The YF-19: Landing Gear

I’ve reached the present time at last, so from now on you’ll have to excuse me if I take this to a weekly basis. I’m also going to do some tutorials to find out how to animate and articulate this bird, and finish modelling little details before the big UV map part.

December 1 - Front landing gear

December 1 – Front landing gear

The landing gear was courtesy of my newest adquisition: the Bible of Macross design, Macross Variable Fighter Master File, a compendium of 3d images, blueprints, reference material and history. It’s got even blueprints for the seat! So that means more updating to make this beauty as close as possible to the (hypothetical) true thing.

Variable Fighter Master File - VF-19 Excalibur -000b (front cover)


With only the front gear down it still looks very nice!

December 3 - Rear landing gear

December 3 – Rear landing gear


1203-3I coloured the back of the spoilers and put the plane on a landing position – I absolutely made sure this was a separate file this time – now this is what I was dreaming about on the YF-19 landing smoothly on a runway! I might have to make this little pic a separate project for a wallpaper…

1203-21203-4Stay tuned!


About Eduardo

I'm some dude with a huge love for animation and film. I've been working in TV animation for the past 6 years in New Zealand. I love dragons, pointy metal things that can cut dragons, and flight simulators.
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