Steve Dra

The Queen gets undressed

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Hehe....intriguing topic title...but like the title implies, here is the Queen in her birthday suit with nary any clothes on at all. 🙂

This is full PBR naturally, the reflections have to be seen in the sim to appreciate how awesome it looks.  Seeing the terrain, clouds, etc dancing off the metal...totally game-changing in the world of exterior screenshot artists. 🙂

Enjoy the pics.  All is still WIP....no timeline on a release date....metal takes time.

Sunglasses highly recommended for viewing. 😎

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Yep, with PBR...the lights reflect off the fuse...dynamically and in real-time...quite an awesome sight to behold.  Even the moonlight reflects off the fuse!
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Wow. That's impressive.

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***Sometimes....Less is More***😀

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15 hours ago, Steve Dra said:

Hehe....intriguing topic title...but like the title implies, here is the Queen in her birthday suit with nary any clothes on at all. 🙂

This is full PBR naturally, the reflections have to be seen in the sim to appreciate how awesome it looks.  Seeing the terrain, clouds, etc dancing off the metal...totally game-changing in the world of exterior screenshot artists. 🙂

Enjoy the pics.  All is still WIP....no timeline on a release date....metal takes time.

Sunglasses highly recommended for viewing. 😎

XixSgj.jpg


VhF0Xx.jpg


86onQm.jpg


lDC9LT.jpg


0m9R2W.jpg


mKzRUF.jpg


7QeYhE.jpg


7MryvW.jpg


XuC0u2.jpg

7xc4oE.jpg


1d0MZA.jpg


GwoxbU.jpg


V8gThG.jpg

Yep, with PBR...the lights reflect off the fuse...dynamically and in real-time...quite an awesome sight to behold.  Even the moonlight reflects off the fuse!
rJMItb.jpg


GhWPc1.jpg


8OfVO8.jpg


NmQpMr.jpg

 

Hubba Hubba!!! Those are nice looking Queens!

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I think, with a little more practice, you'll be getting quite good at this painting lark Steve 😂

On a serious note, after getting a new PC, I'm going to have to get a 747 just so I can use these paints🙄

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Such shine, much metal amaze! Lovely concept for a present day Flying Tigers Queen. :cool:

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12 hours ago, Paul Golding said:

I think, with a little more practice, you'll be getting quite good at this painting lark Steve 😂

On a serious note, after getting a new PC, I'm going to have to get a 747 just so I can use these paints🙄

Hehe...yeah coming up on 17 years and still can't paint for beans. 🙂

 

Thanks guys...Brian T and I are perfecting the metal.....its a process....a long, tedious process.

Good news is that when its done, we should be close to releasing at least 4 shiny Queens! 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Steve Dra said:

Hehe...yeah coming up on 17 years and still can't paint for beans. 🙂

 

We know you do it for the love Steve, not the beans.  It really is amazing how far things have come along!

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2 hours ago, Paul Golding said:

We know you do it for the love Steve, not the beans.  It really is amazing how far things have come along!

I love beans.🤣

Yeah, show me these pics when I 1st started painting and say we'd be here in under 2 decades and I would have said you're nuts! 

I'd say "even with the top-of-the-line video card pushing 2 MEGAbytes ram (non-DDR...but we didnt even know what DDR was back then), there would be no way to load all that detail and fill my top-of-the-line Viewsonic 17" monitor!!!"

Fast forward to today, 12GB onboard my Titan, 55" 4k monitor...gotta love technology! 🙂  LOL it takes 2mb just to load basic Nvidia shader codec into the Titan...my old XVGA (X because it could display higher than 800x600) would explode if I put in my machine today, LOL

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10 hours ago, Steve Dra said:

Good news is that when its done, we should be close to releasing at least 4 shiny Queens! 

Steve actually means 5.  Atlas, Cathay, Flying Tiger, JAL, and Northwest 😁

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36 minutes ago, thibodba57 said:

Steve actually means 5.  Atlas, Cathay, Flying Tiger, JAL, and Northwest 😁

Well...I said at LEAST 4 as I have not even put the JAL textures on the maps yet. 😉   Didn't want the masses coming at us with pitchforks & torches because we "promised" 5 paints and only delivered 4. LoL

We're still debating about the best metal config...that in itself can take another 3 months. (hehe...I hear the clanking of simmer's picking up their pitchforks after that statement..."We demand your paints NOW NOW NOW....we want instant gratification...it looks good enough as it is, why are you still tinkering with it...give it to us NOW!).  Sorry...recurring nightmare. 🤣  I always wake up just before I get to say "This is the part where you run away"....points for knowing what movie line I'm referencing. 🙂

 

 

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Here's some of the work I've been doing as Steve and I narrow down how we want to blend metal on such a big aircraft.

Atlas

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Northwest

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