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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2013, 12:53:12 AM »
Well, here I go again. V3.1 is on it's way.  A couple weeks ago I was working on the 44 tonner and it finally dawned on me why it wasn't looking right.  So with much looking over pictures and many measurements on 146 and many colorful words I now have a new cab.  Unfortunately, unless someone knows how to apply the mapping scaling from the old cab to the new one, I'll have to remap the whole body of the loco.  Not a cheery thought.  At least it look proper now.



Setbacks like this suck. :facepalm1:

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2013, 11:03:33 PM »
Yes they do, but its better to fix it so it wont keep bothering you. Looking good Bill!
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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2013, 11:46:10 PM »
Figured I'd work on the interior view while I was fixing the cab.





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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2013, 04:51:21 PM »
And work on the trucks.



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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2013, 12:24:29 AM »
Very neat, Bill!!  :)



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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2013, 11:40:21 PM »
YAH BABY!





Looks way better with the trucks being close to done. :cheers:

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2013, 01:21:36 AM »
Wow, that looks better than the real one we've got.  Impressive stuff!

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2013, 02:20:43 AM »
Might be because it doesn't have almost 70 years of use and abuse behind it. :smirk:  I'm also using this model to figure out what I'll need to do and how big to make a couple missing parts for the 44 tonner I'm restoring at the museum.  It will save me much time in the trial and error department when I'm ready to manufacture those parts.  I can't wait to finish this thing up. O0

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2013, 02:46:50 PM »
Looks amazing Bill!!!  :kablamo:


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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2013, 05:50:02 PM »
Alright.  After many hours rebuilding the cab and remapping all the exterior parts of the mesh I think it's sufficient headway to post a progress shot.



I'm a lot happier with the way the striping looks.  Relatively speaking the rest of the remapping should be easy. :P

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2013, 03:53:04 PM »
Just about back to were I was 2 1/2 months ago.  I didn't like the way the mapping was going before anyway. :facepalm1:





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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2013, 06:14:26 PM »
Finally got most of the work done around the apartment so I thought I could get more work done on my 44 tonner.  I was wrong.  Work called me back in.  Seems like it's one thing or another to keep me from my fun.

  I have it exported as a scenery item.  Nothing fancy like baking or weathering yet.  Just wanted to see how the mesh was doing.  It sucked.  Spent the last 3 hours correcting problems and I still have more to go but it does look better.





Still have much more to make fore the mesh but It's getting their slowly.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2013, 02:16:46 PM »
I was wondering if there are any updates on this project? I'll be looking for one of these in Lackawanna colors sometime soon.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2013, 03:02:41 PM »
There is updates.  Minus the trucks and interior what you see is mapped except the headlights which I'm rebuilding.





The outside is almost done.  With the exception of the head lights I think all I have to make for the outside of the 44 tonner is the vent grates on the hoods, radiator vents on top the hoods, windshield wipers, window rubbers and windows, even though the horns are on top the cab there is a stock horn mount on the hood I need to make, a half dozen bolt heads, engineers arm rest, mirrors for the conductors side and wind screens for the engineers side.  The interior mesh is about 75% done but I still need to do the mapping.  Truck mesh is done.  I just need to do the animation and mapping.  Of course I'll find something else I need to make but that's all I can think of at the moment.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2013, 06:22:15 AM »
Scha-wing!  Looking epic as usual Mr S.


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