I am back from an involuntary hiatus. A friend, his wife, and I bought and remodeled a building, starting a couple small businesses in two of the storefronts. If that sounds like a major time killer, it was. (Is)
A still life arrangement of Poppies, I expected this to render without the difficulty of some of my more complex images, but it turns out the hairy stems using complex displacement maps to create the hair, never rendered he way the preview versions did.
It was tough trying to find how the guns fire on the Mustang. I found an old flight training manual for the plane that said the guns fire simultaneously so that the push on the plane is even. The b-29s are in a Group Javelin Down formation, the differences in altitude make them appear out of place.