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Commission - World of Tanks by Shimmering-Sword Commission - World of Tanks by Shimmering-Sword
A commissioned piece of World of Tanks fan art for :iconthesourkraut: *TheSourKraut including his characters.
The battle is over and a damaged Russian IS-3 overlooks the snowy valley where the fighting took place.
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:iconcullyferg2010:
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Fixing a broken track on an M113 APC was bad enough.  But to fix something this big and heavy, even in good weather, must have been an SOB!
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:iconskull-legion94:
Skull-Legion94 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
T-34s FOR DAYS!!!!!!
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:iconalucard234564:
Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And then a Sherman full of dudes comes rollin' by and they be like "wassup suckas"
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:iconjet948:
Jet948 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sherman was weak tank compared to t-34 . T-34 was simple , yet reliable tank with good tracks , strong armor and big powerful gun . Sherman was strong used en masse while T-34 was used to be strong in both masse and alone . Soviets were the kings of tanks during WWII and they are still a thread to be reckoned with  .
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:iconbullshark45:
bullshark45 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Not really, early T-34s were decent tanks, good enough to do the job and able to be mass produced but german tigers and panthers were superior and the panzer 4 could trade even with one, the later 85mm gun made the T-34 a far deadlier machine, able to take on panthers and tigers and have a good chance of winning. The Sherman was a good tank, but it was never intended to fight tanks, it was meant to support infantry and help push through fortified areas, hence the focus on HE ability over anti-tank ability. Later Shermans were up-gunned with high velocity 76mm guns which corrected this weakness and with American industry behind them, mass producing was a simple thing. So honestly, the Sherman and T-34 are peers, there really isn’t a clear winner on which is better.
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:iconjet948:
Jet948 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not only about firepower and armor . It's also about reliability and resistance to the hostile climate . German tank tread was completely useless and in autumn when they invaded USSR  their tanks were stucking in the mud while soviet tanks had wide tracks and no mud was scary for them . German tanks were complicated to operate and thus were less reliable , unlike T-34 . Besides T-34 changed forever the meaning of tank war . It was unprecedented combination of firepower, mobility, protection and ruggedness. Sherman , as I read was also made according to this philosophy and it turned out to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and available in great numbers which also has it's pros  . Just like I'm saying ,  during WW2 USSR (my second homeland ) and US were the the most important players in the world . We both  fought shoulder to shoulder to beat Nazis and their lackeyes .  While many slander my second homeland I say that every person who sacrificed his or her life to destroy the Axis powers deserve respect , regardless if it was Soviet , American , British , Chinese , Polish , French . True , we Russians , Poles and Chinese    paid the biggest sacrifice in blood and my grandmother never met her father ( he was ripped to pieces by explosion )  :( , but I remember about not just my nation but about everyone who died fighting against Axis . Without T-34 and M4 Sherman we wouldn't win so easily .
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:iconcullyferg2010:
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Reminds me of 'Girls und Panzers'.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Similar idea :)
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:iconthanhool:
thanhool Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
10/10 would like to see more girls und panzer inspired art
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:iconthesketchydude13:
thesketchydude13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
too late to make a difference in world war 2 yet too old to make any impact on the cold war (aside from fighting in minor Israeli squabbles in the mid 50's) such a sad fate...
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:icondirewolf46:
direwolf46 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Nice
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:iconpolina-pg:
Polina-PG Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Very detailed picture! Good job!
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:icondanxtgcad:
DANXTGCAD Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student Artist
GG russia GG
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:iconphalanx132:
Phalanx132 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
it's an Is-3, the hemisphere turret and pike upper glacis gives it away
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for knowing your stuff lol. Blows my mind all the bad assertions people have made on this piece :D
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:iconphalanx132:
Phalanx132 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
I swear, it's like nobody's played WOT before. The is-3 is VERY hard to mistake for another tank tank. It has a very unique look, you did a great job drawing the dimensions and remembering the little details btw.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, most of the people are looking at a single little detail and judging the whole thing, missing that it looks nothing like anything else.
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:iconjustinglowala66:
justinglowala66 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
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:icon0o0o0onm0o0o0oisback:
0o0o0onm0o0o0oisback Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
so realitic
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:iconxlikeaboss5000x:
xLiKeAbOsS5000x Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Flawless!

Can't even imagine how long this took.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. 9 hours I think :)
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:iconrenamonmega:
RenamonMega Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Looks like a T-34 has the IS is much smaller in shape.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There's little on here to indicate it's a T-34, and everything visually leading to an IS-3, so I'm not sure how you get to that conclusion.
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:iconrenamonmega:
RenamonMega Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The T-34 is a Square shaped tank with a long flat backend and sloped front armor, the IS-2 or 3 (forgive me I'm just a newbie) but I do not remember the IS tanks being bulky as they were suppose to be both fast, hard to hit and hard to kill.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Just google image the IS-3, you'll see :)
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:icongrievoussmaug:
Grievoussmaug Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
reminds me of girls und panzer...
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:icontranquilruins:
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Going to take me ages to get the IS tanks, will have to settle for the lovely T34 85
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:iconrobromangamin:
robromangamin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
thats a IS-1 heavy tank
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:iconsoundwavetrancygs:
SoundWaveTrancyGS Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
This looks like KV-2.. But it's a IS..
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:iconmigkoyan:
MiGKoyan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
...This looks nothing like a KV-2.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
I've had a few people trying to tell me what I've painted. WoT is definitely an in depth game, but at the end of the day I think proper research is a little more accurate.
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:iconsoundwavetrancygs:
SoundWaveTrancyGS Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
You made this?!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is DA, you should only be posting your own art, so yes.
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:iconpzkpfw-vb:
pzkpfw-Vb Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Soviet bias lol
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:iconleede1:
Leede1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
... Seems legit.
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:iconammoracker101:
Ammoracker101 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow really good drawing keep up the good work
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:iconvladiyuzefovski:
vladiyuzefovski Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
damn i really want this big 122m gun stat to shoot some unsuspecting german tigers panzer 3 4 etc...
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:icontigertank1944:
Tigertank1944 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
SO SAD.....

COME ON TIGERS DESTROY THE SOVIET TANKS
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:iconashkanie2:
Ashkanie2 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
awesome
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:iconemowrestler:
EMOwrestler Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Reminds me of Girls und Panzer 
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:icondinodb:
dinodb Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
awesome 
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:iconmorrow250:
Morrow250 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Moar please. Moar. This is amazinggggg
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:icondragonmikegolf:
dragonmikegolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Great work. A keeper. Do not know why they are bumbed out, that is a 30 minute fix; broken track pin
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:iconlolhalo33:
lolhalo33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I don't wanna be "That Guy", but...That's an IS-2, not an IS-3.
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:iconkartoffelart:
KartoffelArt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Looks more like IS-3 , front of the is 2 doesnt have the triangle shape... and i have seen both in museum c:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're being the other "that guy". The IS-2 has a different turret, a narrower chassis, and a flat rather than wedge shaped front. This is an IS-3.
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:iconlolhalo33:
lolhalo33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
*Facepalm* I see now XD. Sorry, the turret and hull are at weird angles, no offense.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconwafalex1:
wafalex1 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2014
the IS-3 is a little bit smaller, the turret is more flat on the front, the gun is longer.
But it's amazing, nice one
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