Halman recently challenged BradMick to create low polygon models of Wing Commander 2 ships to test their feasibility in the Wing Commander 3 engine. The attempt was successful. Both the large Broadsword and tiny Ferret were trimmed down below WC3's 500 poly limit while retaining their distinctive shapes and styles. The first two shots demonstrate this polygon mastery. The textured Ferrets are from a similar 986 triangle experiment that produced pretty results too. These are a very impressive leap over BradMick's first Ferret almost five years ago (pictured last).
Also as of last week, Brad is officially a US Army Warrant Officer Candidate. He'll soon be shipping off to basic training, then proceeding on to WOC and flight school. Congratulations!
But 100,000 copies sold is impressive none the less! The New York Times, most accurate of all the print journals, recently ran an article on politicians turned novelists. The article, available here, cites Wing Commander veteran William Forstchen's Gettysburg as being the rare exception, a politician-authored story that was also commercially successful. Forstchen co-authored the book with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The novel follows an alternate history of the Civil War, based on a Confederate victory at Gettysburg -- and the author of End Run and Fleet Action had ought to know a thing or two about Confederate victories. Order your copy here.