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Buna Fighters by itifonhom Buna Fighters by itifonhom
   The Battle of Buna–Gona was part of the New Guinea campaign in the Pacific campaign of World War II. On 16 November 1942, Australian and United States forces attacked the main Japanese beachheads in New Guinea, at Buna, Sanananda and Gona. When the Japanese forces were within sight of Port Moresby, the Japanese leadership decided holding Guadalcanal was a higher priority, and they ordered their New Guinea forces to withdraw northeastward to the coast. Since arriving on the north coast in June, the Japanese had built hundreds of well-camouflaged, reinforced bunkers in mutually supporting positions blocking all available approaches. Combined with the forces who had returned from the Kokoda Track, the Japanese initially had nearly 5,500 seasoned troops on the northern coast. This rose to about 6,500 later in the battle. Both the Japanese and Allied forces were riddled by disease and lacked the most basic supplies, including medicine and food. Some U.S. troops were reduced to a small portion of a C ration each day.
   In this image we see V-190 and Q-102 patrolling over Buna coast. The two aircraft won´t operate together for very long, V-109 will get damaged on a landing and Q-102 will get damaged in a dogfight with Airacobras on August 27, 1942. Due to lack of repair facilities, they will both get grounded and left camouflaged on the side of the airfield, just to get further damaged during Allied air attacks later.
   Both aircraft got captured at Buna airfield on December 27, 1942 and transported to Brisbane, arriving February 19, 1943. Parts from both of them were used to build a flyable A5M3 Hamp, so somehow these two aircraft served under the Allies too!
  Textures by me, model by motokamishii, C4D and Photoshop.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. :nod::love:
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much!!! :-)
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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:iconneuroup:
neuroup Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great render :)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
   Thank you!!!
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mobiusonedt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are Model 32 Zeroes, right. 
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  That's correct!  :-)
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martinflash Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
amazing, perfect
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!!  :-)
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giovanino Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow the light on this is perfect
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you very very much Sir!!!
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RodrigoF01 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Rabairu kaigun kokutaiJapan Flag 
Japanese Rabaul air corps:flagjp: 
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Yes, that´s right! Thanks for commenting!
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RodrigoF01 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
no prob:)
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TheBear5v Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait wait woah woah wait a minute.... YOU DREW THIS?!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Nope! I wish I could! This is a render done with Cinema4D, a 3D program, then post processed in Photoshop, mostly colour corrected. Thank you for commenting!
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TheBear5v Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still looks amazing
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you!
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Sid-PL Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Nice realistic artwork. You rocked :-)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
   Thank you so much!!
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ijnfleetadmiral Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Nice!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you!!
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Moffata Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much my friend!!
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Amazing airplane creation there like always :D
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much!!
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NewProvidence Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
What I like the most about your works is the backstory behind every picture. It gives so much more magic to the already breathtaking images of the aircraft and their surroundings.
Great work as always. :)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you very much for your comment, makes me happy!!!
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:iconnewprovidence:
NewProvidence Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
No prob :)
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jncarter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely job
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you John!!
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great renders on a pleasing background. Well done.
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you very much!!!
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Roy02 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you mate!!
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Many many thanks!!
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Warlord9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Awesome!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you!!
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jconti Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Very nicely done.  The details and lighting are superb - you rendered these planes very well.  I have read more about these two "Hamps" at Pacific Wrecks. www.pacificwrecks.com/airfield…

One question - do any 3-D plane models have movable rudders and ailerons?
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you very much, you make me happy!! My main source of information about them was the pacificwrecks site too, they are really good at it! And about your question, yes, most of the 3D models have moving parts, this exacts model by the way, has almost everything modelled and moving, the level of detail is just amazing. I just had to do some textures for it!!!  :-)
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ColubrineDeuce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Really amazing!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
 Many many thanks!!!
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motokamiC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Well, half the "wow" belongs to you, it´s an amazing good modelled Zero, one of the top models in my collection. Thank you for commenting!!!
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garryts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely lighting - the bloom on the aircraft is beautiful... Very nice render! :-)
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you for your kind comment!!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wraio
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  S´euxaristw!!
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TarJakArt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice render.
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