I present to you my livery pack for the 103RD Aviation Sand Sharks, a fictitious Apache squadron, operating in Syria and the Persian Gulf. As a case study, I wanted to see if I could use plastic scale model painting techniques, like pre- and post- shading, airbrushing, weathering, chipping and rust, grime, oil and grease streaking, etc., in a digital world, to create something one might consider hyper- or photo-realistic. I approached it from the perspective of a scale model builder, not a 3D texture painter, and had to come up with some clever ways of reproducing those techniques I have been using for years in the real world in a convincing way.
This skin pack contains the efforts of my 90+ hours hand painting virtually every surface of this bird (including rocket and missile pods, as well as the 230 gal fuel tank). There are 10 different versions, in both clean and dirty for 20 total. I hope you enjoy them!
*** Please see note in the description about downloading the bundle.