Author Topic: Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug  (Read 198513 times)

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2012, 03:09:42 AM »
Very realistic story and nice to read!  :) Top german vikings - as always.  8) But Logan...uh, just for my sake, is there any chance you finally get to midway...?

 :want:

Thanks, lauhof!  I'll definitely get there, sooner than later as long as I don't take another 18 month sabbatical!  I have at least 3 different Midway schemes planned, though I may do more than that.  Right now, though, I'm trying to clear out a backlog of profiles from the pre-1942 period that I was planning on doing.  I'm heading south of the border for my next couple of profiles I think, though.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2012, 02:43:43 AM »
Thanks Logan. Very nice to read this info!  :)

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2012, 03:27:22 AM »
Yeah, work's in the way at the moment.  I haven't cracked open Photoshop all week, yet.

Thanks,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2012, 10:28:30 AM »
Awsome Wikings Logan...............superb!
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2012, 05:54:02 AM »
So, what have I been working on?  Work, unfortunately.  I work for a tax software company and now that the year is over, everyone is using our software at the same time, so I don't have a lot of free time.  I WAS able to get some work done this weekend, however.

I have still been researching some Viking schemes, but I also found some great P-61 sources, so I'll likely try to finish that up sometime, but I've also started a brand new project.  The line art has been provided by my father.  He does line art of What If aircraft and variants on paper, so I scanned his last one in and will be taking some time to do the lighting and shading of it.  It will take some time because it has struts and wires and spats (a first for me), but I think it will look pretty good in the end.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2012, 06:02:30 AM »
Did he say 'spats'?  Go for it Logan!
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2012, 08:47:32 AM »
Did someone say spats?

I am eagerly anticipating this and would like to subscribe to your newsletter...

Brian da Basher

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2012, 05:23:59 PM »
Did someone say spats?

I am eagerly anticipating this and would like to subscribe to your newsletter...

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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2012, 07:27:25 AM »
Brian's like the Crazy Harry of spats.  "Did someone say spats?!  Ahaha!"



On the matter of the aircraft... it's coming along, actually.  I am done dissecting it, breaking the aircraft up into all of its little bits and pieces.  I just did a lot of the fabric-covered structures, also basically a new thing for me.  Right now, I'm working on the last of the unpainted detail.  This is things like exhausts, weapons, tires, etc.--things that don't change profile to profile.  It's the profile equivalent of polishing brightwork.

After that I have the lighting and shading, which I imagine will take a few more days, then it will be ready from primetime.

It's a decently rare aircraft, so when I get most of the shading done, I'll have a brief "name that plane" contest before I post the first profile.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Flitzer

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2012, 11:32:09 PM »
Love your work Logan :).

Really looking forward to the Spat-work.

P

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2012, 05:55:17 AM »
All the detail work is basically done.  I'm about half done with the fuselage lighting and shading.  After that I'll be doing the lighting and shading on the wings, struts, etc.  I'm really trying to convey as much of the aircraft's 3D presence as I can in 2D.  That's making it a lot harder, but it's looking pretty good.  My father was pleased with the progress that I've made with his line art when he saw it this weekend.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2012, 05:59:08 AM »
Tease!

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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2012, 08:30:56 AM »
I told you I was working on it!

Alright, she's not done, but she's done enough for a round of "Name! That! Plane!!!"



It's got a new engine and a new pair of shoes, but, other than that, she's pretty much original.  So what is it?

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2012, 09:07:38 AM »
Has a French pre-WWII look to it.
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »
Scratch that last one - Heinkel He 46 per chance?
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