Designing 3d Models in FS
is not for the faint of heart!
I tried ....... and failed, I put my difficulty down to being totally devoid of any artistic senses. Most of the model desiginers I spoke too said that you needed a natural eye for noticing when something "just looks right".
I now stick to programming gauges - which thankfully involves a lot more maths/physics and C++/Assembly language programming, which is more to my liking.
As for finding 3-views and aircraft specs - just search on google - something always turns up.
If you ever get the 3D modelling thing clipped, drop me an e-mail and maybe we can work on something together.
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