Currently enjoying Winter Break1 and having recently completed my entry into the Local Motor's RIG2 competition2 I felt this would be an ideal opportunity to revisit some of my older mods that had been pushed aside while I've been busy.
My first priority is to try and finish the Kenworth T908. I've completed nearly all of the mesh and texture work but my key aim now is to build a realistic, deforming N/B from the ground up. Having little experience with N/B building and having the intelligence of a potato in general, this will be a rather substantial learning curve for me. So far I've completed the main chassis of the truck. It needs a little more tweaking but I'm happy with it at the moment.
Don't expect this to be completed too soon but I WILL finish it.
1 That's right, not everyone lives in the U.S.
What better way to start off a first blog post than with some awesome pictures!
I've been laying pretty low around the forums over the last few weeks, mainly because final exams are approaching but also because I've been working on a brand new vehicle for Rigs of Rods. I've built a 'Rock Bouncer' style rig, popularized by wheelers in the South-East US like Tim Cameron and his legendary 'Fat Girl' buggy. The design itself is completely original adopting specs and measurments from the real-life 'Showtime' buggy to give a nice, realistic feel.
Desperado is powered by a supercharged 350 Chevy engine, coupled to a built turbo 350 transmission and an Atlas 4.3 transfer case. Mounted to two 14 bolt axles are a set of custom beadlock rims wrapped up in 44" BFG Krawlers.