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Old 13th Oct 2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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A day at work had a very different meaning for young airman of both sides in late 1944.
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Old 13th Oct 2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Beautiful shot.
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Old 13th Oct 2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Those are great looking models. Very nice composition on the image as well.
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Good work, chrisken! I agree with Rigel with regards to the composition.

However, I must nitpick (constructively of course) here. The only Flying Fortress variant to be equipped with a "chin turret" was the B-17G, if I recall correctly. The "G" model also had port and starboard 50 caliber gun ports ("cheek" guns) located above the "chin" turret (either side of the bombardier's position).

What I see in your very fine render is a B-17E/F with a "chin" turret.....which shouldn't be.

Sorry for being so anal. Btw, I love the cloud layer.
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 02:45 AM   #5
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I don't know anything about airplanes, but I think it looks great. Gives me vertigo!
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Simply wonderful shot! Reminds me that I have to do an FW one day.
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 10:38 AM   #8
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Just a question and not a Nitpick, because I am curious. Did those kinds of planes at that time actually fly and fight at that height in the atmosphere?

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...and... Very nice image!
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 11:02 AM   #9
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Just a question and not a Nitpick, because I am curious. Did those kinds of planes at that time actually fly and fight at that height in the atmosphere?

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Agreed. Great image. And yes, they did fly and fight at those altitudes, -30 temperatures and all. I seem to remember reading that more airmen suffered frostbite than were wounded in combat.
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 11:18 AM   #10
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Just a question and not a Nitpick, because I am curious. Did those kinds of planes at that time actually fly and fight at that height in the atmosphere?
The FW190D had a service ceiling of just over 39,000'
The B-17 made it up to just shy of 36,000'
The P-47 topped them all at 43,000'


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Thanks everybody for your comments much appreciated,next time you are sitting in your airliner seat remember these guys were trying to kill each other at the altitude at which you are cruising. They did it in unpressurised aircraft where freezing to death or death by hypoxia were constant companions.JustBob ,Late F models and early G models had chin turrents and no cheek .50 according to my reference, again thanks to all for input.
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 08:52 PM   #12
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Is it just me, or is the image missing credits. It's for your protection.

Nice image, the lighting is a touch uniform IMHO between highlights and shadows. Did you do an ambiant occlusion pass for it? That would certainly help deflatten the shadows and such.
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 09:47 PM   #13
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Very nice rendering. May I know what software did you use?
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 11:09 PM   #14
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[quote=rolly;134811]Is it just me, or is the image missing credits. It's for your protection.]

Not missing any credits rolly ,all aircraft are my own and background image is a commercial image I purchased. simpo all done in modo,post in photoshop.
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Puts things in perspective doesn't it...



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Agreed. Great image. And yes, they did fly and fight at those altitudes, -30 temperatures and all. I seem to remember reading that more airmen suffered frostbite than were wounded in combat.
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The FW190D had a service ceiling of just over 39,000'
The B-17 made it up to just shy of 36,000'
The P-47 topped them all at 43,000'


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Thanks everybody for your comments much appreciated,next time you are sitting in your airliner seat remember these guys were trying to kill each other at the altitude at which you are cruising. They did it in unpressurised aircraft where freezing to death or death by hypoxia were constant companions.JustBob ,Late F models and early G models had chin turrents and no cheek .50 according to my reference, again thanks to all for input.
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 02:29 AM   #16
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Yep love the pic its some thing i am heading to do list the B17 is one of my favoret aircarft so that makes me like it more.i will join in on the nit picking ha ha ,the tail wheel on the fw190 is going thrue the fuzz and thats my nit pick:drool
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 07:41 AM   #17
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Is it just me, or is the image missing credits. It's for your protection.

Nice image, the lighting is a touch uniform IMHO between highlights and shadows. Did you do an ambiant occlusion pass for it? That would certainly help deflatten the shadows and such.
Even if he puts his name on it, it can always be cropped off by anyone trying to steal the image.

If you post images on the Internet, you basically don't worry about it being ripped off. If you worry about it being ripped off, you don't post it.
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 01:11 PM   #18
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Unless you incorporate your copyright as part of the objects in the image or as part of the mesh.

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