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By Any Means Necessary by MissStark By Any Means Necessary by MissStark

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I did it! My magnum opus! At least until I make something better in three months.

This was inspired way back in March by the movie Sucker Punch, specifically the sequence "The Trenches." Since my obsession is WWII, I decided to do that instead of WWI. The girls are US Army, Navy, and Air Force personified as pinups. Badass, dangerous pinups busting some major Nazi ass.

I spent two weeks just planning and gathering stock, saving over 65 images before deciding which to use. Blending isn't my strongest point so this was a massive challenge. There were a few times when I considered scrapping the whole thing. Making it look like my concept sketch was near impossible. Then I got a bunch of commissions, and had to shelve this for a month. Not to mention Thor opened, which has consumed all my thought and attention for three weeks. I figured this would sit on my hard drive eternally unfinished.

Last night I finally opened it up again, worked like gangbusters for eight hours, and here you are. I've never worked so hard on a manip. I love the result, it looks just like I imagined. Hope you like it!

Before you say anything, the gun on the left isn't floating. There's a strap around her neck. If you look closely you can see it!

Army: model ~Karma-Manipulation | gun ~Jan3090 | boots ~EzraShadowstorm
Navy: model *magikstock | gunsmoke =Falln-Stock
Air Force: model =CathleenTarawhiti | goggles ~hyenacub-stock | gun ~FirearmsandDevices | shoes are mine
Background: sky `FantasyStock | crashing plane ~pipermydog | plane formation *Sceptre63 | abbey from (218340_1440)
Midground: tank *Spiteful-Pie-Stock | weeping angel *AshenSorrow | right rubble heap ~Pax-Caryatid | left rubble heap ~dead-brushes | left puddle ~RDora013 | right puddle ~stocko | ground from (1278273_92646848) | luftwaffe poster [link]
Foreground: stahlhelm =Random-Acts-Stock | skull =Hjoranna | gas mask *Iumen | sandbags from (919891569_7e4fc9db7a_b)
Hair, makeup, light, and details are painted.
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DoctorRocket Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
This is an amazing interpretation/reimagining of the "Sucker Punch" characters. I am really impressed. Love it.
MissStark Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
itsdesign Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FATE4-X Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Did anybody notice the floating gun on the left? O__. Otherwise, AWESOME JOB! :D
MissStark Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They did, hahaha XD There's a strap around her neck, but it's hiding behind the girl next to her.
FATE4-X Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Aaah, I see. I'm such a retard :facepalm: This must've took a year to edit! Truly a visual masterpiece! If only I could see the strap :iconsobbplz:
MissStark Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a year, just a few weeks! I'm glad you like it, even though the strap is invisible, which is kind of annoying. xD
FATE4-X Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Haha, its fine. And wow! A few weeks? Dang. . . . you're awesome xD
allison731 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats, you got :iconbadassplz: cool badge for this creation in :iconwhispermewish: group.
This is badge for most coolest art in our group.
You can find your art in Badge-COOL folder.
This is your 1st cool badge. Collect 10 of this kind and your avatar will be in Cool-Badges folder forever. :iconcool-smileplz:
Lhianne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
You've been featured here [link] :heart:
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