Hi H.E. Skinners!
I have been keeping an eye on this thread guys. Of course sometimes I wonder if you skinners prefer to paint these planes more than fly them.
Reminds me of a neighbour who seems to wash his vehicle much more than he actually drives the thing.
Anyway, based on the polls (so far) it would appear that the majority would like to play this campaign (Italy) next but we have a split for flying as Allied pilots or both. Personally I would like to create 2 permanent teams from amongst the regular H.E. crowd for the next campaign. I believe it will add further tension/excitement to the missions, and hopefully promote even better teamwork among the smaller groups. But letââ‚¬â„¢s see where the final voting takes us.
In the meantime my best guess is that our current desert campaign will probably take us well into June. We could beat the Allies earlier if we start pounding their supplies/bases. Even so I think you boys have some time to get the skins all done.
Below would be my guess of what planes would need to be customized. To be honest I would love to see ALL of them done, but I have restricted my initial selection to a core group for the Allied side. May I suggest that you guys first concentrate on the Allied side then the Axis just in case Mareth ends sooner than we think. I will later post my initial selection for the Axis side.
Spitfire LF Mk. IXc, Supermarine
My apologizes, I haven't looked at these 3 Spit variants. I remember you saying Falcon that the IXc is troublesome to skin. Notwithstanding, I am assuming the IXc has the best characteristics, no? It would be my first choice if that is the case. Leave this one for now until we can confirm which one we will use.
Spitfire Mk.VIII, Supermarine *
Spitfire Mk.Vb clipped wing, Supermarine *
Beaufighter Mk.21, Bristol
Mosquito FB.MK.VI Series 1, de Havilland *
P-51 C "Mustang", North American
P-38 J "Lightning", Lockheed
P-40 M "Warhawk", Curtiss
A-20 G "Havok", Douglas
As suggested by Sneaky we might go with the C variant. Need to examine. Skin will work for either type, right guys?
P-39 D-2 "Airacobra", Bell
Ideally I would like to provide more choice in this campaign. As host it will give me the opportunity to focus certain sessions on particular planes/situations, etc. Therefore, if you guys do more than those planes highlighted that would be cool too.