Well, Ive finally caved in and made my first aircraft repaint for the Cessna 150 (available here http://drk.free.fr/tutoriels/creation/c150_en.php ) in the colours of the aircraft I first soloed in. Its not perfect, but not too shabby I dont think.
Heres a photobucket album with some pics of the real and FS aircraft, for comparison. Comments welcome. Link
Also, I have put the plane into a movie! My first flight sim movie. I had a bit of trouble making it- a bad workman blames his tools but I did only have MS movie maker.... I wanted to time camera 'cuts' to the song, but that was made difficult because I had to watch it the whole way through each time, or else the song wouldnt play the right bit. I had more trouble when it came to save the file, as I had over 4.5Gb video data from fraps for a 2 minute movie, and my 2Gb RAM probably wasnt enough, so I had to export the movie in 3 parts, then attach all these, and put the song over the top, at the end. That worked, but, especially when converted to youtube format, some of the quality and timings are a little off. Still, I'm quite proud of it as my first movie. The song playing in the background is 'Dreaming of you' by the Coral. Let me know what you think: