Hello everybody, I`m always busy with my college but as you know I always find time to model something, but this time I have been modelling a Jet Fighter AV-8B Harrier and this time with all its details including clinches, screws, and all its cuts. Here I going to show some technique I used to achieve that quality of model Hope you like it.
I always start a project finding as much references images and blueprint of the object I want to model as I can. After that I fix blueprints on Photoshop and I start to model on 3ds max. Here I show some references images I found on internet.
First part I model, is the front part of the Jet Fighter and I going modelling all the Jet till the back part. I used a Cylinder to make the basic shape of the Jet Fighter, I started from the front part of the Harrier and I began to put details till the end of the Harrier as image below shows.
In order to made all its cuts I had to model loops as blueprint showed and then extrude faces that loops rounded. Wings were one of the most detailed parts of the plane so I made as an independent object and then I attached it to the main body of the plane.
To model Bombs I had to use cylinders to make the basic shape of the model and then start to put it all its details, I use little spheres and sometimes cylinders to model its clinches and screws. The most complicated bomb to model was the heavy bomb due to it was the most detailed bomb. I made a sphere and a cylinder and once I connected them I could make the basic shape of the heavy bomb to start to model its details.
Cockpit and Undercarriage
Cockpit was pretty fast to model due to it has a lot of square details that are not difficult to model but once they are made they looks greats. Pilot seat was made using a few boxes and giving them its shape as a editable poly mesh. Undercarriages were made starting from its wheels and give them all its details.
Now I have fully detailed model but it has no textures yet, I’ll be working on it and fixing the F-22 Raptor textures to prepare an images with both of them.