Borje Jonsson & Malcolm FH

First up we have a compamy/trailer skin for Borje Jonsson. This was originally posted on the 2nd but I forgot to put the blog up. Go me. However it has since been updated since then and is now green (the picture I was given made it impossible to tell the actual colour) as it should be. A Cab skin will follow shortly.

 

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We now also have a Malcolm on the Volvo FH/16.

Although the original Malcolm design would have the blue side bar stop where the white of the roof starts, it really didn’t look right on this Volvo. So I’ve used a bit of creative license and carried it up onto the side of the roof.

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Big Stobart Mod v0.2.5

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So I have decided to update the BSM a little bit.

First thing to note is that I have removed some compost cargo as I felt it didn’t seem right being despatched/received by certain companies. It is unlikely that this will cause any issues for you if you happen to be pulling the cargo, however it is still suggested to finish any runs you are on before updating the mod. Always better to play it safe.

I have also added a new Tesco trailer to the mix.

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As always; see the changes page for a full list of updates.

 

Children in Need

So with Children in Need coming up in a couple of weeks time I thought it would be nice to offer a CIN skin for people wishing to donate to the charity.

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The [name] will of course be changed to your name/nickname.

The trailer is a stand alone trailer and does not replace any company.
It will pull the following cargo: Clothes, Fizzy Drinks, Electronics, Packaged Foods, Medicine and Toys.
It will deliver to/from the following companies: Eurogoodies, Kaarfor (in only), Posped, Sellplan (in only), Stokes, Tradeaux, Trameri, and Transinet.
Please note: The mod is compatible with game version 1.4.1 and above, it will not work on any older version. 

How long will this be open & what happens to the money: This year the Children in Need BBC TV event will take place on Friday 15th November. On the morning of Saturday 16th, I will be removing the donation instructions and sending any/all donations to the official Paypal of Children in Need.

When will you receive the trailer: I will endeavour to complete and email your trailer within an hour of receiving payment, assuming you send payment between 10am-10pm GMT.

Will you make charity skins in the future: That really depends on how well this works.  The more interest there is, the more likely I will do it in future for other charities.

How it works:

For any donation of 50p or over you will receive this Children in Need stand alone trailer with your name/nickname on it. Follow the instructions below if you would like to make a donation.

Donation period has ended.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you fill in the email form and include the following: The name you wish to appear on the trailer & the email address where you want the trailer to be sent.

If you are unfamiliar with Children in Need you can find more about it on the BBC wesite here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

If you would like to donate but have no interest in the trailer; please donate directly to Children in Need via the BBC website.

The Big Stobart Mod – Versions 0.2.2 & 0.3

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So I recently learned how to make the truck skinning templates using Blender; which lead me to thinking if I can do it for trucks, why not trailers? As I am sure any skinner out there is aware, the game uses an individual file for companies (as default) for all trailer types. So Krone/Schmidt/Tanker all use one skin file, which is great until you realise the back of them are located slightly differently (do to shape) meaning it is VERY BLOODY HARD to line everything up correctly for all types.

So today I decided I would try and make my own templates and succeeded in my goal. While this is be somewhat useful for general company skin mods, it is invaluable for the Big Stobart Mod. Which brings us into the first point of this post, the BSM has a minor update from v0.2 to v0.2.2 – This is a small skin update for the tanker to relocate the S logo on the back to the centre. If you are already using the v0.2 mod you can safely install this update without the game cancelling your current job.

BSM v0.3 

My first plan of action for the 0.3 update will be to change the Biomass & Green (solid) trailers. Currently I only have the models for the two Krone trailers (curtain/Profi-liner and Fridge/cool-liner) as a result they are both using the fridge trailer, what I want to do is update them to a Schmidt Universal trailer. I have also considered try a little bit of modelling to make the Biomass have the green curtain top, but since my ability to 3d model is weak at best that may not happen.

I am also considering include one of the Rugby League trailer skin to add a little variety to the fridge units on the road. This would most likely be the group trailer rather than one of the individual team ones.

I may also consider adding new cargo, so if there is anything specific people would like to see, by all means leave a comment.

Dance demons, don't you know. This is a modding, modding tango.