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I'm going to let you down lightly as I imagine there will be people ready to jump down your throat upon seeing this.

No - this isn't something that will be implemented. These weapons weren't fired from the hip or if they were it was extremely rare - it therefore doesn't represent a realistic use of the weapon. Portrayals of hip firing such weapons tend to be limited to 'reenactors' who want to look like Rambo, and films that want to portray soldiers as Rambo.

The truth of this act is that it would be highly inaccurate, impractical and wasteful. In reality these weapons were used by crews of between 2-6 men - only one of which would carry the weapon, the rest would carry ammunition, tripod, spare barrels, their own rifles, binoculars etc. In FH2 by selecting the machine gunner kit you are essentially taking on the role of 3 different men in real life.

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 04-03-2015, 21:03:03 »
That's a really tricky one - to be honest - I'm not 100% convinced that the top and half are necessarily different colours. There could be part of the frame work that runs the length of the aircraft beneath the canvas which is causing a visible seam. The only thing that seems to ruin this theory is that the top half would logically be lighter as it is where the light would hit.

If it is two colours - tonally they are very similar. There is not much difference in it at all. So that means if the top half is a green colour - it is a very light green.

Possibly a grey-green for the top half? Either way - when there isn't any available reference it comes down to a best guess and so I'd say that the wing tips would be the same colour as the top half of the fuselage.

Something like this:

Left: Underside. Right: Topside

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 04-03-2015, 14:03:30 »
Josh, do you use a tablet or is it all made with a mouse?

I actually use a mouse most of the time - only because I lack a decent and conveniently sized tablet. I have contemplated using one for an upcoming commission though as it just provides much finer and accurate control - especially since my mouse is only a cheap, low-resolution one.

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 04-03-2015, 13:03:11 »
I have done some work on it, and I will send it to you when it is done but it's not an image which interests me greatly so It is harder to work on it for prolonged periods of time, also i'm not going to remove the water marks - they were put there for a reason.

General Discussion / Re: Conspiracies Thread Mk II
« on: 03-03-2015, 01:03:09 »
That's a part of a tank right?

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 01-03-2015, 23:03:47 »
For those of you interested, I will continue posting colourised images on my facebook page as it takes too much time to update the various different places in which I am currently sharing my work:

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 25-02-2015, 02:02:09 »
Hawker Typhoons 1b at Gloster Factory, Gloucestershire, April 1943.

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 24-02-2015, 21:02:41 »
I could do,

Do you have any idea of the original colours?

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 24-02-2015, 00:02:12 »
New Zealander from Light Aid Detachment welding pipe at the El Alamein front, Egypt, 16 July 1943.

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 23-02-2015, 23:02:11 »
The Yellow is the base colour. Its just the green camo was rather liberally applied in this instance as can be seen in the original b/w image,

unless you mean the green should be red?

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 23-02-2015, 21:02:18 »
Your pics look great!

Though the last one is little odd, with the very bright elements with apparently overcast weather.
Good call, i've toned it down.

Panzer IV Ausf. H of 12th Panzer Division, Eastern Front, 1944.

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 22-02-2015, 23:02:02 »
Panzer IV of the 12th SS Panzer Division HJ, somewhere on the western front.

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 21-02-2015, 18:02:11 »
British Sherman IC Hybrid Firefly, Namur, Belgium 1944/45

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 20-02-2015, 04:02:54 »
Okay, here is my first Second World War recoloured image. Admittedly it isn't a particularly colourful scene but it was the first image on my hard drive.

Vehicles of the 10th Armoured Division advance near Trier, Germany, 1945.

Off-Topic / Re: Colourising History
« on: 20-02-2015, 03:02:44 »
That sloped area to the left of the train in the first picture looks like bare earth to me, not grass.

I'll give you that, but from the references I was working from It is almost certainly just short grass.

You rarely got bare earth embankments but short grass was common in the Summer months as a result of line side fires.

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