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WinterMoth Soldier by Shimmering-Sword WinterMoth Soldier by Shimmering-Sword
A soldier design I whipped up for my Ranger project a few days ago. A few people have been bugging me about battle ponchos, so here you have it.

The overcoat provides ballistic protection to the soldier by hardening on impact. It's looser fit compared to tightly worn soft armors mean it can afford to flex more during impact, making it more durable. This approach to protection leaves the soldier flexible in movement rather than restricted by hard plating.
Under the coat is a light muscle suit which gives the solder even more flexibility and protection.
Equipment that is needed quickly is held in pouches outside the coat, while additional gear and restocks are under the coat.
Advanced versions of this Cloak armor may utilize adaptive camouflage systems. The combination of illusion from patterns and silhouette are quite effective.
The weapon shown is a light weight machine gun that fires high velocity ammunition. This balance of mobility, range, and volume fire capability complement the soldiers flexibility in multiple environments.
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:iconoblivionsereph:
OblivionSereph Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just so curious what's under all that armor.
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LorenzoLivrieri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love how he's dressed up! :)
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:iconcansuko:
Cansuko Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
I like the colors, the lizard  face it's just awesome and well... PONCHOS for the win!! XD
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BenThaGamer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool looking!
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:iconmasterofunlocking:
MasterOfUnlocking Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Gorgeous work, very nicely done. :D 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconenjlgoodloe:
enjlgoodloe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Just pure perfection, I like your work,don't stop, please don't stop, please. 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
STOPPING NOW! :P
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darkuniverse21 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I REALLY love your heart, it reminds of the new game Destiny that come out next year:D (Big Grin) 
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darkuniverse21 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I meant ART
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Robguil4774 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
OICW LMG?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The grenade launcher and it's sighting system is what makes the OICW, this doesn't have that, at least it's sights aren't for the purpose of ranging grenades.
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toadking07 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome sauceme!
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PedroPortela Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Another one to the favorites tab.
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:iconhorrorcain:
Horrorcain Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll see your Moth, and raise you an Armadillo. But honestly it could go either way. 
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:icondukeleto:
dukeleto Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, I reckon the LMG needs a big fat suppressor tho...
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Always an option.
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:iconomar510:
omar510 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Badass
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NightSlayer44 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconswordfishmkii:
SwordfishMKII Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconfuryextralarge:
FuryExtraLarge Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda reminds me of the Halo 5 trailer where the chief's in that ratty cloak, only way cooler. :D
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool soldier, nice winter design. :) Battle ponchos, ha ha, those are always the best!
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:iconmaxshields:
MaxShields Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like it cuts the wind nicely in winter, too!
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ImperialGuard202 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
very cool. always glad to see your word show up in my mail box :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconplushykat:
PlushyKat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a sucker for winter designs, so this seems perfect. Would love to see more from whoever these fellas are.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Plenty more from this story will come out over time.
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

could give excellent protection against hailstones too id imagine lol

 

grate work with the detail and a love his LMG. I WANT IT!

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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconzawka:
Zawka Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sick name, sick drawing, totally sick...ness..ful!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconjdcinnyc:
JDCinNYC Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome and unique design! I have always liked futuristic armor combined with cloth-like material as you have done here. Bravo! :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Awesome. Battle ponchos are the best.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed.
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:iconedalvarte:
edalvarte Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Bestial
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconswayzor:
Swayzor Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How did you learn to draw so well im only 13 but i would love to do digital art like this someday
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you're 13 and already serious about art then you're in luck, start drawing every day (use reference photos, preferably not anime) and you'll be well past me by the time you hit my age.
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Intense!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Raven-Gold Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I've always had a similar idea for my own flavour of armoured suits, but a little different. Solid armour plating with artificial muscle layers, then a simple parka, or raincoat over the top of that with pockets and pouches all over. My version the top covering is just simple fabric though.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Anything to hide all the complicated detail right! :)
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
"Battle Poncho" sounds like an awesome band name.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
With their newest hit, "Rain of Blood (Slides Right Off)"
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:iconicewolfaspect:
icewolfaspect Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
damn, now if only squishy guardsmen were that tough, but thats what the the space marines are for. nice work
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Guardsmen are probably pretty close, what they lack in an augmented suit they make up for in warhammeryness. Space marines are definitely a big step up.
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icewolfaspect Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
squishy guardsmen are armed with flashlights, i would think that guy has a better chance at killing everything then a guardsmen.
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SkyeSlipstream Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great design. I'd love to wear that coat.
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