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Space Vagabonds: Assaulter
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Published: December 11, 2009
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Done for Space Vagabonds [ [link] ] © Gregor Theado 2009

Once in a while you get those crazy passionate clients that actually have vision and know what they want. Gregor is certainly one of them and it was a blast doing these characters and mechanicals for his RPG universe.

This would be the Assault Officer from the Colonial Defence Squadron. They are basically zero G trained rapid response/SWAT teams.

The inspiration for this one was a bomb disposal suit, but something that was less bulky, trimmed down to allow ease of movement and augmented with exoskeleton frame to enhance agility and power all round. I kept the helmet almost of a different style to emphasise the fact that these guys are allowed to don personal customised gear (partly due to shitty budgets for their unit). The helmet was probably specially ordered in from a zero-atmosphere combat exosuit or something, just to give him even more protection and special optics.

He has a cut-down slug gun for door...well more like wall breaching. The one other feature I am quite happy with is putting a field-command computer station on his back. I think it evokes the imagery of a soldier with a communications pack on his back. The idea I had was that since the entire team was comprised of only 4 members, they would need to double up on roles and duties. In this case, because of the crazy amount of armour, strength and survivability the Assaulter was packing, it made perfect sense for him to be the comms guy that the commander would always stick with (more like hide behind!) and as well as being the 'mule' of the team that carries all the heavy weapons to the fight... plus drag their asses out of the fire when need be.
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Mognorug's avatar
The comm package is too big. Could use jet-pack instead. Wink/Razz 
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doctor3056's avatar
awesome looking character. this should be used as an enemy for a first person shooter game.
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ive seen your artwork and I have to say I like the design of it all. the way in how its coloured as well as the imaginative outcome of the work itself. I too am in to this style of artwork and would appreciate it if you could have a look on my page and see what you think of my work. place if you like watch my page as well as comment as it helps a lot. but again very good artwork. I look forward to seeing what you do next.
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JohnnyTeoss|Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is what you call a BullDozer
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algreen|Professional Digital Artist
Hey, Kai Lim! I'm an art student and for my latest project I reimagined your art for studying purposes, so I hope it's not a problem.
You're an amazing artist and your work really inspires me. Thanks in advance! :)

algreen.deviantart.com/art/Stu…

Hope you like it!
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MegaTwerpp|Hobbyist General Artist
Is this game work in progress?
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ICEFALCON29|Student Artist
I love this! how did you pick the helmet design?
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Supraterminator|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Confidential: caught sight in Ukraine last week.
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Jonup's avatar
can i use this
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Tryten46's avatar
Wow this is very cool.
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XxLOLdudexX's avatar
I don't even have words for how good all these commissions are. It's... Wow.
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ArtOfCode|Hobbyist General Artist
Hop in that and mess some people up... >:]

Sold!
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RusselCameron|Professional Traditional Artist
cool
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SCdeluxe's avatar
Cool armour. Does it come in black?
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Dedicated to greatness, that's how I describe your work in a nutshell. Nod  Your attention to details and finishing touches are exemplary. Thanks for making some Bros smile. Cheers. Part 3. +fav  Woohooooo! 
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tesla323's avatar
Reminds me of Starship Troopers (the book, not the movie).
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houseofwilliams's avatar
These are really amazing. I was wondering, do you have any pictures of those rifles? I notice you have a few designs for futuristic weapons, which I assume are featured in a game. What about those LMGs? I'm working on a serial novel that is set in the not-too-distant future and involves combat marines, a la HALO and Starship Troopers. I was wondering if I could post a pic of yours at a chapter heading to offer some visual inspiration to the story.
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agamhammer|Student Digital Artist
Nice one!
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ukitakumuki|Professional Digital Artist
thx :)
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agamhammer|Student Digital Artist
u're welcome :)
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1-TheyCallMeProphet|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The thighs have no armor plating.
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daemonprinceofchaos's avatar
Whats the inspiration for that LMG?
I would love to have a detailed version of it.
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