Not really a tutorial...

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  1. Clave

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    ...but I think it deserves a thread...

    This is a breakdown of my 'method'

    1: Background image - This needs to be good if the final result is to work. The IAR.80 is my subject, and this is the image I used:
     

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    2: Outlines - I have drawn all the edges and panel lines with major parts separated into their own layers:
     

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    3: Rivets added, again on more layers:
     

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    4: Colour - Basic fill in the background and camo on top. This layer is below the outline and rivet layers:
     

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    5: Markings - Added above the colour layers:
     

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    Cool stuff Clave
     
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    6: Mesh - This 'shapes' the whole thing, there are many meshes for all the different parts - only tiny items or things that are completely flat have no mesh. Here is the mesh(es) on their own:
     

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    6a: Mesh - As used:
     

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    7: Shadows: More layers - usually just the wings and tailpane, but sometimes other parts have shadows too:
     

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    That's it - There are 75 layers in total, and the final drawing is exported out as a jpg or psd file. I save it at 300dpi for my deviantART prints, and here's an idea of what that looks like:
     

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    Excellent Clave!
     
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    Hey that's pretty interesting clave. Thanks!
     
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    I wish I had a computer that was strong enough to do stuff like that! That is absolutely amzing work Clave! Color me green with envy!
     
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    Alot of freakin work man, and this gives us an appreciation of just how hard it really is...
     
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    Very nice Clave. I wondered how you did your work.
     
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    Thanks! 8)

    I think it's because my proper job involves drawing and making a lot changes, I wanted to evolve something that could be changed fairly easily and scaled to any size...
     
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    Clave thanks for sharing, fantastic work.
     
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    I always wondered how you did it all.

    Much respect some serious work in those

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    Thanks! 8)

    It's been a long learning curve, but I hope it will be of some use one day..
     
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