Mazda MX-5 NA – Japanese skins

I have started several skins for the original Miata that is in Assetto Corsa. They are based on the liveries of NA6CE entries of the Fuji Champion Race Series and Okayama Challenge Cup of the last 10-12 years.

So far I released two small packs of 10:

1st one: http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/mazda-miata-japanese-series-volume-1.15153/

Mazda MX-5 NA6 PMGMazda Miata MX-5 NA Adachi
Mazda Miata MX-5 Car Factory AIMazda MX-5 Miata Car Factory AI
Mazda MX-5 Miata Murakami MotorsMazda Mx-5 Miata Car Boutique
Mazda MX-5 Miata Murakami MotorsMazda Mx-5 Miata Corns Car Make
Mazda MX-5 Miata Murakami Motor SportsMazda MX-5 Miata La Strada

2nd one: http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/mazda-miata-japanese-series-volume-2.15263/

Mazda Mx-5 Miata Porsche Club of JapanMazda Mx-5 Miata Issin Seiki
Mazda MX-5 Miata Ace GikenMazda MX-5 Miata PCJ Spec-D
Mazda MX-5 Miata CondorMazda MX-5 Miata Team NSC
Mazda MX-5 Miata Plus One AokiMazda MX-5 Miata Car Make Corns
Mazda MX-5 Miata YanagimotoMazda MX-5 Miata Wakusapo

Btw the colors of those KS previews are darker and more blue than the real textures.

This little car is surprisingly easy to skin despite being curvy. I’m having a lot of fun painting it.

I know that any GT3 skin would be much more popular than 20 Miatas, but for me skinning is also a way to explore areas of motorsport that are not well known, especially in Europe. And there is a whole lot to discover in Japanese motorsport.

 

Mazda MX-5 cup – LeVolant – media 4h endurance race 2015

Here is another skin from the 2015 Mazda media race using the new MX-5 roadster tuned for racing. It was sponsored by the Japanese mag “LeVolant” (ie “the steering wheel” in French).

Mazda MX-5 - LeVolant - media 4h race 2015 (3)

Mazda MX-5 - LeVolant - media 4h race 2015 (4)

DL links:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/r1l836wc65nf76g/LeVolant.rar
http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/mazda-mx5-cup-%E2%80%93-levolant-%E2%80%93-media-4h-race-2015.12232/

Mazda MX-5 Cup – Hot Version – Media 4-hour race 2015

Mazda MX5 Cup - Hot Version - Media 4h race 2015 (3)

Another roadster that took part in the Mazda media race of 2015. That one was driven by, among others, Keiichi Tsuchiya, a.k.a. the “Drift King”. I guess the color scheme and number were not entirely random choices ^^.

Mazda MX5 Cup - Hot Version - Media 4h race 2015 (5)

Mazda MX5 Cup - Hot Version - Media 4h race 2015

As often with Assetto Corsa cars, the outcome is not 100% satisfying: there is no way to remove the aerocatches on the bonnet, and they overlap with the main decal (aerocatches were wider on the real car); we can skin the windshield frame but the material is set in a way that painting does not look good; impossible to get a chrome-ish look on the helmet. Complex files but little control on the final render.

Anyway, here are the download links:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7jm3s4cru81bzgx/Hot-Version.rar

http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/mazda-mx5-cup-%E2%80%93-hot-version-%E2%80%93-media-4h-race-2015.11917/

Mazda MX5 Cup – Jinba-Ittai – Media 4h race 2015

This started as a little side project because I noticed and liked the Jinba-Ittai graphics while doing some research about Mazda cars. I ended up putting a lot more time into this than I thought, due to the tires and suits that came with the car. Anyway, here is the outcome:

Mazda MX5 Cup - Jinba-Ittai - Media 4h race 2015 (4)

The Mazda Media 4-hour endurance race of September 2015 was the first racing event with the new roadster. The racing setup is not entirely the same as the model of Assetto Corsa but quite close.

Mazda MX5 Cup - Jinba-Ittai - Media 4h race 2015 (3)

This car was Mazda’s own entry in the race. ‘Jina-Ittai’ or ‘人馬一体’ (ie unity between horse and rider) is one of their marketing and conception mottos. The driver line-up was composed of several senior executives of the corporation, including their heads of R&D and design.

Mazda MX5 Cup - Jinba-Ittai - Media 4h race 2015 (2)

Here is the DL link for the skin: http://www.mediafire.com/download/d4d6jd3pg20f664/Jinba-Ittai.rar