This is my first Blender model, and my first 3d model in over 5 years. It’s obviously going to take me a while to get back into the swing of things. I’m a little embarrassed, but it took me a little over 4 hours to put this together. Next up is trying to figure out the materials and shading in blender. Any comments would certainly be appreciated.


For not doing it in a long time it is really good! It probably would of taken me that long to do that anyways so don’t feel bad. Can’t wait to see this textured!

Thanks Dudebot13. I’m going to have to run through some texture and shading tutorials because clicking buttons at random is just not getting me the results I want… :slight_smile:

I’ve added a few textures - obviously not finished with those. I’m having problems with the cockpit, I have a shiny translucent material for the window, but it just comes out black, any ideas? Thanks.

I’m trying some basic textures, the ship texture still needs more work, but I wanted to make sure I was headed in the right direction. I’m also having problems with the cockpit glass, it just comes out black. Any ideas?

You may want to try some materials for the glass. Great job by the way!

You can always go to the blender material repository (search for it on Google), they have tons of materials and should have what you are looking for!

OK, I just found some incredibly detailed models that make this look like crap, I suddenly feel like I have a lot of work left to do on this. I would still be interested to know what you think I should work on and if you think some good texture maps might not be a good choice.

P.S. Are the stars too much? :stuck_out_tongue:

I think the textures look fine and the stars add a nice touch. I am glad to see you are going to continue this! Can’t wait to see more!

Looking good… I’m no expert on texturing, I prefer modeled detail. However during my travels I found this image which may or may not be of use to you. Good Luck, and may the force be with you. :wink:


Hey, thanks for the technical specs. I also found some good photos of a model. Looks like it’s time to take another pass at the details… :slight_smile:

Awesome model man! :yes: You got good stuff there. I got the X-Wing pic plan(thanks nitronic) And I’m gonna model one too. One suggetion: Try modifying it from the original and you can cal it your own inspired by the X-Wing. :yes:

I think I’ve had just about enough of this thing… :slight_smile: I’ve certainly learned a lot, but I think I’m going to move on to something else. I don’t know what, but it will be something else, maybe something more organic. We’ll see…