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STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION

Journal Entry: Fri May 11, 2012, 8:04 AM
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I've been waiting for this for forever!!!
Its a full 3D CGI film that promises a more true-to-Heinlein source material story and set pieces. Basically, lots of epic Power Armour, and lots of Bugs.
Nuff said.

Director Shinji Aramaki mentions how the original 1988 Japanese Starship Troopers OVA captured his imagination and made him an instant fan as a child, and now that he has a chance to pay some homage to his inspiration I really like how he references bits of the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sta… 1988 armour design in the new powersuit. I'm also really excited to see what the Marauder exo armour would turn out to look like.... :excited:

Suffice to say, when I was in my teens and I saw this power armour design on the net, it blew my mind and left such a lasting impression that few post 80's mecha designs have come close to taking my breath away like the 1988 Powered Armour did.

Also just as a personal note: For the longest time I've found it interesting (and maybe its just me) how much HALO's master chief's bust/helmet design detail and colour plan remind me of the 1988 PA design and styling. :) Perhaps when looking for inspiration, Bungie stumbled upon Kazutaka Miyatake's work? If that was indeed the case, I wholeheartedly agree with their taste and direction :p And if not... then John 117 is still cool either way..!


I CANT WAIT I CANT WAIT

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Tr01ka Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Remind me to comment, OK?
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Katase6626 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great movie! kind of mix between the frst movie and the book.
beautifully rendered!!!!
In my opinion, better than all the movies...
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I finally saw it and it was pretty fun stuff, though I wish they spent more time on the violence fx and animation, not to mention the weapon effects. Seeing how most of the film is gunporn anyway.. I thought they could do a better job with it. Oh, and lets not mention the voice acting :p Otherwise, a nice film :D
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Katase6626 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
HA! never heard of that expression, but really is GUNPORN!!!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
So this is the new marauder armor eh? [link]

If anything I'm getting a Machinen Krieger vibe from the hood, not anything close to how I imagined the original armors.

Ironically, while I only read the book (never saw the films), I imagined the armors somewhere between [link] and [link]

I still want to give [link] a try though.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeahh... similar sentiment there... it ended up less of a cool, fully encased NBC hardsuit and went for the more cop-out exoframe look, easier to animate and adapt to a human 'actor' I guess.
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Uikri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like I'm definitely going to get back into Starship Troopers.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha :D love that icon of yours btw
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Uikri Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D It's just a simple little recolor, but it was fun and definitely a learning experience.
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Augos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
i too am very excited for this, been following it since the announcement
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
August 28thhh hurry the fuck upppp!!!! :rage: :D
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meh. I wish someone would finally do a true to the book movie with robotic hydrocephali gorillas.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think the Marauder gear in the CGI movie seems to look somewhat in that direction :p Otherwise, I totally get what you mean. A oversized landmate type setup would be neat. Interesting point though, that that Gorilla look has indeed been met (without going overboard IMO) in the 1988 OVA. For my tastes, I think it does the "enlarged cranium bit while marrying it with general tank/hardsuit proportions to humanise the design" thing well enough for my tastes!
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the OVA was the closest to the real thing. Still, it was pretty far with the machine guns and stuff like that.

Some time ago some guy wanted to make miniatures based on the original Heinlein's idea.
It turned into a 80+ page thread on miniature manufacturer's forum:
[link]
It still isn't going into production after two years, though.


The worst thing to me is that there will never be official true-to-the novel anything since the Hollywood has hijacked the name and turned it into its franchise.
Even most of ST fanart on DA is based on the movie.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, sad as it is, it doesn't mean we won't ever see truer-to-Heinlein interpretations of the gear. With advances in CGI, anythings possible with relatively reduced budgets of today. Do check out [link] I just watched it today. The passion to reimagine it is there... just that the corporate interest isn't.
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the problem is that ST is an "established franchise", addition of full Heinlein's suits would completely destroy the "ST feel".
Beam weapons and lots of nukes and explosives, would kill the whole "puny carbines vs. armoured bugs" thing.

My dream would be a true to the book graphic novel.
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korblborp Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
but is there a thirty-second bomb with a big mouth?
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photon-expression Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I'm a bit reserved but hopeful on this one. It feels to me like it needs more 'ape' in the suits but my concerns are more about the story.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
true on both ends... ever since that last trailer about a week ago i'm beginning to get slightly worried. especially on the animation front!
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Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I should really watch the first one, your excitement is infectious
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hate to be my own buzz-kill but the new and latest trailer is a biiiiit .... urgh. :p SORRY!
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Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh NOOO D=
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DarkSteelWolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmanlytearsplz: Gorgeous....Just gorgeous...
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kahlure Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
rshmsfoaidmt!
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IronFrenzy12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The details alone from Heinlein's novel could almost relate to any design in the sci fi world in general. An amazing impression if thats the case.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Cool reminds me of this: [link]

I could never get the game to work on my computer....
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
technically based off the same universe :)
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
yup
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victortky Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
AMAZING!

I can't wait for the starship troopers to kick bug butt!
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plugz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oooh sweet!
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woooo can't wait!!!:D
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armoredprimate Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome I love Starship Troopers
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HelioSeven Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this does look pretty damn awesome. Thanks for the tip, man!
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sirjoepanzer Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Greeeeeat! Thanks
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YAY
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madscott Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU for the links
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Saurabhinator Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the ca looks good
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no shit man it kicks major ass!! love it
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strange-benhur Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
not a fan of the the movie or the source material, I was more into The Forever War. however, I am willing to give it a third chance. trailer looks good.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
have yet to read that work! Its been on my mind for ages. Thanks for the reminder :D
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strange-benhur Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
oh you should! if I can remember the guy behind the movie Prometheus might make a movie of The Forever War. so super cool!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
RIDLEY SCOTT?!?!
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:iconstrange-benhur:
strange-benhur Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
yeppers that guy. who did Blade Runner!
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MyrkSuki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
And its NOT those apparently horrible movies we got.
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GStevensArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Awesome. I can't wait to see it!
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CrayonMechanic Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhhhh!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, your icon does the comment justice :p Love the work in your gallery too, friend!
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CrayonMechanic Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks a lot man!
It was excitement to the point where all I could do was scream at you.
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Keydan Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I relly hopeit's closer to the book :)
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