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Advanced Infantry sketches 2 by Spex84 Advanced Infantry sketches 2 by Spex84
More sketches for the powersuit.
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Solid-Stew Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Sorry to bump a two year old image, but I like the heavy use of prosthetics in this concept. The suit itself is a sort of prosthetic which is a lot cooler than the generic HALO/Marathon suits usually seen on dA. I think this design makes sense. By the time our technology advances to the point that reliable combat-capable exoskeletons are in wide-spread use prosthetics will already have been common place. Already there are veterans who maintain Airborne and fitness qualifications in the military despite losing limbs. I knew a soldier who had a customized prosthetic "shooting arm" built especially for the M16A4. He consistently out-scored the majority of the natural limbed soldiers.

Aside from the concept I like the beetle-like design, it is alien and intimidating and has a real sense of mass. Kudos.
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Thanks for the comments!
Yep, I always intended to pursue these further, but never got around to it. I was/am intrigued by prosthetics. I once read about a female runner who may actually now run faster with her prosthetic feet than she might have without...
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VincentGordon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
nice design but it looks like half a tone in weight. Not sure if it would work. Unless its using nuclear fusion.lol
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thankfully, I can basically do that. It's powered by an uber-powerful controlled microfusion power cell. Yeah...
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VincentGordon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
well that makes sense then. this devise could be used for a diverse range of jobs where its hard to get to normally
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cxard Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
inspired by Phantom2040? :D
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Actually, until now I'd never heard of Phantom 2040. Thanks for bringing it up! The most interesting parallel, to me, is that I was thinking of integrating the idea of a class of advanced bio-mechanical laborers (made of a reconfigurable "nano-clay")called Gelbots, gelbeings, or something similar. They would basically be an update of the classic "golem" and would provide the bulk of the conflict, perhaps having evolved into a threat (especially if the declining human civilization is increasingly ill equipped to control them). This seems pretty similar to Phantom 2040's "Biots".
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cxard Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes.. vaguely similar to Biots :D

i must salute your imagineering skills :D

keep up the gud work :)
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Legato895 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
love it! the repeating pattern of the plates really brings this together along with the thinner arms and legs
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kinbodiare Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Wow. o.o That's more amazing, yet really creepy. XD

I wanna keep meh legs. D=
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