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To call these results extraordinary is understatement, so congratulations are in order. I think this is fine work. Regarding the weathering, I assume a weathered version and a clean version might satisfy both parties, presuming that isn't much harder than I'm guessing it would be. Regardless, I will be thrilled almost beyond words with the finished model of this current rendition. Bravo!

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Dude, you have some wicked texture skills too. This is the best looking 21 3D model I've ever seen anywhere!

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Great stuff, I would like to add a tiny critique if you don't mind. The pentagon shaped areas should be transparent as the bubble canopy. If you have modeled the inside of the cockpit just as Dan's VF-1 that would be awesome.

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Thanks again guys, glad you like it!

Great stuff, I would like to add a tiny critique if you don't mind. The pentagon shaped areas should be transparent as the bubble canopy. If you have modeled the inside of the cockpit just as Dan's VF-1 that would be awesome.

Thanks Bowman, It is transparent, it's the same material as the bubble actually, but I haven't modeled the cockpit..., yet, and that's why it shows as black. I actually have not planed to do it, it's quite intricate. I might do a low poly version of it if it look too bad with nothing inside.

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any updates on this? great work! saving the current pics as my desktop wallpaper

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WOW! I'm just seeing this great work! It's realistic and the textures and weathering are VERY realistic! - MT

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Damn, I was hoping there were more updates. I've been waiting to see this thing complete.

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Sorry Guys, no updated yet. I've been dealing with..., other hobbies haha, including a 1/100 MG Sinanju Stein. I'll post some progress as soon as I have something to show.

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Ok Guys, you got me all hyped so I put in some hours and came up with an update. I had some progress done but I wanted to finish some more textures before posting.

I'm not 100% satisfied with the scratches, I might removed them completely. I think they are too distracting and they don't add that much to the general model. What you guys think?

I took the liberty of adding some more "decals" than the original concept. Just wanted to add my part to the whole thing.

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I don't think this is legal in the Southern states and especially UTAH! :unsure:

Mecha Pron!!! :o

Edited by Zinjo

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nicely done

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I actually do like the scratches and wear on your model. However, true to my own habits, I'd love to see both a clean and "damaged" versions.

Just a thought; you said you're not sure about the wear, but I think it would look better if the wear was also accompanied with weathering. I would think the two kinda go hand-in-hand, which may be why the wear on it's own looks odd to you.

Regardless of what you decide, this is astonishing work. The best YF-21 model I've ever seen.

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Hey Guys, thanks for the input!

I actually do like the scratches and wear on your model. However, true to my own habits, I'd love to see both a clean and "damaged" versions.

Just a thought; you said you're not sure about the wear, but I think it would look better if the wear was also accompanied with weathering. I would think the two kinda go hand-in-hand, which may be why the wear on it's own looks odd to you.

Regardless of what you decide, this is astonishing work. The best YF-21 model I've ever seen.

Yeah, that might be the reason. I'm going to try a non scratched version anyways. I think actually that it would not be accurate if it is so scratched, I think the paint on aircrafts work as a protective layer of some sort, it might be weathered, but it is not supposed to be not scratched.

Here's a high res image:

http://imageshack.com/a/img541/1759/9s6c.jpg

Edited by 3D-Brainx

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Hey Guys, thanks for the input!

Yeah, that might be the reason. I'm going to try a non scratched version anyways. I think actually that it would not be accurate if it is so scratched, I think the paint on aircrafts work as a protective layer of some sort, it might be weathered, but it is not supposed to be not scratched.

Here's a high res image:

http://imageshack.com/a/img541/1759/9s6c.jpg

Ah I see now. It was so dark I couldn't see the weathering. Yeah, I think both clean and weathered/worn is the way to go. More choice is always better.

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Hello Guys! Thanks again for the comments.

Here are a few tests I just did:

This is how it looks without any changes:

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With no scratches:

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With no scratches and weathered:

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Same but with no reflection on the weathered area:

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And final, same as before, but with a more subtle weathered area

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Hey Guys, thanks for the input!

Yeah, that might be the reason. I'm going to try a non scratched version anyways. I think actually that it would not be accurate if it is so scratched, I think the paint on aircrafts work as a protective layer of some sort, it might be weathered, but it is not supposed to be not scratched.

Here's a high res image:

http://imageshack.com/a/img541/1759/9s6c.jpg

Do you plan to do the other color schemes of the YF-21, I believe there are two.

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Do you plan to do the other color schemes of the YF-21, I believe there are two.

You mean this one?

http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossplus/variant-yf-21-prototype/yf-21-prototype-fighter.gif

I'm voting for number five. Subtle is key.

Yeah, I think that one is the best also. I'm going to finish all the clean textures and then I'll start with the weathering

Edited by 3D-Brainx

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You mean this one?

http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossplus/variant-yf-21-prototype/yf-21-prototype-fighter.gif

Yeah, I think that one is the best also. I'm going to finish all the clean textures and then I'll start with the weathering

That's the one!

If you choose to make a VF-22 canopy, there are at least 3 other skins that could be made for the model, not to mention the dozens of fan made schemes...

Loving the work!!

Edited by Zinjo

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I cannot wait to see this thing, not only is the model superb but your texture work is exceptional. It looks gorgeous. The best rendered rendition of the 21/22 I've ever seen.

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Hello Guys. Thanks for the comments, I much appreciate it.

I haven't considered making more variants, but besides the canopy it's pretty much just changing the base color on the textures, so I just might.

I'm done with the base textures for the model, I'm missing the arms and legs and a few details, but I'm going to add the weathering to what I have so far. Here are a few images:

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And a high res top view:

http://imageshack.com/a/img36/9548/vic8.jpg

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Thanks a lot Guys for the comments! The fact that you are using it as a wallpaper is the best compliment, so thanks! And thanks a lot to EXO for posting this on Facebook, great honor to be there on the front page.

Are you using nDo and dDo?

No, not really. All textures where made from scratch in Photoshop using a base color and various textures.

And this thing is going to transform too???

Right now it "can" transform to gerwalk, or more or less. I have not planned to make it transform to battroid, there is a good amount of animagic going on with this one and if I transform it to battroid I`m afraid it would look chunky and unproportionate, kind of like the 1/60 Yamato toy. I would need to do a lot of remodeling if I want it to look good like the line art and I`m not sure if I will. Remember that my goal is to model the YF-19 too and it is going to take for ever if I start remodeling things.

Thanks again for the comments, I`ll try to upload an update soon.

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