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STARSHIP TROOPER SKETCH 1A by Dtronaustin STARSHIP TROOPER SKETCH 1A by Dtronaustin
I’m planning on doing a “STARSHIP TROOPERS” painting, and this is obviously the sketch for the mech that they use to….um…be Starship troopers. Having to deal with various combatants on different worlds that have hostile and poisonous environments would is the reason behind the suit. Of course Master Shake always says that “The reason for the season is pleasing…ME!!” So I guess this painting will probably only please me. LOL :D

I have always had an idea of what the actual mech looked like in my head when I read the book, but now I think I have really got it down with this sketch. I really got into this sketch. I made a refrence to the "RODGER YOUNG" which is one of the ships in the book where the suits would be deployed from orbit. I also made the company that made the power plant "Shipstone industries" which is an refrence to another Heinlein book "FRIDAY". I know...I'm a dork. :D

Anyhow it should be a fun one and I am looking forward to starting it in a couple of weeks. In an perfect world I would be hired to create a manga that followed the book to a “t “ and get to design all of the characters, technologies, worlds, and aliens. Someday maybe…..

This mech is my rendition of the Starship trooper suit from Robert A. Heinlein novel "STARSHIP TROOPERS"
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:iconquackjack:
Quackjack Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Way better than the movies...
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love that book man :D
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Quackjack Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I know, the ending was so abrupt :(
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Firebird8492 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Its awesome, but... but why is Rico in high heels lol?
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GearsFC3S Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Wow... Very nice design.
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terranop Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Did you guys know that they're going to do a remake of Starship Troopers AND an anime of it? I even saw an official design sketch of the power suit on a website. The anime is titled Starship Troopers Invasion. Oh, and that drawing you did was awesome. XD
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Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I didn't know that so I will for sure go check it out! And I'm glad you like the drawing XD
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
And another thing!!! Why did they dumb down the freaking Arachnids. The book said they had intersteller travel, beam weaponry and were very intelligent. These bugs in the movie were using only there mandibles and other appendages. Stupid characters, stupid plot and stupid PG-13 rating. I would be a happy man if somebody will make a actual movie version of the actual book. Like a lord of the rings trilogy sort of thing.
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Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I couldn't have put it better myself! I'm glad you know the REAL Starship troopers :thumbsup:
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Yeah. I don't know why somebody would want to make a film that completely goes off the established story or franchise. Pussies is what they are.
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Yesssss!!!! This is what those dunces were suppose to wear to fight the Arachnids!!! But noooooo, they would rather charge head first toward them using nothing but a small assault rife and fucking flak jackets. This movie was suppose to about the book. So what if it was a depressing story, Apocalypse Now was depressing and it was critically praised. Thank you Mr. V for making a shitty movie. A white version of Juan Rico, are you serious Mr. director.
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Here is my painting version if you were interested [link]
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Love it too
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:iconmaster-of-an-empire:
Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This remarkably well-drawn. :D
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you much! I really need to get to doing a color version sometime soon. ^^
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I would like that very much. :D
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EdXCal Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
This is likely the single best Starship Troopers powered armor I think I've ever seen! I'm impressed!
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AznWolverine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Oooo flawless!
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adony Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, love the book. Read it 3 times! My version of the Powered suit is around somewhere in the "Traditional Mecha" gallery.
All aboard the Rodger Young!
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Deus-est-femina Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I just want to say that as a HUGE fan of Robert Heinlein...and of STARSHIP TROOPERS (the book) in particular...it's great to see some top class work done celebrating the orginal genius of the story...not that pulp bastadised form that you see in the films!!!

Rant over!!

Top Work!! :woohoo:
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you much, and trust me I feel the same way you do so no need to feel like you were ranting.

:D
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Awesome work here
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank ya :D
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Maverick-21 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Good job!!!!Don´t like this movie, the first was amazing but the second in my opinion was terrible!!!!have a nice day and the drawn is very god!!!
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it, but I was talking about the actual book the movie was based off of. The movie total bullshit by comparison and I urge you to read it. :)
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Maverick-21 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
OK!!!I have no idea about that book!!!
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Lobos03 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
This awsome robot drawing! ;)
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you much :D
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Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
This is epic, the line art looks so fantastic :dummy:
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you much! I'm looking forward to painting this one up for sure :D
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Agent-6 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hire yourself to make it! Can't wait to see the project completed.
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
I wish. Would be a lot of work into what would be a "Fan" version of it, and hoping that the people who actually own the rights want to pick it up. Kind of a big dice roll. But it's a nice sentiment to hear man, so thank you.
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Agent-6 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do it for yourself, then if you like where it is going shop it around to those who can afford those licenses. If they say no, you still have art you like.

It's what screen writers do all the time essentially. They shop their scripts around and when a production company bites on it they do all of the lunching and dealing to get the rights.
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joeisrad83 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
awesome stuff
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
:woohoo:
:D :D
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EyeOfVogler Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Holy crap, this is PURE CLASS! *applause*

Your mecha designs demolish all, sir.
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
:woohoo:
:D :D :D
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friday13thkiller Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
dude bad ass, so can't wait to see it done along with the rest
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Should be a fun one :D
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friday13thkiller Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
hells yeah
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That, sir, is a lot more than a sketch. Once again, I am astounded by your skill with mechanical stuff.
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you much man! I don't know why I just love this sort of thing. :D I guess it's a good thing for the world I had no ambition to be an engineer. LOL
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Keydan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I still have a copy of the book on my shelf unread. Might start this summer. Now I'll have a visual outlook for the bastard :D
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Glad I can help! :D Do it man. It will take you less than 2 days because you really get into it. A great read!
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sextonwright Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
thats the shit
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
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sextonwright Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
anytime
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool looking armor :)
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it ^^
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