Near-future design for US special forces. Mostly focused on the goggles, making them more interesting and compact yet believable. Just maintained the design language throughout the rest of the body after that.
He's got the concept art for the rifle itself up here as well. In fact, that piece is what brought me by this gallery. The short answer would be "kinda". More aptly the described mechanism and form are reminiscent of what most of us would recognize as the super V, and it does label it as "Kriss recoil reduction system", but the weapon itself was branded as an H&K weapon in the concept art and named the G56. It also appears to borrow from quite a few other weapons platforms as well. Specifically it is shown with stocks similar to the bushmaster ACR and the magpul PRS stock, while the hand guard/chassis around the barrel as well as the gas block seem to have been borrowed from the FN scar weapons. The fire selector is distinctly H&K's style being that used in their MP5A4 and MP5A5 weapons.
...so again... kinda a kriss, but at the same time, kinda not. A realy badass weapon either way though.
Quite good research.) I could only distinct here ACR's barrel and stock. Its shell looks like kriss', probably therefore everyone refer the weapon to it. I could just say that this is AR version of Kriss.
Glad you guys like it! It's a mashup of a few guns, mostly wanted to show the Kriss mechanism in an AR, but I didn't want to just make the Kriss longer. So I made a fictitious partnership between H&K and Kriss.
Great work on all these pieces dude, im not really a "military expert" but even to someone like me it seems like this is the kinda stuff well be using in the near future, actually id bet allot of this stuff exists right now in some kinda prototype form, anyway great work man, hopefully you continue to upload stuff..... -PEACE
Honestly, flip-up NVGs are pretty solid, they don't wobble really. The thing that wobbles is the helmet, which they are attached to. A well fitted helmet that's tightly strapped on should be pretty solid even while running around.
These look sick! It looks practical yet stylized; it has that intimidation factor as well. Would you mind if I used my own version of these in my drawings? It's not for profit, just my own enjoyment, and I would credit you for the design.
I really like how you brought the concept down to earth in terms of equipment and it's subsequent arrangement. I like how it's not just a smooth and clean design rather it looks like economical, like they just took a normal Kevlar helmet and readjusted I'd be interested on what your design of a near future exo-suit
Alex, posted this to my FB page. On the top of the helmet is a IR beacon for air craft. The battery is on the back of the helmet to counter the weight of the NVGs. I posted your name to credit your work.
I have Favorited a good few of your pieces and i am going to favorite some more because your designs and concepts are the BOMB! I usually like to imagine the specs and tech behind military and civilian hard and soft sci-fi (or in cases like this, sci-why-not?) but you have so beautifully illustrated the concepts behind your designs that it actually fires my imagination even more. This is TOP NOTCH
By the way, Those louvers above the "goggles", what are they? I suspect that they may be periscopes, am I on or off the mark? And is that a ballistic face-guard over the lower half of his face?
Instant light-adjusters and multi-spectrum cameras, as well as small computers for the entire headset. TBH, we already have current day tech that does this in a much better and smaller package, but I thought it was visually interesting having a moving part there.
the way I see it, tech moves in three stages before it becomes ubiquitous; a) Bleeding edge- where the tech itself is so new that production and uses for it are not quite understood, b) where understanding of the tech is good enough that production seeks to maximize efficiency for currently understood uses, c) where ubiquity of usage and common understanding of the tech means that it is built less streamlined and more modular to facilitate ease of use, standardization of production and maintenance and finally alternate purposes and uses. look at mobile phones, first they were thick because of lack of technique, then they got small and thin because of understanding of the tech and possible efficiency, then it got chunky again to facilitate the industry's need for modular parts and design, alternate uses and customization. The end user may not always be the one to customize and mod but the standards are now there.
I imagine that when seeing your designs... oh and don't forget that in the future the soldiers will know more about the basic tech they use so the stuff has to be built to last, be tough and resistant and field modifiable/repairable.