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Old 19-03-2010, 04:08 PM   #31
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Really nice. Nice anim vid too. I had a quick Google to see the "9 color christen eagle pattern"... I couldn't see any decals you could trace, but the pattern, while really nice, isn't too complex. You shouldn't have too much of a problem replicating it.

Nice work.
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Old 19-03-2010, 04:58 PM   #32
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thanks M.

Yeah I can whip the vector art for the 9 color pattern in illustrator. Just need to get some personal stuff done and then I am on to it.
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Fantastic modelling mate! realy clean!

I just saw your utube slicing cylinder using booleans, cool!
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Thank you Paldav.

I updated the colors for the air force version and added a cockpit tub so you can't see the textures on the inside.




I updated them on the previous page as well by accident.
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Old 21-03-2010, 01:09 AM   #35
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The bottom edge of the fuselage of Christen Eagle II is very tight. My model was not and as much as I kept telling myself it looked better more rounded it was just not an accurate representation of the actual airplane so I tightened the edge.

Although this caused me to have to adjust a lot of other components I will sleep better knowing the model is a more faithful representation of the real plane.

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Old 21-03-2010, 02:03 AM   #36
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That is fantastic mate, looks like the real thing!!! Colours are well picked, looks impressive.
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Old 21-03-2010, 02:55 AM   #37
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Thanks Bullet.

I added some pin striping and changed the size of some of the text. I think the paint layer for this version is pretty much done.

Going to work on the 9 color eagle II paint scheme next.


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Better lights in the scene


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The pinstriping and lighting makes a much better impact ctbram!!! That is one good looking model!! Are you going to tutorial it?? I want the first DVD or download!!!
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Nice! These latest renders are looking really good.
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Thanks guys,

I think the latest renders are looking pretty good. I would turn on shadows but I can't seem to get soft edges with mental ray so I just kept ray traced shadows off.

I would like to add a panel line layer. I would also like to add some kind of displacement to simulate the fabric sag between the wing ribs.

I am in the process of drawing up the actual 9-color christen eagle II paint scheme on my plane. So I will have some more renders with a different paint scheme soon.
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Okay,

Here is the initial paint and signage layers for the Christen Eagle II with the 9-color paint scheme.


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gulp!!!!! wow ctbram that is mighty impressive man!!!!! You must have a migraine from all that work??? that is one complete plane, when do you fly??? That is some work thats gone into it, well done!!!
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Fantastic man! Really nice. This went from a nice model to a great model... portfolio material
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I agree with everyone else!! You did a very fine job of capping off you model with the texture. Looks very good!!
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