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Self Defense by Shimmering-Sword Self Defense by Shimmering-Sword
Yet another self portrait where I hide my ugly mug with a gas mask :P I was itching to paint up my new toy, which I proceeded to get all the proportions wrong on.
Lead bullets and silver ferns.
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:iconaurora0440:
AuRoRa0440 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I like the smith & Wesson M&P, I have one in 9MM
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Gameoutcast2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
this is really cool, do you actually own a gas mask, and If so were did you get it.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep I own one, but I got it forever ago during a big military surplus selloff. So you wouldn't be able to get it at the place or the price I did.
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Skaligne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its soo solid!
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:iconskaligne:
Skaligne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved it!
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:icontimohuovinen:
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Totally looks like you
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:iconvaidlus:
vaidlus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Artist
What did you base the design for the mask on? 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's an MCU gas mask, I just don't have a filter.
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:iconrizbrony:
RizBrony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
MCU ?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MCU gas mask, google it.
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:iconjcatz338:
Jcatz338 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda looks like a FNP9
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Similar in aesthetic, just the S&W MP9 is much cheaper :)
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:iconjcatz338:
Jcatz338 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay.
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GHOST-EYE-168 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Where's the filter on the gas mask? Nice painting though, as always.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't have any filters :(
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:icon1888nu:
1888nu Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I love your style, plus I could tell that pistol was a S&W M&P nicely done.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconlordguy:
lordguy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Nice art style.
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:iconscarlighter:
Scarlighter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW! A Smith&Wesson M&P Handgun with a Desert Tan Camo...
Reminds me of the Heckler&Koch HK45!
Anyway, I love both of them!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Best part is the tan version is one of the basic options, no extra charge :)
Then there's the tactical version, where the slide is also tan and comes with a threaded barrel and night sights, costs a fair bit more though.
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:iconianfodder:
Ianfodder Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Hey, I have one of those gas masks!
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:iconvaliant-horizon:
Valiant-Horizon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I had to use force officer, that man was trying to take my cupcake. ;P
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:icon98brav0:
98BRAV0 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, my neighbor has an M&P40, they're fun/accurate pistols to shoot
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:iconjheinked:
jheinked Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
really awesome! i have an m&p as well.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've enjoyed it a lot. Though I've sold it to my brother in law now, I'm moving to NZ and away from America, the land of guns :(
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:iconjheinked:
jheinked Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
i love it as well. your braver than i, don't know what i would do without my firearms. safe travels to you
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:icongunny-kilroy:
Gunny-Kilroy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Love that gas mask!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I got it super cheap when I was younger.
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:icongunny-kilroy:
Gunny-Kilroy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I'm trying to get the same one, but the one I saw was $110...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that's what I saw when I searched for those asking. I paid something like $10 when the NZ military was clearing out surplus. Outside of surplus and used they're going to be expensive, full price modern mask. It's funny the Russian engineers use them in BF3, but this mask is only used in non combat roles because corrosive chemical weapons eat the rubber one it.
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Gunny-Kilroy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Your still really lucky, I mean I have a Russian Built gasmask but it doesn't have a filter...
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome self portrait
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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daStig177 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Like the Berretta PX4 and the mask! Shit, that's one of the ones that cost over $600 isn't it?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
PX4 looks similar, but mine is a S&W M&P9. Main differences are in the location (or lack of) safety and takedown levers, and the back end of the slide, both do have a very ergonomic look.
The mask I got for cheap, like $10 many years ago. Now I see it costs several hundred :D
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daStig177 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, you're lucky both ways!
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WickerWolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work
Love this picture
Do u actually own that mask? That's what drew me to the pic cause I have a mask like that lol
Again, amazing work :3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah someone bought that mask for me surplus when I was a kid, now I see them going for a lot when new lol.
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Freelancer521 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Really Nice!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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akornzombie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Is that a Springfield XD?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
S&W M&P9
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akornzombie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Oh, okay. Sorry, a lot of these fantastic plastic Blastomatics look the same to me. That's why I stick with with my 1911.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah I'd get a 1911 if the good ones didn't cost a fortune. This is the sexiest plastic gun I could find, so here we are :)
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akornzombie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Ahhh. You might want to consider a Rock Island Arsenal gun. They're surprisingly good for the money.
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Prince-Arcane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
SHIMMEH!!!!!! hahah, Cool self-portrait :D :thumbsup: ..proportions might look wrong to you but, looks pretty damn good to me! :omg:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The kind of proportions you could only figure out if you had the gun with you :D
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Prince-Arcane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol point taken lol =P
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ApocalypticMike Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very nicely drawn, I especially like how you aren't using the inefficient "weaver stance".
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Khlaa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Very cool !
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