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jocko417

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RCAF skins - Canadair Sabre in NATO use
« on: January 16, 2010, 06:25:45 PM »
Hi all, working on some RCAF skins representing the early years of 1 Canadian Air Division in Europe...



Canadair Sabre Mk.2 of No. 416 (Lynx) Sqn, 2 Wing, Grostenqiun, France circa 1953.




Canadair Sabre F.4 of No. 422 (Tomahawk) Sqn, RCAF Station Uplands, circa 1953.




Canadair Sabre F.4 of No. 414 (Black Knight) Sqn, RCAF Station St. Hubert, circa 1953.




Canadair Sabre Mk.2 of No. 439 (Tiger) Sqn, 1 Wing, North Luffenham, England circa 1952.


More to come, still have to add alpha layers and some more details.

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Re: RCAF skins - Canadair Sabre in NATO use
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 08:41:10 PM »
Nice work!

jocko417

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Re: RCAF skins - Canadair Sabre in NATO use
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 09:58:16 PM »
Another one, Canadair Sabre Mk.2 19170 of No. 410 (Cougar) Sqn. RCAF, circa 1954.







« Last Edit: January 22, 2010, 10:34:55 PM by jocko417 »

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Re: RCAF skins - Canadair Sabre in NATO use
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 09:32:46 AM »
Wonderful work, Jocko, great collection !  8)

Thanks!

Cheers,
Jan

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Re: RCAF skins - Canadair Sabre in NATO use
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 09:12:05 PM »
For the schooner lovers...



Canadair Sabre Mk.2 19449, coded BR-449 of No. 434 (Bluenose) Squadron, 3 Wing, RCAF Station Zweibruecken, Germany, circa 1954.

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Re: RCAF skins - Canadair Sabre in NATO use
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2010, 03:56:28 PM »
The blue arrow marking above was a bit too light and was the wrong shape, changed it...

3 Wing at RCAF Station Zweibruecken was the first Canadian NATO base to adopt uniform squadron marking styles. Around 1954 each of the three RCAF Sabre squadrons based at Zwei were repainted with an arrow-style fuselage flash with individual squadron art superimposed. 413 and 434 used a blue 'arrow' and 427's was red. 434 and 427 also used matching nose markings. Later, with the replacement of the Sabre Mk.2 by the Sabre Mk.5, all four Canadian fighter wings in Europe would use uniform marking styles, with each Wing using different coloured nose and fin stripes, and each squadron's nose art placed near the gun blast pane. Looking forward to a 6-3 hard edged, fenced Sabre from SF8 so I can do some Mk.5s  ;D



Canadair Sabre Mk.2 19149, coded AP-149 of No. 413 (Tusker) Squadron, 3 Wing, RCAF Station Zweibruecken, Germany, circa 1954.




BB-445 of No. 427 (Lion) Squadron.




BR-449 of No. 434 (Bluenose) Squadron.

The 'arrow' is supposed to come to a point on the top of the fuselage, this is the best I could do given that other than the dorsal vent panel there is no 'top fuselage' section of the texture map. Instead, the fuselage sides are stretched upwards to meet in the middle. I've compromised between getting a pointy tip and keeping the texture as smooth as possible given the stretching of the pixels at the top.



Here's a great resource for Canadair Sabres:





 

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Re: RCAF skins - Canadair Sabre in NATO use
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 01:54:28 AM »
A little sign of weathering will be very nice!