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Ostfront Survivors by Rob-Cavanna Ostfront Survivors by Rob-Cavanna
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A Pzf IV Siegmunde and a Stug III cross a snowy field, counting on winter weather to shroud them from airborne enemies. Siegmunde carries the "Iron Cross": a quad 20mm PzFK 38 L/55 Cannon, designed for anti-aircraft use, but highly effective against infantry and light vehicles. Some resourceful or perhaps very desperate engineers have fashioned him a club from the ruptured 88mm cannon of a Tiger tank. The club interior is reinforced w/ coiled steel cable and frozen mud.

Siegmunde would ideally be carrying heavier weapons to take on enemy armor, but had to scrounge whatever was available after endless days of desperate battle. Feldgrau paint schemes also not ideal for winter campaigns. Nothing had gone as planned...

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Another epic OPDS collab w/ :iconflaketom: who modeled the Sig and Stug for me in Sketchup. Thank you, Thomas! This was a looong time in the works from my end.

Background is retouched stock image from here: [link]

In reality, AFVs should not cross open ground so close together, but.... you know, aesthetic considerations.
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ballisticCow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The club! Oh it is marvellous :D Talk about your innovative, on the fly weapon crafting! Another great collab Rob, a very nice blend of the antiquated and the futuristic.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Thanks, Millie! Glad you dig it. Originally thought the club would be filled w/ cement -but frozen mud makes more sense in the scenario.
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ballisticCow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally dig it! Either way you're not going to walk away from a beating with that thing. :D
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
was gonna add some scraps of clothing and chunks of meat to the barbed wire...
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ballisticCow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
now that would add a whole dimension of scary to an already intimidating foe!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I like how the snow looks
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flaketom Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Looks amazing! Really dig the winter/ostfront setting! Love the textures and the snow and the lightning! Geez, just all of it! Great composition!
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thanks, Thomas! I've been excited for you to see the finished art. Glad it did not disappoint.

Originally was thinking of modifying the Siegmunde more: Giving him some extra stug Shurzen on his hips and on the shoulders -to get a winter trenchcoat feel. + flamethrower instead of the hull MG. But then decided best not to delay this thing any longer and just GET IT DONE!
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Love it! Especially the club! And I think that 20mm would give even medium tanks a hard time as it could force the crew to button up and if it damaged their optics...they have a problem. Being blind in say a tank with a mech with a huge club coming up on you is not good. Even if he couldn't breach your armor he beat the crew into senselessness simply from the noise, then the infantry could finish it off.

Well done both of you as always!
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
....and I think that's how the crew in there is going to survive encounters w/ enemy armor. Assuming he can close to melee range and fire continuously without missing. A Mech would probably be more vulnerable than a tank -those 20mm shells could obliterate mech head optics and hand/arm joints. And the crew would have to stay buttoned up without taking a peek outside hatches. So sure, a clever mech ace would have a fighting chance. I think that's what I like about this loadout. Not ideally equipped, but still deadly as hell. Superior skill and tactics + luck = survival?

Thanks for the great feedback -as usual!
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