Author Topic: Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug  (Read 198777 times)

Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #150 on: March 05, 2012, 11:13:37 AM »
Damn that' nice work Logan! well done  :)

You just love feeding the Rivet Counters don't you...

Ah, but are those hand-grinder worked rivets meeting Luftwaffe-approved production methods or American-style countersunk rivets? The rivet-counters may be able to tell  ;)
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Offline PantherG

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #151 on: March 06, 2012, 08:47:19 AM »
Those pis are amazing....Very good job,Logan :D
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Online Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #152 on: March 10, 2012, 02:29:34 PM »
Thanks everybody!  It's still coming along pretty well, actually.  The rivets have gone through another couple of revisions.  I added some scratches, dents, etc.  I actually have a lot more dents to throw in, too.

So, want another preview so I can prove I'm still working on it?  Tonight I mainly focused on the spinner and prop details.



Cheers,

Logan


Offline Flitzer

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #153 on: March 10, 2012, 03:57:26 PM »
Figured out a new way to do rivets.  You like?



Cheers,

Logan


Superb.
Like very much...how did you do it? :D
P

Online Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #154 on: March 11, 2012, 01:14:59 AM »
Hey, Flitzer, it's actually a combination of techniques, but each rivet is actually a combination of about 5 visible layers: 1 for lighting the actual rivet, 1 for shading the actual rivet, 1 for lighting the dent in the aircraft skin put in by the rivet, 1 for shading the same, and 1 for the weathering the aircraft skin around the rivet where dust could accumulate (this highlights the rivet, too).  For these I mainly use the Bevel and Emboss layer style for the lighting and the Outer Glow layer style for the weathering.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #155 on: March 11, 2012, 07:20:03 AM »
Beautiful work! Your "Rivet-counting whiffer" personal text must be changed to 'Master of Rivets'!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #156 on: March 11, 2012, 07:52:47 AM »
I can see where you are going with this...just hurry up would you. >:(
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Online Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #157 on: March 11, 2012, 11:47:57 AM »
Beautiful work! Your "Rivet-counting whiffer" personal text must be changed to 'Master of Rivets'!

Heh, I don't know about that.  I don't really enjoy doing them, but once you get them right, the whole thing ends up looking better for the effort.

I can see where you are going with this...just hurry up would you. >:(

Heh, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I still have half a dozen things to do on it.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #158 on: March 11, 2012, 04:52:36 PM »
Thanks everybody!  It's still coming along pretty well, actually.  The rivets have gone through another couple of revisions.  I added some scratches, dents, etc.  I actually have a lot more dents to throw in, too.

So, want another preview so I can prove I'm still working on it?  Tonight I mainly focused on the spinner and prop details.



Cheers,

Logan


Splendid Job! Logan! 8)

Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #159 on: March 12, 2012, 11:41:57 AM »
I don't really enjoy doing them, but once you get them right, the whole thing ends up looking better for the effort.

Yep, I can see how this would take days at the coalface! Still, how else could you acheive that level of surface detailing?  :)
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #160 on: March 12, 2012, 11:13:06 PM »
You've got more detail in your nose section than I squeeze into a whole profile. Looking most excellent!  :-*
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #161 on: March 13, 2012, 05:12:40 AM »
Your detail work is top-notch, research/museum quality, Logan!

Gotta tip my hat to your skill!

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #162 on: March 13, 2012, 10:16:17 AM »
Shoot, I don't get near as good a result doing a rednering from 3-D CAD models (and CATIA does allow such).  Most excellent and painstaking work, Logan.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #163 on: March 14, 2012, 05:30:09 AM »
Just wait until you see what Logan and I come up with for some of the detailed parts that are missing from the plane so far. I think you're all going to like what you see.  8) (I just finished some of the line art for it and sent it off)

I still love the weld line on the exhaust. I drool every time I look at it. That was all Logan. Outstanding job!

Online Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #164 on: March 15, 2012, 02:03:44 PM »
Thanks for all of the compliments, everyone!  It really is flattering, and they do help keep me going at a lot of this otherwise unrewarding detail work.  Just like Patton, "Give George a headline and he's good for another thirty miles."

I thought I'd do a little something new for tonight's preview.  I'd give you a whole piece from moment where it is just line art straight from Talos to finished product, ready for incorporation into the drawing.  I'd have put more detail in this one, but you're not going to see 90% in the finished drawing, anyway, and I wanted to show off Talos' fantastic line art.  This took two nights of work to do.



It's a Revi C/12A gunsight.  You can see it's not magic or anything.  Anyone really can do this.

Cheers,

Logan