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Old 09 September 2012   #1
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

Hello

I decided to model Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk few days ago because its one of the coolest looking aircraft to me.

Short about the aircraft who dont know(wikipedia) : "The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk was a single-seat, twin-engine stealth ground-attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). Its first flight was in 1981, and it achieved initial operating capability status in October 1983.The F-117 was "acknowledged" and revealed to the world in November 1988.The Air Force retired the F-117 on 22 April 2008, primarily because of the fielding of the F-22 Raptor and the impending introduction of the F-35 Lightning II."

Here is my start on modeling:







Hope you will like it.

Last edited by ConceptStingray : 09 September 2012 at 07:44 PM.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #2
It is coming along nicely what program are you using??
 
Old 09 September 2012   #3
Looks good so far. Looking forward to seeing it textured.
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Old 09 September 2012   #4
Thanks guys. Im modeling with 3d max. Its a poly model.
Update soon
 
Old 09 September 2012   #5
update



 
Old 09 September 2012   #6
Very nice start, coming along well. It's surprising how much detail the bird actually has as it looks kinda low-poly in real life
Do you have some stills/shots in mind already?

Cheers
Andre
 
Old 09 September 2012   #7
Nice details there! Are you planning on doing the cockpit + weapons bays?
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Old 09 September 2012   #8
@ACantarel: Yea I have some stills in mind. I'll try to render somethig like this http://imageshack.us/photo/my-image...37tfwf117s.jpg/

and some shots of it flying. Also animation maybe.

@JamesNZ: thanks. Cockpit for sure and weapon bays I plan to do also but..it seems like there is not enough reference :( But I'll manage something.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #9
Looking very good!! Curious to see more
 
Old 09 September 2012   #10
Here is an update on a cockpit. It is still far away from being finished. But I'll work on some other areas now and then get back to cockpit later so that I wouldnt get bored working on one area.



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Old 09 September 2012   #11
small update
 
Old 09 September 2012   #12
I like the cockpit very much!great detail! which kind of render engine are you going to use?
 
Old 09 September 2012   #13
Thanks I will render with mental ray
 
Old 09 September 2012   #14
This is brilliant so far... hopefully see more updates soon.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #15
Sweet I love the cockpit details! The reference pic is great, nice angle and composition. You could do one where you see all in line in that reference pic and one after another they open their canopy, like of all came back from a mission.

Cheers
Andre
 
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