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 Alternate Space Marine concepts
precinctomega
Posted: Jan 12 2010, 07:59 PM


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Arising from a commission for a client, I'm working on a number of concepts for Space Marines with a more "contemporary military"/high-tech look to them. With different heads, these may turn into 32mm resin miniatures, but don't hold your breath.

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Simeon Blackstar
Posted: Jan 13 2010, 09:21 AM


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Very nice indeed! I love the reimagining of the helmets especially, and it's great how they're rcognisably Space Marines while looking more realistic.

The only part I'm not a fan of is the wrist-blade concept - the idea's generally quite over-represented in fantasy/sci-fi, and I still don't think it's actually that effective a design what with not being able to use the wrist too. Plus, where you have it at the moment is on the bottom of the forearm (assuming the other arm is how you mean the armour to be, with the extension running up the back of the elbow rather than the side), so while you could just about punch with it alright, any slashing motion would have to use internal and external rotation of the arms, which are the weakest movements. it would be better placed on the side if anything, but I suspect a bayonet and a short sword of about two feet long would still be more effective.

Of course, with servo enhanced, armoured gloves and super-strength, one wonders how much a knife would actually increase the lethality of a Marine when they're already hitting you as if they were holding a mace, or just grabbing and crushing you. Maybe a sharpened edge to the medial edge of the palm (ie. opposite side to the thumb) so that any chopping motion would be like an axe blow?
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precinctomega
Posted: Jan 14 2010, 02:02 PM


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Seriously... don't get me started.

The designs are for a client. Whilst I will guide and advise clients on their designs here and there, it is a process of gentle adjustment. When a client has his mind set on a certain outcome, I am but a willing (paid) servant.

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precinctomega
Posted: Jan 27 2010, 02:48 PM


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And another:

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Note the folding shield in the left arm: intended more to provide additional armour in the firefight than in combat.

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malika
Posted: Feb 11 2010, 05:54 PM


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Are you working with Philip? Very interesting concepts. We've been working on some concepts for a Marine like figure as well, check out the Armoured Flesh Golem. Maybe we can exchange ideas? smile.gif
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