First of all I would like to say hello to the Blender Artists community.
I have been learning blender for a little over a year now. This is my first semi-serious project in Blender with cycles. For this project I decided to work on getting to know the cycles material node editor and cycles smoke rendering because those are two areas that I have minimal experience with.
I created this image after watching Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor (which by the way is a great movie that you should go watch). I know there are no BF-109’s in the movie but it is my favorite WWII plane so I decided to use a model of it.
The BF-109 model was created by Anders Lejczak. Check out his website here, he makes amazingly high quality aircraft models that are free to download.
Texturing, rendering and compositing were all done in Blender.
Comments and constructive criticism is welcome!