Land / Bomber by Briney ()
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This is a ground-plane material trial in Vue. It needed a real "plane" so I thought I'd add my WW2-era USAAF "Ferry Command" B24A/LB30 model. "LB" is Consolidated's shorthand for "land bomber."
Land- The ground plane has a material with alpha-mapped layers to add roads, meandering creeks and different-hued paddocks to a ground-plane to try to catch something of the "Outback" flying experience. Each layer (roads, creeks etc) "tiles" at a different scale so repetition is far less obvious in the foreground and the atmosphere hides the distant repeat of individual layers.
Bomber- If you've not seen me post this model previously, the B24A was an early export version (hence the RAF night bomber camouflaque) of what would later become the USAAF B24 "Liberator" - the well-known daylight heavy bomber. Note the snub-nose and the lack of turrets. When the USAAF was caught unprepared by the rapidly deterioriating situation in Europe, it took poorly-armed and mostly-unarmoured B24As from foreign consignments and immediately pressed them into service as long-range cargo/passenger planes. The aircraft depicted, "74," has its US neutrality markings painted out, as it would have appeared flying here "Down-Under" after the Pearl Harbor attack.
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Image Comments (8)
UVDan () 12:22PM | Sun, 16 September 2012
Superb image. I love everything about it. The terrain and bomber especially. I always get a kick out of steelrazer's avatar because it looks like he is hitting a blunt.
neiwil () 1:32AM | Mon, 17 September 2012
Always liked your B-24,an excellent model. the ground plane is brilliant...very realistic.A most succesful 'trial' IMO...
BardCoennius () 5:52PM | Tue, 18 September 2012
Your history lessons about the lesser-known parts of the Pacific War are always insightful.
debbielove () 9:11AM | Thu, 08 November 2012
Missed this! Nice looking job mate! I love the 'map' you've used here, really helps set of the super looking a little seen RAF camo Liberator.. Good one! Rob