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Frontier Buccaneers by johnsonting Frontier Buccaneers by johnsonting
Been awhile! Sorry for the lack of updates guys D:

The previous piece I did gained quite an amount of attention and a fellow deviant even submitted it to the star citizen forum and the developers loved it, good to know! :D 
Since people are digging the holo-mask and someone even made an actual helmet based on my concept, figured I should do another painting of the team for fun! Also made in in wallpaper size just incase :OP
From left to right, the names and their description:

Crossbone - The heavy in the team, muscular, wields a gattling gun and a grenadier. The team's firepower. 
Olly- The craziest SOTB in the sector, but the smartest in the team, lost her arm and damaged half of her body on a mission. The ballsiest one in the team.
Reaper - Team leader, probably the only one in the sector that can commandeer a team of insane pirates. Team's tactician and strategist.
Jager - Sniper and scout, silent and deadly. Blind in one eye. The team's eye in the sky (space lulz).
Shaman - The religious doctor, claims to be able to foresee events and prays before he kills. Team's first aid and oracle.


Hope you guys dig it!

The previous piece:
Frontier Buccaneers by johnsonting

Edit: just uploaded a textless version as suggested :D
imgur.com/gallery/fk6WNZF


Update: Here's the page of the guy who made the helmet! (and also a ton of kickass halo props) 
www.facebook.com/docdaileyprop…;
We're actually in planning on some projects about Frontier Buccaneers together, man what a string of events. Turns out there was some misunderstanding and we talked about it, now I've made another friend! :D 
Follow his stuffs if you guys love props!
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:iconcalleahan:
Calleahan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
I can tell Kojima got inspiration from this for his new game
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lemmingscanfly117 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
I still don't believe that this wasn't inspired by Halo Reach's Haunted Helmet.
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Worgen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
You wouldn't happen to've been involved with the design of the Kojima Productions mascot, would you? Because his design is eerily similar to yours, right down to the helmets with the blue holographic skulls inside. 
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Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Emile from Halo Reach :)
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saxumsando Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
you created those characters?
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:iconsabreur:
Sabreur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Love the concept on this one.  Really feels like it belongs on the cover of a sci-fi bestseller or splashed across a movie theater wall.  The little biographies you added in the comments are a nice touch!
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Snowy-Aegis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang I wish I could draw stuff like this. Good work man.
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:iconxaigo:
xaigo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
I just can't decide which one is my favourite of your works - this sick badass thing or the awesome Navy-Seal-AI-controlled-dude-of-the-lake.:D Wonderful pieces!
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cwm3556 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Awesome....   these guys are the stuff of nightmares for the bad guys. Great work!!!
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:icongodkingerebus:
GodKingErebus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
These pics are so badass
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:iconpatatahot:
PatataHot Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Great work!
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Cashcamp-review Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
great one
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:iconmetaphor12:
Metaphor12 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This stuff is amazing hope to see your stuff in Star Citizen!!!!
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:iconlongscope:
Longscope Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'd love to see these guys pop up in Star Citizen as NPCs or something.
The helmet creation guys apparently LOVE the idea, and well they should. It's brilliant.
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Very cool look.
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:iconappelt65:
appelt65 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
OUTSTANDING!!!!! As all of your jobs! Congrats!!!!   =]
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:iconsketchartbymarc:
sketchartbymarc Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo!
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:icongalejro:
Galejro Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the poster for the next DLC for Payday; Mass (Effect) Payday
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:iconsync85:
sync85 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Aye! +fav
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R0ck-n-R0lla1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Now that is wicked great work :)
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DrakenYappaCatThingy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Dude this work is awesome omfg DUDE!
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VSIS Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2015
I can imagine Jager having a sub-orbital counter-sniping exchange while his teammates wait impatiently for him to provide support.  Crossbone and Olly would probably get pissed off enough to just bum-rush a position and piss Shaman off too XD
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KRYLAW Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Good god, is it actually legal to make something this cool??? Your work is spectacular!!
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
would it be okay if i use it as my facebook cover photo? :I
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:iconphobo-phobic:
Phobo-phobic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Squad goals.
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:iconjakeclub:
jakeclub Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So cool.
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:iconm0ustyk:
M0ustYk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Epic ! Deserve video game franchise for sure ! Mass Effect in the world of Elysium or something like that =D
I dont know if it's possible, but i'll be so proud to have one of them in avatar, or even the symbols on their chest.

Again gratz ! Hope to see many others.
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:iconxenoverre:
Xenoverre Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing! And I'm loving the story behind it. Hope to see more of these guys!
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Hyakuten1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
PNG?
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Doomed-Moon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. It looks like it could be the poster for a space pirate heist film or something.
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, hopefully and I really wish so too! :P Thank you so much!
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nfteixeira Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is just all kinds of badass awesome in one single image! Clap 
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much man! :D
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JackDrask Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Clap 
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Jack!
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:iconthegsp:
TheGSP Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
This looks like it's right out of a movie poster. Awesome stuff!
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much mate! Glad you dig it :D
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:iconmandomasta:
mandomasta Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
this...is badass. it looks like the teaser to some up and coming series or something. a crew of mercenaries or spec ops squad that's got a lot of character and adventure as well as dark truth to it perhaps that will surprise anyone that watches or reads the story.
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes, that's what im thinking when i painted them, i was trying to imagine the 'episodes' of the characters, had so much fun with it. Looking forward in bringing this further. Thanks so much man!
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mandomasta Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
not a problem. keep up the good work. i look forward to anything you create.
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AUTOM474 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2015
I don't think you realize how much I love this picture
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, and I dont think you realize how grateful am I to hear that! Thank you so much man, appreciate it!
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AUTOM474 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Yeah, your level of detail is amazing! Like the sticker of the girl on the one dude's breastplate, or the shark mouth design on one of the guns. They all give your picture so much character :)
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Duper Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like a recruitment poster! o_0
(also reminds me of Mass Effect with the planet horizon in the background)
I would love to see more in a short series of this. It makes my imagination go nuts with story ideas!
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much man! 
I'd love to do more as well, fingers crossed i'd be able to do so, i think i've gone overboard with IPs D: 
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Raizene1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
badass !
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much man! :D
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
do you have a timelaps of the work you did for this? 
i'd love to watch how you made this
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately I didnt save any progress for this! I didnt even save a couple of psds, i worked on this on and off for about a week between work so.. im regretting it so much now. 
Anyway, thanks so much man.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
it's all right
you're welcome dude! it's really cool
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