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The Night of the Panzers -NV- by Panzerfire The Night of the Panzers -NV- by Panzerfire
Let's turn the night vision on! :D

This is basically this picture [link] but with a Night Vision effect. :giggle:

This time I managed to make the NV effect much better than last time :D and I'm now eager to do more Night-based projects :excited:

(From the original picture): 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.


This time I've made sure it'd look darker due to the birghtness of the gun fire. However I'm not sure if NV devices reduce the brightness of the whole image automatically when a large sourcfe of light is picked up by the NV device.

Also I've added some PhotoShop effects that make it look more like TV distortion.

Well I hope you like as much as the original picture. ;)

I'm currently working on the colors of my next project and might have it ready in a few days.

See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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pimphand Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow really nice NV effect. These are links for a few pictures I took in Iraq through my nods.

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Might help with future NV illustrations. These are from a Gen 3 PVS-18.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool pictures there. Will look into them for reference for future NV related projects. :)

Thanks for the share.
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Jigsaws-Killer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
This is still my faveorite work from you :D I've been meaning to re-fav your stuff for a while but kept getting sidetracked ^^;
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He he. Well thanks. I'm glad you like it. It's good to know that the hard work I put into these projects is appreciated. Thanks.

Although you really don't have to re-fave it all if you really don't want to. Just to know that you appreciate it is as good any amount of faves. :)
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Sorry I didn't comment sooner, I've just come back from a week course! Woah I think that this is even better than your first pic! I like the grainy effect and genuinally! This would look great in a manga!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you very much.

And yeah such effect would look pretty nice in a colored manga. :)
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Darth-Satanus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Even more apocalyptic :D
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Thanks
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Darth-Satanus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
:D
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Skunk-Works Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Holy Crap dude!! NICE!!
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