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Kharkov 1943 by JanBoruta Kharkov 1943 by JanBoruta
A Soviet T-34/76 model 1943 drives through the frontline city of Kharkov...

Sorry for a pure-crap photograph, but I can't get a beter one now :faint: Acrylics on A3 technical paper.

Regards,
Tom :)
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:iconwehrmacht90:
Wehrmacht90 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is excellent, very good! I'm not the best feedbacker unfortunately, but I like it enough to fav it :P
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:iconnecrocyborg:
Necrocyborg Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Finally! Finally! I found a great artist who can draw soviet tanks! i guess you are the only one in DA. respect man!
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magicswordz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
"pure-crap photograph"
photograph?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Student General Artist
Man, THINK o.O
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:iconmagicswordz:
magicswordz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
photograph like painting?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Student General Artist
Category: Traditional art/Paintings. What do you do when you can't scan paintings? You PHOTOGRAPH them. Thank you :o

:wtf:
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:iconmagicswordz:
magicswordz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
ohhhhhh.... ><;
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:icondreshanda:
Dreshanda Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
I like it! Especially the mud! ^^
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SWFAN6429 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
What does the "WEHTP ->" stand for?
As for the painting.....I just love it.
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student General Artist
It means "centr" (simply "centre") in cyryllic.
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Or cyrillic, name it as you want :P
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SWFAN6429 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
You mean, "center"?
Huh. I didn't konw we had two spellings for cyrillic.
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:iconbouben:
Bouben Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
It's really great job! So dirty! I like it. fav.
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:iconallstarz:
AllStarZ Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Hm... The turret doesn't look right.
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
It does :P
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:iconallstarz:
AllStarZ Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Don't all T-34's have an exposed turret ring?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh, details, details... :P In my opinion it's good enough :P
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femina-fabra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Zmiaaana techniki, widzę :P
Spring's change?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
Ymm, czy ja wiem. W święta trochę nudno było, a farby tak się na mnie patrzyły... :P Mam szkic pod nastę;pny obraz. ;)
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Fisva Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Niecierpię sowieckich czołgów :P takie kloce XD
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
Ale przynajmniej masa ich była :P Na dniach nadjedzie niemiecka stal! Spokojna głowa :P
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Fisva Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
No masa, ale do dupy XD
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
Nie ulega wątpliwości, że T-34 stał się mityczną bronią, bo był średnim czołgiem. Zresztą, szkopy właśnie dlatego przegrali, że nie mieli masy czołgów :P
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RTJDudek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Szkoda, że bolszewicy musieli je nam wciskiwać między 1943 a 1989...

W każdym razie, ładny obrazek. :D
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
No ale bez nich byśmy nie mieli teraz naszych Twardych :P Ale te 50 lat okupacji mogli sobie odpuścić...

Dziękuję za komentarz, na dniach nadjedzie niemiecka stal! (bez ideologii ;) )
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RTJDudek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Właśnie, zwłaszcza, że brat mojego dziadka zginął z rąk NKWD w Katyniu...

Do usług i czekam na Panzery. :D
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Such a good machine too. Not enough art of them. :)
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks ;) I think there are too much artworks and glorifying texts about the T-34, it wasn't such a good tank at all, but they won because of their numbers. :P
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
The T34 had greater numbers, but it was easier to build compared to the KV series. They were also very simple to operate. Which in a huge army of relatively uneducated soldiers, was necessary.

Even so, without the KV, there wouldn't have been the series of assault guns they created. Might be a possibility (I have to research it further) that without it there wouldn't have been the Joseph Stalin series of tanks.
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Of course, you're completely right, but I meant that the T-34 was quite weak in early stages of development, especially when compared to German armour (even in 1942/3). Although it was very well designed and it's sloped armour was better than in the slab-shaped panzers, it had problems with engine, traction and transmission, also despite having a Christie-type suspension and wide tracks it had rather mediocre cross-country ability - T's often just sank in deep mud, as panzers did. These disadvantages were soon overcome by mass production, but T-34's of reasonable quality started to appear around 1943/44, and the perfect T-34/85 was built a few years after the war.

KV's were totally different tanks with another type of suspension, although they also weren't perfect (what is usual with Russian stuff), not to mention the ill-fated idea of KV-2.
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Well compared to the most powerful Panzers that the Germans had, a Pz. IV with short barreled 75mm, the T34 had better cross country capability. Didn't sink nearly as much or as badly. You make anything muddy enough, and any vehicle will get stuck.

And the T34/85 actually showed up during the war. The KV1 was also being looked at to get the 85mm gun, but then they'd have two vehicles that were almost the same. One just had slightly heavier armor and a different suspension.

Personally I think the KV looks better. :D

In defense of the KV-2, that turret was impervious to just about all other German rounds. Bit sucky on the profile though lol.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Well yes, the T-34 was slightly better in 1941, but still it wasn't as perfect as it is said :) And I know that the T-34/85 appeared during the war but I meant it still retained many drawbacks of its predecessors and that they were eliminated not earilier than a few years after the war. Then the 'mythic' super-T-34 was finally produced ;)

There was a KV-85 with a 85mm gun which appeared in 1943, along with the SU-85 and still before the introduction of 85mm version of T-34 :) If we talk about the shape then, well... Both the T-34 and KV are my favourites, the first because it makes me think of speed and agility, the second because it brings along a sense of power :D

Of course, KV-2's defense abilities were great, but it still was a dead end in tank design... With a too large turret and such a great weight it would be useless during spring and autumn. And it's quite funny in some video games when you see a squadron of KV-2's charging at full speed through a boggy terrain ;)
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
I dunno, from my understanding the 34/85 didn't change too much after the war, if at all, simply because they moved on to the Stalin series, and then the T54/55 after that. I'll admit I don't know the full development history between those periods as well as I'd like though.

The KV-85 didn't last very long, simply because it didn't make sense to have two vehicles with the same gun type for very little gain. They did experiment with giving the KV a much larger main gun, but they scrapped that idea too. Gotta hand it to the Russians. They didn't build several variants of the same thing like the Germans did. They had their priorities straight.

I agree with the KV-2 being a dead end in tank design. For it's time it was impressive, if ultimately a waste of resources. Kinda like the 5 turreted tank they had (which they weren't the only one who played with that idea in the 20's and 30's lol).

Which game are you referring to that had the squadron of KV-2s charging over boggy terrain? I find myself curious now. Even in Panzer General (so fun) they were slower than other tanks.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Before the Russians got fully equipped with T-54s (the T-44 was produced in little numbers) they had to keep their medium tanks in service, thus they systematically modernised their T-34/85s and used them throughout the 50s.

The multi-turreted tanks were very interesting, as well as they were just useless. However, the measurements of T-35, for example, were quite fearsome...

You can find the charginf KV-2s in Blitzkrieg and its second installment for example... ;) Of course, they are dumb rts games ,but many mods improve them greatly, especially the first Blitz. KV-2s are only experimental units here, but in the map editor you can put as many as you want :P

PS. You sent me a note some time ago which I replied to (about drawing some ships). Is it still important?
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vaineduser Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
awesome style, great work
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Svera Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
It's great :) May I ask what the word means that is written on the wall?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student General Artist
The writing says "Centr", it points to the centre of the city :) Thank you :)
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Svera Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Ah, that's even more interesting :) Thank you for translating and explaining! And you're welcome :)
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Very nice art on the angled turret version of the T wagon

OOOOORRRRRRRAAAAAAAHHHHHH
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D

Za rodinuuuuuuuuu...
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
T-34/76: HEY GUYS! MISS ME? =D
Germans: NO!
T-34/76: >:(

Anyways, great job for "a pure-crap photograph" :)
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks :D But you must admit that the photo is incredibly crappy, isn't it? :P
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Alzirr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rany... na thumbnailu wyglądało zupełnie jak zdjęcie :omg: Dopiero teraz pociągnięcia farby widać :P Boska robota :aww: :love:
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student General Artist
A bo ty masz thumbnaile, burżujko ty! :P Se kupiła! xD Dziękuję Ci, aczkolwiek nie jestem do końca przekonany o jakości tegoż dziełka, dlatego też jutro zabieram się za nastę;pne, oby lepsze :P :D
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Alzirr Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No no, to czekam :P
Burżujka jak burżujka, raczej szczęściara i pechowiec zarazem: rodziciel chciał wypróbować kartę kredytową :XD: Pech w tym, że uznał że za dużo go ona kosztuje i już z niej zrezygnował, więc czas mojej subskrypcji nieubłaganie zbliża się ku końcowi :fear: Szkoda, cholernie wygodnie się wszystko przegląda ;)
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
Wygodnie, wygodnie... Wygody się zachciewa! :P Ja tu się męczę i żyję :XD:
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Alzirr Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ale co to za życie... :lmao:
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Fire332 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
yeah kick there asses! :D
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student General Artist
Ka-blam! :P
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