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Phantine Skyborne specialists by jeenhoong Phantine Skyborne specialists by jeenhoong
Gaunt's ghosts stuff, in The Guns of Tanith.
Well, phantine skyborne is a special branch of service in the Imperial Guard, coz they operate differently.
While others go into the warzone with a bang, the Skyborne going into war is just like going into a picnic. They bring lots of stuff.
Coz when you jumps out of an airplane into friggin hell, there is definitely no chance in the warp that you can enjoy the privilege of Express Chimera / Dial E - emperor for ammo service. You bring all your kits, airborne style. ^^" heheh.
Instead of the good old chute, they uses the Grav chute that manipulate existing gravity so they can land from a great height. Instead of those space marine bulky type (Guardsman will be crushed like sardine under the weight) they uses the Lucius forge world grav chute that is compact and easier to move.
the las gun is a spacial one, uses foldable wire stock and infra red scope (I hope so, Emperor bless the Adeptus Machanicus).
Finally, that slogan/motto is my lame ass imagination but it sure beats the "Out of the clouds and kick some ass". ^^"
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CommissarCain84 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Fantastic job mate and the pilot helmet idea rocks :)
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ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, Halo rocks....nice look of this excellent troops...I use an Assault pack, worn in front during the drop( I think the the big pack is an combat backpack in your idea?), a belt with 22pieces of 40mm grenades is fixed on the pack outside, looks cool too...
Greets from the elysian..
;-)
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheers~
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WARORK Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
I always imagined how these guys would look.........

and I gotta say this is much Better!
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ElerosseAlcarin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaunt's Ghosts = <3
GHOSTS FTW! Phantine are cool too :D
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Shame that The Guns of Tanith didn`t have anything more on the Skyborne than their training. It would have been cool to see them in action!
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i second that ^^. yea, the phantine flight corps got their spin off in double eagle, why shouldn't the skyborne too?
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess someone's going to have to write a story on the Phantine Skyborne in battle, because Danny is mainly focussed on the Ghosts, Ravenor and Eisenhorn.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeap, provided Abnett sold the creative rights, it is his original idea i think.
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
True enough. However, I'm pretty sure that as long as it doesn't involve the characters listed in the Gaunt's Ghosts series, there would not be any problem with it. He actually based the Phantine more on the brits during the Battle of Britain, with their access to fighters and bombers readily. If that's the case, then is it really an original idea?
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't think anybody will seriously give a damn. as long as the idea sells. if somebody is gonna copyright the RAF then all hell might break lose, not to mention all the movie company, individuals or anything have to ask the RAF for permission when it goes to writing or producing air related combat. XD
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So true!

You can even make the claim towards any of the Imperial Guard regiments - Krieg are WW1 German, Tallarn are middle eastern geurrillas, Catachans are Vietnam-era Americans, Cadians are modern military forces, Valhallans are soviet soldiers on urban patrol (jokes ;D). So, quite basically, all of the Imperial Guard regiments are based off of a current or past military group. You basically nailed it on the head!

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2000 years ago,
You tried to be nice to them.
They nailed you to a wooden cross.
Now you're back, and it's payback time.

"Give them nothing! Take from them everything!" -Leonidas, Battle of Thermopylae
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exactly
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Gear-2557 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
I thought the Grav chute had a bulkier and more boxlike appearance.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my bad. I haven't seen a grav chute before i noticed the ones on the Elysians.
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Gear-2557 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
I always thought they looked like the thrusters that astronauts used but a little bit smaller.
Also go to [link] to see his version of the Ghosts.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
k
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Relayer2112 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the helmet...very similar to current Gentex helmets.
Looks like an HGU-55 with an MBU-12 mask.
To me the guns don't look much like the SA80 series, they actually look a bit like HK G36K's to me, with a folding stock.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that is really technical stuff. Anyway, thanks for your input ^^
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
wicked cool man! very nice and detailed as always but this time even more i think :)
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh, thanks man, i never noticed myself ^^"
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I REALLY like this one, I love the details of their suits (reminds me of HALO suits - the jump kit, not Master Chief!)
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also at first glance something about the collapsable lasgun really reminded me of the SA80, but I can't put my finger on it, is the resemblance intentional?
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All the lasgun that i draw tried hard to become real world models, except that this one was accidentally resembling the SA-80
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ChronoMCC Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I've mentioned how much I love you, right? :D
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much appreciated^^ hahahah
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4WD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
aW-Some!!!

now i really want that 1:35 hind so i can turn it into the valkyrie troop transpointer.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heheh^^
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Kufspawn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awsome. The one with the helm is (I m assuming) is a Drop Trooper in full gear. And yea I agree with ya on the Infared sights cause they did a night drop at the time so it would work.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the helm is a damn silly thing to wear when you are on the battlefield. It is as a protection against extreme air pressure and atmosphere anomalies when you leap out of a Marauder. ^^
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Kufspawn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
So its for a pilot. Meh ok.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heheh^^ Think of it as Gordon's Hev suit.
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Kufspawn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do lol.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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Wisker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
No Leman Russ though. They're kinda screwed for tanks then. They just land and dig in?
Sweet drawing dude.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, the Emperor provides, then. Heheh^^
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FAT-MAN-5000 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
HALO jumpers for the win!!
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea ^^!
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