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Zonetrooper - WIP by godwinfj Zonetrooper - WIP by godwinfj
I started this in March of 2008, (and I never finished it, I might someday soon, though the last time I touched it was in March 2009) as I remember finding C&C3's art direction severely lacking, and after seeing the Starcraft 2 Marine teaser trailer, I just had to do something. That was also before 'Tiberium' or 'Kane's Wrath' was announced, and much less C&C4. Well, things happened and I lost interest in games and fandom in general.

The point was that I wanted to make the Zonetrooper look plausible and well, badass, but at the same time not deviating too far from the source material. This was where I stopped. The image has been cropped.

It is also meant to be some kind of propaganda poster for the GDI, taking after how militaries and governments usually present themselves to the public. At that time I was interested in exploring fiction as a viable platform for discussing issues (right of war, world governance, effects of ideological clashes on the individual level on non-combatants, soldiers etc.) which games should inherently already be doing yet generally ignore. This was (and still is, and probably is why I gradually lost interest in most mainstream games) puzzling to me because developers constantly create rich universes just to shortchange themselves with generic pigeonholed game play marketed to prepubescent and teenage boys.
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40kwarlord Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm shocked every time I see the Zone troopers at the similarities between them and The Space marines from Warhammer 40000.
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:iconlurkerzerg:
that looks better than the suits with the greenhouse helmets in the game
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:iconpennsyltuckyxtimes:
Can't even tell you how many times these guys have saved my ass! XD
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:iconcopycatbear202:
,,Troopers in the field,,
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hammer326 Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
neater than how they actually turned out.
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:iconsturm532:
loving/liking this very much when i get new inkt for my printer your Picture/drawing/Incredible work is coming out of it.

Zonetroopers/mechsuits is/are one/all of my favorite's
If wanting something new how about Appleseed Landmate's and cyborgs its really great if you like mecha and future Swat visions( sortof S.w.a.t. like but then with cyborgs and mechsuits wich fit in buildings

Cheerio and happy painting
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:icongodwinfj:
Thanks for the note, those Landmates are cool. I was actually looking at Dorvack power suits and other designs of Makoto Kobayashi while still working on this.
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:iconzak965:
Really a great work!
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