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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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