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Old 02-07-2018, 01:35 PM
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Yeah the ribs look great did you do them by pulling down polys between the ribs?
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:48 PM
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yes great progress Andy
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:02 PM
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Rib`s look great Andy, Nice job !!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:15 PM
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Yeah the ribs look great did you do them by pulling down polys between the ribs?
Yes. I place edges where the ribs should be and chamfer them slightly to create the flat surface under the covering. Then I modify the faces between the ribs (I'll post pics next time I work on it) and pull the center down about 3-5 clicks on the lower modify tabs. I don't like to just pull them down in the viewport because it's very easy to over do the swag. I then set smoothing groups to make them stand out better.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:02 PM
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http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/atta...2&d=1330431790

Here's how I modify the wings for the ribs. I'll grab the single edges runningfront to back and drop them down just a few clicks.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:13 PM
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Yes. I place edges where the ribs should be and chamfer them slightly to create the flat surface under the covering. Then I modify the faces between the ribs (I'll post pics next time I work on it) and pull the center down about 3-5 clicks on the lower modify tabs. I don't like to just pull them down in the viewport because it's very easy to over do the swag. I then set smoothing groups to make them stand out better.
Thanks. I remember talking about them a long time ago and always thought some day I'd do it too, a very nice look.. great job!
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:18 PM
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It is a fantastic look and surprised more have not used the effect ... It does look great ... I wonder if the same effect could be done on longerons on the fuselage ...
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:20 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I just think it adds a bit of realism to the models.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:22 PM
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It is a fantastic look and surprised more have not used the effect ... It does look great ... I wonder if the same effect could be done on longerons on the fuselage ...
I can't think of any situation it wouldn't work. Might have to get creative on moving the areas in but should work.
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:15 AM
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all I can say ... is ... that would be worth an extra beer or two ...

Definitely worth it if you pull off the two seater version ...

To go from an extremely rare plane ... to an almost never seen version of the plane ... You sir, would be scribed into to the history books ...
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:50 PM
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Thought I would try the upload again ... weird ... I couldn't do this last night ...

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to overlay the "Pro" on a Decathlon ... it is rather amazing how close they are/were ... I still like the looks of the open cockpit better than the closed in version ...

But they should, as the decathlon was developed from the "PRO" design ... Its a shame that Champion was undergoing financial tough times ... otherwise I am sure there would have been a lot more "PRO's" around. It is just an overall more sexier plane that offered the "wind in your face" feel.

An Era that has almost all but vanished.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:05 PM
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all I can say ... is ... that would be worth an extra beer or two ...

Definitely worth it if you pull off the two seater version ...

To go from an extremely rare plane ... to an almost never seen version of the plane ... You sir, would be scribed into to the history books ...
Do me a favor. With you overlay skills, do that with the single and double seat versions. I've got an idea you might like to have both versions in one model.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:13 PM
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Do me a favor. With you overlay skills, do that with the single and double seat versions. I've got an idea you might like to have both versions in one model.
The plans for both are included on the firs post ...


But ... I can do that.

The only issue is that the PDF's were slightly distorted ...

The 64 inch plans of the fuse is great for the 2-seat version, the 56 inch plans shows where the "Hatch" cover is for the front seat ...

I have to go open the range, but I will do that tonight ... if you feel it needed.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:19 PM
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I'll check it out if I get a chance tonight. There's a way to switch from one to the other IF I can make it look right. As long as there's no major fuselage mods required to do the two seater I'll go ahead and do that one, but if I can do both I will.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:27 PM
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I am happy either way ... I love options ... the more options the better ... but, your the skipper, you're driving the ship ....
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