The mini of the skies?

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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:45 pm

Not much has been done but:
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:36 pm

Why no love for the little plane?
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby andy190 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:01 pm

How long will it take to finish? So far it looks pretty cool. ;)
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:03 am

I have no idea! I was intending to finish it on the christmas break but that won't be possible anymore because I have finals in early january!!!  :o
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:19 am

Mapped some more stuff:
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:02 am

A few more renders and Merry Christmas y'all!
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby andy190 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:49 pm

Looks great. I can't wait. :D
Merry Christmas two you to. :)
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:47 am

Thanks!
I've been making some flight dynamics tests... The plane flyes pretty well, though, if you make a hard landing it will scrape its nose on the ground by pitching down REALLY slowly after touchdown... :o
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Mitch. » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:09 am

Wow, such quick progress and its coming along very nicely. The best thing about creating your own aircraft is pure artistic license in its design. With that said any ideas for a cokpit layout?

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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:25 am

Hey! Yeah, you can believe that! But I also make the mechanics in order for them to make sense when animating. The landing gear took me about 1 day of thinking how was I going to retract and fit the wheels inside such a small space...
I haven't thought of the cockpit yet... I made some sketches in the corner of my linear algebra book, but nothing more...  ;D
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Re: The mini of the skies?

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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Jayhawk Jake » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:04 am

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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby hyperpep111 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:33 pm

I do hope you will finish this one :P ;).
But it looks great. It reminds me of a fiat 500 (the new one) :o.
Most people think that flying a plane is dangerous, except pilots because they know how easy it is.
Arguing with a pilot is like wrestling with a pig in the mud, after a while you begin to think the pig likes it.
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:04 pm


Reminds me of ships from WipEout, I like it!


LOL, wipeout is my second middle name!  ;D
I love the goddamn game. Been playing it since 1999 'till today.
I actually have a few renders of wipeout ships models I made in my deviant art gallery:
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But, yeah, it kinda looks like them!   ;)
And hyperpep, don't worry, I'll finish this one. I'm only moving slower because of the final exams in college.
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Daube » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 am

I'm just discovering this topic !!
What a great little Sci-Fi aircraft, I love those. That exterior model is excellent, and the textures are producing a nice metallic/military impression. Do you plan to add a VC to it ?
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