Catalina Chair 1

Some may know this, but I lost all my files concerning S8i. It bummed my out big time. But It’s a good lesson. Always make back-ups. That’s the reason I didn’t upload as much as I did before.


I remember I had an interior look of the airplane the characters are boarding at one point. It’s a modified PBY-5a (Catalina). My personal all time favorite plane. So; while I was traveling to work (by train) I made a quick sketch, thinking I could make it into a 3D model.

chair sketch

It’s a gritty sketch. But lots of stuff starts out this way….right? In Blender I tried to make the 3D-model. Which was surprisingly easy.

cockpitchair empty rendered

I made this out of a single box. Just extruded…untill it resembles a chair. I wasn’t sure if it had the correct dimensions for a human being. So I used a free model made by Danny Hensley. You can see his awesome work here. Be warned though. There is an abundance of anatomically accurate models (read: naked characters).

cockpitchair rendered1

cockpitchair rendered2

I think it looks to scale. The first image is only to check the dimensions. The second image is actually a set up for my next step. Recreating the entire cockpit…..I know in the real cataline there was only room for two chairs. But this one has at least four (deal with it :P)