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Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Other Mods => Ships => Topic started by: Ectoflyer on September 15, 2012, 04:33:03 PM

Title: Razzle Dazzle skin -V2
Post by: Ectoflyer on September 15, 2012, 04:33:03 PM
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This skin will turn the Aurora in a generic (no flag) WWI battleship with an early b/w Razzle Dazzle camouflage

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/Ectoflyer/Razzledazzle.jpg)

DL
http://www.mediafire.com/?197bb185jl5781e

INSTALL
copy the "00 new aurora" folder in #DBW or in your Mods folder
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Following Agracier's suggestion, I add two other versions, for the dry and liquid cargo ships.
I also changed the stack with another one, closer to WWI design
The camo is always in the early b/w Razzle Dazzle, but there were also more psychedelic schemes...

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv148/axal/razdazcargos-2.jpg)

DL
http://www.mediafire.com/?mg42a234m962xi4

INSTALL
copy the "00 cargo WWI" folder in #DBW or in your Mods folder

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-the Razzle Dazzle camouflage could be b/w or made of different colours and was quite common during WWI

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gbm50XoGPTw/TUeaQ8mVU_I/AAAAAAAABG0/IvG9GqQoG30/s1600/razzle1.jpg)


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Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin
Post by: juanmalapuente on September 15, 2012, 06:18:41 PM
Really beautiful skin. Those camouflages were amazing, but probably completely useless. I always loved them. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin
Post by: Col. King on September 15, 2012, 10:47:45 PM
Bellissima skin! Grazie!
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin
Post by: SAS~Poltava on September 16, 2012, 01:47:42 AM
Excellent! The Great War for IL-2 takes yet another Stephen forward!  :)
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin
Post by: Ectoflyer on September 16, 2012, 01:50:19 AM
Really beautiful skin. Those camouflages were amazing, but probably completely useless. I always loved them. Thanks a lot.

Those camos were meant to confuse German U-Boats about the real course of the ship; it was believed that through a periscope it was more difficult to distinguish the bow from the stern of a Razzle Dazzle vessel.
How much it really worked, I agree with you, is difficult to know !   :P


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Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin
Post by: ggrewe on September 16, 2012, 04:02:15 AM
Great stuff Ectoflyer! This is beautiful – been using the Aurora in WW I missions with original Russian camo – this looks far more cooler. Thanks very much  8)
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin
Post by: agracier on September 16, 2012, 04:31:05 PM
this is a dazzingly beautiful reskin ... great idea ...

And maybe a suggestion (since I have no idea how to reskin ships) - wouldn't it be great for a Great War convoy to have some cargo ships in Razzle Dazzel camo colors as well? This could give a whole new dimension to DBW 1916 ships ...

(http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/agracier/170920121-09-05.jpg)
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin -V2
Post by: Ectoflyer on September 17, 2012, 07:55:41 AM

And maybe a suggestion[...]wouldn't it be great for a Great War convoy to have some cargo ships[...]

Good idea, Ag, why not a convoy?  ;)  added two WWI cargos at first post  :)
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin -V2
Post by: agracier on September 17, 2012, 08:57:04 AM
Wonderful ships ... many thanks.

And you've got to hand to all the modders here. Which other game can you come up with a suggestion and see the results so quickly? I seriously wonder if there even is another sim where anyone has thought to use this kind of Great War naval camouflage ... this really adds atmosphere, I can almost hear the troops on board the ships shouting 'Lafayette, here we come!' ... ha ha
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin -V2
Post by: Ivan-le-Rouge on September 17, 2012, 09:13:36 AM
Very nice work, your skin add a much more real atmosphere
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin -V2
Post by: agracier on September 17, 2012, 09:50:11 AM
Just a few period illustrations from the Great War showing some razzle dazzle stuff. The first cover, from 'Fragments from France' being a war-time spoof ...

(http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/agracier/FragmentsCover07a.jpg)

(http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/agracier/GuerreDocumentee-052.jpg)

(http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/agracier/GuerreDocumentee-vol52-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin -V2
Post by: ggrewe on September 17, 2012, 11:35:30 AM
Great stuff Ectoflyer – thanks for expanding your cool scheme after Agracier’s nice request  ;)
Title: Re: Razzle Dazzle skin -V2
Post by: juanmalapuente on September 17, 2012, 01:53:34 PM
Well, this is a really dazzling work. To play with these ships now is going to be a great razzle.  Triple ;D