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Woo power armor. Was a lot of work but also fun and very satisfying to see completed.
A suit plated in armor using composites derived from alien tech, it can bring weapons to the field that would otherwise have to be mounted on vehicles. It's your own personal tank.

For :iconbiometal79: ~biometal79

Contact designs are not for personal or commercial use, no derivative works please.
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:iconklownykritter:
KlownyKritter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who ya gonna call? GHOST BUSTERS! lol I couldn't resist, that's what it reminds me of... XD
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Imcas Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I love the look, but once I noticed it the visable background behind the arm is bothering me since the ammo drum should continue there. >.<
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The troll error that I've never uploaded a fix for :D
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cantas78 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow my feeds are sleeping with your art skills
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:iconleonitus:
Leonitus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Is this modeled after the Helghast heavy trooper?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope.
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
The inherent flaw with a rapid fire weapon is that its ammunition inefficient. A portable coilgun would be more effective in terms of range, accuracy, penetration, and possible additional fire modes, such as high velocity flechettes bursts would anti-light infantry.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
But then you wouldn't have a minigun.
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
"flechettes bursts would anti-light infantry."
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The point is it's a minigun, just because.
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
The point is that that a minigun is cool, but impractical.  In fiction everyone wants a minigun, but in reality its not man-portable not just for weight. miniguns have rates for fire of 2000-6000 rounds per minute. a single soldier cant carry the 1000+ rounds necessary to fuel those hogs just because the mass would require massive drums of ammunition. they would be more like terror weapons.

here are some weapon configurations:
automatic grenade launcher (multiple uses)
anti-material rifles (anti-vehicle and anti-power armor)
paired assault weapons (one for each arm allowing multi-directional fire)
flamethrower(hey you got the minigun terror weapon)
missile launchers(whatever you feel like loading up)

and then you have some more future weapons like a plasma, electromagnetic, laser, etc.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

This is scifi, campy scifi, where rule of cool is all that matters. Practicality and effectiveness are non issues.

If you're looking for counter points though, take note this is power armor, it doesn't care about "man portable". The suit carries that gigantic drum of ammo you speak of, and it could easily computer stabilize the gun for perfect accuracy.

All the weapons you list are just other options, none better than the other, and all of them are available for this suit.

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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I dont know what youre power armor is rated it. a 5.56mm minigun weights 120lbs+ with a full load of gun, battery, backpack and 200 belt.

I dont even know what caliber that gun is. if its a 30mm rotary cannon it would be much, much larger at around 20feet long, 10 feet just for the barrels.

Portability should be something you should care about, as power armor without mobility is still a target, especially in unconventional tactics. magnetic mines for example would be perfect to take down plodding tincan troopers.
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Im really just making suggestions to turn this into a series of ideas rather than one single drawing. For example the variety of weapons for different purposes suggestion I made. Light, medium, and heavy power armor. Different roles such as stealth, walking artillery, high mobility, etc.

Your art is very good and there no way i could make anything close.
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Leonitus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
While portability is good, so is specialization in some cases. That's what a squad is for. You're not gonna send someone into a battlefield by himself in something like this without support. Why do you think squads generally have 4-5 riflemen and a squad machine gunner with the heavier SAW M247? The machine gunner is used mainly for suppressing enemies while the more the mobile riflemen maneuver into a position to better neutralize the pinned enemies.
This seems to be the case here. With something like power armor, of course the squads would have a bigger gun. This would be that squad's equivalent of a squad mgnner. He would rain terror with that 2k-6k rpm while taking the enemies' focus completely off his squad.
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Narwhale1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm the juggernaut, biatch! 
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pascalkrafft Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
wow very very awesome
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nephidax-nuva Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
i am gonna contact the FUCK out of you
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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mivpus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Damn, the best is never up for grasp, eh?
Oh well, he just looks plain badass, so I was thiis tempted to try and have something like that in my fanfic, but even if I can't use that particular guy, you've inspirred me to make some pretty badass armor.

Kepp up the good work.
MivPus out
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is for a game, so the design is copyrighted, but ideas are free.
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Leonitus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Any chance to you can tell us what that game is?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's in the title and description, Contact RPG.
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mivpus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Copyrighted design? Damn... still, good bloody work
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is a heavy weapons specialist if I ever saw one. And the joints are very well armored. This guy could take quite a lot of hits without falling, depending on the materials used in the armor construction. Very nice. ^_^
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danman2014 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Can he get a bigger gun. I mean damn that hast to be heavy!
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Moemoore Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great silhouette on this guy, the bulkiness really gives the design character.
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UtherSereneaux Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Given a power source of sufficient density, some myomers, some boron carbide lightweight armor... but I'm fantasizing again. The piece covers a mix of sloped armor (made famous by older Russian tanks), a bolted-together aesthetic and a number of small technical touches that bring the whole thing to life. Like it, love it, fav'd.
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:)
I LOVE IT
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconaarondaimmortalsaint:
You welcome
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Crona27 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I wouldnt want to run into one of those. man that suit is badass. too bad it isnt real. yet...
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LeonTheSkanks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
If you can't let me use any Contact material for copyright reasons, may I please use something else from your gallery? It's really hard finding realistically rendered powere armour as most of us who like that sort of thing are more nerdy then arty =D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why is power armor necessary though? You could use designs from a more well known IP that wont suffer from having their art "orphaned" on the web.
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LeonTheSkanks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Hi, first of all, I love your work, fantastic rendering of light and shadow.
I'm working on a university assignment, a website for a fictional shop. I decided to use two of your drawings (for the products on sale), and a link to your page (as a stand in for the manufacturer).
Then I saw your comment about Contact designs not being for personal or commercial use.
Is there any chance you could bend that rule for a sleep deprived, over caffeinated student?
Pleeeeeeeeze =D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The bosses are pretty strict about the usage terms, so I can't let you use the images.
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benjithegoalie Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Very cool. I love the shoulders and how everything looks very functional.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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GrayScythe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student
It looks like Jorge from HALO REACH
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Go take a look at him again and see if you can find anything that's the same :)
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savagehenry89 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconsavagehenry89:
savagehenry89 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
check out my new stuff
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Demon971 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Very cool! Looks like some kind of special experimental power armor and a prototype minigun you'd see in some Enclave military test site (in the Fallout universe).

Awesomeness, added to faves :+fav: :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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terranop Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
LOL, its the Heavy Weapons Guy from the future.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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metalling Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Gedcoldplain Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Cool design.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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