I've Actually Thought long and hard about what Speccy has said in his two posts. and even as work continues on these cars I've had to take some really hard looks in the mirror and ask me why I am doing all this anymore.
In many ways it's taken time to Realize that Speccy is pretty right on a long of things. When I close my eyes I can see these models out on the virtual road. it makes me smile and makes me lust for it be real. as real as all the other projects I've been doing over the years,some of which you don't even know about. but by days end do I see me being able to truly finish up all the movies with sets and characters and the like? the answer is a solid I doubt it.
No one will fault me for hanging in this long. and I thank so many of you for sticking with me through it. So what am I about to say? Well the short answer is this mod will close down. I know what I've said in the past about coming back to finish this to the enth degree. and to be honest I ment every last word of it. but how realistic is it? In the end it's not very realistic at all. and to push on for another 5 maybe 10 years..for what exactly?
there is no real answer to give to that. sure I'd have a lot of neat models but then what? now for the long answer.
Does this mean I am ceasing production of current and future models? well yes and no. I think making something from each movie is my new goal. beyond that
I think the rest of the models I have yet to fully start will lay as they are. so
1.the green dart car will get finished.
2.The Desoto will be created.
3. the no front fender statesmen will be finished up.
4.the big monster truck from thunderdome will get finished.
5.and I feel it only right to finish up the start I have on max's truck.
6.the train is also going to be finished because I have too much invested in it to stop it now.
7.lastly the silver interceptor
8.as well as the Fury road edtion mad max interceptor will be made.
9. finish the tanker trailer
All other models are here by canceled but I'll make model files available for anyone who wants to pick up from where I left off. scene wise the compound will be finished off with new detail added anyone who wants to put it into a map is welcome to the finished mesh when completed.
the rest of the work will go towards working with my skinners more closely to get the models that are done. skinned and out to you. this will leave so much of the mod unfinished but we'll have some releases to give to you as a going away present.
anything that is high enough poly to be transfered over to GTA IV and possibly GTA V will be.
and well anything we can get off the mad max game (provided that it's still coming out and honestly I don't think it is. since I've heard more about Just cause 3 then I have of mad max. I'm afraid it's vapor ware but I am hoping I am wrong. but I'd be almost shocked if we ever hear about this game ever again. and it's a shame too.) but the point is if it comes out we plan to pull as many assets out as we can and will use them in our mods as well. but again this is optional as it's not likely we'll see the game released at all.
and so that's my final word on this. I plan to make mods till I die. and I'd hope said mods will make their way to releases in the future as I have so much fun stuff for you all to drive that is being made.
Speaking of made here's what I got done on the green dart car.
front end regular:
Front end with the pontiac bonnevill grill cover that leads to the engine bay:
The broken and busted up hood:
in the movie you don't see the front end on the car as it approaches to crash site. there's a reason for that. the first cash failed and it ended up breaking the pontiac front end. they couldn't repair it in time so they had to just take the parts off and do a second run. flub or not this will be a part of the cars damage I
plan for you to be able to break the front end off and drive with it like it is in the film. so once the front end grille is complete I'll make a damaged version that can break off like what Carface does with a lot of his cars. this will make the authenticity of the car that much more.
I hope to have updates for you coming soon on skinned models. for now I hope you'll take this post in the spirit it was ment and we can move forward towards a natural end to this mod and the begining of new works for other games.