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To the Service of her Majesty by NDTwoFives To the Service of her Majesty by NDTwoFives
Figured out that I have never drawn a British soldier in modern gear, so why not giving a go?~

extra points for DPM practice
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The guy's head looks a little big, but that's probably just British headgear looking that way.
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Possibly, it usually happens once I throw in a helmet silhouette on the head guideline. :XD:
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha... Oh well. Work on that xD
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha DPM sure is fun to make. :XD:

Great work here man. Gotta do more brits on my side as well.
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha yep, just pick the brush you have that feels like a legit brushstroke the most and voilà =P
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haaaaa but I got my own DPM brushes for that ;P
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha yep :lol:
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Adyb234 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done as usual- great desert  and Woodland DPM mixture of kit here, like the differing colours and the eyes are wonderful, facial expression ever alert for :>>>>..... who knows what!!1
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I often like to paint two camo patterns, makes things less monotonous and more colorful~ X)
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Adyb234 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You ever thought about doing some Russian camo and vests, equipment? They have so many patterns, you could have a field day with diff patterns then!!!
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD aye, will be giving a try at those eventually
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matej255 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I love it..... :trollfaceplz: ;-;
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :nod:
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, magnifique! Et tellement innovateur! Les britanniques sont badass! Et j'aime le camouflage, différent des autres genres de camouflage que tu fais sur les autres dessins de soldat!...!
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Merci! =P Ouais, ils ont le DPM (Disruptive pattern Material) qui ressemble à des coups de pinceau, mais il est lentement remplacé par un nouveau camouflage qui ressemble à celui-ci XD
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Merci beacoup! Je trouve cela très inspirant! Et ça me donne des idées pour le futur! C'est super, d'innover! Je ne sais pas qui a eut cette idée de camouflage, mais elle est géniale!
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD tant que ça permet de se dissimuler, c'est bon. Mais les variations uniques permettent de dire de quel pays ça vient haha
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
C'est très intéressant!
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

Very nice picture, good effort on the DPM, especially on the gasmask pouch on his leg, that one looks really quite effective although possibly a wee bit less black on the bottom left corner. Desert dpm looks ok, the colours work, although you'll find most of the splodges curve a bit. The trousers are perhaps over done, especially around the knees, the issue kit doesn't have seams that make those 'boxes', in fact from most distances you can barely see the seams down the sides of the legs at all.

 

This is not to detract from a very strong effort, the IW is very well done and in proportion and the Mk6 helmet is good too - it's got a weird shape that can sometimes be difficult to get right.

 

Good effort, very nice!

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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads up, went on with it randomly at a few parts, guess I should watch out for the proportions of colors. =P
I actually made his thigh pouch a dump pouch, where empty mags could be stored during a firefight and be refilled later, but well, since nothing is specified, you can interpret it as a gas mask bag lol. Had to look at pictures of the MK6 without its cloth cover to get familiar with its shape before adding anything else.
Thanks again for the tips, I'll watch out for these parts the next time I draw them. ;)
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Ah well, you're in luck there - the gasmask pouch made a handy dump pouch given it was unecessary to carry a respirator in afghan!
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NikolasDiDomenico Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :D
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks =P
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
GET THE BLOODY TEA READY!

Nice job ND.
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just read that they've got kettles in most military vehicles since the Centurion! :XD:
*Prepares tea anyways*
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sits to the right, behind the driver. Most Brit tanks are meant to be snipers, so while in position, the driver preps the tea and passes up the cups to the turret crew. Or if he's a buggar at least they can reach down and touch it :XD:
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

Speaking as one who's had the joy of working in a Challenger 2 on occasion (I accept you're probably not entirely being serious), but the driver's position is difficult to reach from the main compartment, and things are a bit of a squash. On the other hand, the seat is mega comfy, and when you button down the tank, you lean the seat back so that the driver lies down. On long deployments, it's not unknown for the driver to fall asleep if the vehicle is stationary for a while (eg waiting at the Line of Departure or for other units to catch up / strut their funky stuff), and recieve a well deserved kick in the head by the other crewmen. The chally also has a toilet in the main compartment, on the front left of the accessible part.

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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I wasn't being totally serious. That was only on the first tank that used it, the Centurion? I forget now, but thought the rest followed.
Never did get to see inside a Challenger since Canada switched to Leopard C1s as its MBT to replace the Centurions and stayed with the Leopard family since.
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
It, as do most tank like British vehicles, has a kettle, yes! I've no idea if the driver made tea in the centurion, it's possible on the ranges but highly unlikely in combat.

The challenger is cramped like most tanks, and not at all comfortable except for the driver, who has it good!
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why he probably originally had the tea by him, no room up there til the new tanks models.
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I suspect it's an apocryphal story, though on a static range it's not beyond the realms of possibility.
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Luckymarine577 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like it, but we wear multi-camo and the helmet in use now is the Mrk 7 but I like the drawing :)

Mrk 7 Helmet, Osprey and in Multi-camo

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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The body armor is an Osprey. =P
Never intended to draw him with the updated kit, just went on with the time where things were less universal from one country to another. =P
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Luckymarine577 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh ok, but its still very good :)
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
They don't wear multicam. The pattern is subtley, but noticeably different, and is called MTP.
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Luckymarine577 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm still trying to get my head to remember its true name. I'm trying to get a full gear of MTP from head to toe anyway, so I appologise that I got the name wrong but I use that gear any way and I work hard on my loadouts - oh and did you click the link I posted (that's still correct even though I got the name wrong)
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

It's confusing, the pattern is mtp, based on multicam, the older clothing (initial issue) was cs-95 pattern (i.e. new 'old' kit [which was decent], but in a new exciting colour!), while the new issue kit is called pecoc now (i.e. entirely new kit in a shiny new colour!), I think.

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Luckymarine577 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not keeping up to well with new uniforms, but finally troops serving in the UK will get DPM osprey body armour, I managed to get hold of one 

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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

Looks good, although I'm not sure that osprey was ever widely issuedw (it looks to be mk2) in dpm. Cash was tight, it was generally for operational tours.

 

Just a small thing in the description, plce is the webbing equipment, the old-issue body armour was called cba and ecab (combat body armour and enhanced cba: www.paradata.org.uk/files/imag…  ). It was quite toasty to wear in cold weather.

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Gunfighter23 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Don't L85A1's come with a fore grip?
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's the A2. Well, whenever I type its name on google, it shows me the regular plastic handguard been default~
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Gunfighter23 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh right the A2 the one with the RIS on it
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

The IW (infantry weapon) carried is the L85A2. The A2 model has reworked working parts done by Heckler and Koch, and has an 'apostrophe' shaped cocking handle rather than the 'full stop' cocking handle [a full stop is a British way of saying 'period', for the americans out there!]. Given the shape of the cocking handle, that is an A2.

 

Most A2s have been given new handguards now, especially for operations, with picatinny rails or whatever they're called and a foregrip. But whether they have a foregrip or the old green plastic thing, it's still an A2 model. Similar for UGLs.

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Gunfighter23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Okay thanks for the info
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VassKholzovf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
No worries. Decent weapon, if given the correct love and attention.
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Gunfighter23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I bet
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