Jumi2, on Jul 18 2009, 12:34 AM, said:
good link for the smith stuff!
and yea, welcome to my world
.. yea it's quite a pain in the buttocks to get real accurate info or even better, highres images. i do have a few shots of the dashboard of the brabham from an old gpl'ers site (link to be remembered and inserted here for credit reasons), but they are very small, which is just sad. regarding the badges and dials. awesome progress so far! for the switches.. i can look if they match any of those that i have used for reference. the ones in my cockpit are repainted according to references. i spent literally a week just collecting images of rivets, bolts, switches, gauges, even reflections, chrome rings and all of that. then i started looking for leather textures and on and on it goes. i am lucky in that the ferrari, even though it has been built less than 5 times in these specs (according to my info anyway), has been to quite a few historic race events in the 90's so there is some people who have images of it.
one of the bt24 cockpit pics i posted has a contact address of the photographer in it. i think we should contact him and ask if maybe he has other angles or bigger size / resolutions of the cockpit and if he wants to support us in our quest to make a better virtual cockpit for this car. we're a non-profit gang here, so that should help get it for free (maybe?). and maybe he has images of other 60's f1 race cars too.
your rpm dial is bigger than 512x512?
you nutter hehehe actually i don't know about mine, i suspect it's in the 400x400 size range.
repositioning the dials / needles is an easy job really. takes about a minute - even swapping gauges and dials around is rather easy. if you want to use a custom needle for the rpm, i can help you there as well - again big thanks to martin for offering his knowledge here!!! if you need to change the range of rpms the needle has to travel.. well i haven't gone there, as that involves editing the .exe which i'm not quite prepared to do (yet?).
onto imagery... i have some shots of various brabhams,. bt26, bt29, but not so much for the 24. I'll see what i can do. the website atspeedimages.com has some good shots of "my" ferrari, some i would really like to have but 1) they want you to pay for that (BOOOH) and 2) even if you pay, you still only get watermarked pics. and the watermark is rather annoying. i will check if they have stuff on the bt24 there. in the meantime here's a the smaller cockpit images i mentioned earlier.
/edit just checked -> nada, well nothing that is worth using anyway
lol, i just checked, the general reference imagefolder for "my" ferrari is 200megs, materials, gauges, etc.. the folder for actual car imagery is 20megs :S
oh one thing it is "made in england" not "made in uk".. world of a difference there
ok, what can i say, jackpot you, lookey here:
linkage to moah brabham goodness. it's mostly kitcars and stuff, but still. for reference imagery it's quite decent. found this on searching refs for my fez
. at times i would just wish they had even bigger resolution shots up there. also if you want to grab a brabham racecar, they're up for grabs there, 20-80k usd
arg. i've been editing this post for like the umpteenth time. anyway, as you can see, those badges are not from the bt24, but rather from a bt35 and there's also pics from a bt28 and maybe others in there.. but i think you won't find a better shot of the badge anywhere soon
. on the page above you will find a few more shots of the frame structure of the cars and suspension details etc. in due time i will suck them dry and place them in my archives (being the hunter gatherer i am). ok i think that was the last edit for this post - for now
Edited by sky, Jul 18 2009 - 04:04 AM.