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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:52 pm

Thanks! You did a good job. I'll try my best at animating it, and try to get a release version out within a week. :)
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:57 pm

I have been playing around to develop my modeling skills and found that the P-40 is a nice aircraft to work on. I did the fuselage then redid the whole of it again as I forgot to put the canopy in :oops: I'll keep updating this link as and when I progress. For the time being the initial body can be seen here, best viewed full size.

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:04 am

EDIT

Can anyone give me some advice on modeling the wings, I have done them several times but I am not happy with the overall all result.

I am using ac3d and have tried several ways to create them like using an ellipse, extruding it then creating the shape. Using several ellipses and creating a convex shape from all of them. Using a rectangle and creating the wing shape. I Just cant seem to get the desired effect.

Any help/tips appreciated

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I have managed to create them now using a simple subdivision :D
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:04 am

Added wings and horizontal stabs, will edit these a little, need to sharpen out the propeller hub after that I will start on undercarriage and everything else

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:40 pm

Final update before I go to work. Added machine guns, pitot tube, new prop hub and undercarriage hubs.

Starting to look alright now. Pics best viewed full size

http://img201.imageshack.us/i/p402.jpg/
http://img94.imageshack.us/i/p403.jpg/

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:28 pm

Hey all,

Got a question if some one can provide an answer. When modeling, do you model things like undercarriage doors open or closed?

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:53 am

I don't know if there is any interest in this aircraft anymore but I'll continue with it anyway.

Added landing gear and external fuel tank

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Cut out flaps/ailerons/rudder
Create texture map
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Finish off horizontal stabilizers
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby HHS » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:02 pm

Tht looks pretty well, very detailed. Maybe to much vertices on the spinner and some other parts compared to fuselage, but looks already quite good!
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:16 pm

Yeah the spinner was there for effect till i can find a better way of doing it without too many vertices. hopefully it will be all complete in a week
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby xiii » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:26 pm

MOJO wrote:Got a question if some one can provide an answer. When modeling, do you model things like undercarriage doors open or closed?


Hi Mojo, doors closed: so its easier to make them match perfectly the fuselage shape. I also use an alternate 3D file where I do most of the stuff like checking distances and angles for the animation so I don't take the risk to disturb the final geometry.

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:01 pm

Thanks Alexis, I have spent nearly 2 hours trying to get the positioning right of the main gear so that the wheels will fit in the wheel bays, I have made about 5 back ups just in case all goes wrong :lol:
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:06 pm

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So, last night I put my main gear in place and then did a couple of rotations with the gear to see where I should be cutting my wheel wells on the wings. After doing this I wasn't to sure if I was right so could anyone help with this, I'll try and make it as simple as possible.

In the picture you will see that I have the vertices selected on the top of the gear strut, I need the strut and wheel to rotate 90 deg (from the vertices highlighted) so that the wheel faces backwards then I need the strut and wheel again to rotate from the same vertices point up into the wheel well I have cut out. Can I specify in the animations that those points I want to rotate from are where it does rotate from? (if you understand) :lol:

I have also found that the wheel strut actually angles forward slightly, will that make any difference?

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby vitos » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:05 pm

MOJO wrote:I don't know if there is any interest in this aircraft anymore but I'll continue with it anyway.


Looks great, reminds me of MiG-3 high altitude fighter.

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Is it high altitude too?
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:49 pm

from the inf
o i have, it has a service ceiling of 39, 000 so yeah its quite a high altitude fighter
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby vitos » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:16 pm

MOJO wrote:it has a service ceiling of 39, 000


Oh, must be. For planes of that era it's high. Anyway, Your work looks good. Wish You well with it.
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