After a very close judging process and delays due to the health of the main organizer, the results of the 2nd Aircraft Skin Contest are now available. The contest entries are explained by GaiaBlitz, a judge in the contest. As mentioned on the page for this event, the winner of the event will recieve a $20 USD prize.
07. Tiger Meet by TigerShark
An interesting choice of tiger pattern (possible F-15J -TG- influence), but the composition was undone by the seemingly random color circles on the wing trailing edges. The UK flag on the rudder looked OK but it seemed to also clutter the overall livery. A good attempt, but the execution leaves much to be desired.
06. Razor's Edge by Bonnie
A simple, good and clean design, and would have been easy to make if it won, but it lacked sophistication compared to other entries. The simple patterns do evoke the blade imagery that Bonnie had in mind but come out flat with the light grey used for the 'cutting edge'.
05. Lynx by Hueman
Also a relatively clean and uncluttered design, but the predominantly white color scheme seems at odds with the apparent combat posture of the aircraft. Judges familiar with Hueman's prior work felt that it was less interesting due to a perceived simplification of design. Rythus commented that 'it uses also a mix from Phoenix/Scarface arrows and Indigo´s cross'.
04. Unnamed by ReRibbon
It felt like a Gelb rehash but with a green camo this time. I personally took issues with the yellow bands on the outer wings (which are pretty large and noticeable, not what you want with a camo design). It still ranked in the middle due to its clear composition.
03. Experimental by T4CO_G4M3
T4co's design is stylistically futuristic and his choice of colours also exuded the high-tech feel. The lines did appear to flow well and the design, while a bit complicated, did not have any clashing elements. The only reason this isn't any higher is the competition it was up against.
02. Two Twenty-Two by Whalers on the moon
There was clear effort in overall design and detail (personally if Sea Gripen were an actual thing I think this would have been a low-vis carrier livery). While keeping things low-key with a limited palette, 222 still showed it's uniqueness. It also appeared simple to make in the game.
01. Lanza by Cubeboy
Cube wins due to a number of reasons: a unique color scheme (autumn camo, who even uses that anymore), usage of Sapin roundels ("Yay" for little-mentioned SR nations), clean composition and a clear understanding of aircraft camo liveries. While the usage of the yellow flashes and lines did appear excessive to some judges, they did not detract much from the overall design.
Congratulations to Cubeboy. They will be messaged through their preferred contact method to recieve the prize.
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