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Starship Troopers - Drop Zone by AbaKon Starship Troopers - Drop Zone by AbaKon
Starship Troopers is one of my favorite novels. Yeah, I know, it's just an excuse for Robert Heinlein to chatter on about his extreme rightwing political views. But hey...Powered Armor and evil commie bugs! I mean, that's classic Cold War Militaristic SF at its best.

And, before anyone bitches at me, I know they used drop capsules. But I've been watching Band of Brothers...so I did it this way.

Hope you like it. And if you've only seen the trilogy of movies, try to put that out of your mind and read the book. Trust me!
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mestophales Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Writer
Thanks! 
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heavy147 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks!
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heavy147 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the armor.
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JovianJ Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This orbital drop scene is very inspiring. Fantastic work!
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for the very kind words!
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AMDeLand-Baldwin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool Picture.
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! Cute doggie avatar!
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AMDeLand-Baldwin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. That's Emmie my Beagle. I love her to Pieces. : )
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Writer

I have a King Charles Cav and a Shi Tzu. Feel the same way about them!

 

fav.me/d3g3v3h

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AMDeLand-Baldwin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. :)
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks!
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AMDeLand-Baldwin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice work!  I love the book too...  :)
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Writer
It is a treasure. I think I've read that and Mote In God's Eye more than any other SF novel (with the possible exception of War of the Worlds).
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that one too.  I recently sent my copy of the "Mote in God's Eye" to my mother in-law with instructions to "Read this now".  :)  "Songs of a Distant Earth" is my one of re-read books.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Writer
You have good taste.
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Saw the first movie (and loved it), watched the cartoon, then read the novel (and despised the rest of them)
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TheMACchine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
check out uchu no senshi, bandai illegally adapted starship troopers into an anime in the late 80s and it is imo the closest thing to the book.
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Will do
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm not sure why people have such a hard time getting the feel of the novel right. I mean...the Mobile Infantry...Giant Bugs...how tough is that?
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I guess they expect it to delve more into they movie instead of the movie ruining the book...
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Or maybe they think they're smarter than one of the greatest SciFi authors in history...
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconfacepalmplz:
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Neat! Great use of that (neato-keeno) bot model! The red interior light is a nice touch, too.
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I always think of us when i think of powered armor!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw shucks...
You know you DO look cute in titanium.
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is this bot a model of DAZ or some other programm? Have seen this one time ago and wondered.

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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Writer

It's from Daz, here's the link:

www.daz3d.com/beo2k10-v2

 

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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, i always wondered if i saw this model in a pic more than once - thanx
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Veruliyam Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I saw the foot thrusters and what I can guess to be stabilizing thrusters in the hands and thought...

"Everyone's an IronMan!!!!"
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
If you've read the book, you know you're right on the money there.
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Veruliyam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I did read the book, and came to the harsh realization... THE MOVIE SUCKS!!!
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Yeah...it totally does.
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Veruliyam Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
And, who knows? Maybe an ablative foam deploys before hitting atmosphere.

Then a small drag 'chute...

Then the foot thrusters fire to decelerate...

Don't mind me! I'm shotgunning!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Writer
It all works for me...as long as they look awesome doing it!
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jonsan90040 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
god bless the mobile infantry!!
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Writer
They do what needs to be done.
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timnaas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Awesome render. And the Band of Brothers series is one of the best WWII Stories/Documentaries out there. I can never get bored watching it.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Always agree!
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timnaas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
:D
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The9thNightguard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I fell in love with a starship trooper i hope Deeana Troi dont mind
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Writer
I won't tell her if you don't!
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The9thNightguard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i wont
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