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Armor Masterpiece by markkarvon Armor Masterpiece by markkarvon

Usually each winter I am inspired to do an armor piece. The Panther is the subject of this year's print. When the German army invaded Russia in World War II, the Russian T-34 tank they encountered came as a big shock. The Panther tank was designed as a response to the T-34. After some initial teething problems the Panther became a formidable fighting machine which is widely regarded as the best all-around tank of the war. The Panther features good maneuverability as well as excellent armor and a devastating 75MM gun. This print depicts an Ausf G version of the Panther in winter camouflage on the Eastern front.

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navyman20 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice color backgrounds and details
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77propeller Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2019

hi, can I buy a picture to print?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
No. I am the exclusive producer of prints of my work. It may not be reproduced in any way without license. 
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77propeller Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
I'm interested in a license, I can get an email to you ?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
You can send me a note through Deviant art.
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MonsterInkStudio Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Great panther in winter camo!
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darkgenomax Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Wow! a white one :D
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Npatel98 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Oh my god. That is beautiful.
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tman300 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
Very nicely done. Transmission and final drive gear issues plagued this best of class tank. The final drive kept failing as the one used due to machine tool availability issues had small double spur gears with inherently higher stress loads vs. the original design which was an epicyclic gearing (planetary gear) based system.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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stormtrooperakatk421 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Student Photographer
super tank
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tanker22052 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Absolutely terrific!  Very, very well done.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Wonderful work! :clap:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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blakk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Panther tank is an example of over engineering, although, most of the teething problems that spoiled Kursk debut of the Panther were solved in later years, lack of raw materials and reliable engine with good enough transmission-spoiled this tank over its career...
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Plus the loss of nearly all their veteran crews who had survived Normandy. Allied armor crews were just much more experienced by that point and had overwhelming support assets.  
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Any plans to a Jagdtiger Mark?Excellent work Mark!
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work Mark. The Panther is, next to the Jagdpanther, my favorite.
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blacknight71 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Very nice and I bet you could also knock out a few prototype tanks as well. Also the Panther in my opinion was the better tank during the war than the Tiger.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
I have a special fondness for the U.S. response:  The M36 TD.   

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M36_tank…

It's your usual wonderful 'you are there!' art, great palette and perspective.
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blw7920 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful render!!!  It looks like it has kill rings on the end of the 75mm main gun. I've seen a Panther MkV in person at the Patton Museum/Ft. Knox, Kentucky a number of year ago, however it was an outside static display with no treads. It surprised me with its size, even though it was considered a medium tank.  :)
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothing looks lethal than a Panther tank. :jawdrop:
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