Hi everyone, after "only" 6 years I'm back to (hopefully) finish my model.
Warning: don't hold your breath to wait the end of this project. I'm here with my best purpose but I cannot guarantee I will take everything to an end in a short period of time.
I decided to approach this project with a more sensible workflow, without jumping from modeling to materials to texture and back. I'll do all the modelling and when I will be satisfied of the results I'll move to the next step.
I've divided the model in 4 main parts:
1) engine: it needs some rework on the older parts and many parts are still missing
2) cockpit: I'll improve it redoing the cell and adding the roll bars and other stuff missing
3) front chassis: it's totally missing at the moment so I'll do it from scratch
4) body: I've redone the texture to improve resolution. Regarding the body itself, I've to make up my mind on what to do because it's already quite good but some parts are not totally accurate, so I don't know if it's enough to improve them or it's better to redo the whole body.
5*) rotary engine internals: it's a bonus part maybe I'll do it or maybe not.
I'm going to complete the parts following the same order.
Meanwhile I moved all the project to Blender 2.8.
So staring from part 1, the engine, I've highlighted the parts that need some work (red means a complete remake needed, yellow just an improvement). Note that many part are still missing and they will be added later.
Here some parts that I've redone:
The back brakes air intake has been quite tricky to model mainly because I had some difficulties to figure out the actual shape of the plastics
I've also updated the dampers (bottom part not finished yet)
I've redone the engine starter. The old one was not accurate and made of different pieces. The new one is a single piece model and it has been quite a nightmare to make. Note: I haven't use object fusion functions to put all the piece toghether because the final mesh was a mess.
I've been worked on transmission for few days because of the lack of clear reference images of this part and I ended up making many and many changes and guessing many parts. It has been a bit frustrating
Now I'm gonna work on the second part and then on the third and last part.
Amazing work mate! keep it up. one of my favorite cars of all time. i know it's a bitch getting reference. when i was making my 2JZ, i had to go to ebay and search for parts to get closeup photos. but for a racecar its not easy.