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1920s Heavy

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1920s Heavy

Time to run cowards!!

Obviously the minigun Heavy carries did not exist that early in the 20th century. So I combined the Russian PM M1910 (Pulemyot Maxima) heavy machine gun with the minigun that the Heavy carries. Hope that worked…

Once again, I want to thank my audiences on DA, Tumblr, and elsewhere on the web for all your kind support. Only two more classes to go!

For other 1920s class(es):
Scout: [link]
Soldier: [link]
Engineer: [link]
Sniper: [link]
Demoman: [link]
Spy: [link]
Medic: [link]
Pyro:[link]
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Trashdeyeter's avatar
This needs to be in the Heavy Update
Armory18's avatar
Amusingly enough you could have used the BRASS BEAST for this picture and it fit right in. 


The Gatling gun been around since the US Civil War in 1860s and the US had one that looked a lot like the Brass Beast ingame.
dogaln-drump's avatar
heavy would probably have DP-28 as main gun if tf2 was set then.
Der-Buchstabe-R's avatar
Der-Buchstabe-RHobbyist Digital Artist
Fun Fact: Germany did in fact make an early model of a modern day minigun in 1916. They said it has a rate of fire of 7200 RPM, but that is most like extremely exaggerated. 


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker-L… 
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is aliexpress supposed to sell your drawings on a mouse pad? im not sure so thats why im asking!
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ramida-r Digital Artist
Nope, this is not me nor did I authorize this. This definitely an art thief, and an old art thief at that. I've made a post warning folks about these guys before on all my social media sites (including DA) with direct links this particular thief (**ART THEFT WARNING/UPDATE + COPYRIGHT SURVEY**). I have had zero luck in getting these items taken down as the thieves operate outside my country of residence under a different jurisdiction (believe me I've tried, on numerous occasions). The thing I can do is tell people to steer clear of buying from such thieves. So please do not buy ANYTHING regarding my artwork off this site or anywhere else unless the information comes directly from a social media site I run myself (which is NONE at this moment in time). The money does not go to me at all and have never sold anything from this particular series in my entire history being online with my work. Thank you so, so very much for asking and being a responsible buyer before purchasing work that is clearly stolen to begin with. I certainly hope the general public takes the time like you have to ask the artist if the work for sale is indeed legitimate.
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KorwynzeHobbyist Digital Artist
Im so glad to know!
I wont buy a single thing of it then
i hate art thieves >:C
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ramida-r Digital Artist
My pleasure! Thank you again for checking and not giving these thieves your money/business.
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KorwynzeHobbyist Digital Artist
Alrightey then ^^
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CrazywulfHobbyist General Artist
Все Вы - мертвый!
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BigMac1212Hobbyist Photographer
This is too awesome for an "In Soviet Russia" joke.
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awhorns5Student General Artist
We should've deployed him into combat in world war 2
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ClanMalkovianHobbyist General Artist
I would think the heavy wouldn't have the Red star because i believe it is explained that his father was a pro capitalist counter revolutionary.
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SONBoomerHobbyist Writer
Actually, it's more likely that Heavy's father was one of the "Old Bolsheviks" that Stalin wanted to get rid of, thus labeling him as a "counterrevolutionary", and sending his family to the gulag. Reasonably, they quickly grew disillusioned about communism, or, at least, the "communism" of Stalin's Soviet Union, but, if the Iron Curtain serves as any indication, Heavy is still proud of where he came from - just not fond of it's leaders.
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ClanMalkovianHobbyist General Artist
I would still more or less believe his father was a loyalist to the Russian empire because there are not many Russian video game characters who are like that.
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SONBoomerHobbyist Writer
However, that wouldn't explain the many items related to the Heavy that rely upon Soviet phrases, the primary item being the Iron Curtain. Even the description of the damn thing states that Heavy built it in honor of the Republic, not the Empire - and Russia didn't became a (Soviet) republic until the Bolsheviks took over. It wasn't declared to be a republic during the time of the Provisional government, between the February and October revolutions. Then again, it could be that Heavy didn't share his fathers loyalty to the tsar.
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ClanMalkovianHobbyist General Artist
whatever i don't really care in the end it is just a video game
Operatoer's avatar
where it is explained?
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SONBoomerHobbyist Writer
Well, the comics explain half of it, where a director trying to make a movie about the mercs asks Heavy about his past, and mentions that heavy's father was a counter-revolutionary, and he and his family had been sent to the gulags, and a later comic reveals that they had, indeed, escaped from a gulag. However, first and foremost, just because his father was a counter-revolutionary, that wouldn't necessarily make Heavy one too. And second, we must consider the game as the primary cannon, not the comics, as they came afterwards. And certain items, voice commands, etc., show that the Heavy is, indeed, proud to be a (former) patriot of the Soviet Union, with the most obvious element being the Iron Curtain minigun - just read it's description.
Now, it's clear that Heavy became disillusioned with the system later on - otherwise, he wouldn't have become a mercenary. But anyone with a bit of knowledge in history would know how these seemingly contradicting factors would ad up, considering the time period the series is set in: from the mid-to-late '50s to the early '70s and '80s.
Now, heavy's father couldn't have been a counter-revolutionary during the Russian Civil War, because his family, and indeed, Heavy himself, wouldn't have been sent to the gulag - they would've been just flat-out killed. Also, Heavy distancing himself from the system enough to use items that are obviously inspired by '50s and '60s American pop culture points towards a certain flexibility or disillusionment, while other items point towards loyalty to the current state of his country.
And this is where our knowledge in history should come in handy:
The cause of Heavy distancing himself from his home, despite being loyal to it and his family, his flexibility towards the country which is in bitter rivalry with his own motherland, and the claims about his father leave us with answer that can be summed up by a single name:
Stalin.

The most reasonable answer to these discrepancies in data lead us to the Great Purges, which saw many "enemies of the state", including old bolsheviks, now claimed to be "counter-revolutionaries", going through showtrials, and being executed or sent to the gulags. His father, possibly a man who fought in the Civil War, may have been the victim of one of these trials. Note that he was claimed to be a "counter-revolutionary", and not a traitor - this means that the accusation originates from before the second world war.

With logical deduction, it's easy to figure out what could've really happened.
Operatoer's avatar
Thank you for this information!
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Oma-ExzabiorStudent Traditional Artist
Everyone run from Heavy! *runs*

Awesome work with Heavy, he looks fantastic in this piece :D
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Heavy: HAIL TO MOTHER RUSSIA YOU BIG BABIES 
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