In a post back in January, I mentioned discussing my take on the whole piracy issue that faces the FS payware community in an ever so painful way. Since the topic seems to have died down a bit in the forums lately, I’ll rekindle the flame a bit with a bit of perspective on my end. It is piracy that ultimately caused my leaving FSD. Why? I’ll get to that in a bit but first a brief history of how I came about as a team member at FSD in the first place. FSD’s history as 3rd party content creators goes … Continue reading Piracy and how it has affected me
While doing research on some of the other schemes that I’ve recreated, I ran across this very nice scheme and thought it would look great on the new FSX Citation X 2.0. I made sure to zoom in a bit on the antennae in the last shot to illustrate the chrome leading edge. Yeah baby!
Below is a classic Citation X scheme being flown by the NetJets organization. As early adopters of the CX, they have one of the largest fleets of CX’s in the US and Europe. It may be hard to notice, but I have created FSX-style chrome along the leading edges of the major antennae, just as they are in real life. More improvements and schemes to come!
From the memorial of the previous post, I thought that a more upbeat commemorative edition of the CX was in order. May I present a recreation of the 5000th Citation! This aircraft is operated in the real world by XOJET and took delivery in December of 2007. XOJET currently flies 15 Citation X aircraft, and has agreed to purchase 30 more! The Citation X has been sold since 1996 and continues to be a very successful as the fastest business aircraft available.
This is a recreation of the late Steve Fossett’s Citation X, N377SF to honor his life as an aviator and adventurer. Though his remains have yet to be found, may his soul forever fly high.
Many thanks to Bobby for a phenomenal job on the shadow enhancements to the master texture templates! Here are a couple of shots showing his work.
While I await Bobby’s work on the shadow enhancements, I’ve been busy painting up a couple of new liveries. I also created my very own global environment map for chrome. What do you think?
It is with great pleasure I present the very first in-game renders of the FSX Citation X! Of course these are very early development shots and I’m certain much will change in regards to the paint. Bobby still has some enhancing to do. However, I hope these illustrate the high detail that is now capable of paint schemes for the CX – all curvy lines are nearly jaggie free! This platform should become a repainters dream come true!