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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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battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
you're welcome.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha sweet. :D
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