Tank Museum UPDATE - new renders

Tank Museum UPDATE - new renders

Postby shareck » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:01 am

This post shows just my models of varios tanks. Straight up SU renders. Any comments welcome.
Starting with american tanks:

Ford 3 ton tank 1918
ford 3 ton tank.jpg

ford 3 ton tank1.jpg

ford 3 ton tank2.jpg


M4A4 Sherman (one of my first tanks, no blueprints used, wrong proportions, angles, dimensions...)
sherman.jpg

sherman1.jpg

sherman2.jpg

sherman3.jpg


M1A1 Abrams
abrams tank.jpg
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby Gjenio » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:07 am

Amazing!
Very impressive stuff. I love the level of detail!
Just for curisity, how many hours did you spend on them?
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby shareck » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:08 am

Now the British tanks:
Churchill Crocodile flamethrower tank:
churchill detailed.jpg

churchill detailed1.jpg

churchill detailed2.jpg


Conqueror:
conqueror color.jpg

conqueror color1.jpg

conqueror color2.jpg

conqueror color3.jpg


Challenger 2:
challenger 2.jpg

challenger 22.jpg

challenger 23.jpg

challenger 24.jpg
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby shareck » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:20 am

I spend from 8hr to about 30hrs or maybe even more on each tank. It's 3rd week now and i still havn't finished the King Tiger but i can't tell how many hours a day i spent. I only model these tanks in work whenever i have some spare time.
Now.
Time for the Soviet tanks:

KV-1 1941 variant (one of my recent ones - very accurate)
kv1warehouse.jpg

kv1warehouse1.jpg

kv1warehouse2.jpg

kv1warehouse3.jpg

kv1warehouse4.jpg

kv1warehouse5.jpg


T-34/85
t-34.jpg

t-341.jpg

t-342.jpg

t-343.jpg


T-62
t-62.jpg

t-621.jpg

t-622.jpg

t-623.jpg
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby shareck » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:49 am

German tanks:

Panzerkampfwagen IV ausf.H (with older cupola) - my favourite one, still need to correct these floating nuts on the steering unit hatch.
panzer4.jpg

panzer41.jpg

panzer42.jpg

panzer43.jpg

panzer44.jpg

panzer45.jpg

panzer46.jpg


Panzerkampfwagen V ausf.A PANTHER tank
panzer 5 a.jpg

panzer 5 a1.jpg

panzer 5 a2.jpg

panzer 5 a3.jpg

panzer 5 a4.jpg


Panzerkampfwagen VI ausf.H1 TIGER tank (my first tank model - wrong in so many aspects)
german tiger best.jpg

german tiger best1.jpg


Panzerkampfwagen VI ausf.B KING TIGER (WIP my most detailed so far)
koenig tiger.jpg

koenig tiger1.jpg

koenig tiger2.jpg

koenig tiger3.jpg

koenig tiger4.jpg

koenig tiger5.jpg
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby Aidus » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:51 am

This is awesome! :o :shock:
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby pilou » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:57 am

Astonished modeling! :o
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby Luis Esteves » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:29 pm

Hi,

Great job shareck !! :thumb:

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Re: Tank Museum

Postby marked001 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:10 pm

wow is right! didnt realise you had so many of these... and they're all amazing... great detail... so impressed.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby Paul Russam » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:45 pm

In a previous life I was a mechanical engineer, In one of the companies I worked I was involved in making the radiator grills/engine covers for the challenger II's. (along with the commode/seat for the driver, ughh)
I can tell you now that I instantly recognized the part(s) from this image:


All I can really remember is that they were very very heavy, were made from alloy stock that had to be kept under lock and key and that even the arc welding rods were rather special. We even had to return any swarf to the 'customer' in a locked container when finished.
All this for a radiator grill!!

Well done, these are fantastic models. If I may ask, what are your source materials?
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby teofas » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:07 pm

i think this are great, but i think you need to add some details to it.....hehehe. seriusly this are insane models, very impresive, congrats my friend!!
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby shareck » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:28 pm

Thanks for all the comments. As for the source materials - i use reference pictures from sites such as http://www.primeportal.net , http://www.svsm.org . Blueprints, technical data and pictures from Osprey New Vanguard magazines, and also http://www.smcars.net for blueprints.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby remus » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:14 pm

Im blown away. The amount of detail is incredible.

How many faces does one of your tanks have? Does it still handle okay in SU?
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby rcossoli » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:29 pm

impressive detail, I love seeing models with this level of detail and definition, plus learn a lot from sketchup must know a lot of tanks and mechanical.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby rdluther » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:12 pm

your passion for tanks truely shows in these models, as does your tremendous skill and dedication... keep up the incredible work.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby IdahoJ » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:50 pm

Really impressive work! While the overall detail is astonishing, I'm really taken by the level of detail in the tracks and bogeys...

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Re: Tank Museum

Postby MALAISE » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:22 pm

What a work you've done. Deep in items, one word : awsome. Shareck
Just au suggestion: in order to make them more realistic, you could dirty them with mud, metal oxidation or some hurts...
Maybe using SketchyPhysic you could animate them too! :thumb:
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby dylan » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:38 pm

These are beautiful!!
Pretty amazing modelling imo.
Those tracks look fantastic, I would love to see your method for creating them.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby boofredlay » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:32 am

Amazing work.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby xrok1 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:08 am

WOW :shock: , are these for a project or just hobby? they would be great for paper models in pepakura.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby solo » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:56 am

HOLY CR#P!!

These are mind blowing.

I just wanna play with them, animate them, dirty them, pose them.

Excellent work, I'm truly humbled by you skills, eye for detail and your abundance of patience.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby urgen » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:51 am

:shock: :o
.... BRAVO! :roflmao: :D
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby Gjenio » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:57 am

Gorgeous!
Just another little question:
What plugins did you use most frequently during this astonishing modelling work?
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby shareck » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:13 am

Thanks for all the comments.
The lowest poly model here would be the T-34 with 290175 edges and 113783 faces. I was aiming at small file size which is only 2,8mb. The king tiger so far has 850214 edges and 338435 faces.
It's not difficult to make these track links. Each link is quite simple in shape and than you just need to copy it along a path.
I only use standard SU tools. Only plugins i have installed are Sketchyphysics and Kerkythea exporter. The only plugin i'd wish to use is subdivide&smooth by smustard.
All these models are done by me just as a hobby. I'm not a military enthusiast, i was just learning sketchup and i couldn't find an interesting topic. I came across some tank model in the 3d warehouse and wanted to do a tank myself. Before i finished my first one i already knew that i'll be doing another one. I find some strange joy in these machines.
If anyone wants to use these models for rendering, animations, texturing or anything they're in the 3d warehouse (all except KV1 and King Tiger). Just search for the tag "shareck".
There is only one pic of Abrams in the first post so i'm posting some more below:
abram1.jpg

abram2.jpg

abram3.jpg

abram4.jpg

abram5.jpg

abram6.jpg
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby Paul Russam » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:36 am

shareck, hope you don't mind but I did a bit of mucking around with a couple of styles.
I think the 3rd and 4th image look fantastic.







Here's a link to the Picasa album I've dropped them in : Picasa Album
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby mike d » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:59 am

Mind blowing
these are amazing images
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby david_h » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:32 pm

Shareck. . .YOu magnificient B***ard--I love your Tanks! I salute you sir.
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby spence » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:52 pm

This is some incredible work, soooo nice. I want to see more of your work!
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby ely862me » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:15 pm



I m impressed...veeery nice!!
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Re: Tank Museum

Postby paul j » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:24 am

Hi Paul

Really impressed with the 4th style in particular.

Can you advise if that is readily available or what it is called.

It has the look that really appeals

Thanks


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