Thursday, June 28, 2007

One Last Pic.........

....of the FSX Sopwith Snipe before I paint & apply full FSX materials. The glossy specular will be all gone. I'm not sure whether I can finish before radiotherapy starts.... we'll see.

The VC is also all UVW mapped & ready for painting too. I'm doing the animations just now.

Hopefully I will have the opportunity to finish the CFS3 version later this year also.


Friday, June 22, 2007

Snipe Cockpit: WIP

Just to show that the Sopwith Snipe has not been forgotten, .... a WIP image. Most of the cockpit area has now been UV mapped save for the instruments and a couple of other parts. Now comes the tedious bit of painting all the parts. It will still be a while before it's complete.


Some mesh WIPs in FSX.

Here are a few WIP pics of meshes under construction including the frequently disappearing Albatros. Hopefully these won't disappear this time.

The Dr-I will possibly be payware. Anyway they are a long way away and much still to be done, rigging, engines etc. I have to create Clerget & Mercedes engines before I can progress with some of these. I have resumed work on the Snipe again. I can't say when...that depends on health matters. I'll continue with aircraft creation for the time being and again during recovery later this year. Good therapy :)


New Blog - Rob's Cancer Journey

I have created a new blog relating to a recently diagnosed liposarcoma in my thigh. I will still post here from time to time on virtual aircraft creation.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Disappearing Images

I just noticed that a few of my images hosted on Imageshack linking through to my blogs have disappeared. I've sent an email to ImageShack seeking the reason.

The images are all WIP images of various meshes... various of the Sopwith Snipe, all my Albatros mesh previews and Spad S.7. There are possibly some others.

A mysterious form of censorship or malfunctioning ImageShack?

Life is full of mysteries.


The Battle ahead

I received the results of the tumour biopsy & it's cancer after all. Not good news :( It's a liposarcoma.

I have quite a schedule of treatment to undergo starting soon. 5 Weeks of radio therapy followed by resection surgery & a long period of rehab & recovery. Once treatment starts I'll be out of action for a number of months.


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Leg Biopsy

I had minor surgery on my leg this week to take a tissue sample for biopsy. At this stage all that is known is that it is a low grade tumour. I'll find out more next Friday. I'm a bit sore & resting this weekend. The aftermath of surgery was a lot more painful than I thought it would be.