This is the prototype of the Sciror Legionary. With my experience of designed a 3D version of the GW Space Marine, I know how tricky it can be to make the armour look right. In this design I’m trying to make the armour look anatomically pleasing, as if the armour was the character – but a human can still fit inside. To achieve this requires messing with perception, playing with the optics. The legs are given the illusion of being longer by inserting pivot points high on the waist, and the perceived ‘head’ is really a sensor array (the ‘visor’) being mounted towards the top of the head. Both the eye line and crotch are lower than the seem to be. A real pilot’s head would be a little lower, in the neck area, and if you look there is a dome like helm under the ‘visor’. The shoulder array has the pivot in the middle, but on a human the joint is high on the shoulder.
The arms have mounting plates gear. The left mount is for a power-scutum, a Roman Legionary (or riot police) style shield, and the right mount is for integrated small arm with backpack feed (either projectiles or energy hookups). Weapons systems include my ‘bolter’ design using the smart-munitions ‘Octobolt‘, auto-shotguns, and ‘nades. There is also a pop-out short sword style blade, under the mount, as a last resort. May have stun-knuckles for non-lethal civilian bitch slaps.
These power harnesses are small arms resistant, as they are frontal assault for ‘STC’ style buildings. With a shield they should be able to resist .50 BMG, which is one hell of an ask. I’m not sure if they could resist a .50 BMG without a power-field enhanced shield, as it may break a reader’s suspension of disbelief. Maybe I’ll post YouTube videos to make the case they can resist ’em, but are not immune. 20mm will definitely rip through and destroy them, or if a glancing hit: knock them scatty.
These harnesses have all the same heat suppression tech, active camouflage, recycling and feeding technologies I made up for Space Marines. Though shock troops they should have a reasonable operational window. Getting out of this harness is not going to be easy!
Hearing feedback is very important to me in developing my ideas. Much of my designs are inspired, and crafted, by chatting to fans on forums before snowballing into a full concept you'll find here. I would like to thank all those who have contributed critiques and participated in discussions over the years, and I would especially like to thank all those who commented on this specific topic. If you would like join in, you are most welcome!
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