Gerry Mos, the brains behind 3D Mossie CAD started his CAD work back in 2003. In the beginning, Gerry started drafting in flight simulations - including low poly 3D models with textures, although this started as a hobby the passion and knowledge was born from an early 15 year career as an airframe fitter with the Royal Australian Air Force, this provided a very deep knowledge allowing for extremely detailed and technical results. As a child Gerry has always had a strong interest in aircraft, building hundreds of plastic models over the years.
The flight simulators range from Targetware (mods include RS (WWI), T4T (WWII), TT (WWII), TR (WWII) to Korea periods, SODE WW1 mod with ArgonV, Vehicle Simulator and Canvas Knights (WW1).
Working on a number of CAD projects for model makers, in a range of scales from 1/24th to 1/700th, See CAD Projects.
After volunteering for several gameplay platforms Gerry has more recently been in both Canvas Knights (WWI period) and T4T (Target 4 Today, WWII period, on the FlightGear platform). Gerry is currently the model leader of the RS mod (WW1) which is undergoing a major rework. The positioning of this mod is under review at present.
Much work is now focused on design and development of objects for resin production for a range of customers world wide.
Current tools are AC3D for 3D work and Solide Edge ST6 for CAD work. For textures Paint Shop Pro X6.
Corel Draw X6 for photo etch work.
NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner for reverse engineering projects.
Working with Achim Engels has allowed a mix of research and design work alongside hands on building of WWI Fokker aircraft. As there are few plans available for this period, part of the work entails developing the rough drawings through to the detailed production drawings, for each component. While the period photographs allow for some insight, the engineering still has to be understood and reproduced in order to create a flight worth aircraft. These are no museum pieces, but fully certified and flight capable aircraft. Each is being licensed under German aviation authority rules. So the CAD and 3D work is vital in aiding the understanding and reproduction of the components.