Hey guys! Been a while since I posted here, but I have a new remodel and some more updates for you guys!
On the remodel front I have the returen of a classic. One of my first sorta remodels: the Sherman Firefly IVCY. But this time its a bit more American... and a bit more detailed!
So this is the M4A3E8 Firefly. Its return is thanks in part to The_Chieftain's Tank Fest video, where he talks about some of the M4A3 Fireflies that were converted for the US by the British Army. It is also in part, based on the physical model by Steven J Zaloga which you can find here.
Included are the same wonderful suspension system by Miruku_nyan that was included on the original model along with the counter shaded barrel by Desyatnik_Pansy, which is now the default option. (If there is sufficient demand I can include a non-countershaded barrel as an addon). I hope you enjoy this hypothetical look at what a US Firefly may have looked like. You can find it in the World of Tanks>Remodels>USA menu above.
I should note that at the time of writing this post, there is an update on WGMods waiting for approval that fixes minor hull and turret geometry issues. Should these bother you (or should you have not yet gotten this remodel) it should be updated and available by tomorrow.
Speaking of updates, both the IS-7 with raised machine gun and T26E1-1 Super Pershing both received minor updates to fix texture issues when in battle.
Additionally the T26E5 Patriot, AMX M4 49 Liberte and Object 252U Defender skin removals have made their way onto WGMods.
I'll be updating the version numbers for all of my already approved remodels and skins over the course of the weekend. Theres no need to redownload them however, you can continue to use remodels and skins over subsequent patches. But if it makes you feel better to have the most up to date version, all of them should be updated by Monday at the latest.
As for upcoming things. I dunno... if a tank strikes my fancy it may get a remodel. I dont really have any concrete plans. Do you have suggestions? Leave them in the comments below.
Take care and see you on the battlefield!
Hey guys! Its been about a week since my last updates and Ive been busy.
Lets get the boring stuff out of the way: Ive migrated some more skins and remodels over to .wotmods format. This includes the entire Berlin Quartet (Cromwell B, T34-85 Rudy, IS-2 B and ISU-122S), the Black and Grey versions of the M 41 90 GF skin removal (Ive retired the Olive Drab version), the IS-7 with raised Machine Gun and the T26E1-1 Super Pershing. All are now available on the modhub.
But there also a new remodel. Hit the read more button to see what it is.
Hey guys! I have some more updates for you. 1 new remodel, 1 repurposed remodel and more skins moved to the wotmod format.
First up is the Tiger I 'Jager'. Jager started as a simple model to restore the fenders and lower glacis tracks on the Tiger I. Then I added the bicycle from the VK 168.01. Then I added the smoke launchers from Tiger 131. I also removed the barbed wire from the log, because it looked super ugly.
Its pretty simple, but I think it makes the Tiger look much nicer. If WG gives other german tanks more things that I can steal and add to it, I probably will... You can find the Jager on WGMods nowm, you can get there via this tanks page in the Remodels menu above.
The next thing up is also pretty simple. Its a repurposing of the Rebored M32 gun from the leKpz M 41 90mm GF permaskin removal. Just changes the muzzlebrake on the normal leKpz M 41 90mm from the default one to the more american looking T-shaped muzzlebrake. No more, no less (for now). Yes... that means I may give this tank a remodel... no I dont know what that entails yet... its just a possibility.
The new gun is available on WGMods now and a link directly to it can be found in this tanks page in the Remodels menu above.
The final updates for today are that Ive moved the first 3 permaskin removals over to the .wotmod format. This means the M46 Patton KR, Panzer 58 Mutz and Skorpion G are now on WGMods and each of their existing page here on the blog have been updated with links directly to their page on WGMods.
Thats it for now. Upcoming is still the Firefly remodel that Ive talked about as well as a remodel for the Obj. 277, potentially. Im not too happy with it currently, so I may scrap it and start from scratch... I dont know. The next skins to make the move over to .wotmod files will be atleast 2 of the 3 leKpz M 41 90mm GF removals (I may retire the Olive Drab version of the skin removal), the Berlin Quartet removals, the IS-7 with raised machine gun and the T26E1-1 Super Pershing remodels.
Thats all for now! Take care and see you on the battlefield!
Well update 1.0.2 released yesterday. Then update 184.108.40.206 released early this morning.
Last time I made a post here I asked if I should switch over to the .wotmod format. The responses that I got were overwhelmingly positive. So I will be transitioning all of my mods over to .wotmod files over time. For now I've started with the 14 named remodels, as they are the biggest and most complicated mods that I have. As time goes on I'll transition my permaskin removals and miscellaneous skins to .wotmods as well, where appropriate. During this transitional period some skins may go away, as I retire them.
However, this means I'll be transitioning away from my GitHub as well, as most of my mods end up being over 100mb and GitHub cannot take files over 100mb in size. Which is a shame, as GitHub makes things so easy. The remedy for this is WGMods.net. The first 14 named remodels are now available on that site. For your conveinence this is my page on WGMods:
Avalon304 on WGMods.net
I'm not a huge fan of the site, as uploading and updating mods is a bit clunky, but it takes files over 100mb and lets me track download numbers and receive comments directly on the mod itself. It also lets you rate the mods as well... if thats your thing. Rate them or dont, its entirely up to you. You can also follow mods to be notified of updates, though I'll always post here about important updates to mods as well. Additionally the mod pages here on this blog will contain links to the WGMods page of the skin or remodel.
Speaking of updates, big changes happened in 1.0.2 regarding the customization system. Specifically it now extending to all non-premium tier 8 vehicles and all tier 6 vehicles. As such Ive updated the following remodels with support for cosmetic paints and preset styles:
'Stalin's Hammer' had support for the system prior to update 1.0.2's release, so it received no updates.
Thats about it for now guys. If you need to update any of the remodels head on over to WGMods to get them. Look forward to more remodels soon.
See you on the battlefield!
So thats a unique title, isnt it? I bet everyone is wondering what the trio of Stalin could be. A group ofr Russian heavies? Russian hover mediums?
Nope. None of the above. It actually might be the most unexpected group of 3 tanks. Specifically 3 tank destroyers.