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Richthofen's Circus

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Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1) of World War I, was a fighter unit of the German Luftstreitkräfte, comprising four Jastas (fighter squadrons). It was formed on 24 June 1917, with Manfred von Richthofen as commanding officer, by combining Jastas 4, 6, 10 and 11. JG 1 became known as "The Flying Circus" or "Richthofen's Circus" because of the bright colours of its aircraft, and perhaps also because of the way the unit was transferred from one area of allied air activity to another - moving like a travelling circus in trains, and frequently setting up in tents on improvised airfields.

As usual cinema4d and photoshop hope you like it :)

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MAN AND MACHINE AND NOTHING THERE IN BETWEEN

cullyferg2010's avatar

Beautiful rendition of the formation. I like the Dr1, but I'll stick with the DVII, thank you.

OUdaveguy98's avatar
Just a stunning piece of art!
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Pete-Puma's avatar
Really nice work. Reminds of my youth when I was all about building Tamaya military kits.
phenomenonnexus's avatar
The dr1 in all its glory (is this digital?)
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POPTART117's avatar
Plays "Ride of the Valkyries" of the comms
ThaPokeMuffin's avatar
Would love to see a picture of a Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI over London.
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atlantifique's avatar
the only thing missing is Snoopy.

.. is that Voss up there?
homicidal45's avatar
Wonderful work.. Excellent render..
Rob
warrior1944's avatar
Truly awesome picture there of this unique elite unit from ww1 :)
ANBU-Kosuke's avatar
I like the atmosphere you created here
with placing them all in the left 2/3 of the picture.
It makes it obvious that they are one unit.
Nice piece of art!
VanishingPointInc's avatar
That's very cool.
I like all the details you add, such as the blurred prop and just a little bit of ground under the clouds.
rOEN911's avatar
Cheers mate i am glad you like it :)
nicothai's avatar
Thank you very for the good quality pictures.
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LEgGOdt1's avatar
And don't forget that Richthofen's plane was the only one that was all Red.
rOEN911's avatar
here you are wrong :P the first month it was painted the way i have it 
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Michael
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