Messerschmidt Me 262 Staff Pick

  • March 07, 2013
  • 397 Downloads
  • 4 Likes
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Helijah
  • License: CC-0
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Description:

First jet manufactured in series, and involved in the fighting, the Me 262 was faster than any existing aircraft at the time.

Comments:

  • BMF profile picture
    BMF

    Another classic aircraft that you have to admire for its technology and performance of the time. I'm just thankful it didn't enter service earlier or bomber losses would have been much higher.

    By the way, do you create the textures for you models? The painting, panels, weathering, etc. are detailed and high quality. I don't see many blueprints or schematics on the Internet that include such details as panels and rivets to use as a basis for textures.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Written March 07, 2013
  • Helijah profile picture
    Helijah

    Hi BMF,

    In my hangar with all my models, I give "texture.xcf.gz" file that contains all the necessary layers :) This is a paintkit.

    Regards Emmanuel

    Written March 07, 2013
  • BlenderBoy55 profile picture
    BlenderBoy55

    I love Airplanes! Every time you put up something i have to download it!!! I see that you only model the classic air crafts and nothing modern how come?

    Written March 07, 2013
  • Helijah profile picture
    Helijah

    You can see all my modèle for Flightgear in my hangar ! http://helijah.free.fr

    But I prefer the old planes :) And even the very old aircraft. But there are some modern aircraft. Alphajet, Saab Gripen, Mirage 2000, Mirage III, SR-71, X3 Stiletto, HondaJet, Carreidas 160 (yes Tintin :)), Jaguar GR1 etc. ....

    Regards Emmanuel

    Written March 07, 2013
  • BMF profile picture
    BMF

    Helijah,

    What exactly is a "paint kit" and how does it help you to create textures for aircraft?

    What I know about Gimp wouldn't fit in a thimble (in other words I don't know much about it). I use Photoshop, but I can install GIMP and I'm sure that I can reverse engineer whatever you've done.

    So is a paint kit a software program or a plug-in to Gimp, or what?

    Written March 07, 2013
  • Helijah profile picture
    Helijah

    Hi BMF,

    The paint kit is just a picture file with several layers. One of them contains different profiles of different parts texturing : http://helijah.free.fr/blender/m2000/paintkit.png

    At the end you disable the layer with the profiles and saved in PNG :) and the result : http://helijah.free.fr/blender/m2000/texture.png

    I hope I'm understandable.

    regards Emmanuel

    Written March 07, 2013
  • BMF profile picture
    BMF

    Thanks. I do something similar in Photoshop. I save selected UV maps from Blender as templates, import them into Photoshop, and then I either paint on transparent layers and/or add image textures.

    I see a couple of advantages with the paint kit technique and I'll see if I can incorporate them into my work flow.

    Take care.

    Written March 08, 2013
  • Brambleclaw profile picture
    Brambleclaw

    These models are amazing! Can you make a B17 cycles? But like some others, can you not add alot of stuff to make it laggy and not put them on layers

    Written November 12, 2017