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stanleythedog #41 Posted Dec 01 2013 - 16:16

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I will beat you, PaperPanzer! I'm currently drawing wheels of various styles and sizes just to make the tracks faster, it's a bitch to make wheels.
When I'm done, I could pump out designs like a mofu**er!

paperpanzer66 #42 Posted Dec 02 2013 - 07:03

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Whew! This one took a while. Their's road wheels, and then there's British suspension systems lol.   :blinky:Posted Image
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Thenoob1234 #43 Posted Dec 02 2013 - 07:27

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I am just shocked by the amount of realism that you put into these. Just as a question; do you base your designs off of blueprints and trace them, or do them off of your head?

stanleythedog #44 Posted Dec 02 2013 - 09:09

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Well, all I know is the Churchill GC is real, and his French designs are based on reality, but mostly his.

paperpanzer66 #45 Posted Dec 03 2013 - 00:29

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View PostThenoob1234, on Dec 02 2013 - 07:27, said:

I am just shocked by the amount of realism that you put into these. Just as a question; do you base your designs off of blueprints and trace them, or do them off of your head?
Thanks for the compliment!
My basic design strategy starts like this- I take various components and structural shapes from multiple existing designs and combine them. Very rarely do I draw a real tank, though I sometimes will. Drawing a machine that actually existed opens up areas to create errors, whereas on your own design, that would never happen.
So, lets say I come up with an idea for a new tank. I always start with the suspension. Let's say i'll use a Christie suspension system. Now, a hull shape reminiscent of a T-54. And finally, a sleeker version of a Tiger II turret. Then I take it from there, adding small details as I go. Very rarely do I use references on a tank design of my own.  :glasses:

View Poststanleythedog, on Dec 02 2013 - 09:09, said:

Well, all I know is the Churchill GC is real, and his French designs are based on reality, but mostly his.
The Gun Carrier is real yes, 50 were built but never used. The AMX 40t Chasseur De Chars Mle. 46 is a real blueprint. The FCM 50t variations were partially my own. The Germans in WW2 constantly re-purposed most captured armored equipment they came across, an example- Pz. III> modifications = StuG III or Hotchkiss H35> modifications = Panzerjager H35. I base my re-purposed design process off this theory. References, and a bit of technical knowledge help too. :blinky:

paperpanzer66 #46 Posted Dec 03 2013 - 03:18

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Another real tank design! The St. Chamond was the world's first assault gun design. "Acier" means "Steel" in French.Posted Image
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stanleythedog #47 Posted Dec 03 2013 - 08:35

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I'm working on a Russian/Japanese heavy with 2 turrets, and I like it so far. I thought it up with the method you described of combining parts, and then I just changed, modified, and detailed.
Thanks! You're really making me look shi**y.
And I already know to start from the suspension up, but whatever. I'm just glad to exchange ideas with someone else who likes to draw fictional designs.

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Thenoob1234 #48 Posted Dec 04 2013 - 01:06

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View Postpaperpanzer66, on Dec 03 2013 - 03:18, said:

Another real tank design! The St. Chamond was the world's first assault gun design. "Acier" means "Steel" in French.Posted Image
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Another great design. It would be interesting to see if you could make a modernized version of the design, resembling the original St. Chamond but with new suspension and a turret. Good job!

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^my Japanese heavy tank design

paperpanzer66 #50 Posted Dec 18 2013 - 08:51

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Whew! It's been a busy two weeks for me before winter break.

 

The Gun Carrier Mk.I fired a 60-pounder field gun, which could be winched off and fired in a stationary position. It was used in WW1.

 

Sorry if the image is squished- feel free to comment! :smile:



Cris23 #51 Posted Dec 19 2013 - 18:05

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Great desings, like always :D

paperpanzer66 #52 Posted Dec 21 2013 - 04:12

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With patch 8.10 imminent, I decided to do a Japanese medium tank. Although based of actual designs, it's not real.

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paperpanzer66 #53 Posted Dec 22 2013 - 03:35

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What if the Black Prince heavy tank went into combat? And what if the British would have tried to design a Tank Destroyer based on it's chassis like the Churchill GC?

Here's my interpretation, shown with the 32 pounder AT gun.-

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Hey, do the IS or Churchill III next please

stanleythedog #55 Posted Dec 26 2013 - 17:19

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Did you see my Japanese design?

paperpanzer66 #56 Posted Dec 26 2013 - 19:05

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IS tank? Here ya go-

 

View Poststanleythedog, on Dec 26 2013 - 08:19, said:

Did you see my Japanese design?

Yes I did! Been a bit busy lately, trying the Japanese line right now, so I haven't been on the forums much lately.

I really like it, you obviously have a lot more patience to make the tracks like that. I would really like to see some color in the designs though, maybe camouflage?

 

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Frost_Stormwind #57 Posted Dec 27 2013 - 01:01

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Amazing how real it looks, +1 from me

paperpanzer66 #58 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 07:32

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After being sick for 2 weeks (one in the break and one after.) I am feeling up to designing again. Another Japanese- inspired tank design!

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paperpanzer66 #59 Posted Jan 16 2014 - 06:00

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Another Japanese design, this time it's a heavy tank.

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paperpanzer66 #60 Posted Jan 23 2014 - 05:22

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A TD version of an earlier design.-

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