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It's "Ze" Germans by Panzerfire It's "Ze" Germans by Panzerfire
Ze germans are back!

(And all our european neighbours are like "OH NO! NOT AGAIN!" :D )

We see here three soldiers of the German Army (Deutsches Heer - Bundeswehr) posing cheaply for my lame "Pro-Bundeswehr" propaganda campaign :iconimhappyplz:

Nah... actually I just wanted to draw some soldiers with a "WTF are you looking at?" attitude :D

On the left we have our dear Oberleutnant (First Leutenant) Helga Nadler with her favourite weapon... a Heckler & Koch G-36 assault rifle fitted with an H&K AG-36 grenade launcher. Bigass weapon of badass girl :D
As you can see she's not using the... ahem... standar german uniform. Rather more a mix between woodland and desert flecktarn clothing :iconimhappyplz:

What? She ain't an orthodox soldier otherwise she wouldn't have posed for the "Why I joined the Deutsches Heer" picture. ;)
Unfortunatelly her face went a little screwed :hmm: When I drew it on pencil it was fine but after inking it, it looked quite bad. :| I'm seriously considering not to ink my drawings anymore and instead scan them while still on pencil and then work the linearts digitally. Such strategy could help me get to a new level in my CG skills.

The guy in the middle is an updated version of a long forgotten OC of mine called Maximillian Schneider (Surname probably mispelled... will check later). He's a young major (at the moment of the picture). His main weapon is the H&K P8 (German Army adaptation of the H&K USP), which is located at his chest for an easy extraction. Gun looks a bit too small. Gotta draw hand guns more frequently.
Oh.... for those german army enthusiasts... don't bother trying to figure out what the beret insignia stands for. In the german army the berets insignia and colors are helpful to determine the mission and role of each soldier. In this picture the insignia is fictional.

Also I'm not so sure whetter officer would actually wear the berets in a combat zone. ^^;

The third guy on the right is your random german soldier ;)
Nobody special. He's holding a standar G-36 assault rifle fitted with an EOTech sight and a Foregrip. However the rifle's size makes it look a bit more like the G-36K :hmm: Proportion mistake right there I think. ^^;

The Flecktarn pattern used for both the woodland and desert flecktarn uniforms was made using my own Flecktarn brushes. Check my gallery and you should find them :)


I originally hesitated in uploading this picture given a recent incident that took place in Afghanistan were german ground forces called in an american air strike and blew two fuel trucks stolen by the Taleban. The bombing raid apparently killed way more civilians than actually expected. :hmm: Not the shinest moment of army. But this picture is not to reflect any of that. It's just pasrt of my WW3 fan fiction.

I hope you like this. ;) Next is the "Why I joined the VDV" project. However I'm planning to work paralelaly on :iconchukkz:'s request lineart so that once I'm finished coloring all currently scanned linearts, I can go scan the new linearts not long after. :)

I'll be replying to you all ASAP.

Until then, I'll see'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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SK-STUDIOS-DESIGN Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Auch nicht schlecht, ich Google ein bischen auf DA nach KSK Wallpapern und find dich hier :D
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;D

Jap, ich habe manche Bundeswehr Bilder hier.

Ich bin froh dass es es dir gefällt. :D
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SK-STUDIOS-DESIGN Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bin nicht so der " Drawings " Typ aber sieht wirklich gut aus :)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke. :)
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
"Ze germans are back!

(And all our european neighbours are like "OH NO! NOT AGAIN!" :D ) "

*Cues Street Fighter* "Round III. Fight !!"


"She ain't an orthodox soldier"
Well, every army needs unorthodox ones, every once in a while. :)
That's how we like Helga, right ?
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;) oh yeah.

But heh she's a fun goofy character once you know her better. dont get too close or she'll get you into trouble.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
"dont get too close or she'll get you into trouble."

I'm sure.

But I'm a gentleman. I would never get too close to Helga. Unless she is willing, of course. ^^
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha allright.
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PokemonManiac9913 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
If you wanted to do a "WTF you looking at" you should used the USMC
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly I don't know how to reply to that.

The point of the picture was to draw to Bundeswehr soldiers, not marines.
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
es sind immer die deutschen xDDD
sieht cool aus :)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jäp, wir haben sicherlich etwas getan. ^^; Wir lernen nie.
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
irgendwas gibt's immer :D
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondawhatplz:
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SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a second I though the red Beret guy was O'Connel from Joint Task Force. Nice work though! (though I'm not sure you wanna wear a Beret in combat...you'll get shot first)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well not a red one anyway. =P

This particular character has been re-designed and is now a Tanker. German tankers do wear berets although they're black and not red.

Glad you like it. :)
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SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah cool :)
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some one just finished watching Guy Richie's Snatch
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Someone finally figured it out! :XD:
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can recite that movie line of line
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Well it has quite some dialoge and some pretty memorable lines.
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its funny
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ConnorSwift Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They are my adopted nationality. if i was born again, i would want to be born German.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd want to be born again as a norwegian.

Because vikings and pillaging were awesome. :lmao:

Nah just kidding. You should appreciate your nationality. After all America has achieved many things in her relatively short life time.

Also, when the sedition trials begin in America, your "I wannabe german" comments will get you locked up. ;P
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ConnorSwift Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh noooo! Eh, i apprecciate my nationality. Just would love to be German.

I just love the history behind the nation. There just really isn't much "history" to America simply beacause we're so young, and you're taught a lot of it in school.

If they come to lock me up, ima runnin to Canada! :salute: see ya!
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KingsOfShadow Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh theres our guys and girls. Doing what they do best, kicking ass! Well done Bro!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Well they're just posing, not quite kicking ass yet. But soon. :plotting:
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KingsOfShadow Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait! Great work!
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Gimiglider Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Ze germans are back!
Me: Alright, I'm hiding, I'm hiding...
I'm scared of germans...XD
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Gimiglider Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
ze germans are back!
Europe: *hides in extremely strong bunkers* oh ****!
America and Russia: *stops disassembling neucular weapons* Bring it on!
China: ...?
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Gimiglider Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
World War 3? I and my friend Milton thought up of a World War 3 storyline last year...and somehow it suits this picture perfectly...
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
25% people in DeviantArt have thought about a WW3 story. The Vast majority if not the absolute totally have not been able to either work on it or have it published. I'm among those.

I'd like it to be otherwise but I'm afraid this project won't take off just yet.
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Gimiglider Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Here's a breif plot:
Allies: China, Russia, USA, Britain, Germany (Not on the Axis side for the first time in a world war), South Korea, France and Canada.
Axis: United republic of the Arab States (Includes North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Saudi Arabia) All countries but Iran, Libya and North Korea were captured.
Leaders of Axis: Mommahad Ali, Gaddafi, and Kim Jong il.
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NarutoFan82 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Ze Germans!!!!! XD Uh, what is the story behind Helga? It's been bothering me for a while. Also, I would like to know why I have not seen atleast a few references to the German Spezialkraftte (sorry if I misspelled it, its the German Special Operations)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A little description about Helga will come soon.

As for KSK, I haven't thought about any characters that would be part of it. I don't want my WW3 story to take a Special Forces approach like Call of Duty MW, MW2 and MW3.

But fanart about the KSK will come one day. Not soon 'though, got other stuff to do before that. ;P
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NarutoFan82 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Hah hah, I understand ;)
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Annihilator40k Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
coole sache
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke.
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TanithGhost94 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Looking more at your art, and this one is cool. I particularly like the Bundeswehr Soldier on the right. The Soldier in the middle could be a tanker, because while Infantry have their holsters on their thighs, tankers put them on the chest so that it doesn't get caught on the hatch. What Aircraft was used in the strike on Taliban terrorists by the way?

Really good work!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well actually the original plan I had for at least two of the characters here (the one in the middle and the girl on the left), was that they were going to be simple infantrymen. But I decided that the girl will be more part of a Mechanized Infantry unit and the guy in the middle will be a Tank commander.

On that regards the only changes it would have, would be the color of the beret switching to black and instead of a BDU-like uniform he would normally wear a coverall (Also on desert Flecktarn).
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Easy506Pir Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, Tristan here from the United States, and I really like this artpiece...and your others too! I also think t's pretty cool how the German soldiers in the piece are holding G-36's and G-36k's, those are nice weapons!!! Ever heard of the M4 Carbine? It's the main assault rifle for the United States!!! Any-who, nice artpiece!!!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I'm aware that the M-4 Carbine is one of the most used guns in the US Military in addition to the M-16A4. :)

I'm glad you liked my stuff.
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Easy506Pir Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah, really interesting... and, just a reference, but the M-16A4 isn't the main assault rifle, though it's one of the most used. Thanks for the input, though! Keep working on the drawings! Halten Sie sich die gute Arbeit!
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I though we made it clear at the end of the last war that you guys weren't permitted to feel pride any more. I guess we should have spiked your water with whatever we used to pussify the Japanese. Lol. Keep up the good work.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
More than 60 years after I think the new generation of germans can feel prouder of their country. There are bigger nations on earth that endured far less shame and destruction and yet have accomplished so very little in terms of economy. ;)
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true.
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DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
The soldier to the right looks real cool. I like the face mask and the green googles, it makes him/she way cooler than the other two to the right.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Incognito soldiers are indeed awesome. They do all the heroic stuff and they could be anyone. :)
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