F/A-18 - # I lost count

So yeah got back into gmod for a bit and whipped this up in about 7 hours

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12150594/Garrysmod/gm_flatgrass0031.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12150594/Garrysmod/gm_flatgrass0028.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12150594/Garrysmod/gm_flatgrass0027.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12150594/Garrysmod/gm_flatgrass0029.jpg

Back of the fuselage is a bit jaggy, but I can’t really fix that now. Cockpit will be furnished later, and I’ll have it parented and flying.

The vertical stabilizers look a bit weird

That was definitely the hardest part because of the way gmod does its snap-to-degrees. You can’t snap it at the angle the real F/A-18 has it so I had to manually turn it into place. I only noticed that it was small near the end of the build. I guess I’ll have to change that

Looks like a good start, but the cockpit is too large for the body. Aside from that, the vert stabs are also pretty stubby, and IMO a little too far forward. It also looks like the body is really rough. Yeah, I know how hard that is…

I advise using Precision Alignment. It would allow you to achieve the exact angle of fins that the F-18 uses, and would really help with those jagged edges.

I really ought to give an F-18 a whirl.

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[editline]8th July 2011[/editline]

What the hell, pretty sure I deleted my other post, but facepunch decided to delete the one with content. Anyways, here’s a few corrections and additions with max settings on. The rough body you’ve been seeing might have been from zero AA.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12150594/Garrysmod/gm_flatgrass0027%20(2).jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12150594/Garrysmod/gm_flatgrass0028%20(2).jpg

Really nice,

That looks waaay better. Some of the cylindrical parts still look a tad jagged though.

Ready to go and parented:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12150594/Garrysmod/gm_flatgrass0027%20(3).jpg

Nice!

Thanks Garry!

I wish I had the patience to build shit like this…

omgg ggarry posted <3333