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Into the Night III by itifonhom Into the Night III by itifonhom
A Nightfighter gets the job done. They are going to disappear slowly into the Night again but to separate fates. While the Lanc has only black ahead, the "110" can hope for another night but for how long?
Created in Cinema4D and color corrected and enhanced in Photoshop. My very first go on the Particle system, fire, smoke and background clouds all created in C4D, no BG used!
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:iconmonkeykingenma:
monkeykingenma Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
is the picture gone?
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
  Nope, just click on it!! Don´t know what causes this....
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:iconluke-the-spook:
Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Several Me-110's had a special gun mounted behind the cockpit that took down several allied bombers. Can't pronounce the name of the weapon though. 
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
  I think you mean the "Schraege Musik" guns.... Thank you for the comment!
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:iconluke-the-spook:
Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep; that's right. :) Goes to show how much I know. I even surprised a WWII veteran with my knowledge. :nod: 
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
 May I ask how old are you?
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:iconluke-the-spook:
Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
19. 
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I see...
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:icontelemnar111:
Telemnar111 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome :) I admire this piece of art, also because my grandpa's brother died in 1942, he was a pilot in Wellington mkIV bomber from Polish 300th RAF Squadron.
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
   Thank you so much, makes me happy to know people like what I do. Lot of good men died in that war, itīs always sad to hear about it.......
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dreamdesigner442 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
OMG! Everything is real no BG!! Magnificent Night fight scene Particle system works great!congrats! :-)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much, comments like that keep me going!
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:icondreamdesigner442:
dreamdesigner442 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Your welcome! it's my pleasure!that work was a real eye feast for the Aviation enthusiasts! :-)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:-)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! The Me110 is ammong my favorite aircrafts.
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
  Mine too mate, thanks for commenting!
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:iconpiegeo190:
PieGeo190 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
This is incredible the details are mind blowing I am amazed :D
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
   Wow, thank you so much for your comment!!
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:iconpiegeo190:
PieGeo190 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
It's a really well done piece :)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
  :-)
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PieGeo190 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
:)
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Count-one Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Cool picture!
Cinema 4D is very understandable programm I heard, but I use Maya.
For my level up I will learn Fume FX. It's powerfull plugin. But in Houdini particls is good too.
Maybe in future U can get one of it.
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, thatīs right, C4D itīs really a very intuitive program, everythingīs there, where it should be!! Thank you for the comment!!
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diversdream Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thought you might be interested.
Sources Listed at end.

Lancaster R5622 OL-C for Charlie


Aircraft History

Lancaster MK I

Built by AV Roe Manchester as part of original order placed in September 1939 for the Avro Manchester, converted on the production line into Lancaster MK Is.
200 Airframes ordered in this batch as the Manchester, then converted to Lancaster before delivery.

Delivery of this order commenced during February 1942 and it was completed in July 1942.
After completion all the Aircraft were at first powered by 4 RR Merlin Type XX Engines, however the handful still operational in Squadrons or training units were all re-engined with RR Merlin Type XXIII Engines during early 1943.

After delivery was Assigned to 83 RAF Sqd and marked as OL-A for Apple.

Major Operations included -

Essen (1000 Bomber Raid) - 1/2 June 1942
Essen - 8/9 June 1942
Gardening (Air Dropped Sea Mines) Swinemunde - 11/12 June 1942
Gardening Frisian Islands - 20/21 June 1942
Bremen - 25/26 June 1942 (Aircrew bombed Bremerhaven in error)
Bremen - 28/29 June 1942

Danzig - 11 July 1942
(Attack made in daylight just as the sun was going down)
Essen - 18 July 1942 (Daylight)

Gardening - 5/6 August 1942
Osnabruck - 9/10 August 1942
Mainz - 11/12 August 1942
Flensburg - 18/19 August 1942 (Aborted Operation)

Taken off Operations for Servicing and Maintenance work.
Remarked as OL-U for Uncle, still with same squadron which is now part of the Pathfinders or PFF.

Stuttgart - 22/23 November 1942

Once Again was re-marked as OL- C for Charlie, still with the same squadron.

Frankfurt - 2/3 December 1942
Duisburg - 20/21 December 1942
Dusseldorf - 31 December 1942 (Daylight)

Dusseldorf - 27/28 January 1943

Lorient - 13/14 February 1943
St Nazaire 28 Febuary - 1 March 1943

Berlin - 1/2 March 1943
Nuremburg 8/9 March 1943
Berlin 27/28 March 1943
Berlin 29/30 March 1943

Essen 3/4 April 1943
Pilsen 16-17 April 1943 FTR MISSING (Failed to Return)

247 Hours Flown on Operations when Lost.

Total Losses tonight were 18 Lancasters and 18 Halifaxes - 11.0% of total force dispatched to bomb the Skoda Armaments Factory - the target was missed completely, an Asylum 7 Miles away being bombed in error.
The closest anyone got was 3 Miles away from the target, and only 6 Aircrews achieved this from a combined force of 327 Aircrews involved.

Additional losses tonight also resulted in the 'diversionary raid' on Mannheim, with 9 Wellingtons, 7 Stirlings and 2 Halifaxes also being shot down - 6.6% of the force dispatched.

The total loss rate from all operations for the night was 8.9%, the highest in the war so far.
83 RAF Sqd lost 2 Aircraft tonight, 6 Airmen survived as POWs the remaining 8 were all killed.

Aircraft Loss Details

16-17 April 1943 Pilsen (Czech)

R5622 OL-C
83 (PFF) RAF Sqd
8 PFF Group
RAF Bomber Command.

Lancaster MK I

Aircrew (all Killed)

P/O FC Milton RAF Pilot

and

F/Sgt F Beaven DFM RAF, F/O WB Wells RAF, F/O NM McLellan RCAF, Sgt A Podolsky RCAF, F/Sgt J Rodgers RAF and Sgt M Kleinhorn RAF.

Details

Airborne from RAF Wyton at 2129 Hrs.
No Further Contact.

Brought down over Czechoslovakia, crashing near Dobrany.
All at rest in the Prague War Cemetary.
The DFM was awarded Posthumously to F/Sgt Beaven on 14 May 1943.
This Aircrew were all highly experienced 'Old Hands', and near to the end of their tour when killed.

The Cause of their Loss is unknown, there are no Luftwaffe Nightfighter Claims associated with this aircraft, they were most likely brought down by either FLAK or had been damaged on their way to the target or suffered from some kind of mishap such as an engine loss, lack of fuel or due to its low level nature (the attack) hit something such as trees that then made the aircraft uncontrollable.

Sources are -

Avro Lancaster the Definitive Record by Harry Holmes
The Avro Lancaster by Francis K Mason
The Bomber Command War Diaries 1939-1945 by Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt
RAF Bomber Command Losses 1943 by WR Chorley
Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 1 September 1939 - March 1944 by Dr Theo EW Boiten

Stephen
Australia.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, so detailed info on just one aircraft!! I was surprised to see that this particular aircraft didnīt make it home, I really expected to see it scrapped after the war. Somehow I feel bad about the poor chaps and about my artwork too. Ok, I know, the chance that the two aircraft on the image actually historically met each other was really zero but depicting an aircraft in flames that went really down is for me a strange feeling. Many many thanks for all this mass on info and your time, that was a great comment!
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diversdream Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
glad it was of use feel free to ask me for more when/if you do another lanc up.
i lost a relation on lancs in 1945, so anything to do with them always gets my interest.
s
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You had relation with the Lancs? I surely take your offer next time Iīll do a Lanc artwork, you seem to know tons about them, I even had to ask about how the insignia were organized!
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diversdream Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
yup sure did, he joined the RAAF in 1940 after putting off his marriage (he was due to be married in Dec 1939).
Served initially as RAAF Groundstaff, working on engines due to being an Automotive Mechanic prewar, then volunteered for pilots training after his cousin and another relation were killed in 1941 on board HMAS Sydney.

Did his initial training in Australia,and was then shipped to Canada for more advanced training.
Arrived in England,survived an air raid that killed several of his classmates,and was then posted to RAF bomber Training Units (HCUs etc).
Started Ops in Jan 1944,flew back to back tours and never stopped flying til killed in Jan 1945.

First Op was to Berlin,came back on 3 Engines due to Nightfighter attacks.
He had a very 'eventful time' on Ops serving with 57 RAF Sqd and 617 RAF Sqd (Dambusters).

From his extended Family (cousins uncles etc) who joined up in ww2,
6 were dead by 1945.
None have a known resting place, all died over or on the Sea.
The sole survivor served in the RAF after the war and retired in the 1970s.

more in my album under this id,still working on Ian's stuff,but all of the rest are up now including his Dad who died of wounds he received in France after the Great War and his Dads Brother,who had 2 members from his English wife's side of the family die serving in the Australian Navy in ww2 on board HMAS Perth in 1942.
He met his wife and married her in the UK recovering from his also being wounded in France on no less then 4 Separate occasions during the great war.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Quite a story! Itīs sad to hear about so many dead young men....
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:icondiversdream:
diversdream Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
as a bomber command guy said in Australia once - 'the dead are only the tip of the iceberg' - the effect of the losses on the families is also quite tragic and heartbreaking..
s

ps
youtube has a great docco on the RAAF and RAF Bomber Command do a search under 'wings of the storm' - its a 2 part series and i cant recommend it highly enough.
let me know if you cant find it..
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just found it, thanks for the tip!
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Amazing, the light effects from that fire looks amazing and in all it is one awesome creation :)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Many many thanks for your kind comment!! :-)
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thefailmaster Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
phenomenal work
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks!! :-)
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Panzerlin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That 110 will wake up one morning to its airfield strafed by P-47s. Your own end is coming soon enough Fritz...

Well done, I love the flame.
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you liked it!
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the Particle system, fire, smoke and background clouds look realistic. Nice 3DArt
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great rendering. Really noticed the panel/rivet and aileron cloth details in the firelight, plus the cloud underlighting. The 110 couldn't come up from under and use the oblique slanting guns because of that lighting below.

C4D is impressive.

Yeah, the 110 might just have a night with a DH Mosquito intruder coming.
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for commenting! I really need to find a good (and cheap) Mosquito 3D model!! :-)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
came very nice i like it ,i want to saw me how to do the flames and smoke plz!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate, tut is coming soon, you know....
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Distantstarr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
very nice. the flame is fantastic :)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my friend!!
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Distantstarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
welcome :)
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