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Karic Armor Studies by Tekka-Croe Karic Armor Studies by Tekka-Croe
Whooh, finally done with the school semester.  Suddenly finding myself actually having some free time, I spent the last week working up a series of armor concepts for Novus Imperium, an original sci-fi universe that a few friends and I have been putting together over the years.

I decided to start  my armor design kick with a series of designs for NI's primary Human faction-- Karic.

Initial sketches for the infantry armor can be found in the NI Sketchdump I'd posted earlier this year: tekka-croe.deviantart.com/art/…

And the design for Cpt. Bannon's armor is based on a previous design I did a couple years back: tekka-croe.deviantart.com/art/…

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Novis Imperium  :iconthe-crimson-wolf: :icontekka-croe:
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SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL!
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TheNecroChemical Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
With the way I imagine the armour pieces clip onto the studs, I can't help but feel reminded of The Centurions(An old cartoon). The Special Forces armour in particular caught my attention, especially the Oswar Experimental concept since it looks more intimidating than the others.
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Yahtzeemaybe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Looks kinda halo-ish. Sorry ^^; I kind of had to get it off my back, it's still a cool piece
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bossmon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Hi! I was wondering if you could do a undersuit for the Mark IV from Halo Wars? I'm making the armor and it would help to know what the rest of the undersuit looks like! Or at least your render would be great!!
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Snowy-Aegis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, everybody is really good at designing armor...
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509freak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to consider myself a fan of NI by now, so forgive me if I'm sounding overcritical about the following:
The body suit is composed of studs where the armor parts are fitted. However I don't see how the abdominal piece(above the crotch) attaches in this area, unless it's a component of the the chest plate. It feels like that one piece will be flapping up and down while in use with nothing holding it in place. Does this section of the suit have a magnetic property?

Now onto a more positive side of this comment: I LOVE THESE ARMOR KITS!!!!
I would definitely mix and match Type A & B pieces from Infantry class.
But the Special Forces are AMAZING! I love the equipment attachments! And the OSWAR...BADASS!!!
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your concern about how the abdominal plates attach is something that had occurred to me while working on these.  My current thinking is that the chest-plate down to the crotch-plate are all connected by some sort of mesh backing.  I didn't really go through with it here, but it'll be more visible in subsequent designs.

And yeah, the special forces armor was a lot of fun to design, taking a suit that I'd designed a couple years back and jumping it forward to a more refined style.  I like to think that the spirit of the old design is still in there, though.
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509freak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I realized that after posting the comment.
It's great to finally see the whole concept taking new life and diversity!
Can't wait to see more!  
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509freak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I forget to mention: the SF armor is the one I'm curious about in regards to how the armor fits onto the suit.
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DeanLeoWinchester Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
:?:explosion: QUESTION EXPLOSION!!!!!!!!

is it Power Armor?
if so how does it work?
what are the plates made of?
what is the bodysuit made of?
how heavy is it?
is it possible to mount a Jump/Jetpack?
what does the hud display?
whats the significance helmet configuration on the oswar experimental?
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
-is it Power Armor?
Almost.  Like most armor in NI, it is semi-powered.

-if so how does it work?
The bodysuit contains a thin layer of electrically stimulated myomer(?) bundles which mimic the musculature of the wearer.

-what are the plates made of?
Advanced Space Stuff.

-what is the bodysuit made of?
Kinetic-reactive polymer mesh.  When struck by a projectile such as a bullet, the impact point flash-hardens just long enough to stop the projectile.  The bodysuit is capable of absorbing a limited amount of small-arms fire.

-how heavy is it?
30-40 kilos for full battle plate.  The purpose of the semi-powered function is not to dramatically increase the wearer's strength, but rather it is meant to negate the weight of the armor plates and prevent fatigue.

-is it possible to mount a Jump/Jetpack?
Unknown.  Jump jet technology has not yet been addressed in NI.

-what does the hud display?
The HUD can display a variety of data, ranging from basic vital statistics and armor integrity to survey maps of the operational area.

-whats the significance helmet configuration on the oswar experimental?
The armor itself is not experimental, the wearer is.  The non-visor format helmet is intended to take advantage of the wearer's neural augmentations.
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DeanLeoWinchester Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
M-M-M-More Questions!!!

does the undersuit require a battery then?

and if you were to wear the undersuit under plain clothes would it have any real worthwhile effect on wearer strength?

Myomers are Cool! and all we seem to be doing with them curently is making robot fish!(thats not really a question...)

who/what/where is oswar?

Advanced Space Stuff! (also not a question...)
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
-does the undersuit require a battery then?
Yes.  Most bodysuits have an integrated battery located on the upper back.  The armor plating worn over the bodysuit will usually contain supplemental batteries in either the chest or thigh plates.

-and if you were to wear the undersuit under plain clothes would it have any real worthwhile effect on wearer strength?
Also yes.  However, its operational time would be far more limited only being able to draw power from the integrated battery.

-who/what/where is oswar?
OSWAR refers to the Office of Special Weapons and Resources.  They're the same department responsible for creating Reina and her fellow supersoldier subjects.  The special forces armor was developed by a different division of OSWAR for the use of their experimental Special Forces units.
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DeanLeoWinchester Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
so what armor does Reina have? i've seen a few different ones in your drawings
does she use one specific type of armor?
did she use her standard issue armor and now uses makeshift 'storebought'/blackmarket etc?
or did she leave with her original armor?
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Reina's armor does contain a couple components from the suit she was issued at the time she went rogue, but for the most part her armor is assembled from a wide variety of commercially available components.  It also includes some custom-tolled parts such as the chestplate, which is specially designed to allow for a maximum of forward arm movement.
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DeanLeoWinchester Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
you thought this out. most people don't. :)
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otamachamp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You, sir, are a genius.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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C05M0NAUT Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks a lot like the SPARTAN IV armor.....That doesn't mean I love it any less. :D
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Simic7 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like oswar experimental
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