Sunday 21 November 2010

Where thou art?

I have had a number of pm's asking why I've stopped posting in forums.
The main answer is fairly simple, I've been busy, but also my personal time is far to important to be arguing the toss with various folks.
Rome would never have got built that way.
So in this time of non posting I have been fairly productive.
The works Yard area is coming along well, as is the 03. (images below)
I'm just texturing the cab and going through a fix list to finish it all off.

So, what is the Works (industrial North) all about? Well it grew out of the 03 shunter. I have had that on my drawing board for almost 2 years, but the team were like; 'not another shunter pack!' How very dare they! (I only have a couple left to do to have the full set!)
We discussed what we could do to make the pack more interesting than just a small diesel.
I really wanted to do Consett Steel works and surrounding area but and 03 was just not right and I did not have images for a Sentinel shunter. Not to mention how much work it would be.
As I researched the area I was amazed at how complexed it all was from track to buildings, so we brainstormed some more and came up with a works area, Doncaster became the clear favourite as we discussed ideas.
We distressed many bits of rolling stock and added a number of new buildings and assets, However, I was keen to add more characters to the area too, all animated doing various tasks.
Below is one of the recycled chatacters before being skinned and animated.

1 comment:

Geoff Potter said...

Hi Derek

Fantastic work as usual.

You actually spent much, much more time helping people on the forums than arguing with them but I get the point.

More time spent on Wear Valley sounds like a very good idea. It would be nice to see this route before I draw my pension.

Looking forward to recycling a few locos at Doncaster Works.