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Remembrance - the LZ

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I was trying to finish this for Remembrance Sunday, it still needs some work, but I'll put it up now anyway.
In honour of my grandfather, and all who served and serve still.
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Sev808's avatar
Sev808Hobbyist Photographer
Nice.
pittbull44's avatar
the poppy good choice
HuntraG94's avatar
what's remembrance sunday? but cool picture dude.
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dukeletoHobbyist Digital Artist
again, Wikipedia can explain better than I can. Basically it's the anniversary of armistice day, functions as a sort of veterans day in Britain & the commonwealth (?)
HuntraG94's avatar
ah ok just asking dude.
binaralcobra's avatar
that is an awesome tribute man
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MrJKapoweyHobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant, it's perfect for Remembrance Sunday.

I'm not sure what else I can say that hasn't already been said, but, again, this is amazing.
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West415BillHobbyist General Artist
*salutes* All to often in this day and age the sacrifices these men and women make are forgotten and tossed aside. Growing up I've heard from my father what he saw and did in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise in Vietnam.
It's art and tributes like these that barely touch the surface of what they face. May we never truly forget.

and yeah, I know how it sounds etc. But seriously, how else can one respond to this?
Deorse's avatar
DeorseHobbyist General Artist
Very cool, I love it.
DreadHaven's avatar
Great work. What branch of the militairy did your grandfather serve in?
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dukeletoHobbyist Digital Artist
he was an infantryman in WW1, and then a founder member of the commando regiment in WW2 [link] he retired with the rank of Major.
DreadHaven's avatar
A well decorated man I presume?
All my relatives who went to war never came back. I entend to be the first :D
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dukeletoHobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, he had some brass.
Sorry to hear about your relatives, you intend to be the first to come back?
DreadHaven's avatar
Deserved it by the sounds of it.
Yes indeed.
AnArcanine's avatar
Love it. A more perfect way to honor servicemen and women across the world cannot be found. Thank you.
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dukeletoHobbyist Digital Artist
cheers, I aim to please!
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SiloZenHobbyist Filmographer
Nice,
Still annoyed how the british army have the SA80.
Not the picture btw, I mean this is quite epic.
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dukeletoHobbyist Digital Artist
the SA80A1 is a perfectly serviceable assault rifle, expensive and heavy, to be sure, but top of it's class in reliability and accuracy, it's not notably difficult to maintain, and has decent ergonomics as long as you're not left-handed. In short, it in NO WAY deserves the bad press it continues to get.
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Meh, Sorreh.
I take it personally since because of it the G11 is only a prototype.
well, technicly it may have been still a Prototype because of the war.
Heh, im just not one for Bullpup assault rifles. Except the FAMAS and the Steyr Aug.
Just when it comes to the SA80 i hear a lot of bad things about it.
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dukeletoHobbyist Digital Artist
it got a really bad rep, when first used, because it was unreliable, and frankly, a bit substandard. This had more to do with privatisation in the UK, than anything to do with H&K tho. I don't know how you figure it killed off the G11, that was down to German re-unification and consequent massive budget cuts.

The AUG is an amazing weapon, I'll give you that, but the FAMAS is meh. Looks awesome, definitely, but wouldn't be my choice for real!
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Heh, i read that because of the war ending the people didnt need the G11 and they abandoned it and started the upgrade on the SA80, being that the company was partly owned by an english company.

I just wish it hadnt just been a prototype. because guns like them have a hell lot of potential.

Famas, depending on the model(I cant tell the difference) is fairly ok. Its alot better than an M4 or an M16.
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Just an FYI, the H&K G11 was a prototype for H&K to try and design a caseless assault weapon. The 4.7mm rounds it fires are not only really expensive, but it's obnoxious to reload in the field, and, the gun only has a 430-ish round per minute firing rate in automatic. Plus, it's got hellacious recoil, so it's upwards of 2300 rounds per minute while in burst fire is nothing short of amazing, the first round will connect, second is in the sky, and the third is more likely to kill a bird.

That, and the gun itself proved horrible in field tests, the caseless ammo was far too finicky, and the gun itself was prone to jamming under ALL conditions and issues, plus, it had no Picitanny rail or any other way to attach NATO or even Warsaw Pact attachments. And, let's face it, that scope is an absolute joke.

As for the FAMAS, well, I personally, hate the damned things. It has too much recoil and is far too finicky. Don't dog on M16's or M4's, those things have saved my buddies lives too many times for someone to just tell me they suck. Go tell that to an American soldier. I dare you.
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Wow, ill be honest, im bested, you clearly have superior gun knowledge.
while so, i never got to test one, so i wouldnt know,

While i can say for the M4, i heard it was a terrible gun, when tested in the water, the receiver blew off the gun. While it may be good for like normal open door combat in say woodland or Desert warfare, in water or beach, that gun is practically useless,
As for the M16, seems a reliable weapon, im not dogging, whatever the hell that is, i just know from reading and speculating and video's how it is, if you re-read i did not in any way say that the m16 or m4 sucks. i merely said it was better, but i dont fight the wars people do, so i wont know from experience.

if this was a point to try and criticize me because of how i think of guns, then well done.
As for your dare, i might, and ill see their response when i do.
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Well, I'll say this about the M4. They are terrible underwater, but, most firearms are. That's why H&K developed a specialized underwater pistol, it's pretty much a mini-spear gun.
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