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Feel Like a Gunslinger

Feel Like a Gunslinger

Feel Like a Gunslinger by TeeJay87
Feel Like a Gunslinger by TeeJay87

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Completed version of http://www.fanart-central.net/pictures/user/TeeJay87/845945/Stans-Little-Brother-WIP with Jan (left) dual-wielding M16A1 and AK47 assault rifles to impress Delilah (right) . He's lucky, since Del is supposed to enjoy such macho posturing.

Both cats have rank of subalterns - 2nd Lieutenant of the Polish Army (Ian) and US Army 1st Lieutenant (Delilah) and are wearing adequate uniforms from 1990s. Del is wearing parachutist badge above her US Army tab and embroidered 101st Airborne unit insignia on sleeve.

The building in the background is supposed to be abandoned Soviet Army barracks built in Poland during the second Russian occupation (1939-91) , redecorated to be used by more civilized armies.

Delilah belongs to Warner Bros.
Ian Zaleski belongs to me.

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Category Cartoons » Crossovers
Date Submitted
Views 746
Favorites... 5
Vote Score 5
Comments 16
Media Digital drawing or painting
Time Taken Haven't checked
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Jadis on September 14, 2015, 7:09:24 AM

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Jadiswell done.

TeeJay87 on September 14, 2015, 10:38:58 AM

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TeeJay87The background could've looked better, but thanks.

Jadis on September 15, 2015, 6:56:44 AM

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JadisHmm. I like the background pretty well, it sets the scene without distracting, but now that you mention ot I guess it is a little flat. maybe if you used a gradiant on the ground it would give it more depth?

TeeJay87 on September 16, 2015, 10:37:02 AM

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alitta2 on September 10, 2015, 3:09:55 PM

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alitta2This completed version looks great as well!

The building just reminds me (not exactly because of its look, but in general) that former soviet military HQ and barracks that is located in my neighbourhood, about a 10 minutes walk from my home. After the reds left the country, the whole complex was re-designed to a park (as it used to be prior WWII) with public buildings like theatre, medical station, swimming pool, tennis court, running track, and the college, where I got my degree.
Somehow it's still strange to see it surrounded by the black fences (but without the barbed wire of course) that remained.

You may see how effectively these buildings can be used even today :D   

TeeJay87 on September 10, 2015, 10:06:41 PM

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TeeJay87Thanks. :)

We have plenty of post-Soviet buildings in Poland, though they're most commonly found in Western parts of Poland close to border with Germany; they even took over half of Legnica town as their military base https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Group_of_Forces . It was yet Stalin's idea to have instant-reaction maneuver forces close to the West he dreamed about conquering, later adapted by his successors. In the eastern part of Poland, there are less remnants of their presence, most probably because it was closer to their three former republics ( Lithuanian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Ukrainian SSR ) , so Moscow never predicted need of establishing bases there. According to Soviet Army plans, for example if "harmful riots" in my hometown had occurred, they'd had sent units from Lviv area to pacify the demonstrators.

As for the post-Soviet complex in Hungary you mentioned, it's good the buildings were adapted for new purposes. Russians know, how to build strong and environment-resistant facilities, which can be quite advantage against various random coincidences. That's what I call smart economy in local area. ;)

alitta2 on September 12, 2015, 5:12:20 PM

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alitta2Well, don't forget that those buildings are environment-resisted as long as they are maintained regularly: for example, the building of the local cultural-center close to the theatre I mentioned had been in an awful condition for many years, as it was abandoned like the former soviet library in front of it (yes, they even had their own within the barracks), that has been recently demolished in order to make place for a new fencing stadium. 

TeeJay87 on September 13, 2015, 1:38:01 AM

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TeeJay87Of course it requires maintenance - we do have in Poland abandoned post-Soviet facility complex in Borne-Sulinowo, which hadn't been renovated since Russians abandoned it in 1991:

- http://www.wagabunda.slupsk.pl/_/rsrc/1361475773406/podroze-2013/1-wyprawy-dalekie/1-wyprawy-dale... building of Russian HQ

- http://www.4x4blog.pl/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Borne-Sulinowo_001.jpg enlisted barracks

- http://images.photo.bikestats.eu/zdjecie,600,201995,20110726,borne-sulinowo-pozostalosci-po-magaz... equipment magazines

- http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4163/ssc25.jpg photo of the entire complex.

Partially it's fault of local administration, which didn't have good economic plan for those objects; partially our Ministry of Defense for ignoring such decently-located military base. Sure, the memories after former inhabitants aren't pleasant ones (since only few appreciated presence of our occupants), but the Pomeranian self-government could've at least sold those buildings to private person like it was done in other parts of Poland. I've seen post-Czar and post-Soviet barracks in our towns and cities adapted as hotels; even such Slovaks reuse leftovers of Soviet imperialism; example is hotel in Hnilcik (Szepespatak) I've been to in 2000:

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hnil%C4%8D%C3%ADk & https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szepespatak - apparently it's Hungarian village taken over by Slovaks;

- http://tralandiastatic.com/rental_images/2014_09/25/ie/7r/medium.jpeg the building itself, notice the staple socrealist style it was built in;

- http://www.travelguide.sk/userfiles/accommodations/___list_turisticka_ubytov_u0148a_mraznica_1363...

- http://www.obechnilcik.sk/pix/sport1v.jpg

- http://i.staticl.com/foto/data/Objekty/04537/Interiery/04537_i_v_06.jpg

alitta2 on September 13, 2015, 2:39:40 PM

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alitta2It's interesting to see those buildings being reused as hotels. I don't surely know, but I assume they did the same with some of those buildings at us as well. I've heard that some of those barracks are generally used as elementary schools or local cultural centers in rural parts of Hungary.

By the way, recently I've read an article about a former soviet military complex which was like an entire village, but was locked from the outside because of the tactical nukebombs that were guarded underground of it.

http://szellemvarosok.blog.hu/2014/09/19/ahol_a_szovjetek_az_atomot_taroltak_724  - it's in Hungarian, but the videos are worth watching

Falconlobo on September 9, 2015, 7:45:05 AM

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Falconlobonice wink^^ 

TeeJay87 on September 9, 2015, 9:31:00 AM

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TeeJay87As written in description, I've tried to draw Delilah impressed by Ian's physical strength. 

Falconlobo on September 9, 2015, 11:46:05 AM

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Falconloboi know but it's still cute^^

TeeJay87 on September 9, 2015, 1:53:41 PM

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TeeJay87Thanks :)

Falconlobo on September 9, 2015, 1:59:58 PM

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Falconlobonp^^

Saltwater on September 9, 2015, 11:01:19 AM

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SaltwaterFlirty attitude...
Very funny scene!

They go very well together!  :-)

TeeJay87 on September 9, 2015, 12:19:08 PM

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TeeJay87Delilah didn't have luck towards males in the cartoon she stems from:

- http://krypto.wikia.com/wiki/Mechanikat rather unattractive due to mechanical body and selfish attitude;

- http://krypto.wikia.com/wiki/Snooky_Wookums - selfish kitten;

- http://krypto.wikia.com/wiki/Streaky_the_Supercat apart from being her enemy, Streaky is pretty clumsy as character.


She could have had relationship with my OC Stan, but this would lead to issues with Penny and Mona, thus I've thought about less troublesome solution by introducting Jan. As we say in Poland - The wolf is appeased and the sheep is safe and sound. ;)