- Preparations of the reference materials (preparing the reference drawings, collecting and organizing the photo archives): from May 2015 to August 2015;
- Modeling (forming the basic shape of the airplane);
- Applying materials and textures (“painting” of the computer model: mapping the texture coordinates, preparing the texture images, setting up the scene lighting etc.) [this is the the current stage];
- Detailing (creating and “painting” all of the remaining details: landing gear, cockpit interior, R-1820 engine, and many other things);
I am going to create a precise model, thus the whole process will take me more than 18 months.