• John Matthews

B-52 External Tanks, and Website Changes

Hello all! I guess it wouldn’t be a weekend without getting a bit of work done on the B-52 3D model. Sometimes I work on artwork, as time permits, throughout the week. Lately I’ve only had time to make incremental changes. It’s taken a bit longer than I would have liked, but this weekend I was able to make a few changes to the plane.

First thing on the list was creating external fuel tanks, which you see here. I “eyeballed” the shape and dimensions from photos and models since I found no drawings for them. After that, I gave the wings their characteristic in-flight upswept look by bending them up a bit.

Then it was a matter of exporting the model into Eon Vue again from 3DS Max, reapplying it’s textures, and making some test renders to see how it all looked.

Now it’s a matter of finishing the textures so I can move on to focusing on scenery and atmosphere.

This was just some simple terrain and clouds I made just to see what it might look like with scenery in the background. Not finished by any means, but it’s going in the right direction.

Website Changes:

The biggest change is that I‘ve lowered prices on most of my prints to make them a bit more affordable! You can check that out on my product page.

I also added a borderless 30x20 inch print option to my RF-4C Phantom artwork, “Alone, Unarmed, and Unafraid.” I‘ll begin offering borderless versions of my other work in the near future for anyone who doesn’t want a border around their artwork.

Safe skies!


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