Seafire Progress

I’ve been getting back to work on the Seafire while waiting for the next version of P3D to see if it brings PBR textures.  The render below is the port gear, the red cylinder is a stand in for the uplock/downlock rod while I aligned the locking arm which is the sort of banana shaped thing!  This will all be partially hidden inside the wing when complete so I’m trying to balance getting the right level of detail with only modelling what will be seen.

The scan is from the Air Publication for taking the undercarriage apart, it’s point of view is slightly to the right of the render and looking up from near the wheel.  I tried rendering from a similar position but the lighting was all wrong!  Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll have this finished off with the actuating jack, animation, etc. and can get it into the sim.