View Full Version : Which Car to do for my tutorial?

06 June 2003, 07:46 PM

what car should i model for my tut?, i'm now going to start planning and writing it this weekend but am not sure what people would like.
it has to be a road car, simple enough for a beginner, but complex enough to learn from.

What do you suggest?



06 June 2003, 07:59 PM
Lotus Elise GT1 :)


06 June 2003, 08:09 PM
Hmm.... road car?

i meant some everyday car...

i could do a seat arosa, my brother owns one so i could get plenty of pics...

06 June 2003, 08:12 PM
Mitsubishi Colt :) I could make you some photos of mine


06 June 2003, 08:13 PM
If you want to do an everyday vehicle you should do that new 2004 Mustang.

Everybody does a sports car. I think you should do an offroad vehicle, SUV, or maybe even a military vehicle.

06 June 2003, 08:14 PM
mazda mx3 :)

i hope this will become my very first own car

06 June 2003, 08:51 PM
A Triumph Herald 1200 the first car I ever owned.

It was similar to the attached picture.

06 June 2003, 09:08 PM
I don't have a suggestion for the car at the moment, but I'd say something that has all the bits a beginner should learn how to do. Smooth curves, cut outs, sharp edges, etc.

I'd stay away from sports cars. An everyday driver would be best in my opinion. But something that people will enjoy working on. Maybe a nice Infinity, Honda, or Toyota.


06 June 2003, 10:11 PM
yeah mazda mx3 is cool...all mazdas are cool

06 June 2003, 10:15 PM
Howsa' bout doing one that never gets done, or at least very seldom, like:
-A Gremilin (can't remember who made them)
-A Ford Pinto
-The Pacer from ???

I vote for the Ford Pinto wagen, LOL!!!

06 June 2003, 10:36 PM
A Lada! :p Just kidding! If I were to write all the jokes that exsist for that car I'd still be typing tomarrow.

I'd vote for a BMW but since so many people model them my second choice would be a Mazda.

06 June 2003, 10:41 PM
Since there are not many old cg cars around I would vote for a 1968 Chevy Camaro Z28.:buttrock: I can give you some blueprints I have somwhere on my harddrive.


06 June 2003, 10:43 PM
A ford pinto wagon!!!???? never heard of that...

all good ideas, :thumbsup: a day or two i might put up a poll or something with the most popular choices.

i like the mx3, i feel that the bumper doesn't have enough 'features' though...
remember that i'll have to find the blueprintsd for whatever car i do, i've never seen the prints for a gremlin, or a pinto (unless you mean ford punto?)

that mustang looks nice!!:drool: i was thingking of doing one of them anyway...

great ideas, keep them coming!:beer:


<edit> could i see those prints of the chevy? cheers.

06 June 2003, 10:57 PM
They are actually photos. Im not sure if they have enough detail.

68 Camaro (

Its 1500x902px 136kb


06 June 2003, 11:33 PM
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8
Evo 8 blueprints (

06 June 2003, 11:38 PM
do a skyline
or a supra
ora lancer evo

06 June 2003, 12:02 AM
For information on the Ford Pinto, just type in 'BOOM!" in a search engine. ;)


06 June 2003, 01:16 AM

06 June 2003, 01:21 AM
how about a 1971 Volkswagon Karman Ghia.


06 June 2003, 01:58 AM
Since alot of people do sports cars and etc, why not do a classic car instead?

06 June 2003, 08:07 AM
guestdude YUGO !


06 June 2003, 08:19 AM
How about a Aston Martin V12 Vanquish?:D
Btw: I am searching for a Blueprint of that type of car. Anyone know where i could get one for free?:p

06 June 2003, 08:46 AM
unknown limit: Have you already finished the preliminary tutorials?

06 June 2003, 10:13 AM
Everyday car status symbol: SMART:thumbsup:

Luxurious car staus symbol : Porshe Carrera

Classic : Bugatti (that of Lupin III ):drool:

seriously : model what u like the more. i'll be pleased to follow your tut indeed!

06 June 2003, 11:08 AM
thats just it though, i can't decide...

i've never done a classic, i did think of a smart car a while ago.

Those chevy prints are a bit too dark to define the detail. thanks anyway!!

the mitsubishi would probably be too comlicated for a beginner, but thanks for the prints!!!:thumbsup:

i finished them last night, there's only 4 at the moment (they cover the main tools used in the main) but if needs be i will write more. Check your Pms!!:thumbsup:

keep them coming... :beer:


06 June 2003, 11:22 AM
I like the Aston Martin V12 too :thumbsup: .
Or maybe the older 007 Aston DB4 :buttrock:


06 June 2003, 11:31 AM
some arguments for the MX 3:

- it's not a real sports car
- you don't see it every day (3D too)
- it's cheap

well, the last point is just the argument for buying it (*hopehopehope*) ;)

06 June 2003, 11:52 AM
What's in your garage? Just use that. Stop procrastinating and get on with it.

06 June 2003, 01:03 PM
Hmm, Does it have to be a car? You hardly see a pickup truck done,like the toyota's or something along that line of truck.just my 2 cents,anyways I can't wait until this tut gets done:thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 01:18 PM
unknown limit

Sorry, I had to activate my PM detection system first. ;)

The sub-tutorials are great. I wished I had something basic like this on my first days exploring the LW modeler. Since I knew the stuff I don't feel like a beginner any more. ;)

Are you sure you want to keep this level of detail in your main tutorial?


06 June 2003, 02:43 PM
A Koenigsegg!

There's massive ref pictures in the press and media section:

06 June 2003, 04:23 PM
Wow!!! thats one nice car!!

it will be detailed, but not to the same extent as the subs.:)

hmm, i dont own a car, i'm 15. Another few years yet.
my parent have a vw golf though....

i would prefer it to be a car.

i have found some mx3 blueprints, they aren't very good quality but would do if only the exterior were to be modelled.

well i'm still not sure which to do...


06 June 2003, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by guestdude

Damn I miss Yugo! Hehe, great car;)

06 June 2003, 08:02 PM
How about a bmw m3? i know there's alot of them around but it's still a nice car! (and there are some nice high definition blueprints for it)

the mazda mx3 blueprints i found are really not worth the hassle, they are VERY low quality. if someone can find a decent blueprint of it showing all four views then i would be happy to model it.

any objection to the m3? might it be a bit too tricky for the tutorial?



06 June 2003, 09:10 PM
I said use what is in the garage, I didn't say you had to own it. The VW Golf is fine, but the BMW M3 will do as well. Wasn't that the same car they did in the Lightwave Applied book?

06 June 2003, 09:49 PM
Lightwave book? oh well, i wont do that one then.
i just tried doing the bonet, it and it would be quite tricky...

I said use what is in the garage, I didn't say you had to own it.
so you did, but the only prints i can find for a vw golf are without the top view, that makes them pretty useless.

i'll try and find some seat arosa blueprints, it would be a smart little motor to model. i'm still open to different cars though.



06 June 2003, 10:19 PM
No stick with the BMW I was wrong about it being used in that book. Totally different car.

06 June 2003, 10:26 PM
Ok!!'re saying that just because you're tired of me "wasting" time and not getting on with writing it. ;)

the m3 has a very nice shape, i'm sure it would be good fun to model. i just figured out how to easily get around the tricky bit aswell!!



06 June 2003, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by unknown limit
Ok!!'re saying that just because you're tired of me "wasting" time and not getting on with writing it. ;)

Yes you're so right. Go to it. BMW here we come.

06 June 2003, 07:36 AM
OK for the BMW!:thumbsup: its a great car at all.

can't wait 4 the tutorial!!

06 June 2003, 03:22 PM
hehe, another one who wanna write a car tut ;)
I plan to write a tut since a couple of weeks, but haven't found time for that.
But I will :) :rolleyes:


06 June 2003, 10:23 PM
I have captured the images from the car used by James Bond...

i really loved that car!!

06 June 2003, 11:05 AM
James Bond...which car / movie?

Aston Martin Vanquish or BMW z3 or AstonMarti DB5 or Lotus Esprit or....I can continue that if U wannt ;)


07 July 2003, 09:20 PM

you'll be pleased to hear that i took a couple of days off school to get it started.

i've done 8 pages so far guiding you through everything with tons of screen shots (about 60 at the moment :insane: ). it should be VERY easy to follow for a beginner.

those 8 pages have taken you up to nearing completion of the front of the car.

all those who volunteered to beta test it, i will send out the link to a few pages of it soon.

Do you mean you've got the blueprints for the james bond car?



07 July 2003, 09:56 PM
I meant:

i rented the DVD, Die another Day, and capture a lot of views of
his car...

if you interested...


07 July 2003, 10:19 PM
Be different... do something like these (

07 July 2003, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by unknown limit

you'll be pleased to hear that i took a couple of days off school to get it started.

i've done 8 pages so far guiding you through everything with tons of screen shots (about 60 at the moment :insane: ). it should be VERY easy to follow for a beginner.

those 8 pages have taken you up to nearing completion of the front of the car.



Great, Will ! i think your tutorial will be a large
and complete one!! keep on going insane with screenshots
and at the end perhaps a PDF zipped downloadable version
would be necessary!!!!:thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 11:51 AM

it will definitely be large!!!



07 July 2003, 08:45 AM
Here's an idea... never seen that before...
how 'bout you model a Lamborghini Murcielago?
i'll even supply the blueprints. i would love to see a tutorial of that car. oh please please please decide on it. :beer:

07 July 2003, 08:51 AM
Take one that hasn't been done a lot before and is not a flashy sports car... ;) Vintage cars... Or regular cars...

When I get around to modeling a car I will most likely take an old DAF or an old SAAB, if blueprints are to be found... However, most cars have fanclubs etc.

09 September 2003, 03:07 AM
lancer evo 8!

09 September 2003, 07:24 AM
hehe, saw one of them the othwe day, they are soooo nice!!!

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