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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2022, 06:11:45 AM »

All individual parts are well under 1000 polys at current count, though overall it's at around *3500. Years ago this would've been an issue but the newer HD dlls allow meshes of virtually any poly count, as far as I'm aware!
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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2022, 11:00:44 AM »

This afternoon I got straight to work at further detailing the model. First was a new early/PR windscreen drawn to actual references - here is the view of the "cockpit" of this external model:

 

Afterwards I got to work on creating the guide rails for the canopy, along with the beginnings of the entry door:

 
 
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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2022, 11:17:55 AM »

After a two day break I'm back into Max 2008 to continue with the build. Today I've begun work on the initial flat-sided canopy paired with the Mk Vc windscreen. I'll also model the balloon hood which can be swapped out fairly easily.

 
 
 
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« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2022, 11:52:19 AM »

stunning ! the detailed curves left me speechless good luck with your work  :o
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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2022, 12:58:13 PM »

stunning ! the detailed curves left me speechless good luck with your work  :o

Thank you!

Here is a preliminary windshield! I'm not sure I''m entirely happy with how it''s come out so it may be redone.

 
 
 

Here''s how it looks from the pilot's eye view of the external model. When I eventually do a Virtual Cockpit this will all be entirely redone.
 
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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2022, 07:28:22 PM »

Getting on with some finer detailing this evening...


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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2022, 08:58:14 PM »

...and now a lovely set of ailerons! I'm not sure they're entirely correct but it's no matter at this time.

 
 
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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2022, 12:33:46 AM »

It's interesting to follow your GMax building.

Keep up the good work an good luck with it! ]thumbsup[
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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2022, 10:11:15 PM »

Thanks for the comments! There's a fair way to go if I want to get this detailed to a level I'm happy with.

Here are the C wing cannon fairings. The outer tapered section is actually the exact same part as in the Mk Vb.

 
 
 

And here it is in the gorgeous four cannon arrangement:

 
 

The actual length, shape and more minute details of these fairings has eluded a lot of people when modelling the Mk Vc and its derivatives. I'm aiming to be as close as possible. Modelling the blister for the feed motors and attaching it to the wing mesh with satisfying geometry is going to be a massive challenge; hell, attaching the barrels to the wing mesh so that they're not intersecting is looking to be a bother (I've not done it yet, though I've made unsuccessful experiments).

I'll keep you all posted; I'll also be modelling the B wing for the sake of completionism.
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Re: New Spitfire build in GMAX - thread
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2022, 08:22:44 AM »

hello excelent plane!!! i need de beechcradt t-34 mentor do you have it? thanks.
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