I know a lot of you are into GA, but I'd dearly love to see some more of NZ's sizeable warbird contingent in FS9. Hamish has been great to start us off with repainting Roger Dial's Reno Mustang as Graham Bethell's P-51D, and I am also proud owner of the ZK-DAK repaint (apologies, I've forgotten which of you fine folk did that one). I've previously had Catalina ZK-PBY too.
Now, for future repaints, the DaSilva Harvard is ripe for Kiwi repaints for one, there's more than one great Spitfire out there to be turned into TB863 (even if she's now back in Aussie
), I wouldn't mind seeing both Miss Torque and Dove of Peace (P-51Ds past and present) in virtual form. How about one/both of the L-39 Albatross jets? Vampires? We have the P-40N "Currawong", but how about the Old Stick and Rudder Co's P-40E, the old AFC K perhaps?
Sorry, I'm asking waaaaay too much at once here. All that is long-term, of course
Ok, for starters: Harvard ZK-ENB/NZ1076? This one's owned by Rex Brereton at Feilding. Also, how about NZ1078, the well-known yellow bird (as pictured)?Image © Zac Yates 2006
And as Hamish said, the former Alpine Fighter Collection Spitfire XVIe TB863? I have a clipped-wing version by Paul Rebuffat which would take to a repaint nicely.
Finally, I have an obscure one for you: the Fleet 16B biplane owned by Graham Orphan at Omaka. I have a freeware Fleet 2 which I tried to repaint by myself, but this simply didn't work. It may be the wrong type, but it's close enough!
If someone keen to do any of these jobs could email me (email@example.com
) I can send you the texture files and try and suss out some scanned/internet pics.Fleet and Harvard pictures courtesy Google.com image search