This mod replaces the Shamal in GTA San Andreas with a blackbird in DRuG Transit livery.
The model was taken from 3dCafe and was originally made by Syd Adams.
You will note the texturing is rough - the normals on the model were originally flipped all over the place... it's a lot cleaner than it was. The decals are also done very roughly - this model wasn't that fun to work with so I have hastened it's release so I can move on to another. I may do a refined version down the track including animations, assuming I one day understand them.
Re scaling, I am aware that the models could be somewhat bigger, but unlike flight sim, I see the goal of this game to be arcade fun rather than to-the-letter simulation.
It is for this reason that I have kept most of my planes at a scale which allows them to be landed properly at all airports.
Long term, when I have a decent collection of planes gathered, I will consider which ones I want to keep in game. At this point I will begin tuning them closer & closer to perfection....
- releasing models with the option of full scale
- modelling interiors that can be moved around with camhack
- tuning col files so you can _really_ walk around inside
- offering packs with alternative liveries
- adding more passenger dummies to allow for fun in
I have been discussing the idea of instrument landings and much more with Kyeman from the SA-MP team, and have many other ideas on the plane theme in San Andreas, so remember, this is just the beginning.
And for reading this tucked away little message, here's a reward teaser of my upcoming plane... expect many of the things mentioned above to be included in it's release.. the model is smooth....
The dummies for the tail, tho still looking messy in that particular shot, have in fact been finished since, at this stage I'm still texturing the interior and ironing out some of the flaws.... most of the texture has been done in photoshop using images of the real plane from airliners.net.