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As requested by :iconpolishtrooper: :)

A small group of polish soldiers are pin down on the rough streets of *Enter Middle Eastern city name here* fighting against the MEC.

Two soldiers are using the Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl rifle with EOTechs (Note that because of my ignorance about these laser sights I forgot to draw the damn laser pointers :roll: ) and a third one is firing a PKM.
The Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl is a derivate of the Kalashnikov series but it has been designed specifically to fire the NATO 5.56 mm round. The PKM is a soviet made machinegun. The Polish forces still use a large variety of russian weaponry but they're currently being phased out by equipments developed and produced in Poland and other stuff made outside Poland mostly from NATO members.

So.... I did hurry coloring this pic :) Polishtrooper didn't specify exactly how should have their request look like so I decided to try new stuff here (My drawing skills are constant Work-in-Progress ;) ) I tried again to make a cool scene with multiple bodies. I also wanted to aply a close-range perspective to the first soldier you see but I went short about it. I think this picture is pretty good. One thing I would have liked to change from the lineart was the background. But on second thoughts I'm glad I didn't overwhelm the picture with an extremely detailed background.

Some things I want to try in the future are drawings that focus not only on one side (Like this picture does) but I want to go further into drawing general combat scenes where you can see both sides or an angle of combat in which you don't get to see easily who is who (Which is a situation that often happens in war). Hmmm... But since the request was about having polish soldiers then it was pretty obvious that the picture had to be more focused on the polish soldiers (Duh! :D ).

In this picture I used a variety of special brushes for photoshop. I used "Distressed", "Grunge and dirt", "Gravel and sand" and "Bullet holes" (Great tool I must add) brushes from :iconredheadstock:
I also used a wood brush (Not highly noticeable) on the wood boards in front of that door. That brush is from :iconmiloartdesign:
The lovely camouflage I applied to all the soldiers was made using some photos as reference. There is a brush pack from :iconrl-brushes: which I used to generate what I hope is an accurate camouflage pattern currently in use with the Polish Land forces. :)

Well... there ain't much to add now. :D I'll take a day or two from having to worry on any further projects and then I will start working on the colors of Polishtrooper second request.
Once that is done (And I promise it's one of my most kickass drawings :D ) I'll work on some pending projects like... well... :iconmagicswordz: had tagged me to do a Nyu's art meme so I will get into finally doing one (And that way I can practice some funny expressions :D ) and :iconcsp499: tagged me for an Female-Self meme recently. So I think it's time to put into practice my humor :XD:
I don't promise I'll make from that a high quality work but I'll put my best effort on it :nod:

I'll get to all your comments, replies, deviations and journals as soon as possible. :)

Until then... See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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:icongermanyisawesome:
Germanyisawesome Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Oh poland
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Problem? :iconikissitplz:
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:iconmrlovelessss:
MrLovelessss Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
FOR POLAND!!!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:salute::iconpolandflagplz:
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:iconmrwhite81:
MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
why r polish troops in the mid east for?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For the same reason everyone else is: To fight terrorists and insurgents. =P

Oh and while this particular piece is not based on any particular event, Polish forces have been present in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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:iconbenracer:
benracer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Sniper support provided by the SWD-M
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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:iconmaru54:
Maru54 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
that's not a PKM its a UKM-2000
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Noted.
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:iconarmrordrstr:
ArMrOrdRsTr Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is that a pkm the farthest soldier has?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. It's a PKM.

Well at least I did use PKM pictures to draw it although I believe the Polish military uses a PKM model that's chambered on the NATO 7,62 ammunition rather than a typical Russian built PKM.
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:iconodst116:
odst116 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I think it is.
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconpitruz:
Pitruz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
This one on the first plan is just like Kapitan Bomba. Close your eyes (or google, through you will see nothing) and... NAPIERDALAMYYYYYY!!!


Rananaaa rannaaa rananananaaanaaanna (Kawałek z Kapitana)
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:iconlonesamuraifox:
LoneSamuraiFox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yaaay! It's so great that German drawn Polish Army!

Hail from Poland, thought!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. ;) We need more Polish Army pics here in DA.
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:iconblackhedgehog13:
Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I liked to be the middle man, doing nothing and relaxing
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if taking cover means doing nothing and relaxing. ;P
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:iconblackhedgehog13:
Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
yeah, but I would be the gun with a big ass gun
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe I see.
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:iconblackhedgehog13:
Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
yep
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:iconlemmonade:
lemmonade Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
cool picture :D

your a good artist

oh btw, an eotech like the one the guy to the rights gun is holograpic, meaning when your aiming you have both eyes open, simulating the effect of having a reticle, much like in video games
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I know... I've been told that a bit earlier. Didn't know that before drawing this 'though but in the future I will take that fact into account. :)

You see since I have not fired a weapon in my whole life (Much less had acess to assault rifles or it's modern popular gadgets) I've no real personal experience about those matters.

So I appreciate very much that, when I make a mistake of this kind, I'm told about it.

Thanks :)
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:iconlemmonade:
lemmonade Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
haha dont mention it, i know how you feel im the same way, never had access to guns, except that my older brothers friends are big into profesional airsoft so he takes me to the shops and ive look through a real eotech they have there in stock
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha I see. No such stores here in Argentina 'though. T_T
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:iconlemmonade:
lemmonade Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
oh thats to bad
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...
I guess it's because there's some ban on airsoft replicas of guns since apparently some idiots used a couple of replicas to assault a business.

That and I would think that the stuff would be a bit expensive here in Argentina given that there are no Manufaturers either (Because of the above mentioned incident and also because there would be a low demand of this stuff anyway).
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:iconlemmonade:
lemmonade Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
yea
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:iconr1fl3:
R1FL3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work, Sven :)

Would be nice, if EA and Dice put a Polish army to the Battlefield 2.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... :lol:
There's a modification for Battlefield 2 called Project Reality. It's a great combat experience within the BF2 engine.

And one positive part of the mod is that it has a lot of factions currently being made for it. That includes the Polish military in maps against the Talibans, Insurgents and Russia. It's not ready yet but eventually it will be included for PR. Check the forums here: [link] ;)

So far they have iraqi insurgents, talibans, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, The British Army, Some sort of russian-based militia (Often refered to as the chechens), The Russian Army and the PLA.

The original factions from BF2 have been extensively modified in this mod so they hold almost no resemblance.

Other factions being made for PR are the Israelis, Hamas (To come in the next update of the mod), then we have the french, norwegians, dutch, canadians, germans, australians, private security company and a random african militia.

Unoficially there are other factions being made for PR like the Taiwanese, the Japanese, the Chinese marines, Argentines, Iranians, etc. 'though most of them will take longer to hit PR.
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:iconluftwaffeace18:
LuftwaffeAce18 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
real cool dude!!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you :)
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:iconluftwaffeace18:
LuftwaffeAce18 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
no problem
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:iconwindguru:
WindGuru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009   Writer
Brilliant! Always was looking for a good ref for my OC from the Polish Army. :P
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You should better use photos of real life polish soldiers as reference ;) They're more precise (and after all they're the real deal) rather than this picture. But thank you :)
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:iconwindguru:
WindGuru Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009   Writer
But yours are so dynamic...;_;

thanks!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you could use it as reference I guess but the ultimate help comes from using real life photos :D That can't be beaten by any drawing of mine ;)
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:iconskunk-works:
Skunk-Works Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aren't the black dots on their uniforms laser receptors for training excercises?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a minute... that's what they are?! :O

*bashes its own head* :shakefist:

Damn it! That's the last time I use photos of training exercise as reference. :roll:
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:iconmousedenton:
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Words cannot describe how bummed I am that this is not downloadable... But I can still enjoy it here!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of my pics used to be downloadable but for security concerns I decided to add a watermark on my works and not allow the download of the fullsize picture in order to keep evidence in case of art thieves.

Which picture is going to be deemed more original? The one with the smallest size and resolution? Or the bigger one? ;)

If you want to download it in its current size you can easily do that by just saving the picture. Although I wonder why would you want to download it :hmm:

Anyway thanks for faving it.
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:iconmousedenton:
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Well I save them under the end of the URL when you click to download it, so that way I have the image name and the user name of the person who made it, or at least uploaded it to DeviantArt.

I really would download it just out of paranoia I guess; fear that something will happen (like DeviantArt shutting down *Knock on wood*) and this will be lost to me forever. Or something small like being in a place where I have no internet acess. But recently I've been using pictures downloaded from DeviantArt as my desktop.

But, like my collection of boxes, I'm sure I'll find a use for them, and I'll be sure to do it legaly by citing the source/maker.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol... be careful when using other people artwork ;)

Some can really try to have you banned for that while others won't care much if you cite. Try to ask the original artist first before editing or using anything from them ;)
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:iconmousedenton:
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Oh I'm not using them for anything, and really I don't plan on it.

I most definetly won't edit anything I find here, that I find to be outragous (unless of course you are given permission, but I'm not the digital-art type so I wouldn't edit anything I get)

But thanks for the advice; I will be more careful.
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Jonboy2312 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet, sweet, SWEET! Nice to see Polish troops in art, anime-style too ^_^

Some details are slightly off... If you'd like reference for future drawings...

Me, with a basic Beryl, no optics rail attached - [link]

My wife posing in my uniform, with another Beryl, this one with a rail on top and a scope on it so you can see how scopes and eotechs are attached - [link] (this one is missing the bipod retainer collar on the barrel, though)
[link]

Heh... so cool to see this kind of art - it really made my day :)
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Well... it was fun to draw these guys. I should draw them again sometime in the future although everybody wants to have it's army drawn in anime style :D

Nice photos there. I actually used some shots of polish soldiers in wikipedia. And I did used reference although guns lately are not coming out as I want them to do. :hmm:

I'm still much of a rookie on this so it's a matter of practice. :)

I'm glad you like it. :D
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:iconrussianalfasubmarine:
This is awesome! I absolutly love it! I love the atmosphere it creates.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
This is still far from achieving a 100% realistic combat enviroment but it's nice to know that I am on the right way :D
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