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Luminaire Soldiers by Blazbaros Luminaire Soldiers by Blazbaros
Commission for ~rcs619 of a Corporal in the Luminaire Planetary Army, a Captain (Senior Grade) in the Aurora Star Navy and a Sergeant in the Luminaire Republic Marines.

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:iconhardcase1:
hardcase1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
do you do requests
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
The left armor is really cool !!!
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TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Line of sight? Pssh! We use laser lights!
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TheMuffinKingXxX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
That looks really cool!
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zen4life Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
No chain swords?
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not today!
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rcs619 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As cool as that would be, I'm not going quite that nuts with the Luminaire military :P I'm fairly happy with their gauss guns and various types of robots.
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zen4life Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Well, I'm certainly kidding about a fair bit - mostly a play on all of his 40k pics.
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Girot Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
those are badass!!
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I love the armor plating and the weapons they wield.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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victortky Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I especially love the heavy trooper on the right. His weapon is something I would love to wield in a game.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The soldier on the right especially looks like he's in some really bulky armour. Wonder if he gets any trouble with moving around.
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rcs619 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The guy on the right is in a suit of powered armor, unlike the soldier on the far left, who is just in regular, unpowered body armor. The PA's synthetic muscles and internal support systems shoulder the vast majority of the weight. It greatly increases the wearer's natural strength, allows them to be encased in much thicker armor than regular soldiers could hope to haul around, and lets them wield much heavier weapons. The built in computer and sensor systems are also quite a bit more robust than those found in regular infantry armor. It's actually surprisingly fast though. Not going to be as nimble as unpowered infantry of course, but in terms of straight line speeds, it's a lot faster than you'd expect something that big and heavy to be. Powered Armor is mainly an assault unit, when you need to bring a lot of firepower down very quickly on a specific target, and/or the space is too small for a hardsuit or ground vehicle to fit in.

That's why the Luminairan marines like it so much. They're a pure infantry force, they have no ground vehicles of their own and hardsuits are so big and bulky that they are often situational at best. Powered armor lets them add a bit of extra bite to their assault teams, while still being compact enough to actually be used in a variety of situations and locations. Most of their marines are in regular body armor like the soldier on the left (although with their own black and red color scheme), and they just add on powered armor squads as needed, depending on the mission.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"it's a lot faster than you'd expect something that big and heavy to be"

I suppose. Though I would personally take into account the fact that such armour would use a lot of energy just to move around let alone move quickly.

Btw, do you have any response to my spacesuit related question?
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rcs619 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well yeah, that's one of the reasons they don't give everyone powered armor. It's two main flaws are the amount of maintenance and upkeep it requires between uses (more like a small vehicle than a suit of armor in that regard), and the fact that it only has a finite operational time limit before it'd need to fall back to swap out the batteries. With the marine variants (which are intentionally higher performance) they're only good for a couple hours at a time on full combat settings. The army variant has a lot more endurance, at the cost of overall performance (although the army uses powered armor less than the marines, since they have access to proper armored vehicles). Well, the other main flaw is that if you destroy or critically damage the power systems, the armor basically becomes dead weight. Ideally, you'd want to get behind PA and focus all your fire on the backpack. But, also ideally, a PA fireteam or squad would be tightly coordinated and advancing so rapidly than you just don't get the time to set that sort of thing up.

And yeah, there are some designs out there for super thin, much more comfortable spacesuits. But I don't believe they're actually in active use. They certainly aren't the sorts of spacesuits you see pictures and videos of astronauts wearing out on EVA's.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"And yeah, there are some designs out there for super thin, much more comfortable spacesuits. But I don't believe they're actually in active use."

Its true that Dava Newman's skin-tight spacesuit has yet to come into active use by astronauts in space. It has however been tested by both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the European Space Agency, during minutes of weightlessness on parabolic aircraft rides. A second-generation prototype of the suit is currently being developed. It may not be all that far into the future that it comes into active use.
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ArakalFlamescale Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Are there any Flamethrowers/Mech.Guns? lol, a fusion of those two would be awesome :XD:
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I'm sure =p
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ArakalFlamescale Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Sign me up then if I get to use firey explosives and have a awesome jetpack/jumppack! XD
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mavericktheinsane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so are thay mercenary?
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Napalm-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I'm sorry I can't give a detailed critique of this so I'll keep it simple.... The green guy is fucking fantastic :D
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Filanwizard Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great,  and the heavy armor/powered armor looks like it could really lay down a Costco sized can of Whupass.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Supressing firepower at wholesale prices =p
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Filanwizard Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha that reply made my night.

Sounds like a good slogan for a merc group or a gun shop in a game with a sense of humor.  "Shotco,   Suppressing firepower at wholesale prices"
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string-fountain Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet, nice variation  in the configuration of the suit plating, im especially interested the solid face masks that appear to be using cameras instead for vision, sure is a heck of alot more protection than a clear visor. well that is if there are beings of flesh within, but the two flanking the central figure do seem quite robotic to me.  Awesome conceptualizing on the central figures suit, i like the banded grey rubber looking components, a good balance of hard armor to flexible components, perfect for agile movements. The camo on the green suit is very convincing as well.

I remember :iconrcs619: telling me about a sci fi he was working on its awesome to see that its coming to life! 


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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch :D
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rcs619 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The two on either side actually have people in them. Luminaire uses military robots, but they're almost never bipedal. Easier to stick them on treads, or give them a non-human shape. I figure the guy in unpowered armor (the guy on the left) actually has a visor, but it's just coated over to match seamlessly with the armor's coloring. Kind of like how the front of modern sunglasses can be almost any color, and still have things look fairly normal when you look through their lenses from the back. The big guy in the powered armor does have a fully armored helmet, although I imagine that there is a visor underneath and that the plates can fold away to reveal it if there's some sort of catastrophic damage to the optics. As for how the operator fits into the powered armor, his/her feet rest just above the suit's ankles, the arms slide into the suit's arms, with the hands stopping in the suit's forearms, and the operator's head is pushed up into the suit's head.

But yeah, this pic was partly because I really have been trying to develop Luminaire more lately, but also because it let me show off some other stuff too. Like how slim and compact spacesuits have gotten, or the type of full body-armor modern infantry in Legacy would wear. Or how powered armor is like within Legacy (it's actually a big deal, instead of just being some guy running around in a little extra armor). Would like to show off some other stuff eventually too, different types of vehicles, robots, and some more civilian stuff too.

But yeah, Legacy may be going kind of slowly as of late, but we're still poking away at it. And making good progress too, I think. ^^
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Like how slim and compact spacesuits have gotten"

Sorta like the skin-tight space suits that already exist in real life? news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Or something rather different?
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