In an earlier attempt to accomplish this here is a smaller version of what I tried earlier: ''9/11 Memorial Pack''.
It has taken me many many years to actually get this project to its current stage. Like many other modders I started low skilled. There for I collected a group of people who actually had the skills to help me on this project. I found a pro modeler with amazing skills that actually could make the start of the the body. First year I've been collecting references for the modeling progress. So many hard searching on the internet to actually find this, what I call, a hero truck. The modeler, named BläckAce started modeling. The base was quite there. Though it had lots and lots of inaccuracies.
I decided to start learning ZModeler myself. Around March 2012 I started with minor projects. While I kept making simple projects I started learning more, creating better modifications. Now it is 2014, almost two years later, and I have finally gained the skills to take over. For the past half year I've been working on the creation by BläckAce. I started converting it. It started to look like something, yeah. But as you keep checking references you keep finding misaccuracies. Lots and lots of editing had to be done. This took me like half a year... After fixing up the model simple objects had to be added to make it actually like the real life truck. After doing that, while I'm not even done yet, I started templating and texturing it. Now it carries a livery it really starts to look like the outcome.
Now, here we are. I decided to make this topic for you guys to see what I've actually been up to, aside from side projects.
I present to you:
The 1993 Mack R Bronx New York Police Emergency Service Unit
One of the truck loaded with heroes that responded to the falling towers on the 11th of September 2001. With pictures proving the truck is no more, this seems to me one of the most touching hero trucks of all. The rear seems to be a standard model for the Emergency Service compared to the truck's brothers...
The truck responding on 9/11 to the WTC scene:
Mack R Bronx 1993 NYPD Emergency Service Unit Truck 9 RELEASE
Now released and for download at GTA4-Mods!