Designing the Su-7, Su-9, Su-17, Su-22 and MiG-21

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by Paragon, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Here's the progress so far:


    Also, nothing, feel free to upload that Korean MiG anytime.
  2. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i sent it to Chris.

    for some reason i cant explain everything i do is ends up with large files. i even lowered the dpi on my pdf printer and it doubled the size. still have yet to figure that one out.

    the hi rez should make for a very nice f100 indeed.
  3. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

    Hi Nothing, I see BV P194 in your avatar picture...Look real cool. Do you have a picture of your progress?
  4. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    If you work with a layered photo editor, try merging all the layers when you finish. The files I create in Photoshop are always enormous until I flatten the image to only one layer.
  5. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i can get some. pep is having a hard time chewing on it. ill get some together and start a differnt post.

    paragon chris said the mig 15 should be up shortly.
  6. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    yea i always flatten em to. do you save as best quality settings? maybe i need to save at a lower quality setting?
  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

  8. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Nope, I keep them the same size. Its been so long since I uploaded to Zealot though that I'm not sure they'd be small enough to upload myself.
  9. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Alright, I'm making a quick post here because I need a little advice. I've made the bare metal texture for the F-100, and I've started making one color of it (I'll make the bare metal model available for those who'd like to make their own paint schemes). But I need to know what color you all think the panel lines should be, black, dark grey, or a lighter grey:

  10. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i think the dark grey one is best. the black is too bold and the light grey might be too light.
  11. edi

    edi Member

    I agree with @nothing, should be the best choice, the black one also would work,the light grey gives a flat impression
  12. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Thanks, dark grey it is then. I'll have images of the first colored version soon, then I'll get on to coloring the other versions.
  13. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

  14. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    that came out real nice!
  15. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Thanks, the fuselage shape is actually a little wrong in those pictures, its supposed to be an oval, not a circle, with the sides a little flat. Its just an issue of constructing it right.

    Anyway, release will be once I've finished the other schemes I'm planning.
  16. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    You did a fine job on the intake Paragon! Nice model!
  17. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    The F-100 is uploaded to the Cold War section now. I've also made an accessory pack, that includes landing gear, two types of fuel tanks, and the AGM-12B "Bullpup" missile.
  18. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Thanks, Paragon! The Thunderbird version's timing is just right, the current version has been in town here since Thursday. I didn't get to go to the show, since I had to work the weekend, but had a nice view anyway as I work just over a mile from the airport. Anyone want to do a recolor of the Thud in the T-Bird colors? I have the Geli version, but a simpler, quicker building one would be nice (the Phantom and T-38 would be nice, too, hint, hint).

    Anyway, as promised several days ago, a pic of my Voodoo build. It's got some build errors, but I'll do better on the USAF version. Also shown is my Demon build, just finished an hour and a half ago. I see by comparing it to the original model that we differed a bit in the canopy area. Mine is also suffering from my printer starting to run out of blue and yellow, hence the somewhat funky colors.

    These planes are starting to become addictive! Thanks again Paragon!

    Scott K.

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  19. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Those are terriffic builds, thanks for the pictures! I wish I could tell you I'd upload them to the gallery on my website, but I have too many files on it already.

    And how ironic is it that my model turned out to be the one from the cover art of the Squadron Signal article! I actually have that Squadron Signal article, but I never thought to look at the entire time I designed the model (would probably have been very useful too). When I chose the color scheme for the model I was working off another model's color schemes.

    Also, the reason the cockpit looks different is because the top of the intake part wasn't cut along the sides of the cockpit. The original file didn't have lines to indicate to cut there, but after a few hours I updated it to show the cuts I made that I thought helped it look better. Yours looks fine without them though.

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  20. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Heres an interesting image I made in photoshop. I placed a lamp and a blue blanket on the floor for this picture, and then put in the sky from another:


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