Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Update on previous post

Just to clarify what I hope to achieve completion wise with respect to the previous post. I'm aiming for the Sopwith Snipe & Fokker D.VIII at the end of April. I'll probably focus on the Albatros D.Va for completion too. All the others will be ongoing too, but the main focus will be on the above 3, otherwise I'll end up with a nice collection of partially completed meshes.

I worked on the F6F-3 on the weekend too, completing most of the airframe structure I still have to create meshes for the engine, undercarriage, and detail around the cowl, break the model up for uc doors etc then UV map. Next comes the cockpit. The good thing about the F6F-3 is that I have most of the reference material that I need. I'm aiming to have that one completed after the middle of the year... first for CFS3, then FSX.

For now back to WW1 and let's complete something. :)



UPDATE 21 April 2008

Due to having to rest following cancer treatment these aircraft will appear at a much later date. I apologise to anyone who has been waiting on these.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Still Beavering Away.... freeware FSX projects

Just a quick note to say that while I've been quiet on my blog recently I am still working away on a number of 3D meshes of various aircraft.

Recently worked on models, include - Junkers D.I, Fokker E.V/D.VIII, Albatros D.Va (all new 2008 mesh), Clerget 9B engine, Oberursel URII engine, Sopwith Baby (all new 2008 rebuild), Sopwith Triplane, Siemens-Halske Sh.III engine, SSW D.III and of course Sopwith Snipe. I also plan to start on a Fokker D.VI before the week is out. I'll wait until the models are at an advanced stage before showing them in my blogs or forums. At this stage, as long as health issues don't intrude, I hope to start releases by late April 2008 at least. All will be freeware. I have to be careful with my leg and avoid sitting long times.

Hopefully I will be able to update to a DX10 graphics card in the next few weeks and then I can work on making cockpit shadows work in FSX DX10 preview mode.

I've mentioned many of these aircraft before, but most with the exception of the SSW D.III and Sopwith Snipe have been started afresh this year.