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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2018, 10:59:41 PM »
That's lovely work, well done!

Cheers,

Logan

Thank you very much Logan.  Great avatar, by the way.  Always was a fan of Lee Marvin.  If you haven't seen it, go to YouTube and watch the video clip of his visit on the Johnny Carson Show when he tells Johnny where he was shot during WWII.  Hilarious!

Here's a profile shot of the MiG:



Hopefully the Badger won't take as long to complete.  Still working on the pilot for the F-105 and finishing that project, too. 
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #151 on: May 22, 2018, 01:38:06 AM »
Looking good.
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #152 on: May 22, 2018, 10:18:40 PM »
Fly?  Yes.  Land?  No.

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #153 on: May 25, 2018, 01:45:21 AM »
Looking good.

It is indeed ... and suitably scruffy. Love it  :smiley:
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #154 on: May 25, 2018, 11:52:59 AM »
Looking good.

It is indeed ... and suitably scruffy. Love it  :smiley:

Thanks very much!

I don't want to put too many carts before too many horses, but I was contacted by a publisher today who was interested in my work.  I'll be chatting with him tomorrow after I check him out a bit.  Wish me luck!  :D
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #155 on: May 25, 2018, 12:29:29 PM »
Good luck with that.  I hope it's the start of something great for you.

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #156 on: May 25, 2018, 04:02:16 PM »
Good luck!

Offline john_matthews129

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« Reply #157 on: May 25, 2018, 09:55:38 PM »
Good luck with that.  I hope it's the start of something great for you.

Thank you!  This has started as a hobby where, initially, all I wanted to do was create a good 3D model of the Enterprise from the original "Star Trek" TV show.  That was about 18 years ago and I've been working at developing my technique to produce what I'm making now.  It's been a lot of fun, and I'm really happy there are folks who enjoy looking at what I'm creating.  I'd love to eventually have so much work that I'll have to quit the "day job" just to keep up with it.  Ha!
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #158 on: May 25, 2018, 09:57:03 PM »
Good luck!

Thanks!  Fingers crossed!
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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #159 on: May 26, 2018, 02:26:14 AM »
Thank you!  This has started as a hobby where, initially, all I wanted to do was create a good 3D model of the Enterprise from the original "Star Trek" TV show.  That was about 18 years ago and I've been working at developing my technique to produce what I'm making now.  It's been a lot of fun, and I'm really happy there are folks who enjoy looking at what I'm creating.  I'd love to eventually have so much work that I'll have to quit the "day job" just to keep up with it.  Ha!
Cool!!  I'd love to see that Enterprise model.  Do you have a "tweaked" one to depict the version from the two pilots (there are some definite differences, particularly in the back end of the nacelles).

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« Reply #160 on: May 27, 2018, 10:38:01 PM »
Thank you!  This has started as a hobby where, initially, all I wanted to do was create a good 3D model of the Enterprise from the original "Star Trek" TV show.  That was about 18 years ago and I've been working at developing my technique to produce what I'm making now.  It's been a lot of fun, and I'm really happy there are folks who enjoy looking at what I'm creating.  I'd love to eventually have so much work that I'll have to quit the "day job" just to keep up with it.  Ha!
Cool!!  I'd love to see that Enterprise model.  Do you have a "tweaked" one to depict the version from the two pilots (there are some definite differences, particularly in the back end of the nacelles).

The one I was working on was the version used throughout the production of the show, not either of the pilot versions.  15 year old Enterprise renderings?  As you wish...



Bearing in mind that this was never completed.  I was teaching myself 3DSMAX by working on this project and other tutorials along the way.











Fly?  Yes.  Land?  No.

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #161 on: May 28, 2018, 03:33:12 AM »
Nice!!

Offline john_matthews129

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« Reply #162 on: May 29, 2018, 05:31:44 AM »
Nice!!

Thanks!  So much trial and error (and, of that, more error than trial... Ha!)  Good learning tool though re: creating all the objects which, together, make that ship miniature.  I look at it now and I know there are so many things I would do differently, more efficiently, regarding modeling it. 
Fly?  Yes.  Land?  No.

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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2018, 09:13:10 AM »
Nice!!

Thanks!  So much trial and error (and, of that, more error than trial... Ha!)  Good learning tool though re: creating all the objects which, together, make that ship miniature.  I look at it now and I know there are so many things I would do differently, more efficiently, regarding modeling it.
Having done a lot of 3D CAD in the course of my career, I can understand that.  Learning how to model efficiently is always a learning experience.  The real fun comes when you try and work with someone else's model that is anything but.

Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #164 on: June 15, 2018, 12:57:31 PM »
I could have sworn I posted this, but I probably got in a hurry and forgot to hit the all-important "post" button while having what my son refers to as a "senior moment"  ;D



This is a poster I finished earlier this week commemorating the F-105D and the squadrons that flew and crewed it in Vietnam.  I also got a new art client who wants a 105 profile illustration and designed some t-shirts using the 105 that folks have bought, which is kind of cool!  Meanwhile, I'm, working on a Tu-16 Badger for my first client and getting closer to being finished with modeling a new and improved pilot figure.  Busy, busy, busy... 
Fly?  Yes.  Land?  No.

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