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Appletank M1A1 by Dori-to Appletank M1A1 by Dori-to
This is from last weeks livestream and it took me 7 days to make this... and it was totally worth it! I tried a request voting system and the combination 'Applejack and an M1A1 abrams tank' came out as the winner with over 25 votes. I couldn't have been happier to start such a great drawing.
The drawing was requested by :iconrex42:

I really enjoyed drawing 'Dash squadron' so I was excited about drawing more ponies and war machinery, the combination just works really well in my opinion.

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My style and skills were pushed to their limits while making this and I tried many new things. I feel like this is my most epic piece so far. I hope I can keep making more of these because they are really fun to do...

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Special thanks to the Tacohat Comics crew and all the fans that visit my livestreams every week.

Also, I'd like to dedicate this drawing to all the military bronies who are out there fighting for their country.
In particular my friend and rival :iconmyminiatureequine:
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Wow. Well let's start with the concept. The idea of Ponies having to do with military vehicles and the like is not entirely new, but so far I have not seen one with such an amazing execution as this. The gear looks practical and realistic and the tank looks as if its just about to fire a 120mm round into an unsuspecting bunker. The fire coming off the grenade is strikingly real and at the same time beautiful, and the smoke in the background hints at unseen action.
And then there's the outlines. Thick enough to remind you of the edges but not so thick it distracts you from the artwork. The scratches on the hat and details in the uniform and the tank stood out to me. Including Applejack's cutie mark was a nice touch as well.
Overall, beautiful work. I expect to see more amazing works from you very soon ;)

~Turbo
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39 out of 39 deviants thought this was fair.

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Wonderfully done texture and lighting, the smoke from the fires in the background and flare look stunning, and the tank itself is prefect. Applejack has appropriate coloring and her gear looks good, but her figure, namely her neck and shoulders, seem a little distorted. Applejacks neck and head don't seem to fit quite right with her body, almost as if her body is being viewed from a different angle than her head. Your attention to detail is quite thorough and everything else in the piece looks wonderful. Overall it is a very good piece and I give it a 3.8/5
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:iconchildsoldier:
ChildSoldier Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
M1 Abrams, the tank that changed the world. It changes it even more with ponies. 
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:iconjetpowerfie:
JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still can't get over that Abrams.  That angle just reminds us how much of a hulk it is.
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:iconorca19904:
Orca19904 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
70 tons of unstoppable hell on treads. >: )
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:iconelmachine:
Elmachine Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Depleted Uranium Armour...
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:icondarqfangofseido:
DarqfangofSeido Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Writer
Two words:

F**king.

Awesome.
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:iconaussierainbowdash:
AussieRainbowDash Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Once applejack steps on the battlefield every one that's against her is dead.
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:icondragonstarv99:
DragonstarV99 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Epic job.... Hooah
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:icon666inflames666:
666inflames666 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome !
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:icon666inflames666:
666inflames666 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your other "MLP-battlefield" works are awesome, too.
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:iconapplejackbr0ny:
ApplejackBr0ny Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Omg thats awesome as shitake mushrooms!!! Awesome job
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it!
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:iconapplejackbr0ny:
ApplejackBr0ny Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
No probs /)
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:iconfirestorm310:
firestorm310 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
this makes me want to play BF4 now
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:iconthesarcasticbrony:
TheSarcasticBrony Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Wow...
Applejack looks amazing even in the Battlefield.

She should get a Medal of Honor :D
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:iconoddfox17:
OddFox17 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Writer
Tanks for nothing!
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:iconassassin427:
Assassin427 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Excellent work with this! Favorited.
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:iconunit645:
Unit645 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
"Now listen up! Back in my day, we didn't have fancy tanks! We had sticks. Two stick and a rock for the entire platoon! And we had to share the rock! You should consider yourself very lucky marines!" -Sgt. Johnson
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:iconcapnaethy:
CapnAethy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured on the FOB Equestria Podcast.
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:iconjustanothernopony:
JustAnotherNopony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hell yea; the element of honesty with honestly the most badass tank in the business. my desktop background is pleased
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:iconjustanothernopony:
JustAnotherNopony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
heh, just noticed the love and tolerance on the barrel. brilliant
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:icondef-initely:
Def-Initely Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Someone stole your art.
[link]
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:iconpumice-footstone:
Pumice-Footstone Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
The Abrams!? Hell yeah she deserves that!
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Ronnoc841 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
me new wallpaper :)
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
love these military themed picture youve done here. very excellent work on all of them.
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoy my work!
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:iconmobuislead147:
mobuislead147 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Me: "I thought you had another cart, AJ."

Applejack: "Shoot, this IS my other cart."
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:iconyourdream5:
YourDream5 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Exotic!
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Geez, AJ's really going all-out in tracking down Flim and Flam! :O
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:iconavoan:
Avoan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Drive me closer! I want to hit them with my hoof!
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:iconrazzlie2:
Razzlie2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Just awesome, amazing, inspiring(in my opinion), awesome and did I say awesome?
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaw, thank you for the nice compliment!
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:iconkoi-29:
Koi-29 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how the tank is called "Love & Tolerance" :giggle:
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:icongroves86:
groves86 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow
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:iconvigge859:
vigge859 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
well what do you know. The US armed forces are recruiting and it seems that Applejack accepted.
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:iconokydooky:
OkyDooky Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This is the way Ponies must be drawn for all future episodes/seasons.
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:iconbigblackbrony:
BigBlackBrony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used this in my youtube video and don't worry, I gave you credit.
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:iconfugupuffer-68:
fugupuffer-68 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
awesome tank
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:icontbronybot:
tbronybot Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow, this i epic!
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Operation Equestrian Storm.

Also: :iconawesomenessplz:
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:iconkiryuin-satsuki:
Kiryuin-Satsuki Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Wow a new take on this subject
I love it :)

:iconajsmeelplz:
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconmyminiatureequine:
MyMiniatureEquine Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondashsoawesomeplz:
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha! You've only just discovered this? This is what I wanted to show you, and I dedicated this to you :iconrainbowdashwinkplz:
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MyMiniatureEquine Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was looking through stacks of journal, and then I just saw the thumbnail somewhere. I haven't even gotten to your stack of artwork yet, but it looks like you made a lot!
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, I did make a lot. Varying from awesome to epic.
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:icontimberwolf651:
TimberWolf651 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Fantastic work! You've done an amazing job with this piece, very well done!
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icontimberwolf651:
TimberWolf651 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
You're welcome :D
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:iconjackthebrony:
JackTheBrony Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!
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