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The Night of the Panzers by Panzerfire The Night of the Panzers by Panzerfire
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YAY! Finally another project is done! :D

The Night of the Panzers.

Here we see 2 German Army (Deutsches Heer - Bundeswehr) Leopard 2A6 Kampfpanzer (Main Battle Tanks) moving in the deserts of [Insert random desert location], fighting against the armored divisions of the Middle East Coalition.

The two tanks have different color liveries. The main one is painted in the same desert camouflage as in real life german ground equipment that is currently being used (Partially) by the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan. Actually I have yet to see a L2A6 with such camouflage but if they were to be deployed by the german army I think they would paint some of them with such camo.
The other Leopard has the classic woodland camo paint that can be seen in most NATO vehicles.

The plan for this work was more complex. I actually had prepared to vectorize a Tornado IDS fighter and a Eurocopter Tiger UHT attack helicopter to add in the sky. Yup... I was planning to do a remake of one of my earlier pictures called "Feuer Frei!" ('Though this time without Dingo II vehicle nor infantry). But I decided that any air vehicles would have been too much for this picture so I just left the tanks.

Again... I wasted times on lots of details that were later blurred either by dark shadows... heavy lights or simply by the effect of motion. =P

I need to fix my way of coloring. ^^;

I originally used a series of brushes at first but after a lot of color editions and use of eraser and basic brushes they're totally or almost unnoticeable so.... I used them in vain ==;
Well if anyone can still notice them, I used :iconredheadstock:'s sparkle brushes and I used somebody's moon brushes but since the moon was part of sky area I edited out when I decided to scarp the idea of helicopters and fighters I don't have to credit that user :hmm:

Also... it's not easy to work on the colors, shadows and light effects in a night enviroment. :P So I took some time before mastering a bit the colors ^^;


I've also made a Night Vision mode version of this picture which I will upload later in the week. 'Though I fear the NV one looks better than this one. :iconimhappyplz: So I'll upload this one and then later show the improved version. ;P

I hope you like this. The next project to color is the ones of the german army infantry with a couple of OCs of mine ;)

See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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BJghost453 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
for some reason, i always hear the Strike At Karkand loading theme or the Caspian Border loading theme or whatever Battlefield 3 loading theme i can think of whenever i see one of your pictures. maybe because I've been playing too much Battlefield 3. :3
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha well, I did started making BF2 fanart when I joined this website. So yeah the BF series did have an influence on me. :)
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WULF-1045 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
The Leopard 2A6 is number 1 on the world you know that
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course it is. :D
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canuleyo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
"This is Glenn Landsbury for Sky news reporting live from Kuzistan!. NATO forces consisting of tank regiments from Germany and the US are fighting againts the Easter Coalition forces. They are having some resistance after PLA reinforments consited of chinese Type 99 tanks entered the battlefield in behalf of Iran."

revised version :D
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HA! No me fiaria tanto de esos cochecitos "Made in China". :plotting:

Lo unico que los panzers tienen que hacer es pasar por encima y aplastarlos. :evillaugh:
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canuleyo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Pero obvio negro!, pero tengo que darle ese toque de "Upa viene el hermano mayor!"
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canuleyo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
"This is Glenn Landsbury for Sky news reporting live from Kuzistan!. NATO forces consisting of tank regiments from Germany and the US are fighting againts the Easter Coalitions forces. The Forces are having after PLA reinforments consited of chinese Type 99 tanks entered the battlefield."
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blacknight71 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Nice work and also I bet if we put the Abrams, Challenger and Leopard all in a fighting force they would be unstoppable as a full force. The Leopard is one tank that you have to also watch out for and is a wonderful piece of military work as well. Love the image.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
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hourlyb Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
i have not idea which tank is better: the Abrams or the Challenger. Any way, great picture!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Abrams or the Challenger?

The answer is none! The German Leopard 2A6 is far superior! :D



lol, well I like to think that but if there any improvements over the Britsh and American tanks it's probably only marginal.
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RexTheMan14 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
YES the greatest tank of all time
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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Z1ppo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Excellent work!
I like the dust around the tank and the blur that makes it look like it's all in motion and happening really fast as the tank rolls through the desert.
The lighting is also amazing!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you. I'm glad you like it.

The bluring sure improves the sense of motion in the picture. The only problem is that it did take me a while to work the textures of the ground and then it all kinda got lost with the motion blur. =P
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Todesengel18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Id easily trust my life to a leopard. These German beasts can hit harder and further then an abrams and their crews are damn fine men. I highly admire the german and norwegian militaries.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers. But you gotta give that so far only the Abrams and the Challenger 1 and 2 have had actual combat experience against other tanks. So far I know, the Leopard has not engaged against other tanks, only against insurgent positions during their use by Canadian forces in Afghanistan.
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Todesengel18 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I do give tank on tank battle to the abrams dont get me wrong. But even though the leopard is still yet to fight a tank it really shows what its capable of since the abrams uses a licensed version of the leos gun.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True that. Ence the damage done to other tanks is roughly the same.
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Todesengel18 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Yes the damage is roughly the same but another thing to consider is the tanks the abrams fought. The abrams fought outdated and heavily downgraded T-72s and very old T-62s and T-55s.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention poorly trained crews.
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lianit Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup::painter:
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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DroidOps Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Artist
Me:Shit! Fall back comrades Panzers! -Running while firing PPSH- -As Panzers Run over Russian solider as they fall back
DAMM IT! -Hides in trench- -as the panzer goes over-
Russian:Ze Get in the bunker!
-Russian and me get in and closes door to hide-
-As other russians Gets squish like tomato-
Me:We are safe for now... ::iconak--47plz::
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Calls in a Tornado fighter with a Bunker buster*
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DroidOps Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Artist
Me:Fuck me.
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Kaize07 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome work!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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jerrydickerson85 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you my friend have just earned yourself a watcher
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thanks although I haven't received a notification that you are watching my account. You sure you have properly clicked on "Watch"?
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jerrydickerson85 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I'm sure I clicked watch. If i didn't I'm sorry still kinda getting used to the website.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No sorry. Still got no watch, try again. That is if you're still interested of course.
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jerrydickerson85 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im still interested
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It worked now. Now you're watching. I hope I can get some stuff done soon. Art block is killing me.
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jerrydickerson85 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is okay. I'm actually working on my first project. It should be done about 4 weeks from now
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Good luck with it.
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DarthRockstar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Let's kick some asses Hell Yeah :D

Die Hand hoch zum Barett
ich salutier vor dem bild und dir^^"
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Vielen Dank. :)
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helgephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Awesome!!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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jthotshot Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Great picture as always, now it seem even more appropriate now that Canadian Forces Leopard 2A6M (on loan from the Bundeswehr) is in Afganistan along with Danish Army Leopard 2A5DK...

I guess shouting "Panzer Vor!" is in order! XD
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;) If you feel like it, go for it. :D

I'm glad you like it.
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Alpinegremlin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
This is amazing! Great job!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
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Alpinegremlin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
No problem!
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Pantherpanzer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude i love it. If you dont mind im making this my background for my PC.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the picture is not designed to fit in any specific computer resolution so the picture will likely be streched more from side than the other. Either longer, or wider than the original pic.

Personally I got nothing against people using my pictures as deskopt wallpapers. If you like it that much then go ahead.

I see that you've also used my fake alternative for the german flag as avatar. =P
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Pantherpanzer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol cool thanks and yea i love the way the flag looks!
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Alpha-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool :)
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