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The 'Advanced Shielded Battle Armor' program was created shortly after the material for energy based friction shielding was discovered.
While other programs focused on simpler shield implementations to give added defense to large scale mech units, the ASBA design would focus on compacting the technology, both powered armor and shields, down into a smaller package with a focus on more discretely applied firepower.
The program would evolve bulky armor down into a more infantry friendly package. This new philosophy of use (a flexible soldier instead of walking tank) would come about by passing the task of defense from armor plates to shielding.
As the true potential of shield tech was revealed, the Elemental program was started with a concentration on developing such potential. Shielding materials being rare and expensive to synthesize, the ASBA program was redirected to rebuild their prototype into a new standard production suit that would return to armor for defense. It is now the standard mid weight powered armor of the Ranger army, coming an many variations and roles.
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Yay. Heavy armor guy.
I like heavy armor guys. 
I think they don't get enough love.
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GBlade25 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
sir knight of future!!!!
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chihuahuablend Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
is this from anything?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yah, my own story :)
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chihuahuablend Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
do you do commissions at all?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In a month or so I may announce some openings.
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chihuahuablend Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent. I've noticed your work before and could use it for a project i'm working on.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
It like it the extra armor in form of a regenerative shield a la Master Chief in halo, give the guy on the ground a second chance.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Except mine don't need to regenerate as they don't diminish. They take a set level of velocity off the incoming rounds, anything with enough power will pass through.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
So it only decelerates the ballistic rounds. Neat concept, but exploding rounds are dealy. Because they connect with the armor just like regular rounds. And let's not talk about energy weapons. Still the concept is unique. Never heard it in use until now.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually solid ballistic force is still the best counter to them. The shields also diffuse energy weapons completely and can run hot enough to pre detonate or disable explosives (shrapnel can still be a threat). Of course there are also rounds that have their own mini anti-shield generators that are the true counter to energy shields, they are expensive and wasteful vs non shielded targets though.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
What is the power supply?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The large cylinder on the back is a high density capacitor. This particular model isn't mounting energy shields, those that do have a mini reactor.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
OK.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
That i did not thought off. Damn you are good. So how about a combo gun, chemical laser and bullets too. How will it look like? On that idea would it be possible to draw the units in a underwater place. Like searching a partially submerged UFO?
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Slothstuff-J44 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the segmented feel to the neck. It makes it look well armored and maneuverable. I also like the pose. Really quite BA!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Xrooven Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Halo. Enough said. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Johnithan-Walters Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Looks like a slimmed down variant of the Juggernaut armor from MW2 and MW3.
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Prince-Arcane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
........ this was meant to break bones!! just look at it!! O_O.... can get anyone to shit them-self XD

Nice work Shim!
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duraga131 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
looks great ^^
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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duraga131 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   Digital Artist
your welcome
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:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it looks quite practicle, unlike some armour concepts i have seen in the past
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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GenRexRaptor12 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
reminds of the Replica's from the FEAR series but any way good work
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
It should have a riot shield! Well, that's what I'm thinking...anyway, thank's for submitting this. Gives me ideas for an EOD suit I'm working on.don't be surprised if it sucks, I only use pens and paper at the moment.
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pens and paper i fine, they are my principles mediums,
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Alright, cool!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This isn't for riots or police though, it has thick armor plating for military use :P
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
What if martial law comes into play? O_o no, I'm kidding. That made sence, still, I riot shields do look cool.
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LoneWolf53 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Nice design. I have a question though. i an doing a deviant art novel just a simple fantasy novel and i was wondering if i could use this for standard ranger armor?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why does your gallery look like art that isn't yours? :\
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LoneWolf53 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
i have too keep my journals up. because i have permission from multiple artists from different sites too upload art onto here they also use this profile too talk too those who comment on their art.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well if you're good enough to do the pieces that you claim are yours I don't see why you need other peoples art, you're just holding yourself back by not making it yourself. You also have a lot of non credited stuff. And the bottom line is that DA is NOT for you to post other peoples art, these are personal galleries. If you want to use other peoples art just keep it to yourself, no one else wants to see it on your page.
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LoneWolf53 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Im taking it off soon but im making all the artists their own pages and a few websites so they will be up for a long while.
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Auger-Affect Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice simple sketch of a complex design.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   General Artist
It is not often that I really like a heavy/tank looking guy, but this looks great - believable, and not so bulky to be sluggish.

Also, I am a sucker for red stripes. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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RadicalRoach Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
From the thumbnail this looked kinda like a dolphin in battle armour.

Still, dolphin or no, this is cool.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thanks.
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:iconstuki:
Stuki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
DATS BADASS
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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z3r0m1nd Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Very nice. I really like how you include a detailed "history"/ background of the suit. You never fail to show everyone here something amazing. Keep up the good work!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Writing up the "Fluff" is always fun.
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bigdaddyEZ Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
very nice man:)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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bigdaddyEZ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:D:D:D
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