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danielkaiser
05-29-2009, 04:45 PM
Here's the question, where would you start?

This is the Super Chief/El Capitan, in the late 60's I rode this train from Los Angeles to Albuquerque New Mexico, my fondest memory of the trip was riding in the observation car.

adamredwoods
05-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Start with the base shape. Squint at the photo and you'll see what the base shape is. Then add wheels. And a rocket.

SplineGod
05-29-2009, 07:00 PM
Id start out with tracing the shape with splines.

danielkaiser
05-30-2009, 03:57 PM
Start with the base shape. Squint at the photo and you'll see what the base shape is. Then add wheels. And a rocket.

Yeah it could work with a Fifth Element kind of taxi cab makeover.


Id start out with tracing the shape with splines.

I took a look at your spline tutorial, I've never had much luck with splines but I'll give it a try, it's the only way I can see to get those compound curves on the nose, especially around the wind shield area.