I'm obsessed with this fighter, so I finally decided to model it (yes, I plan to finish and release this one, unlike my gunboat which was "for fun"). It's debatable whether the V-38 and the Phantom are indeed the same fighter, as some sources say they are different and some say the Phantom is an upgraded version of the V-38; I'm going with the latter assumption, because that was what I already had in my head.
Ideally the finish model will have 5 cannons - 3 laser cannons and 2 (working) ion cannons. Minilogoguy18 tells me I can get working ion cannons, and he also tells me with the help of OJP I can make it cloakable. For those of you who have never played Rebel Assault II, the TIE Phantom was a cute little cloakable TIE that wreaked havoc until the main character blows 'em all up.
Anyway... So ideally to balance out the 5 cannons, it will be defensively weak (weak shields, weak hull) so it won't be too overpowering. I'll probably end up just ripping/altering the TIE Interceptor skin to put up this puppy, since they're very similar.
Anyway, progress! Keep in mind I've only been working on this for an hour and a half - probably less due to the time I spent checking the forums and looking for good reference pictures.
Mine: Reference from RAII: Reference from XWA: I'm going more with the references from X-wing Alliance, because I like the look of that one a little better.
Seeing a vehicle from you brings a smile to my face. The wings apparently should be longer, away from that it looks nice, I suggest you to add more detail to the mesh so you do not have to make a really elaborate texture.
You think the wings should be longer? I'm working on detailing the mesh, it's just taking a bit of fanciness to determine what all's what on the original images.
Inyri ForgeYou think the wings should be longer?
In my humble opinion, yes, and a bit more separated from the main body.
EDIT: I take back what I said, the wings are fine the way they are now, but I still think that the wings should be a bit more separated from the body =p
Yeah, they probably should be. I fixed it a little already, but it could use a little more. Not my *greatest* concern at the moment, unless I forget to do it entirely :p
EDIT: Nevermind, was easy enough to do. I also tweaked the length of the body and the angle of the back of the wings.
EDIT: Latest update. That's all for tonight, though. I need to sleep, because I have a math final in 7 hours.
sorry byut its bin done <_
Lookin' good there Inyri! Phantom is one of my fave ships ever. :) I'll offer some more constructive crits once I've fired up good ol' X-Wing Alliance again, for some reason I now want to play it... Ahh, nostalgia. Good luck with the exam by the way, maths can be a real pain in the butt.
I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.
I can't wait to see what it looks like finished!
yeah your right max, this model has been done but if you can stomp all the others that have been made then thats good, which im sure shell do. truama she could just "borrow" ravens tie textures and change them around a bit and add some things to make it work, no real need to make a whole new one.
1) i prefer the raII one ;) 2) cockpit looks a bit too jagged. 3) looks like cockpit outsides (where wings attach) could use some more detail. 4) Dont use long wings! shorter looks better ;)