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Battle Royale by Panzerfire Battle Royale by Panzerfire
I think I've just entered a new stage in my coloring style. :giggle: I am VERY but VERY VERY VERY Happy with this work. :love: It turned out way better that I actually expected.

So... Here's a Type 10 MBT of the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) opening fire against invading targets (Russia, North Korea, China, your misterious neighbour... whatever, your pick).

And on the skies a pair of AH-1S Cobras fly to provide air cover to nearby mechanized infantry units.

The Type 10 is still in the Prototype stage so it's possible that the final version of the Type 10 could look a bit (Or in the worst case... totally) different.
I have drawed this tank using the very few photos that are available of the prototype (Shown about a year ago). And it wasn't very easy as the desing is quite complex. Kinda like a mix between the Leopard 2A6 of the German Bundeswehr and the AMX-56 Leclerc of the French Army.

Since in this picture we assume that the Type 10 is already in service, I painted it with the typical colors other GSDF vehicles are painted.

Helicopters.... Like usual I vectorized a screenshot because I'm too lazy to go print reference and try to draw it by hand :iconimhappyplz: The screenshot I vectorized was from a AH-1 (N version???) so the gun pod is not exactly as present in the AH-1S that the GSDF has.
The original plan was to make 6 helicopter vectors. The first was the AH-1S Cobra, the second would have been an AH-64DJ Apache while the remaining four would be one UH-1J Iroquois and three CH-47J Chinooks. Quite a lot of work.

I was vectorizing the Apache when I realized... that the sky would simply be too crowed. And I found it hard to vectorize a small resolution screenshot and keep all the details. So I just putted the Cobra.

Most of the background is.... digital. No, honest! ^^;
The street and some part of the background were hand made but I had to extend some parts of the streets by drawing it with the pencil tool. I'd say... a third of the street section (The one located on the far right) is made on photoshop.
The forest in the background... Also totally digital. I didn't bother to draw three (And I'm not good at that either) so I used some brushes to make the forest.
I used a damn lot of brushes in this work and without them this project would not look this good.
I'd like to thank:
:iconredheadstock: for Sand/Gravel brushes, Grunge/Dirty brushes, Water effects brushes, Distressed brushes, Vegetation brushes, Tree brushes and Cloud brushes.
Ro_Stock provided scratch/grunge brushes which sadly are not noticeable.
:icongspotsimulant: for explosion brushes (You know where they are ;) ).
:iconsuperlibbie: for the rain brushes.

Well... I'd dare to say this was one of the best projects I've made. I'd been real epic to had included all the other helis but meh... It may have not look so good. ;)

And now I'm oficially out of linearts to work on :D Seriously... I don't have any drawings scanned nor waiting to be scanned. I haven't gotten into making blueprints of a mecha desing similar to the GASARAKI Type 17 Raiden which would lead subsequently to a more serious project. I don't dare to give a time schedual but here's a guess... it's gonna take a long while.

And if I'm too frustrated... well then I'll go back at working on some requies.
But I'm not gonna be available to work very hard on those because..... I have to go back to University :D Classes start in one week and this time I have to get serious. ;P

I still can work quicly on some -only vector- projects that don't require me to draw anything by hand and that aren't very complex. I could come up with some unmentioned projects if I can't come up with my more serious projects and requests.

Well I hope you like this as I sacrificed my beloved weekend to work on this. =P
See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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WeloveKim Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
This looks quite awesome, to be honest :)
It would make a great series, thats for sure :D

Kepp it up man :)
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I do plan on working on this one day but other artistic project and my studie have to come first I'm afraid. So it will take quite a while before that story is a reality.
WeloveKim Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Take your time, mate. Studying is far more vital :)
AnthroMan106 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Would Iran count to be as the invading enemy?
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I  highly doubt that. Aside from conducting small scale intelligence operations and terrorist activities, the Iranians don't have any type of force projection capabilities. For Iran to invade Japan they would need a massive amount of Transport ships, Amphibious Assault ships, Carrier groups and a massive Logistics support infrastructure.

Allies could take some relief of all that pressure but Iran alone would be wholly unable. The only countries that could at this time pull an invasion of the Japanese islands right now would be Russia and China and even those countries would have a long shot at it because Japan's condition has an archipelago provides it with a pretty large defensive advantage.
PAPhilly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
This is just too epic for words... 10/10 #1 
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe cheers, I'm very glad you like it.

I should plan on remaking this picture one day without using so many 3rd party brushes. This particular pìcture made extensive use of those. Nowadays I just use the brushes that come by default in PhotoShop and I'm positive that I can replicate many of the textures I pulled on this picture.
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014

Have you heard of, and, if so, do you watch Girls und Panzer?
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and Yes I did. :XD:

I mean, it's in my bloody username, how not to watch Girls und Panzer.

I did like it but I'm no hardcore fan of it.
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I'm just beginning to get into it, it seems pretty cool- just saw this and thought, "huh, armored artist with a penchant for anime... GuP?
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