Other forms of modelling...

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Does anyone here build models for any of the flight sims? I got fed up of breaking my plastic kits and am learning 3d software. Anyone else going down this road?

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Steve P

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I built plastic many years ago, dabbled with balsa and paper a bit, Now, I don't get my hands covered with paint, glue, cuts.....digital is my toy today.

The 3-d package I use, Softimage 3-D is not compatible with any of the sims as far as I know, I just do illustrations. Here is a little one I just did, not quite done with the A/C, just slapped it into a revetment, a little Photoshop time and there it is.
I had been working on the Glad for some time and just stumbled across the Malta Movie, those guys know their stuff. A few things I would want to mess with myself, but they got a LOT done very well!

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Anyone else out there "scratch building"? Here is my hangar full so far, guess I'm going to need a bigger hangar!

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I, as part of my university degree...BEng (Hons) Aerospace technology was part of a group developing a glider.

Unfortunately for some bizzare reason the uni decided that they should launch from what was practically speaking, a slingshot. Sadly the models did nothing but stall upon launch!

Many a weird and wonderful "model" built purely from theoretical design and aerodynamic theory:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/wnjmurphy/DSCF1731.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/wnjmurphy/DSCF1732.jpg
Our design, the ultimate winner...just!

Some of the brilliant failures:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/wnjmurphy/DSCF1714.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/wnjmurphy/DSCF1718.jpg

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Oh yes...please excuse the duck tape....we ran out of time to thermobond the two fuselage sections!