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Old 5th September 2008, 04:45
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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

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Also you may want to look at rendering the wing as a separate object that isn't perfectly blended onto the airframe. I have found that it is much easier to render both the fuselage and wing shadows(which look to me that they could be a little subtler) that way.
I'll ditto that. I found out about it the hard way.

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I have posted a great image that clearly shows the subtle curves and lines that the Mustang posses. I hope it helps, keep at it.
Link to a much larger version (3041x2432) of that picture:
http://lisar.larc.nasa.gov/IMAGES/LA...003-00319.jpeg
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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

Worked on the shadow on the rear of the fuselage, where the rudder meets the fuselage, and the root of the wing.

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Old 6th September 2008, 23:51
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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

Much much better IMO. In most cases, the hinge between fin and rudder is not very noticeable. What you've done here looks way more realistic.

As for making the wing a separate object, it can make your life much easier, or much harder, depending on your technique and the shape of the wing root/fairing. I guess it's up to every artist to decide what's best/simplest for him.
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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

After getting my computer back up and running last week, I decided to do as some of the other members here have done lately, and take a look at some of my older (yet still unfinished) works. One being my P-51D. So, after amassing some pics, I decided to see if I could do it better with some of the techniques I've learned over the last year.

Opacities of the lighting layers are subject to change, main thing right now is to make sure I'm getting the shape better than I had it, and most importantly, right.



Here it is with my old P-51D

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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

Today's update:

Decided to try the individual panel concept with this one.

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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

You might want to rework the wing undershade. As it is now, it looks like it's higher than it really is.

I'm also curious about the angle you've chosen, which is in between the "in flight" and "resting angle". Does it make drawing more practical for you?

Keep us posted.
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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

The wing has been bothering me some :/...As for the angle, its just the angle the main pic I was working from was. I've since "straightened out" the profile.
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Re: Bare Metal P-51D

Worked on the underside of the wing. I'm liking the results better....probably need to lighten the whole thing up though. Also added a bit of blue tint to the NMF...seems more natural to me.

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