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(My original thread was--apparently--deleted by mistake, so here's a re-post of it)


My USN Skins:  This project started out with the idea of taking the original, blue-hulled skins from CBT (which were more historically-accurate than the all-gray hulls that replaced them) and cleaning them up, stripping off most of the horribly overdone rust that the ships were caked in while still preserving all the great detail and "character" WG had given them.  Soon after starting it I also added hull numbers to the ships (corresponding to each ship's in-game name; e.g. 61 for Iowa, 445 for Fletcher, 51 for Atlanta, etc.), and changed the shade of blue from the almost aqua-ish hue WG used to a much more accurate navy blue.

Measure 22 (Ms22) consisted of painting the hull 5-N Navy Blue up to the lowest point of sheer, then continuing horizontally straight across, fore and aft.  All vertical surfaces above this are 5-H Haze Gray, and all horizontal surfaces are 20-B Deck Blue.  A small, unshaded hull number was painted on the bow in white, and in some (but not all) cases on the stern, as well; the ship's name was NOT painted on the stern during the war.

Medium Quality vs. High Quality:  HQ skins are completely lossless, modified versions of WG's original textures... but have a file size larger than that of most other skin modders like Tanz (but if you have even a "decent" system you shouldn't have an issue with them).  The MQ versions are compressed, which unfortunately adds some blockiness and pixelization.  But these versions are intended for people playing on low-end systems who most likely have the graphics settings turned way down, and at "Low" texture quality such artifacts shouldn't even be noticeable, anyway.

I'll update these screenshots with ones taken in the new port cam at some point...

Master Collection - All 27 skins contained in a single zip file for easier downloading.  Note that this DOES NOT include the Missouri or New Mexico; choose which of the 3 Missouri skins you want and download that separately.


Battleships

Montana

 

Iowa



Massachusetts

 

Alabama

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HQ: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ag7g39p8ckmdvf4/alabama_ms22_1943-1945_HQ.7z
MQ: http://www.mediafire.com/file/yc19lflrlbw8g4u/alabama_ww2_ms22_MQ.7z

(Alternative haze gray, museum-ship version included at the bottom of this post.)



North Carolina

 

Texas



New York

 

New Mexico

The 3 ships of the New Mexico-class were apparently never painted in Ms22.  However, for a period in late-1941 the Mississippi and Idaho both wore Ms12, which was very similar.  The layout of the 2 schemes was the same, but used different colors: Ms12 featured 5-O Ocean Gray rather than 5-H Haze Gray, and 5-S Sea Blue instead of 5-N Navy Blue.  The photos of the New Mex's 2 sisters in 1941 also show that they didn't have their hull numbers painted on bow or stern during this time.

 

Missouri

The in-game model depicts the ship as she appeared in the early 1950s (but, for game balance reasons, still retains the 20mm AA guns that were actually removed right after WWII), so these first 2 skins capture the ship as she looked during her 2 tours of duty off the coast of Korea.

1950-1951 (1st Korean War Deployment):  In most respects, almost identical to how the default skin looks without camo: all-gray hull, small unshaded number on the bow, name on the stern in white, and number and flag on the top of Turret 1.  The only major difference is that now the deck is natural wood rather than blue.

1952-1953 (2nd Korean War Deployment):  Hull numbers are now the large, shaded style (at both bow and stern), name on the stern is now in black, and number and flag are now gone from the top of Turret 1.  Deck is still natural wood.  (If you'd like to use this version but prefer to keep the turret-top markings from 1950-1951, unzip the file and navigate to "..\content\gameplay\usa\misc\textures" and delete AM757_Flag_a.dds and AM757_Flag_mg.dds.)

1945:  Ms22; again, this is NOT accurate to the era the ship is modeled from in-game... but it was easy to make from various bits & pieces of my other Missouri and Iowa skins, so hey, why not?

 

Massachusetts (present-day appearance)

This is the one that's near-and-dear to me.  :cap_win:  I grew up about 10 minutes away from Battleship Cove, and I must've been on that ship 50+ times over the years.  (For the record, the little restaurant/diner set up in the officers' wardroom made the best burger and fries I've ever had, still to this day.)  So I knew I needed my WoWS Big Mamie looking the way I've always known her, even if it's not an "authentic" paint scheme she wore while in active service.

This features haze gray on all vertical surfaces, natural wooden decks, black funnel cap, large shaded hull numbers at bow and stern, and name on the stern in black.  I've also re-done the steel portion of the deck at the bow, using bits from the Alabama texture, to remove all of the non-skid material that's not seen on the ship today.  (The Master Collection file at the top of this post contains the Ms22 Massachusetts skin rather than this one.)

1946: Massachusetts as seen in January of 1946, following a post-war refit in Bremerton, Washington.  Though mostly still painted in Ms22, the decks were now restored to their natural wooden appearance, and the name was painted on the stern in white.


Alabama (present-day appearance)

An alternative skin for the Alabama, as she looks today as a museum ship in Mobile.  Very similar to the Massachusetts, with two notable differences: the funnel cap is haze gray, like the rest of the ship, and the name on the stern is painted in white.  (The Master Collection file at the top of this post contains the Ms22 Alabama skin rather than this one.)

 

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Cruisers

Des Moines

 

Worcester

 

Salem

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Buffalo

 

Baltimore

 

Cleveland

 

New Orleans

 

Atlanta

 

Flint

 

Boise



Indianapolis

 

Pensacola

 

 

Omaha

 

Salem

Haze Gray (Cold War):  This is the paint scheme the ship wore throughout her service life, and continues to wear today as a museum ship.  Haze gray on all vertical surfaces, natural wooden decks, black funnel cap, and large shaded hull numbers at bow and stern.  (The Master Collection file at the top of the first post contains the Ms22 Salem skin rather than this one.)

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reserved (carriers)

 

At some point I will (hopefully) finish Ms22 skins for the Bogue and Independence...

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Yay!  A week-and-a-half later, my thread finally got moderator-approved.  :cap_win:

Time to start updating screenshots, and getting back to work on my Salem and Worcester skins...

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11 minutes ago, Avalon304 said:

These skins look great!

Thanks!  And your camos look great, too.  It's nice that the people who'd rather not use an invisible camo mod have an option for Measure 22, as well.  :cap_like:

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1 hour ago, TheElusiveDenby said:

Thanks!  And your camos look great, too.  It's nice that the people who'd rather not use an invisible camo mod have an option for Measure 22, as well.  :cap_like:

Speaking of skins... I found a picture of U.S.S. Idaho (BB-42) in what appears to be MS-22:

 

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taken in October of '41.

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1 hour ago, TheElusiveDenby said:

Yay!  A week-and-a-half later, my thread finally got moderator-approved.  :cap_win:

Time to start updating screenshots, and getting back to work on my Salem and Worcester skins...

Looks like everybody was approved:cap_like:

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7 hours ago, Avalon304 said:

Speaking of skins... I found a picture of U.S.S. Idaho (BB-42) in what appears to be MS-22:

 

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taken in October of '41.

A-ha!  Thank you!  I thought I remembered that either Idaho or Mississippi was briefly painted in Ms22, but when I was re-writing the post for the new version of this thread, I couldn't track down any pics of either one that showed it.  When I originally saw this photo (probably a couple of years ago now), I made the decision not to make a skin for it because the hull numbers I was adding matched the lead ships of the class (the name that the game uses for each of them), and New Mexico herself was--apparently--never painted this way.  If I remember correctly, I did the same thing with the Mahan-class; I believe there were maybe one or two ships out of the 18 that did wear Ms22 at some point, but not Mahan.

Anyone think I should do a New Mexico skin and put #42 on it?  You'd have an Idaho, not a New Mexico... but maybe you wouldn't care much about that...

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5 hours ago, TheElusiveDenby said:

A-ha!  Thank you!  I thought I remembered that either Idaho or Mississippi was briefly painted in Ms22, but when I was re-writing the post for the new version of this thread, I couldn't track down any pics of either one that showed it.  When I originally saw this photo (probably a couple of years ago now), I made the decision not to make a skin for it because the hull numbers I was adding matched the lead ships of the class (the name that the game uses for each of them), and New Mexico herself was--apparently--never painted this way.  If I remember correctly, I did the same thing with the Mahan-class; I believe there were maybe one or two ships out of the 18 that did wear Ms22 at some point, but not Mahan.

Anyone think I should do a New Mexico skin and put #42 on it?  You'd have an Idaho, not a New Mexico... but maybe you wouldn't care much about that...

I do have a .dds camo file (used it for replacing the 2018 winter camo) of that ship, I'll send it to @Avalon304 and post it here so you can convert into a skin :)

should save a lot of time, hopefully!
 

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5 hours ago, TheElusiveDenby said:

A-ha!  Thank you!  I thought I remembered that either Idaho or Mississippi was briefly painted in Ms22, but when I was re-writing the post for the new version of this thread, I couldn't track down any pics of either one that showed it.  When I originally saw this photo (probably a couple of years ago now), I made the decision not to make a skin for it because the hull numbers I was adding matched the lead ships of the class (the name that the game uses for each of them), and New Mexico herself was--apparently--never painted this way.  If I remember correctly, I did the same thing with the Mahan-class; I believe there were maybe one or two ships out of the 18 that did wear Ms22 at some point, but not Mahan.

Anyone think I should do a New Mexico skin and put #42 on it?  You'd have an Idaho, not a New Mexico... but maybe you wouldn't care much about that...

I found the Skin in Question.

 

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23 minutes ago, JB_24 said:

I do have a .dds camo file (used it for replacing the 2018 winter camo) of that ship, I'll send it to @Avalon304 and post it here so you can convert into a skin :)

should save a lot of time, hopefully!
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NewMex.dds

I have all the CBT MS22 textures so no worries: New Mexico is a ship I'll be doing.  The AB hulls for US DDs are going to give me trouble I think, as are Lexington and Midway. (Lexington underwent a pretty massive model and texture change I believe, and Midway wasnt around  until after MS22 was removed). If you find any Measure 22 skins for the AB hull US DDs (Farragut and Mahan) or Midway (or Enterprise or Arkansas Beta or Arizona) that would be more helpful in my quest to give all US ships MS22 perma camos...

 

EDIT: Oh... I misunderstood thats an actual camo file... that actually makes things even easier... youre ok with me including it, I will.

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16 minutes ago, Avalon304 said:

EDIT: Oh... I misunderstood thats an actual camo file... that actually makes things even easier... youre ok with me including it, I will.

you can include it :)

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So, interesting thing about the photo of the Idaho that Avalon304 posted: she's actually painted in Measure 12, not 22.  The design of the 2 schemes was basically identical, but the colors were different.  Ms12 used 5-O Ocean Gray and 5-S Sea Blue.  Sea Blue was lighter than Ms22's Navy Blue, and not too far off the color that WG used in the old CBT textures.  (The ships also didn't sport hull numbers anywhere on their sides at this time.)

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First post updated with skins for both the A and B hulls.

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Hey, everyone -

I've just finished reading the transcript of the latest Q&A with sub_octavian, and discovered (contrary to previous comments made recently by Pigeon_of_War and Radar_X) that there are currently NO plans to release the USS Massachusetts.  I grew up 10 minutes away from Battleship Cove, and the Massachusetts is the 1 ship I've been hoping/waiting for ever since I started playing this game in mid-2015.  If they'd never added it at all, then hey: no big deal.  But for them to go to all the trouble of developing it (months after the Alabama had already been released), adding it to the client, giving it to supertesters and CCs to show off, and then say "Nah--doesn't add anything new to the game, so never mind"... I think I know how Charlie Brown must feel every time Lucy yanks that damn football away from him.  :Smile_sad:

So basically, I think I'm done with Warships for the time being.  If they ever do get around to releasing the Massachusetts (and don't "Duke of York" it, or mangle it with some other stupid gimmick in an attempt to make it "unique"), then I'll be back.  All my current skins will remain here, but I won't be updating them if there are any changes to the textures, and I won't be posting anything new (including the 2 Massachusetts and 2 Salem skins that are already done, or the Worcester skin that's nearly done).  Sorry about that, but I'm pretty damn disappointed right now...

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On ‎2‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 4:45 AM, TheElusiveDenby said:

Hey, everyone -

I've just finished reading the transcript of the latest Q&A with sub_octavian, and discovered (contrary to previous comments made recently by Pigeon_of_War and Radar_X) that there are currently NO plans to release the USS Massachusetts.  I grew up 10 minutes away from Battleship Cove, and the Massachusetts is the 1 ship I've been hoping/waiting for ever since I started playing this game in mid-2015.  If they'd never added it at all, then hey: no big deal.  But for them to go to all the trouble of developing it (months after the Alabama had already been released), adding it to the client, giving it to supertesters and CCs to show off, and then say "Nah--doesn't add anything new to the game, so never mind"... I think I know how Charlie Brown must feel every time Lucy yanks that damn football away from him.  :Smile_sad:

So basically, I think I'm done with Warships for the time being.  If they ever do get around to releasing the Massachusetts (and don't "Duke of York" it, or mangle it with some other stupid gimmick in an attempt to make it "unique"), then I'll be back.  All my current skins will remain here, but I won't be updating them if there are any changes to the textures, and I won't be posting anything new (including the 2 Massachusetts and 2 Salem skins that are already done, or the Worcester skin that's nearly done).  Sorry about that, but I'm pretty damn disappointed right now...

Now that the Massachusetts is imminent, coming back to continue to work on your skins?  Hope so!

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On 6/8/2018 at 2:35 PM, nagasakee said:

Now that the Massachusetts is imminent, coming back to continue to work on your skins?  Hope so!

Very possible...  :Smile_glasses:

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Cleveland and Baltimore have both been updated (new links added).  The ship textures themselves remain unchanged, but needed to be renamed.  The turrets, however, were completely re-done by WG at some point between the time I last played and update 7.5; if your Cleveland, Baltimore, and Buffalo turrets look all wonky, go to your res_mods/0.7.5.1/content/gameplay/usa/gun/main/textures folder and delete the files AGM009_6in47_CL55_a.dds and AGM019_8in55_CA68_a.dds.  In the ../usa/ship/cruiser/textures folder, you can also delete the ASC036_Cleveland_1942_a.dds file if you still have it, as the Cleveland doesn't have a separate model for the A hull anymore.

As far as future plans go, I have my fingers crossed that the Massachusetts is going to be released this week or next (supposedly it's been finalized and is ready to go).  I'll have 2 (possibly 3) different skins posted for it the day it goes on sale.  For the 7.6 update, I have 2 ready for the Salem and 1 for the Worcester.  I'm still not sure yet, however, what to do about the Seattle and Buffalo.  They may not have been completely made up by WG, but they never got far enough along in the design stage for the USN to even assign them names or hull numbers.  If someone else does some nice skins for them, I may end up just using those.  If not, I'll probably get around to them eventually...

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Decided to go ahead and make a Buffalo skin, after all (link in second post):

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It honestly looked kinda weird (compared to the rest of my skins) without a number on the bow, but as I mentioned the problem I had was that if this was even an actual preliminary design by the USN, they never advanced it far enough to give it a name or hull number.  So I just went ahead and made one up (160).  I'll do the same for Seattle (maybe 167).

At this point I'm leaning toward not doing a skin for the last paper ship, the Dallas.  Hopefully USNA_76, TheStarSlayer, or someone else will make a cool one for it... cuz otherwise I don't know what number I'd stick on there.  :fish_nerv:  It'd be odd to give it one that's higher than any of the T9s or 10s...

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Buffalo looks nice in MS22.:cap_like:

I've been poking at a Dallas skin loosely based on a scheme on a MS-32/1D  sported on the Raleigh.  I don't know if I will put a hull number on it, though I am tempted to use 700 even if it is out of place.

 

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12 hours ago, TheStarSlayer said:

I don't know if I will put a hull number on it, though I am tempted to use 700 even if it is out of place.

 

I see what you did there.  And the sonar gets a buff by virtue of having Jonesy on board?

If you make a skin for it, I'll use it.  :cap_like:

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It was exactly 3 years ago today that I started playing World of Warships (I remember specifically because it's very nearly my birthday), and it's been pretty much that long that I've been hoping that maybe one day the USS Massachusetts--the ship I grew up practically next-door to--might eventually be added to the game.

Well, look what's now in my port:

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:cap_win::cap_haloween::cap_rambo::Smile_great:

Happy Birthday to me.  :Smile_glasses:  (And for all the Canadians hoping that Haida would come out today, I hope you don't have to wait too much longer.)

So, 3 Massachusetts skins added to the first post, as well as 1 for the Worcester (pronounced "Wuss-ter", BTW), and 2 for the Salem in the second post.  The Master Collection files have been updated with the Ms22 versions of all 3 ships, as well as the Buffalo.

Guess I should get around to working on an Ms22 Helena skin, but I've got 341 Massachusetts games ahead of me to make it my most-played ship, so that's gonna keep my busy for a little while...  :Smile_teethhappy:

 

--edit--  Oh, and as a bonus, I grabbed the old Ms22 carousel image for the Massachusetts, just before 7.6 updated it to the splinter-camo version: http://www.mediafire.com/file/u7lm3qhcuji6s4z/PASB518.png  (put it in your  ..gui\ship_previews folder)

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Thank you so very much @TheElusiveDenby!   As you can see by my sig, this camo for the Massachusetts meant a lot to me.  thanks for making it a reality!

I AM having an issue using it though.  I tried the "camo remover" mod from Ashlains, but it merely renders the plain steel hull, and removes camo from ALL other ships, including my Yamato, and Shimakazee camo's I want to keep.

Could you please identify which specific Ashlain mod you use to change solely the Mass?

 

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