum: Texturing
Topic: BRUUUUUUUUM!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 5198

Re: BRUUUUUUUUM!!!

uuuuuuu :-) changed!
by tomthecat73
07 Jul 2011, 14:24
Forum: Texturing
Topic: BRUUUUUUUUM!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 5198

BRUUUUUUUUM!!!

Its not exactly the right formular one car - I think they rendered their own, and I had this quiet similar in highres - so I used this.

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by tomthecat73
04 Jul 2011, 21:53
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Changing tail reg!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3205

Re: Changing tail reg!!

Can you explain WHICH reg do you want to change? Usually its a Photoshop thing. Its mostly the file Axx_fuse_3_t.bmp where you have to do the modification. But you (and every other painter) can not download a plane, change the reg and upload it again without permission. So the easiest way is: contac...
by tomthecat73
04 Jul 2011, 19:54
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Successor of my D-AILU repaint
Replies: 9
Views: 7717

Re: Successor of my D-AILU repaint

I uploaded it to AVSIM 24 hours ago - but it is still not online..
:roll:
by tomthecat73
03 Jul 2011, 21:38
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Successor of my D-AILU repaint
Replies: 9
Views: 7717

Re: Successor of my D-AILU repaint

I think in a few hours its there - I already uploaded it to AVSIM.
by tomthecat73
03 Jul 2011, 19:46
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Successor of my D-AILU repaint
Replies: 9
Views: 7717

Re: Successor of my D-AILU repaint

Belly is a little bit darker. Just uploaded this bird to AVSIM. Have fun. Thommy. http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4448/padailunc01.jpg http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3370/padailunc06.jpg http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9110/padailunc05.jpg http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9571/padailunc04.jpg
by tomthecat73
03 Jul 2011, 12:29
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Successor of my D-AILU repaint
Replies: 9
Views: 7717

Successor of my D-AILU repaint

Lufthansa's LU had a facelift. My D-AILU from August 2008 has on too now. Will be uploaded very soon. :-)

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by tomthecat73
02 Jul 2011, 11:56
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Hey, this was my 50th Project Airbus repaint
Replies: 3
Views: 4691

Hey, this was my 50th Project Airbus repaint

I just counted all my repaints and found out, that this was my 50th Project Airbus repaint. Halleluja! :-) But many more will follow. Thanks for all the support and comments. And thank you very much dear PA team - your models are the best! http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/184/padaiqw01.jpg http://...
by tomthecat73
01 Jul 2011, 22:41
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 8426

Re: Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world

Out now. Just uploaded it to AVSIM. Will be updated when model 2.1 is out - Cant wait for it :-) http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/3240/padaiqw03.jpg http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6330/padaiqw05.jpg http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/1906/padaiqw04.jpg http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/184/padaiq...
by tomthecat73
01 Jul 2011, 10:28
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 8426

Re: Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world

Thanks John. I will publish it this evening. Status so far: - I am looking for a good detailed photo of a LH main wheel and use this. - reduced the dirt a little bit - was too much! - Doors fixed. - Wings completelly reworked - they are 100% LH now. - Wingtips reworked. Thanks for the advice John. -...
by tomthecat73
30 Jun 2011, 14:15
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Dragonair A321 IAE now in the air
Replies: 13
Views: 11787

Re: Dragonair A321 IAE now in the air

Never pedantic - there are two painters out there who "use" my Air Berlin textures - I know how that feels. Especially if you needed hours and hours to reach a result which makes you happy. Mhhh sad story here.
by tomthecat73
30 Jun 2011, 12:57
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Dragonair A321 IAE now in the air
Replies: 13
Views: 11787

Re: Dragonair A321 IAE now in the air

Are you sure Tom? Windows are different, vertical "markings" and dirt looks different... Of course we know what he did, but this DragonAir looks really different as the TAP. And I cant see the lights and shades in the Dragon Air. I also produced a photoshop layer (actually a few) with shad...
by tomthecat73
30 Jun 2011, 12:45
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 8426

Re: Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world

i found one good in airliners.net. (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufthansa/Airbus-A320-211/1936745/L/&sid=a9e9e49be3c8ee06f9ec763e68028ade) The rest i did in Illustrator. Doors are already fixed Wingtips fixed What do you mean with "hub" on the main wheel? - Not already dark? That's ...
by tomthecat73
26 Jun 2011, 22:29
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 8426

Promoting one of the oldest airports in the world

Needs still minor changes (reducing the dirt a little bit, adjust the grey of engines and belly, make the upper antenna white), but will be uploaded within a few hours. Its a request - so I upload it now. Will be updated when model 2.1 is out. http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7183/paa320daiqw1.jpg...
by tomthecat73
26 Jun 2011, 15:02
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

Not now - but I am sure if the version 2.1 is out there will be 5-6 Iberia repaints :-) I 've done a A319 in Iberia colors - so it is easy to adopt it...
by tomthecat73
26 Jun 2011, 11:22
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Jetstar A320 v2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 11852

Re: Jetstar A320 v2.1

Looks terrific!!! What a beautiful paintjob!!! Brillant!
by tomthecat73
26 Jun 2011, 11:20
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

The BA paint is not from me...
by tomthecat73
26 Jun 2011, 11:19
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

The Vueling makes me crazy: The grey dots are incredible difficult to match. The body with its colorfull painting was "easy" against the grey dots. But if I am satisfied once with the dots many many many different Vuelings will follow. By the way: Living in BCN must be great. I love this c...
by tomthecat73
26 Jun 2011, 11:15
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

Thias will be published soon because it is a request. But as soon as version 2.1 is out i update it. White wings and "photoreal" vertical stabilizers are finished too. Will be at AVSIM soon.

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by tomthecat73
24 Jun 2011, 21:57
Forum: Texturing
Topic: China Southern A321
Replies: 14
Views: 12116

Re: China Southern A321

YES. YOU decide - no one else... And if I look your paints - there is no reason for shyness. Watch the small points inside the chinese letters - they are different left and right....
by tomthecat73
24 Jun 2011, 21:41
Forum: Texturing
Topic: China Southern A321
Replies: 14
Views: 12116

Re: China Southern A321

Hey dont be so shy! YOU decide if you publish - not we. I have seen many many much much much more worse and wrong paintjobs there. Only the "reflection" exactly in the dark blue stripe is a little bit confusing. The widest point in the fuselage is around the windows. usually there is often...
by tomthecat73
24 Jun 2011, 18:50
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

One latin american more...

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by tomthecat73
24 Jun 2011, 18:33
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Airberlin A320-200 D-ABGJ
Replies: 6
Views: 5967

Re: Airberlin A320-200 D-ABGJ

Overall very good. Just a few thinks: - the engine looks a little bit "synthetic". Add the same effects from the fuselage to the engine nacells - the titanium plates at the horizontal stabilizers are red too at Air Berlin - the vertical stabilizer is not complete red at Air Berlin. Watch i...
by tomthecat73
24 Jun 2011, 13:57
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

I NEED THE MODEL V2.1 URGENT!!! :lol: :lol:

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by tomthecat73
20 Jun 2011, 13:11
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Jetstar A320 v2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 11852

Re: Jetstar A320 v2.1

Fittig the "e" at the aft must be a real challenge too :-)
Nice Paint - wish I had the model too now...
by tomthecat73
20 Jun 2011, 05:04
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

A white layer - with only 20-30% opacity over the paint. With the Sichuan Airlines I ceated finally THE perfect (for me) layer which I will use now always. It was a lot of trial and error
by tomthecat73
19 Jun 2011, 22:53
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Next chinese beauty touched down at AVSIM
Replies: 0
Views: 1819

Next chinese beauty touched down at AVSIM

Just uploaded to AVSIM. Shouldt be in the hangar soon.

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by tomthecat73
19 Jun 2011, 17:52
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: PA A380 model in air incident investigation video
Replies: 4
Views: 5852

Re: PA A380 model in air incident investigation video

OMG - how embarrassing for a professional filmmaker to use FS2004 for an objective documentation. And this cockpits? A330? A380? Haha! Reminds me all the selfmade movies for the 9/11 attacs - where they used the FS2000 Boeing 737 standard cockpit to illustrate how the highjackers flew into the tower...
by tomthecat73
19 Jun 2011, 17:36
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

VERY EARLY STAGE. The dots at the aft makes me crazy... I will add all the light and shadow layers when I am satisfied with the dots...
But it was a lot of fun to trace the figures...

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by tomthecat73
19 Jun 2011, 17:32
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

And the next - can't wait to fly out :-)
(P.S.: early stage - will paint a little bit more reflections, light and shadows - I created a new layer for my Sichuan paint and will add this here too)

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by tomthecat73
19 Jun 2011, 17:20
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Re: Waiting for the A320 V2.1

This is a very, very special A320. This B-6388 of Sichuan Airlines was the very first Airbus produced in Tianjin, China. Just a further milestone in Airbus' success story.
by tomthecat73
19 Jun 2011, 15:59
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Waiting for the A320 V2.1
Replies: 20
Views: 14765

Waiting for the A320 V2.1

One of the many colorful A320s waiting for the V2.1 :D

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by tomthecat73
16 Jun 2011, 17:25
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Question about painting A320
Replies: 12
Views: 7963

Re: Question about painting A320

No. Traditional a mouse :-) I've never worked with a graphic tablet in my live
by tomthecat73
16 Jun 2011, 14:18
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Question about painting A320
Replies: 12
Views: 7963

Re: Question about painting A320

This is finished... but the real challenge are the dots at the aft... My god I thought I just do a few dots - but they are more "eggs" at the belly... :-))

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by tomthecat73
15 Jun 2011, 22:38
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Question about painting A320
Replies: 12
Views: 7963

Re: Question about painting A320

I love tracing. Usually i make layouts in Indesign or QuarkxPress - so tracing is like chill out for me. Switch your brain out and set point for point with the beziértool :D Now I wait for the release of the A320 V2.1. I have a few A320s in the garage in pole position. But before I will publish one ...
by tomthecat73
15 Jun 2011, 18:58
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Question about painting A320
Replies: 12
Views: 7963

Re: Question about painting A320

you need a good undistorted picture - lay it in one layer and close this layer. than trace it with the bezier tool. Al I can say is that it take a little practice. fo r a newbie it is quiet a challenge i think. currently i am workin on this http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7043/13638045.jpg http:/...
by tomthecat73
15 Jun 2011, 17:03
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Question about painting A320
Replies: 12
Views: 7963

Re: Question about painting A320

I paint on my Macintosh with Illustrator - or better with my old Freehand. For the Panda i needed around 1-2 hours. i work since 15 years with graphic programs (i am graphic designer) and have a little routine. I have a few "spanish" surprises comming next. :-) Using the vectorizised graph...
by tomthecat73
15 Jun 2011, 09:37
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Question about painting A320
Replies: 12
Views: 7963

Question about painting A320

Dear PA-Team, I am painting a few A320s right now and I wonder if it is better to wait with publishing until the version 2.1 is out. I've seen Cyprus and New Zealand paints on the V2.1 model in the preview area. So far I have 4 A320s in pole position. One paint is quiet challenging and colorful - wi...
by tomthecat73
13 Jun 2011, 20:12
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Air India A321 RELEASED!
Replies: 25
Views: 19527

Re: Air India A321 RELEASED!

The same with me: other repainters use my textures - actually from my Air Berlin paint - Why do this people not ask before? I am the last one who say "no" if i can help somebody - I even send whole .psd-files...

But steeling is not nice... I know how Jeffrey feels
by tomthecat73
12 Jun 2011, 23:59
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Explore the Lebanon
Replies: 0
Views: 1870

Explore the Lebanon

It was a request from one simmer. Have fun. Just uploaded it at Avsim. http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7823/paa321formi5.jpg http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/737/paa321formi1.jpg http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/148/paa321formi3.jpg http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/293/paa321formi4.jpg
by tomthecat73
12 Jun 2011, 23:55
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Guess what is coming here...
Replies: 9
Views: 7524

Re: Guess what is coming here...

Just touched down at Avsim. Will be at the gate soon.

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Have fun
by tomthecat73
12 Jun 2011, 15:27
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Guess what is coming here...
Replies: 9
Views: 7524

Re: Guess what is coming here...

The second promobird is on the finals

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by tomthecat73
12 Jun 2011, 15:21
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Air India A321 RELEASED!
Replies: 25
Views: 19527

Re: Air India A321 RELEASED!

Juerg - ASKING ist the minimum! The comments about "switzerland" and copyrights I dont understand.