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1:72 Scale Model 3D Model
MODELING
Finished 3D Model
RENDERING
RESEARCH
TEXTURE MAP
3/1/21
A presentation by a scale and
3...
www.shortfuse3d.com
Presenter, Konley Kelley
Avid scale and 3D modeler
Commemorative Air Force member for 10 years
Educati...
Agenda
• What is 3D modeling and where do
you see it in popular culture
• 3D modeling step-by-step / project
case studies
...
Modeling history honors heroes
Yeah, we have our
comic book heroes…
Want to see my
3D Avenger?
A real-life hero
President George H. W. Bush
U.S. Navy TBF-1 Avenger
Pilot-LT (jg) George Bush
USS San Jacinto, CVL-30
58 ...
3D in movies Can you name the movies?
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Digital Domain, WETA Digital
1991
2009
Pixar
Can you name the movies?
1995
John Lasseter
He signed this poster for me on the back
of his car, which did not have eyeballs.
Pixar founder /
Director o...
3D in TV
Can you name the TV shows and commercials?
1998
3D Studio Max
Rhythm & Hues
1993
3D in Games
Can you name the games?
Minecraft
How games used to look…
…Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Doom Wolfenstein
Myst
Created by two brothers, Robyn and Rand Miller
Top selling PC game from 1993 – 2002
Inspiration for the TV show LOST
...
Background, Early Work and Inspiration
P-38 Lightning in 3D
…one of my first models at AFI (1993)
AFI in 3D
1:32 P-38 Lightning
1:48 Zero
Photoshop
Volunteer/seat filler
Katie, me, Moses and Mickey
“Hollyweird”
The Alamo in 3D
… made this while living in LA (1996)
The Alamo (1960)
John Wayne
Richard Widmark
Laurence Harvey
Alamo of...
The Alamo / renders
The Line in the Sand
What did the Daughters of the Republic of Texas
think of my 3D Alamo? Caretakers of the Alamo.
Planetoids
Wanted: 3D artist
…showers and beds (1997)
Teaching 3D
Caligari Truespace (1998)
3D Model Kit
Who was the Red Baron’s greatest adversary?
A dusty
Revell 1:28
Fokker Dr.1
WWI Flying Ace & his Sopwith Camel
“How is it done?”
“Spirit of St. Louis”
Strata 3D Interface – 3 views
Rendering options
Raytracing
Animation path and timeline
Spirit of St. Louis flies!
I need to look for more accurate engine noise 
“Starting a Project”
PBY Catalina
Scale model and reference books
….use the Internet for research!
www.squadron.com
“Enemy Carriers!” Battle of Midway
...Lt. “Howie” Ady’s PBY “Strawberry 5”
“Build the model”
USS Fletcher DD-445
You can use scale model
instructions as a guide
How to make a 5” gun
5” gun parts – exploded view
Extrude - turret
Lathe - gun
Paint/texture-map the parts
Fletcher parts and subassemblies
…cloning objects
Streaming
on
Fletcher in 3D
Fletcher at “Doolittle Raid”
With Jimmy Doolittle’s Co-Pilot, Lt. Col. Dick Cole on June 22, 2013
Doolittle Raid April 18,...
1:48 Doolittle Raider
signed by Dick Cole
Mark Twain bombsight Dick Cole in co-pilot’s seat
Broomsticks for tailguns
Japan...
Fletcher at “Battle of Midway”
June 4-7
1942
MIDWAY (2019)
State of the
art SFX,
true stories
Midway veteran,
John Hancock
WOD 2019
+
Charlton Heston as “Matt Garth”
MIDWAY (1976)
Now just wait a minute, Tiger…
What MIDWAY did you like better?
Huge cast, f...
Roy Grinnell, Aviation Artist
1933-2019
“Aviation art doesn’t have to match your sofa”
“Harry, Frank and Oscar” “Yeager’s Conquest – Mach 1”
Bookcovers
“Stuka’s Hard Landing – Alternative History”
Collaboration
Calvin Spann’s 90th B-Day
@Frontiers of Flight
Roy Grinnell Art
www.roygrinnellart.com
Lockdown project
My home set-up
Original Angry Bird?
1:48 B-25J Mitchell Gunship
Lockdown
Cats
1:48 F8F Bearcat
Bearcat at
WOD2019
4 Cats
“Gladys”
Pre-made models
Viewpoint Datalabs
“Silent Hunter”
Viewpoint Datalabs model with tweaks, texturemap and sea floor
1:125
U-99
3D U-Boat
1:48 Avenger
“Hunting the Hunter”
Avenger operating
in the Atlantic
T-shirt and DFW Wing R4D
R4D in 3D
CAF DFW Wing
www.dfwwing.com
U-Boat sunk in Gulf of Mexico
U-166
Sunk 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana
July 30, 1942
“Operation Drumbeat” 400 ships ...
“Texture-mapping”
P-40 Flying Tiger
Basics of Texture-mapping
Flying Tiger Texture-map
P-40 wireframe/textured
P-40 in markings for Charlie Bond’s AC
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
https://cavflight.org/
General
Char...
“3D People”
PT-109
What attacked Lt. Kennedy’s boat?
PT-109 in tub
PT-109 in 3D
1:72 PT-109
Lt. John F. Kennedy
PT-109 crew
Konley Kelley as Lt. John F. Kennedy
PT-109 crew on deck
“D-Day” in 3D
“Curahee!”
101st Airborne over Normandy
1:72 C-47
“Rendezvous with Destiny”
…transparency example (C-47 seen through parachute)
D-Day Diorama with sand
from Omaha Beach
“First Wave”
29th Infantry Division
1:35 scale
Finally, keep in mind
practice makes Perfect
America’s Top Ace, Major Richard Bong (40 aerial victories)
I want to make a King Tiger in 3D from scratch…
After seeing the “how to” what do you think?
1:35 King Tiger “Battle of th...
Time to show you some of my best stuff!
3D USS Lexington CVT-16
souvenir patch
“USS Lexington Museum by the Bay”
USS Lexington meets “Bazooka”
….take pictures / visual library of ship
“Walking into a Dream”
Lexington 3D images
Lex modeled as a CVT (training carrier). Many new pilots probably took off/landed on Lex.
Real or 3D?
F-14 Tomcat
www.usslexington.com
Museum on the Bay
Top Gun (1986)
Tom Cruise
Kelly McGillis
Battleship Texas
Another Scout trip…so did I make a 3D Battleship Texas?
Battleshiptexas.org
Battlecar Texas
…Pinewood Derby car with 1:350 USS Arizona parts
3D Battleship Bismarck
823 ft. long
50,000 tons
8, 14” guns
1960
See free on YouTube
Battleship Bismarck scale model
1:350 Scale
Battle of Denmark Strait
May 22, 1941
DKM Bismarck vs. the HMS Hood
1,300 British sailors / 3 survivors
3D Bismarck
1:600 ...
w/HDR Toning
Battleship Bismarck in 3D
PBY spots the Bismarck
1:600 Hood
1:72 PBY
HMS Ark Royal and Swordfish
1:600 Ark Royal
1:48 Swordfish
3D Bismarck under attack?
Swordfish in the kitchen
Swordfish and torpedo(minus kitchen)
Swordfish attack 3D Bismarck
Bismarck 50,000 tons
Swordfish 7,700 lbs.
Bismarck’s
Sister
Battleship
Tirpitz
Tirpitz fires!
Bent-wing Birds
Ju87 Stuka
F4U Corsair
F4U Corsair in 3D
…combined with Zero I made a long time ago
Corsair – Korean War
Restored Corsair
@ Vought Aircraft
1:48 Corsair
4 blades / transparent wedge
Aces’
Stories
Sakai
published
(1957)
Boyington
published
(1958)
TV Show 1976-78
“Gathering of the Warbirds”
Madera, CA
Pappy’s Corsair in 3D
“Pappy” Boyington
“Snake” Stuka – my favorite model
….which one is 3D and which one is a scale model?
Stuka texture-map
…use decal sheets to make texture maps – SCAN BEFORE PUTTING ON MODEL
Stuka in 3D
Ju87 Stuka
P-47D Thunderbolt in 3D
“Hairless Joe”
Lil Abner
Dave Schilling
56FG / 8th AF
132 combat missions
22½ aerial victories
Jac...
Lyle Jansma, Aviation Photog
www.jansmadesign.net
New texture map
for Gabby
Top American Ace in the ETO
Francis “Gabby” Gabreski
166 combat sorties
28 aerial victories
1st. Lt. Oscar Perdomo
Last Ace of WWII
1:48 P-47N Thunderbolt
Roy Grinnell
book cover
Dream project come true
“Sahara”
M3 Lee Tank
“Sahara” 1943 film
starring Humphrey Bogart
Honey, I
have two
model kits.
Let’s both
build a scale
model M3
Lee tank!
Toda...
No…this isn’t Bogey’s tank!
My wife built this. She calls it “Beverly Hills Tank.”
M3 Lee Tank Scale Model “Lulubelle”
Sgt. Joe Gunn
reporting for duty!
General Rommel,
“The Desert Fox”
3D M3 Lee tank wireframe/texture map
M3 Lee Tank in action
3D model
That’s not good…
3D M1 Abrams & Apache
1:35 model
3D Apache
3D M1 Abrams
Desert Storm (1990-91)
“Jet in a Weekend”
ME-262
No paint or glue to dry!
ME-262 in 3D
Under wing panel from an ME-262 at the
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas
German Ace Heinz Bar’s...
ME-262 in Action
…with 3D B-17G Flying Fortresses…SPEAKING OF BOMBERS
Commemorative Air Force
B-24A Liberator “Diamond Lil”
B-24 Liberator
Henry Ford
Willow Run
“Rosie the Riveter”
“Diamond Lil” right/left side
Right Side
Left Side
Luckily I can photograph
Diamond Lil’s features and
her nose art becaus...
“Diamond Lil” in 3D
First ever make a 3D model of a B-24A Liberator?
Neutrality flag
“Diamond Lil” and “FIFI”
ME
Ploesti Raid
August 1, 1943
One third (53) aircraft lost / 310 aircrew killed, 108 captured
Five Medal of Honor* recipient...
Monogram 1:48 B-24J Liberator
Robert in WWII
“Grumpy” in 3D
“Grumpy” for my friend
Robert Phillips
UNBROKEN
Louis
Zamperini
3D B-24 in Unbroken (2014)
Director: Angelina Jolie
Crew 713 – Alex Mena
Nemesio Mena
Radio Operator
“The Irishman's Shanty”
492nd Bomb Group
Scale and 3D model
“The Irishman...
Reenactors with “Diamond Lil”
P-51 Mustang “Cadillac of the Sky”
Major Eugene "Dick" Turner, 356th FS, 354th FG
1:48 P-51 Mustang
P-51 pilot Maj. George Preddy
“Top Mustang Ace”
26.8 Air-to-Air Victories
Crew Chief was a barber in civilian life
1:48 sc...
P-51 pilot Lt. Roscoe Brown, Jr.
332nd Fighter Group “Tuskegee Airmen”
1:48 scale models
“The Brat III” w/“FIFI”
P-51D Mustang
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
1:72 scale models
“Red Nose” with “FIFI”
CAF Founders
October 17, 1957
$2,500
CAF Dixie Wing
Memphis tour stop
FIFI on 7/4/20
www.airpowertour.org
www.cafb29b24.org
Fort Worth, Texas
March 20, 2021
McKinney, Texas
April 24, 2021
“Diamond Lil” and “FIFI”
I am in here!
AWESOME!!!
Photo by Konley Kelley
Flying on “FIFI”
Scale model, homemade decals
“FIFI” Texture maps
3D “FIFI” takes flight
Wireframe
“FIFI” Challenge coin
3D “FIFI” becomes “Enola Gay”
8:15 a.m.
August 6, 1945
“FIFI” and “Doc”
3D “FIFI” and “Doc”
Photo by Scott Slocum
Printing “FIFI” in 3D
6 hrs 15 min to print
3D Printing the Bell X-1
Chuck Yeager
October 14, 1947
“Chasing the Demon”
3D B-29 Mothership / 3D Bell X-1
Wireframe
3D Printing
the Bell X-1
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
Displayed for the first time FoFM
August, 2019
www.flightmuseum.com
Beeman...
B-29 “GOIN’ JESSIE”
1st. Lt. Charles Chauncey, B-29 AC/Pilot
Chauncey signs B-29 model
B-29 “GOIN’ JESSIE” in 3D
1st. Lt. Charles Chauncey, B-29 AC/Pilot
“Needs some little friends”
1st Lt. Charles Chauncey
35...
“GOIN’ JESSIE” w/Little Friends
3rd Place
Major James Tapp
78th FS “Bushmasters”
*First ace over Japan
April, 1945
Capt. Jerry Yellin
1:48 P-51 signed by Jerry
That’s the end of our “tail” for now.
Thanks for being a great audience.
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“Keep Em’ Modeling!”
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Modeling History in 3D 2021

  1. 1. 1:72 Scale Model 3D Model MODELING Finished 3D Model RENDERING RESEARCH TEXTURE MAP 3/1/21 A presentation by a scale and 3D modeler who loves history
  2. 2. www.shortfuse3d.com Presenter, Konley Kelley Avid scale and 3D modeler Commemorative Air Force member for 10 years Education Officer, B-29/B-24 Squadron Richland College employee for 24 years
  3. 3. Agenda • What is 3D modeling and where do you see it in popular culture • 3D modeling step-by-step / project case studies • What and who inspires my art • My best work and some history lessons along the way Outcomes • Learn how 3D is featured in our media, movies, television and games • Plan and implement a 3D project • Get a look at the software used by the presenter • Planes, tanks and ships - WWII history lessons using 3D models
  4. 4. Modeling history honors heroes Yeah, we have our comic book heroes… Want to see my 3D Avenger?
  5. 5. A real-life hero President George H. W. Bush U.S. Navy TBF-1 Avenger Pilot-LT (jg) George Bush USS San Jacinto, CVL-30 58 Combat Missions 128 carrier landings in WW2 *by age 20 41st US President (1989-1993) 1:48 TBF-1 Avenger 3D model
  6. 6. 3D in movies Can you name the movies? Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Digital Domain, WETA Digital 1991 2009
  7. 7. Pixar Can you name the movies? 1995
  8. 8. John Lasseter He signed this poster for me on the back of his car, which did not have eyeballs. Pixar founder / Director of TOY STORY
  9. 9. 3D in TV Can you name the TV shows and commercials? 1998 3D Studio Max Rhythm & Hues 1993
  10. 10. 3D in Games Can you name the games? Minecraft
  11. 11. How games used to look… …Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doom Wolfenstein
  12. 12. Myst Created by two brothers, Robyn and Rand Miller Top selling PC game from 1993 – 2002 Inspiration for the TV show LOST 3D made with Strata 3D
  13. 13. Background, Early Work and Inspiration
  14. 14. P-38 Lightning in 3D …one of my first models at AFI (1993) AFI in 3D 1:32 P-38 Lightning 1:48 Zero Photoshop
  15. 15. Volunteer/seat filler Katie, me, Moses and Mickey “Hollyweird”
  16. 16. The Alamo in 3D … made this while living in LA (1996) The Alamo (1960) John Wayne Richard Widmark Laurence Harvey Alamo office shrine
  17. 17. The Alamo / renders
  18. 18. The Line in the Sand What did the Daughters of the Republic of Texas think of my 3D Alamo? Caretakers of the Alamo.
  19. 19. Planetoids
  20. 20. Wanted: 3D artist …showers and beds (1997)
  21. 21. Teaching 3D Caligari Truespace (1998)
  22. 22. 3D Model Kit Who was the Red Baron’s greatest adversary? A dusty Revell 1:28 Fokker Dr.1
  23. 23. WWI Flying Ace & his Sopwith Camel
  24. 24. “How is it done?” “Spirit of St. Louis”
  25. 25. Strata 3D Interface – 3 views
  26. 26. Rendering options
  27. 27. Raytracing
  28. 28. Animation path and timeline
  29. 29. Spirit of St. Louis flies! I need to look for more accurate engine noise 
  30. 30. “Starting a Project” PBY Catalina
  31. 31. Scale model and reference books ….use the Internet for research! www.squadron.com
  32. 32. “Enemy Carriers!” Battle of Midway ...Lt. “Howie” Ady’s PBY “Strawberry 5”
  33. 33. “Build the model” USS Fletcher DD-445
  34. 34. You can use scale model instructions as a guide
  35. 35. How to make a 5” gun
  36. 36. 5” gun parts – exploded view
  37. 37. Extrude - turret
  38. 38. Lathe - gun
  39. 39. Paint/texture-map the parts
  40. 40. Fletcher parts and subassemblies …cloning objects
  41. 41. Streaming on Fletcher in 3D
  42. 42. Fletcher at “Doolittle Raid” With Jimmy Doolittle’s Co-Pilot, Lt. Col. Dick Cole on June 22, 2013 Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942
  43. 43. 1:48 Doolittle Raider signed by Dick Cole Mark Twain bombsight Dick Cole in co-pilot’s seat Broomsticks for tailguns Japanese friendship medals attached to the bombs
  44. 44. Fletcher at “Battle of Midway” June 4-7 1942
  45. 45. MIDWAY (2019) State of the art SFX, true stories Midway veteran, John Hancock WOD 2019 +
  46. 46. Charlton Heston as “Matt Garth” MIDWAY (1976) Now just wait a minute, Tiger… What MIDWAY did you like better? Huge cast, focus only on BOM, actual combat footage, John Williams score. SENSURROUND +
  47. 47. Roy Grinnell, Aviation Artist 1933-2019 “Aviation art doesn’t have to match your sofa”
  48. 48. “Harry, Frank and Oscar” “Yeager’s Conquest – Mach 1” Bookcovers
  49. 49. “Stuka’s Hard Landing – Alternative History” Collaboration Calvin Spann’s 90th B-Day @Frontiers of Flight
  50. 50. Roy Grinnell Art www.roygrinnellart.com
  51. 51. Lockdown project My home set-up
  52. 52. Original Angry Bird? 1:48 B-25J Mitchell Gunship
  53. 53. Lockdown Cats 1:48 F8F Bearcat Bearcat at WOD2019
  54. 54. 4 Cats “Gladys”
  55. 55. Pre-made models Viewpoint Datalabs
  56. 56. “Silent Hunter” Viewpoint Datalabs model with tweaks, texturemap and sea floor 1:125 U-99 3D U-Boat
  57. 57. 1:48 Avenger “Hunting the Hunter” Avenger operating in the Atlantic
  58. 58. T-shirt and DFW Wing R4D R4D in 3D CAF DFW Wing www.dfwwing.com
  59. 59. U-Boat sunk in Gulf of Mexico U-166 Sunk 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana July 30, 1942 “Operation Drumbeat” 400 ships sunk first 8 months of WW2 Sunk Robert E. Lee (passenger freighter w/407 people) Spies/Shipping off US East Coast and Gulf of Mexico
  60. 60. “Texture-mapping” P-40 Flying Tiger
  61. 61. Basics of Texture-mapping
  62. 62. Flying Tiger Texture-map
  63. 63. P-40 wireframe/textured P-40 in markings for Charlie Bond’s AC Cavanaugh Flight Museum https://cavflight.org/ General Charles Bond Bond Disney
  64. 64. “3D People” PT-109 What attacked Lt. Kennedy’s boat?
  65. 65. PT-109 in tub
  66. 66. PT-109 in 3D 1:72 PT-109 Lt. John F. Kennedy
  67. 67. PT-109 crew Konley Kelley as Lt. John F. Kennedy
  68. 68. PT-109 crew on deck
  69. 69. “D-Day” in 3D
  70. 70. “Curahee!” 101st Airborne over Normandy 1:72 C-47
  71. 71. “Rendezvous with Destiny” …transparency example (C-47 seen through parachute)
  72. 72. D-Day Diorama with sand from Omaha Beach “First Wave” 29th Infantry Division 1:35 scale
  73. 73. Finally, keep in mind practice makes Perfect America’s Top Ace, Major Richard Bong (40 aerial victories)
  74. 74. I want to make a King Tiger in 3D from scratch… After seeing the “how to” what do you think? 1:35 King Tiger “Battle of the Bulge”
  75. 75. Time to show you some of my best stuff!
  76. 76. 3D USS Lexington CVT-16 souvenir patch “USS Lexington Museum by the Bay”
  77. 77. USS Lexington meets “Bazooka” ….take pictures / visual library of ship
  78. 78. “Walking into a Dream”
  79. 79. Lexington 3D images Lex modeled as a CVT (training carrier). Many new pilots probably took off/landed on Lex.
  80. 80. Real or 3D? F-14 Tomcat www.usslexington.com Museum on the Bay Top Gun (1986) Tom Cruise Kelly McGillis
  81. 81. Battleship Texas Another Scout trip…so did I make a 3D Battleship Texas? Battleshiptexas.org
  82. 82. Battlecar Texas …Pinewood Derby car with 1:350 USS Arizona parts
  83. 83. 3D Battleship Bismarck 823 ft. long 50,000 tons 8, 14” guns 1960 See free on YouTube
  84. 84. Battleship Bismarck scale model 1:350 Scale
  85. 85. Battle of Denmark Strait May 22, 1941 DKM Bismarck vs. the HMS Hood 1,300 British sailors / 3 survivors 3D Bismarck 1:600 Hood
  86. 86. w/HDR Toning Battleship Bismarck in 3D
  87. 87. PBY spots the Bismarck 1:600 Hood 1:72 PBY
  88. 88. HMS Ark Royal and Swordfish 1:600 Ark Royal 1:48 Swordfish
  89. 89. 3D Bismarck under attack?
  90. 90. Swordfish in the kitchen
  91. 91. Swordfish and torpedo(minus kitchen)
  92. 92. Swordfish attack 3D Bismarck Bismarck 50,000 tons Swordfish 7,700 lbs. Bismarck’s Sister Battleship Tirpitz
  93. 93. Tirpitz fires!
  94. 94. Bent-wing Birds Ju87 Stuka F4U Corsair
  95. 95. F4U Corsair in 3D …combined with Zero I made a long time ago
  96. 96. Corsair – Korean War Restored Corsair @ Vought Aircraft 1:48 Corsair 4 blades / transparent wedge
  97. 97. Aces’ Stories Sakai published (1957) Boyington published (1958) TV Show 1976-78 “Gathering of the Warbirds” Madera, CA
  98. 98. Pappy’s Corsair in 3D “Pappy” Boyington
  99. 99. “Snake” Stuka – my favorite model ….which one is 3D and which one is a scale model?
  100. 100. Stuka texture-map …use decal sheets to make texture maps – SCAN BEFORE PUTTING ON MODEL
  101. 101. Stuka in 3D Ju87 Stuka
  102. 102. P-47D Thunderbolt in 3D “Hairless Joe” Lil Abner Dave Schilling 56FG / 8th AF 132 combat missions 22½ aerial victories Jack Bradshaw
  103. 103. Lyle Jansma, Aviation Photog www.jansmadesign.net
  104. 104. New texture map for Gabby Top American Ace in the ETO Francis “Gabby” Gabreski 166 combat sorties 28 aerial victories
  105. 105. 1st. Lt. Oscar Perdomo Last Ace of WWII 1:48 P-47N Thunderbolt Roy Grinnell book cover
  106. 106. Dream project come true
  107. 107. “Sahara” M3 Lee Tank
  108. 108. “Sahara” 1943 film starring Humphrey Bogart Honey, I have two model kits. Let’s both build a scale model M3 Lee tank! Today’s contemporary Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?
  109. 109. No…this isn’t Bogey’s tank! My wife built this. She calls it “Beverly Hills Tank.”
  110. 110. M3 Lee Tank Scale Model “Lulubelle” Sgt. Joe Gunn reporting for duty! General Rommel, “The Desert Fox”
  111. 111. 3D M3 Lee tank wireframe/texture map
  112. 112. M3 Lee Tank in action 3D model
  113. 113. That’s not good…
  114. 114. 3D M1 Abrams & Apache 1:35 model 3D Apache 3D M1 Abrams Desert Storm (1990-91)
  115. 115. “Jet in a Weekend” ME-262 No paint or glue to dry!
  116. 116. ME-262 in 3D Under wing panel from an ME-262 at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas German Ace Heinz Bar’s “Red 13”
  117. 117. ME-262 in Action …with 3D B-17G Flying Fortresses…SPEAKING OF BOMBERS
  118. 118. Commemorative Air Force B-24A Liberator “Diamond Lil” B-24 Liberator Henry Ford Willow Run “Rosie the Riveter”
  119. 119. “Diamond Lil” right/left side Right Side Left Side Luckily I can photograph Diamond Lil’s features and her nose art because she is here!
  120. 120. “Diamond Lil” in 3D First ever make a 3D model of a B-24A Liberator? Neutrality flag
  121. 121. “Diamond Lil” and “FIFI” ME
  122. 122. Ploesti Raid August 1, 1943 One third (53) aircraft lost / 310 aircrew killed, 108 captured Five Medal of Honor* recipients (3 posthumously) *Most for any single air action in USAF history SSgt. Robert Phillips B-24 Top Turret Gunner 343rd BS/98th BG
  123. 123. Monogram 1:48 B-24J Liberator Robert in WWII “Grumpy” in 3D “Grumpy” for my friend Robert Phillips
  124. 124. UNBROKEN Louis Zamperini 3D B-24 in Unbroken (2014) Director: Angelina Jolie
  125. 125. Crew 713 – Alex Mena Nemesio Mena Radio Operator “The Irishman's Shanty” 492nd Bomb Group Scale and 3D model “The Irishman’s Shanty” Alex Mena Filmmaker www.crew713.com “Lil” banner w/Crew 713 picture/story
  126. 126. Reenactors with “Diamond Lil”
  127. 127. P-51 Mustang “Cadillac of the Sky” Major Eugene "Dick" Turner, 356th FS, 354th FG 1:48 P-51 Mustang
  128. 128. P-51 pilot Maj. George Preddy “Top Mustang Ace” 26.8 Air-to-Air Victories Crew Chief was a barber in civilian life 1:48 scale model
  129. 129. P-51 pilot Lt. Roscoe Brown, Jr. 332nd Fighter Group “Tuskegee Airmen” 1:48 scale models
  130. 130. “The Brat III” w/“FIFI” P-51D Mustang Cavanaugh Flight Museum 1:72 scale models
  131. 131. “Red Nose” with “FIFI” CAF Founders October 17, 1957 $2,500 CAF Dixie Wing Memphis tour stop
  132. 132. FIFI on 7/4/20 www.airpowertour.org www.cafb29b24.org Fort Worth, Texas March 20, 2021 McKinney, Texas April 24, 2021
  133. 133. “Diamond Lil” and “FIFI” I am in here!
  134. 134. AWESOME!!! Photo by Konley Kelley
  135. 135. Flying on “FIFI”
  136. 136. Scale model, homemade decals
  137. 137. “FIFI” Texture maps
  138. 138. 3D “FIFI” takes flight Wireframe “FIFI” Challenge coin
  139. 139. 3D “FIFI” becomes “Enola Gay” 8:15 a.m. August 6, 1945
  140. 140. “FIFI” and “Doc” 3D “FIFI” and “Doc” Photo by Scott Slocum
  141. 141. Printing “FIFI” in 3D 6 hrs 15 min to print
  142. 142. 3D Printing the Bell X-1 Chuck Yeager October 14, 1947
  143. 143. “Chasing the Demon” 3D B-29 Mothership / 3D Bell X-1 Wireframe
  144. 144. 3D Printing the Bell X-1 THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) Displayed for the first time FoFM August, 2019 www.flightmuseum.com Beemans gum story
  145. 145. B-29 “GOIN’ JESSIE” 1st. Lt. Charles Chauncey, B-29 AC/Pilot Chauncey signs B-29 model
  146. 146. B-29 “GOIN’ JESSIE” in 3D 1st. Lt. Charles Chauncey, B-29 AC/Pilot “Needs some little friends” 1st Lt. Charles Chauncey 35 Missions 5th BS/9th BG *Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
  147. 147. “GOIN’ JESSIE” w/Little Friends 3rd Place Major James Tapp 78th FS “Bushmasters” *First ace over Japan April, 1945
  148. 148. Capt. Jerry Yellin 1:48 P-51 signed by Jerry
  149. 149. That’s the end of our “tail” for now. Thanks for being a great audience. Learn a new hobby and “Keep Em’ Modeling!” Q&A konartist@verizon.net www.shortfuse3d.com Modeling History in Digital Diorama

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