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I figured the original painting of this needed updating, so here you go guys. It's way better than the original. IMO :) I changed the title too because you have to agree that "Invasion" didn't fit well since it doesn't show much action.

Original Info: "I've been wanting to paint something like this in a while. I know it might seem as if these warriors would die by a heat stroke! Think about it for a sec, have some thoughts about the future. What if these uniforms have some sort of cooling system running underneath? I mean technology is getting smaller by the years, I've read about a new lcd tv thats about 2-3 centimeters thick. I am pretty sure our soldiers in the future will be able to do things like no other :)

Might do a in-helmet hud painting sometime, should be fun with all of this idea that's flowing in my head.

ps cs3. cintiq."
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:iconsimonseville1500:
SimonSeville1500 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
10/10
-Absolutely beautiful! :)
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:iconwftc141:
WFTC141 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Nice
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:iconmora19:
Mora19 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
there are already cooling systems like what you describe. The only problem is that the current ones just don't tend to stand up to the wear and tear of a warzone
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:iconeasycompany506:
Easycompany506 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Futuristic Fallujah. Anyway, this is bomber. I like.
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:iconzealraegus:
ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Nice steal on Halo ODST shoulder armor. 
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:iconissn011235813213455:
ISSN011235813213455 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think I even see the Mombasa Tether in the background too.
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:iconsgtsolarflare:
SgtSolarFlare Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excuse me waiter may i have anather helping of this awsome sauce
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:iconcheifmaster:
Cheifmaster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
i really like although i noticed your shoulder pads are very similar to the ones that the ODST have from the popular Halo series
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:iconrazort300:
razort300 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
cool
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Outstanding work!
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:iconbeta368:
BETA368 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
What are they? Paratroopers?
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:iconboomerang098:
Boomerang098 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
What makes you think that? Just asking.
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:iconbeta368:
BETA368 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
The helmets, they look like the kind paratroopers would use for high altitude, where the air's too thin to think.
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:iconboomerang098:
Boomerang098 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Oh okay, hey what do you think the time period is that these guys are fighting in? Cuz It looks like something that would be around in 30 years.
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:iconbeta368:
BETA368 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
More like half that.
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:iconboomerang098:
Boomerang098 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
15 years? I'll give it 20 then.
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:iconinrepose:
inrepose Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Great work. Like the action.
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:iconninjababy2099:
NinjaBaby2099 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
those are some epic trees!
love the detail on the weapon, and the skyscrapers in the background
nice work! deserves a daily deviation...
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:iconbolo42:
Bolo42 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the combat suits and how the helmet screams "Space Marine"
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:icongoeliath:
goeliath Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ODST shoulders. nice.
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:iconspudman555:
Spudman555 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
lol still look like they using M16's
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:iconcombalt2:
Combalt2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh he'll yeah!
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:iconjeffcloud:
JeffcLoud Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
ODST shoulder pads. HaLO?
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:iconabout23zombies:
about23zombies Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks sweet!!
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:iconmilitant-jester:
Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010   General Artist
Looks great.. do I see some Halo influences? The shoulder pads look very ODST :D
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:icongigachomp:
gigachomp Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
definetly remindes me of battle feild bad company
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:iconmarkbulahao:
MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love the lighting!
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:iconhaseoyashimora:
HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
still my favorite image on this site!!!
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:iconnovamarine500:
novamarine500 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ya know when i think about it, it might be cooler if you put a hud around the picture so it seems like your watching it from inside one of those helms....
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yachy101 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
i keep going to my favorites and loking at this one... i like it lol
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:iconoidipus:
Oidipus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
BANG BANG said the xm-42 pulse rifle in the hand of the sniper, who is lurking from that tower in the background. And all the little soldiers are dead. :D Awsome picture, i like the trees especially.
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:iconpointblankstudios:
pointblankstudios Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010   Photographer
Awesome work man, btw this guy is stealing it: [link]
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist
woah this looks great!
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:iconkalash69:
KALASH69 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Very nice, they look very much like the late 80's GI JOE Mail away figures, the "Steel Brigade"...

Look it up, you'll see what I mean. Awesome anyhow.
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:iconmmkh:
MMKH Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work.
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice artwork ^^
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Carsten2435 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
BlackSector: Subject HORIZON, I've got my eye on that mod! What a coincidence, finding its concept artist here...

Also, yes, this suit [link] has air conditioning in it. Already invented! Just not used. I don't believe..

Oh, and, great picture.
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Crispyreaper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! The soldiers look like something you might see on the battlefield in a year or so, what with the equipment they are packing(Is that a custom m4 variant I see? Or a SAW with a clip? Cant really tell...)


(An its funny, you mentioned in your description something about a cooling system, well a friend of mine an me decided to draw up some schematics for a cooling system in some armor sorta like that about a month ago! Just caught me as funny that you would mention something like it...)
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:iconcelphirio:
Celphirio Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh cool! this is so much better than its little brother!
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:icon1aiden1:
1aiden1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Student General Artist
That is so god dam awsome
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:iconvincentgordon:
VincentGordon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
cool armour. nice wotk mate
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:iconespartano:
Espartano Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
nice work! that gear looks awesome!
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:icondylanpierpont:
DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great work yet again...those helmets look HUGE!! Haha
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Looks awesome! Glad to see you're back!
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:iconwiredgear:
wiredgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009   Digital Artist
thx :P not 100% back, but atleast I have some free time on my hands atm :)
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Oh. That's still cool that you have some time to yourself :D
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Goetikmagus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Absolutely! Until then, stay hydrated!

Styke Standt: Situation report, team one?
Otrath leader: Not good.
S.S.: What's the problem?
O.L.: Well, I've spoken with the Logistics Officer, sir, and we are ALL OUTTA BUBBLEGUM!!!
** sounds of ass-kicking over the radio **
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diabeticdog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great painting! I love the contrast of light and shadow and the color looks perfect.[link]

And about the heat stroke thing, we manage well with more gear than that as it is. We don't have any fans in our equipment now. You would be surprised how well you can handle 130 F heat in 80+ Lbs of gear when you have to. Fans would be nice though.[link]
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:iconwiredgear:
wiredgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009   Digital Artist
I can't imagine being under the heat when it's 130 f with 80 lbs. I'd die out there! Reminds me when I had a heat stroke in Basic Training this one time.
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