Hello BA Friends!
View of Canberra B2 WH640, not in Suez Colours.
This project is for my friend and fellow BA member sdighe, but mainly for myself I must admit. My father worked on the very plane I am modelling in Aden during the Suez crisis, while I was at home being born and giving my mum something to do! The main thing wrong with the image above, I think this was on a plastic model kit box, is that the stripes for Suez where yellow and black as below on the sister plane WH667, both WH640 and this one where 10 squadron planes:
WH667 - !0 Squadron Suez markings.
Here is the first render of the aircraft (500 samples, 100mm lens):
WH640 in Pale Blue Base Coat.
I am at last happy with the overall shape and smoothness, now I will start on the control surfaces and undercarriage, I have modelled the wheels, and will post a render once I have put the disc brakes on. This project is why I did my Jet Plane WIP here in this section, so I can learn how to do a real plane. This is going to be a long term effort that I may pick up and put down so I never get tired of it. I must than everyone who helped me with the Jet Plane project, I have learnt so much that will be essential for this project. I already know that the cockpit will probably take me months not weeks to get right. The wheels alone took me two days to get right! Anyway I hope you will find it interesting, and I will welcome any comments, critiques and advice. This mirror modifier has already gone, there is a lot of asymmetry about this aircraft, the navigator’s window below the cockpit bubble on the port side being just the first of them. The navigator sits behind the pilot with just this little window to see outside. He can also lay on the floor and look out of the front clear plexiglass dome.
PS Can’t wait to start the UV mapping and texturing :spin: