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    Southern DC3 - ZK-AMY

    Hello, thanks for the compliments, very appreciated, especially from your side - and the sixth star of course Greetings from Munich, and a merry Christmas time Andreas
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    Vintage - Southern DC3 - ZK-AMY

    Thanks a lot for the compliments Andreas
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    Vintage - Southern DC3 - ZK-AMY

    Hello Jim, As ointment pointed out, you should go via the "File Library" to see the screenshots. Hello Andy, Thanks, and glad you like it - though it took me quite a long time to finish it... Greetings from Munich Andreas
  4. File Name: Southern DC3 - ZK-AMY File Submitter: Aegen File Submitted: 25 Oct 2014 File Category: Vintage X-Plane Version(s): X-Plane 9 & 10 Livery For: Click Here For Aircraft This is a livery-paint for the LES DC3. It depicts the Southern DC3 ZK-AMY – more or less, within the restrictions of the model, skills – and time available. While i've been working on this for quite a long time, life 's been quicker than me – when i started this paint-job for the LES DC3, ZK-AMY was still flying, operated by the Southern DC3 Trust in Canterbury, New Zealand, on scenic flights over Christchurch or charters around Canterbury. The maintenance service fallen due at the end of January this year would have taken the Southern DC3 Trust $50.000 to get ZK-AMY through, so the Trust decided to retire her. ZK-AMY was gifted to the Ashburton Aviation Museum where she is on exhibition now. Main exterior paint files (fuselage and wings) are in 4K resolution, which allows really high detail. A lot of effort was laid in detailed an accurate rivets and platelines in combination with enhanced normals to achieve a highly detailed surface. Cockpit paint files try to come close to the real one. The model's layout is somewhat different from the original so a couple of elements were added to to reproduce the look and feel of the AMY's panel and cockpit appearance. The passenger cabin also gives an impression of the AMY's one cabin within the possibilities of the model. The main files are in 4K too for better detail. How to install: Unzip "SouthernDC3_ZK-AMY" to a temp-folder. Place folder named "SouthernDC3_ZK-AMY" in the "Douglas DC-3" liveries folder. For X-Plane 9: Some of the exterior and cabin textures are in 4K resolution for better detail, so if you use XP9, place the 2K files in the "XP9_2K"-folder into the "SouthernDC3_ZK-AMY /objects"-folder, overwriting the existing 4K-ones. If you like to use the added propdisk with white/red/white tips, just place the file "LES_Douglas_DC-3(Wheels)_prop" in the "X-Aviation/Douglas DC-3" main-folder, overwriting the existing file (backup-file of the original one included). Have fun and hope you enjoy it. Andreas Click here to download this file
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    Southern DC3 - ZK-AMY

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    This is a livery-paint for the LES DC3. It depicts the Southern DC3 ZK-AMY – more or less, within the restrictions of the model, skills – and time available. While i've been working on this for quite a long time, life 's been quicker than me – when i started this paint-job for the LES DC3, ZK-AMY was still flying, operated by the Southern DC3 Trust in Canterbury, New Zealand, on scenic flights over Christchurch or charters around Canterbury. The maintenance service fallen due at the end of January this year would have taken the Southern DC3 Trust $50.000 to get ZK-AMY through, so the Trust decided to retire her. ZK-AMY was gifted to the Ashburton Aviation Museum where she is on exhibition now. Main exterior paint files (fuselage and wings) are in 4K resolution, which allows really high detail. A lot of effort was laid in detailed an accurate rivets and platelines in combination with enhanced normals to achieve a highly detailed surface. Cockpit paint files try to come close to the real one. The model's layout is somewhat different from the original so a couple of elements were added to to reproduce the look and feel of the AMY's panel and cockpit appearance. The passenger cabin also gives an impression of the AMY's one cabin within the possibilities of the model. The main files are in 4K too for better detail. How to install: Unzip "SouthernDC3_ZK-AMY" to a temp-folder. Place folder named "SouthernDC3_ZK-AMY" in the "Douglas DC-3" liveries folder. For X-Plane 9: Some of the exterior and cabin textures are in 4K resolution for better detail, so if you use XP9, place the 2K files in the "XP9_2K"-folder into the "SouthernDC3_ZK-AMY /objects"-folder, overwriting the existing 4K-ones. If you like to use the added propdisk with white/red/white tips, just place the file "LES_Douglas_DC-3(Wheels)_prop" in the "X-Aviation/Douglas DC-3" main-folder, overwriting the existing file (backup-file of the original one included). Have fun and hope you enjoy it. Andreas
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    Hello, yes your'e right, we're really enjoying our travel, great and interresting country, lovely and nice people. Shure have to come here once again, to have much more time exploring exciting San Francisco- and there's such a lot of things and places left to see. BWolf7, thanks for the invitation, unfortunately we have allready passed Palo Alto on our way from LA to SF. Now we're headin back south along the coast on Hgw #1 back to LA, further on to Las Vegas, from where we will make a roundtrip over Grand Canyon. Cheers and greetings Andreas
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    Hello, not yet, sorry for that. I'm on a three weeks vacation at the time ( travelling around California, it's absolutely awesome here). Before that my job and real life didn't leave me enough time for carrying on with the ZK-AMY. So i hope i will have some time when i'm back home end of next week. greetings from Monterey Andreas
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    The dents in the fuselage are not caused by the crash landing. I checked a lot of photos of the Rosinenbomber for making it's livery, and they can be seen on all of them. I always wondered about these deep dents, beeing caused by ice breaking from the prop blades seems to be a good explanation for me.
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    Hello Gjalp, thanks for the compliments, glad you like it. I really enjoy making this livery paint. Added a screenshot of the cockpit. It's all still in progess, nothing's finished yet, but it gives a first impression. Hello eaglewing7, yes, that makes much more sense. I always was not so convinced with my explanation, as an additional layer of Aluminium wouldn't give much more protection from heavy strikes. This would also explain the deep dents, the german Rosinenbomber D-CXXX has around it's front door. Both to bee seen on this picture of the Rosinenbomber after it's crash-landing in Berlin in 2010: http://www.bz-berlin.de/multimedia/archive/00270/rosinenbomber-besu_27010728.jpg Greetings from Munich Andreas
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    Hello, it's been some time, till now i've almost finished the exterior of ZK-AMY. Changes are mostly in the details, as further adjusted detail in the normals of rudder, elevators and ailerons, fine tuning of letterings and fuselage paint, and some more. Finally i realized (rather late, while checking the pictures) that the AMY isn't fitted with the double layered plates in the front part of the fuselage, giving some more protection from the prop blades in case of an accident. It's some kind of special, almost all DC3s are equipped with these plates, the AMY is not. Will go on with the cockpit and interior next - and keep you informed. Added some pictures of WIP, placed in the Christchurch scenery by chris k, to show her in her home environment. This scenery is a really amazing one (though it brings my old machine – first MacPro, 2006 – to it's limits in addition with the DC3 and 4K paint files). Guess i will explore it some times in the default C172. Greetings from Munich Andreas
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    Hello Leen, hello Gjalp, Thanks a lot for your compliments, really appreciate that. Yes you're right, normals are really magic indeed, and absolutely fascinating, allowing to create an additional surface with all those details. And i want to thank you for the discussions Leen, your hint about the real DC3 you saw and that the surface is not so perfectly aligned at all. Without that (and your outstanding paintwork) these liveries wouldn't be what they are now. (Probably i would have stopped at the state of the "Rosinenbomber" as a base for further paintings) I remembered that there are two DC3s on display round Munich (which have been a very good reference) and i went on in reworking and improving the whole thing. So - thanks a lot Andreas
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    Hello Leen, hello Gjalp, thanks very much for the compliments. Just downloaded the C-GPNR for a short flight – Leen thats so amazing, really love yours too!!! Great work – exterior, cockpit and cabin really show the appearance of Buffalo's very special DC3s. Iv'e added some further shots of the C-GWIR and ZK-AMY, included some close ups. Maybe can send some of our current heat here to New Zealand, to warm up Your cold winter days, Gjalp. For fuselage and wing files i checked out the 4K resolution, which allows really high detail. As all the rivets and platelines, as i created them, are vector-based, scaling the whole thing up with full advantage of the higher resolution was just simple. It's really a great difference comparing to the Swissair with it's 2K exterior paint files i think, and the basics are almost the same. So still a couple of things to do with both of them, finetunig the letterings, smootting transitions of wings and fuselage, adding the two (fake) windows, details round the front escape hatch on the right hand side for the AMY – and cockpit and cabin files. Normals and speculars will need some modifications too, and i'm always excited about checking out further details that can be achieved with this. So- it's been getting late.... hope you like the pictures added. Greetings from Munich Andreas
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    LES DC-3 Livery Request

    Hello Gjalp, yes, will send some more screen shots the next days. Of course it's' winter on your southern hemisphere, have to remember this, as we are having the first really warm summer days here (after a long and cold winter, and springtime hardly to recognize) we enjoyed the evening with friends in a beer garden So hope your winter won't be too cold and strong Greetings from Munich Andreas
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