Its how we do it... In Shangri-la!!! by Briney ()
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In the days before CGI, the old movie "Midway" couldn't hope to show every heart-stopping moment of the action but the USAAF's personal Doolittle "refresher" for Admiral Nagumo, as his carriers turned to meet Midway's early torpedo attack, should have been there on the silver screen! What the "Navy's" movie didn't show was that Midway threw every plane that could fly into its defence... and yes, it ALSO sent the B26 Marauders.
The aerodynamics jury was still undecided about the Marauder- was it perhaps a long take-off and landing helicopter??? A permanently tilted tilt-rotor? Anyway, Nagumo was treated to an extraordinary sight that morning, June 3rd 1942, as one of these annoying bumblebees, its torpedo expended, broke through the fighter screen and flak and played "catch the flag" down the length of his carrier's flight-deck, its tiny machine-gun blazing. Perhaps that one act of bravado explains why the Admiral and his tacticians were later having trouble deciding whether they really should be arming their planes for the airfield ...or for the carriers... or for the airfield???
Thanks for viewing and comments.
BeyondVR's Akagi- I've added splinter protection to the island superstructure and "grunged" up the texture.
Gunpoint3D B26 Marauder- re-mapped to hide the "strafer" machine-gun pods in the nose and retextured. It was great to find an intact fuselage mesh below the surface "extras."
pilots M3 with adh3d goggles, flightcap and parachute harness
Image Comments (10)
steelrazer () 9:47PM | Sat, 01 November 2014
Excellent Brian!! I really like the main action, but the background ships and effects are kickass! Great job.
taliesin86001 () 3:21AM | Sun, 02 November 2014
Such an awesome render! I thought I knew quite a bit about the Battle of Midway...I've been schooled...Thanks Briney!
neiwil () 12:33AM | Tue, 04 November 2014
Fantastic!! In our super-fast, fibre optic world, events like Midway seem to be covered by a couple of paragraphs of the 'big picture', rather than the hundreds of individual events that combined to bring victory or defeat.Although this was not a major 'event' in the battle, it was a component and seeing it brought to the forefront is interesting and down right entertaining. Thanks for this Brian, history as it should be remembered...in detail.
debbielove () 7:05AM | Tue, 04 November 2014
Great job, though has to be said I would not have liked to have tried nothing low down in a Marauder! And certainly not this low lol Great job, well done Rob