This was a fun commission to work on. The initial description sounded run of the mill alien soldier, but turns out this one had previously been worked on by *Abiogenisis
(awesome artist) and it was my job to give it some gear. (clarification, this was not commissioned by Abiogenisis or collaborated on, we just had the same client)
The Galkgrokst is an intelligent species. It moves along the ground much like a snake, only using it's spindly arms to help heave itself over obstacles or make tight turns at speed. It's 6 mouth parts are what it uses to interact with objects, each being quite dexterous and having roughly the strength of a human arm.
As a soldier it wears a set of modular wrappings. It's underside features segmented flexible plates that are slick to allow movement but are also serrated to prevent back sliding. Hard ballistic plates are used to protect vital organs where practical, while the majority of the outfit uses soft body armor. Webbing straps allow various gear to be fixed along it's body, currently featuring drum magazines (sorry, empty mags) and general equipment bags. It's also wearing an NBC breather over it's breathing holes (behind it's eyes), while headphones/ear protection and a microphone system strapped to it's mouth allow for squad communication.
Square pattern camo, because your enemies never expect an ambush from a picnic blanket.