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A platoon of medium tanks is ambushed along a road winding through the river valleys of the Soaring Heights. Artillery shells rip the dirt road skywards as the panicked Rossentian patrol frantically scrambles to escape the kill zone.

The culprits were never identified with certainty, but it is suspected that they were a Rhoten militia unit, considering most of the remaining materiel was scavenged piecemeal.

An altogether not uncommon engagement, as the Rossentian Foreign Legion pushes ever deeper into the Soaring Heights, looking to claim the fertile marshland to help feed the under-producing Caluran Confederacy.
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goeliath Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tank battles are always pretty epic. I never really realized how cool they were until I saw Fury though. That's what really go me in love with them
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herky34 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cool concept! Looks like the Panzer III was a inspiration for this.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's got a heavy Panzer III / Panzer IV influence in the design. I ought to go back and do some proper technical drawings for this one, actually...

Thanks!
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ObershutzeWienman Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
they look like panzer three's or four's
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's what they're based on, yeah.
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CorporalDogmeat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The contrast between the fire and the darkness + black smoke is gorgeous.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D

It came out pretty well, I think I've been hesitant to really explore the full value scale and this painting does that much more than previous ones (at least on the dark end of it).
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Desperado-M Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How to improperly scout : D the picture
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:33
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Very nice pic indeed. I've got to second most of the comments already made.

On a design note, this interestingly looks a lot like Panzers IV turrets or is it me? Was that the inspiration for this tank design?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The tank is based on WWII Panzers, yeah. Not any in particular, but definitely taking cues from that P.III / P.IV look. I always want to add more variety to the designs I use my fiction, but if I keep working on just those I'll never get anything else done. So there's no real concrete design for these, I just wanted to have something roughly panzer-like in there and focus more on painting.

Eventually I'd like to have thought-out designs for the most commonly seen or prolific vehicles, uniforms, weaponry, whatever else - then I can go back and make them all original :P
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Heheheh.

Well, if anything it still made for a really nice piece.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well thankyou :]
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Those particle effects are just beautiful. Really shows off the velocity of the dirt. And the lighting. Delicious lighting.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :B
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*ding* "We brewed that one up" - dam little panzer 4

Anyways, awesome job here Tom :)
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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