So what am I working on? I found Neal Haulage while looking through Google for skins to make.
When I started this project, I had no idea how time consuming it was going to be. We’ve got all the blue and yellow/orange that fades in places, while not exactly difficult it was sure time consuming. What surprised me was how long I spent making, positioning, and resizing the Topline V8 logo. All told 40 minutes and it’s not finished yet, not sure if the image will be big enough to see, but the “8” isn’t there yet, just the place holder I put in (which happens to be the Scania logo.)
Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.
Thanks to a little help from Ohaha on the SCS forum, I have learnt how to make my own templates.
As a result I have done away with the original Scania V4 mod template by maghetto and made my own. Any one familiar with his original template will understand the issues with it, mainly the overly thick black lines which made accuracy to place delicate/accurate paintwork on the front grill very difficult.
I have now created my own template for the front grill and added it to original Scania templates by szeryff123. The new template should be much easier to work with and I hope it will be useful for you. The Scania template folder now has two folders: Original and IJs ScanV4 — The original folder is szeryff123’s template for the original model and the latter is of course my version for the v4 mod.
These templates and the templates for the new Volvo FH are all included in the template archive found on the Truck Skinning tutorial page.
With the release of patch 1.7 and the new Volvo FH, I have made the new Volvo FH version of Stobart’s Phoebe Grace (complete with correct fleet number.)
As with the FH16 the globetrotter and black wheel arches can’t be painted with out affecting all Volvos in the game, so I left them alone.
2pm BST – UPDATE: I’ve made some improvements to the skin. The little bit of red on the doors above the lights has been removed as it over ran a little bit. Corrected the left side so the green S’s are the right way around and made the white/silver reflective S on the sides a little bit more visible.
3pm BST – UPDATE: I have also updated the skins for the Stobart Scania & the StobartRail Scania to fix the left hand side S logos.