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Remembrance - the LZ by dukeleto Remembrance - the LZ by dukeleto
I was trying to finish this for Remembrance Sunday, it still needs some work, but I'll put it up now anyway.
In honour of my grandfather, and all who served and serve still.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice.
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pittbull44 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
the poppy good choice
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HuntraG94 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
what's remembrance sunday? but cool picture dude.
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
again, Wikipedia can explain better than I can. Basically it's the anniversary of armistice day, functions as a sort of veterans day in Britain & the commonwealth (?)
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HuntraG94 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
ah ok just asking dude.
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binaralcobra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
that is an awesome tribute man
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MrJKapowey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant, it's perfect for Remembrance Sunday.

I'm not sure what else I can say that hasn't already been said, but, again, this is amazing.
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West415Bill Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
*salutes* All to often in this day and age the sacrifices these men and women make are forgotten and tossed aside. Growing up I've heard from my father what he saw and did in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise in Vietnam.
It's art and tributes like these that barely touch the surface of what they face. May we never truly forget.

and yeah, I know how it sounds etc. But seriously, how else can one respond to this?
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Deorse Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, I love it.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Great work. What branch of the militairy did your grandfather serve in?
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:icondukeleto:
dukeleto Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he was an infantryman in WW1, and then a founder member of the commando regiment in WW2 [link] he retired with the rank of Major.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
A well decorated man I presume?
All my relatives who went to war never came back. I entend to be the first :D
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:icondukeleto:
dukeleto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, he had some brass.
Sorry to hear about your relatives, you intend to be the first to come back?
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Deserved it by the sounds of it.
Yes indeed.
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AnArcanine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Love it. A more perfect way to honor servicemen and women across the world cannot be found. Thank you.
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:icondukeleto:
dukeleto Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers, I aim to please!
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SiloZen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
Nice,
Still annoyed how the british army have the SA80.
Not the picture btw, I mean this is quite epic.
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:icondukeleto:
dukeleto Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the SA80A1 is a perfectly serviceable assault rifle, expensive and heavy, to be sure, but top of it's class in reliability and accuracy, it's not notably difficult to maintain, and has decent ergonomics as long as you're not left-handed. In short, it in NO WAY deserves the bad press it continues to get.
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SiloZen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
Meh, Sorreh.
I take it personally since because of it the G11 is only a prototype.
well, technicly it may have been still a Prototype because of the war.
Heh, im just not one for Bullpup assault rifles. Except the FAMAS and the Steyr Aug.
Just when it comes to the SA80 i hear a lot of bad things about it.
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it got a really bad rep, when first used, because it was unreliable, and frankly, a bit substandard. This had more to do with privatisation in the UK, than anything to do with H&K tho. I don't know how you figure it killed off the G11, that was down to German re-unification and consequent massive budget cuts.

The AUG is an amazing weapon, I'll give you that, but the FAMAS is meh. Looks awesome, definitely, but wouldn't be my choice for real!
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SiloZen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
Heh, i read that because of the war ending the people didnt need the G11 and they abandoned it and started the upgrade on the SA80, being that the company was partly owned by an english company.

I just wish it hadnt just been a prototype. because guns like them have a hell lot of potential.

Famas, depending on the model(I cant tell the difference) is fairly ok. Its alot better than an M4 or an M16.
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AnArcanine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Just an FYI, the H&K G11 was a prototype for H&K to try and design a caseless assault weapon. The 4.7mm rounds it fires are not only really expensive, but it's obnoxious to reload in the field, and, the gun only has a 430-ish round per minute firing rate in automatic. Plus, it's got hellacious recoil, so it's upwards of 2300 rounds per minute while in burst fire is nothing short of amazing, the first round will connect, second is in the sky, and the third is more likely to kill a bird.

That, and the gun itself proved horrible in field tests, the caseless ammo was far too finicky, and the gun itself was prone to jamming under ALL conditions and issues, plus, it had no Picitanny rail or any other way to attach NATO or even Warsaw Pact attachments. And, let's face it, that scope is an absolute joke.

As for the FAMAS, well, I personally, hate the damned things. It has too much recoil and is far too finicky. Don't dog on M16's or M4's, those things have saved my buddies lives too many times for someone to just tell me they suck. Go tell that to an American soldier. I dare you.
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SiloZen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wow, ill be honest, im bested, you clearly have superior gun knowledge.
while so, i never got to test one, so i wouldnt know,

While i can say for the M4, i heard it was a terrible gun, when tested in the water, the receiver blew off the gun. While it may be good for like normal open door combat in say woodland or Desert warfare, in water or beach, that gun is practically useless,
As for the M16, seems a reliable weapon, im not dogging, whatever the hell that is, i just know from reading and speculating and video's how it is, if you re-read i did not in any way say that the m16 or m4 sucks. i merely said it was better, but i dont fight the wars people do, so i wont know from experience.

if this was a point to try and criticize me because of how i think of guns, then well done.
As for your dare, i might, and ill see their response when i do.
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AnArcanine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Well, I'll say this about the M4. They are terrible underwater, but, most firearms are. That's why H&K developed a specialized underwater pistol, it's pretty much a mini-spear gun.
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Punkrock-Englishman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
A beautiful way to remember those brave men and women who serve in the forces.
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, that was my intention :)
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The-F-Key Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
its incredible... i'm not sure what else to say, other than the poppy in the foreground adds so much more to it
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Clarity92 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
You do honour to the British army, my friend. Beautiful work!
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers! (Altho these are Marines, actually)
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Clarity92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Oh right, soz
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smismi Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
FAVED :D
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vior-violet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Wow really great job. Faved!
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MjP-70 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Very nice work!
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kiitos!
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:salute: We have a similar thing here in Canada (always on November 11th though, hence the name "Remembrance Day"). Always got to give our respects to those who've sacrificed themselves in the line of duty, that's for sure.

Nice work on the SA80s and Chinooks for sure!
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Egek Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats great painting. I love the atmosphere. The expression of soldiers, the dust and the flowers.. Everything is awesome!

Sorry for my ignorance.. but what is "Remembrance Sunday"? I havent heard before...
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx for your comments, much appreciated.

Remembrance Sunday commemorates the end of the First World War, which occurred at 11am on the 11th November 1918. That anniversary is known in many countries as Armistice Day, and the closest Sunday (before or after, IIRC) is marked by a national service of Remembrance, in Britain and many other Commonwealth countries, notably Canada.

There are church services, and assemblies at some war memorials, most importantly the Cenotaph in London, where wreaths of poppies are placed, specifically in the memory of the dead of the Great War, but by extension in remembrance of all those who have served their country, living and dead.

My Grandfather served in both wars, and survived them both, and my other Grandfather served in the Royal Navy after the war. Both are dead now, and for me it provides a day to reflect on what they and all their comrades (and yes, the men they had to fight) went through for what they believed in.
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Egek Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Salute to your Grandfather :salute:

I got it, thanks for the information.

All veterans and martyrs* of World War I were heroes. Also my Grand-grandfather served in World War I. He fought in Gallipoli under Ottoman Army. My other grand-grandfather was an Ottoman soldier but I dont know where he served.

Where did your Grandfather serve during World War I?

* Is this the right word for that? I meant the people who died for their country in the battlefield. Sorry for my English mistakes..
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
martyrs has a bit of a religious connotation (usually Christian or Muslim) but otherwise it's fine.
My Grandad joined up in 1914 after lying about his age, he was only 15 years old! I don't know where he served, but Gallipoli was mostly Anzacs on the Allied side (Australian and New-Zealand) so I'm sure he wasn't there opposite your great-Grandfather!
In WWII he was a Marine Commando, so he served literally everywhere but the far-East.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work. :) The amount of details here is pretty good and make this pic look awesome :)
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GordonFreeguy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Looks awesome! Especially the rotor wash and the feel of landing into enemy territory.
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emelld1324 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I love it! :D
honour to those who fought for what they believed in!
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IconOfSin24148 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Awesome as hell.

And yes, in honor of your grandfather. Godspeed to him.
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
much obliged
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SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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Ganzthul Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
I go to a DODDS school here in Germany (Hohenfels if that rings bells for any of you) I love your chinooks =) 10/10
and a salut to the soldiers in iraq and afgahnistan
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I put a lot of effort into those Chinooks :D
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Thunor Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Good old allies.
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iGamer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Great Job, look forward to seeign the finished one :)

I have 2 cousins in the US Air Force, both pretty high up for their age (Early 30s)
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Comrade-K-Rad Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Great job, our own day such as Remembrance Day is coming tomorrow here in the states. My grandfather also served. I noticed the poppy flowers, subtle but meaningful touch.
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