reskin of eSkwaad's Garand

Wile E Coyote
03-18-2006, 02:10 PM
Yes, this was done with his permission.


It is rare I will directly copy someone else's skin; this skin was of such quality that I knew I could not do better :) I simply made some changes that affect the way the model/skin is rendered.

I did no actual skinning here. I added an alpha channel, re-adjusted and balanced the color scheme and changed the VMT file. Basically I did away with using the normal map for specular (reflective) channel and also toned down many highlights on the original skin, opting instead to mask all highlights in the Alpha channel and use
THAT instead to bring out the highlights. It's a much more realistic effect that all of us "old time" skinners still have trouble getting used to since since a specular channel was not available to us in the past we always had to draw highlight overemphasized.

I forgot to mention that I left it at 2048x2048 because it has ironsights, but I did also include a standard res 1024x1024

Andy Whyberd
03-18-2006, 02:23 PM
Its brilliant. First Class Old boy.

03-18-2006, 02:24 PM
Lookin good! I would download but the gun skins distract me. :(

Element Zeero
03-18-2006, 02:55 PM
The wood grain looks amazingly real, and the color is perfect. Very good job.

|ESF| 82ndfrag
03-18-2006, 03:00 PM
Thanks Wile E!!!

My new Garand ;)

Wile E Coyote
03-18-2006, 03:30 PM
Actually, thank eSkwaad. It's his skin :D (and a very good one at that)

03-18-2006, 03:31 PM
Nice Wile.
Actually thank Wile touch :)

03-18-2006, 04:19 PM
Nice job to all involved. :)

03-18-2006, 04:48 PM
looks sweet i love you stuff wile

03-18-2006, 06:08 PM
Is it just me or does the rifle grenade model look like it has the smaller peep sight?

Wile E Coyote
03-18-2006, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by FBOTheLiuetenant
Is it just me or does the rifle grenade model look like it has the smaller peep sight? LOL
It's you ;). I did nothing to that pic; it is even a 1:1 scale from the screenshot!

03-18-2006, 08:42 PM
You two sirs have dethroned Sproily's Garand in my collection.

03-18-2006, 09:17 PM
Sproily' garand is's an excellent work...if i have time i would like to model like him.

Glad you like it.

03-19-2006, 03:33 AM
Look'n good, I never really liked the original's dark-brown wood + dark-blueish wood scheme. A lighter wood tone is a nice touch.

My only gripe is the default model's hideous curviture on the top wood peice infront of the receiver. :o

03-23-2006, 03:32 PM

03-24-2006, 11:37 AM
Looks like the saving private ryan rifle all dirty and stuff(in a good way of course) You should do the same thing with the thompson to make it dirty and worn.

03-25-2006, 05:03 AM
Would you consider a k98k in the near future?

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