By aeropilot4 South African military red-stripes 4K liveries for Carenado's C185
After I finished painting the bare-metal SAAF liveries, I decided to paint #747 and #731. This is my first time making a livery with stripes, and it was a bit of work to get the stripes aligned. The livery actually exceeded my expectations, but if there are any problems you find, please tell me!!
Liveries included are:
SAAF ZS-JLY Before Dec 7th 1981
SAAF #731 (ZS-JLY was re-registered to #731 on Dec 7th 1981)
SAAF ZS-JLX Before Dec 7th 1981
SAAF #747 (ZS-JLX was re-registered to #747 on Dec 7th 1981)
The liveries may look the same, but #747/ZS-JLX features the 44th Squadron Springbok insignia and some sort of cover over the passenger door.
To install just open the zip file and drop the contents into the liveries folder. The liveries are 4k so they only work with X-Plane 10.
If you haven't already, get my 10 SAAF bare-metal liveries (#729, #730, #748, and #753) here!
There you can also learn about my story of how I accidentally painted the entire photographed non-camo fleet of SAAF's C185s.
Also, check out the SAAF "Sandra" twin blue-stripe livery (#715) here.
By aeropilot9 South African military bare metal 4K liveries for Carenado's C185
(and 1 bonus grey livery )
Get the red-stripe liveries for #747 and #731 here, and the "Sandra" #715 livery here.
This all started two years ago as an attempt on a single livery. Even though I've never visited Africa, one of my silly dreams is to save enough money to go flying there, so I decided to paint a South African Air Force bare-metal Cessna 185 for my flights in X-Plane. I never painted a livery before or worked with graphic editors, so I had to learn Gimp. I started on aircraft #748 because the clearest image on Google was of that airplane. However, in the last two years I almost gave up because I was distracted by school, and getting the bare-metal to look realistic was impossible. I should not have chosen bare metal for my first livery, or chose a very obscure aircraft in a very obscure air force. Getting enough photo references required extensive digging through the corners of the internet. Last week I tried at the livery again and I decided to multiply a metallic texture layer into the livery. Things looked much better, and once I got the bare metal to look semi-realistic things sort of exploded.
When I was finished with #748's current livery (it's now based in Zwartkop's SAAF Museum), I decided, heck, why not paint the 3 other variations of the liveries it wore in the past too. Through the years there were minor variations in the squadron seal, or whether the SAAF Castle was painted on or not, etc. Well, now that I've painted #748, I might as well paint #753, which had red wingtips and spinner and different fonts for its tail number. Then I decided I might as well paint both #729 and #730, because they were similar to #753 with minor variations. Then I decided to paint #711, which had almost the same markings but with a grey base instead. Needless to say, this took way a huge lot of research.
I then went on to paint #747, #731, and #715, which are completely different liveries (they look civilian). I'll upload them soon and link them here.
So I spent two years trying to paint #748, and in the last three days in a frenzy I painted 14 other liveries of 8 different planes. If that's not insanity I'm not sure what is.
Cessna 185A, -D, and mainly -Es were delivered to South Africa in the '60s. During the border wars in South West Africa they were used by the South African Army's 41st and 42nd Army Air Recon Squadron as observer planes to spot and mark enemy artillery with smoke rockets for SAAF's Mirages (fun fact, the Angolans had Soviet Katyushas, which forced the SADF to design the G5 Howitzer). They were based in AFB Rundu, Katima Mulilo, and Ondangwa (Northern Namibia). The planes were originally bare-metal, with "SA LEËR/SA ARMY" written on the side, but the text was removed when the squadron was transferred into the air force in the late 60s. They were repainted in camouflage by the mid 70s, and many served with the South African Police. Then, some were used as trainers for the 84th Light Aircraft Flight School in AFB Ondangwa (so close to the front!) until 1988 before being transferred to AFB Zwartkop. Before retirement in 2006 they were used as border patrol aircraft either at Messina (near Zimbabwe's border) or Macadamia (near Mozambique and Swaziland's borders) for 44th Sqn (since 42nd had been disbanded and incorporated into 44's B flight, with A flight being Bosboks).
Liveries included are:
#711 SAAF 1968-70s (Light Grey)
#729 SA Leër Pre-1968 (Bare Metal)
#729 SAAF 1968-70s (Bare Metal) *this plane later crash landed in April 13, 2000 in Mozambique territory, killing 2nd Lt. Andrew Patrick Leith and seriously injuring 3 others.
#730 SA Leër Pre-1968 (Bare Metal)
#730 SAAF 1968-Jan 25, 1977 Written Off at Musina, Limpopo (Bare Metal)
#748 SAAF 1994-1995 42nd Sqd 50th Anniversary 1994-1995 (Bare Metal)
#748 SAAF 1996-1998 President's Trophy Air Race (Military Markings Removed)
#748 SAAF 2011 Zwartkop Museum Static Exhibit for a pilot's reunion (Red Spinner, Bare Metal)
#748 SAAF 2015 Wings Over Zwartkop Airshow, restored to flying status! (Bare Metal)
#753 SAAF (Bare Metal, Red Spinner and Wingtips)
They look very similar, but each livery is different (which caused a lot of hassle on my part!)
To install, just open the .zip and drop the folders inside the livery folder. These are 4k textures, so they only work with X-Plane 10. If I'm not feeling lazy later I might convert them to 2k textures for the folks with X-Plane 9.
I'm still not completely satisfied with the bare-metal though, but my skills are still quite limited. I almost thought it was impossible for X-Plane to render bare metal until I saw RocLobster's Bare Metal liveries for the Cessna 170 at the .org, and my eyes popped out of my sockets....RocLobster, you're a wizard.
If you are unsure which one to fly first, I highly recommend #748 SAAF 2015 just because I spent the most time on that one
Since the total file size is half a GB, if you want to download the liveries individually I made the same entry at the .org but uploaded them in separate zips (taking advantage of their upload size limit ha).
Please please please tell me if there's anything I should fix and I'll try to within my abilities. But please be gentle; these are my first liveries!
By larjeetThis is a repaint of X-Scenery's Fantastic Falco. I have added some fuselage lines and redone alot of the cockpit textures, as well as added some detail to the undercarriage and other areas. It was inspired buy a west coast native carving of a Stellar Jay.
See photos and details here: http://forums.x-pilo...il-to-my-falco/
By larjeetThis is a fun repaint of the Falco . They call it the Ferrari of the Sky so I repainted it in Ferrari Red, added on Ferrari bling, and a carbon fiber panel.
By larjeetThis is the original Falco to which I have added my details found in my other repaints, including landing gear, landing gear detail, cockpit detail, and fuselage detail.
This is a repaint by Leen "Flybike" de Jager, made for the superb X-Scenery Mitsubishi MU-2.
It represents the N316PR wich crashed tragically on the 25th of June 2006.
I added normal-files (with specular-layers) which contain custom-made effects (specular regulated gloss).
These custom normals are part of the livery allthough they can be used for other liveries as well. Please read the enclosed N316PR_Readme PDF carefully. Use a text editor e.g. Wordpad for editing the OBJ files.
Questions, or need help, please mail me.
Leen de Jager
Colani-cargo livery by Leen "Flybike" de Jager, for the MU-2, model by X-Scenery
It depicts the Colani cargo-livery for this Mitsubishi MU2 twin-turbo-prop.
Due to the limitations of the model you`ll experience the "cargo-feeling" just on the outside.
I added normal-files (with specular-layers) wich contain custom-made effects (specular regulated gloss).
and special made LIT and NML- files, reveiling where the tail-logo-light comes from.
Please read the enclosed "Colani README FIRST.PDF" carefully.
This MU2 model was designed for XP9 and not yet 100% performing in XP10.
The model however can be flown in XP10 and this livery is compatible.
Screenshots shown were made in XP10.
Questions, or need help, please mail me.
Leen de Jager
By larjeetThis is a repaint of the owners/builders father and son team of Charlie and Bill Nutt. The aircraft is Sequoia Falco N767CN. I have changed the cockpit colors and added some details to the cockpit. The panel is stiil the original Falco panel but I have added some detail to the panel. Also, the canopy does not match to the real one. Check out the original here http://www.seqair.co...icle/index.html
By GquannThis is a fictional livery I made for the Fokker F27-600 freeware aircraft which is available on X-Plane.org. This is my first ever attempt at making anything for X-Plane so please let me know what you think.
By ryanczA part fictional paint I made for the Caravan.
By Zach DecouHello Guys and Gals
Here is a fictional livery for the Carenado F33A Bonanza.
It has a vintage-ish vibe of burnt orange and dark grey.
Tail number is included on the panel and fuselage. I can upload the .psd files on request if someone wants to change the tail number.
Hope you like it!
OH-CAM Palolento SAR
This is a livery-paint + * for the default Cessna 172 in X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10
Paint made by Leen "Flybike" de Jager.
* Paintwork for this livery includes added normalmapping and higher-res textures.
Livery dedicated panel and cockpit colors.
By adding normals and increasing the texture-resolution this default Cessna 172 is "as good as new".
This paint depicts (more or less,within the limitations of the model and its painter) OH-CAM
Attention this is not just a livery , and cannot be implemented as such.
Uzip this download to a temp. folder and read the enclosed readme PDF carefully!!!.
Leen "Flybike" de Jager
This is a normal_set for the excellent Cessna Corvalis TT-model (aka the Columbia 400).
Model made by JGX-Designs , available at X-Aviation.
Can be used in XP 9 and 10 !!
Some days ago I got the Corvalis as kinda birthday-present ( be assured ,it was strictly legal ) and I was very pleased having this bird in my X-Plane collection , I really love it.
Its very unlikely I`ll find my way in the extremely sophisticated instruments/panel of this plane.
Its not to blame the plane , nor its great manual.
Its just me , I am just a painter, I am not a pilot.
Being a painter , I was quiet disapponted to see this plane having about fourty excellent default-liveries.
Adding another nice one would be , bringing water to the oceans.
Nevertheless I could not withstand the temptation of adding something I was missing.
Some more gloss and adding normalmapping to the model enhanches its appearance in a great way.
Thats all I did.
How to install:
Just place the files from this upload in the Corvalis main Objects folder.
Please make a backup from the C400_2.obj file in the main Objects folder first.
Thanks to JGX-Desings for giving me permission to publish the edited OBJ file.
Leen "Flybike" de Jager
Polish Border Guard livery for PZL M20 "Mewa" ( Piper Seneca manufactured in Poland by WSK PZL Mielec in a limited series from the 1980s. )
A repaint for the Seneca II model by Carenado. ( XP9 and XP10 )
This is a repaint representing a "Mewa" in a Polish Border Guard livery , as far as possible within the restrictions of the texturemapping wich comes with this Carenado plane , wich isn`t that painter friendly.
Nevertheless a gorgeous plane to fly and paint.
Unzip PZL M20 Mewa.zip into a temp. folder and read PZL M20 Mewa readme.pdf
Leen de Jager
This is a high resolution (4096 = X-Plane 10 only) livery for the default Cessna 172.
(*!) ATTENTION !!
To benefit the effect of the normal-files its vital to download and install my SAR livery for this bird FIRST ( following the instructions carefully)
Then, just place this Skyhawk C-GCAG folder the liveries folder.
Leen "Flybike"de Jager
This is a livery-paint for the Piper Tomahawk ( model for X-Plane made by AWALL86.) X-Plane 9 >>
Download the original model by AWALL86 here :http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php? app=downloads&showfile=11697
I deeply fell in love with this lovely bird ,
Painting it has its limitations , nevertheless this was really a challenge , doing some almost impossible paint-things.
This skin depicts the original within the limitations of this model as far as I was able to do.
This set includes normalfiles with speculars for plane , interior and pilot.
It also includes a customised walnut-panel ( for the 3D cockpit-panel only).
Doing research for this project , I met Charlotte Forrestier , the lovely Swiss lady-pilot.
How tow make a nice looking woman from an ugly male pilot ?
Never ever expected to do that kind of job
Well ..... please meet Charlotte !!!
If you do not already have this model, begin downloading and installing it.
Building-in this livery:
Unzip this upload to a temp. folder.
Copy the folder named Piper Tomahawk Breitling from this download into the LIVERIES-folder of
Copy the files named obj3.obj and obj3_NML.png into the main OBJECTS-folder.
Placing these two files here will have NO influence on the existing liveries.
They will only enhance the beauty of Charlotte Forrestier , our female pilot for the Breitling
Leen "Flybike" de Jager
Repaint and visual upgrade for the Morane Saulnier MS 893A Rallye .
This fine freeware ( XP10 version) ) model is available at the XPFR website.
How to implement this French Marine livery:
First make sure you have downloaded and installed the original plane.
If you did you have a folder named MS893A_Rallye_v10 in the General Aviation folder.
Unzip this skin-download Rallye Marine.zip into a temp folder.
Now you`ll find a folder named MS893A_Rallye_v10 (likewise the one you already have)
Just place the folder MS893A_Rallye_v10 into the General Aviation folder overwriting the existing folder/files.
Thats all , you`re ready now.
A liveries folder has been created with the Rallye Marine livery in it.
If you already had a liveries folder the Rallye Marine has just been added.
Normalmapping has been added to the default model and other liveries .
Leen "Flybike" de Jager
An airplane with a story.
Requests and questions are welcome
By redpiperHi there,
My first upload to X-Pilot so I hope you like it. I made this livery for the amazing Piper Pa-11 Cub Special located here at X-Pilot in the files section. WORKS WITH BOTH V9 and 10. It's loosely based on a plane I saw on airliners.net. Anyway, have fun and happy flying.
Installation: Simply unzip the folder and place the entire unzipped folder into your Piper PA-11 Cub Special "liveries" folder.
By audiotrackerA new livery for the default C90 in the general aviation folder
This archive only contains textures for the Carenado 172II V2 aircraft. In order for it to work, you need to own this
specific aircraft. Since these are only textures, no further support is necessary or given.
Open the zip file and move the whole folder N1971F to X-Plane 10 (where you installed X-Plane)--->Aircraft---
>Carenado Cessna 172 v2 (where you installed the Carenado package)--->liveries. That's it!
The textures herein are made from the Carenado blanks. I have made every attempt to faithfully reproduce N1971F to
the best of my abilities. Limitations in the blank paint kit make it impossible to mirror correctly the right
fuselage, as only the left fuse is included. This means certain ommisions were necessary, such as the Skyhawk logo on
the fuselage. I have placed it on the lower tail section instead.
This archive only contains textures for the Carenado 172II V2 aircraft. In order for it to work, you need to own this specific aircraft. Since these are only textures, no further support is necessary, just follow the instructions below. If for some reason you don't like these textures, just delete the folder 69-7200.
Open the zip file and move the whole folder 69-7200 to X-Plane 10 (where you installed X-Plane)--->Aircraft-->Carenado Cessna 172 v2 (where you installed the Carenado package)--->liveries. That's it!
The textures herein are made from the Carenado blanks. I have made every attempt to faithfully reproduce 69-7200 to the best of my abilities. Limitations in the blank paint kit make it impossible to mirror correctly the right fuselage, as only the left fuse is included. This means certain omissions or inaccuracies were necessary, such as the Greek lettering on the right door is reversed.
This archive only contains textures for the Carenado 172II V2 aircraft. In order for it to work, you need to own this specific aircraft. Since these are only textures, no further support is necessary, just follow the instructions below.
The textures herein are made from the Carenado blanks. I have made every attempt to faithfully reproduce D-ECIK to the best of my abilities. Limitations in the blank paint kit make it impossible to mirror correctly the right fuselage, as only the left fuse is included. This particular aircraft didn't have any problems other than the size of registration and underwing lettering that cannot be placed there.
This archive only contains textures for the Carenado 172II V2 aircraft. In order for it to work, you need to own this specific aircraft. Since these are only textures, no further support is necessary, just follow the instructions below. If for some reason you don't like these textures, just delete the folder G-BEUX.
I have included a .obj file that Dan Klaue provided to fix a small problem causing wing registrations to display incorrectly. The filename is TransparentStickers.obj. You must copy this file to the aircraft's main objects folder of the Carenado C172II v2 main folder. You will be asked if you want to replace the existing file, say yes. Make a backup of the original first.
Open the zip file and move the whole folder G-BEUX to X-Plane 10 (where you installed X-Plane)--->Aircraft-->Carenado Cessna 172 v2 (where you installed the Carenado package)--->liveries. That's it!
The textures herein are made from the Carenado blanks. I have made every attempt to faithfully reproduce G-BEUX to the best of my abilities. Limitations in the blank paint kit make it impossible to mirror correctly some of the details on the right fuselage, as only the left fuse is included.
Normals for Mitsubishi MU-2b-60 (64 bit version) by Leen de Jager
Recently a new version/update of the Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 has been released by X-Aviation.
This version is for XP10 64 bit only.
Due to various changes, the normals-set I previously published cannot be used for this version.
Herewith I present you a new normals-set for the MU-2b-60.
How to install:
Download MU-2B-60_normals.zip and unzip it to a temp folder.
Read the enclosed PDF carefully.
Leen de jager