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Draconian in MK2 shock armour by Snowfyre Draconian in MK2 shock armour by Snowfyre
This is a typical draconian in MK2 Shock armour.

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Shock armour.
Origin: Draconian, Free Legions
Armour type: Half powered (MK2)
Era: 3rd Draconic war.
Stats: (40K standard) 2+ armour/ 4+ invulnerable, jump infantry, feel no pain, may not shoot or assault after jump, may use slow and purposeful rule


Armaments (in picture):
- "Tornado" Rotary HMG (infantry version)
- Draconic 2-handed shielded weapon (standard issue)
- Gauntleted dual SMGs (side arm)

Description:

This is currently the heaviest infantry armour used by Draconic forces that isn't fully powered.

The MK 2 armour is an improvement in protection level over the original MK 1 and comes with a power supply. Although it has a power supply, it technically isn't considered power armour, as the power source is mostly used to power weapon systems and scanners rather than for moving the suit.

Though the suit itself does come with smart fibre technology found in the real powered suits, it is not strong enough to move the whole suit and most of the effort comes from the individual wearing the suit. Hence it isn't classified as "powered armour" in any true sense.

The real use of the fibres is actually for bracing the suit, hence allowing weapons of heavier recoil to be used with higher precision. This function is actually optional, though it does improve firing efficiency.




History

Draconic shock armour was an unusual development in Draconic infantry armour and was first developed in the second Draconic war. Most Draconic armour tends to keep mobility in mind and hence allow for unassisted flight by Draconians wearing the armour.

However, this armour is best used in enclosed spaces such as boarding actions, where firepower and protection are King..... and speed is of little importance.

That said, the armour is still incredibly heavy by Draconic standards and boosters were later provided to allow short jumps to keep up with regular infantry. Naturally, stronger individuals tend to be selected to wear this armour.

The armour itself was impervious to small arms fire and highly resistant to even heavy weapons. Successive upgrades improved the resilience even further to include plasma-deflecting shielding technology.

Eventually Shock armour gave rise to the more current "Powered armour" used in the present 3rd war. Though the armour still retains it's use in the fact that since power isn't a requirement for it to move, it can be used together with EMP weaponry...... as well as the fact that shock armour is smaller.

The MK2 was a more radical redesign over the original MK1 it is slightly thicker and incoperates modular sacrificial ceramic armour plates.

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pic comments

Well, felt like submitting something..... even though this is something that normally ends up in the scraps.

Also felt like doing something non-digital.... and pencil-shading (though me scanner kills lots of details and creates many artefacts. )

As well as redesigning a certain armour design.
[link] The old Draconic armour.

Ground shadow added later, digitally (to match pencil shading).
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:iconcasirethedragon11:
Casirethedragon11 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome ^^
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconcasirethedragon11:
Casirethedragon11 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^^
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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Novadualer:*Dodges bullet fire and jumps behind a wrecked tank,he sees a dracoion wearing mk2 shock armour.He looks at Nova.* Why are you looking at me? we have a weapon lab to take!
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:iconskyder117:
Skyder117 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks.
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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool,it's like novadualer armour except It dosen't have blue glowing marks,a jetpack or lazer cannons...
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm.
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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wat i ment was my oc,novadualer has armour like that,only it doasen't have the sholder peices and it dosen't have ax.
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:iconcameronjc:
cameronjc Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I really wish I was a Draconian now
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heh
I guess so :D
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:iconcameronjc:
cameronjc Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I may not be able to be one, but maybe I can create a fursona that is one
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:iconthewowpictaker:
TheWoWPicTaker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Wow :omfg:
That armor's sexy...It would be fun to run around in that :p
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
heh.
Really really really heavy armour.
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:iconthewowpictaker:
TheWoWPicTaker Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Hm, that might be an issue XD. Not necessarily big ^^; How long did it take to draw that?
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
several hours?
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:iconthewowpictaker:
TheWoWPicTaker Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
That's a lot of time, hate to hear how long the digital art would take :o
Stumbled upon some more of your art and I like the color schemes for your dracos =)
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
heh thanks anyway :D
blue.
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:iconthewowpictaker:
TheWoWPicTaker Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
^^
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:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
do you have more info on the draconian?
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's scattered all over the place in my gallery. There's a folder where all are in my gallery. info is scattered in the pics there. the descriptions.
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:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
ok
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:iconchapteraquila92:
ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can`t help but chuckle at the concept of the warhammer stats in regards to the armour! Not bad to begin with for sure!
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh thanks.
I use the stats as a rough gauge.
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:iconchapteraquila92:
ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Well, at least you have it off better than I am with a D20 version of 40k that I've been working on for the past year. I tell you, even with D&D reference books for aid, it's still quite the challenge.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol.
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:iconchapteraquila92:
ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lately I've been having fun working up statistic lines for Tyranid organisms using a reference PDF file. The basic races I've already covered with an addition of a few of the non-standard ones (Kroot, Ogryn, still got to work on Vespid), and likewise with most if not all imperial vehicles (Baneblades with over 2500hp as a comparison.)
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yes, the bug creator :XD: har har. It's fun working statlines.
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:iconchapteraquila92:
ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is. As I last recalled (if you're familiar with D&D in terms of character statlines), Space Marines had +6 Strength, +6 Dexterity, +4 Constitution, and +2 Wisdom, not to mention Black Carapace (required for wearing Power Armour) and a Geneseed rule I need to work on. Plus, they were Large size (in comparison to a normal human who's at Medium size). Again, I still have a lot to cover.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Dark heresy or something like that If I was not wrong. :XD:
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:iconinfern02:
Infern02 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
This puts my armor to shame,...even my Power armor
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh.
Shock armour. Extremely heavy though. even by their standards.
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Infern02 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
If it really is THAT heavy, couldnt you hook up some kind of system to it to reduce the weight on the soldiers, cuz that looks like it could crush his bones, even by his standards.

Agreed, NOTHING is overkill, besides, if its worth killing, its worth overkilling.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they DO have a system in place using power assist on the MK 2 versions, but the thing is used more for recoil bracing to increase accuracy. Draconians DO have powered armour that is even heavier than the shock armour, but those are larger due to the power systems and are deployed differently.

The advantage of them not using a power system as reliance for these armour systems is because this system is designed to work in EMP environments where the power system fails. That and it's simpler to maintain.

For that reason, stronger individuals are usually selected for these, though they don't look like much, draconians are way way stronger than humans and from these, they select the stronger ones... then train them further.....
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Infern02 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
...hm,... There are only TWO People I know that could POSSIBLY be trained enough to use armor like this...and they are both not human.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there's whole battle companies of draconians using this sort of armour. They are deployed in squads of varying sizes. see the description for details.
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Infern02 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I would If your discriptions werent SO DAMN LONG!
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cause there's tonz of info. Usually leave quite a detailed background to it for anyone who's interested in reading.
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Konusoyoa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
Love the picture!
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconthe-legend-of-freaks:
The-Legend-Of-Freaks Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
this is really awsome armour
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconthe-legend-of-freaks:
The-Legend-Of-Freaks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
no prob ^^
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:icongphoenix51:
gphoenix51 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student Writer
Wow, absolute badass there, excellent job.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
Also thanks for the fav.
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:iconmikegts:
MikeGTS Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
WOW! AWESOMENESS!!!
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
Personal Armour. At near it's finest for them.

And thanks for the fav.
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hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007   Digital Artist
Looks pretty good, if not a tad bulky. Impressive work with the design of the armor and the details.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks much.
:)

Well, the armour is supposed to be very bulky. Sacrifices speed and agility for protection.
Think I went bit overboard with the details. Should try it again soon.
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:icondragonsbladeoblivion:
question, but DONT HURT ME

what is MK 2?
and awsome pict.
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