FS2004 Bell 407 V2.0

Hey Sergio how's work on the 407
Darren for me it's ok if you ask. Lately, I've been procrastinating a lot because I found errors that must be fixed. Some of them are done... others, well.
Several times, I began my modeling sessions with no apparent progress. I don't know why I lost inspiration; simply it wasn't there for me!

I was tempted to export for the second time the work done so far; nevertheless, all UVW mapping must be done before that. Last time I tried, several errors have arisen during the compiling procedure. My money is with the lack of correspondence between materials, UV's and textures. If I can recall, the partial "white" model looked good.

Google Alpine helicopters for the bell 407 they have...would be a great paint when you get back I the swing of things
Since this is a one man's show, repaints will flourish later.

Sergio, if you need some help with mapping just give me a shout.:wave:
Luca, for some reason I've lost track of last replies to this thread. I wrote to you in your own thread ;)

Thank you all,
Sergio.
 
Hello

Finally! Some progress on the remaining parts; all are mapped and have basic "painting job" on them. Too bad, but I was not able to replicate scratches and "whetering details":

TestUV_01.jpg


TestUV_01_bis.jpg


TestUV_02.jpg


TestUV_03.jpg


TestUV_04.jpg


Not the best "pain job" but it'll do the trick for now...

I hope you like it.
Sergio.
;)
 
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Ok, I wasn't aware that we have the basic model and all stuff ready! I guess it's time to bring it to the simulator and find out if everything works as it supposed to... Fingers crossed! The exterior has a few new goodies, can you tell which ones? :p

407_basic_model_final.jpg


Happy... for now.
Sergio.
 
just a suggestion, make the camera pod (could be both) and external light pod as option, could use visibility tag or different model folder to choose it.:twocents:
 
Hello

Maryadi, I'd love to do what you suggest me. Actually, there are three external lights (not including the landing light embedded in the nose). However, there are a lots of variants including different light pods mounted in positions along the skid's tubing close to the belly.

More_lights_01.jpg


More_lights_02.jpg


More_lights_03.jpg


More_lights_04.jpg


On the other hand, like I mentioned before this is the base model and possibly more variations could be built from it.

Thank you kindly.
Sergio.
 
Another time... SAD news

I am no longer be able to finish this helicopter: Main reason; my house have been stolen and all my stuff is gone for good.
Right now, I am in a mental brack down and I just want to say... god bye and thanks for everyting.

I guess modeling does not want me; first, my 429 witha computer crash and now this... dammit.

Sincerely,
Sergio Kauffman.
 

euroastar350

Resource contributor
The Bell 407 is far from dead. I spoke with Sergio and he agreed the 407 will be finished, alas by me. Since I am converting his Bell 429 to FSX native, his Bell 407 will get the same......but I am not forgetting FS2004 users either, which is Sergio's primary platform of choice. This way, it will give Sergio some time to recuperate from his current situation. He has done so much for me in the past, I am returning my gratitude. Brother, hopefully everything will come out ok and you'll make a strong comeback.
 

Heretic

Resource contributor
Another time... SAD news

I am no longer be able to finish this helicopter: Main reason; my house have been stolen and all my stuff is gone for good.
Right now, I am in a mental brack down and I just want to say... god bye and thanks for everyting.

I guess modeling does not want me; first, my 429 witha computer crash and now this... dammit.

Sincerely,
Sergio Kauffman.
Oh no! Hope you have some good insurance to recuperate at least part of the loss. And hope that the authorities aren't as corrupt as I make them out to be.
 
Hello friends

It was only about material things and we will be ok; ensurance will cover as it should and every member of the family is safe and sound. Regarding authorities... well, I trust them in the same way as I'd trust a hungry tiger in the same room. Irrelevant, non professional and... burocratic. As good as... I'll let you fill the blanks. It's not the same to write in an ipad. I am old school and really miss the keyboard.

Thank you for your kind words ans support.
Sergio.
 
He has done so much for me in the past, I am returning my gratitude. Brother, hopefully everything will come out ok and you'll make a strong comeback.
Nonsense, everyone here has helped each other in every single oportunity and you have a big heart in the right place. ;)
I only have recieved from all of you a lot of kindness, friendship, tips and teachings.

Sergio.
:)
 
Sergio, truly a tragedy and a crying shame! To me, you are one of the last great FS9 developers so I hope you can find a way to come back from this massive setback, as daunting as it is.

Best wishes my friend,

Greg
 
Sergio,
The ipad may not be your first choice for communication, but at least you have it. They probably make a keyboard for use with the ipad, but I have a feeling it is not at the top of your priority list right now.

I am so relieved to hear everyone is OK and safe.
¡Qué Dios te bendiga a ti y a tu familia!

Best regards my friend
Gary
 
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