The objective here is to provide the highest quality historically accurate original graphics for the most discriminating aviation enthusiasts. Research, and a devotion to history is the foundation of Simulated Creations. This is half the equation of high quality graphics. Paint schemes and "nose art" presented within this website are always based upon the best examples of wartime artwork that research can uncover. Never is research based upon post-war examples that, despite their admirable love for aviation that stokes our hearts, are sometimes flawed in the details. The details is what Simulated Creations is all about.
My work on aviation graphics stems from growing up with a love for military history, aircraft; and building balsa & tissue and plastic models - becoming adept at airbrushing before the age of 10. Being the son of an aeronautical engineer, my earliest memories provided me with an understanding of aircraft design and flight at an early age. In the mid '80s I was introduced to my first computer, an Apple IIe, and soon thereafter experienced my first flights on Microsoft's new "Flight Simulator". In 1991 I purchased my first computer, a 386sx, and was immediately enthralled by computer graphics. Eventually Microsoft Flight Simulator enabled the painting of aircraft skins. After that, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Aircraft were my first target of this fledgeling technology, and here you will find an embodiment of my most recent works.
~ John O'Reilly
The Repaints currently include only skins for the A2A "Wings of Power II" P-51D Mustang at this time. More repaint texture files will be added in the future. All repaints are original artwork, created with a custom paint kit.
Profile Art will be available soon. These will be high resolution profiles of aircraft; offered in full-color profiles, "black on white" line-art 3-views with a full-color side profile, and a unique "morph" version of half-&-half full-color blending into line-art.
08/03/12: An offering to other artists has been posted on the WoP3 Mustang REPAINTS page. Send us your work and recieve any assistance needed! Make it a team effort for the A2A community.
05/27/12: A2A Simulations
05/06/12: "Grim Reaper" update released. The first O'Reilly repaint of the A2A Mustang has been updated with the latest paint kit version.
04/26/12: NEW! "The Flying Undertaker" is released. This is the original A2A Simulations' "Snooks" scheme recreated as a modern restored warbird using the O'Reilly custom paint kit.
04/25/12: Nebraska Air National Guard "Barbara Jean" update released. This set of skins deviates from the real Barbara Jean with polished aluminum skins. This is the shiniest Mustang you will ever see!
04/24/12: Updated WoP2 P-51 "Man-O-War" textures released. The Ward Family scheme with black anti-glare panel & RAF Green stripes; and another scheme with Olive Drab anti-glare & stripes, have both been updated. Offered as separate downloads.
Under construction: The Profiles section will be filled with high-resolution profile artworks of the North American P-51D Mustang as some of the most stunning profile artworks available.