War Thunder

War Thunder

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Installing Custom Skins FOR DUMMIES
By Cool Feather
Follow this simple step-by-step guide on installing custom skins for War Thunder. NOTE: This guide is intended to be as simple/basic as possible. Some things appear very VERY obvious as you may notice :)

Go to your aircraft that you want to put a skin on and go to customisation. Click on the magic wand thingy located on the bottom left of the screen.
Go to your desktop (you can leave the game open) and go to your steam library. Right click on War Thunder and click on properties. When the properties menu shows up, click on the ‘local files’ tab.
Click on ‘BROWSE LOCAL FILES’. This window will show up. In this window, open the ‘UserSkins’ file.
Click on the file with the name of your aircraft/tracked vehicle which you will be adding a skin to. In this instance we will use the B-25.
Open the file where the skin that you downloaded is. Drag the contents of the downloaded file into the aircraft userskin file. If a window appears, saying “there is already a file with the same name in this location” click on move and replace.
Go back to War Thunder and back to customisation of your aircraft again. Click on the ‘User Skins’ tab and select the template.
You're done!

Sorry for this ugly B-25 skin I made. Tried to do an auscam pattern but looked like a flying turd in the end

Flying turd 2.0

Having issues or want to correct me on something? Feel free to ask in the comments section below :D
crazygoose4219 Dec 20, 2022 @ 7:17pm 
Why you going around saying this
crazygoose4219 Dec 20, 2022 @ 7:17pm 
This is 7 years old
crazygoose4219 Dec 20, 2022 @ 7:17pm 
Zefflin Apr 12, 2021 @ 9:33am 
how do i have multiple camo's for one tank?
crackers Nov 20, 2020 @ 7:10am 
no-one else can see them
H0kster Nov 19, 2020 @ 5:14pm 
Can someone please tell me, it's important; can anyone else besides yourself see these skins?
darjeeling gaming Oct 30, 2020 @ 11:35am 
there are no templates
Alacazain Sep 24, 2019 @ 9:23pm 
I have a question, Every skin has normally like 4 skins for tanks (desert,forrest,tropic etc etc) Is it possible to mod every "biomeskin" on the same vehicle?
crackers Mar 17, 2019 @ 12:08pm 
have you generated them? I think its done in step 1
Studnia Mar 17, 2019 @ 10:11am 
There are no templates in my warthunder user skin folder too?!