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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2017, 03:51:13 AM »
Began modifying the 3D model for the latest variant a couple days ago:



Creating a more pronounced dorsal hump to extend to the modified vertical stabilizer. 



Very little of the canopy had to be modified to make it appear correct for now.  Still working on the dorsal hump and correcting some minor issues with the topography of the mesh.  Lots of changes that look deceptively minor, but actually take time to do.



You can see there's a bit of a "ridge" near the base of the dorsal hump which was the result of moving things around while shaping the hump.  That'll be corrected, possibly by welding verticies together or just moving them.  Also have sort of a flat spot to take out of the fuselage.  The intake will also have to be modified a bit.  The pitot tube needs to be re-extruded on the starboard side of the intake, and a few of the bulges along the fuselage and stabilizers have to be modified.  Much work for this weekend...

Cheers!

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #76 on: October 11, 2017, 06:58:18 AM »

No textures, but with additional rocket pods and a new center line drop tank.  Adding a MER with bombs may be in the works.  That, or a single rack with one larger bomb. 

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #77 on: October 11, 2017, 10:41:55 AM »
Nice!!

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2017, 01:35:48 AM »
Do you have data to do, say, an Analog (144) after your current efforts?

And then to imagine an armed version thereof?  ;)  :smiley:
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #79 on: October 13, 2017, 03:50:25 AM »

Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2017, 03:54:43 AM »
Do you have data to do, say, an Analog (144) after your current efforts?

And then to imagine an armed version thereof?  ;)  :smiley:

Could it be printed as a solid?  Yes.  The plane is one piece, with the wings, stabilizers, intake spike (etc.) all being extrusions.  If the files were saved with a denser mesh it would probably print-up pretty well.  The ordinance was created the same way, but would have to be modeled separately and cemented to the plane.

Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #81 on: October 13, 2017, 04:04:48 AM »
So I forgot to model the cannons...  I also completed modeling a bomb rack and bombs for the desired ordinance load-out:



Bearing in mind, nothing is textured yet (probably start working on that tomorrow by assigning material IDs and pulling the coordinate maps for everything).



There's also an issue regarding level of detail I'm discussing with my client.  There's obviously detail on the bomb rack which I would continue modeling if it were for myself, and were it to be used in a scene where such detail might be visible.  However, in a profile view, such detail wouldn't be very visible at all.  My suggestion was to leave it as-is to save modeling time and money.  Of course, if he wants me to continue modeling details on the bomb rack, who am I to say no?   :D

Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #82 on: October 13, 2017, 10:25:22 PM »
Very nice!

Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #83 on: October 13, 2017, 10:43:46 PM »
Very nice!

Thanks, Citrus! 

I got the go-ahead to begin texturing the MiG and its ordinance, so I'll set about doing that this morning. 

Meanwhile, my F-105 was just siting in a dusty corner of my hard drive, looking sad because I hadn't worked on it since August. So, I took it out for a bit, made a friend for it, and dropped them into a quick, generic terrain environment:



Now, off to texture a MiG.

Cheers!








Offline Tophe

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2017, 06:50:00 PM »
With 3D models like yours, is it easy to invent a Zwilling/twin/double derivative (like in 2D) or very difficult? ???

Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #85 on: October 21, 2017, 05:31:47 AM »
With 3D models like yours, is it easy to invent a Zwilling/twin/double derivative (like in 2D) or very difficult? ???

Sorry it took so long to get back and respond!  No, I don't believe it wold be that hard at all.  You mean, like a twin boom/twin fuselage MiG?  I'd probably just have to decide where to merge and weld the two models together.  All I've been doing with this one is modifying the original MiG-21F 3D model to create the successive variants.  Takes a bit of planning to get from the former version to the current one, but not that difficult.  New textures have to be done for each one though, since the fuselage changes shape between the three versions.

Here's a shot of the current MiG I'm working on with some partially finished camouflage:


Hoping to be finished with camo and panel lines by Saturday evening, then start grunging it up afterward.

Cheers everyone!

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2017, 02:08:35 AM »
Looking good.
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2017, 04:31:19 AM »
Looking good.

Thank you very much!  Got the rest of the camo finished except for the canopy, which had to be made as a separate piece.  Finishing that this afternoon.  Afterwards I'll complete the panel lines and start weathering her up a bit (faded panels, chipped paint, a bit of grunge here and there, etc.)



An overnight email from my client revealed he wants me to make illustrations for another nine airplanes now, military and civilian, for his novel!  Wow!

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #88 on: October 22, 2017, 08:12:16 AM »
Looks good! :smiley:

An overnight email from my client revealed he wants me to make illustrations for another nine airplanes now, military and civilian, for his novel!  Wow!

As long as the money comes in! ;)
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2017, 12:29:20 PM »
like a twin boom/twin fuselage MiG?  I'd probably just have to decide where to merge and weld the two models together.
This is good news. I hope you will, reaching a new level in creativity... :smiley: