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Old 14-02-2010, 05:11 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

after 4 tutorials off of the internet, 2 which didnt quite work I decided to try on my own. As an Engineering Surveyor it has been hard to reverse my thought patterns to make Maya work for me. I hope you like my efforts so far, I have a few problems with stuff, but I will complete the components first and alter them later.

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Old 14-02-2010, 05:35 AM   #2
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Looking good bullet. Keep up the good work. The wires are looking good. I like the subject too. I used to build 1/48th scale WWII models and I had a Lancaster and Mosquito at on point.

One of my favorite movies and I can't remember the name but it was about the dam busters with the bombs that skipped on top of the water. Had some great lancaster bomber sequences.

Keep up the good work!
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Thanks mate!!!! Its all by feel atm but I am giving it a good go. 'The Dambusters" was a good film and 'Mosquito Squadron' was the other. As my Granddad (Australian) flew in both I watch them every now and then, cracking movies. I am building a Mossie 1/48th and have a Lanc and B17 1/72 waiting in the wings. I hope to use the Mossie when complete as a visual for a Maya model. The Mossie is Airfix BUT the fuselage doesnt fit, so I will have to force it together, it must have been warped in production. It is an advantage having a model for reference!!
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Hi bullet1968
Glad you moved it over, look farward to your updates.......dave

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Keep it up but don't overload with geometry
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Thanks ColdWave, Im trying not too, it gets a bit hard not to though.

Dunno Dave, I just clicked and it opened??

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Ok guys,

I dont have much time after work but I have changed a few things. I looked at some diagrams for a plastic model kit and realise the inner engines/cowling were too short. I have lengthened them to reflect the correct sizing. I probably still havent got it spot on but it looks more realistically scaled.
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Looking good, once a year we get a Lancaster fly over my house I think its the last one flying. It does make a distinctive sound.............dave
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Thanks Dave,

we have one in the Museum in Perth, sadly she doesnt fly so you are extremely lucky to see one in the air. They are really a beautiful aircraft!!! sad they were a fool of war though. I think I will have trouble with the gunmounts, we shall see.
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hi bullet
That is why I said to you move this to WIP you will get help when you ask for it from the likes of me and others, those gunmounts will be a breaze.............dave
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Sweet as mate, cheers
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Hi guys,

here is a quick snippet of the latest, hopefully the link works this time. I should finish the fuselage tonight with the rear wings on as well, hopefully my wife will let me play on Maya today!?
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my machine does not like your site at all, virus alarm rubbish.......dave
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Sorry Dave,

I dont know whats wrong?? Its just a website storage facility, no runnning programs?? I will just put up jpegs for now then.

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