The above 3D-scene, called ‘Desert Lion,’ was done by Andrew March in 2004 and since then sat on my HDD. Andrew used the model of the Cougar ↑mech (which at least dates back to 2002, but you can still ↓download it) by Pawel Czarnecki—until today a legend within the scene—, the model of the ↑AMX-30 tank by Deespona, and nicely composed and rendered them within his own scene. Obviously the piece of art was created under the impression of the ↑Iraq War.
The picture immediately rung a chord within me back then, but somehow I never came around to posting it. Today I saw, ↑via Infocult, the ↑pictures of seven tank graveyards around the world and immediately ‘Desert Lion’ crept in front of my mental eye. The following two photographies were taken by ↑John Out and About on 30 April 2004 in Kuwait: