Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by gsnde » 10 Oct 2013, 07:14

Niiiiiceeee, Jake! :smt001

Do you plan to add some load outs (tanks, rockets, radar pot etc.)?

Ray, get the paintbrush ready. we need at least a white, green and high-vis variants :smt003

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Post by aerogator » 10 Oct 2013, 12:50

Yes Martin, those loadouts will be included. The hard part so far is to figure out why the prop on #1 will not take a texture. The engines counter-rotate so #1 turns counter-clockwise. Would that have any effect? Eveything else seems to be the same. :? And thanks for the kind comments.
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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by MIKE JG » 10 Oct 2013, 14:00

Jake did you already reverse the part axis on the prop to get it to spin the opposite direction?

If so maybe that's why it won't take??
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Post by fishlips » 10 Oct 2013, 14:10

If its a borrowed prop or been textured previously to reversal make sure that you don't have any polys highlighted in poly or point mode, then check that you have cleared "all poly textures" by clicking the button in the part texture assignment window.
The try assigning new textures but remember what Mike said about the XYZ axis as this will change the assignment directions.
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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by aerogator » 10 Oct 2013, 16:43

Yeah Mike, I think that's what I did. I don't know any other way to make it spin counter-clock-wise. I'm gonna keep playin with it. Let me know if you have any ideas. This plane also has off-set thrust. The engines are "toed out" and at rest, they also point up slightly. I can't see how that would affect textures, but maybe it does.

Now that I think about it, it took textures when I mapped it to a texture on the model .bmp but now I'm using a prop texture by itself. Take a look at the picture of the wire-frame model on the first page.
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Post by MIKE JG » 10 Oct 2013, 19:24

Which prop part are you trying to texture? Prop_slow or still or what? Just one blade of the prop or the prop disc?

If it's the flat prop disc part, try subdividing that polygon.
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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by gsnde » 10 Oct 2013, 20:15

Jake,

Great to hear what is on your list. I would love to give you any advise regarding the prop, but you better ask the next potted plant than me :oops:
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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by aerogator » 15 Nov 2013, 20:23

Here are two more: The L-23 (Beech Twin Bonanza), and the C-45 (Beech 18). Still waiting for a painter to show up. I have the basic PSP files with layers ready to go. :)
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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by wezgulf3 » 16 Nov 2013, 10:20

aerogator wrote:Here are two more: The L-23 (Beech Twin Bonanza), and the C-45 (Beech 18). Still waiting for a painter to show up. I have the basic PSP files with layers ready to go. :)

OH WOW!! They look awesome!!

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Post by ronniegj » 17 Nov 2013, 14:06

What wezgulf3 said! Ron

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Post by Don H » 02 Dec 2013, 14:20

You will find me on the downloaders list!! Two of my favorite flyable planes!! Yes, these will see lots of use. :smt007
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Post by clickclickdoh » 02 Dec 2013, 16:10

A C-45? Oh my, my heart. It's the Big One, Elizabeth!

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Post by aerogator » 05 Dec 2013, 20:34

clickclickdoh wrote:A C-45? Oh my, my heart. It's the Big One, Elizabeth!
Help me find a painter, Fred, and we can have a version for Skillet, Aunt Esther, and Lamont! :lol:
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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by aerogator » 13 Dec 2013, 15:55

Here's a quick and dirty first stab at painting the L-23. Almost afraid to post after seeing John's work.

Still looking for someone interested in painting these guys.
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Post by Don H » 13 Dec 2013, 19:01

Wish I knew how to paint!! :oops: I'd be all over these in a micro second!!! :smt005
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Post by Makadocias » 04 Jan 2014, 07:49

Looking mighty fine all those models!

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Post by SeanG » 06 Jan 2014, 02:29

aerogator wrote:Here's a quick and dirty first stab at painting the L-23
Nice work :)

Any thoughts on doing a U-8f (Beech Queenair)? Seeing the green and white paint on the L-23 made me think of it... I actually own the cockpit of one, 62-3855 which will one day become a sim :)

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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by aerogator » 08 Jan 2014, 00:19

Sorry, been away for awhile. Yep, the Queenair is nearly done too, at least the LOD 1 model. :)
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Post by SeanG » 08 Jan 2014, 09:43

aerogator wrote:Sorry, been away for awhile. Yep, the Queenair is nearly done too, at least the LOD 1 model. :)
Jake.... you're my hero!

Here's my baby, well, this is before getting cut down to just the cockpit section.
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It's now sitting a little forlorn under a tarp waiting to continue the restoration and conversion to a simulator. It's either going to be a U-8f (as built) or converted to act as a C-12... not sure which yet.

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Re: Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

Post by aerogator » 21 Jun 2014, 20:48

Slowly working up "paint kits" of sorts for these guys. Mostly just panel lines at this point but trying to get them to a point where someone will want to paint them. :)
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