Great work on the equipment, but the M1891/30 rifle could use some improvement. I like the colouring style, how you've integrated light is very good. This has to be a favourite of mine because it's a woman, she's got a weapon, but she's actually wearing more than a bikini. Weird, that never happens. Surely the RKKA's female snipers went into battle with nothing more than mimetic camouflage bikinis?
The telogreika is a cool bit of kit; still in use today in rural Russia. I really didn't like the "plashch-palatka = cape" thing a lot of Russians did during WWII, thought it looked ridiculous, but as I get older I find I like it more and more. Overall, great job lad!
i liked their clothing in ww2, it was kind of earth tones, as the allies all seemed to wear, the russians also knew how to make clothing for their winters, which the germans had a hard time adjusting to. Yea she is a more realistic portrayal of a girl soldier, i agree about her rifle tho, i may redo this. thx for commenting man
I'd be happy to see any re-do of this. Another brilliant subject, and something I might have to commission from you for instance, if you were to do it in this colouring style, would be a male sniper and a female sniper working side by side as a sniper/spotter pair, possibly with the characteristic Rusian 'kombinezon' camouflage overalls in mimetic leaf or "Ameoba" pattern.
A good piece for you, in terms of an equipment study, would be a German soldier in the winter of 1941 or 1942 with some of the field-expedient methods of keeping warm; stuffing the tunic and greatcoat with newspaper, woven rope shoes over the boots, that sort of thing. Many prisoner photographs of German troops show the kind of thing I'm talking about here.
yea, a sniper/spotter pic would be awesome, could give the spotter a ppsh 43 or something, i liked their baggy ameoba suits, they looked like they were always 2 sizes too big lol A german in the winter would be good too, those giant rope shoes were weird, i cant see u running very fast in those.
really appreciate the comment as always man ill keep ya posted on what im doing next but aside from the flamethrower marine i havent done too much war stuff as of late
PPS-43 we don't see much of, would be cool. Also cool: SVT-40s. Not well liked by the average Infanteer, but better trained units (Naval Infantry: check them out, major badasses and I think you'd like drawing bezkozirki, the Airborne units, Reconnaissance units, and snipers) liked the SVT-40's reliable semiauto action.
Heh, I own a Sumrak uniform, which is basically a KLMK type thing in two pieces. It's about eighteen sizes too big, even though it supposedly fits me perfectly. The idea behind baggy uniforms is that it being baggy itself helps break up your outline.
Dude!! this is very nice and very detailed, it portrays accuratley the conditions of what went on during that conflict. Im American but i also understand the vital role russia played in the war. Keep up good work
Magnificent work, friend - I salute you! Such perfect detail and historical accuracy - even in clothes! Thank you! 28 millions of my country-mates died in that war, I`m honored that other people still remember their sacrifice! Be well!
I bare no hatered for Germans - Nazi mybe, but not Germans - it would be racism. They are not responsible for that massacre - the guilty ones already paid for their crimes. But still it was painful and hard lesson - one we are not grateful for, my friend! So let`s hope that people learned from this tragedy - if not, we all are doomed! By the way, take a look on this link: [link] Its "Farewell Slovyanka" one of our most famous war himn, if have time - watch - won`t regret, I assure! Don`t need to understand - just listen! Take care!