11-08-2011, 03:08 AM
Exactly my thoughts, Alex!
If the plate background is crap, then don't retouch it, but replace it!
Since the camera is locked off on the wing, it shouldn't be too hard to get a matte of the plane, since it won't really be moving.
All you need to do is to create a good 3D/2.5D matte painting of the WWI environment and either track or recreate the camera movement. You can alter it quite a bit too.
Sound like a fun shot :-)
matte painter * concept artist