The B-29 Superfortress


January 2010.

In 3DS Max, I setup the reference planes and place high resolution images of the front, side, and top of the aircraft so I can begin building sections of the aircraft.

And with this particluar aircraft, I am starting with the landing gear.

   

January 2010: Mostly working from reference photos, I made great progress on the forward landing gear. As previously mentioned. The B-29 on display at the Museum Of Aviation in my home town of Warner Robins, Georgia is playing an important role.

February 2010: Moving on from the landing gear, the basic layout and construction of the frame continues as simple for now and then more details will be added later.

March 2010: Work has began on the forward top turret. This remote controlled turret had 4, 50-caliber machine guns for defense. Other turrets had 2, 50-calibers around other stations of the aircraft.

May 2010: Getting the windows on the forward fuselage cut and built. The nose section that seated the bombadier was more challenging than originally thought it would be. However, I came out successful.

June 2010: Work is progressing slowly on this aviation art project, mostly because of freelance jobs taking a majority of my time. However, what little time I've devoted has been to the nacelles. Made some refinements and added some details.

July 2010: Work is moving forward. I decided to delete the cooling flaps on the nacelles and give them another go at a later date. It turned out, . . . that I didn't like the way they turned out. I modeled the props and some of the engine details and more will be added later.

July 2010:Work for the modeling portion of Phase I of the B-29 is complete and starting tomorrow, I'll begin preparations and setup for texture mapping.

July 2010: Phase I is feverishly moving forward. Spent much of today painting the model and still have several tweaks and details to go, but a very productive day on the painting.

August 2010: Concentrating tonight on little details such as the "bump mapping" to give it that handcrafted look.
Also added the US insignias.

August 2010: Close-ups of the texture mapping.


September 2010: Arranging a Profile illustration of the B-29 designated "Bockscar."


June, 2011: Little Boy Bomb, dropped on Hiroshima for an upcoming composition.

July, 2011: Here's a culmination of the work so far. I've assembled a profile and technical illustration of the Enola Gay.

September 2012: Work has recommensed on several various 29s, such as the BOCKSCAR you see above.


September 2012: Work has recommensed on several various 29s, here's a close up for the nose art to "FU-KEMAL."

September 2012: Here's a completed side-view illustraion of "FU-KEMAL"
The image and colors are being primed for printing and will be available for purchase soon.

September 2012: Here's a completed Oil-Painting rendering of the "ENOLA-GAY" on her fateful journey in 1945.
The image and colors are being primed for printing and will be available for purchase soon.

September 2012: Here's another completed Oil-Painting rendering of "BOCKSCAR" on her fateful journey in 1945.
The image and colors are being primed for printing and will be available for purchase soon.

February 2013: Side Pofile of the Enola Gay has been completed.

 

 

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