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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:48 PM Edited by ALMOST610, 16 May 2014 - 01:48 AM.

XD Falcon
"Project Blackwood"

This is actually my first effort in making a real word vehicle, usually I have just made new GTA Styled Vehicles, and I don't plan to go too far from that with this project either, I am not aiming for a Perfect 100% representation of the real model, just something that looks close enough that you can identify as the actual vehicle but not something so full of detail I will have to spend weeks or months working on it, hence the reason why I used the Admiral as a base for this Project, and also since it has a very similar Body (Some might say the Sentinel from Vice City, but no this is actually closer) it saves a lot of time modeling parts that already exist, with the Admiral it is only a Minor Modification of the Rear End for the new Tail Lights, and also adding some badges to the boot, the Whole front Quarter needs remodeling from Scratch but that was going to happen no matter which vehicle I picked, The Car will be in Left Hand Drive just so I don't have to mess around with all the crap In-Game to get it working properly, anyway Below is a progress shot showing most of the work completed on the front, the back has some textures for the tail lights but they are just overlapping the Admiral existing Lights as a test so I still have to model that up, but the badges on the Boot lid are complete, Wagon and Ute variants are also a possibility with maybe even a Fairlane and LTD coming later after that.

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[More Progress Pics posted Throughout the Topic]

(Wikipedia - Falcon)
(Wikipedia - XD Falcon)
(Wikipedia - ZJ Fairlane/FC LTD)

 

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EDIT: May 13, 2014

 

For anyone who still views this topic I thought I would post a sneaky preview on something I have been working on the past couple days instead of some of my other projects I started this....

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The San Andreas Admiral converted Model at the bottom and my beginnings for a scratch built Super High Poly Model at the Top with aims for an IV release on the SHP model.

(XE mock up in the middle, "Now with the new Falcon subtle changes have been made outside, significant changes made inside.
The Alloy Head II engine incorporates a viscous clutch fan reducing engine lag, a two stage carburettor metres fuel more accurately, more efficiently. And an optional 5 speed manual transmission is available for the 3.3 litre engine. Falcon's completely new watts-link rear suspension system with 6 bar linkage and coil springs provides a smoother ride and safer road holding, through better control.")

Its still early but it is something new that I hope to work more on and complete eventually.

I figure that it will be easier to make a new model up to the B Pillar and then from that point carry the project in four different directions, being Sedan, Ute, Wagon and LWB, with, but I highly doubt I would do it, a Panel Van option on the Ute. Rather than trying to make a Sedan model from San Andreas into a Wagon I figure that making a whole new model which I can purpose build to each body type and that is high quality is a better use of my time, and even if I finish them and it never makes it in game atleast it will be a beautiful model to add into my portfolio. (I am sure some people would love to get access to my Scenes folder of 3DS Max and see all the things I have made but never released or talked about, but this is one I would like to show off)

 

Little more done, but this is an outdated shot already as I have progressed Further.

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May 14 Update....

Since I first started modding I have made many attempts to build this vehicle for the first couple years I attempted to build it from scratch, none of which progressed very far at all, last year I successfully converted the San Andreas Admiral model into a look alike of the car (the one in this topic) which although I put alot of work into making the exterior look similar and also making a proper interior it just never satisfied my desire to get a proper looking real thing done but just seeing my progress over the last few days reach the point it has makes me so proud that I have stuck with it this time and hope to give this car the tribute it deserves, being a local car that also has lots of followers who love it I found a bucket load of reference pictures from peoples restoration projects so I hope to get as many details correct as possible this time around.

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[And Another Edit]

 

Another nice little shot showing the progress and details I have had to get just right on the lower front bumper by measuring the spacing and cutting perfectly, its much longer and harder to get one piece of the car correct when you are going for a detailed 99% match compared to a look alike, some parts have taken several go's just for me to be happy with the model. Please also note that in these shots the Grill, Headlights and Indicators are not part of the final model but just size appropriate placeholders to help give me an idea of what the model will look like.

 

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I will have to make a new topic for this model eventually as think of these as two different mods, one being a VC/SA Styled replica and this being an accuracy high quality scratch build, that and I am aiming for an IV release, I would prefer to go for GTA V but not having a PC version out I will have to stick with IV, this would be a great cruiser for V to take around the desert and hills. I'll probably keep sneaking my progress here in this topic until someone notices it and then I might get around and make a new topic for it, or just keep posting updates in my profile page.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:38 AM

For which game??? III? Vice City? San Andreas??

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:43 AM

It looks kinda SAish, but knowing the author it may be a car for SA which will be supported by MVL.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

Great project you are going to started. Best luck for that. And waiting for updates.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:33 PM

Awesome, would love to see a more cars like this.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

There has not been much thats new over the past week it has mainly been working on smaller section that are not that noticeable but still matter, like the front the car under the bumper which was a mess in the picture above, I originally imported a bunch of Admiral models into 3DS and then modified them and then used the symmetry to see what the complete model would look like so now that I feel the front has been perfected I am separating it from the model and when the back is complete I will remove it from that different Admiral and then will merge them onto a new Body Shell as the old ones has been destroyed by the Symmetry which is why the next few pics will only be showing the car in separate parts, I also got a bit distracted with in game testing of the vehicle.

I plan to make the Vehicle for Vice City, in both Standard Replacement and MVL, and I figured that I might as well base it on a SA Admiral as that will make converting it into San Andreas later a lot easier, if someone wants to convert it to IV later that would be cool also.

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It has been good to see some interest with people, especially from Countries outside of AU & NZ where this car was not even sold, so Thanks to them, as long as people keep posting in this topic, I will keep posting Updates.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

Are you going to make interior or just put a sa one? dozingoff.gif
I hope we get some update soon.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:39 PM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:37 AM.

Are you going to make interior or just put a sa one? dozingoff.gif
I hope we get some update soon.

 

Possibly a bit of a mix, I was thinking of taking some IV Parts and Textures, Perhaps also keep some of the SA and make Bits on my own, or it could end up with it all just made by me, I have not yet thought of that, I can always release the Car with the SA Interior and then a Version 2 could have a new interior.


Here is a quick build with the whole vehicle together. Still not 100% though.
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

A minor update, but progress is progress.

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I have started on the Dash Board, Finished the Steering Wheel and am at the moment sourcing textures and references to get the rest going.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Awesome car, Almost biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:32 AM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:36 AM.

Awesome car, Almost biggrin.gif

 

Thanks biggrin.gif

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Here I have some of the beginnings of the Dash, with the Cluster and Central Controls complete.
I spent more time on the textures than modeling with this part.

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All the Switches and Buttons are 3D, so that is not just a Flat Image for the Radio, AC/Heater area.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

looks good icon14.gif
will you make the pedals for the car?

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:18 AM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:35 AM.

looks good icon14.gif
will you make the pedals for the car?

 

I am not sure if the details have to go that far, I could spend the time working on better things.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:35 PM Edited by ToyGT_one, 02 July 2013 - 06:09 PM.

Will you make an Improved Vehicle Features support?

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:11 AM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:34 AM.

Will you make an Improved Vehicle Features support?

 

I have been considering it only for the Unique Lights Part (Indicators, Reverse, Etc) and Perhaps for a moving steering wheel.
But a standard SA Release for people without that mod will come first.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:34 AM Edited by ToyGT_one, 02 July 2013 - 08:38 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

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The Dash is near complete, it is about 95% done with just a few minor things left.
It may not look like anything special but, well what were you expecting, it is an 80's car (Technically 70's) things were not meant to be fancy and that is what it looks like.

I never could understand why they had square Vents in the middle of the Dash yet had the round ones on the each side of the car, it just made no sense.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (ALMOST610 @ Tuesday, Jul 2 2013, 17:13)
I never could understand why they had square Vents in the middle of the Dash yet had the round ones on the each side of the car, it just made no sense.

Weird indeed, but Ford seems to have fixed it later tounge.gif

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:38 PM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:39 AM.

I never could understand why they had square Vents in the middle of the Dash yet had the round ones on the each side of the car, it just made no sense.


Weird indeed, but Ford seems to have fixed it later tounge.gif

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That's not a Falcon Interior, I don't know what car that is, but it was fixed 5 Years later with the XF Falcon.

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Another Wide shot of the whole Dash.
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

It's Sierra tounge.gif

But OK, Sierra wasn't the Australian Ford.

Regarding the mod, I really like it. Keeps the GTA feeling.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Looks good, keep it up smile.gif

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:36 PM Edited by ToyGT_one, 02 July 2013 - 10:19 PM.

There is a converter who converted the bigfoot2003/carface car mod to iv so if you want someone to convert this mod you can tell him to convert it and see if he can convert it or not.
Edit: he is called Intensified.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:26 PM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:40 AM.

It's Sierra tounge.gif

But OK, Sierra wasn't the Australian Ford.

Regarding the mod, I really like it. Keeps the GTA feeling.

 

The Sierra was never sold in Australia, we had an independently developed car, The Falcon was only ever sold in Australia and New Zealand, and still is to this day.

I am always going for the GTA Feeling, I guess I don't really know how not to go for it.
 

Looks good, keep it up smile.gif

 

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There is a converter who converted the bigfoot2003/carface car mod to iv so if you want someone to convert this mod you can tell him to convert it and see if he can convert it or not.
Edit: he is called Intensified.

 

I will send him a PM and see what he thinks, Thanks.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

Dash looks great but why such a small steering wheel? it need to be much bigger.
also dash texture, try use one with more bump on it .

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:41 PM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:41 AM.

The Dash is textured to look smooth because that is what it is actually like from all my reference pictures I have not seen one with a more rough textured dash.

I still might make the steering wheel bigger but at the moment it is scaled down to be the same size as the regular San Andreas Wheels, one I get it Exported into San Andreas I might reassess and make it bigger but want to see what it looks like first.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:41 AM Edited by ALMOST610, 09 March 2014 - 05:42 AM.

There is a converter who converted the bigfoot2003/carface car mod to iv so if you want someone to convert this mod you can tell him to convert it and see if he can convert it or not.
Edit: he is called Intensified.

 

I got a PM back from him, and he think it is too low poly so I do not think he is interested in an IV Conversion.

Looks like it will only be SA, VC, VC MVL, and Perhaps a III Version.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Fair enough. Let the III era styled car stay in III era tounge.gif

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Sounds great, but can't see any pics.. sad.gif

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE (jtr007 @ Wednesday, Jul 10 2013, 03:31)
Sounds great, but can't see any pics.. sad.gif

The Pictures are not appearing as my website server where the pictures are stored is down, here is the message from my web host.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (ALMOST610 @ Tuesday, Jul 9 2013, 23:31)
QUOTE (jtr007 @ Wednesday, Jul 10 2013, 03:31)
Sounds great, but can't see any pics.. sad.gif

The Pictures are not appearing as my website server where the pictures are stored is down, here is the message from my web host.

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Due to a DDoS attack in one of the data centers, Servers s46-s50, s52-s65, s67-s81, s83 are inaccessible from some network segments. [06/07] [This is a widespread and priority outage.]

Latest Update: Since the early Saturday morning (GMT), July 6, one of uCoz websites has been subjected to a massive DDoS attack (more than 160 Gbit). To understand how huge the attack is, compare it to the world record of 300 Gbit. Such huge attacks are extremely rare, usually a DDoS attack is 2-3 Gbit. As a result we were forced to limit access to our network from a number of countries, for the servers to be accessible to the majority of our users and the visitors of their websites.

At the moment the following servers are inaccessible from some segments of the network: s46, s47, s48, s49, s50, s52, s53, s54, s55, s56, s57, s58, s59, s60, s61, s62, s63, s64, s65, s67, s68, s69, s70, s71, s72, s73, s74, s75, s76 s77, s78, s79, s80, s81, s83.

Our specialists and partners are doing all possible to get the servers back to their normal functioning mode. Please be patient. We want the problem to be solved asap as much as you do.

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Now it's working and i decided to save all the XD falcon mod images from here in case this happening so i just upload the images and put it here.

@ALMOST610 is there any new updates?




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