Nazi Power Armor

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by RocketmanTan, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    After years of doing models based on real-life subjects, the closest I've ever gone to doing my own idea have been from depicting subjects out of novels. But finally, I've decided to say bollocks to all that and have decided to make a completely original model.

    So I present to you all a WWII German Power Suit...mecha....thing. Instead of going for the more traditional boxy-mech style, I've based my design more on atmospheric diving suits...and the trashcans found on Long Island Railroad platforms. The suit is equipped with 2 mounted MG42 on the left arm and one FlaK 38 on the right. Essentially the suit is a dieselpunk version of Heinlein's power armor, with jump rockets on the back as well as infra-red "snoopers".

    I figured that such hardware would be given to elite special forces - preferably those on scouting/breakthrough missions, and so I've drawn the suit as belonging to a Hauptsturmfuhrer with the ever-generic surname of "Ritter" from the infamous 502 Jaeger Battalion.

    Anyway, I've been working on the finalized design for the past two days now, and all I have left to make are the power-pack for the thing and the jump jets. Have some screenshots:

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  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers Back from Beyond...

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    Lookin good as usual Rocketman.... another I'll have to add to my list.
  3. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    And the parts are all drawn!

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  4. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Model's done; gonna fix whatever bugs are in the parts and I'll get the model up soon!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    And some bull-backstory for the suit:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have to say that this is quite the interesting concept. You did a GREAT JOB!!!
    If something like this ever did make it to the battle field, how would it have impacted the total outcome of the war as a whole?
  8. THE DC

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    You always offer interesting subjects on your web but this is insipring even by your high standards.

    Thanks so much,
  9. Eric Ferguson

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    Cool!!!! Loved "Starship Troopers" and now a WWII version of the jump suits. Always like *what-if* type scenarios. THANKS Rocketman!!!
  10. Gerald43

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    You get better and better my friend
  11. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! By the way, long time no see! How are you?
  12. Gerald43

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    Thank you my friend, I'm fine. My interest is now the "old German toy" of pewter.
    But not the classic :twisted:

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    hey found you on deviantart and friended you so i can keep up with your posts thanks fro al you do... nice work....