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  1. Man, exactly what this guy says - totally agree! Let me know what we might be able to help with on this request.
  2. Let me be the first to congratulate Menrva and all those involved in this incredible achievement. The attention to detail, countless enhancements and level of quality places this mod (in my opinion) as one of the greatest ever made for this series!
  3. Man, that's dope - looks fantastic!
  4. Excellent addition, thank you Stephen1918! Love how you made them generic, looks like they are totally FPS friendly and look fantastic - nice work!
  5. Hi GKabs, if you're referring to the actual mesh shaping: you could try Boolean but sometimes it can leave messy edges/polys esp. on complex surfaces (ProBoolean might be another option that has better results). Or you can try a quick subdivide using a Tesselate modifier. Otherwise if you need precision, then use edit poly and "connect" the edges manually to get the polys you need. I'm sure there are other ideas... But if you're referring to just getting the texture, then I totally agree with Russ's advice: "windows I would paint on or copy real ones onto texture then bump map will make em look realistic"
  6. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    @Von : your supports and comments are incredibly helpful. However, I'm getting overwhelmed by all the different variations, dimensions, models, etc. (for example, found different configs for wings, horizontal stabilizers, etc.). Can you help me by picking just one version, hopefully the most diverse/flexible version that can be quickly turned into different ones later. I'd like to stick with just one version for now and any/all source reference photos and dimensions just for that single version to start with. From earlier comments I think this one might be a decent candidate? That being said, I can't decipher what the rest of the wing shape should be from just the side view - are there any more reference photos to go off (top view, rear views, etc.)? If someone can gather all the source photo references would be incredibly helpful esp. as mentioned I have no knowledge of this era... Does this version equate to this view below?
  7. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    Another try at a different wing configuration...
  8. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    First crack at new curved wing mesh and first draft of experimental texturing (weathering and beveled/drop shadow wing struts but "squares" not yet symmetrical, etc.). Still not sure if I like the technique so will keep messing around with it a bit more and welcome improvement suggestions.
  9. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    Von, work on new base airframe and support cables...
  10. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    OK, I started to shape it more like this, here is the latest rendition. Total balancing act though, trying to keep the poly count down while getting smooth corners/edges. Here's where I'm at so far; but to be honest I'm not totally happy with it for some odd reason. But maybe it's decent enough - just let me know what changes need to be done to it? Also, is the bend too sharp/angled - see render 2? P.S. just noticed the "notch" width in the horizontal stabilizer needs to be increased (made wider). Yeah, I'm kind of thinking the lower poly count is some of what's bothering me, for example here is a higher poly version.
  11. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    OK, thank you all with special thanks to VonS for the info and diagrams, extremely helpful. I'm going to take each section at a time and once perfected move onto the next section. Let us start with the tail only for now. Please see revision. Is this better? What adjustments need to be made?
  12. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    OK, thank you for the info. Side note, there are literally several photos with varying degrees of discrepancy on the shape of the vertical stablizer/rudder - I am not sure which to follow! For example, Geezer's differs from what I see in some of the source photos, and some of the source photos differ from others...Here is another revision on the "new rudder" but I need guidance on which "version" to use and any adjustments you might like, please. Don't worry about any of the textures/UV Mapping for now, that will all be fine tuned later. Edit: Also side note, I noticed the horizontal stabilizer in many photographs had a "notched section" to accommodate the rudder. I made that adjustment as well in the model, please advise of any needed changes regarding that.
  13. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    OK VonS, should be easy enough to sculpt into what you are looking for. I'll start with the rudder changes and post updates as things progress. Also, can you send me as a starting point the 45hp variant of the MS Type G you have in your FM package please.
  14. Sopwith Triplane - WIP

    Of course, would be happy to upload the new textures - should be able to finalize them this weekend! Stephen, I didn't know if it would be better to just send them directly to you so another updated version could be created? The reason why I mention that, is the cockpit.ini would need to be updated to coincide with the new texture gauges (rotation and values).
  15. VonS and a Bleriot XI

    Hey all, thanks for your comments. You can see my ignorance, had no idea Geezer was already working on one. Now that I track back and do some more reading, all I can say is "DARN! GEEZER'S MODEL WAS LOOKING AWESOME AS ALWAYS!". Would be so much faster to leverage what he started and finish it off. Is there any hope of that? Or do we really need to start from scratch?
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