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Commission: Soviet Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd Commission: Soviet Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd
Finally, nearly a month after I actually finished work on the original version of this piece (as you see it here) and several months after starting talks with my client ~KerenskyLI planning it out, I am able to post this at last. This piece took me quite outside my comfort zone as I still don't consider myself especially proficient with drawing/painting complicated inorganic objects (which I suppose a Russian KV-85 tank would certainly qualify as) but in the end I'm relatively happy with it, and am relieved to be able to post it at last.

In my own opinion, this picture is quite reminiscent of my Steampunk Rarity artwork in many ways, but this is essentially exactly what my client asked for and he was happy with it, which is the most important thing of course! And I did have quite a lot of fun working on it, which is always a nice thing.

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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
So beautiful!
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:iconjmkplover:
jmkplover Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In soviet ponyville, ponies ride you.
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:iconimortalsfan:
imortalsfan Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
I hate the commie
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
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:iconvrekandis:
Vrekandis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
There is no cider today. There was none yesterday. 

There will be none tomorrow. 

Such is life in Soviet Equestria. 
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:iconvemcrosecorkoopa:
VemcrosEcorKoopa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
like it but wheres the human colonel or sometihng like that ponies cant run a motherland like this our country is run by man not by ponies good drawing aaah the days back then snow cold in USSR
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VemcrosEcorKoopa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
russia dont be cute and all that in soviet russia there is not cute there is serious and war
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:iconshatteredlecrown:
Shatteredlecrown Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Bad times.
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:iconpixl-potato:
pixl-potato Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Soviet Ponyville, Books read you!
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:iconjeroen01:
jeroen01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
XD
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:iconpixl-potato:
pixl-potato Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oup
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:iconjeroen01:
jeroen01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
In sovjet Equestria you obay horses.
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:iconpixl-potato:
pixl-potato Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ye
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:iconjeroen01:
jeroen01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Wich tank is it. KV-85?
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:iconpixl-potato:
pixl-potato Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
probably
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:iconjeroen01:
jeroen01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
I have the KV-85 in World Of Tanks. Good thank.
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DankTheWolfHog Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
wait a KV-1? i think ponyville is safe from now on.XD
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:icontgpon3:
TGPON3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Nope. It's a KV-85.
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:icondankthewolfhog:
DankTheWolfHog Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
ah, sorry for the mix up to me they look similer.
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:icontgpon3:
TGPON3 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
can't really blame you :3.
I also did mistake the KV-1S as the KV-85 before sooo yea.
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:iconmilanesmlp:
MilanesMLP Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Nope!a T-34-85
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:icondankthewolfhog:
DankTheWolfHog Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
ahh sorry.
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:iconaxelak47:
Axelak47 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconeboy4190:
Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
I can totally see Rarity being Russian
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:iconkentpony34:
Kentpony34 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Is that a KV-1S Tank?
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:icontgpon3:
TGPON3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
It's a KV-85.
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:iconcanelamoon:
CanelaMoon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
It's amazing:-o (Eek) 
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:iconzombiefx:
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
love rarity
playing wot+wt

goal!
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:iconfacelesssoles:
FacelessSoles Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the german soldier version? :iconohjewplz:
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
The commissioner didn't ask for one of those!
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:iconnachtana:
Nachtana Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rarity in a Zobel with a expensive brooch. That suits her. And you did a awesome job in shadowing her and the rest of the picture. About the Tank is not much i can say. I love drawing tech designs, even that will take a lot of time. And this one is done well. All i miss is the typical lettering and a painted flag on the tower.
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow... this looks just... wow...!!! :omg: :omfg: :wow: :O
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:iconschmittlenin:
SchmittLenin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I don't think that there would be any unicorn or pegasus in a Hooviet State (Question of equality, you know, with the power that comes with it...); Rarity should have her horn removed or something...
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:iconyoloswaggin:
Yoloswaggin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Man that's a really nice work :D P.S for thoose who don't that tank behind her is IS 2
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RidingEngenere Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
you obviously know that much on how the IS and IS2 look, that is actualy a KV1-S with 85mm gun
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:icontgpon3:
TGPON3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
He's right. It's the KV-85. Basically it uses the new turret from object 237 and is mounting the 85mm DT-5 gun on a KV-1S chassis.
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RoyaltyRarity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Artist
Oh Darling this is beautiful~<3 Genius~<3
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear! I'm glad you like.
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knightr33 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
This reminds me of a poem that many Russian troops held close to their heart......

"Wait for me, and i return only wait very hard.Wait as you are filled with sorrow as you watch the yellow rain.
Wait when the winds sweep the snow drifts. Wait in the sweltering heat.
Wait when others have stopped waiting,forgetting their yesterdays. Wait even when from afar no letters come to you.
Wait even when others are tired of waiting. Wait even when my mother and son think i am no more.
And when friends sit around the fire drinking to my memory, wait and do not hurry to drink to my memory too wait, for i'll return defying every dead. And let those who did not wait say that i was lucky.
They never will understand that in the midst of death, you with your waiting saved me.Only you and i will now how i survived.
Its because you waited as no one else did..."

I heard this in a documentary and i just had to write it down hmm i guess somehow this wonderful piece of art brought this up even though no violence is in this very impressive indeed :)
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Snowdrop1985 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally I don't like weapon or war machine pictures. ;)
But you made such an epic picture with this topic and Rarity, that I have to :heart: it.
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fluffythehedgehog12 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with this pic. I can really see the work you put into it, and the details look like pure perfection. :)
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:iconnatalianaa:
Natalianaa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
OMG! Clap Spin, Slide and Bump 
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:iconmarblemagic:
Marblemagic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
i just bought a T34. i'l givr you a piv when im finished
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Tornado1555 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Also epic artwork! That KV-85 looks absolutely stunning. Now, if it were a Panzer VI...
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:icontornado1555:
Tornado1555 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
'The gasoline fires in that KV-85 are so DREADFUL!'
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mlpinkiepieworld9 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
FALLOW THESE STEPS 1. COVER YOUR MOUTH WITH YOUR HAND 2. WHISPER A WISH IN YOUR HAND 3.POST THIS ON TEN OTHER GAMES 4. LOOK AT YOUR HAND
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:iconkninjasticks:
Kninjasticks Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So THIS is the one I keep seeing all over EQD...
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:iconhectorrios:
HectorRios Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll gladly defect to Communism for Rarity :D
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
This looks really great! Thanks for sharing! :)
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:iconthesillypony:
thesillypony Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
In Russia, you are fainting couch.

Yeah, that was the best i could come up with. forgive me, Internets.
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