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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by osterhase » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:41 am

Here are a few units to view
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by osterhase » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:56 am

thank Gille for the new infantry icons.
if you can do it to post even more, I would be very happy.

her my new SE British Infantry.
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:43 pm

Ok, some words for the boys here:

Shoughie: I quickly made the mask just some minutes before uploading it... As this was also an idea I had (to make Allied SE Infantry units), I will be making the masks for the other infantry type unit icons, but it will take some time, because right now I am short of free spare time, and also I have some other pending units asked by other fellows here: Akkula, Flak, Nikivdd... I am very glad you liked the unit. By the way, I like the new British Infantry SE unit camo skin uploaded by Osterhase more than the one I used, so I will "borrow" it as the new standard scheme for British SE infantry units (except for the desert variants), I hope you agree... But in any case, as I will be uploading the base icons, masks, and skins you will be able to use the camo scheme you like more. Thanks for the positive feedback!

Osterhase: Thanks very much for sharing your excellent camo skins here, I like them all, but specially the SS German and the SE British Infantry skin.

Nikivdd: I have received your private message, just I could not answer it, but count on me on making the Romanian units you asked for, some are easy re-skinning work, and others are more difficult, but you will be seeing new icons for you project. I will try to deliver the full list as you asked. Thanks for having me in mind to help you!

Akkula and Flak: The Soviet units rework and rare units project is still on... Again, stay tuned and be patient!! :-)

Flak: Also, you will be seeing the reworked Tiger II units!!! And thanks for the Tiger I (H) icon, it is a very welcome, important and very-early Tiger I variant which was missing.

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by Shoughie » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:12 pm

That's actually really good as well, the only comment I have is that I'd like to have different skins for the British and American units. Thanks for the help. I eagerly await the rest when you have the time. Also thank you osterhase.

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:18 pm

Oh, yes, I, or someone esle, surely will come up with a different, but good looking skin for the US infantry units. :-)

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by flakfernrohr » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:28 am

Here is a link in my thread about DCS that contains a link to zip files with 24 skins and thumbs I made several years ago for uniforms. There are variations of the allied solid colors with these files that will likely work for skinning allied units, not just infantry. If you want these just go to this link and you will find the mediafire link posted. :)

viewtopic.php?f=147&t=33526&p=570039#p570039
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by Akkula » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:15 am

My humble attempt to create the T-34-85I
This strange variant actually saw action in some Guards tank regiments during 1944. This tank was the standard T-34-85 chassis but with a KV-85 turret.

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Maybe flak or guille can improve it. But anyway, its just a first attempt/draft.

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:08 am

Hi, Akkula! Thanks for sharing that interesting icon... It is well done, but I think that the turret looks a little bit over sized... I will try to reduce it and see if it can be made to look more accurate...

And, by the way, I just made an important unit for the Red Army fans over here, that I think was missing. May be it is not as glamorous as a heavy tank, but it was nevertheless an important and powerful support unit in the Red Army... The 160 mm M1938 Mortar! For the sake of technical accuracy, one could say the soldier holding the mortar shell with his hands is a very strong guy, because each projectile weighted 40 kg! Anyway, artists' licenses apart, I hope you find a use for it... 8)

Also, I made a specific transport unit icon, which consist in a Zis-5 truck with the heavy mortar on tow...

Enjoy!!!
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by osterhase » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:47 am

Good Morning
hi shoughie as I understood you wanted to masks of the allies that I have are here.
But beware !!! you can change where the national emblem and not not do with the color gray paint over so to German units ...

viewtopic.php?f=147&t=32643&p=325193&hi ... sk#p325193

It looks like this! :(
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by Akkula » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:25 am

guille1434 wrote:Hi, Akkula! Thanks for sharing that interesting icon... It is well done, but I think that the turret looks a little bit over sized... I will try to reduce it and see if it can be made to look more accurate...

And, by the way, I just made an important unit for the Red Army fans over here, that I think was missing. May be it is not as glamorous as a heavy tank, but it was nevertheless an important and powerful support unit in the Red Army... The 160 mm M1938 Mortar! For the sake of technical accuracy, one could say the soldier holding the mortar shell with his hands is a very strong guy, because each projectile weighted 40 kg! Anyway, artists' licenses apart, I hope you find a use for it... 8)

Also, I made a specific transport unit icon, which consist in a Zis-5 truck with the heavy mortar on tow...

Enjoy!!!
Hi Guille, yes, the turret size is something that I am not quite sure. I tried to scale it just as the drawings but maybe I failed. If you have a better T-34-85 / KV-85 turret comparison to improve the icon please do it, you are the indicated person to do that 8)

Regarding the BIG mortar unit... what a nice surprise, thanks a lot!. I will look to add it to the mod, another toy for the Soviet arsenal :D . I will look for some historical info to decide about its stats and if its going to be a purchasable or a unique unit.
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by asuser » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:54 am

guille1434 wrote:Ok, Shoughie... What do you think about this SE versions for the British Infantry '39 and British Infantry '42. I made a mask for the basic British Infantry icon, used it with the DCS software applying one of my SE_British color skins, and then transformed the resulting unit to a 1942 version, changing one rifle for a sub-machine gun
Hi Guille,

great new icon my friend. Infantry icons in general are the most difficult things to create. Well done!

guille1434 wrote: And, by the way, I just made an important unit for the Red Army fans over here, that I think was missing. May be it is not as glamorous as a heavy tank, but it was nevertheless an important and powerful support unit in the Red Army... The 160 mm M1938 Mortar! For the sake of technical accuracy, one could say the soldier holding the mortar shell with his hands is a very strong guy, because each projectile weighted 40 kg! Anyway, artists' licenses apart, I hope you find a use for it... 8)

Also, I made a specific transport unit icon, which consist in a Zis-5 truck with the heavy mortar on tow...

Enjoy!!!

Indeed, a big fat weapon! The military arsenal of the russian troops looks always a little bit bigger than the other ones.
Nice idea!

I think the "gunner" is well trained, so he can do this easily :D

Greetings!

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by Shoughie » Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:14 pm

Which skin were you using for those tanks at the top of this page? I cant seem to find it in my DCS, probably because I have too many from downloading all of old churchy's skins.

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:01 pm

Hello Anders! Thanks for your friendly words! That mortar, indeed, was a big weapon... Its barrel had a length of 3 meters!

My best wishes for you, my friend! 8)

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by captainjack » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:47 pm

I found a fairly long series on Soviet weapons on YouTube a few months back. This included a whole episode on mortars with quite a bit of contemporary footage, and reports from the German forces of the experience of a heavy mortar bombardment.
The footage showed that the 160mm mortar tubes were hinged to allow loading, so your professional weightlifter didn't have to lift the 40kg shell right to the top of the barrel!

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:28 pm

Thanks captainjack for the tip... I supposed that even the Soviets could not expect a soldier to lift a 40 kg shell up to the muzzle of a 3 meter tall barrel, so it had to be done in another way... :-)

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by captainjack » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:15 am

guille1434 wrote:even the Soviets could not expect a soldier to lift a 40 kg shell up to the muzzle of a 3 meter tall barrel
Human pyramid, anyone?

More seriously, I forgot to add that the new and improved icons are much appreciated and have inspired me to develop scenarios and mini campaigns just so that I can use them.

Incidentally, if anyone has a burning desire to make an icon for the updated Somua with the enlarged multi-crew turret (S40 or S41 depending on the source), a Char B40 and a Char G1, I could find them a home in my next bit of scenario design.

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by Anduril » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:16 am

Look at this page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/160mm_Mortar_M1943
The Soviet 160 mm Mortar M1943 was a smoothbore breech loading heavy mortar which fired a 160 mm bomb
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:22 pm

Finally, here is a big pack for one of my favorite Soviet armored vehicles, the ISU-152, in direct and indirect fire, with basic icons and masks, in a lot of camouflage schemes (Various Soviet, Finland, Germany Captured). Also (see the following post) I made a big selection of customizing templates to enable the player or modder to customize the basic vehicle in a lot of different ways. Even, those templates can (in most cases) be combined. I hope you like all this stuff... I had fun making it, but I had to invest a lot of time... I think the result is good looking.

Enjoy!!

Here is the link to the ISU-152 pack: https://www.sendspace.com/file/1wmx2k
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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:44 pm

And, also, for customizing the ISU-152 previously uploaded, here is a pack of templates to give a personalizing touch to your icons... Amongst the templates included here, you have the posiibility to modify your ISU-152 in the following ways:

- Add an AA Machine Gun.
- Add some unditching logs attached to the rear side hull.

- Add a set of wire mesh frames to add protection against infantry AT weapons!
I have not seen photographic evidence if this, but having seen the T-34-85 with this makeshift armor, it would not be impossible for the crews of the ISU units to add the same type of protection when operating in closed, urban combat environments, where enemy troops can approach to fire powerful, HEAT anti-tank weapons from close range, and from higher firing positions to hit the lighter roof armor plating. You can use one of three variants of this kit: A grey one (you can try applying this one before applying a camo scheme to the icon using the DCS software), a green pained one and a rust colored set. Note that the industrious crew members took care of painting a new red star in a visible place on the vehicle, as the original one was blocked by the extra armor! :-)

- Add a big Soviet flag
- Cut down front fenders (Flak's excellent idea!)
- Late war Allied air-recognition white marks (to avoid US and British pilots to attack Soviet armor units)
- Green painted external fuel tanks
- A special template to take out the external tanks... giving you a "plain look" vehicle

The credit for all of this should be given to Flakfernrohr that had the original idea of these add-on templates!!! Thanks man!!!

Here is the link to donwload the full templates pack (this templates will almost surely work also for the upcoming members of the ISU family to be uploaded: ISU-152-2, ISU-122, ISU-122S): https://www.sendspace.com/file/w6t1xl

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Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and m

Post by guille1434 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:57 pm

Another "up-armored" ISU-152, captured, inevitably, by the sneaky Germans!
When using this add-on, I think the GD value stat should remain the same, but the Close Defense value could be made higher by one or even two points...
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