So I'm back working on this project... sort of. Really this is more of a "I was bored and remembered I had this project, so lemme do something" kind of thing. The low resstextures for the Vampire are head ache inducing to work with, so I've reached out to DefianceIndustries to see if I could get my hands on a copy of his high resstexture. He said sure but it's going to take a little while to get it to me. So I have that to look forward to.

in the mean time I'm tinkering with the Hornet layouts and designs. Nothing really substantial, Just been working on figuring out meassuring ments for the Hornet. I may actualy work to build this model at some point. Given it's similer design compared to the Vampire and Excalibur I may get it built first. Anyway, time till tell.

As you can see I've collected a series of meassurments so far.

Now, here is the part where I'm not totally sure I did this part right, so I'll walk through how I approached it and see if anyone spots any mistakes in my approach.

So I need to figure out the length of the side panel of the main hull, the one highlighted in green here:

But it's a 3 dimensional construct, so there is a difference between the height of the lower end of the upper end. So I couldn't just meassure it. I needed to compute it. I've been studying programming the last two semesters and one thing I've noticed I've gotten much better at doing because of that is taking a complex problem and breaking it down into smaller components. That is why I used the approach I did to address this challenge. By studying the design I saw that what I'm actually looking for is the hypotenuse of a right triangle. A triangle I only have one meassurement for. Which meant I need to get the second meassurement for the triangle so I could compute the length of the third leg.

Here is what I did:

1- Figured the horizontal width from the edge of upper most plane of the body to where the edge of the the body is. This turned out to be 17mm. I arrived at this meassurement by meassuring the total width of the main mody from the rear facing and got 71mm, then subtracted the width of the upper most edge of the main body, which was 37mm, and then halved the result, coming up with 17mm.

2- I then meassured the rise or height of the space from the lowest point of the side panel of the main body, to the highest point of that panel. This turned out to be 12mm.

3- Finally, I meassured the run, that's the distance from the point laterially furthestest back to the farthest point point. In this case the point where the main body meets the tail edge of tyhe wing. This was 9mm.

So thoe meassurments gave me a 3 dimensional cube that meassured 17mm wide by 12mm high by 9mm deep.

4- Next I figured out the distance from the back left corner to the bottom facing to the front right corner (in blue). This worked out to be 19.24mm. I figured out this distance by use the Hypotenuse formula using the 9mm and the 17mm.

5- With that meassurment, I was able to use the 19.24mm and the 12mm to compute the length of that edge.

At least I think so. Hopefully this image will show the information more clearly then I can explain.