Author Topic: Matthews Aviation Art  (Read 6928 times)

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #135 on: February 17, 2018, 02:40:07 PM »
That F-105 is beautiful! 
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #136 on: February 17, 2018, 07:36:16 PM »
That F-105 is beautiful!

Thank you, Jeffrey!  The 105 has taken waaaaay too long to finish.  I'm working on it and my client's MiGs now (105 one day, MiG the next) trying to get the texturing on the plane finished so I can also work on a pilot and scenery.  More to come!  :D
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #137 on: February 18, 2018, 02:29:46 AM »
Looking good. Keen to hear more about your client's project.
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #138 on: February 20, 2018, 04:48:20 AM »
Looking good. Keen to hear more about your client's project.

I am, too.  He writes, I just illustrate.  Ha!

After today's work on the 105 I had to make one rendering to see what a four ship formation would look like:



Don't look too closely.  They're all the same plane, just cloned so I could see what this might look like with a simple terrain texture without any clouds.  There are so many more stencils that have to be painted on the object, but the weathering of the paint is pretty much done.  I'll have to focus on modeling drop tanks and ordinance now.  For now, though, I have to start working again on the texture maps for my client's MiG-23.

More later.
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #139 on: February 20, 2018, 07:38:18 AM »
Looks excellent! :smiley:
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #140 on: February 20, 2018, 07:58:57 AM »
Looks excellent! :smiley:

It does indeed! Especially the weathering  :smiley:

... There isn't a button to click labeled "paint chips"...

Hmm... I wonder how Adobe Support would response to a suggestion for a 'paint chip' Photoshop plug-in/extension?
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #141 on: February 20, 2018, 11:49:49 AM »
Looks excellent! :smiley:

It does indeed! Especially the weathering  :smiley:

... There isn't a button to click labeled "paint chips"...

Hmm... I wonder how Adobe Support would response to a suggestion for a 'paint chip' Photoshop plug-in/extension?

Thanks very much Old Wombat and Apophenia!   :D   

Oh, why bother Adobe when I can just wear out a mouse button by clicking randomly with the eraser on everything?  Ha! 

I still want to vary the color values of some of the fuselage panels to suggest panel replacement by maintainers.  I also noticed a set of panel lines I'm going to have to fix, but that'll be for another day.  Forgot to chip away at the paint on the horizontal stabilizers, too.  You can see the paint weathering a bit better in this image:



I may have to tone down the metal bits somewhat.  And looking at this particular image I'll have to dull down the leading edge weathering on the wings.  Oh well, enough work on this for one day.  I did manage to get the material IDs set-up on my client's MiG-23 this evening.  So, I can start getting the UV mapping done in the morning on that one.   



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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #142 on: February 21, 2018, 01:32:28 AM »
Are you going to add pilots?
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #143 on: February 21, 2018, 03:41:54 AM »
^^^^^
OUI ;)

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #144 on: February 21, 2018, 03:42:44 AM »
Neat illustrations indeed!
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #145 on: February 21, 2018, 01:56:13 PM »
Are you going to add pilots?

LOL!  That's in the works  :D:


This is Clyde Mk. II. 

This is Clyde Mk I:

The first Clyde was very low detail.  Since he'd only be seen from several hundred feet away, and really most of the time only from about the shoulders up, I only made him as detailed as I thought he needed to be.  He also had clothing and gear more appropriate for a pilot of the 50s and wasn't very well "rigged" for movement.  Clyde Mk. II will be a bit more detailed, "wear" survival gear more appropriate to that issued during the 60's, and will be fully rigged (for example, when he turns his head his helmet/mask/air hose, will follow that movement).  I started on him prior to the F-105, but then dived into my commissioned work.  So, both went on the back burner.  After I create the drop tanks and ordinance for the 105, then it'll be time to finish work on Clyde.  Should be interesting work since I don't do character figures really.
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #146 on: February 21, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »
Neat illustrations indeed!
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Thank you so much! 
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #147 on: February 22, 2018, 02:14:44 AM »
 :smiley:
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