Saturday, February 23, 2013

S-3 Viking project


After a long evaluation, I've finally started working on the S-3 Viking... I have not decided yet if it will be an S-3A or an S-3B, and I am struggling to find the best way to generate good base textures... but it is definitely a very interesting machine.
As you know, aircraft development in FSX is a quite complex and long porocess.. so it will take months before I'll have anything to share.
I think I had gathered all the pictures I could find on the web...but should you have interesting Viking pictures to share (especially for the interiors), they'd be welcome.

By the way I have not abandoned the MB.339 but the preliminary work was not satisfactory, especially if you consider that, to make sense, the project would need to be substantially better than the existing renditions - so I'll put in on hold at the moment.


22 comments:

Jiri said...

Hoover! It's already looking great :)

There are some detailed photos on Prime Portal so be sure to look there.

It's a still long way to go, but I'm already looking forward to fly it. J.


P.S. new aircraft, new opportunity to try something else and start working with layers ;)

Anonymous said...

Great notice!!

I send a e-mail to you, with a PDF of S-3 Viking.

Regards.

EC-LPZ

Javier said...

Dino, would appreciate a VRC50 Miss Piggy paint scheme. If you need pics I have them.

Also, I was privileged to get a catshot in an S3 Viking off USS Enterprise, spring 1988.

TSS has an accurate S3 soundpack.

Varun Krishnaswami said...

Hey Dino,
which modelling software are you using??

kalyan said...

hi Dino,

I have some Magazine collection called "Aircraft" from the publisher De Agostini.. It may have some photos there.. will have a look and will share with you.
Regards kaly

Varun Krishnaswami said...

Also Dino, can you give this the ability to have droppable ordnance and mid-air refuelling capability and other things it can do maybe, also will it be possible to give ita radar capable of tracking AI or multiplayer aircraft??

Peter said...

Wow,

Dino makes a home run again ;-)
Congratulations for your decision to move at a little different path as flightsim mainstream.

Dino Cattaneo said...

@Jiri

...old habits die hard :-)

@Javier
Repaints will come at a much later stage...

@Varun
I think I had already replies to you recurring question elsewhere. Anyway, I use mainly gmax and 3dsmax.

Varun Krishnaswami said...

Wow, then how do you manage to make all your planes so high on detail, cause I know only one software that can be used to such an extent and that is autodesk Alias. It is amazing, its my suggestion for you to try, also can you add droppable ordnance and mid-air refuelling capabilities to this??

Anonymous said...

will there be a tanker model on the horizon?

Matt said...

Cant wait for this one.

pitijm said...

great project,
good luck and thank you for your work.

Javier said...

it would be great to have views from the side windows behind the pilots......

Anonymous said...

Awesome, Dino! Thank you!
For all of you constantly placing demands on Dino, chill out! He is doing us all a huge favor, just let the man do his work! This is a hobby. You should be more appreciative.

Varun Krishnaswami said...

Hey Dino, can you give this the ability to have droppable ordnance and mid-air refuelling capability and other things it can do maybe, also will it be possible to give it a radar capable of tracking AI or multiplayer aircraft??

Will Andrews said...

Hi Dino,
Looks great, if you need Alpha/Beta testers later down the line I'm available.
Keep up the great work,
Will

Mobius Pibituh said...

BRO CAN U PLEASE MAKE US THE F-22A Raptor IT WOULD BE SO AWESOME TO FLY IT X3

Anonymous said...

Ciao Dino

Inanzitutto mi congratulo con te per i tuoi eccellenti aerei...ma ti volevo fare una domanda...prossima volta non potresti mica creare il progetto di un MB339 per FSX?

J PRACH said...

Hey Dino!

Your aircraft are epic.

I have a problem with your f-14d
i dont know if its my sim or a bug in the plane but the elevons seem to operate backwards, when i bank left, the elevons move as if i am banking right, if you know what i mean.

cool aircraft keep up the great work

Richard Fuld said...

MY uncle few the S-3's from 95-04 I'll try to get in touch with him and ask for some of his pictures of the Rear compartment and cockpit.

J.R. Riggs said...

Awesome!! Can't wait to fly it!! You have now created my 3 favorite airplanes!!!

Chief said...

Excited for the completion of the Viking. All of your creations are superbly done, Dino. Thank you SO much for all that you do! Pete Ward