VC-33 Mom's kitchen Model Kit
Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:09 PM
Other goodies panned are engine details and maybe a few popped off panels so you can have your ground crews work on it. At any rate, here are the preliminary 3d model pics, just to give everyone the idea. I should have the details wrapped up in about 4-6 weeks. I hope to havethis baby ready for Wonderfest, so fire away people!
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:17 PM
You know someone is going to suggest 1/60 to go with the Yamato series. Thing'd be huge.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:32 AM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:08 AM
Edited by Space_Monkey, 17 January 2012 - 07:13 AM.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:17 AM
It's possible, I would most likely have to have it printed directly. I could check on the price and see how much it would be. I have done some of my vehicles for members that were in 1/100 scales and smaller and they were awesome. 3d printing keeps advancing in great strides and the prices for high detail printing keeps going down. PM me and I can get a rough estimate of cost when I get the model where I like it.
I am one of the 1/72 guys but the cost and size would limit me to one. How about a 1/200 scale version? I also collect 1/200 airliners / military transports, which seems to be a popular scale, and should make it more affordable.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:32 AM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:47 PM
Edited by Mokman, 19 January 2012 - 01:51 PM.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:51 PM
Well guys here is a quick update. Showing off the VTOL feature of the engine. I'm not sure if I'm happy with how that looks, but it's one of those "hard to translate from Lineart to reality" things. The side views match the lineart, but I'm still thinking that the engines are too tall. Please give me some feedback on this guys, I really need input on this one. I also added the landing grear "nacelles" on the bottom sides. Thanks for all your votes and comment guys, Keep them coming!
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:51 AM
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:06 PM
Pretty quick. I gotta move a few things around but these engines look much better. Have a side by side for comparison. Looks like i'll have to move the wings up and foreward as well but that is an easy fix. Keep that feedback coming everyone. I also redid the VTOL exhaust vents. I think they look much better, but please add your opinion.
What you have so far look great. I agree with the engines, but I'm sure it will be an easy fix. - MT
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:36 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:10 PM
Thanks for looking. I started this model in Max, but i use autocad 2012 to make my models for 3d printing. Max is an awesome program, but there are tools in Autocad that are very useful for 3d modeling for cnc and 3d printing purposes. The fuselage is tessellated for Smoothness, there will be small facets in the printed model, but a couple coats of sandable primer and some sanding takes them right out. Also the printing method helps as well. Autocad and Solidworks are good programs for 3d printing and can import models from other formats.
I was curious what software you are building this model in? Are you working in polygons? The mesh on the fuselage also looks it has been tessellated to get a smoother, higher polycount, is this correct?The reason I am asking is that I am a 3D modeler (3DS Max) and am currently working on a model to be 3D printed and looking for some useful tips. Your model looks great and I would be interested in a 1/72 version. Thanks.
Another good tip is to hollow out your model. Both autocad and solidworks have tools that will help you acheive this. It really helps keep printing costs down and you can always use bondo or some other filler to make your model more solid. Please feel free to pm me if you have any more questions.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:07 PM
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:18 AM
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Edited by tundrayeti, 25 January 2012 - 06:20 AM.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:24 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:28 AM
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What I do is import the lieart into a cad program and scale it so that the side view is 1:1. I trace the engine profile and then extrude it. I will admit that I did make the a little wider than what is on the frontal view, but added the little extra width so that it looks more "square." You can drive yourself crazy trying to get you 3d model to look right at every angle you see in the lineart. Well I can try shortening the width and see how it looks. that's not a problem at all.
Edited by tundrayeti, 25 January 2012 - 08:29 AM.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:50 AM
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Edited by tundrayeti, 25 January 2012 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:04 AM
If you need the top view of the plane then you have to draw your own. Looking forward to own this kit.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:25 AM
Keep the comments coming, I'm going to start panel lining and other details soon. But I'll be traveling tonight cause I"M FINALLY GOING HOME!!!!
I'll take a short break to spend time with the family, but i will try to update this and all my other projects this weekend.
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Edited by tundrayeti, 26 January 2012 - 10:25 AM.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:15 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:42 AM
I agree with you about the wings. I did say in a previous post that I had moved them to line up more with the side view. I am not happy with th results either. The wings themselves were made by extruding lines drawn from the front view so The angle should be okay, this model has been a give and take of compromise between the different views. It is still very much a work in progress, I plan on redoing the tail as well. I really want to focus on the details I am presently working on till everyone is happy with those(the engines, and the rear VTOL vents.) It much easier than jumping around to different elements. I will most likely move the wings down more. Thanks for the input, i agree with you on a lot of those points.
Checked the front elevation diagram. I think you need to make the roots of the wings that are nearer to the fuselage much lower. And a little bit lowering the angle of the wings then extend the wing span a little bit by increasing the swept angle of the main wings to the rear. Then lowering the main engines, meks them sit a little bit further into the main wings (the top of the engines need to be align with the top of the fuselage). The length of the tail wings looks too long and the main wings are not long enough when checking with the second picture.
Thanks MT, I also plan on having 1 pr 2 areas that will have removable panels with avionics, etc. I'll see where I want to put it when I start panel lining this baby!
Looks awesome! And with engines visible too!!! Keep up the awesome build! - MT
At any rate thanks for all your input ! I'm back home now and Hoping to get some more stuff done.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:43 PM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:42 PM
Edited by cool8or, 28 January 2012 - 08:43 PM.
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