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USN Fantasy skins for the Su-27 and Su-33


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EDIT: These skins are now available for the Su-33.  Feel free to trap in style!

Su-27 Volume I:

Su-27 Volume II:

Su-27 Volume III: Adversaries

 

Su-33 Volume I:

Su-33 Volume II:

Inspired by some of Clave's fantasy artwork, I decided to skin the Su-27 for the US Navy. So far I have done the VF-21 Freelancers and the VF-124 Gunfighters. A number of markings have been Westernized ("NO STEP" instructions replacing the Russian "X", intake warnings, ejection seat and rescue markings, etc.). I deviated to a degree from the artwork, and I have done CAG, CO, and Line skins (though no CAG skin for VF-124, which was a RAG and was not part of an operational Carrier Air Wing).

Some shots of the VF-124 CO bird:

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And the VF-124 Line Bird:

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And here are the skins for VF-21, starting with the CAG bird. I took a few liberties with Clave's idea and opted for the CVW-5 version of VF-21 with different paint schemes from the artwork.

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Here's the CO bird. Not quite as flashy as the CAG bird.

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And the line bird:

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All Su-27 USN skins have custom pilot graphics with western flight suits and squadron patches.

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I'm still working on the Jolly Rogers (though it will be VF-103 and not VF-84 as depicted in Clave's art; this is homage to my deployment with CVW-17 in 2000). I plan to do a CAG bird, line bird, and the CO bird in its 2000 Christmas theme.

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Su-27 Vol III Available
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I have revised the VF-21 CO bird to be more historically accurate (or at least as accurate you can expect with the USN now flying the Su-27 :rofl: ).

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But more importantly, I have added the VF-103 Jolly Rogers. Here, in order, are the CAG bird, the CO bird in "Santa Cat" Christmas theme, and the line bird. All VF-103 schemes are based on the 2000 deployment with CVW-17 on the USS George Washington.

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I'll update the thread once the files are approved for upload.

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Volume II of the USN Fantasy skins includes the VF-2 Bounty Hunters, VF-111 Sundowners, and the VF-213 Blacklions (the squadron that retired the Tomcat).

VF-2 CAG Bird:

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and the VF-2 line bird:

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VF-111 CAG Bird "Miss Molly" (my new favorite):

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The shark mouth was a b10tch to do...

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and the VF-111 line bird (with a low vis shark mouth):

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Finally, the VF-213 Blacklions. We'll start with the CAG Bird:

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the CO bird:

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The line bird:

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Links are provided in the original post on this thread.

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Volume III of the USN Skin Pack has been released.  Volume III is a collection of 13 skins for the USN and USMC in adversary markings.  Commands include, VFC-12, VFC-13, VMFT-401, and NSAWC (home of TOPGUN).

Links can be found in the original post in this thread..

Here are some screenshots:
USN NSAWC Air Superiority Blue Splinter pattern based on the F-14
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USMC NSAWC Woodland wraparound pattern
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USMC VMFT-401 pattern based on the colors used when they flew the Kfir
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Another VMFT-401 bird, this time in a desert wraparound pattern
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USN VFC-13 Ghost colors
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VFC-13 Desert colors
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VFC-13 "Banana" colors in a splinter pattern
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USMC Air Superiority Blue wraparound pattern
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A couple of arctic patterns
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And the Fullback pattern based on the Su-34 (inspired by a paint job done by VFC-12 this year)
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As always, the detail extends to the pilots themselves
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Some shots of the upcoming VMFA-251 Thunderbolts release.  I did these Su-33 skins for a virtual squadron, and will be releasing a public version once I convert the design to the Su-27 as well.  Skins are 200 series for the USS Theodore Roosevelt and 400 series for the USS Enterprise (both Carrier Air Wing One).

Screen shots are for the CAG/CO birds, but the skin pack will include line birds as well.

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