MIKOYAN GUREVICH MiG23MLA (BLENDER)
This is the bad guy of the upcoming Rookie Awards 3d animation short film "Vietnam Vindicator". Modeled in Blender, texturized in Substance.
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG23ML Flogger A
This model has been made using a triplanar reference, extruding profiles with non destructive modeling, using mirror modifiers.
The finished model has been mapped and moved to Substance Painter. The afterburner is a volumetric emissive cone with a Sine interception for the shock diamonds.
This fighter is equipped with four Vympel AA-8 Aphid (R60 Molnya in russian) Short Range Infrared tracking air to air missiles (IR SRAAM) and two R24T (NATO AA-7 Apex) MRAAM (Mid Range Air to Air Missile).
The afterburner, nozzle and control surfaces are moved via drivers.
Below: Afterburner and wing swing animations.
Below: Rough composition of a crash between the MiG23 and the F4E in a gunfight.