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Journal Entry: Fri May 11, 2012, 8:04 AM

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… 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..!


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Tr01ka Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Remind me to comment, OK?
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...
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
Katase6626 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
HA! never heard of that expression, but really is GUNPORN!!!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.
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.
Uikri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like I'm definitely going to get back into Starship Troopers.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha :D love that icon of yours btw
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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