Much better ! The only two small details that still bothers me a little with the model areAfter looking at the Panther it did need some tweaking (thanks to @Triple-B for the feedback) I revamped the Panther a bit by sharpening the taper on the nose, narrowing the cockpit, lengthening the fuselage and reshaping the canopy. Other changes include flattening the fuselage a bit and increasing the "angle of attack" on the rounded portions of the front fuselage, and modeled in the oblong intake on the wings. It would have been alot easier if I hadn't already applied a bunch of edge-split modifiers. :| Comparison shot below:
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Hmm, indeed. In the original, it looks like the back of the cockpit window actually overlaps the "shoulders" just slightly. There is another thing - looking at the high-res original, I get the impression that the hull actually gets slightly wider as it extends from the "shoulders" to the middle of the length of the cockpit, and only then starts narrowing towards the nose of the ship. Of course, this could be an optical illusion because of the perspective in the image.Much better ! The only two small details that still bothers me a little with the model are
- If you compare your model and the HD original, your cockpit is a bit longer. I mean, the distance between the "shoulders" of the Panther and the cockpit window in the HD original is pretty short, while there is some space in your model. That makes the "head" of the fuselage a bit too long.
Speaking of assets that make cameos: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dralthi...
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And let's not forget the long-lost Ace paint job. Certainly it will never appear in the stock games, but I've created a separate mesh and IFF set for it called "DralthiAce" which can be used in other mods or video projects. Also, the ace is substantially faster and better than the standard Dralthi.
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Conversions completed. The Dralthi Ace is roughly 25% better than the standard Dralthi, it has better shields, gun power, recharge rates, and missile loadout. It maintained the standard armor of the original Dralthi, though it's maneuverability is again 25% better in Y/P/R rates, it's speed is about 50% better, though it has the same amount of afterburner fuel. It also carries slightly different guns. The lasers were moved to the proper outer wing housing (added these, the original WCP Dralthi ignores them and has lasers in the nose), the nose guns are now Ion guns, and the big gun in the pod is still the traditional WCP tachyon. It's still a far cry from the Devil Ray, but it should present a challenge to any player who wants to go have some fun with it.
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Let me guess, you blew yourself up alot?