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  1. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say on the G36C, first rail lug immediately after the scope lens cover is too wide. And it looks like the front lens cover is sticking through the rail lugs a bit. If that isn't it, then I honestly have zero idea what you're talking about when it comes to errors...these things are GORGEOUS!!
  2. Ok, so it has been ages since I've been on the site. I've been paging through the posts here, and I was wondering if anyone has modeled the new M24A2. Essentially the tried and true M24 with a top-mounted full-length and short side-mounted Picatinny Rails, barrel lugs for a suppressor, modifications to the shoulder stock and a 10 round magazine. Just curious, as I've seen these things around lately.
  3. not sure where you're seeing "tail rotors".....unless you're referring to the actuators for the flaps and rudder.....speaking thereof, the Frogfoot's rudder runs the entire length of the vertical tail...you might want to add some distinction near the upper surfaces. your landing gear is great, tho. really captures the tough Russian design....Soviet aircraft are practicall the only jets in the world that can take off from dirt.
  4. I new as soon as I made it that it wouldn't actually fly....its like strapping a pair of wings to a shaped brick and seeing if it would glide, but hey, its only the second aircraft I've made, and the first tactical aircraft I've put together. Not sure I'd have time in the near future.....pulling down 17 credit-hours this semester. It was a miracle I was able to get that much done. One of my profs is looking over the .cat files some time this week. I'm hoping to put that model through our stereolithography lab....actually get a solid model.
  5. True, it is important to use the best available resources during a spec op insertion, but bear in mind that we're not talking about sending one bird in alone. Even for "Black" ops, there will be other assets in the area....sometimes AWACS or MC 130 aircraft, especially on long-range missions. The MC 130 would be able to refuel the insertion aircraft, and provide ECM and EW support. Under those conditions, risking a high value helo like an MH-60 is not necessarily the best option. Helo's are more prone to damage and downing than fixed wing assets. Also, it's kinda rare for FR to do helo-casts into hot zones. Again, helos are more vulnerable to ground fire, and they make a hell of a lot more noise than high-altitude fixed-wing insertions. They're more likely to do HALOs into the Op area, then egress overland to an EZ and wait for the MH-60 or UH-60 to pick them up, or get picked up by water-borne assets if they're near rivers.
  6. Amen. Tried that a couple times....I think I won.........nope.
  7. Force Recon are a naval special warfare unit, the USMC being a USN asset. How much detail do we really see in-game? Eye-candy is nice, but all we really need is the general effect. ← As for the detail, you'd be surprised the level of detail these modders can put in. And someone who KNOWS the DIFFERENCE WILL be rather miffed if the model is wrong! And as for the Marines being a USN asset, yes, they are still listed under the department of the Navy, but they are a self-contained service with their own air wings and support squadrons. The Marines use as much of their own hardware and pilots as they can. Every Marine pilot has a secondary qualification as a rifleman, and EVERY Marine goes through the same infantry training. So, to say that the Marines would use Navy helos during their insertions is rather incorrect, and um, insulting to Marines.
  8. Hey nat, just a quick question....Is the mag supposed to have a cutout in it? Take a look at the very edge of the magazine, towards the barrel end....If you look close, you can see the tips of the rounds. Is it supposed to be like this, because it doesn't follow the standard Kalashnikov design....
  9. LMAO!!!! I'm surprised the air boss allowed it to take off......Course, paint like that would also serve to distract any hostiles in the area......
  10. IIRC, the SH-60R Seahawk is supposed to pick up the Special Warfare mission for the Navy when it enters service, so a reskin would be fine. ← I don't know if a reskin will do the job. Firstly, the 60 Romeo is used for NAVAL special warfare insertions and extractions, i.e. SEALS. Secondly, If you look at a standard UH-60, the tailwheel is at the end of the tail boom, whereas on the SH-60, it's just aft of the cabin. This was done because of the folding tail and the short decks that the Seahawk would operate from. Can't have a 20' wheelbase when the deck is only 12' long. You might want to try modeling a CH-46 or MV-22....I know there's a crashed model in IT, so you might be able to start from that and remodel to flying condition. The Marines are starting to phase out the UH-1N, simply because it's such an old airframe. The same with the -46.....The damn thing's almost 30 years old, so to keep it modern, I think an Osprey would be a great choice. But that's just me.
  11. Hey all, haven't been on in a while, but here's a little something I've been working on. As usual, it's in CATIA, since it's the only 3D modeling program I have. And, since I can't model weapons worth a crap without dimensions, and the fact that this is what I'm going to school for, I thought it would be a nice addition. Basically, steal the nose, vertical tails, and wings off the F-14, the stealth features, conformal weapons bays (there is a large internal bay on the underside, sorry couldn't get a good shot of it) and horizontal tails off the F-22, and the vectored thrust nozzels off the SU-35, and this is what you get.
  12. Thanks snow....hadn't had much luck finding decent blueprints. Maybe now I'll be able to work on my modeling skills....Still, i feel it's better to have a 3d model to look at....putting something 2d in a 3d environment doesn't seem to work too well....
  13. Hey all....me again. Just wondering, since my class schedule allows me to get over to the catia lab.....the models won't work in GR, established that last year, but I can do the models to scale....give you guys some idea what a vehicle would look like. Unless anyone can point me to a good place to get 3dsmax so I can do the models for game use....
  14. The model looks awesome. Were you trying to model an MH-6 or AH-6? The MH-6 has the benches, but no mini's. The AH-6 has stub wings (just beyond the skids) with either 7.62 miniguns or 2.75in rockets.....generally pods of 7 (think hexagon with one extra rocket in the center). BTW, take the mini's off and that MH-6 would be awesome for an insertion vehicle in a mod! One thing....the pod just aft of the rotor shaft....should be rounded at the back and have like a flare thing at the top.... MH-6
  15. Now that i think about it, i havent really seen a cop with a beretta. Usually they have something more like a glock or a colt. But im no expert on police weapons. I know they use mp5 the ump, the m4, m16. Yeah i wouldnt think the swat teams would use an m203 thats why i didnt put one in there. Ok, im no expert on guns, so i really wouldnt know what i silencer sounds like except from games. And 22's sound like cannons ? Thats news to me... They make just about no kick, and its not much more noise than my pellet gun. My dad has a 22 semi... ← It's just an expression, but the point is pretty clear. Bear in mind that the source of the "gunshot" sound is not necesarily the explosion of the propellant, but the bullet breaking the sound barrier. Silencers arent good at slowing down a bullet enough to keep them subsonic, so that crack is still there. and when you're entering a building and everyone else is carrying MP5 SD's, a normal round WILL sound abnormally loud.
  16. Um, just a thought here, but a 5.56 is known in the 'states as .223 Remington Rimfire. It's a target round, and the reason it's good for varmint shooting is because it has a tendancy to fly straight and true with small, thin skinned animals without a lot of meat on them. As for the reason for the tumbling attributed to the 5.56 X 45, it's important to remember where that tumbling was seen in tests. I've seen slow-motion video of a 5.56 hitting ballistic gellatin and doing what it's supposed to do....go through clean. Hit something denser, like clay, and you'll see that tumbling that everyone's hooked on. Rember what Eugene Stoner did with the AR15 at a demonstration? He set up WATERMELONS at varying distances and hit them with the AR15. That is where the tumbling was first noticed. The round decelerated so fast that the only thing it could do was tumble. The reason he selected watermelons was because they are the closest thing to a human head that he could use in a test. The husk simulated a skull very well. The 7.62 round had enough mass and velocity to go right through, making two very neat holes. The 5.56 destroyed the melons completely. As for why the U.S. made the switch from 7.62 to 5.56, any military history buff can answer that with one name: Curtiss Lemay. He liked the futuristic look and materials of the AR15, and the 5.56 round flew in the face of Army tradition, so he sponsored it. Back then, NO BODY argued with Lemay, so the AR15 idea was sent up to McNamara's "Wiz Kids", who looked at it (without ever having fired the damn thing or ever seeing combat) and made changes because they thought it would help the design. They were the reason for the switch from smokeless to traditional Western powder for the propellant, and a couple other modifications. And, since they were big on standardization (they were the reason all branches of the military use the same type of boot), the M16 became the standard issue rifle. End of story and debate.
  17. Uh, guys, I don't believe SWAT uses 203's!!! If this topic is supposed to be related to SWAT weapons, let's keep it there. Also, I don't know if SWAT uses .50's. That said, I think that AI .50 is a nice addition to a potential SWAT inventory. Also, keep your PSG-1 at the 5 round mag size. Police snipers usually don't need to worry about really large numbers of subjects. And for your M4 SD, remember that a silencer doesn't completely knock down the sound of the shot...all it does is make the weapons sound like something other than a firearm. And with a supersonic round like the .223 Remington, the gun will still sound like a cannon, so keep that in mind when you do the .gun files for the mod.
  18. Just thought I'd point this out to you....Police forces in the U.S. no longer carry beretta's. at least not the 9mm models. There was a major problem with the slide in that a subject could literally push it back and remove the slide and barrel completely, leaving the officer with only a grip and magazine. SWAT teams have recently switched to SiG 226's in .40 and .45 cal, and H&K USP's in .45 cal. Very few police forces carry 9mm anymore, due to a lack of stopping power. Keep in mind that a 9mm is basically a .38, and the number one reason the Army went to the .45 colt was due to the lack of power in the smaller round....a subject hyped up on drugs WILL NOT STOP if hit with a 9mm in a non-vital area. My advice is to go for a Sig or H&K sidearm chambered for a .40 (10mm) or .45. The big Colt 1911 isn't really a service issue anymore, so stay away from it.
  19. Personally, I'm glad that Ubisoft is starting to get into CQB. I was one of those who was griping about the lack of realistic CQB in GR1. Yeah, there were some maps with buildings you could enter, but the lack of flashbangs and good CQB support made it really redundant. I would go through mods and find things like MP5s and shotguns, because, frankly, that's whats used in buildings. And as for the future of warfare, do you honestly think a country like North Korea would waste its army in an open fight with us? HELL NO! No one can challenge us in conventional conflicts, so we WILL be seeing more CQB and urban environments. Don't forget, GR1 was about dealing with a NATO emergency.
  20. I've seen this in other first person shooters, notably Battlefield 1942 and Call of Duty. The next time you're at a range, aim at a target and then move your head to your natural rest position. I guarantee you that you will think that your barrel is no longer pointed at the target, even if you were able to keep it from moving when you moved your head. Art majors call it perspective. Your eyes think you're looking straight down the sights, but in reality, you're looking at an angle to your barrel. There is nothing wrong in the screenies
  21. Whoa, Razor, you were in my neck of the woods and you didn't look me up? I;m insulted. I was right up the road in daytona at Embry Riddle!!!! N E ways, i'd watch the nose on that model. The slope on it looks too sharp. Dauphins have almost a flat underside along the main fuselage.
  22. Not sure it uses a 30rd, but it would be a nice advantage in a firefight
  23. I recently worked with an very, very pretty ex-Israeli Air Force intel officer. She could talk the ears off a donkey. . . ← That galil speaks volumes as well
  24. ← And with a HK 53, she's dressed to kill!
  25. Yeah, but which bear variant? Looks like there might be a BIG Bulge under the nose....maybe a D model???
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