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Serious Business by Lueb-Art Serious Business by Lueb-Art
Since about the time the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber was publicly acknowledged, the thick hilly terrain of Mid-Missouri has been the arena for frequently viewing the mysterious, flat, ominous spectres. They usually are seen alone or in pairs, but the A-10 is assigned to protect the Whiteman AFB fleet, and the smaller impressive birds are frequently seen as well. In this scene A-10s are escorting a couple B-2s, and though much smaller, due to perspective foreshortening, look about the same size.

This is the first Vue 9 Complete render I am somewhat satisfied with, after a long 117 hours of rendering due to all the ecopainted tree instances, and though I missed having most of the multipasses that I will someday have with Vue Infinite, I found more creative ways of using the depth pass. I had to rely more on PSP and Painter after rendering.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
that's the real size??
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ReactorWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Their radar signature almost cancels each other out...
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Good point. I've never seen the B-2's being escorted by the A-10's, it's just that they share the same base and have different missions, one offensive, the other a more defensive role. I just wanted to show them together.
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ReactorWolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was meant as a joke; the picture is just kind of ironic. It's a helluva picture, though.
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Yep. It's very true though: having A-10's with all their angles and protrusions would sure mess up the radar signatures. Good thing they can fly low and slow though.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fear what you can see, but fear what you can't the most
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Good advice. Humans have a limited bandwidth regarding light, so there's a lot more we can't see than can.
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
actually, I was referring to the fact that while RADAR can see the A-10s, it can't see the B-2s that are flying with'em.
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
You're right! I wasn't looking at the image when I replied and forgot kind of what the subject was. Yeah, about the signature of a bird I think.
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What deployment of forces!
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome aircrafts!
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A-10 as a escort for STEALTH bombers? That something new. Anyway, looks really good.
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   Digital Artist
No, not necessarily escorts for the B2, but they are there to protect the fleet, so I wanted to show them working together. I often see them both near the AFB flying around, usually not together though. I used to see B-52s and Phantoms or other fighters near the biggest SAC base in the U.S. when I was stationed there, again, the same situation: the attack bomber, and the fighters there to protect them, not escorting, but flying in concert with one another.

Thanks for the compliment too!
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DavinKabak Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I also live near enough to Whiteman to see the occasional B2 flying overhead as they return from missions.

The most amazing thing is how QUIET they are. Even at just a few hundred feet overhead, they make only a whisper. Their skin absorbs light, and they do not look like a metal plane flying overhead, but a large moving HOLE in the sky.

A-10s also fly overhead, probably on patrol or training missions. Sometimes at very low altitude. They fly so slow, one wonders how they can stay aloft, yet they do.

Thanks for posting this. The pic looks like a very believable scene, flying over the Ozark mountains as they fly the Missouri skies.
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! I some day want to paint this scene which really is more of a reference to me. There's something about the colors I don't quite like. But you're right about those things. I saw the B-2 fly overhead one day in the late 1980's I think. It was quiet and looked like a giant piece of cardboard, then as it trailed off I could start hearing the engines a bit. We lived near the Truman Sports Complex so were on its flight path whenever it would do a flyover for the Royals or Chiefs, so I've seen it while at home, A-10s too. I've also been driving on 50 Highway and seen it landing or circling around, A-10s too. Great planes, I love them both.
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Cool! :D
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks, Man!
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
NP :D
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