Thursday, January 26, 2012

In Soviet Russia....

Concept "Black Eagle" Tank. (Chyornyy Oryol) This was a cancelled project. The tank was based off the body of a lengthened T-80 chassis. It got cancelled due to the fact the T-80 performed poorly in the First Chechen war. The reliability issues of the T-80 design was apparent and it presumably got translated into the Black Eagle prototype. However its easy to blame the design of the tank when the tank platoons were sent into the capital Grozny with little training, no infantry support and lack of tactical knowledge of the area. For better or worse, this model is now consigned to model kits and the history books. Shoot over to wikipedia and read about it and the T-80.
Black eagle tank

Indian T-72 Ajeya variant with ERA armour. Ok its not Russian, but its of Russian make.
T-72 Ajeya

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Big Cats

Leopard 2A6 rolling through. Once again, pardon the inaccuracies. This is just a practice sketch and I try to work with watercolors directly. So there's really no planning.

I have a few 1/144 miniatures to take reference from. As well as photos on the internets.

Update. Leopard 2A4 with pen and watercolor.


Merkava IV, winged it to test out the Moleskine Watercolor Pad. The paper isn't too bad, not as bad as the really crap Moleskine Sketchbook but nowhere near the orgasmic feeling of an Arches Hotpress. Direct watercolor sketch, so pardon the inaccuracies and the non-sharpish angles.

Workdesk shot.

Concept Jeep on another cheaper sketchbook.

And a detail shot.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fresh Sketches For Jan 012

I'll paint these later.

I know the M4 for the 2nd piece is off (by miles). No excuses. Oh wait, I do have one....I work directly on ink and mistakes happen. Deal with it guys 8-D

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Took Me Long Enough.

Yep...took me till 15th of Jan to put in my first post of 2012. Busy with a startup. Not so busy that it killed me, but busy enough that I had to stop doing what I usually do. Went sketching with friends earlier today and I feel rusty.


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