3D Supermarine Spitfire

illustrator spitfireThe Supermarine Spitfire is arguably the most attractive warplane ever built. The plane, in many incarnations, served throughout World War II. I am currently building one in 3ds Max, based on the early versions of the plane. The early versions, especially the Mk I, were the planes that fought the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Other versions were developed during the war with many body modifications, such as clipped rather then elliptical wings and bubble cockpits, and improved engines.

This is a render of what I have completed so far. I have the basic shapes, such as the wings and fuselage, completed. The next area of focus will be the cockpit window area before I begin work on the final detailing and texturing.

3D spitfire WIP
3D spitfire WIP

UPDATE-March 22, 2011

The fuselage had problems around the cockpit area. The problem was that the angle of the sides of the plane were too sharp and triangular. I have made the adjustments and the fuselage is looks much better. I will post new pictures shortly

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  1. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

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