Freitag, 22. Mai 2015

Time for some new Tomcats (WIP)

Well, thought I'd give the F-14D of Ace Combat Assault Horizon a try and now I can't stop working and working on it.

Quick revision of the work flow:

-exterior model ripped and set-up
-created following skins:

  • Wardog (Ace Combat 5)
  • Razgriz (Ace Combat 5)
  • Schnee (Ace Combat 5)
  • Brown NSAWC (by Sabro)
  • Polish Navy (fictional / by Sabro)
  • Top Gun (Maverick)
  • Top Gun (Iceman)

-new gear added (taken from Aerosofts F-14 for FSX)
-cockpit model ripped and fitted into exterior model
-remodeled exterior canopy to a higher quality standard
-added complete RIO station in the back
-converted to San Andreas
-chin pod remodelled to a higher quality standard
-created different weapon loadouts (unfortunately only one can be possible because of the wing script):

  • 2x Aim-9 and 6x Aim-54
  • 2x Aim-9, 2x Aim-7 and 4x Aim-54
  • 2x Aim-9, 6x Aim-7
  • 2x Aim-9, 2x Aim-7 and 4x GBU-32
  • 2x Aim-9, 1x Aim-7, 1x AN/ALQ-114 and 4x GBU-12

-created following skins:

  • VX-4 "Vandy One"
  • VF-111 Sundowners (by Sabro)
  • VF-51 Screaming Eagles (by Sabro)
  • VF-31 Tomcatters (low-visibility)
  • VF-31 Tomcatters (high-visibility)
  • VF-2 Bounty Hunters (low visibility)

-MK-17 ejection seats modelled
-side panels, moving joystick and moving pedals added
-vent on the front left side modelled (instead of a simple texture)
-work on F-14A model started, including:

  • TF-30 engines
  • new chin pod
  • glove vanes
-created following skin:

  • VF-154 Black Knights

What I want to do:

All versions:
  • remodel front part of the cabin to a higher quality standard
  • remodel MG and MG housing to a higher quality standard
  • add lights
  • shadow
-nothing specific at the moment

-not started, but uses many parts of both versions, not much work needed here

-new cockpit panel (more analog systems instead of screens)
-new RIO station (different layout and more analog systems)
-new Martin Baker MK.7 ejection seats

And that's it, enjoy two pics of the current F-14A version:

Pictures of work progress:

F-14D Cockpit

TF-30 nozzle (made from scratch)

Vent on the left side:

F-14D chin pod (left is my model, right is original AC:AH model)

Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2015

[REL]Su-24MP Fencer

A new aircraft for GTA SA. This Fencer replaces Shamal, has working gun pods and variable wings. Also comes with Afterburner script.

Thanks to Sabro for the Ukrainian, Lybian and Belarusian skins.

Montag, 4. Mai 2015

[REL]Mig-29 Fulcrum

It's been a looong time since I have uploaded the first Mig-29 I have done (which was... shit)

Anyway, here is a new one, this time for Hydra. Al_Planes for all the typical features, afterburner and paintchanger included. A big thanks to Sabro for the German and Polish Air Force skins to add some diversity.

This is not a plane of "my enhancement program". This is a mix, so to say. I have done work on the cockpit for example, but the wheels still remain the same, as does most of the model.

Skins included:

Russia (camouflage)
Russia (camouflage type 2 - Red Moon Squadron)
Russia (dark green)
Russia (Grey - Warwolf Squadron)
Polish Air Force
German Luftwaffe

Samstag, 2. Mai 2015

[REL]Tu-160 Blackjack

Here's a new Tu-160 Blackjack with Al Planes support. Variable wings with spoilers and flaps, fully working gear and hatches, afterburner,d etailed cockpit and the bomb bays (front) can be opened using Num 8 and Num 2.

Donnerstag, 30. April 2015

[REL]F-15C Eagle

Okay, here is the updated model...

Quick changelog:

-Vents on top of the fuselage modeled
-Compartment underneath the canopy modeled (can be seen when canopy is open)
-low res side panels and stick added in the cockpit
-New, detailed landing gear
-New textures ofr landing gear compartment
-New shadow
-New ACES II ejection seat
-Refueling tanks as extra
-Lights added (Nav, position lights, etc)
-New LOD model
-Different set of skins
-New Engine texture

Dienstag, 21. April 2015

Aircraft update campaign

So what's up? V is out and modding will start at some point. I'm preparing a few models for it and do the changes on San Andreas mods, so I will release those aircraft for SA as well.

The first one I have worked a lot on is the F-15C. The goal is to keep models close to the original meshes, while enhancing the models with actually just tiny details.

What have I done to the F-15C?
-I have remodelled some vents on top of the fuselage. Now they're not just 10*5 pixels of texture but real meshes with depth etc (much better looking)
-New wheels. Wheels have been modelled to represent real life F-15 wheels
-New landing gear door textures. Replaces the low res original ones with new, better looking textures
-In exhaust textures (Before they were just black)
-New radar in nosecone (SA models won't profitate off that sadly)
-Cockpit will be edited (to-do)

image of the old model:

New model:

And here is the "broken version". To make the wings look like they're not just cut off, I have edited the mesh and also added a broken wing interior, so to say. Looks quite nice imo. Left wing, right wing and left tail can break seperately.

Broken state (will be available in V):


I'm planning on doing this to a few AC:AH models. Mainly the F-15C, F-15E, F-14D, YF-23 (although I have already released that one with some scratchwork) and maybe some Sukhois. Don't know, yet

Sonntag, 22. Februar 2015

[REL]F-15 and F-2 60th JASDF Anniversary skins

New skins for the F-15 and F-2. These skins got my attention recently and I really like them, so I thought I could try to recreate them for existing models I have previously made and uploaded.