Seaking Reloaded

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Seaking Reloaded

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With the RAF Seakings retirement due to take place in 2016 i decided to give the old girl a slight face lift, with a lick of budgie yellow paint, a ton of rivets, some dirt & rust and updated panel lines etc.

Thanks to Graham for sending me his paint kit as a template to go on..

Its still in a WIP stage as ive a few things to adjust and add, excuse the blue windows in the image, i usually use FSRepaints to take sceenshots but the model doesnt load up, so used ModelXonverterX instead!
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That looks good Mark. Are you uploading the whole fleet?

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Discussed this with Gary and we thought we should let the cat out of the bag on this one, just in case anyone else wants to mark the UK Sea King withdrawal from service that might result in abortive work. So with apologies to Mark, but I finished a complete revamp of the RAF Sea King a few weeks back. They have not been released yet because they are associated with a much (much) larger MAIW package that a number of people have contributed to. That stays in the bag for the moment, but I can reveal that the RAF Sea King package has 22 aircraft in it. These are 3 of them:

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The models are for FS9 only and have VTOL xml code in them for straight up/tilt take-off and straight down landing, with thanks to our xml and FDE magicians here.

The RAF Sea Kings are all ready for upload, but I would prefer not to steal the thunder of the much (much) larger package.

Just a note on the tiger scheme to save a question - it was a one day scheme "painted" on a Falklands Sea King with black bin bags for a photo shoot. The grey one is also a Falklands example in an anniversary scheme.

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Another Maiw masterpiece in the making! looks super! hope i diddnt make you guys spill the beans! ;) , The good thing is though i dont feel ive wasted my time on the repaint ive done as i enjoy the research as much as the painting and it also maximizes my painting skills :)

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Not a problem for us at all Mark. It's a pity your paint won't match the mapping in the revamped model.

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Wooowww, that sure is a promising looking new model of the SeaKing !
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Is there a Belgian repaint in the work ? It will be cool. I hope.
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Comming very very soon, no Belgian yet but some nice others :)
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Some months ago I was asked by Gary if I could re-work the existing MAIW Sea King models for use in his scenery of RNAS Culdrose. The original models produced were back in 2008 by Chris “Elvis” Jones and Rob Nieuwenhoven. I have managed a number of enhancements, including adding:

- an interior cabin
- animated doors
- drooping rotors
- new crew
- new textures
- new xml-triggered lift/descent animation on take-off and landing
- some additional paint schemes.

I must thank Mike McIntyre for the basis of the FDE and Kevin Reed for the XML code trigger for the VTOL animation.

The Royal Navy versions are in the recently released RNAS Culdrose package, but here they are on my test flight line prior to delivery to Culdrose:

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Following on from the Royal Navy Sea Kings, I also re-worked the RAF ones contained in the 2008 “maiw_raf_seaking.zip” which is available from Avsim.com. The new package replaces the 20 RAF Sea Kings with the new ones but I have also added two Falkland examples too:

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Users can do a straight swap of the UK aircraft and retain the original flight plans. However, since this is now largely a retro package, users may want to set up their own flight plans. The original ones were weekly based and did not create a lot of movement.

I uploaded the RAF Sea King package to Avsim a few minutes ago, but it might be too late for today's availability. The file is called:

maiw_raf_sea_kings_new_models.zip

To pre-empt the question, I have also re-worked the HC4 "Junglies" at RNAS Yeovilton, but I'll hold release of those pending completion of another element to the package. I'd rather have a change to something else next, so no further Sea Kings for the time being alas.

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Very nice John :)
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Available now on AVSIM. Downloaded, installed and looking good.

Thanks John, another top quality package.
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Your usual excellent standard John :)

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Bravo John, another excellent job. Now to get these all plugged in.
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Greatfull !!! I hope a Belgian version of the Westland Sea King MK48 ;-)
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Thanks for the feedback. Very sticky surface on these Black Hawks and Sea Kings. They are very difficult to shake off once you've touched them because there are so many possibilities. Apart from the HC4 pack, I'd like to have a break from both for a while and start something new.

Just realised though, that I left the paint kit out of the RAF Sea King pack. New zip that includes the paint kit just uploaded to Avsim with the same file name. Sorry about that.

107 downloads in the first few hours. That surprised me for an RAF helicopter going out of service.

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They are a classic John
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It is always thanks to the great work published.
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and Mike and Kevin, in this case, of course.
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Sad they are about to be retro, but great looking models. I finally got around to purchasing the Virt/Alpha model to fly with these. I can see how the textures are slightly different, tried using Joecoastie's RNoAF SAR birds (also retro now).
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