Thanks! Am currently getting the two side buildings added in that are next to the launch pad then starting in on the pipe support frame work that goes from the fuel buildings on the hill to the launch tower.
From time to time! esp if there are enough detailed photo's out in public domain that makes doing the modeling possible, simulation and that stuff is my main interests..
Also here are two more images updates got the two side buildings added and placed correctly so that they match up with sat photo's and are modeled to match ones as seen in the press visit to the launch site!
Small update on site, been working on adding in the fuel buildings and getting them placed! the road going up to the fuel building still needs adjustments since it is to curved! Also I started work on getting some the piping put in going to launch tower and the blue water pipes from the water storage on top of tower!
After taking a short break from working on the launch site I am back to working on getting the rest of tower details parts modeled up! here is screenshot showing the latest progress! still minor adjustments and finishing work to to do on it before adding it onto the main launch tower model!
Once I finish final adjustment on above part I will be starting in on working on adding in the stairs to the separate levels of the main launch tower and the shacks that are on the separate floors.
Anyhow just thought I would share the update with you guys!
Am doing this for my use and also there currently are no true visualization models of the Tongchang-ri site and most them out there are very inaccurate for use in quick news cast demonstrations, I am really into site reconstruction and trying to get as much detail in as possible also having an accurate 3D model of current site helps to be able to judge any changes that may be done over time in sat images by observing the site and viewing model at same angle to be able to judge any changes made at site in a 3D view..
I realized I never posted pictures of the finished radio camera tower that is by side of launch pad so I did up a new render showing the part I am currently working on added onto the launch tower and the radio camera tower also now in background! as you can see in the pics its pretty much is an exact copy with just a few minor tweaks of adding some of last support struts on base of Radio/Camera tower needing to be done.
On a side note yes I know I still need to move the radio tower further back along the pad to more close to the front entrance, that will be adjusted in next set of render updates!
Current Thoughts about launch pad, I have come to the conclusion that the Tongchang-ri launch pad is actually constructed for two launch towers and not just one..
here are some of my reasons.
1. the current pad area of the launch pad is way more then is needed for servicing and bringing rocket components to the current launch tower and allow for maintenance vehicles but would allow very easily for a second launch stand.
2. when the pad was in initial stage of being constructed on the far end their was a much more clear circular hole that matched same same size as the hole for the current blast vent starting to be dug. but this circular hole was soon covered up but the rail segments remain in place that could hold a second launch stand for a rocket next to the tower.
3. The North Korean government went to the effort of putting staggered retaining wall on hillside face of launch pad that would help to protect a launch tower if and when put in place from erosion of hillside. by placing the retaining wall its means the hillside is not disturbed and could be leveled at a later date for placement of fuel buildings
4. While all other sides of launch tower pad have finishing landscape work done on them and better clean up the far side next to far end of launch pad still remains rather unfinished which would indicate they are not wasting doing further work on an area that will be dug up at later date.
5. on hillside above the stagger erosion wall there is a area started to be cleared and a trench dug this is similar to what was done for the area of the fuel buildings before full construction started on them they perhaps were testing area...
Update on the Tongchang-ri launch pad reconstruction! considering the world news right now happening and focus on the coming North Korean long range rocket launch I decided to put some more time into working on finishing getting the stairs added into the Tongchang-ri launch pad reconstruction! and yes the steps are 100% accurate as I could do from the pictures and video of site but I still do need to add the railings to the steps for each floor!!