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Hey,

Now that we (Zip and Congo) are making more and more skins we'd like to organize them under one thread so that it is easier to find them and keep track on what's released. We will post screenies of upcoming projects as well!

All our skins are Hi-Res (1024 x 1024), hand-made, and based on photographs of the vehicles. This way of creating them gives high level of detail. The skins cannot be 100% accurate (vs. the real thing) as there are many parts in the skin files that are simply mirrored or duplicated (tank side skirts, lamps, holders etc.), but we aim as close as possible!

Hope you like the skins and enjoy using them in SB Pro PE! Please post comments and suggestions, we're more than happy to receive it!

Zipuli

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Finnish BMP-2

The IFV of the "Mekanisoitu Taisteluosasto" (Mech Battlegroup).

Uploaded and available in the downloads section. The zip includes 3 versions: Armour School (with lion), Fin (without lion) and No Markings (no national markings / reg number).

Zip

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Finnish Leopard 2A4

The main battle tank of Finnish Army.

Version 1.0 released and available at downloads section. Version 1.1 will be availbale soon! The pack will include: Armour School version (lion), Fin version (no lion, spade markings) and No Markings (no reg no / national markings).

Zip

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Finnish T-72M1 ("Pleasure from Pain")

The old workhorse of the Armoured Brigade. No longer in active duty, this MBT was THE MBT in Finnish Army before the purchase of used Leopard 2A4s from Germany. Many still have strong feelings for her :twisted:

Version 1.1 available in the forums. Version 1.2 will be available soon! The pack will include updated T-72M1 with Finnish markings and T-72M1 No Markings without the Finnish rondel and reg number.

Zip

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Some minor detailing on T-72 most likely will release fin armor pack this evening.

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The project continues with a re edit and the addition of yet more details, let me know what you guys think,is it ready for release yet?

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Well here is Congo and Zipulis gift to the SB Pro community. It will be placed in the downloads section as the ACE OF SPADES FINN ARMOR PACK 1. The Ace of Spades is a great piece of turret art and the death card has a long history associated with it. For those interested I have included a link for some additional reading. The pack also includes some of our reference photographs for you enjoyment. I consider each one of these skins to be a work of art as the majority of the detailing was done by hand with the airbrush. I prefer this approach as it enables me to capture all the little subtleties and nuances of these magnificent beasts. Zipulis paint and weathering work has been impeccable. CZ Studios would like to thank ESIM for a wonderful simulation that has provided us the opportunity to accomplish this skin pack. Our thanks also go out to the SB community for their support and encouragement. Last but not least Sepulis for his photo work.

http://www.psywarrior.com/DeathCardsAce.html

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I got to travel with the reindeer herders up to the front lines and thought you guys might appreciate some photos.

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Skins, "Release me, release me!"

Hackworth, "I shall not release you! Never! I will keep you in this castle forever! You will be my bride and bare me many sons so that I can conquer Krasnovia! But then again, I do not have you. I never did. Therefore I can't release you. You must wait on that dastardly duo to release you from the clutches of your true tormentor - Photoshop! Muah ahahahaha, Muahaha!, Muahahaasd;kh (cough, cough)."

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Overall great skins, guys! :) The only thing that is bothering me is that the tanks, at least in some of the screenies, appears to be rather dark, especially around the running gear. Or is is just my PC......?

Hack, are you all right? :P

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Just played around a bit with the Leo 2. Changed the pattern a bit to match to the newer camo pattern seen in most of the pics (turret right front corner is a bit different...). Also added a bit more dust and changed turret top a bit.

What say you?

Zip

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Jag, the tanks are not dark when viewed in the game - at least when compared to the real counterparts. The only thing (in my opinion) that makes them look a bit dark is the lack of shadows in the terrain. With shadows added the camo would be even more effective (black in particular!). I compared these skins with the old Leo 2 skin (stock) and I think these are a bit brighter!

Here's one more shot to show the BMP and Leo 2 v.1.2 side by side... They are equally dustied now.

Zip

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It's a bit hard to judge from here, Zip. Maybe some of your screenies were done showing the darker side of the vehicle. If I make screen shots, I always make sure that the brighter side of the vehicle is shown.

Some of those screenies above just look about perfect! Great job done by the both of you! :thumbup:

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Detailing added to drive sprocket,Idler amd road wheels, rework of tracks, not complete by any means just wanted to keep you guys updated.

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A few more shots of the updated Leo2. Enhanced the detailing a bit, changed dust to more brownish colour (same as BMP & T-72). Soon ready, will come in Armour School markings and with Spade markings. Also the updated turret camo pattern is clearly visible.

Comments? I know it's easier to tell when seen in the game, so soon you can do that ;)

Hopefully this weekend this Leo will be released with the MT-LBv that is also under construction. While Congo is working on the "Älli-Tälli" (MTLB) I'm going to experiment some Finnish winter camo...

Zip

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More teasers did headlights and search lamp plus many smaller details . It is getting close. what say you?

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Depends - both can be used, both are available. Finns usually put a search light in it... I think that on modern battlefield if you put on a IR light the benefit to enemy is bigger than to friendly (you'll be lit up like a cristmas tree for enemy passive TI and light intensifiers and you only see ~50m in front of you). For example when I was trained to BMP-2 we never used IR lights in combat training...

Usually during day the covers were on.

Zip

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Well here it is as it was sent to Zipuli for the addition of Finnish dust and dirt upon completion he will send back to me so hopefully sometime over weekend or early next week. Detailing throughout including some interior detailing in drivers compartment. Rework of tracks, addition of searchlight as opposed to IR, tracks added to left hull oblique plate, tow cables, roadwheels,drive sprocket,idler,headlights,upperhull detailing,rear hull hatches, Finnish Rondel, ID numbers, well you all get the idea.

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Thanks Scorp,likewise on your KonigsTiger camo work. SS-Hauptscharfuhrer Karl Korner would approve.

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