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next time try thinking about the layout of you figure in the landscape before you start drawing. Do thumbnails if you can't picture it. even with stick figures. It helps then you'll be even happier. I also suggest using a softer graphite. At least for like sketching. Even charcoal, it helps get a smooth relaxed look to your drawing. Dont be afraid to loosen up, besides you can always draw stuff over. Thats what newsprint is for.:) Don't stop!

Meat is murder...... tasty tasty murder.
"Suggestion: Electrocution works well. Evisceration and Decapitation are also effective, or um, so I've heard."

77 (edited by Ralin Drakus Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:56 pm)

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*EDIT*

Opps, I just realized that the new story I wrote that was supposed to be in my MySpace blog wasn't actually up yet.  It's now posted for anyone who cares to read.  Sorry to anybody who tried to check it out before.  I'll try to get a thread for it up here before too long if time permits for those MySpace haters   tongue

---Ralin

"You set a code to live by.  I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on.  I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."

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that's ok Ralin

I want to make my own boba costume

like yours

But I haven't got the material.

Mine would be like, a sheet of cardboard, pens, scissors  sellotape etc.........

Yours looks like metal! big_smile

You're foolish words can never hurt me

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Probably because armor is supposed to be metal. Think outside the box, greenie.

Ralin, great job. Hit me up on messenger when u can.

"None of this is really happening. There is a man. With a typewriter. This is all part of his crazy imagination."

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okay. But it could be toughned plastic or whatever.

You're more hi-tech at this than me........

You're foolish words can never hurt me

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Commander Appo wrote:

Ralin, great job. Hit me up on messenger when u can.

Thanks vod

Wish I could get caught up on Messenger, but it's totally down for me right now.  I've got no internet at home for the foreseeable future, and I'm not able to use it at school... 

And in other bad news, my helmet has had a setback - my earcap that secures the antenna on popped off the other day in my vod's delicate hands...  I guess it shows it wasn't on tight enough, but I still wanted to kick his shebs...  Sucks to be me right now  sad

On the bright side, I'm in the process of making an Army of Two costume!  Just ordered a blank white mask off of ebay.  Next I need to find some appropriate weapons and Airsoft tactical gear and I'll be all set.  Mask will be in my Mando colors    big_smile

Later vode

"You set a code to live by.  I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on.  I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."

82 (edited by Ralin Drakus Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:43 pm)

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Latest shots of my armor, as taken by my Mythology class instructer at the end of this last semester:

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/100_2303.jpg

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/100_2304.jpg

Still need to replace the vest and get myself a gray flight suit, but not bad in mho   big_smile

"You set a code to live by.  I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on.  I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."

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Heres an update on my Army of Two character and costume project.

Worked out this character sheet as a reference for my writing.  This is the "Official Company" version; will make a deeper and more detialed writer's reference later.  For now, this is Captain J.C. Bateman, Cheyenne Security Operator:



CSA
PERSONNEL FILES

UPDATED: 14/07/2019

CLASSIFIED


NAME: Jack Robert Christian

AGENCY ALIAS: John Christopher Bateman

IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 957255

CALLSIGN: COWBOY

RANK: Captain

ASSIGNMENT: Field Agent

RECRUITED: 17/10/2015

GENDER: Male

AGE: Twenty-Nine

DATE Of BIRTH: 10/06/1990

HOME TOWN: Flagstaff, Arizona

ETHNICITY: White

HEIGHT: 5 - Feet 11 - Inches

WEIGHT: 184 - Pounds

EYE COLOR: Hazel 

HAIR COLOR: Brown

IDENTIFYING MARKS:
   
    SCARS:
    Abdominal scaring in both upper quadrants from a shotgun wound - Burn     and bullet wound scars on left forearm - Two gunshot wounds on upper left     thigh

    TATTOOS:
    CSA Emblem on right shoulder - Force Recon, Scout Sniper, MSOT are     tattooed on left upper chest one over the other chronologically


COMPANY HISTORY:

Recruited personally by Mr. Cartwright in October of 2015, Capt. Bateman was tasked with the creation of a second team for the Cheyenne Security Agency.  In the span of six months, he had organized a team of eight field agents and a full support staff.  Team Two became operational in May 2016.  To date, Team Two has taken well over one hundred contracts, including fifty seven missions involving hostile engagement. 


PRIOR HISTORY:

Mr. Jack Christian joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen, having graduated high school early and achieving an ASVAB score of 93.  Enlisting under the Security Forces MOS (Military Occupational Specialty), Jack completed boot camp from MCRD San Diego in January 2008, and proceeded to Chesapeake Virginia for his training into the Security Forces program.  After his training was complete, Jack was assigned to Kitsap Naval Base in Bangor, Washington.  In four years as a member of the Marine Security Forces, Jack advanced to the rank of sergeant, completed the designated marksman course, and was transferred to the 2nd FAST Company based at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in Virginia. 

Before the beginning of his fifth year of enlistment, Jack’s application into the Marine Force Reconnaissance program was accepted.  Within two years he was assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Specializing in Direct Action, or ‘Black Operations‘ activities, Jack was promoted to Staff Sergeant and, among other honors won in both deployments, was awarded the Silver Star for action in Afghanistan. 

At the end of his billeted tour with FORECON in 2013, Staff Sergeant Christian was recruited into the relatively new Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, the USMC branch of Special Operations Command.  With a promised promotion to Gunnery Sergeant, Jack embarked into the rigorous and long training regimen.  By 2014 he was a fully trained operator for SOCOM, and was deployed with the Marine Special Operations Regiment based in Camp Lejune, North Carolina.  He was part of the company’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, assigned to the recently tumultuous northern border with Tajikistan.  On December 2, 2014, Jack was involved in a bloody firefight with Taliban forces in a village east of Kunduz.  Jack’s four man team held their position against a vastly superior force for eight hours with no support.  Two of his teammates were killed during the engagement, the third died before the medivac could get him to medical facilities, and Jack himself was wounded.  The battle was initially hailed as a major victory, but later investigation revealed that several dozen local villagers including women and children had been killed in the firefight, many supposedly by the American team.  Staff Sergeant Christian argued that the village was a terrorist camp, and that the low light conditions combined with the massive number of hostiles in the area made mistakes in identifying hostile targets from noncombatants was impossible to avoid.  Political pressure was brought onto the military, and a court marshal was ordered.  Although it could not be proven that Staff Sergeant Christian had killed any noncombatants himself, the court came to the conclusion that unnecessarily harsh interrogation tactics had been employed before the ambush took place, and that he as the team leader was responsible for an unnecessary number of civilian casualties.  As part of a plea deal in July of 2015, Jack agreed to an early release from service, and was stripped of all benefits of an honorable discharge.  He was the only member of the team not receive the Navy Cross.

"You set a code to live by.  I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on.  I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."

84 (edited by Ralin Drakus Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:25 pm)

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Some of the newer pics to go along with the character:


Pic I


Pic II


Pic III

"You set a code to live by.  I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on.  I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."

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nice duds there, vod'e.

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Those are very cool

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I seek to knowledge to share it.

87 (edited by Ralin Drakus Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:52 pm)

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Thanks ner vod'e!

I'm damn near done with it; only things I'm working on now are trying to bulk up the vest to make it look more armored - trying to find another vest to wear underneath so it looks more bullet proof etc, and I want to add shoulder bells similar to those in the games.  Other then that, I'm set besides trying to diversify my camo configurations a little more; because of where I live I'd like to add a desert pattern - black was cheaper and easier to find, but a second set of gear in coyote and brown would be nice.

"You set a code to live by.  I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on.  I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."

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Interesting ideas. Looking forward to further developments.

Cast iron and treadmills? Oh yes. Still sculpting me to what I really want to be, and I love it. :)

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Thanks

Also working on a Nord/Barbarian rig for a character I'm trying to write for.  Will post pics as I get them, but I just broke my damn camera, so not sure how fast that'll be...

"You set a code to live by.  I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on.  I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."

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You write so much about military, soldiers, heroes. Why don't you try to join them again instead, and really be one of them? Or do you stay out and just imagine by choice, to have a better control on what will happen?

Cast iron and treadmills? Oh yes. Still sculpting me to what I really want to be, and I love it. :)

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but writing military fiction is fun! like tom clancy!

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Yeah I guess. I still think it would be worth it to try again.

Cast iron and treadmills? Oh yes. Still sculpting me to what I really want to be, and I love it. :)