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supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
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not me, the plane
Submitted By supermarinespitfire on 10/05/15
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Here is my first sketchup model! It's supposed to be a supermarine spitfire, but since I am not very good at modelling and I worked from memory, it probably doesn't look much like the plane. I know the cockpit sucks, but it was the only way I knew how to make it. I also think it might not be aligned right, and I know the curved wingtips are not proportionate. And yeah, the paint job sucks, I was trying to make camoflage.
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spitfire
 
 
*UPDATE*
After a complete overhaul where I stared from scratch here is the result:
all the lines made the paint pattern a bit choppyThe cockpit is still not very good and I couldn't figure out a way of getting rid of unnecessary lines without removing the wall. And the lines ruined most of the camo texture.
spitfire

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Re: supermarine spitfire
1 day - 3,254v
Posted 2010/05/15 - 18:27 GMT
Looks great to me! the textures could be a bit better, but if this is your first model, it's not bad!
About the paint job, you should be able to download a camo image off of Google
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Re: supermarine spitfire
2 days - 6,410v
Posted 2010/05/15 - 19:07 GMT
Actually, thats pretty awesome! The sticking point is the texture, but you can customize textures to replace those ones. Nice first model!
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Re: supermarine spitfire
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/05/15 - 19:16 GMT
Pretty cool! Now, why would you work from memory when there's google images with tons of pic of all planes?
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Re: supermarine spitfire
1 day - 3,254v
Posted 2010/05/15 - 19:23 GMT
lol kruncher... a pic might be helpful.
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Re: supermarine spitfire
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2010/05/15 - 19:21 GMT
I'll try that.
Thanks to Macdane, without his tutorial I wouldn't have been able to use the scale tool.
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Re: supermarine spitfire
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/05/15 - 22:29 GMT
Looks pretty good to me!
 
The cockpit does need to be realligned, and the textures must be made better, but other than that it's good.
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Re: supermarine spitfire
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2010/05/15 - 23:55 GMT
is their any tool to make thing symmetrical? and how do you texture?
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Re: supermarine spitfire
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/05/16 - 0:04 GMT
I know what you need to do, but I don't know how to actually DO it. You'll want to ask GTR or Achilles, both of whom actually know what they'r doin'. ;)
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Re: supermarine spitfire
3 days - 10,293v
Posted 2010/05/16 - 0:11 GMT
Well awesome work Spitfire. And symetrical, the best i can tell you is that flip the certain shape to obtain mirror symetry, and rotate for rotatory symetry. And to add textures, open Paint tool, and there is a color button under the colors, click, and select new color. Like so:
Select colorThen New Texture
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Re: supermarine spitfire
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2010/05/16 - 16:36 GMT
If you want perfect symmetry, only build half the plane. Then, Copy it. After you do this, use the scale tool to do an exact flip of the side. It should snap-to once you get close. The go to >Edit< and choose >Paste in place<, so it copies the side to the exact place you copied it from. Really handy for symmetry.
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Re: supermarine spitfire
7 hours - 567v
Posted 2010/05/16 - 21:02 GMT
Wow! That looks really cool, Spitfire!
I wish I could do something like that!
 
Superflyer 
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Re: supermarine spitfire
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2010/05/17 - 3:19 GMT
I just learned this in a few days superflyer, you can too.
I'm almost finished a new model of it. Thanks for the help with the symmetry and textures geek and fai.
spitfire
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
1 day - 4,167v
Posted 2010/05/17 - 12:35 GMT
Hehe nice propeller...
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
1 day - 3,254v
Posted 2010/05/17 - 14:35 GMT
Wow! nice redo! the propellor could be a bit bigger and moved back a bit, though :P
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2010/05/17 - 14:44 GMT
Yeah I started to redo the propeller then I got frustrated because it wasn't working.
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
1 week - 17,200v
Posted 2010/06/20 - 12:21 GMT
Hi Supa!
 
Nice to see you modeling.
 
If you want help with anything, just pm me.
 
I may not be a great modeler, but I know my basics.
 
- MD
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/05/17 - 16:46 GMT
The propeller looks like a toy top.
 
Other than that, it's much better!
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
1 week - 17,200v
Posted 2010/06/20 - 12:26 GMT
For any of you who wants to model stuff, try to google the name of the item you want to model, but remember to put in the words "3 view" too.
 
For Supermarine Spitfire, this was my result:
 
Supermarine Spitfire 3 view gif
 
Now THIS is something to model after.
 
As for the propeller, here is a short tutorial I made:
 
 
I hope you can put it to good use.
sincerely,
 
-MD
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2010/06/20 - 16:04 GMT
thanks Macdane
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
11 minutes - 16v
Posted 2010/06/23 - 3:58 GMT
Overall pretty good. I think you should make the propeller larger, it kind of looks like a deranged propeller hat.
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
5 days - 26,111v
Posted 2011/04/26 - 2:37 GMT
Dude, nice spitfire. Two questions: Do you like planes and does the rudder work?
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Re: supermarine spitfire *UPDATE*
3 days - 12,455v
Posted 2011/04/26 - 2:40 GMT
Looks like the spitfire, but an idea: make the propeller at least a little bigger...  Still, pretty good!  Well, awesome, actually! :)
-Cal


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