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P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:32 am

Hi everybody, I've always been fascinated by the flying tigers, and a few months ago, I decided to begin making a P-40 Warhawk as a salute to their great work. Help/constructive criticism is welcome.

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-Glass Cockpit [DONE]

-Painting for animating [DONE]

-Allison V-1710-39 liquid-cooled V12 engine [DONE]

-Landing Gear [DONE]

-Seat [INCOMPLETE]

-Cockpit Instuments: [INCOMPLETE]

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If you'd like to help with animating, making the livery(s), etc, just say so in a comment below! :D
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:27 pm

Thanks for the offer, liveries are key for this plane. I'm almost done with the cockpit, then I'll try to find someone to animate it. :D
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby Intel-Qube » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:32 am

That plane is just beautiful. It will surely make an excellent addition to Flightgear's inventory, look's like it would be fun to fly too.
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:35 am

Intel-Qube wrote:That plane is just beautiful.


And it isn't even done! Just wait till I upload current pictures of it! :D
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby hellcat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:48 am

Give me some time at the Pacific Aviation Museum and I can help you a little with the liveries and the pilot model. They have a P-40 there so you could probably base the model on that
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:56 am

hellcat wrote:Give me some time at the Pacific Aviation Museum and I can help you a little with the liveries and the pilot model. They have a P-40 there so you could probably base the model on that


That would be great! :D The cockpit is my top priority, so make sure to take detailed notes(and pictures! :D ) on that.
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby hellcat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:20 pm

Just so you know, the pilot is wearing a collared shirt since he and his friend were at a party the night before and didn't have time to change when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:16 pm

Am I able to use the P-51D's pilot model?
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby hellcat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:51 pm

you could, just as long as you have permission to use it.
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby gooneybird » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:45 pm

jackmermod wrote:Hi everybody, I've always been fascinated by the flying tigers, and a few months ago, I decided to begin making a P-40 Warhawk as a salute to their great work. Help/constructive criticism is welcome.


Nice! one of my favourite aircraft With some great liveries available for it:D

A couple of problems That I can see though:
The undercarriage doors, no P-40 ever had that type of door, they have twin doors like the nose wheel doors on a B-24 etc.
And assuming this is a short tail P-40D/E, according to the information I have, the nose seems to long and the tailplane to small, but that could be just the angle of the screen shots.

I have quite a bit of information on the P-40 so if you want anything let me know and I'll see what I can find.

jackmermod wrote:Am I able to use the P-51D's pilot model, and just changethe color(s)?


If it's released under GPL you can do what you want with it.
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:01 pm

gooneybird wrote:The undercarriage doors, no P-40 ever had that type of door, they have twin doors like the nose wheel doors on a B-24 etc.


Oh, I'll fix that. :D For animating the fear/gear doors, do I have to paint all four doors and both wheels different colors?

gooneybird wrote:If it's released under GPL you can do what you want with it.


That's good, I'll add it in, once I can get it exported as an .ac, which I seem to be having trouble with.

Does anybody else have sketchup with the AC3D export plugin? For some reason, it won't export right, and I really want to make the transition into AC3D now. :)


gooneybird wrote: With some great liveries available for it:D


Gooneybird you always make the best liveries, I'm glad that you can be involved. :D
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby jack » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:25 pm

Gooney, hows this? :D

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby Gijs » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:27 pm

:shock: those wings (and some other parts) look a little too high polly IMO. Altough it might not have that much impact on framerates, it will have impact on the filesize of the aircraft...
Apart from that it is quite a nice model so far!
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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby MOJO » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:49 pm

Hi Jack,

I have the plugin, from what I can remeber you just copy and place it into the plug in file in sketchup, what is the proble you are having with it?

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Re: P-40 Warhawk Coming Soon

Postby simbabeat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:55 pm

Gijs wrote::shock: those wings (and some other parts) look a little too high polly IMO. Altough it might not have that much impact on framerates, it will have impact on the filesize of the aircraft...
Apart from that it is quite a nice model so far!



I would take a huge file 50++++ mb any day. As long as it doesn't effect the frame rate.

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