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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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