Monday, April 30, 2012

Henschel HS-132 - Part 5

Let the simplification begin!

First, I tell Metaseq to produce the wireframes by "freezing" the patches that I used to create the airplane components.
Here's the resulting wireframe after the freezing operation:
Quite pretty!  But very impractical for card modeling.
After this, we'll need to use the KNIFE tool to get rid of excess segments.

The best place to start is the fuselage:

In the picture above, I marked in RED the segments I'd like to keep.  Of special note are the segments that are emphasized with the red arrows.  These are important.  The first one marks the start of the front wheel well.  The second one marks the start of the engine.  Third one, the start of the wing root, and the last one the end of the wing root.  Keeping these segments will make the boolean operations easier later on.

And the result:

Oh, and to further simplify the fuselage, I cut it in half along Z-Axis.  Then I enabled the X-Axis mirroring. 

I guess that would be all for now...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Henschel HS-132 - Part 4

Minor update.

A bomb and the landing gears:

I guess I'm all set to freeze the patches and produce the actual wireframes.
After that, it's going to be a BOOLEAN-fest as I carve out the wheel wells for the landing gear as well as the joining poings for the wings, engine, etc.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Henschel HS-132 - Part 3

Since the HS-132 would have used the BMW-003 engine, I have more resources/materials to base my diagrams on.

Here's the progress on the engine:

Now I need to work on the SC500 bomb and its bomb rack.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Henschel HS-132 - Part 2

Alright, let's get things started.

So, the first tast would be to setup the workspace.  I grabbed the HS-132 3-view diagram from my favorite go-to spot ---  From the 3-view diagram, I setup my Metaseq environment like so:

Lucky for me, the HS-132's parts were mostly comprised of simple shapes which were moderately easy to capture in Metaseq:

And I guess I have to stop at this point: