Author Topic: Matthews Aviation Art  (Read 17310 times)

Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #165 on: June 15, 2018, 01:03:50 PM »
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.

Been there, done that-but with my own meshes.  Ha!  I found out that sometimes objects that look just great in Max don't always play nicely once imported into Vue Studio.  Smoothing issues and angles, things of that nature.  Sometimes I might have to go back into the model and clean things up a bit, but not a great deal.  It's all a learning experience and fun, so I don't mind terribly. 

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #166 on: June 16, 2018, 01:07:29 AM »
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



No senior moment...just a timeslip issue... ;)
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #167 on: June 18, 2018, 12:51:35 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



No senior moment...just a timeslip issue... ;)


Bummer, hate when that happens... 



Here's one I'm working on for a friend who's one of the many gifted volunteers at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This year they completed work restoring an F-105D-20-RE and painted it in silver, with the correct markings per its S/N (61-0107).  Planning on completing a profile for him as a gift.  Still working on placing all the markings on the fuselage at this point.  I've written to the USAF Museum and the 49th Wing, at Holloman AFB, to obtain further information regarding this plane that I can use while I'm considering layout options for the profile.

Cheers!

Offline Geist

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #168 on: July 13, 2018, 08:58:43 PM »
 :smiley:
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #169 on: January 08, 2019, 08:57:31 AM »
Back after a long hiatus!  Busy working on a few things.

I guess when I changed the name of my website all the images in my previous posts automagically disappeared  :(.  I guess I hadn't really counted on that happening.  No matter.

Still working on Russian aircraft for one client...


Like this Badger, which is the latest...

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It's getting texture mapped presently...


But I've also made a couple nice F-105 prints for a client.  Gotta love the Thud!  You can check those out at my website.

Made some images of "Memphis Belle II"...


Here's a couple 105Ds.  Not entirely correct for the markings on the aircraft, but they're correct for the plane that's displayed at the nuke museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico...



Here's a print I did for the volunteers who restored her...


I've also started a B-47...






The model is finished and I'm working on the textures now.

Well, I suppose that brings us up to date.  Pity about the previous images though...  I guess I can re-post them as time allows.  I won't be changing my website name again though. 

Enjoy! 


Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #170 on: January 08, 2019, 09:49:50 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:

That first image of the Thud is great! It takes a bit of searching to  figure out it's not real. 8) :-*
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #171 on: January 09, 2019, 02:19:51 AM »
Looking good.  It would be god if you could fix the earlier images too.
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #172 on: January 09, 2019, 07:45:10 AM »
Loving these new bombers!  :-*
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #173 on: March 03, 2019, 02:45:32 AM »
excellent 3 work  ;)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2019, 06:39:22 AM by GJE52 »
'If it looks right it flies right' - anyone hearing that phrase will instantly think  ... Hawker Hunter .

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #174 on: March 03, 2019, 02:54:16 AM »
... possibly the first jet vs jet dogfight ...           ?




Not sure if this belongs in this thread.
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #175 on: March 04, 2019, 12:43:56 AM »
 :icon_crap:

Sorry my bad .
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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #176 on: March 04, 2019, 01:54:25 AM »
That's fine - just move it to your own profile thread.
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Offline Geist

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #177 on: March 11, 2019, 07:03:52 AM »
I like the Badger model :)
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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #178 on: March 24, 2019, 06:00:28 AM »
:smiley: :smiley:

That first image of the Thud is great! It takes a bit of searching to  figure out it's not real. 8) :-*

Thanks so much!  I'm terribly sorry it's taken me so long to migrate back here to post replies to anything.  Work has been crazy.  There were a lot of Thud drivers and maintainers who liked that one.

Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #179 on: March 24, 2019, 06:02:26 AM »
Looking good.  It would be god if you could fix the earlier images too.

Hi!  I want to do that as soon as I have time.  Once I changed the URL for my web site it caused a lot of blank space here, unfortunately.  I'll try  ;)