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British Tank in Gaza 1917 by hardbodies British Tank in Gaza 1917 by hardbodies
A british tank in Gaza, Palestine, in 1917.
British soldiers are talking with Gaza inhabitants.
I had few documents to do this painting, so i'm not sure about details of the Mark I Female tank.
The tank is the HMLS Nutty (Her Majesty's Land Ship), destroyed thereafter by Turkish soldiers. I had not enough ressources, so i made an huge mistake, it is visible here that the Nutty had different sponsons type: www.flickr.com/photos/7700258@...

Acrylic paints.
Work done for a Military History magazine cover.
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Gil-59-sixfifty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Haughtiness, and very realistic!
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Sponssons ? What are those ? (I'm French)
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Je me suis trompé dans l'orthographe, c'est "sponson". Ce sont les sortes de barbettes sur le flanc du char, un peu à la manière des navires de combat du début du XXe siècle.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Ah, ok. Les espèces de plaquettes sur le bas du côté du char, n'est-ce pas ? Savez-vous quelle était leur utilité ?
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Non non, les barbettes sont les parties protubérantes qui contiennent l'armement sur les flancs ^^ Quant aux plaquettes qui sont boulonnées en bas, tout le long du char, je ne vois pas quelle est leur utilité. :o (Eek)
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Ah ok.

Les plaquettes ? Gardes-boue, peut-être ? *hausse les épaules.* ^^
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oui qui sait? Une tentative pour empêcher la boue de remonter sur les flancs? ...
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Terrific work! (It must have been an oven inside that thing in the daytime. )
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Zanondorf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
absolutely amazing and so incredibly life-like!
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Very nice! I love it! :D
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ww1nut Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Artisan Crafter
OMG!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!
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Cid-Vicious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Amazing piece of art! Your dedication to detail, the colorful and unusual scenario for a British tank is wonderful. Great, great picture.:)
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WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
You know, I'm not sure, but those on photos were male sponson, while here we have female ones; but then again, due to the shortages of male sponsons (specificaly: canons), sometimes males were turned into females.
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Super
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! :thumbsup:
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:iconhardbodies:
hardbodies Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Student General Artist
Great stuff here, I love your painting skills in illustrating history :D I believe the tank is too little though, but I might be mistaken.. I think it should be about (or even at least) 0,5m taller and have other dimensions altered respectively. Nonetheless, this is a great piece of work :D
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hardbodies Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried to be the more accurate i could about size but maybe yes it's a bit small... :confused:
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frontline-row Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I know this one,this was the first tank made in history. It can only go like 4miles an hour also thick armor,and the tank crew have some problems with the exhaust smoke on the inside.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, it was one of the first.
The first battle between two tanks occured in Villers-Bretonneux in april 1918, one British MkIV Male versus one german A7V. This first fight was epic! :D
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frontline-row Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
And that's why we won the war
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MuscleGoddessHaven Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still awesome details! :salute:
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annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Impressed with the level of detail on the tank.
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lamnay Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Well this is simply excellent. The Middle Eastern theatre was one of the most interesting.
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lakesidenancy Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
No musclie women... but i like it.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, i don't draw only muscular women :) but it is an old artwork,now, it's true i don't have enough time to draw other things than muscle girls :)
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