Monday, August 22, 2016

Big boy: one week later!

Hey! Not bad for a little less than a week later! I'm also not doing this on the weekends, so .... yeah! The tender wheels are all done! I'll never have to do THOSE wheels again. Now, just the other 4-8-8-4.... 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Big Boy: Tender fly wheels

So, it's been about a week and I've got the first set of wheels for the tender all done. I'm still struggling with trying to be accurate as possible while not getting bogged down in minutia. When this is all done, you'll barely look at these wheels since they visually will make up about 2% of the whole thing. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Union Pacific "Big Boy"?

American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated, coal-fired, steam locomotive. Also known as 'Big Boy'. Jesus. Should I even do this?! It's overwhelming to say the least. I originally wanted this to be a Rhino 5 learning experience, but it's a massive horrible beast and I think I shouldn't bite off more than I can chew so early in Rhino. But even in ZBrush... I don't know. Am I a fool for taking this on?