MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

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MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by Breech Block » 06 Jun 2011, 22:45

Well for my entry into this months MMC I have decided to do a car. Yep, pretty unimaginative and boring I know, especially considering the wide scope of the topic. But, in my defence, I haven't done any 3D in absolute yonks and have never actually modelled a car from scratch before so am a bit clueless how\where to start.

Besides which, I think cars are gonna be with us for quite a long-while yet. I mean some cool new means of transport could come along tomorrow but with all of today's legislative and infrastructure requirements it would be very difficult to bring something to market and at a price that will make it have mass appeal.

Anyhows, here is where I'm at after my first stint; a wheel and a tyre – kinda.
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Re: MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by Breech Block » 07 Jun 2011, 14:21

Starting to block out the chasis/bodywork.
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Post by Breech Block » 08 Jun 2011, 00:25

Slight update. Just in case anyone is thinking it's a bit thin, it will eventually be mirrored over to form the final model.
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Re: MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by Finis » 08 Jun 2011, 03:29

I like seeing cars modeled from scratch. I'll also be interested in how you futurize it.
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Re: MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by RAYMAN » 08 Jun 2011, 09:55

I´m very interested too to see this come to real ! :bananacool2:
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Re: MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by bitkar » 08 Jun 2011, 10:28

i like cars, iam very curious
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Re: MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by Breech Block » 08 Jun 2011, 13:28

Thanks for all the comments guys.

Finis – yeah, I always enjoy seeing WIPs myself and they're usually of more interest to me than galleries. As for how I am going to futurize it, that is a good point and not one I have managed to resolve in my head just yet. The lack of an obvious use of fixture for the wheels are the only solid idea I have had at the moment. I'm also planning to replace things like windscreen wipers and wing mirrors. In addition, the fact I'm going to try and model the whole car from a single block will help. Normally, car models, or at least the tuts I have seen, set about constructing the model as a series of panels. Hopefully, my method will give a much more aerodynamic look and thus give the impression of futuristic materials.

Anyhows, here is the latest build – getting a bit closer methinks.
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Post by Breech Block » 09 Jun 2011, 22:23

Latest piccie of where I'm at. All C & C most welcome.
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Re: MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by Steinie » 10 Jun 2011, 01:18

I really don't have any comments yet. I'm just enjoying your project.
A t-top in the future?...Nice!

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Re: MMC MAY 2011 - FTX Concept Car

Post by froo » 10 Jun 2011, 04:03

Nice ride Breech.
Can we take it out for a spin?

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