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Dead Ranger - Merc by Shimmering-Sword Dead Ranger - Merc by Shimmering-Sword
Where do soldiers go after they are discharged from military service? Some go home, some, get back into the fight.

My original incarnation of the Rangers was as a pseudo mercenary unit, I later shifted them into government military but have maintained that there will be military contractors in the story.

This soldier is from a notable merc unit, which largely employs ex Rangers, and has attained the industry and political leverage to acquire some of their restricted technology. The regular joke is "buy everyone's gear and rent it back to them"

This Elemental isn't quite the real deal though. The technology and a skilled pilot are there. Only the lack of highly potent learning AI and it's coupling with the pilot and machine will prevent the suit and pilot from becoming what they're truly capable of. Hence the abundance of additional combat gear.

:: ps, old art throwback included too ::
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Epiphany347 Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How do you paint the weapons?  are there certain tools you use or is it all freehand?
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Shimmering-Sword Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mostly freehand round brush, laying down a straight guideline helps too.
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Epiphany347 Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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jupiter314 Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomesauce!
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milesmak0 Jan 10, 2013
you do awesome art. def one of my favorites
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ZephyrChaos Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
<3
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2dumb2die Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't know if you've ever played lost planet 2, but this armor set really make me think of the bug rancher suit( i believe i have the right suit in mind).
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Shimmering-Sword Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Never played it myself, wasn't a huge fan of the first and I heard the 2nd was a bit of a flop too.
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2dumb2die Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
then you heard wrong. the first game was amazing, and the second one was even more!
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Shimmering-Sword Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Down to opinions :)
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