Finished! The final car of the six different marques that took part in the 1923 French Grand Prix at Tours.
Possibly a bit of an anti-climax if you believe in saving the best to last. I saved it until last because when I first started researching these cars there was almost no information available, I did wonder if I'd even be able to make it with almost no info. Fortunately, I eventually found some pictures and a little technical info (half of which contradicted the other half ) so here it is, as close as I can make it based on the info available and my far from perfect skills as a 3d modeller.
As you can see above, pre-race, the 3 car didn't have the little wings/mudguards behind the front wheels but in the picture below which seems to have been taken mid-race it has them plus a spare wheel strapped to the body. I can't tell if the 13 car was the same or not, so I've made the wings toggle-able in set-up and I might add the spare wheel in an update if it seems appropriate.
I generally try to stick to what I can see in the race pictures, but lately I've been thinking those are situational changes and shouldn't be definitive if you're trying to represent the car as it was in general.
Sound is somewhere around the 'not as good as the Delage but better than the Bugatti or FIAT' range, it's still hard to find good samples and not having the original sound available as a guide and target to aim for makes it hard to know what you should end up with. If any sound modders want to have a go at making something better then feel free.
You might need the 1923 driver model, which you'll probably have if you've got any of my other cars and I've added a folder called 'vanilla_data' with a data.acd without the config lines for RainFX so if you don't use Content Manager and Shader Patch and the car crashes when you try to load it copy that file into the main car directory replacing the data.acd that's there and see if that works.
Feel free to ask in the discussion thread if you have any problems, be quite happy to help. Although, not so much if you post a one-star review without trying the discussion thread first. I don't pay much attention to ratings but that is a bit like being poked in the eye by someone before they ask you for help, so be prepared to be sworn at if you do that.
Anyway, grumbles aside, it's been incredible fun making these cars and it's been rewarding to know that people enjoy them. I wouldn't have got anywhere without AC being open to modding, without everyone who's ever answered a question about modding, without other modders inspiring me to have a go myself, so thanks to everyone involved.
Thanks also for all the nice reviews and the suggestions for improvements and things that could be better, as I always say constructive criticism is always welcome. Also thanks to the people that took the time to donate, much appreciated and went towards buying an add-on for Blender that helped me make slightly better models....I spent the rest on drugs and whores of course .
Always have a nagging feeling that I've forgotten something really obvious when I upload a mod, spent the last few days checking and rechecking but it's easy to miss something so let me know if I have.
Happy racing, I'm off to put the kettle on and have a nice cup of tea.