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The practice continues!

One of the oldest Koshyan tanks still in service, a Type-10, fires its main gun during defensive actions against Daube in one of the transfer hubs of the Intercontinental Subway System.
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Man I donno why I haven't been commenting on these. Boobs speaks the truth, that fireball is amazing. And I lorves the extreme lighting due to it. Hows that painty style working out for you? You seem to be using it a lot now.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I need to get more practice with it, but so far it's working out much better than my previous painting attempts. In a way it works somewhat like acrylics, just using mostly opaque "paint" to put colors down. I find that it tends to produce more visually appealing texture than what I've done before, which was very washy and transparent. You can actually see the difference from the tank to it's background - the tank shows my more recent approach while the background was left as the old approach. I still think it looks somewhat inconsistent in this picture to have them both, but I do need to find some way to merge them and use the best of either approach, if I want to get really good at digital work.
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borgr1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
that tank looks very similar to an T-46 with some noticeable differences
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Hmm... also despite the slavic-sounding name, for some odd reasons the design... I dunno, in a way it does remind me of some old soviet tanks(turret make me kind of think of a T-26 for one with that hand-rail) but at the same time it kind of make me think of some of the old japanese tanks as well(I totally don't know why o.o )
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Some of the japanese tanks have a look fairly similar to the russian T-26, so it's not surprising.
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Now that I think of it, that's true.

In fact, that reminds me that japanese and russians were one of the only nations to actualy point defense machine guns not atop the turret in a AA position manned from a hatch, but installed in the rear of the turret and thus operated from inside(though unlike russian tanks, I've noted that many japanese's armored vehicles seems to lack coaxial machine guns, something I found surprising).
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Early tank design is so bizarre, I love it.
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
for Armored cars, though, to continue on french, the amount of modern features in the AM40P Panhard car still amazes me for something that had a working prototype completed in 1939: [link]

at 60mm armor, 80km/h max speed it was not only faster than any tanks out there in 1940, but also more armored than most of them. Perhaps undergunned at 25mm gun, but that was on the prototype. Production models -might- have had the french 47mm(which itself was a fair beast in 1940).
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wasn't there another version of it too that used the AMX-13's oscillating turret and a large anti-tank gun?

Those crazy french.
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Well, there was a post-war armored car that was very similar to the 40P, but I thought this one was very notable since.... you know, ideas later seen in a 1953 armored car... but in 1939(with the 40P prototype).

Apparently, the prototype had been in the process of being evacuated away from France when the war broke out, but the ship carrying it would have been sunk.
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Yes!

I admit having been a fan of lots of french interwar design myself >.>;

Their "fortress tanks" were just so ginormous of an idea, one could just chuckle at it.

(For what I'm talking about, one of their interwar design still developped in 1940 was going to be a frontally 100mm sloped front armor. And two turrets, one of 47mm gun and one of 90mm gun. Flanks, though unslopped, were still going to be at 100mm thick. It was to be so huge, the Maus looked almost small in comparison: [link] (this was a fill scale wood model) ).
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love french tank design! They have some of the most interesting and bizarre looks, it's a shame they never got to field them much in WWII proper. Everything from the deliciously sleek AMX-13 to the B1 Bis, not to mention their ridiculous revolver-loading systems.


Ah well, apparently World of Tanks will be adding the french by the end of the year and I can drive one virtually :B
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Yus, World of Tank is going to add the french :D

I'm impatient. B1-Bis was btw, probably one of the most amusing french tanks. Such a nightmare to operate.... but in 1940, a french B1-Bis ace crew once ambushed a german column of something like 13 Panzers IV(stubby guns) and Panzer III.

All the panzers got owned as the B1 ambushed them and the crew just kept firing at them with both guns at the same time all the lenght of it(no small feat considering the difficulty to operate this thing), and the B1 drove away with something like 100 non-penetrating shot landed on it's front glacis.

If I recalls, germans who first met the B1s nicknamed them the Kolosses.

Another funny tank would be the stubby-gunned R-35. I can't see whoever thought a 37mm shot-barrel would be anything of a good idea... one-man turret aside.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Speaking of, usually I'm pretty good about being patient, but god I can't wait until the day we can use multiple guns on tanks in WoT. The G'damn Lee is going to be so much fun popping off rounds at little tanks with the top turret :D
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I really like the look of that one :)

Good feel and look to this one.

And... uh, "intercontinental subway system"?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty much what it says on the tin, an underground tunnel logistics network used for trade and travel.

Thanks!
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Uh.

I assume this is from the "Epicverse" setting?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes
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Desperado-M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I know nothing about tanks or why this is important but I want to eat that fireball, it's spectacular
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Om nom fireflowers
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As the good old COH German panzer would say "Shut up! And load AP!"

Great job here. I really like the flames. How you do that, just a brush style or using the smudge brush?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thought I replied to this weeks ago, my bad.

It was done using some brushwork on a couple layers with different blending modes. I forget which ones in particular, but they're all worth experimenting with, you can get some really useful effects with blending modes.
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