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Armored Railway Gun DbV 'EBER' by Shrinecat Armored Railway Gun DbV 'EBER' by Shrinecat
"Though less famous than her smaller self-propelled cousins, the Db Type 5 railway artillery carriage was perhaps the most influential on the course of the decades-long campaign in the extensively fortified Misa region. In addition to her redoubt-crushing siege gun, the type's ample gun service and machine shop decks often served as a secondary maintenance and field-service facility for rear echelon vehicles and equipment."

Digital painting in photoshop, from my original pencil sketch design which I modified along the way. Not my fastest work, but I found the end result satisfying.
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nichodo Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
it looks like a future concept of the Germen rail gun lol.
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might use your drawing to try emulate the texturing (which I am still poor at) to apply to my concept stuff, you know the white lines that make metal look like real metal. You paid a lot of attention to individual lighting on the individual components as well as reflected light from other components which gives the overall feel of the drawing.
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional
Sorry to get back to you late - but thanks for enjoying my work!
Did you have any luck rendering metal texture?
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nowadays I have a full time job so I am down to posting sketches and finishing up old drawings. 

I have done it before with the Hammerhead, especially on minigun and main gun though limited in scope:The Flying Battleship (Ver.2) by SoFDMC


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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will make a great unit in some Command and Conquer style game. 'All friendly units parked near the Railway gun will repair automatically'.
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, this is ridiculously huge!
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Gorgeous pic . The weapon looks fantastic but historically speaking this sort of weapon did not perform well .
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NicciLennie Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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poseidon209 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
nice
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional
Thanks :>
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PAK-FAace1234 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of the Gustav and Dora Rail cannons of WWII :)
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PrinzEugn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. Very cool take on the rail gun.
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SOS101 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nazi return!!! Arrrr!!!
Good job~ and good design~
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dpierce970 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
reminds me of the german P1500 raffe, look it up, it's huge
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KoppKnakka Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
wow very spectecular
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice one
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wiledog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
fantastic painting techniques - o the metal looks so nice! that thing must have one heck of a recoil!!
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Axonn5 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Nice man! And I should say, it really actually looks like The German Dora Railway Gun. Not 2 lied but I'm being serious man,it really does, like its an future of a Newer Version Model of The German Dora Railway Gun.
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gomzZz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb!!!
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Takosei Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice concept !
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coffeebugg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This would have the same psychological effect as Nukes only this thing level an entire town with the fear of fall out or nuclear retribution. Mutually Assured Destruction; perhaps only for the other side.
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changingcactus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
chicks dig artillery guns.
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ScrapFish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Oh my, big gun.
Hey lookie! Armored soldiers!
..Wait - Mechs.
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Um, are those trees on the front?
HOW HUGE IS THIS THING? 0_0
A merely kinetic round should easily level city blocks, forget HE!
Dang - maybe it's intended to have a Grand Slam-style effect?
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
I hoped to make a gun that was an analog in scale to mechs, as historic railway guns were to people. What sort of targets could possibly be large and hardened enough to justify such an absurd thing? I leave it to the viewer's imagination :>
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ScrapFish Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I'd say you've made the mech-analog cannon - and maybe overdid it even. That thing could pierce any nuclear bunker from here to Timbuktu and back again.
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coffeebugg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rolling, heavily fortified, 4 tier, self sustaining fortresses.
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive. Railway guns may have proven inefficient in warfare, but there's something so wonderful about a nice big railroad gun.
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
Thanks! - I'm of the mind that inefficient, extremes in specialization can make for the most interesting set pieces. Its those handicaps that make the strengths stand out, or something like that.
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sort of like giant robots in anime or mass-produced powered armors. Inefficient? Yes. Impractical? Totally. Attention-grabbing, awesome, and indicative of a setting? Hells yeah.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
got to love it.
i assume you based it on the old german WWII super artillery?
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
I'm glad you like it!

I'm a bit of a machine/weapon fan... so while I can't point out a specific 'base' idea, there are any number of inspirations (conscious and not) from historic rail artillery, battleships, real trains/locomotives, ironclads, anti-aircraft guns, and a childhood of too many video games.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the steampunk look to it! Great job!
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JaredtheFox92 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
nice design! (too bad its limited by rail)
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
Thanks! I considered converting it to a tracked piece, but in the end, I think the limitations of it being on rails add a certain interest and archaic charm.
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JaredtheFox92 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
could youu take some of my designs and make pictures of them?
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be satisfied with the result! Great work!
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Tecmopery Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
So shiny!
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
Thanks - it was good exercise in metal rendering anyway. I figured that, with something of this scale theres not much point in trying to camouflage it anymore right? Haha...
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Tecmopery Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Hahaha, that's true. It's all futile XD
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Tumoshimo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O
Big Bertha indeed man! Now such a arty I will in Word of Tanks(it's a MMO game)! Battlefield will look like surface of Moon. YEAHH!!! XD
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
Cool - love a good tank fight, maybe i'll check it out sometime. :>
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dora says hello.
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
Dora truly was an awesome gun - even more so because it was really built.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh! Big Bertha! =D
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Spades-27 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
That's what I thought. It's nicely done.
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh I was thinking of the Dora gun myself
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its huge! =D
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00021-Nam-B Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
You can say that again.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Great concept!
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Shrinecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
Thanks! Its a different concept than when I started out with -- which was actually a sort of steampunk railway gun.
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