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"Sight For Sore Eyes!"

DAZ|Studio Aviation posted on Apr 09, 2019
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A Consolidated PBY "Catalina" makes a welcome appearance for these ditched airmen. Search and rescue missions during WW 2 were coded "Dumbo" and the name transitioned to the Catalina flying patrol boat, a more than welcomed sight to many a downed air crew and shipwrecked seaman. The Catalina was a very successful aircraft during the war in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. In addition to its famed air-sea rescue role, it served in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing missions, transport, and convoy escort. In its air sea rescue mission, the Catalina could drop supplies by parachute (including life rafts), spot location and radio for additional help, or make a sea landing and rescue the crewmen. The US Coast Guard also operated the aircraft during the 1940s and 1950s. The most widely produced aircraft of its kind, the Catalina was still serving the military in the 1980's and still operates as a fire fighting platform in many areas today. Consolidated PBY "Catalina" model (with some minor tweaks) generously free at sharecg by Pedro Caparros. (thank you once again, Pedro!) Life raft by Cybertenko here at Renderosity. Crewmen: DazGen8 male, gear by adh3d and Tryphon. Figures set up in PoserPro and DazStudio; composed, lighting, texture adjustments, and rendered in DazStudio; finished in PS Cs3

Comments (15)


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fireangel

1:17PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

One of my favourite aircraft! The Catalina is still the best looking of all flying boats to me. Many people owed their lives to the crews of the Catalinas both during and after the war. The lighting here is superb, as is the composition.

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bob4artist

1:23PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

Nicely done image. Good lighting and poses. Conveys a story. IMHO, too much empty space on the left side. By taking some off it would focus more on the main part of the image. - Bob

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indyjohns

2:03PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

Those of the USS Indianapolis know, for sure. Pedro does great work! Great render!

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frankrblow

3:15PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

Great image, Steelrazer 👍

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PoloniusN

3:17PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

Nice work!

PhthaloBlue

5:10PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

Fantastic scene - excellent work!

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contedesfees

5:53PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

Another very effective render. Brilliant!

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rajib

9:37PM | Tue, 09 April 2019

Wonderful dramatic render ! Splendid lighting.

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Krid

6:35AM | Wed, 10 April 2019

..great dramatic scene and excellent postwork

cheuplawm

7:52AM | Wed, 10 April 2019

Exceptional Mr. Steelrazer!

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Greywolf44

10:26AM | Wed, 10 April 2019

Love everything about this image!!! NICE Job!!! 😁

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CATMANDO

12:38PM | Wed, 10 April 2019

Excellent scene and render....

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AliceFromLake

4:38PM | Wed, 10 April 2019

An epic picture.

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Maxidyne

6:08AM | Thu, 11 April 2019

Wonderful image Bill.

rps53

5:18AM | Mon, 15 April 2019

Nice water.


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