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Max and his Panzer by Panzerfire Max and his Panzer by Panzerfire
In before the end of the world arrives :XD:


Here's Captain Maximilian Schneider of the 407th Arm. Bataillon, 50th Arm. Brigade, 3rd Arm. Division of the Deutsches Heer (German Army). He's posing proudly near by his KMW Leopard 2A7 MBT. He's also holding an H&K MP7.

Not much else to say. It's a fairly simple picture but I work on the detail pretty extensively. Took me a while to finish it on paper.

There a few parts of the drawing that I'm not quite pleased with. For starters, the hands turned out ugly again :( Which made coloring them a drag, Although I did manage to make a good coloring of the hands that sort of fixes the uglyness. I still have to practice more in that area, both drawing and coloring. Another part that didn't went so good is the position and size of the legs. Kinda like they're too short although the perspective angle and proportion sizes continue to lead me to the same outcome.

But after coloring the picture, those mistakes don't seem to brake the drawing as much as it used to color-less. So I'm happy.
I'm overall very happy with this project because the coloring process went perfectly. Textures, shadows, light effects, they're all fitting good.

This was the first time I have drawn a Leopard 2A7 but since I had experience already drawing the older L2A6s, it wasn't much of a problem. Actually the shape of that new turret armor makes it easier to draw than the L2A6. A key difference between the L2A7 and the L2A6 aside from the hull and turret armor is the presence of a FLW 200 remotely controlled weapon station with a H&K GMG automatic grenade launcher instead of a manually controlled Rheinmetall MG3 machine gun. Although the FLW 200 can have an MG3 installed instead of an H&K GMG.

I hope everything looks accurate. Beret, Headset, Glasses, Uniform, Ballistic Vest, Gun, Tank. I took all those details into account. :)


I hope you guys like it. This is the last german-army related project I'll be doing for a while. ;)

I will get to all your comments ASAP.

I'll see'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:

(And a Happy new Year 2012! Looking forward to the end of the world :D -Kidding-)
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:iconmaxtheboss2:
Maxtheboss2 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
:D My name is Max, so it's my panzer! 
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nein, schuuu schuuu. Away with youuuu...
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Maxtheboss2 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Hehe lol
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battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Neat.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconbattlecruiser006:
battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
you're welcome.
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TWINKIEMUNCHR Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool, my own country bought a couple of these from Germany a few years back, you Germans make the best MBT's out there :) And also nice work on the picture!
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PokemonManiac9913 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I point you to the INDESTRUCTIBLE Tank *no pun intended* that is the M1 Abrams series. None have been lost and they just restore old chassis to make more
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
huh... sorry to burst your bubble but M1 Abrams have been destroying in combat- More specifically in the Last Iraq War were some units were destroyed by Anti-Tank weaponry and IEDs. That tank is NOT indestructible.
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TWINKIEMUNCHR Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None have been lost because the M1 hasn't seen many opponents with AT capabilities. I'd still bet on a Leopard II any day against an Abrams, though they both do pretty much the same thing, and both do it well.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe thank you. :D

Yeah I've heard you Canucks have been putting the Leo's to some pretty good use in A-stan.
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TWINKIEMUNCHR Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I live in Edmonton, AKA CFB Edmonton, which houses the 1st and 3rd PPCLI (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) So I see Hercs and some Leopards pretty commonly, I'm right by the base.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha sweet. :D
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
In two words : YOU ROCK !!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you :)
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Hauptmann Maximilian Schneider ... is the name made up, or is it really an active-duty (or reserve) captain of the Bundesheer ?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, he's a fictional character. The vast majority of characters featured here are either my own fictional Original Characters or from other deviants.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
"Das ist kein ein mann, das ist kein ein tier, das ist ein ... panzergrenadiere !
Hey hey hey ... panzergrenadiere ! "
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha nice.

Although Max is not a Panzergrenadier (That would be more akin to mechanized infantry). No, he's a tanker. ;)
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Tounushifan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Do the Germans still say Alles Fur Deutschland or is that strictly a...WW2 thing....
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I am not in the Military and I never was so I wouldn't know for sure.

But the motto of the army is "To protect, help, moderate, and fight" and the air force is "Team Luftwaffe".
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Tounushifan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
"Our Luftwaffe" was better.
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F1st-of-R3volution Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
10000000000000/10
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! :D
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AngryFace007 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Artist
Wow this is very cool.
Is Max a Yankee?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No. He's German. It says it right there in the notes I wrote below the picture.

Glad you like it 'though. Cheers.
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AngryFace007 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
No. He's half German, half Yankee.
Why?
Because of his uniform.

NATO. Everyone dress like the Amerikanna.
Sorry for this, I have no offend.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have disagree on that. German Army uses Flecktarn uniforms which is an indigenous design. Americans have their Multicam and their UCP (Which is actually based of the CADPAT).
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AngryFace007 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
But you have to agree with me.
The members of the Nationale Volksarmee - NVA, used to dress like the Russki.

Anyway, Flecktarn uniform did not impress me. Not a bit.
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Rudohiko Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
finde ich nett!
Du hast den Panzer und die Maschinenpistole besonders gut gezeichnet (außer unsauberen Skizzen ist mir das Zeichnen solcher Sachen etwas schwierig ^^;)
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tja! Dann soll mann mehr üben. ;)

Fahrzeuge und Waffen zu zeichnen ist nicht einfach beim anfang. Aber mit zeit und übung jeder kann es schaffen. :D


PS: Bitte entschuldige mir für meine schlechte Aussprache beim Deutsch. Ich wohne in Argentinen seit 20 Jahren und dabei habe ich nie die Deutsche Sprache richtig gelernt. ^^;
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Rudohiko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist
ok! More practice then I can draw things easier.

I think your German is very good! I'm learning it as foreign language; I sadly cannot speak Spanish.^_^;
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, My english is good enough. So, where are you from? I ask because I initially thought you were German. I don't usually get comments in German from non-Germans. :)
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Rudohiko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
I, I come from the Philippines. It is common for people here to speak English aside from their native language. I'm learning and trying to read, write or speak in more languages; the mixture has decayed my English skill a bit.(´・ω・`) but no problem

I thought it would have been comforting (or funny) for a German person to see that a foreigner is trying to speak their mother language.^^;
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's unusual. But it's interesting to see people from other parts of the globe learning german. :)
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. Too bad my unit doesn't have the 2A7 yet. On the other hand we have MP7s already. :P
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich glaube es dauert noch ein paar Jahren bis die L2A7s in dienst sind. L2A6s werden aber länger dauern.
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Das Wort auf mein Stützpunkt ist das wir ürgendwann nextes Jahr die 2A7s bekommen.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh geil! :D

Bist du noch am dienst wenn ihr die 2A7s bekommen?
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mal sehen ob ich verlängert werde mit einer Feldwebellaufbahn. Momentan weiß ich nicht mal ob ich länger bleiben werde weil mein Knie im Eimer ist.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh das ist fies. :hmm: Hoffentlich schaffst du es noch weiter in Dienst zu sein. :fingerscrossed:
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja. Habe jetzt ein Termin für das Bundeswehrkrankenhaus weil der Truppenarzt nicht weiß was falsch ist.
Toll...
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wolverine3333 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Bundeswehr? :3
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. Specifically the Deutsches Heer.
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ThunderTheCheetah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is that a CROWS system i see?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No. It's a FLW 200 remote control station. I believe it's manufactured by KMW. But it is essentially the same as a CROWS system.
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ThunderTheCheetah Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh ok
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KingsOfShadow Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Max is looking badass! Nice one bro.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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KingsOfShadow Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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