How To Be A Repainter Part One
By Alejandro Hurtado (9 August 2006)
But I feel that there are some parts of the flight simulator world that aren't reflected. One is the modelers area. Another is the repainters area. The scenery makers area was recently covered, and there was a recent triad of articles about the plane modeler Mike Stone.
But in general these parts of the flight simulator world are dark ones. Maybe you, the "just fly" simmers, believe that to make a plane is just to take a 3 view drawing and scan it to obtain a fully flyable plane. And to paint a plane, you just need to take your scanner, go to the airport and apply it over the real plane.
As a long time repainter, I feel I can give you some impresions
about the art of converting a small picture in a magazine into an
"almost real" flight simulator plane. I have planned a series of
articles, with this being the first, about how to repaint a plane.
The next ones will be:
3 "Ready to Fly" files against "Textures Only"
4 Fantasy or real, newer or vintage
5 Drawings, pictures and history of the real plane
6 Painting and weathering a plane or seaplane
7 Uploading the file and some history after the release
And maybe there are others areas that you, the "just fly" simmers, or another repainters, want to know.