A couple weeks ago, I posted about this in the Forum Downtime thread, but I figured I should make its own thread so I don't needlessly clutter up others.
Last year I started my Nth
rebuild (honestly, I've lost count at this point) of the X-Bomber in 3D. I promised myself that I'd finish the darn thing in 2021, after starting and giving up and restarting several times over the years, and I'm going to use this thread to give myself a progress report at least once a month. I don't have a ton of time to spend on this project, though I wish I did. It's mostly weekends and the occasional evening. Plus, I'm doing this all on a 10-year-old computer that can barely run the latest version of Blender, but it'll get the job done somehow! My end goal, aside from a sense of personal accomplishment, is to post the models in the public domain for anyone else to use if interested and to convert and upload a version of them to Thingiverse, Shapeways, etc. for 3D printing.
When I last posted in the other thread, I had gotten the basic shapes in place for X-Bomber herself and had been whittling away at some of the detailed parts. After just a few very minor tweaks, though, I realized I needed to pause work on the main ship and get cracking on the three Dai-X components because they need to fit into the sides and bottom of the X-Bomber, and having them ready will help figure out some of the weirder proportions of those side blocks that the Mainbody and Legtrax dock into.
So, I got started on Dai-X's Mainbody! I've been building out the main shapes here too, and added a few details along the way just to give it some character. The upper chest plates with the grill fins (???) aren't quite right; I need to rebuild them and incorporate better into the main torso. Obviously the forearms and center cockpit parts need detailing too.
Colors on both models are temporary placeholders. I just assigned solid colors to groups of faces so I could get a general feel of things. I'll probably do some proper texturing later.
More to come soon!