I Am Starting a New Model

The first model described in this blog is the SBD Dauntless dive bomber:A-24 Banshee (Dauntless)I started it in May 2015.  Conceptually, I split this process into four stages:

  1. Preparations of the reference materials (preparing the reference drawings, collecting and organizing the photo archives): from May 2015 to August 2015;
  2. Modeling (forming the basic shape of the airplane);
  3. Applying materials and textures  (“painting” of the computer model: mapping the texture coordinates, preparing the texture images, setting up the scene lighting etc.);
  4. Detailing (creating and “painting” all of the remaining details: landing gear, cockpit interior, R-1820 engine, and many other things) [this is the the current stage];

I am going to create a precise model, thus the whole process will take me more than 24 months.