It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about the RAZBAM DCS: MiG-23MLA project but now we finally have one and it helps fill in some details on what’s been going on with this in-development MiG project.
New status update
OverStratos, artist and researcher for RAZBAM’s MiG projects (who previously did the MiG-19), has posted a status update to the DCS World forums. The update includes new information on the status of the project and what steps are being taken next.
The update indicates that work on the art of the MiG-23 began in earnest in 2019 and that he had intended to finish development of the art side of the project by the end of 2020. Unfortunately for us but fortunately for OverStratos, his first child was born nearer the end of 2020 and that has had an understandable impact on efforts to complete the project.
This is what’s in the works:
Since February of this year I have been back crunching on the MiG-23 artwork and a lot of progress has been made in the last months, including the completely remake of the aircraft cockpit thanks to the procurement of an accurate photogrammetry model, which allows for an almost exact copy of the real life one. the external model is almost finished and all the main parts of the internal cockpit have been made already.OverStratos
Some images have been released including these two screenshots (plus a few more) of the 3D assets in development. Thanks to photogrammetry, the project is a little behind but will come in more accurate than before.
So, the bad news is that we’ll be waiting a while longer for this aircraft to materialize but the good news is that it should be looking more accurate than ever. Let’s hope for speedy progress on this project in 2022.