2 skins - full "44 dot" camo on HBT top, bottom and helmet cover. This is is MUCH improved on the last version's 44 dot camo pattern. While technically both are actual patterns used by WW2 Germany, This version is really the look I was trying to achieve last time. After many requests last time around I decided to do a version with only a camo tunic (top). At last minute thought it would be a great idea to add "chicken wire" netting to the helmet. I will never do that again unless money is involved. Major pain in the butt. But damn it came out looking good. Helmet is smearing with broken plaster, I.A.W. German Army procedures for field-expedient camo in an urban environment.
Sturmmann Josef v2.0 for Day of Defeat: Source by Wile E Coyote firstname.lastname@example.org 13 Oct 2005 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ INSTALL PATH: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ sleeve skin (v_axis_sleeve.vtf) goes here: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\********\day of defeat source\dod\materials\models\weapons\v_models\hands all other files go here: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\********\day of defeat source\dod\materials\models\player\german Use the above paths. DO NOT save the actual folders the player models are in while unzipping. They are simply there to allow me to pack both models skins in the same ZIP file (both skins have the same name) ABOUT THIS FILE: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This is a High resolution replacement skin for the axis soldier in Day of Defeat: Source. It is TWICE the size of the default skins so make sure your computer can handle it. It has been running smoothly on an ATI 9700 pro that is 3 years old so any modern video cards should have no problems. I made this skin to depict as accurately as possible a mid war Waffen-SS camoflague uniform. In reality Field Gray or Gray-Green uniforms were far more common in both the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. Late in the war (1944) camoflague accessories, like helmet covers, became almost non-existant due to material shortages and crippled production. However, enough German units used camoflague that when the US Army tried to introduce a brand-new camoflague uniform it had to withdraw them one month later because of a sudden increase in friendly fire incidents. Apparently many G.I.'s assumed anything wearing camoflague was the enemy and just shot at it. The camo pattern is a "44 dot" style. I say style because there was no hardcore standard and patterns, as well as materials, tended to vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Quite often in WW2 photos you can see soldiers all from the same unit standing together wearing different uniforms! You will also see many instances where not all the items the individual soldier is wearing will match either. 2 skins - full "44 dot" camo on HBT top, bottom and helmet cover. This is is MUCH improved on the last version's 44 dot camo pattern. While technically both are actual patterns used by WW2 Germany, This version is really the look I was trying to achieve last time. After many requests last time around I decided to do a version with only a camo tunic (top). At last minute thought it would be a great idea to add "chicken wire" netting to the helmet. I will never do that again unless money is involved. Major pain in the butt. But damn it came out looking good. Helmet is smearing with broken plaster, I.A.W. German Army procedures for field-expedient camo in an urban enviroment. CHANGES IN 2.0 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ - corrected error from version 1 where I had accidentally camoflagued the shirt sleeve sticking out of the tunic - added matching sleeve skin for first person P.O.V. - all skins have bump maps now (works outstanding on the helmet wire netting) - MUCH IMPROVED "44 dot" camoflague pattern KNOWN ISSUES ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ * skin inaccuracies - Waffen-SS rank was on the left side collar, and sometimes on the sleeve in the case of Corporal-equivalents and such. There was an eagle on the left arm as well. Unfortunately due to the way the model was made, anything put on the left collar or arm shows up on the right as well. So as a matter of personal preference, rather than not put anything at all I took some creative liberties with the rank insignia placement * model issues that cannot be corrected with the skin - Tunic collar is a style never made in WW2 Germany. This really messes up placing collar insignia properly. After looking at it a long time I decided the modeller was going for the "open collar" look often seen in WW2 pictures, unfortunately he shaped the lapels like a modern military jacket would look - The MP44 magazine pouches have a single flap covering all 3 magazines. I have looked high and low and have yet to find any proof this ammo pouch was made during WW2. Even if I am wrong and it was a real item, It very obviously was not the most common version. - The game has you using a Walther P-38 pistol; the holster on the model is a very obvious Luger P-08 holster. * other items of note - all mess kits were gray-green after 1943 - boots were always brown, soldiers had to make them black. Boot blackening was discontinued in 1943 and boot black was no longer issued - I purposely mixed and matched old and new items (i.e. some items look old and worn and some look almost new) - I originally made the MG bullets with a transparency but it was causing issue withthe Source engine so I wimped out and camoflauged those areas with the same texture as the gray tunic. - I purposely did not make him very dirty. Speaking from personal experience, I have been a soldier all my life and I have not been covered head to foot in charcoal and mud every second I was out in the field. If you wanna dirty him up, knock yourself out. Don't do a crappy job. - Hair is not perfect, and I am done working on the model. Lighter colored hair is too hard to make match up at the seams (there is a reason modellers tend to make models with darker hair). Acknowledgements ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Zoring - who helped find the correct info and pics on WW2 German boots FakeFactory - used his High-res face and hand skins for HL2 as a guidline for creating my face and hands. I don't even want to think how long it would have taken me to do it by trial and error Foreees - a jolly good fellow
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