Friday, January 30, 2009

Texturing Port and Starboard walls

Today, I've started to texture the Starboard wall of the middeck. What I'm doing is quite simple, create a generic wall consisting of the pattern you see above. Then take away any parts of the pattern that are not needed. Finally, add additional graphics/parts.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Galley progress

Just a quick one about the Galley, it's almost textured :) I did want to complete it today, but I've run out of time. It will be a few days before I can get back to working on it. Hopefully, during the weekend I'll get an hour or two to finish it.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Big Picture

I've been asked what does it look like so far, with all parts in the same screenshot. Well, always happy to oblige :)This is a view from near the Side Hatch. As you can see the Escape Pole is not textured. In the near future, I'll be making alterations to the 'Hook-ups' on the left, as they take up too many polygons. I'm not sure whether to combine them, or keep them separate. The release mechanism is finished at long last. After the 'Hook-ups' are modelled, I'll be adding the brackets, which I've just got some data this morning, which shows the size and locations of all the brackets, both for the stowed and Launch/landing positions.

Good side view above. I have started texturing the galley, starting of the RHC. The Galley should take another day or so. I'm also experimenting with a low Polygon Switch on the galley model. The base of the switch will be a textured to the main model (galley) and the switch and guards with be very low polygon model. The rest of the panels will be 100% textures for now, but I'll look at upgrading them later.

After the Galley, I'll be looking at texturing the Left and Right Sides of the Mid-deck walls. However, I'll be leaving the actual panels textures to last.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Side Hatch Complete, for now...

Side Hatch completed, well kind of. I've got a temporary solution by colouring in the sides of the side hatch in shaded grey, as i'm not sure what is actually there.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Side Hatch Texturing

Texturing now started on the side hatch. The inside and outside should be easy. The edges, well no good info on how that looks, so a lot of guess work on my part.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Left Middeck Lockers

Slowly but surely there almost and end in sight. I'll probably tweak the texture, but that's for later. Next, I'm going to work on the side hatch.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Left Middeck Lockers, texturing at long last

I've started on the texturing process for the Middeck lockers located to the left side. in theory, it should be finished with the next 24hrs or so.

Guillow's Space Shuttle Columbia - Balsa Wood Model

A Break from the Middeck...

Many year's ago in 1982, a modelling company called Guillow's created a balsa wood model of the Space Shuttle Columbia (Kit No. 1201). I happened to find by complete chance an un-assembled kit on e-bay. The instructions, parts and box are still in extremely good condition and I've been tempted to assemble it. However, this is probably the last un-assembled kit, so I'm going to make a CAD copy of the parts to that I can reproduce the kit for myself.

Above is some of the parts from the kit plan.