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Member Since Oct 10, 2006
37 Images, Last upload Jan 29, 2009

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Have been fairly flat out lately with study. However I have had another look at the SciFi Amphibian transport aircraft design that I am working on in Wings 3D.

As I mentioned in the last image posted, I was not happy with the position of the engines, nor the engine pods in general. The engine pods, in the last image, were misshaped and looked like something out of the 1940s. I wanted a more SciFi look.

I redid the wings and tail and mounted the engines on the top surface of the wing, using as a guide the engine layout on the Martin P6M SeaMaster flying boat from the 1950s. The SeaMaster was the fastest flying boat ever built.

My design is not very aerodynamic but wanted a squat fat craft design with transport written all over it, bit like a squashed C130 as a basis.

Just a quick and nasty render in Vue 6 Pro Studio to test the revised concept.

I now have to texture map the design and create a decent texture map. Then if happy with design and if people are interested, I will put it up in Freebies. Given the fact I am flat out with 3rd year uni assignments, this could be in a months or two time.

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last few images.

Enjoy :)
January 29, 2009
Science Fiction
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Jan 29, 2009 9:19:24 pm
Interesting model. Well done.

by Osper Homepage »

Jan 29, 2009 9:20:19 pm
Magnifico trabalho em Vue, esplendidamente feito, meu amigo, aplausos (5)

by flaviok Homepage »

Jan 29, 2009 9:20:56 pm
Neat design! From an aeronautics point of view, I'd suggest that you have too much horizontal tail in it. With those canted "butterfly" tailplanes, you probably have enough surface area there that you don't need that horizontal stabilizer on top of the whole. Taking it off make the design a bit cleaner.

by Beausabre Homepage »

Jan 29, 2009 11:25:40 pm
Nice work; You could model the engine placement after the Lake Bucaneer Amphib, which is pillar mounted behind the cockpit and remove your horizontal stabilzer, making the tail a true "V" fin configuration.

Just a thought. You can find info and pics on the Lake Amphib here:

by shayhurs Homepage »

Jan 30, 2009 5:40:43 am
I Like it its a funky little bird.

by rj001 Homepage »

Jan 30, 2009 5:57:10 am
Nice modeling work, I like what you've done so far!

by Biffowitz Homepage »

Jan 30, 2009 8:33:21 am
Great modeling work!

by Stardust_Crossing Homepage »

Jan 30, 2009 1:00:42 pm
lovely creation!

by 3x3 Homepage »

Jan 30, 2009 8:59:00 pm
That's pretty cool! I like the new engine shapes. I hadn't noticed the C-130 resemblance until you said it, then my reaction was "Of course!" now it's plain as day. Nice work!

by NefariousDrO Homepage »

Jan 31, 2009 5:19:58 am

by pixelmeister Homepage »

Feb 1, 2009 4:49:21 am
Beautiful image, great work, congratulations!!!

by LudyMelltSekher Homepage »

Feb 1, 2009 9:40:46 am
fine work!

by Cosme..D..Churruca Homepage »

Feb 2, 2009 1:27:08 am
Superb model and design! I like the changes you have made! Best of luck with your Uni assignments. ;) 5+

by stevey3d Homepage »

Feb 12, 2009 1:52:06 am
Take your time, this is coming along nicely, and the texturing is all it needs next. I am very impressed with your quick rise to modeling, and unfortunately a lot of the click and render crowd here arent going to appreciate the work put into this, because people know only what they do.

Regarding the model, I wouldn't be too concerned about the physical/aerodynamic facets of the aircraft as much as the coolness factor- unless you really want to design a new generation aircraft. Its all about style and this has a lot of it! The connected tailfil is cool, as is the bent design of the wings. I guess if you wanted to go nuts and see what it looked like all curvy, that would be ineresting too- not sure how the tools work in Wings- so I cannot offer any idea there, but if you know how to do it, the result would certainly be interesting to see. In some programs it is called "Metaball" or "meta" something depending on the app.

by jdehaven Homepage »

May 21, 2009 9:45:49 am
This is a very beautiful work my friend, excellent done !!! 5* Hugs Karin:)

by kasalin Homepage »

Dec 22, 2009 12:31:58 pm
Superb I like the colours (camouflage)

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »


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