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30th Nov 2007, 07:26 PM
This model has had it's share if airtime with the Mayday series. This paint scheme is one of my favorites on it even though it never got any airtime with it.

30th Nov 2007, 08:20 PM

David Myers
1st Dec 2007, 01:53 AM
Your landing gear tests are fascinating to watch and make the plane seem even bigger than before.

1st Dec 2007, 02:59 AM
Thanks. It's really hard to get a feeling of scale with large aricraft like these without items around them to give the sence of scale or size.

1st Dec 2007, 07:09 AM
Very nice. This would look great in motion :)

8th Dec 2007, 11:31 PM
really looks very photorealistic goos job!

11th Dec 2007, 09:56 PM
Most impressive.:tu:

11th Dec 2007, 10:06 PM

11th Dec 2007, 10:12 PM
Thats incredible! Nice job. From the thumbnails I thought it was real.

12th Dec 2007, 08:08 AM
Ya gotta love this stuff.

12th Dec 2007, 08:50 AM
;3018']This model has had it's share if airtime with the Mayday series. This paint scheme is one of my favorites on it even though it never got any airtime with it.

Would really like to see the other paint schemes you did. ;)

12th Dec 2007, 09:55 AM
Thanks everyone!
Would really like to see the other paint schemes you did. ;)

Here you go. The Korean Air and Virgin colours are the only ones I did from home the others were done in the studio where I used to work. The images where the planes are in envrionments are procduction finals from episodes that already aired. The Virgin colours were never used on any show, I was just a colour scheme I really liked.:D

12th Dec 2007, 10:05 AM
Episodes of what? Which show was this made for?

Looks damned good to me, despite being a plane ;)

Edit/ - Really would help if I read the opening post :p Can't say I've heard of Mayday, but if the name is anything to judge it by I'm assuming it's something to do with air crashes ;)

12th Dec 2007, 10:08 AM
Mayday, its called Air Crash Investigations over here

Lovely plane really nice, and love the Virgin colours, but forgive me if i wont book tickets on your plane Shockwave, it seems to spend most of its time crashing :D :P

12th Dec 2007, 10:09 AM
Nice work!


12th Dec 2007, 10:10 AM
Beautifull renderings.. lovely softness in the stills on top of this thread... nice one!!

12th Dec 2007, 10:22 AM
Thanks! The show is called Mayday here in North America shown on the Discovery channel and Aircraft Investigation on National Geographic in Europe as far as I know. I learned that when I was in Swaziland in South Africa on vacaction where I watched one of the episodes.
I had to watch it that way I could say I saw some of my work while in another continent.:D

12th Dec 2007, 10:24 AM
Oh and I should note I did the models and textures for the studio not the finanls of it in flight or the envrionments.

12th Dec 2007, 10:45 AM
Thanks, I remebered a couple of those but had forgotten the American Airlines pics.

13th Dec 2007, 08:06 AM
Absolutely brilliant!!
Love the animation too!

13th Dec 2007, 08:11 AM
I always liked the WWII plane art

13th Dec 2007, 08:25 AM
The pin up girl is what makes if tor me too.:)

15th Jan 2008, 04:33 PM
The softness of the render is definitely what made me look twice to see if it was real or not.

20th Jul 2009, 12:20 AM
Nice work! Especially like the render / final composite from the Mayday stills!

Have you any more aircraft for the show? The Helios 737 model looked amazing. Wonder if you worked on that at all? Any Airbus models?

20th Jul 2009, 07:52 AM
I created all the 737 versons for the show. I never built an airbus but have all the models I did for the show.

22nd Jul 2009, 02:54 AM
I know I am now talking to you in two separate threads on this model...

Great work on the 737! When it's used in Mayday, their light and composites really make the plane believe in the scene!

Great work!

Marty Miller
22nd Jul 2009, 03:45 AM
Ive seen all the episodes of this show and loved em. Congratulations on superb work mate. You should be proud.:)

22nd Jul 2009, 09:08 AM
Nice work!

Tenement 01
22nd Jul 2009, 09:14 AM
Amazing work though I hope I'm never ever on an inverted 747.

23rd Jul 2009, 06:41 AM
Very nice man :)