[Fanfic/Fanart] Unit 6 HQ

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  • DandareDandare
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    edited November 9, 2016
    Another day another doodle piece done :D

    But before that I must say big thanks to @UrODelA - it's always big joy to see someone enjoy my work =D

    Of course also thanks to @Morky2016 and definitely thanks to @Hakurei, but seeing that Ur enjoyed even my boorish insight posts on references I used fills my heart with joy. Well without further ado:

    Koryou - Motoko Kusanagi
    "1995" cosplay
    In Color

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    Hope You guys like it! As I'v mentioned: 1995 version was 1st I saw and probably will remain my favorite. Though we all know it's not most well known, right ;)

    More to come, in insight posts, colored posts, newly discussed Lumos's fanart *wink wink + evil snickering* and possibly more!
    Stay tuned !
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  • UrODelAUrODelA
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    edited November 10, 2016
    ...even though i am absent from the game & community stream for now; it's a delight to follow your thread. It truly is the full package ( art & story + artist commentary) - thank you @Dandare ! ^^

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  • DandareDandare
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    edited November 11, 2016
    ^^^^^
    THIS
    Is most encouraging reason I could wish for to continue on this topic and project as whole!
    THANKS XD


    So on the good news: the coloring caught up with insight posts. Sadly it would mean more text despite colored picture post. Well it was something I actually predicted as coloring linearts mostly takes half of time compared to making them.

    Lumos - Motoko Kusanagi
    ' S. A. C.' Cosplay
    In Color

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    Character insight:
    If You'r on this forum, and You don't know who she is: You must b doing something wrong.

    I've decided for our dear community managaer that the most iconic attire would be perfect match. Actually there was a chance for Mateba appearing as it is both iconic and her favorite gun! Well ... but it was here already, in previous fanart starring Lumos. The most enjoyable thing is that most of community immediately knows this character is Lumos! I guess I did well on design then :D

    I would say there is not much more to say, anyone should just seriously join one of Friday community streams. JUST DO IT!

    References insight:

    Well... S.A.C. version is undeniably a most well known version of Motoko's costume. I might only wonder if it had anything to do with being most racy one XD.

    The only other remaining but equally obvious reference would be the little Tachikoma.

    Timeframe:
    Reference gathering: 10min tops - S.A.C. is most perverted and thus most popular version of Motoko's attire! Internet is bursting with images of it: original and fanart alike.
    Pose and proportion sketches: Darn... considering additional 30min yesterday... 3 and half hour? I had to use help of sister for it paying with pringless.
    Detail design pencil sketch: 2 and half hour. Like most for anime designs it was not extremely detailed.
    Inking: 2 hours
    Total: 7 and half hour
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    Digital coloring: 3 and half hour
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  • LumosNXALumosNXA
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    edited November 15, 2016
    T___T I'm so honored!!! I love it! <3
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  • DandareDandare
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    edited November 22, 2016
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    LumosNXA said:

    T___T I'm so honored!!! I love it! <3</p>

    4th comment of our 'Mistress of Community" !

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    I'm super glad You actually liked it Lumos ^_^ !
    It's not as detailed as 1st fanart including Your character but - hey, it's 'iconic' cosplay =D

    That being said: with weekend long delay I present You with:

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    I truly hop You guys like the design! It took about twice the time I thought it would to color this thing up. To speak about lore regarding this little piece of mine:

    MSDF Type 303 Custom - "Gashadokuro" - aside from vehicles is the heaviest thing available in Unit 6 arsenal. Being custom variation of standard MSDF Type 303 armored suit it might be recognizable but same time it's quite unique. Aside from it's looks (on which I'll inquire in a moment) the main differences would be that:
    -It is exclusively modified for CQC (close quarter combat) - which is unheard of for regular troops using similar suits (like JSDF and Umibozu)
    -It's internal control structure allows it to be operated without need of pilot with cyber-brain.

    Both traces are connected to it's (soon to be introduced) pilot - Frank Foley. The unique close encounter armament was mainly focused of his previous time experience as the guy is 40+ y.o. veteran of both 3rd and 4th World war. Now to remember - while Type 303 was not developed around those times the armored suits in general weren't by any means exclusive to Japan in GitS lore continuity. Other countries especially in USA and Europe surely developed own not only as armament but to deal with things like nuclear fallout. Considering their resources were scarce it would make a sense to try encourage economic approach. Thus most probably a close combat modules were developed to not only fight potential post nuclear monstrosities (alas even though they're not GitS thing - I hope some were developed as military project) but to conserve precious resources needed to make an ammo. Furthermore in 4th WW around Siamese Peninsula we come into guerrilla jungle warfare where the guns are not always as useful as in the open. Thus usage of means like flamethrowers (although not nice) is tactically often holding more of a potential.
    The fact of Gashadokuro not requiring a pilot with cyber-brain is dictated by fact that Frank does not have one. Rare as it would be (especially for elite soldier) he is 100% organic human. In some terms we can argue that due to this his operating skills are inferior to pilots able to plug directly into the suit but it also haves advantages. Being intentionally made a 'closed system' (no outside communication protocols) this particular suit is virtually unhackable.

    Now onto the looks:
    Both it's name and fact of incorporating skeleton face instead of more regular face-guard are thanks to earlier introduced member of Unit 6 - Tabitha. Being a person with uncanny know-how in mechanics and someone with unhealthy hype about Japanese folklore she modified this suit prior to appearance of Frank himself. Even though - he liked changes and left them as they were. Surely they add some 'uniqueness' and fear factor :3

    Weaponry:

    Right 'big arm' is modified into European style exosuit arm referred to as 'Stomatopod arm". This particular one features 150cm long blade with aggregated diamond nanorod edge. It can cut through most of (even military) human-sized cyborgs and androids as through butter and possibly hold enough cutting power to cut limbs of other Type 303 suits. Downside however is that operating it well is extremely hard and requires long training and practice.

    Left 'big arm' features a custom advanced flamethrower capable of generating flame hot enough to be used against small armored vehicles. Still it depletes quite quickly.

    Trivia:

    "Stomatopod arm" was inspired by industrial robot arm from Isao Machii's duel in Katana cutting:
    Samurai VS Machine
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  • VenkmanVenkman
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    edited November 22, 2016
    DAAAAMN he looks B.A. !
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  • DandareDandare
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    edited November 28, 2016
    Thanks @Venkman ! That is pretty much reaction I wish to see/hear on Gashadokuro :3 !

    Well with the last post I've ended my encroaching attempt of making an otherwise shabby Hallown Contst pieces last 20% (claimed by experts!) more appealing. So what next? RETURN TO ORIGIN! Yup the older linearts receive now coloring therapy while the male members of Unit 6 designs are in dark depths of my home's work-desk (lol no worries - coming soon). I've began with the most complex, most sophisticated and most 'mine' (as pretty much whole gear was from scratch imagined) piece.

    Orithyia

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    Since her character backstory was pretty much covered on lineart post... what to write? Oh! I know! The gear! =D

    The main concept of the suit was to make it a 'stat of art' technology way ahead of time compared to regular things in GitS universe. Despite being rather tight it is in fact closer to Armor Suit than regular protective gear. Rason to this is mainly a multitude of servomotor mechanisms which enhance not only physical strength but also speed of Orithyia to levels where she could probably arm-wrestle a full cyborg and in most cases win. Of course this comes with a massive strain on ones body and her own physique must be in tops condition to make a fullest use of it. The suit itself takes a good care of that as it monitors her condition in real-time and is capable of applying various drugs either via local application or by administration to bloodstream. Variety is very advanced and in case of penetration not only painkillers will be applied but also a substance which is basically way more advanced Vetigel* which would stop bleeding almost instantly. Same time Orithyia caries around few vials of nanobots which are equipped with resources and programmed to reconstruct damaged parts of suit in seconds if needed. All that combined means that while in suit she possesses abilities akin to regeneration allowing her to operate even after sustaining serious beating. Mind however that in case of her boy it is NOT regeneration and it is more like concept of Berserk armor from (you guessed it) Berserk where even severely wounded user would be able to operate on (or beyond) full capacity but would suffer results later on. The last but not least is A.W.C.S. (Advanced Warfare Camouflage System) which is in fact an upgrade of regular camo of GitS. Why advanced? For instance it includes an active cooling mechanisms rendering users infrared spectrum blending with surroundings** (so no Therm-optic targeting Saito :P !)

    There is more info on the spear, grenades, throwing knives etc... buuut let's not make it a wall of text worthy competing with wall of China XD

    So on end note I would say that THIS particular art is meant to be a one side of my future Roll-up for convention purposes so... yup nearly real-life sized Orithyia will be promoting my table on conventions :3 (hype is real) I hope You guys enjoy :D !


    Trivia:
    *Vetigel is a real cool thing! -
    **Much like Batman's exo-suit in Batman Versus Predator III
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    FUNNY SCIENCE FACT EDIT!
    The concept of spear tip mechanism containing the Microtech Jagdkommando Tri- Dagger was meant to hold two quite regular mechanisms. Rotation mechanism with 6000RPM speed (bit more than nowadays industrial drills which top in 5000RPM mostly). And 'last resort' shooting mechanism able to launch a still rotating dagger.

    I've put the stats of dagger into Impact calculator. I meant it's mechanism to not be too OP and unrealistic and since the dagger itself wears 680gr in original and 1120gr in my design (due to use of heavier but way more durable alloys) so I decided upon standard .45 bullet velocity.

    After putting it through a ballistic calculator for measuring impact power in point blank range it appears it'll produce nearly:
    4000 Joules on point blanc impact!

    To put it into perspective: same zero distance impact power haves .300 Remington Ultra Magnum ammo. Which is used in long distance Sniper Rifles and some stronger type Assault Rifles. And this does not take into account rotation which would add penetration power.

    Since 'ammo' is that heavy however it'll loose velocity very quickly and I assume effective range being around 20-30 meters only (rough math) before trajectory gets messy. But nonetheless in CQC range it is a freaking 'bunker round' to say the least! Most human sized enemies would be send back flying and in case of hitting limbs it haves good chance to tear them off @_@
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  • KodaiganKodaigan
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    edited November 28, 2016
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    I like what I see.
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  • DandareDandare
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    edited November 29, 2016
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    FOR
    123 LIKES!

    And 1400+ topic views... out of which I swear least 300 are mine so it does not count really XD


    Special thanks to @Morky2016 , @Hakurei , @Venkman , @UrODelA , @Kodaigan , @KyleKatarn and of course @LumosNXA. Your continuous support by posts and likes keeps my motivation afloat as the time-schedule is ever-tight right now. Good thing is that more things are coming soon. Most probably the 1st one would be Tabitha colored art and then Frank Foley lineart design. I swear I never wished for assistant as much as these days =P

    Anyway: once again thanks and sorry for this off-topic, but it's cool to see that my fanarting is popular on game forum :). Meantime the last art of Orithyia officially overtaken the Gashadokuro having 77 likes along all my galleries +forum here (compared to Gashadokuro's 61 likes). I can only guess the reasons ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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  • VenkmanVenkman
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    edited November 29, 2016
    @Dandare you are very welcome! :) Your work, dedication, and diligence to your artistic craft is undeniable. Keep up the great work, I always love to see your updates and little backstories and such :) Hope all is going well and you are not too busy with things and such, don't forget to take some time for yourself too! ;)
    Dandare