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New to modding: can't do skins.

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Ambassador custom skin, but I suck

I am asking for help.

 I wanted to create a custom skin for my Ambassador, so I looked up tutorials and went to work. I made my texture for the BLU team Ambassador, and the RED one. I also did my Bump Map. I did the Festive version of my custom skin, the Australium version, and put all of thoses into a file. So now, I have a chain of files that go like this: materials>models>weapons>c_items. In "c_items", I have c_ambassador_lightwrap.vtf , c_ambassador_opt.vtf c_ambassador_opt_blue.vtf c_ambassador_opt_blue_gold.vtf c_ambassador_opt_gold.vtf  , c_ambassador_opt_normal.vtf , c_ambassador_opt_xmas.vtf , c_ambassador_opt_xmas.vtf , c_ambassador_opt_blue_xmas.vtf , c_ambassador_opt_xmas_normal.vtf , and finally, c_ambassador_phongwrap.vtf

So now, I convert the "materials" folder with all the other folders in it into a .vpk . I place the "materials.vpk" into my "custom" folder. But it doesn't work. I've been looking everywhere on the internet since yesterday to find a solution, but I just can't. Other custom skins I install from Gamebanana work just fine, so I know I made a mistake. I want to know what that mistake is, or if I even did all of this right.

I hope to find an answer soon. If you have that answer, please share it with me.

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    You didn't read the 'readme.txt' in the Custom folder.

    The VPK conversion should be your MOD name.

    You did this materials>models>weapons>c_items, thus, inside your VPK is models>weapons>c_items.

    When it should be like this: MOD NAME>materials>models>weapons>c_items, thus, inside your VPK is materials>models>weapons>c_items

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