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Pointman Armor by AlexJJessup Pointman Armor by AlexJJessup
I always liked the juggernaut from CoD, but I fealt it was a little to "easy" of a solution, as it was basically just an EOD suit bulked up with some plates. I wanted to do something like that here, but designed to match the look of my nvg sets and to feel lighter and more real in a sense. The idea is that one guy in a squad wears this, and is the guy to kick in a door and enter the room first.

Hope you like it!
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Shadowranger505 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
This design looks awesome. But it does seem a bit bulky for a point man to be completely honest. As I understand it, the point man's job is to lead the patrol, which would be very slow going if he's wearing this kit. I would probably recommend this to the door breacher, but I'm not a soldier, yet, so this is just my opinion. I like how this looks, by the way, it's almost practical. Just not for a point man in my opinion. I'd like to use this in a story, when/if it becomes relevant, but I think it's awesome. I've also seen a some other pieces of yours and a personal favorite of mine is the special forces Helmet/HUD design you did.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! About the weight, I'm just making it look cool. I know real life designs would be different.
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Domin8r13 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
as a marine i can say, that even with a really heavy suit of armor, that is the last job i would ever sign up for.. being a designated first man in would be a death sentence. normally a squad or fire team will alternate the duty between members. It is a cool concept however. keep up the good work.
and just remember the last thing any marine or soldier wants is more pounds. 
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for input! I know it's only half-realistic at best. I'm just doing entertainment design, not actual product design. :)
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TastyJuice Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't that magazine storage thingy an existing concept? I remember reading about it back in 2006 or so.
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dongwonzeperson Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
yo dawg, i heard you like magazines so we made a magazine filled with magazines so you could pull a magazine out of a magazine to  replace that empty magazine with a magazine you just pulled out of a magazine, dawg
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep it already exists, it's just not widely used or known about. I like the idea of it and thought it would fit well with the rest if this guy's gear!
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Caivman Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Unless this guy's shooting SouthPaw, he's going to have a hard time reloading quickly using this thing. :-P

Just poking! I understand it's concept, but as an owner of the magazine magazine, I can say pulling one with your trigger hand is a slow and cumbersome process.

Love your Style, and hope you keep this series going.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's positioned incorrectly for real-life use, but I needed to put it there to make it visible on the design. I would wear it on the left irl. :P
Glad you like my work! Means a lot!
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Caivman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Seriously keep putting this style out though... I could look at these all day. Seems every time I catch one across my screen I spot an amazing new detail.
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francosniper99 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Whoa ! Now those are some sick skillz ! Darn you are good, BTW wouldn´t it be easy for the hostile forces in the said room he is going inside of, to shoot the M67 frag grenades hes carrying on a really exposed parte of his LBE and MOLLE gear set ?
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Sure, they could, but the way grenades are designed, they don't explode from being shot. With today's existing grenades it's next to impossible to cause it to detonate in any way other than using the primer as designed.
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The-ragged-bastard Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Figure out how to make this both lightweight and practical and then submit it to DARPA. Seriously.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks haha, I do entertainment design mostly. When doing product design, I'm generally involved with early stage designs that get modified as function dictates.
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The-ragged-bastard Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know anyone who is an engineer? They might be able to help, it could probably net you a few thousand if you can nail the design down.
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Rudi52525 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the "magazine storage" preety creative, overall awesome work
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can't take credit for inventing it; it's an existing thing already. Just not very well known. Thanks though!
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"WELL HELLO THERE!!!"

I can see someone(s) said it before I did.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:P
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geoffvster Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Very cool, but for real world purposes I don't think I'd have grenades sitting center mass or on my thighs.
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HiddenHunters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
This design is actually pretty practical well except the part about the sliding magazine storage it will probably hold about two of them max and dont you think its a bad idea to mount the smoke grenades in the front?
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The magazine storage is a real thing, works pretty well too. Eh, I've seen a lot of photos of them being worn in several different places. Here, he just didn't many other options, since he has so much gear. :P
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HiddenHunters Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Eh true but ill still say its mostlikely not the best spot to place it as its one o the main areas you might get hit. So..... A wll placed bullet may cause a unwanted smoke screen? Shoot and run XD
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razort300 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
cool
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Dixdier Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Can i use this and make it "irl" for a  nonproffit shortfilm? 
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
As long as it is nonprofit and you clearly credit me, then sure. Please show me when done! :D
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TachyonicBow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool, but one thing drastically needs changing - the magazine storage should be on his left hand side.
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Nosaj141 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Some guys shoot rifle left while pistol is right handed. A lot of SF run it that way.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Usually true, but where you put your gear is unique to every person. I put it there just to show it better. :P
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TachyonicBow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose - in that case our Pointman here must be a lefty. :)
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pinkypie23 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
i like the way it was designed i  to am much of a juggernaut enthusiast just wished the pointman armor had arm armor 
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! Yeah some others have said that too, but you can't please everyone with one piece haha
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pinkypie23 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
yeah either way i would love to have the armor
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Carmine777 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I bet that "shark" helmet will scare the living shit on the soldier's enemies. I smell their piss...
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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mattchewmayne Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
its very impractical. you would have extremely limited mobility, you would be highly encumbered, you would have a heatstroke trying to walk down the street much less run to an objective or rush an enemy. there is no way you could afford this in the bulk needed to supply entire marine corps. also marine corps doesnt have m320 we have a m203 and a m32
side note: point man isnt always the one who kicks in the door. once you start clearing buildings, especially if your in a situation like fallujah, its who the hell ever is there first. and finally the guy who kicks in the door should not be the first one to enter a building/room unless he is under fire and entering that building is his only way of obtaining cover.
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mattchewmayne Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
the drawing as a whole however is very skilled and obviously you put a good amount of thought into it unfortunately like most concepts, however, it did come out impractical. my bit of advise if you are trying to create more practical and realistic concepts is to actually go through and study the marine corps publications on combat and how to conduct it such as the 3-11 which is the "infantryman bible", and watch videos of our recent combat operations from Afghanistan and Iraq both of which have a lot of footage taken by marines using cameras attached to their kevlars
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mattchewmayne Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
also if he is a marine why is he wearing neither marpat cammis or marine combat boots
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your feedback man. I do entertainment design, and since I try to make it as believable as possible, I try to take as much of what you said into account. But it's a balancing act of using energy and time to come up with something that is different and cool, and using energy and time researching and using what already exists. If I spend all my time researching and end up just following what already exists, I won't have something that new or interesting in the end. If I spend all my time just doing something from my head, I'll have a generic soldier that isn't remotely believable. That you critiqued it as if it were product design tells me I did a pretty good job overall! 
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ironjewgod Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Looks pretty cool, but is in no way practical.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your feedback!
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yankee30 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Call the suit  "The Heisenberg"

"I.... am The One Who Knocks !"
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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BlazeSpectrum Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I think the eye hole needs to be bigger. But it is a good concept, but it'll take a while before mass production of it is possible.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's just entertainment design, not product design. So I doubt it will ever be produced :P
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Scorch93 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
I see u are up too dayed by military technology. I saw that by the sniper scope too. :-)
I love the idear of the F.A.S.T. System (thx for the name to sinsetsurfer) and never see this befor. I like the inception style and its in my eyes very usefull. I searched by google but it seams the company is down. So I am very disappointed that I can never own this. So I see me forced to build one by my self. The same concept are existing for flat Pistol Mags like 1911 and can buyed. But only the hard case not the pouch. There was an article on the Mil-Spec Monkey page with a pouch but can't find a shop to buy one. :-(
milspecmonkey.com/index.php/we…

I would shape the masks eyes  in a V not in a sad Wall-E face because the enemy get more fear of V shaped eyes.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like all the stuff I put in!
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sixshotespresso Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your concepts man. 
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
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