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  • cobra6's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 8:04 PM
    cobra6 replied to a thread Super SLUF! in 3D Military Gallery
    Sexy plane and good renders! :) Cobra 6
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  • kevjon's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 11:57 AM
    kevjon replied to a thread Super SLUF! in 3D Military Gallery
    Looks great Klavs', some really nice renders of a concept aircraft I haven't seen before. The lens flare glinting sun image is quite nice. The...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • kevjon's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 11:52 AM
    kevjon replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    In the past I've always faked cooling fins with textures but this looks amazing with them all modelled. Thanks for sharing the technique you used to...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • wjaworski's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 11:20 AM
    wjaworski replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    The fins of the air-cooled cylinder heads are a state-of-art piece of metallurgy: At the first glance, it is hard to believe that they were...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • Mark06GT's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 3:12 PM
    Mark06GT replied to a thread Super SLUF! in 3D Military Gallery
    Pretty good renders for a quickie. My friends in the aerospace industry say we're probably looking at the last generation of manned fighters. ...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Klavs81's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 6:31 AM
    What might have been! F-32 'Super SLUFs' of VA-143 play for the camera. What might have been had Boeing won the JSF competition. Maybe we'd be within...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • denders's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 10:27 PM
    Thank you, guys!
    39 replies | 4306 view(s)
  • wjaworski's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 10:01 AM
    wjaworski replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    Well, there is no special "magic": it is just the matter of time. This winter I just spent many hours performing the loop: 1. find (more) photos 2....
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • kevjon's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 8:27 PM
    Its coming along really well Dave, nice work on the aircraft, guns and landing gear.
    39 replies | 4306 view(s)
  • kevjon's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 8:25 PM
    kevjon replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    Thanks, the guide mesh technique is working well.
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Mark06GT's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 12:59 PM
    The machine gun looks great and your model looks nice and smooth. Looking forward to the engines.
    39 replies | 4306 view(s)
  • Mark06GT's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 12:54 PM
    Mark06GT replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    I have a static low-poly mesh that I use as the target of a shrink wrap modifier. I use the Knife Project tool to project the holes onto a higher...
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • denders's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 1:14 AM
    Update. I was seeing too many waves in the fuselage, so I redid it. Along with some other items too. Now, onward an upward, back to the engines,...
    39 replies | 4306 view(s)
  • Skyraider3D's Avatar
    05-15-2018, 5:05 PM
    Skyraider3D replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    Looks great!!
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Skyraider3D's Avatar
    05-14-2018, 7:46 PM
    Skyraider3D replied to a thread Photo matching in Obstacle Course
    There are various ways to do it. What I typically do is set up the photo as the environment background (so you can render your model against it),...
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  • kevjon's Avatar
    05-14-2018, 9:17 AM
    kevjon replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    Nice details Mark, it adds a certain complexity to the mesh. Did you Boolean out all the slots from a collapsed sub'd mesh ? or Is it all...
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Mark06GT's Avatar
    05-14-2018, 1:07 AM
    Mark06GT replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    Yes, there were mods made, but it's a pretty complete boat with good interior images I can compare to photos from the 40s. Some modest updates...
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Mark06GT's Avatar
    05-11-2018, 3:21 PM
    Mark06GT replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    Even after reading through your tutorial & studying your pictures, I'm still stumped as to how you visualize how all that geometry fits together. I...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • wjaworski's Avatar
    05-11-2018, 10:13 AM
    wjaworski replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    TuFun: this is a great education material! Frankly speaking, when I started to work on these cylinder heads I looked across the Internet for the...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • TuFun's Avatar
    05-11-2018, 3:43 AM
    TuFun replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    Here's a series of manufacturing photos of radial cylinder heads. Amazing! ...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • cobra6's Avatar
    05-10-2018, 10:20 AM
    cobra6 replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    Nice one, do be careful though that, since the U-995 was in Norwegian service after the war, they probably made some modifications to her. Cobra 6
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • wjaworski's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 10:34 PM
    wjaworski replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    The engine of DC-6 is the famous PW R-2800, used also in the Hellcat, Corsair and the Tunderbolt... Searching the web for the information HOW these...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • guddi's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 7:42 PM
    guddi replied to a thread Strafing Ace in 3D Military Gallery
    Thanks guys:-) much appreciated
    5 replies | 206 view(s)
  • TuFun's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 6:50 PM
    TuFun replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    I marvel at the engineering that went into developing these type of engines! Some time ago I read an article on constructing new cylinder heads for...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • wjaworski's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 4:23 PM
    wjaworski replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    Continuation of the previous post The intake rocker cover had also a unique feature: two bolts on its front and rear walls (Figure "a", below)....
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • wjaworski's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 4:22 PM
    wjaworski replied to a thread SBD Dauntless in Aviation Hangar
    TuFun, Mark06GT - thank you! In this post I am wrestling with the partially hidden shape of the cylinder head:...
    344 replies | 80565 view(s)
  • Mark06GT's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 2:07 PM
    Mark06GT replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    Type VIIC/41. I have a lot of good reference material for the U-995. (The current conning tower on my model is clearly wrong for the U-995. It's...
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • cobra6's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 10:20 AM
    cobra6 replied to a thread Mosquito NF30 in 3D Military Gallery
    I like the general mood you are trying to convey but somehow the composition looks a bit static to me and a bit cramped due to your cropping. ...
    2 replies | 103 view(s)
  • cobra6's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 10:19 AM
    cobra6 replied to a thread Strafing Ace in 3D Military Gallery
    I like it a lot! The only thing that doesn't sit quite well for me is the explosion in the background. Lovely weather as well :) Cobra 6
    5 replies | 206 view(s)
  • cobra6's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 10:16 AM
    cobra6 replied to a thread U-Boat in Shipyard and Drydock
    I love U-boats! What exact Type VII do you plan on building? Cobra 6
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
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