I actually started a doodle the other day of Skywarp as a Messerschmitt Bf 109. I have really wanted to do retro transformers lately so yeah... and Optimus as a M26 Dragon Wagon would be very cool indeed
Seriously? That's music to my ears! Naturally, I hope you take that retro hankering all the way.
I'm a little stumped about how to do an Optimus M26. I mean the chest piece is awesome, but there's no mass left after that. Probably not a huge conundrum for a well versed transformer artist. I guess the trailer could aways be included in the body, and not be separate entity. Sorry, just thinking aloud...
He sits w/ the 88mm cannon on his right side. He's behind that little periscope on the port side of the front glacis plate. Not exactly comfy. Breech eats up most interior space. Then there's ammo storage for those huge shells...
Yeah but look how pretty all the technical details are: vision ports, exhaust fans, hatches... I'd never have the patience to draw it all by hand! All looks perfectly accurate. It's a bang-on Jagdpanther body. And the legs are nicely balanced w/ everything else.
This is not the only beauty sitting in my hard drive. There are lots of treasures I need to capitalize on.
Out of curiosity... did you ever model a traditional tracked Jagdpanther?
New computer loves sketchup ver.8, BTW. No slowdown at all. Not like old computer. I could do this in one night/sitting. Makes life much easier.
When I think of it I've been pretty lazy the last year...meh. Never did a tracked Jagdpanther, but I have model of normal panther with tracks, so adding these to the jagdpanther shouldn't be aproblem (if they had the same tracks and not a different wheel configuration). Nice to hear you sketchup 8 runs on your new machine! helps a lot to play with them models. Got a new laptop as well, still stuff to be done till its fully useable, but i am eager to see how fast sketchup and vray/kerkythea work on it... BTW. how was christmas? Stuffed'n happy?
Pretty sure panther tracks/wheels are fully compatible w/ jagdpanther body. It was built on the panther chassis after all. But given the choice between showing multiped and tracked versions, would go multiped. Just curious whether it [tracked jagdpanther model] was another finished machine for the OPDS archive.
New laptop sounds great! Looking forward to seeing how it assists your creative work. New computers these days are really impressive. -Just got back from visiting old college friends for New Years Eve celebrations. Sort of a tradition. Everyone else is having kids now. We had one couple missing because they'll be having a baby very soon and couldn't make the long trip... but through the magic of Skype we all hung out 'virtually' so it was like being all together after all. Saw 3D images of baby in-utero. It was a freakin' feel-good technology bonanza! Clinking champagne glasses against computer cameras. Super dorky, but great fun.
Very stuffed. Very tired from long drives. Very happy. Got lots of exercise ahead to make up for overeating/overdrinking. How was your Holiday?