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Guardian Angel by rOEN911 Guardian Angel by rOEN911
"Guardian Angel" was one of the names the pby catalina Had back in WW2 ,it was the only plane ready to dive to hell to resque downed pilots from the enemy lines.

I am very proud of this picture everything is 3D with only minor  corrections to photoshop..the ocean/wakes are simulated to realflow and then exported to cinema4d
it took like forever to render  but it worth the time.
Hope you like it
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starsatyr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
Beautiful render of my favorite WWII aircraft. LOVE IT!!!
berghexe-harz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017
well done!
gmd3d Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
big fan for this aircraft design and your art.. 
Xantec Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
looks great and now in my favs.

There's a white PBY that does the show circuit here in the UK and yes I got to see it cruise over where I worked a few years ago, looked up and there she was heading towards the south-east at a pace that showed the pilot had no particular place to be nor was he in any hurry to get there and the sound from those twin 14 cylinder radials which were just cracked open was just gorgeous!
nixops Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Awesome job. One of the first 1/72 scale aircraft I ever built was a Cat, really love them. 
Scarni Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Student General Artist
OH MAN I LOVE THIS PLANE. and it's funny where i am we just finished a catalina festival.
Poses17 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Worthy of your pride. Great render, great textures, great model. 
JoeLockard Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
"Zeroes! Inbound!" 

Beautiful.. PBY Catalinas
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2015
Well, this time I really took it for a photo, without having a doubt.

Nearly invisible propellers, wires, the water... Ok, now that I know it, the sea spray might look different in a photo, more like a boat's trail...

But still, there's nothing that would have made me become suspicious.

Incredible. Looks like I have to drop the claim that I can tell renders from photos now. Congrats! :)
templerman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
This image is spectacular and has made my day. My Father was crew chief and waist gunner on a PBY-5A during WWII in the ETO. The plane had U.S.A.A.C. markings, but was Canadian built, and so wore the same white and gray livery as RAF Coastal Command "Cats". My Father paid a fellow G.I. two bottles of scotch whiskey, to paint a nose art on the plane of a reclining Vargas girl, and so the Catalina became the "Miss Pick-Up". My Father's crew worked wit an RAF Fast Rescue Boat in the Channel, North Sea and Atlantic. They rescued flyers from both sides of the conflict. I really admire your ability to work this kind of art, as it is well beyond me. I consider this a tribute to all the men who served "...that others might live". Thank You Very Kindly. Best of Luck in your future endeavors.
ns3j2006 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome! Did you texture it in C4D
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nop its a picture ;)
999R Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Look what I snapped yesterday!…
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GranDosicua Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing piece of 3D work, very encouraging! Clap 
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thank you :)
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Truly a beautiful aircraft.
Maty12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Cats are truly amazing birds! Also, in Birds of Steel, there's a funny glitch: When the Cat gets its tail shot off, it starts doing loops.
Nineff Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I love Catalinas and that image is just superb
jarvik2009 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I built a couple of plastic models of the PBY when I was a kid. This looks wonderful and I don't think I ever saw one with the front turret. Very cool
rOEN911 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ,yes in the pacific most of them had turrets
tman300 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Really well done. Had to fave it. :)
aaron-the-man2015 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhhhhh the catalina awesome
graught Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it of course. Cat is one of my favorite planes because it's so odd. I know how hard wakes and crests are so a hearty "well done!"
mrblouin95 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
The PBY catalina. magnificient
shashankkk Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
simply AWESOME!!!:)
Sniper108 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
jhwood9 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous render of an elegant aircraft.  I'm sure it was an Angel of Life in the eyes of the downed airmen who were rescued out of the middle of the Pacific theater of WWII.

I built a model of one of these when I was a kid (I had a collection of several hundred combat aircraft and armor).  Oddly enough, the outboard pontoons fold up to become part of the wingtips.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thanks , i am glad you like it :)
dreamdesigner442 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Breathtakingly Magnificent!! Perfect realism!!I feel Like watching a HD WW2 movie!...Congratulations my friend! :-) :-)
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate :)
spottyskunk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
poppadopadum Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
What a beast. Looks like a flying ironclad warship.
Skippy3212 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice job! Catalina is one of my favourite aircraft of all time.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers i am glad you like it
Skippy3212 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Keep up the good work!
krassnoludek Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
impressive work, congrats
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you,You are not doing bad either,nice renders !
krassnoludek Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thanks man!
CJCA915 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yea, wakes w/ foam are my biggest hurdle...
EAMR262 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I see why you feel so proud of it!
U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Catalina. Good job as always.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you mate
bm37 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014

<font><font>Trop fort!  </font></font>

HamzaLippisch Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply awesome!!!
Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing work! :)
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Great Catalina image. Always like images where water is done well. Not sure which was the more effective, the Catalina or the Short Sunderland, or whether they were about the same.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot,nah the Catalina was way more effective,well it saw more war both were great planes !
STXSabre Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
This cat has got bite!
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