A PSD-format or XCF-format template for the Super Hornet. Includes two separate MREC files.
The image file has the following contents:
Base Texture Fixes - Small edits to the original textures, optional
Shadows - Recreation of shadows of intakes and other parts
Decals Layers - Recreation of warning labels and other details on the aircraft
Unpainted Layers - Details from the original textures which are not painted, like the cockpit or landing gear
Note: The numbers refer to the original skin texture used to create the layer
UV Map - The boundaries of the aircraft model
Panels/Weathering - Details like panel lines, rust, grime, etc. that make the appearance more realistic
Note: There are two to choose from, one of which is the default weathering of the Hornet,
and the other is a cleaner version adapted from the Cutting Edge DLC Block III
f18f_00_MREC_CLEAN.tga - A clean MREC file, which determines how the game lights the aircraft
f18f_00_MREC_CLEAN_BLOCK3.tga - An optional clean MREC file, with cleaner weathering from the Block III
Place your layers below the Panels/Weathering layer and other detail/highlights layers.
Use Unpainted00 for all skins. To closely match the original skins' appearances, use all
of the additional Unpainted00 layers as well. To enable coloring of unpainted areas,
disable the Unpainted00 layer with the appropriate name.
Use only one of the Panels/Weathering layers, not both. Or don't, it depends on how weathered you want the plane to be.
If using GIMP, use the Bucket tool to change the color of included layers.
1.4 - 23/07/2022
Restored missing right side anti-skid from Unpainted00
1.3 - 11/07/2022
Removed misplaced panel line from the bottom leading edge slat
Removed certain tailhook components from Unpainted layers, added to Bottom Color layer
Added missing text decal, located just in front of intakes
Split text decal layers into top and bottom layers
1.2 - 26/11/2021
Removed dark lowlights from vertical stabilizer control surfaces in Panels/Weathering
Removed two small decals from Panels/Weathering and added them to Text Decals
Added panels/weathering to some unpainted or internal parts
Added a cleaner panels/weathering layer and cleaner MREC adapted from the Block III textures
1.1a - 09/07/2021
Repack with reduced file size
Project Vanilla release
1.1 - 27/05/2021
Removed decals from panels/weathering
Recreated decals as separate layers
1.0 - Unknown