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by Steve
08 Mar 2015, 00:38
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: AC_130_Deviant
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: AC_130_Deviant

As a legacy frame it's starting to reach the end of its useful life, they're extending it by selling to civvies but before too long it'll become cost prohibitive AC-130s certainly are becoming obselete fast, not as a concept but as an airframe. There was actually talk of replacing the 130s with the ...
by Steve
08 Mar 2015, 00:36
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: 3D Artists Reporting Back
Replies: 763
Views: 82541

Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

Costume is for MCM expo

Started as a cosplay but that would just be me in my flight gear and that's dull so I'm seeing if I can scratch build a custom helmet and armour

Should be able to
by Steve
05 Mar 2015, 18:50
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: 3D Artists Reporting Back
Replies: 763
Views: 82541

Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

always fun

I got to play as an actor for our air crash investigation course. Got to be a very unhelpful security guard

PhD is also now kicking me in the teeth. Working on a costume, and been asked to teach a class on illustration

/dies
by Steve
05 Mar 2015, 18:47
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: AC_130_Deviant
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: AC_130_Deviant

late to the party with this one

Modelling planes? go go go
by Steve
02 Dec 2014, 22:48
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: Not the November MMC, Hawk Rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 2216

Re: Not the November MMC, Hawk Rebuild

Thanks dudes C=

I've adopted the principle that if I can't manually manipulate the final mesh without too much hassle I've got too many polys

Seems to be working so far
Next up, though you caught a glimpse of it a second ago...the main wing (sans folding mechanism)
by Steve
02 Dec 2014, 20:41
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: 3D Artists Reporting Back
Replies: 763
Views: 82541

Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

Commissions are doing my head in

I'm just about ready to stab somebody, probably myself, it'll at least be more exciting
by Steve
02 Dec 2014, 02:00
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: Not the November MMC, Hawk Rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 2216

Re: Not the November MMC, Hawk Rebuild

So, landing gear. Good design practice says the wheels on a tail dragger should be about 10-15deg in front of the centre of gravity, if wing mounted then in between the two main spars that run along it. Calcs also say that for a carrier-based aircraft of this weight the damping strut needs to depres...
by Steve
29 Nov 2014, 16:52
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: Short Term Plans
Replies: 207
Views: 33081

Re: Short Term Plans

I have bananas coming out of my ears I don't need to pretend
by Steve
28 Nov 2014, 16:55
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: Short Term Plans
Replies: 207
Views: 33081

Re: Short Term Plans

Annoyingly
The bird bird bird, the bird did a turd

A massive one

On my window

Guess what I'm doing this afternoon
by Steve
28 Nov 2014, 16:47
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: Not the November MMC, Hawk Rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 2216

Re: Not the November MMC, Hawk Rebuild

Okidokey, onto the main wing. Much the same sort of routine as the tailplane. Split the mesh up, align the component axes and then added the noses of each element. The flaps need to extend both out and down so their rotation centre is actually below the wing skin, a couple of hinge models and fairin...