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Improved EF2000 Tyhoon & F-16XLs... (pic Intensive)

 
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Well I figured I would post up some screenshots of the work I have been doing over the last couple of weekends...

Here they are...

I started rebuilding the EF2000 Typhoon because the shape had just to many bad issues... No detailed afterburner cans, areas in the shapes where you could see thru (particularily on the wings), all mirrored wing and fuselage panels, mirrored leading edges and flap skins, and a generally undetailed shape and a boring one at that...

So after reshaping the aircraft to fix all the holes in the design and getting rid of the cracks between the wings and fuselage I then reshaped the aft fuselage to allow me to build detailed burner cans... This led to a higher quality lower fuselage and wings and much more detailed missiles (AMRAAMs) on the fuselage...

I then fixed various (about 50 ) other small problems with polygon layouts, twisted polygons, etc...

From there I set about improving the entire skin on the shape, adding squadron details as well as other nice things like improved intakes to go with the 2 detailed afterburner cans. Added new under wing skins and details, added seperate underwing skins to the nose canards as well... Improved the landing gear and fixed the wheel offset errors...

Still more work remains to be completed...

And this is what I have so far...








Even though I am not yet fully finished, I decided to swith over to my F-16XL and do some detailing work on her as well and I reshapes the aft fuselage and added a detailed burner can, widened the afterburner plume to match, and ironed out some issues I missed the first time I worked on this bird a few years back and eliminated all skin mirroring on the polygons as well as enhanced the skin being placed there.

Here is what I have so far, but please bear in mind its a work in progress...






Not to bad... I tthink I did a decent job on the afterburner can. Not having on it was rally bugging me. Ir required the redesign of the entire fuselage shape to get it!


So from there I flew a dogfight with both aircraft against each other, guns only. Neither aircraft could get a lasting advantage due to Kap's Excellent Flight Models!






I hope you enjoyed the update! You would not believe what a true pain it was to do the EF2000 edits as I had to the the older version of Sick Puppies; shape color editor because it crashes the new one...

It was an exhausting exercise of the mind, because I could not color individiual polygons on the Typhoon and as such I had to hunt every polygon I wanted to edit by hand... I pretty much hated it!

The F-16XL on the other hand was very simple in comparison because I could use the updated shape color editor and mark all the polygons I wanted to edit so I didnt have to waste hours hunting them down...

I will add a video link when I am completely finsihed with both birds... Cool
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PostMon Mar 7 6:50:13 2011
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Thanks for the shots CAG - the jets are looking great
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PostMon Mar 7 17:06:43 2011
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Snake wrote:
Thanks for the shots CAG - the jets are looking great


Thanks Snake I appreciate it!

BTW I had to do a massive edit on the original post as it was absolutely smack full of typos due to posting it so late (or early) that my brain was fried!
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PostMon Mar 7 23:39:37 2011
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CAG

Are you going to give the Tyhoon and F16 a snow camo for FAF?
The Tyhoon and F16 are good looking. Cool

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The ItAF Typhoon will have a winter cammo, but not the UK's...

The USAF doesnt change its cammo to suit weather conditions so no for the F-16XL, F-16, F-15, or F-22, A-10, etc...

However I MIGHT be convinced to make a winter cammo for the A-10 since its always down in the weeds (os down in the snow drifts! lol)...
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They both look very good cag. Can you add missiles to the F-16XL like you did the Typhoon? They look great!
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Cag will you be adding a burner to my ride, the Viper? Cool
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I bet that he will since he used the F-16 shape to build the F-16XL. It would be logical to expect cag to be able to make the same changes to the viper that he did to the XL.
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Yes the new F-16 will also have the afterburner added...

Now that I have complted the alteration to the F-16XL it will not be a problem repeating it on all the F-16s and the Japanese F-2 as well...
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Nice burner can job, CAG!
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