PROJECT PHOENIX ENTRY: Michael Bugden

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  02 February 2006
PROJECT PHOENIX ENTRY: Michael Bugden

Thanks Brian for this creative outlet. I hope I can do my script justice.

"Somewhere deep in the hostile Australian outback in a captivating moment of unbridled freedom, the F111 reveals its true nature. Reflected in the cool waters deep at the base of the gorge is seen its raging heart, born of fire."

Buggsy
 
  02 February 2006
Welcome aboard!

Looking forward to seeing what you have instore for all of us.

Good luck.
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  02 February 2006
Concept sketch

Have finalized my concept. Let me know what you think.
Buggsy
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File Type: jpg Concept CGS EI comp.jpg (49.4 KB, 57 views)
 
  02 February 2006
Howdy Buggsy,

When you were thinking of the F111, did you consider the change in wing configuration to be the rebirth and transformation?

~Mike
 
  02 February 2006
F111c

Thank you for your time to comment!

Yes I had. My information tells me that the F111's originally design development was for it to be used as a multi-service tactical strike fighter but after seven years of expensive development was only utilised by the air force.

Focusing on the wing box problems, that your probably refering to, or the longer wing of the B version (my model is of the C version) for me are probably technical issues that the veiwer of the image wouldn't be able to connect with. I more so want it to be an insightful image of the F111's true heart. Born of fire.

I'v been directly under the F111 (have video footage of it) at an air show here in Australia while it was doing a dump and burn! The thrill of that tearing, roaring, thunderous sound and wing swept posture like an attacking predator (phoenix overtones) with its ears back and aggressive expresion is more what I want to capture (lets hope).

I would be interested to here what your information is on the wing configuration. My son and I are currently putting together a scale model (my reference for the computer model) done in Silo.......love the intuitive feel of it.

Buggsy
 
  02 February 2006
Hi Buggsy,

My knowledge on the F111 is pretty general. When you posted your treatment the first thing I thought about was the aircrafts ability to change its wing configuration for speed. I believe when the wings are pulled in the aircraft is geared for its fastest speed.

Great story idea, I hope you can get that Born of fire look....

gotta go... 3 week old is ready for a change...


~mike
 
  02 February 2006
F111c model

This is how my F111c model is going. The wings have a few pinches in them but will iron them out before I finish it.

Sorry about the size of the image. I can't seem to upload to much to CGSociety and I don't know how to upload them to my web site. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Armament and other less major parts to come. Engine air intakes yet to be modeled. We are part way through modeling the 1:48 scale model that my son and I are putting together and I want the understanding of all its little traits to sink into my mind so I can focus on its presence in the scene.

Not sure how to treat the cockpit yet. To see the pilot in the cockpit brings the size of these machines into context. I have up close photos from an air show of a helmet which I should use along with modeling the pilot from waist up.

Was looking to have bombs onboard that are tied in with the EI logo. Creating a scence of the true weapon that EI is. Also considering decals of the same nature.

I am yet to build the exhaust cowlings that are suppose to be open when the dump and burn kicks in. Just figured out from our model that they fit over the exhaust cowling like a sleeve.

Love working with Silo. This is my first model with it so I'm sure I'll get better at it.

Buggsy
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File Type: pdf Front view.pdf (44.7 KB, 54 views)
File Type: pdf Rear view.pdf (40.4 KB, 23 views)
 
  02 February 2006
Great! Nice model.
This is your first model in Silo... Well, this is not what my first model looked like...
It was more like a sick potato...
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  02 February 2006
Great start. Agree with you on Silo. It has the shortest learning curve of any modeler I've tried.

Tim
 
  03 March 2006
F111C Test render

This is my F111C so far. Still needs lots of work and detail. Where do you stop!

http://www.gooddesign.com.au/F111C_test_1.jpg

Let me know what you think.

Buggsy
 
  03 March 2006
looks great! i love the detailing you put on the skin.
only critic: the canopy frame looks a little thick. i don't have any reference right now, but i imagine it nearly leveled with the glass.
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  03 March 2006
Really like it. Nice rivet detail.

Tim
 
  03 March 2006
Model Detail

Yes, I realized after I built the canopy frame that I wasn't being honest enough with what the frame really looks like. I will go back and fix that umongst other things. I have some really great reference photos so I have no excuse to do a good job of it. I experimented with the cammoflage shader last night because I wasn't happy with its result either. I now have a better looking cammoflage.

Thanks for the comments.

Buggsy
 
  03 March 2006
Detail

Hi Buggsy,

Your F111 is looking good. I think that you could add a little more detail such as antenna, the needle tip on the nose, and maybe a little more on the engine exhaust, to separete it from the aircraft. Last thing would be wing lights and the Pylons. [My only good reference on the F111 is from a book titled "Sky Warriors" ISBN 0-233-99120-4, pg 90,91.]

I don't think you need to show the rivets unless your doing a close up.

How do you intend on showing the speed of the aircraft? Motion Blurred backgound?

~Mike
 
  03 March 2006
Updated image

Thanks for the comments.

I have almost finished the F111C physical model so I am picking up on all other the elements you are commenting about.

Have also improved the cockpit frame.

I am having problems with the EI cammo shader. Seems to be acting unpredictable. Not sure if I need to spend some time finding out how it works.

Remodeled the frame last night. Here it is:-
http://www.gooddesign.com.au/F111C_test_2.jpg

Buggsy
 
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