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Hey there everybody, since Doug let me know I wouldn't completely hose the site by putting up a pile of pictures I thought I'd share some of them with you. I call these muddled screenshots because they're ones that I've run through PSP to try to get different effects from your normal stock Pacific Fighters screenies. All of these are actual PF screenshots I noodled with, no foreign elements were added into any of them but I used different techniques to try to get different results, that is to say it's all from the game no real world water, sky, planes or anything else have been added into them.

There are 4 different categories, the first one is "Color Photography" which is my attempt to try to take a PF screenshot and make it look like a period photograph. In World War II color photography was just really becoming practical and more common so those old pictures tended to have either a lot more or a lot less color than we're used to seeing on modern pictures, I tried to capture that effect with varying degrees of success.

Here's Part I, Color Photographs, I hope you like them.

Corsairphoto3.jpg

This is a color photograph of a VMF-124 Corsair "White 13" which was flown by Ken Walsh, the first Marine Corsair Ace and shows the plane low over the water on patrol near a US Destroyer somewhere in the Solomon's Slot.

SBDPhoto.jpg

This is a color photo of Marine and Navy SBD-3s passing by Savo Island off Guadalcanal on an early morning strike mission against a Japanese convoy operating in the Solomons Slot.

A-20AleutianPhoto.jpg

This is a faded color photo of an Army Air Corps A-20 Havoc that was heavilly damaged and brought down off the Aleutians. The damage to the plane occured in the next photo which shows the skip boming attack on a destroyer which caused the damage to the plane.

SkipFlyoverPhoto.jpg

This is the A-20 from the previous photo right at the moment its 1000 pound bomb exploded on a skip bombing attack on a Japanese destroyer off the Aleutians. The black object sillouhetted against the blast wave is actually the left elevator of the plane. Oops.

PBJ-1JPhoto2.jpg

This is a color photograph of a Marine Corps PBJ-1J (as the B-25J was known in Naval service) low level skip bombing attack against Japanese freighters south of Rabaul. The plane is pulling away, with both tails no less, after a skip bombing attack.

SuzieQ.jpg

This is a color photograph of a Marine PBJ-1J that is en route to bomb a Japanese airbase in the Philippines. The Marines used these planes not only in anti-shipping roles but also as low and medium level attack bombers. Through the course of the war the USMC had no less than 8 Medium Bomber squadrons equipped with PBJ-1Js active in the Pacific, all submodels of the B-25 were used by the Marine Corps and all were ex-USAAF planes which were traded to the Navy for Marine use in an interservice resource deal.

And those are some of my "color photographs" Muddled Screenshots, I hope you liked them. Coming up next will be Aviation Art Print Muddled Screenshots. :)

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That Corsair is amazing. I like the effect on that Aleutian A20 as well. Perhaps just add a little noise to make it grainy.

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And away we go, here's Part II of my Muddled Screenshots Scrapbook, the Aviation Art Prints. With these I tried to get an "Aviation Art" print effect on the screenshots (hence the name, pretty clever eh?) because I've always been a huge fan of the great aviation art painters.

Splash1Oil.jpg

This one I call "Splash One" and it shows a Marine F4U-1 Corsiar against the early morning sun after shooting down a Japanese Zero.

ChinaHawkOil.jpg

I did this one because I always liked the P-40 and they always seemed to look just right when flying under Nationalist Chinese colors with the AVG, I call this one "China Hawk."

BettyKillOil.jpg

Back to Marine planes. This one shows a Marine F4U-2 nightfighter shooting down a Mitsubishi G3M "Betty" bomber on a very bright full moon night. I call it "Betty Kill."

Fighter2Oil.jpg

This may be my favorite of the Aviation Art type pictures I've done, I call it "Fighter One" and it shows a worn F4U-1A Corsair from the USS Essex parked at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal before being transferred to the RNZAF which used the type in the Solomons.

And that's it for the Aviation Art section of my Muddled Screenshots Scrapbook. At least for now. Hope you liked them. :)

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Thanks Stag. Coming from you that means a lot because I've seen what you can do with screenshots and it's absoultely fantastic. :D

I thought about noise but for some reason when I try to use it I wind up getting neon colored speckles instead of normal graininess. It vexes me it does, I am very vexed.

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Yeah, I second Rommel's assessment.

These are groovy beyond words.

You've progressed a lot since that "Frying Spitfires with the Power of my Mind" pic way back when!

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Frickin' amazing work, Schat! :thumbsup:

Once again, I have to rub my eyes to make sure some of those aren't actual photos.

I love that one of the Marine Corps PBJ-1J pulling up after the skip-bombing attack---looks like the real damn thing :o

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Okay now for Part III, these are the Sketches. I tried to get these screenies to look as if someone sat down and sketched with pen and paper the subjects.

Jeep1Sketch.jpg

I call this one "Jeep" because it shows a F4U-1A in early pattern camoflague flying off one Escort Carrier (called Jeeps) past another one and its destroyer escort.

WildcatSketch.jpg

This one I called "Parked Wildcat" because...well it's a sketch of a parked Wildcat on Wake Island. Cunning eh?

ParkedDeathSketch.jpg

I don't want to get in the habbit of saying which ones are my favorite in each category (at least so far as I'm working on more) but this is definately my favorite of the "sketches". I call it "Parked Death" because that's what it is, a F4U-1A which the Japanese called "Whistling Death" parked at Munda field.

And that's it for the sketches, for now. :D

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Well I'm glad ya like them guys. Just the sort of thing I do in my spare time for fun because...well I'm not right in the head. ;)

And Wallaby I can fry Spitfires with my mind!! Well except now I'd probably take the Spit over a Luftwaffe plane, so when I say I can fry a Spitfire just picture our resident Japanese pilot with the smartypants comments saying it. Hehehe.

The last category of Muddled Screenshots are the Black and White Photos. There aren't nearly as many of them that I've done because for some odd reason I just don't find them as interesting to do as the color ones. They don't take any less work, there's actually a few more steps to doing them than the color ones, but I must be getting old and need the color to soothe my eyes at Ohmygod in the morining when I usually mess with these things. So here we go...

SunsetBW.jpg

This photo shows a Marine F4U-1 flying against the setting sun over the Solomons in black and white.

BettykillBWPhoto.jpg

This photo depicts a F4U-1A shooting down a Betty medium bomber over the Philippines at the precise moment the Betty's fuel tanks exploded. The Betty wasn't known as the "Flying Zippo" for nothing as the flames and shockwaves of the tanks going up show in the picture.

And that's it. For now. :D

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I got a dollar that says that one day in the future, one of these images is going to show up on some guy's website because he did a Google image search and thinks they are actual photos. Ha! :)

Stellar work! :thumbsup:

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I got a dollar that says that one day in the future, one of these images is going to show up on some guy's website because he did a Google image search and thinks they are actual photos. Ha! :)

Stellar work!  :thumbsup:

Hahahaha, yeah well if that happens I will be a) flattered as hell and 2) all manner of amused. :lol:

Thanks, glad ya liked them. :D

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Well there is one more Color Photo that I have done but I can't post it here. It's of My personal PBJ-1J with nose art and...well the nose art would get me sent to the brig in any airforce in the world except for maybe the Italian one...or any one that Donnie was in charge of.

;)

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Thanks Donnie. :D

And since Herr Rommel asked for more, well, here are a couple more that I just got the finishing touches done on. One is a Black & White Corsair and the other is an Aviation Art...wait for it...Corsair. Yeah I really should do some more different planes than Corsairs sometime huh? ;)

BlueCorsairBW.jpg

This is a black and white photograph of a F4U-1D off the USS Yorktown, somewhere in the Central Pacific.

ScrapMetal.jpg

This is an Aviation Art style print I did of a Corsair shooting down a Zero, I call it "Getting Back Some Scrap Metal" since that's appearently what the Corsair did. ;)

That's it, I mean it! At least for a while, I'm working on a new prop technique that should make for some different sorts of color photos. :ph43r:

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More thanks guys. :thumbsup:

Oh and Canuck...bite me. :lol:

Anyhow, here are two more color photo type ones I just whipped up while I'm waiting for the mall to open up.

CapturedZeke.jpg

This photo shows a captured Japanese A6M Zero being flown in evaluation excercises with a Navy F6F Hellcat off the coast of Florida near NAS Pensacola.

CorsairPlant1.jpg

This photo shows a F4U-1 Corsair fresh from the assembly line preparing to take off from the factory field in New Haven, Connecticut to be delivered to the Marine Corps.

That's it for the day! I mean it Rommel!

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Thanks Bro, feel free to yoik any of them that ya want for the VMF-124 page if you feel like it.

Or hell I'll do requests if you want some special ones for the site.

Glad y'all liked them, like I said all that offline flying gets me to the point where I just have to do something else and this is as good a thing to do as anything I imagine. :lol:

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Ich bin not frettink!!

Zhe movink around unt schratchink iz fom zhe krabz zhat ich got frum sharink undervhear mit Stanz zhat he left behind vhen he dezerted to zhe AMI linez...... :lol:

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