Dienstag, 24. Mai 2016

[WIP]YF-12A Interceptor

The SR-71 is cool and all... But don't you sometimes wish it had weapons? Well, the YF-12A is a lesser known sibling of the SR-71 (or pretty much it's predecessor) able to carry AIM-47 missiles in internal weapon bays. It never made it past the prototype stage. The *most* visible changes to the exterior are 4 bottom bays with weapon and electronic equipment, a chin nose instead of the round and smooth SR-71 nose, a fin on the bottom of each engine and a centerline bottom fin which would retract with the gear due to its size.

Current progress:
Front weapon bays next to front gear done
Fins on engines done
Chin nose done

Left to do:
Centerline fin
Rear weapon bays
New skin/markings

Freitag, 20. Mai 2016

[WIP]SR-71A Blackbird progress

To get a little live in the blog again, here is an update on the SR-71A:

Completely new nozzles. The Black Ops model (base model of this mod) lacked any distinctive nozzle whatsoever and that bugged me so much that I went ahead and created a new one. In the background you can see how it looked like before.

Additionally I have added some high resolution markings to the aircraft. Here you can see the rudder markins and in the background simple "NO STEP" markings on the fuselage

Ingame screenshots with afterburner (working for add-on version)

What will I add/improve?

Well, for one the engine inlets... On pretty much EVERY picture of the SR-71 you can see them open (they are in front of the nozzle). This would need a major remodelling, but I guess I really want to have them open...
A retexture of the gear bays. Right now they're plain black.
Maybe add the photo cameras on the bottom of the aircraft.
Aerial refueling hatch: Really, I don't know how this works. Is it always open or does it have a cover? Bceuase on many pictures and exhibits it is open, but I could swear at least the NASA versions have closed covers...

Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2016

WIP mod pictures and upcoming mods

I really gotta update here more often. Here are some pictures of mods I am working on... SR-71 Blackbird (started converting), E-2D Hawkeye (exterior converted, need to make a cockpit) and US Army helicopter helmets (AH-64 Apache helmet and MH-60 Black Hawk helmet with mask).

Other mods being worked on: Valkyrie Space Shuttle from Avatar and USS Nathan James DDG-151

USS Nathan James Mk-38 weapon station:

Apache helmet (beta without textures)

Other mods coming up soon (planned):

-C-130J Hercules and AC-130H Spectre
-C-5M Super Galaxy
-CFA-44 Nosferatu
-ADFX-02 Morgan
-Boeing 767-300ER
-Boeing 747-400 or -8i (maybe both)
-Airbus A330-300 (or -200)
-Airbus A340-600
-Panavia Tornado
-CH-149 Mohawk
-US Space Shuttle
-Stryker MGS
-Stryker ICV