Zepellin Air Balloon

This was a personal project and some practice using Substance Painter:

I found this great model on sketchfab and wanted to give it a coat of paint! After searching out some reference images I was inspired by 17th and 18th-century ship living quarters and some of the art and maps that were placed within them.

I textured this in Substance Painter and did the UV unwrap in Blender (I removed some faces and internal objects to save texture space). I started by searching out some reference images of Air Balloons, but whilst there are is a lot of great work out there I couldn’t find anything that I thought really matched the model well and that I liked. So I broadened the search to old sailing ships and found some examples of private quarters and the art contained within.

This model can be downloaded for free from sketchfab: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/zeppelin-air-balloon-c0a0aa8b12d347b5a75b65be0bcb406f

Please note: The model was created by Maria Stashko – https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/zepellin-b189100bf357401eb6742b5d52561dbf

The images for the map and the girl are below:

https://pixabay.com/accounts/collections/1397713/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ca._1648_map_of_the_world_by_Matth%C3%A4us_Merian.tif