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Kamikaze Trooper by Rahll Kamikaze Trooper by Rahll
This is one of a bunch of characters I was hired to illustrate for Molten Monkey Toys, who are developing a new action figure toy line that just debuted at the G.I. Joe convention in Providence, Rhode Island this weekend. The toys are being designed by some of the original G.I. Joe guys, which is pretty sweet.

Anyway, if you couldn't tell by the name, this is one of the bad guys, part of the Virus team. I had a lot of fun painting this dude, fleshing out details is always interesting. Hope you like it, more to come soon!

Also, you can check out a video of it here, some of the packaging/prototype stuff, as well as a cool animated video of some of these guys kicking ass. I did some of logos you see during the video too.

Also, thanks to `adonihs for the input.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty awesome! I like how he has three knives strapped to his chest as well as what is either a larger knife or a sword strapped to his back! It makes me wonder if they call him a kamikaze trooper because he specializes in close combat, hence the large number of knives and almost nonexistent number of ammo clips for that gun! After all, it doesn't exactly look like he's going to blow himself up any time soon. XD *thinks of kamikaze pilots*
Jaeox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Writer
Love the design.
Tanuu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
My favorite part about the design HAS to be the eye. Doubling a kamikaze rising sun headband as an eyepiece was a sweet idea. Not sure if that's what you were going for, but come on!
Krevan-Falco Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I watched you paint a small part of this live!

(omg Rahll, Rahll, Rahll, Rahll!) =)
magicswordz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
is the series going to be aimed more at kids like GI Joe?
Because, I think it could be quite awesome if it was as hardcore as this picture

*pew pew pew*
Imthenats Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So crisp. The ambient colors really make it live. I like the design. And even the sparks are quite live and wonderful.
studioawacs Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Great work on the water and reflective light.
Chazimcgee Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Watched you painting the eye lense live. Amazing piece.
Utharas Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
I like how the single circle visor is reminiscent of the Japanese. Looks great man. Digging the new avatar by the way.
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