Not sure how I forgot to post this.
These are some frames from my entry for cgchannel.com "Star Ship Troopers" themed matte painting challenge from last July.
Background photo was supplied by the challenge moderator, Jonathan Berube.
The 3d dropship was started with an existing model then more detail and texture was added.
The bases on the ground were modeled by me based on photos of some of the actual models used in the film.