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Elefant Zossen 1945 by shank117 Elefant Zossen 1945 by shank117
I chose to depict one of the two Elefant tank destroyers that where the very last left in the battle of Berlin. They where taken out in Zossen which is a town south of Berlin i also added in a FW190 DORA in there as well. Pen and Ink. I hope you like it and please comment
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88kwk Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
awesome detail
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
:wow: :wow:
Awesome
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oldspaceguy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your pen work, how it's all done in different directions and layers. I draw much the same myself. And you get your accuracy very close or spot on!
Tim
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GEN-12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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ColubrineDeuce Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Excellent! Fav tank right here!
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shank117 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mine too it may catch on fire but that just makes it one hot ass tank HAHAWink/Razz
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Amazing work there and yes they had a few Elephants in Berlin, wish there was a good documentary about that battle in great detail.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Did that big boy survive the war?
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shank117 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont know if they did at zossen i believe they where taken out
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
 I see. Thanks for the info.
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great pen skills. The perspective and the effects aswell as the camo you applied are superb.
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p40kittyhawk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are the elefant and ferdinand 2 separate machines or did they alter the Ferdinand by adding the machine gun and cupola and change it's name to Elefant......bit confused
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they altered the ferdinand after kursk because the russians clamored all over the ferdinand because of the no machinegun thing and they added a commanders cupola for better sight
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p40kittyhawk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aah thanks
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Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so awesome!
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NyanPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work.
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p40kittyhawk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it my be powerful but at Kursk they didn't put a machine gun on it, so all the Soviets had to do was walk up to it..... however you have done the bow machine gun  later retrofit......btw what was the difference between the Ferdinand and the Elefant...??
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the machinegun and commanders cupola 
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Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Very nice work on all the detail :D though I wouldn't imagine the FW-190 would have been able to stop the red tide. Also it's very nice seeing you not making the mistake of calling it a Ferdinand :D 
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SWIPE-2 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
So nice !
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah the Elefant-didn't like all of the Elefants at Kursk end up powerless trying to go up a hill? Great drawing anyways-lots of different stuff going on. It looks like it probably bounced a shot on the front of the hull, off to the right side (while looking at it head on)? I like how you did that-makes it look like it has a little bit of depth/denting.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its a star pattern zimmerit 
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I've always thought it was just horizontally/vertically placed-looks good 

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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
on the tigers yes but on the ferdinand and elefant they had to do it around the hatches
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right. 
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Nixod321 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That's just the Zimmerit pattern on it, not a hit.
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh alright thanks
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
hell cool with extra awesome sauce!  really wicked detail and action!

hows the model coming along?
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
havent started im scurred ill screw it up
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
you will be fine buddy, dont think you will screw it up.

but yea i know the feeling, bet to just jump in XD
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
When all you have is two unreliable AFV's, it is time to hang it up!
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
still the thing had a massive about off armor if you could just sit it in one place it would be great good gun great armor but terrible engine that had a tendency to catch fire going up hill. But its still my favorite armored vehicle of all time because of the sheer amount of armor and killing power this thing possessed 
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I find it interesting that when the Soviets , Brits or even Americans built gargantuan tanks that were too large to be viable, they written off as the absurd designs they are, but when the Third Riech fields a few dozen of overweight. unreliable monstrosities that can barley move themselves about, they are held up as very cool. If it cannot move, it ain't a tank, it's a bunker, even if it's German!
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats exactly why i like it because the germans where the only ones to field them and we get to see the results as they could take hits but move slowly but i just think the damn things are awesome im a sucker for it i guess but oh well
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Even Gurdian considered it a flop. Just an over designed weapon system with the same success rate as as the Spanish Armada.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that was its flaw overly designed with a terrible engine i would love to see the results of a better engine in it one that didnt catch fire going up a hill
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most AFV designers are happiest when their vehicles do not catch fire.
The Soviets had the same problem when they attempted the same power train design in the IS-6 ("Object 253").

BTW I forgot to mention i liked all the attention to detail on yer piece.
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p40kittyhawk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice Shank, you have managed to capture the sheer bulk of the Elefant nicely, it looks solid., but whats going on with that 190, is he crop spraying or dropping Window (only kidding, damaged I assume) 

mind you, I wouldn't mind crop spraying in a 190 ;)
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes damage
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