B-29 Enola Gay

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B-29 Enola Gay // Work in Progress

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Post by RAYMAN // Apr 5, 2009, 4:23pm

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I already told you guys in Nigec´s thread that I was working on the Enola Gay

B-29 plane for 3 weeks now but continued other projects . I show you how far I am until now got the basic shape. here I brushed on the cockpit for now

just to see if the proportions are right but everything will be modeled.

no motors and propellers yet .... going on slowly though;)

Post by Dragneye // Apr 5, 2009, 5:09pm

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Nice subject and pic. Great luck with this. Waiting for more :)

Post by RAYMAN // Apr 5, 2009, 9:56pm

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Thank you Dragneye !Once youve got the basic proportions right the rest

sort of fits in. I had Blueprints but low resolution. For most of what I model there arent any...Had diffuculty aligning them as they didnt exactly fit together.

Peter

Post by CdeB // Apr 5, 2009, 10:07pm

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Hi Rayman,


Thought this would be a good subject for 3D modelling when I saw the real thing in the Smithsonian 18 months ago. I have several pictures of the outside of the cockpit (Digital, but only phone camera :() -if you think they're any possible use, I will send you them. Let me know!


CdeB

Post by RAYMAN // Apr 5, 2009, 10:14pm

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Hi Rayman,


Thought this would be a good subject for 3D modelling when I saw the real thing in the Smithsonian 18 months ago. I have several pictures of the outside of the cockpit (Digital, but only phone camera :() -if you think they're any possible use, I will send you them. Let me know!


CdeB

Thank you CdeB ! I carried together a ton of links that I found on the net

and some are very detailed but if I get stuck on some part I will happily come

back to your offer. I will need lots of detail for the bumpmaps of the skin and

all the rivets... This is just the start here..

Post by nigec // Apr 5, 2009, 10:55pm

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Your Enola Gay looks awsome Rayman :cool:

Even round the bomb bay the amount of detail of these planes is overwhelming

Post by robert // Apr 6, 2009, 11:30am

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It's interesting that the B-29 "Bockscar" which dropped the bigger of the two (Fat Man as opposed to Little Boy) is less known.
I guess that's because it landed more in a mountainous area and did less damage to the civilian population.

Post by RAYMAN // Apr 6, 2009, 12:43pm

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Its the Enola Gay for just 1 big reason !

I got that as an Airfix model when I was a kid of 8 years and built it then.

Am interested if I can rebuild it now with 3d....

Thanks nigec for the complimements !

Peter

Post by jamesmc // Apr 6, 2009, 1:37pm

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Where's the wireframe? :)

Post by RAYMAN // Apr 6, 2009, 4:35pm

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Where's the wireframe? :)


This is not am mmc James !;)

I will show something in the end but at a step where I want to...

Peter

Post by jamesmc // Apr 6, 2009, 4:37pm

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This is not am mmc James !;)
I will show something in the end but at a step where I want to...
Peter
Oh, I see? ;)

Post by RAYMAN // Apr 6, 2009, 7:24pm

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More important then a wireframe is how you do it !

I simply made profiles along the Blueprint for both the body and the wings

very much like this...

note that you can make a wingprofile easily from a circle by just moving

the points inwards.... all no magic.

But that isnt very much acepted by the "poly gang" versus us legacy oldies..:D

in poly its the same thing you make the shape of the profile of a wing and contantly extrude while you scale;) then in the end you ad a level of subd on your whole model...

Post by RAYMAN // Apr 6, 2009, 7:44pm

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Next steps are the projection of the profile onto the body with project along curve normal and then fusing the pieces together with the blend tool. Same prcedurte in every nurbs tool including Truespace....;)

Post by JFandL // May 1, 2009, 2:55pm

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very nice so far!
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