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LH 748 Brandenburg almost ready

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Releasing this one tomorrow.

Added a lot of details, gave her some wear in the tail and APU area.

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Here she is on a dawn test flight...tail again, with the logo light on.

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Here is the nose....landing light splashes of course

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Airborne....just love this angle and lighting

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A view from the wing...

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And the other side....

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I added grime around the cargo doors where ground crew would be handling the access panel and such....

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And the ring the jetways leave on the L1 and L2 doors.  I also used a paint method to enhance the 3d look of the blanked windows...I think it looks better than just the bump map kick in.

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Finally, when looking close up on this bird, I noticed that the top of the "h" is painted over the wear plate, but under the door frame...I painted this detail.

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Should be uploading her tomorrow (Saturday).

 

 

 

 

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Unglaublich!

Great work, Steve.  I like the subtle touches, the 'grime' around the cargo door ctrl panel - we can't all wear white gloves like they do in Japan..  🙂

Look forward to flying "Me".

-Scott D-ABYA.

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Thanks guys....packing her up for release.  Not sure if I'll do the new Lufthansa colors...they changed my favorite livery of all time after all. 🙄

50 minutes ago, psbrandenburg said:

Look forward to flying "Me".

Lol Scott.  If I had a good photo of your mug you know you'd be in the pilot's seat. :wink:

Will send you an advanced copy to check out while I get her ready for release.  Check your PM soon.

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Steve Dra

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22 minutes ago, Steve Dra said:

Thanks guys....packing her up for release.  Not sure if I'll do the new Lufthansa colors...they changed my favorite livery of all time after all. 🙄

Lol Scott.  If I had a good photo of your mug you know you'd be in the pilot's seat. :wink:

Will send you an advanced copy to check out while I get her ready for release.  Check your PM soon.

There is no such thing as a good photo of my mug.  Just throw Manfred von Richtofen in there and we'll be good..  😉

-Scott D-ABYA.

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Hey Steve: Thanks for creating this specific livery. 747-8 SIM would not be complete without Lufthansa, the launch-customer, and probably the primary reason 747-8 was conceived. BTW, I have traveled countless times in Lufthansa, including at least a couple of times in their 747-8. This logo brings back a lot of memories personally for me. I also realize, your job to create a livery is tremendously more painstaking than us using a few hours to fly it! Hope, someone here will pick up this marvelously detailed livery and post a few good shots of it from the Virtual Sky soon. Appreciated.

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Thanks guys!

1 hour ago, P_7878 said:

Hope, someone here will pick up this marvelously detailed livery and post a few good shots of it from the Virtual Sky soon.

Yeah that is more or less freeware painter currency, LOL.

Decided to tinker just a bit more and add the white strips you see on the rudder edges...

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Steve Dra

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Hey guys who replied to this post...check you inbox here at Avsim. :wink:

(If you posted AFTER this post, you'll be able to get the paint by clicking the link in my sig when she's posted to the library...getting that done soon)

And for those who've been following my paints for the last 17 years, you should know what a screenshot like this indicates. 🙂

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6 minutes ago, Steve Dra said:

 

And for those who've been following my paints for the last 17 years, you should know what a screenshot like this indicates. 🙂

 

Yep - when you see "Grumpy Joe" you know it's time to go flying!  (He has that "disappointed dad look")

Thanks Steve!!

 

-Scott D-ABYA.

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Beauty.  Sehr Schön..

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Vielen Dank, Herr Drabek!

 

-Scott Brandenburg.

 

 

 

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Steve,

May I please PM you?

regards

Tony


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The images above look as good as those I've seen in the Lufthansa (in-flight) magazine...🙂...Just fantastic!

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Thanks guys!  I was just about to upload but when I was QA'ing it one more time, the lufthansa.com text in the back was just bugging me.   Looking more closely I saw most of the letters were ok, but the "a" is quite unique to the Lufthansa font and not replicated well in any commercially available font.  You can see the font I found (garmond I think) was close...but not good enough looking at the inside hole shape of it (for those that even can notice it) 🙂 

So I replaced it with a scaled down version from the raster-type main LH text in the front.  Since the rest of the lufthansa.com was created as a vector font, a trick painters can use to control the thickness of the font precisely is using the "Stroke" parameter as needed (the bold version of the font is a fixed thickness and rarely the right thickness for the job).

In the screens below, you can see the font with the stroke off, then set at 8, which is perfect for this text.  The "Stroke" of a vector is the outline of the shape, and in a good painting app you can control its thickness (obviously, hehe).  I also made the text a bit taller and realigned it to more closely match the real thing. 

Took a bit of work but I think the finished product is much better than the 1st go at it (was it too nit picky?  maybe, but like I said...it was bugging me)

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15 hours ago, himmelhorse said:

Steve,

May I please PM you?

regards

Tony

Sure Tony.


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