That B-17 Inspired one is absolutely awesome, great work!
Okay - I made some adjustments to the WW2 paint scheme. I had forgotten the nose art, and the kill markings. This particular Broadsword has downed numerous enemy fighters, two Fralthis, a Ralatha, and a Fraltha. It's also expended several dozen torpedoes.
I also took another shot at the naked polished aluminum version - I had my falloffs reversed on the last one, and there was no sky to reflect. Both those issues are now fixed, and I think it looks pretty sweet.
the Wake and the Yorktown(Ranger) Class never carriert Broadies but the Concordia Class have a Wing of 12
I wasn't suggesting them because it was logical, I understand the Broadsword is a behemoth in it's own right.
Oh my god. I can't believe I hadn't thought of this before.
In light of the front page post on the CIC, I thought I'd share a little more behind-the scenes info on the process.
In the original run-up, I gave a description of a 2nd layer multiplicative texture map that covers the whole ship, and lets us do an AO bake and squadron markings. Well, here's three examples of what that looks like.
Looks confusing as all out, I know, but the important areas are the upper right, with the two big end-of-the-wing-panels, and the center left, with the area around the cockpit.