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It has been some time since the last update posted about the MiG-23, so I decided to do some briefing to keep you updated on development and aware of a few things as well. The MiG-23 serious art development started at the end of 2019 (allowed by less art work needed in the MiG-19 by that date), which is the first step in the development of a DCS module, since coders need a more or less finished art asset to start their work. Work was going good as usual and the objective was to have a mostly finished art assets at the end of 2020.

In the final months of 2020 and the first of 2021 I had to stop development because of a happy event, the arrival and birth of my first child.

Since February of this year I have been back crunching on the MiG-23 artwork and a lot of progress has been made in the last months, including the completely remake of the aircraft cockpit thanks to the procurement of an accurate photogrammetry model, which allows for an almost exact copy of the real life one. the external model is almost finished and all the main parts of the internal cockpit have been made already.

As the project manager and main artist of Razbam MiG projects, there´s a lot of work I need to do for a module, which not only includes artwork, but collect all required aircraft data, contact real pilots and provide coders with good know-hows on systems and aircraft performance, so I´ll kindly ask for your patience if possible.

The plan we have is have this aircraft ready for internal alpha testing this year. I´ll provide you now with a few art development screenshots of the corrected models of cockpit and aircraft thanks to the magic of photogrammetry.

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OK, I really can't wait to see the Mig-23 BUT....

6 hours ago, OverStratos said:

In the final months of 2020 and the first of 2021 I had to stop development because of a happy event, the arrival and birth of my first child.

Congratulations!

 

 

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please keep up (and when possible speed up ;-)) the work on this amazing project. it is hard to wait. this is the most desired bird from my point. thank you for sharing. congratulations to the birth of your child and all my best wishes for your family!!!!


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Thanks for the Update! :thumbup:

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When you read that news. You can  notice He is basically alone doing the 3D job and so on the rest maybe someone give a hand. The rest of the team just work in Final Fantasy the module of his preference F-15E etc... I was expecting more for this update and it is almost the same what we saw before, so yes the module was stuck because the main person on charge for this particular module inside the team was with personal family business such is understandable. But them team team... say Razbam team on this Mig-23. Like is not a job for the team seem to me.


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Hey @OverStratos

 

thanks for providing an update and congrats to your kid. 
 

This module is easily the one I am looking by far the most forward - DCS lacks critical content and your module would fill a good bit of that. Really hope you can progress with this and that the team supports appropriately.

 

The 23 is really a game changer for me - keep the good work and if you don’t mind - pls drop us a line once in a while on what is going on. We really appreciate it and are very existed on this gorgeous plane! 

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On 6/4/2021 at 5:11 PM, pepin1234 said:

When you read that news. You can  notice He is basically alone doing the 3D job and so on the rest maybe someone give a hand. The rest of the team just work in Final Fantasy the module of his preference F-15E etc... I was expecting more for this update and it is almost the same what we saw before, so yes the module was stuck because the main person on charge for this particular module inside the team was with personal family business such is understandable. But them team team... say Razbam team on this Mig-23. Like is not a job for the team seem to me.

 


I´m sorry you feel that way, but the pictures show a lot more stuff made than the last pics that were shown. Also, there´s no much the Razbam team can do until an artist finish the models for a module, since this is the job of a single person most of the time. I can assure you the team is as excited for the MiG-23 as it is for another modules.

All that is seen in the pics was made in a short time since I´m now focused 100% into finishing this aircraft. Expect more news soon.

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Well for sure that they are enthusiastic about this module they are taking their time. Also understandable they must focus on the F-15 as $ spenders don't dream flying migs at night. 

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14 hours ago, OverStratos said:

All that is seen in the pics was made in a short time since I´m now focused 100% into finishing this aircraft. Expect more news soon.

 

  Really excited to hear what's coming down the pipeline! Thanks for y'all's efforts =)

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On 6/9/2021 at 6:12 AM, OverStratos said:


I´m sorry you feel that way, but the pictures show a lot more stuff made than the last pics that were shown. Also, there´s no much the Razbam team can do until an artist finish the models for a module, since this is the job of a single person most of the time. I can assure you the team is as excited for the MiG-23 as it is for another modules.

All that is seen in the pics was made in a short time since I´m now focused 100% into finishing this aircraft. Expect more news soon.

 

Not to question your workflow, but that's kinda at odds with what other 3rd parties (and modders) and ED claim to do, so I'm curious as to the why it has to be like that for you guys?

 

There's no reason why any of the fm and systems coding requires a fully finished model to start. A placeholder sure, but not a gold standard finished model. You guys doing that to pipeline the modules through the coding team because it's easier to manage, and to remove any back and forth between coders and artists? Genuinely curious and not picking fault fwiw.

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On 6/10/2021 at 1:58 PM, Tone_Picky said:

I guess, the rest of the team might be busy with fixing other modules.

I guess... "for sure it will be released in 2021"

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20 hours ago, yngvef said:

How is one guy ever going to do this?

I would assume never? But on the other hand, the recent 3D modell shots in the DCS Roadmap just give me some little more hope.

 

 

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Am 19.6.2021 um 20:50 schrieb yngvef:

There is one guy working on this?

 

I saw in the weekend update that ED spent more than five man-years making the Hind (and 40 man-years making the F-18).

 

How is one guy ever going to do this?

Well given that the Mig is development since about 5 (?) years... 

 

Yes it takes longer if you do it alone and sequentially.

 

 

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