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Fly Away Home - Recolors of the Lovely Ladybug Loft!

by Fivey Posted 8th May 2013 at 5:22 PM - Updated 8th May 2013 at 2:52 AM by Fivey
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Not everyone likes using pesticides on their plants, and it might spread into their sims' behavior. However, not everyone likes the overly cheery textures of the Lovely Ladybug Loft, and want something a bit more natural looking. Well, here's something to help on your search for home.

Here we have ten recolors of the original Ladybug loft. Instead of the saccharine patterned white post it originally comes on, we have instead a nice, earthy wood derived from a wood texture from Goat. For a bit more variety, the tops of the lofts are solid colors. The colors I used come from AlfredAskew's "The View" color actions.

Here's all ten colors, with their "color" names listed below for ease of choice.

Included in the zip are the ten retextures, a preview picture, and a color swatch I grabbed off Alfie's site. The mesh is a Maxis mesh, so you shouldn't need to ask for one.

Additional Credits: SimPE Maxis
Goat - wood texture
AlfredAskew - "The View" color actions
CuriousB - Default grass terrain

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Fly Away Home - Lovely Ladybug Loft

Size: 1.09 MB · Downloads: 4,110 · 8th May 2013
1.09 MB 4,110 8th May 2013
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 8th May 2013 at 5:35 PM
Very nice. Thank you!
Former Hamster
retired moderator THANKS POST
#3 Old 8th May 2013 at 5:59 PM
Cute! Thanks.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 8th May 2013 at 8:10 PM
Thank-you kindly!
#5 Old 8th May 2013 at 8:28 PM
What a neat thing to recolor. I like them.
#6 Old 8th May 2013 at 10:01 PM
Perfect! This is going to look great in my game! The colors are cute, too
Mad Poster
#7 Old 9th May 2013 at 1:13 AM
Yay! I downloaded these from your blog yesterday, but for some reason I just downloaded them again from here as well :-D I actually thought "Oh yay, Fivey's ladybug lofts are here" and clicked download before remembering that I was too impatient to wait and downloaded them from your blog yesterday.... I think I'm going mad!
Undead Molten Llama
#8 Old 9th May 2013 at 3:13 AM
I'm going mad along with Laura, because I did the same thing she did! Thanks again for these.
Gone Fishin'
retired moderator THANKS POST
#9 Old 9th May 2013 at 9:02 AM
Lovely recols! Thank you for sharing!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 9th May 2013 at 7:40 PM
Very nice recolors. Thank you!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 10th May 2013 at 5:23 PM
Because not everyone wants a bright red roof ... I like the more subtle colors. Thanks!
#12 Old 11th May 2013 at 7:37 PM
These are wonderful. Thank you!
Mad Poster
#13 Old 28th Jul 2013 at 1:05 AM
Love this, thanks Fivey
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 11:35 PM
Thank you so much! I've been hiding those ugly things inside trees for years but now I can show my lovely ladybug house off to the neighbors.
#15 Old 7th Jan 2015 at 9:05 AM
Wow! So natural looking and beautiful. I love them!
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 27th Apr 2015 at 8:45 PM
Thank you.
Test Subject
#17 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 3:08 PM
so good
Test Subject
#18 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 10:38 PM
The most realistic and sweetest recolors I found :-) Go on! Thank you very much!