Sunday, May 25, 2008

Night and Day...

It's kind of amazing what a virtual sledgehammer can do for the realism of an aircraft. ;)

Second paint is now done, a Czech Air Force low vis scheme, and when I said it would be weathered and well used looking I wasn't kidding hehe. Unfortunately screenshots don't really do this one justice. When you roll or pitch the plane you can actually see the irregular shading on the individual rises and valleys between the fuselage ribs and wing spars, skin wrinkling as well. :)

Enjoy!





11 comments:

Mugar17 said...

Well that was fast!
When you release this, how much will it cost?

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Actually it was kind of slow, I had to do a lot of extra weathering work which will apply to future paints. The basic paint itself took just 3 hours hehe.

I don't know how much I'll charge for it yet, far too early for that, but probably in the $30-40 range.

Nick said...

Hey mate
its nick here, posted here regarding beta testing, have you got an email address i can contact you on to discuss things further

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Nick from... Aus? (Scanning the Nicks I know in my head haha.)

Yeah, you can reach me at ramasurinen at gmail dot com.

d0ugi3 said...

How many paints are you planning to do?

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Not sure yet, but probably at least five.

Smokey said...

My my my you don't it again. Pulled a cat out of the hat(or is it a hare/rabbit?) Anywho great pictures, that will make any FSX cattle airliner pilot creme his pants when his sees that beauty of a beast go blasting by aha.

NOw only if i could get around to gette a nice brand new cutom computer and we'll be in business aha.

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Haha Smokey, you won't *need* a brand new computer to get the best from this plane. That's been goal #1 and will remain so: performance first, and above all else. :) That's why I was so anal about the model. Every polygon in it needs to be there. There will be no cpu sucking waste on this machine, and if there is I'll provide a way to turn it off if needed, hehe.

sekos said...

Very nice, but ´we dont use this gray colors for L39.Czech army only have L159 in this colors. L39 are brown and green.Hope you will make also colors of Biele Albatrosy.Sekos

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Hi Sekos. Yes I'm aware the Czech Air Force doesn't currently have L-39s in that colour scheme, but they did at one time, before the development of the Alca. It's more of a historical paint. I may yet do the 159 Alca as well but I haven't decided yet. I'll have to see how things go with the cockpit as it would need an entirely different VC.

The next paints I do will be the dark green and brown camo schemes for the Czech and Slovak air forces I think. I'm not familiar with the Biele Albatrosy but I will look them up. Cheers. :)

sekos said...

right, take a look on this page alca is for download there so you might like it, but its only in czech
http://speed99.webhosting.klfree.net/class/witex/