Mercedes AMG GT3 – fantasy Unicef skins

I made this couple of skins for my friend RacingFR-Online driver and race organiser “afondesix” who wanted to have the same livery as the one I had made for the Z4 GT3 last year: https://lesuntzu.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/bmw-z4-gt3-unicefgilmore-fantasy-skin/. It is based on the same color design by Andy Gilmore.

Mercedes AMG GT3 - Unicef (8)

Mercedes AMG GT3 - Unicef (5)

So there is little creativity in this work, but texturing skill to make it seamless around the curves and twists of the bodywork.

Mercedes AMG GT3 - Unicef (4)

Mercedes AMG GT3 - Unicef (2)

About Unicef:

http://www.unicef.org/
https://www.youtube.com/user/unicef

Toyota AE86 – Advan Carrot Racing – Keiichi Tsuchiya – Fuji Freshman Series 1984

Another car driven by Keiichi Tsuchiya: the Advan Carrot Racing AE86 with which the Drift King boosted his carreer by taking 6 wins in a row during the 1984 season of the Fuji Freshman Race Series.

Toyota AE86 - Advan Carrot Racing - Keiichi Tsuchiya - Fuji Freshman Series 1984 (2)

I do not have enough pictures to skin the suit and helmet worn by Tsuchiya-san in 1984 or the Advan tires actually used on this car. So I included recent suits, helmet and tires (Advan A050) – all scratch-made.

Toyota AE86 - Advan Carrot Racing - Keiichi Tsuchiya - Fuji Freshman Series 1984 (3)

Toyota AE86 - Advan Carrot Racing - Keiichi Tsuchiya - Fuji Freshman Series 1984 (4)

Download links:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/k7327o7flsmn7ni/Advan_Carrot.rar

http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/toyota-ae86-%E2%80%93-advan-carrot-racing-%E2%80%93-keiichi-tsuchiya-%E2%80%93-fuji-freshman-series-1984.12049/

P.S. In this very entertaining video you can have a glimpse of the real car driven under the rain by the master:

Toyota AE86 drift – Tec-Art’s – Keiichi Tsuchiya

On the web these days every car is ‘iconic’ and every driver is a ‘legend’. When I started this kind of blog I promised myself to stay away from those words – even when they do mean something real for a particular car and for a particular driver.

So here is the Toyota Trueno of Tsuchiya-san a.k.a. the Drift King, as seen from time to time in the automotive Best Motoring / Hot Version show.

Toyota AE86 - Tec-Art's - Keiichi Tsuchiya (4)

If you are not familiar with the Japanese car culture, especially drift and touge, it’s time to surf the web and fill that gap ^^.

Toyota AE86 - Tec-Art's - Keiichi Tsuchiya (3)

Toyota AE86 - Tec-Art's - Keiichi Tsuchiya (2)

This is a simple skin, although there was some work on the bonnet texture, and on the suit and helmet.

Download links:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/5wf9g8jabvwj3u4/Drift_King.rar

http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/toyota-ae86-drift-keiichi-tsuchiya.11964/

Mazda MX-5 Cup – Hot Version – Media 4-hour race 2015

Mazda MX5 Cup - Hot Version - Media 4h race 2015 (3)

Another roadster that took part in the Mazda media race of 2015. That one was driven by, among others, Keiichi Tsuchiya, a.k.a. the “Drift King”. I guess the color scheme and number were not entirely random choices ^^.

Mazda MX5 Cup - Hot Version - Media 4h race 2015 (5)

Mazda MX5 Cup - Hot Version - Media 4h race 2015

As often with Assetto Corsa cars, the outcome is not 100% satisfying: there is no way to remove the aerocatches on the bonnet, and they overlap with the main decal (aerocatches were wider on the real car); we can skin the windshield frame but the material is set in a way that painting does not look good; impossible to get a chrome-ish look on the helmet. Complex files but little control on the final render.

Anyway, here are the download links:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7jm3s4cru81bzgx/Hot-Version.rar

http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/mazda-mx5-cup-%E2%80%93-hot-version-%E2%80%93-media-4h-race-2015.11917/