This is what I've been working on over the past few days. This little series of updates will chronicle the making of an alt-history bent wing jet, The SnapDragon.
This project was set before me by Kenneth Tam, my friend and a pretty damn good writer of a number of different sci-fi series. He wanted a jet for one of his upcoming books and didn't know what it'd look like. So he gave the project to me and within a couple hours I sent him these.
|Made from a simple blueprint of the Corsair.|
|A modified Gloster Meteor.|
|A Modified Spitfire.|
He reacted extremely positive to all of them, but decided on the modified Spitfire. From there I took the blueprint image of the Spitfire and made some modifications to the image to give him an idea of what the finished SnapDragon would look like.
|The Modified Spitfire blueprint.|
What I hadn't realized in making the SnapDragon up until then, was that it looked like a bird in mid-dive. Which after some thought, seemed like something designers of the time would've looked at for inspiration. So it worked out spectacularly.
From there it was off to doing a number of different revision and edits. Below you can see my efforts to date.
|Just doing some texture tests in Photoshop. It's starting to come together I think...|
This is where I'll leave you guys today, there's still a lot of work ahead, but it'll be worth it!
Enjoy and leave your comments!