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New 1:72 XB-7 "Death Dealer"

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New 1:72 XB-7 "Death Dealer"
Posted by TheVortex on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:31 AM

Hi there,
I just wanted to share my new work. I hope you like it.



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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:37 AM

Nice looking build, and very unusual. What the background to this. Is it some sort of concept aircraft.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by TheVortex on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:31 AM

Thanks,
Actually this aircraft has no background since it is one of my creations as an experimental aircraft. The images above are computer generated 3D renders. I designed the plane, and modelled in 3D. My point is to reach as many people as possible and see if they like this aircraft, if they want to build it if it was a real plastic scale model. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:18 PM

Great rendering!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:21 PM

Well, it had me fooled. Deffinatly an unusual design, if it was Luft 46 i would be up for it. But then as its totally fictional, who's to say it can't be German, or anything you like.  

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Hercmech on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:23 PM

That is pretty cool...rendering or not


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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:37 PM

Very nice, what did you use to make it? It looks like something from Crimson Skies.

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Posted by TheVortex on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1:21 AM

Thanks. I'm modelling my designs using Rhinoceros 3D. It is very easy to use yet capable software. Crimson skies was one of my all time favorite games. It was offering strange airplanes and arcade style flying which anybody can play. I wish they make a new version of that game.  

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Posted by TheVortex on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1:34 AM

Bish

Well, it had me fooled. Deffinatly an unusual design, if it was Luft 46 i would be up for it. But then as its totally fictional, who's to say it can't be German, or anything you like.  

Well yeah, that was my point. To make people believe that it is real. 
Considering the unpainted alluminum surfaces, canopy shape, interior colors and sleekness of the design, I'd say it would be a RAF'46 design. =) 

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:30 AM

OOOhhhh rhino, ive never really got into rhino, i did make a rubber duck in it once though. My main fancies are 3DSM, Inventor and solidworks. Although my goal since i was about 18 has been to use every CAD software available and at least have a basic understanding of it. Ive got a few left to go.

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Posted by TheVortex on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:50 AM

Ah, yeah the Inventor! I really want to learn how to use it but i think it'll take more time than I have. But that software is just for me since I'm a gearhead! =)

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:21 AM

TheVortex

 Bish:

Well, it had me fooled. Deffinatly an unusual design, if it was Luft 46 i would be up for it. But then as its totally fictional, who's to say it can't be German, or anything you like.  

 

Well yeah, that was my point. To make people believe that it is real. 
Considering the unpainted alluminum surfaces, canopy shape, interior colors and sleekness of the design, I'd say it would be a RAF'46 design. =) 

Ye, you got a point there. Does have a British look about it.

I have no idea what you and Scorpio are talking about, but a great job on this none the less. Now, to see it in plastic.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:54 AM

Love the design and excellent job of bringing it life! Plus great job on the NM and love the paint scheme too.

Only thing that seems odd to me is mixing two prop engines and a jet. I know there were planes that did it, just seems odd not to go with one or the other.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Dre on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:31 PM

That's a pretty cool experimental, do I see a Meteor as the base airframe?

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:43 PM

Bish

 

 TheVortex:

 

 

 Bish:

Well, it had me fooled. Deffinatly an unusual design, if it was Luft 46 i would be up for it. But then as its totally fictional, who's to say it can't be German, or anything you like.  

 

 

Well yeah, that was my point. To make people believe that it is real. 
Considering the unpainted alluminum surfaces, canopy shape, interior colors and sleekness of the design, I'd say it would be a RAF'46 design. =) 

 

 

Ye, you got a point there. Does have a British look about it.

I have no idea what you and Scorpio are talking about, but a great job on this none the less. Now, to see it in plastic.

CAD software, Computer Aided (Assisted) Design (Drawing)

Rhino is what's referred to as a Nurbs Modeller. 

Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) is a mathematical model commonly used in computer graphics for generating and representing curves and surfaces which offers great flexibility and precision for handling both analytic (shapes defined by common mathematical formulas) and freeform shapes.

There are other types, but we wont go into that.

Hey vortex, what did you use to render it? And can we see the unrendered model?

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by TheVortex on Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:24 AM

Dre

That's a pretty cool experimental, do I see a Meteor as the base airframe?

Thanks. It maybe looks like the meteor at front but it is not. =)

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Posted by TheVortex on Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:41 AM

Scorpiomikey

CAD software, Computer Aided (Assisted) Design (Drawing)

Rhino is what's referred to as a Nurbs Modeller. 

Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) is a mathematical model commonly used in computer graphics for generating and representing curves and surfaces which offers great flexibility and precision for handling both analytic (shapes defined by common mathematical formulas) and freeform shapes.

There are other types, but we wont go into that.

Hey vortex, what did you use to render it? And can we see the unrendered model?

I'm using Vray for Rhino for rendering. It runs inside the rhino so I don't have to export anything. 
Here are some clay render shots.


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Posted by TREYZX10R on Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:49 AM

Very impressive build ,your paint work looks excellent. I was scratching my head at first glance trying to remember this X plane,had me fooled as well. Nicely done Sir!

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Posted by TheVortex on Thursday, December 22, 2011 5:21 AM

TREYZX10R

Very impressive build ,your paint work looks excellent. I was scratching my head at first glance trying to remember this X plane,had me fooled as well. Nicely done Sir!

Thank you very much! =)

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:12 PM

Man thats some epic stuff.

Im so gonna have to work on my skills this summer.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, December 23, 2011 12:08 PM

You fooled me too !!! seeing the images thinkin was too perfect for real life Yes nice render and good desing.

3D modelling was one of causes that stopped me modelling for 10 or more years

heres some crude old work with 3d studio and differents rendering engines

the ferrari was published on a 3d italian magazine

the advantage of 3d is that you don't need to buy more kits or cast resin for more copies Embarrassed

btw the yamato render is one of my first work on 3d

Also you can try the open source blender ,actually the interface is better than older versions

Like me too the "crimson skies" game Stick out tongue my favourite was the bulldog plane with shotgun type guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Kolja94 on Friday, December 23, 2011 12:45 PM

I'm just in awe first of your creativity in even thinking up that design, and the ability in realizing it! Hats off to you, that's for sure!

Karl

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, December 23, 2011 2:40 PM

i miss the second page of the post! nice with clean materials too Yes

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