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I read somewhere that the aliens in district 9 were the workers of whatever race that was so I got to thinking termites have workers but they also have a soldier caste. Here's my interpretation of what I would think a soldier would look like.
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:icondistrictprawn88:
Districtprawn88 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is great! I love it's strong brute look man its cool
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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Districtprawn88 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's okay love your work please do more of this I like it
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Johnsonchulin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Great!
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:iconmavros-thanatos:
Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If they ever make a sequel to District 9 they should definitely  use this design. Some good ol' pissed off E.T. vs pissed off homo sapient action.
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'd love to see a sequel! And I'd love to work on it.
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WARGHOST21 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
awesome design good sir,but tell me will you be doing a leader/overseer caste as well???
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:iconmavros-thanatos:
Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! No plans on those yet.
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GoGlhEaD Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this Idea
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:iconmavros-thanatos:
Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I loved the movie :)
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GoGlhEaD Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too right, excellent
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theGorer Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow, amazing!
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diasmon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
i love this concept, but as far as warriors, as we saw from the movie, the mech was tight only to fit a worker inside, maybe they didn't thought this through, or maybe they evolved to be multitasking like humans, instead of having clearly different casts, just like us, its the intelectual potential that divides them into casts, since we weren't able to tell a difference between Chris, as an intelligent prawn, from others worker prawns, but still, great work!
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I figure the soldiers won't need the mech suit. The workers having one to compensate for their lack of brawn in relation to the soldiers. Not to say the workers aren't strong, they displayed quite some physical strength.
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Solomen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't this guy in MIB :D
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ChampagneCorpse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool!!!
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:iconaccau:
accau Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Amazing :typerhappy:
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:iconmavros-thanatos:
Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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TheFlamingPickle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Great fob, they look like they could do a lot of damage; although, the workers can fend for themselves pretty well already
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Lovejoy117 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!!
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RustNSplinters Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool concept.
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pixelquarry Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
The proportions are great. Good job!
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:iconmavros-thanatos:
Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Much appreciated :)
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dem0n-be Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
woah great job! I'm really hoping they'll make a sequel featuring the return. With backup :)
You're left with so many questions after watching that movie.

If they're the workers on a typical mining vessil, why are they so well armed? And what would a military vessil look like? Surely with such armaments they've had some serious military history :)
And also; given the properties of that fluid to turn other species into prawns, does that imply that they visit other plants and change local species into their own and bring them back as labourers? Fascinating concept.
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You bring up some interesting points! I figure it might be standard practice to have weapons aboard just for safety measures. (in case they encounter Predators ;) ) Makes me think there might be a fluid that can turn a regular worker into a soldier much like royal jelly has hormones that can make a regular larvae bee into a queen. I read they're doing another movie, let's hope its true!
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rad66203 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! That is... amazing. The detail is crazy. I've seen work done by others where the detail falls apart. You've kept the underlining structure sharp. Well done
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!I usually don't like it in the zbrush forums where I see a piece that is just a mess of detail, so I tried to keep it minimal and where it would be practical. Again, thanks! :)
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CarlesTenorio Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Cool & awesome monster sculpt
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Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REally cool.
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sstrikerr Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
awesome design man!
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Tassos13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I think they would have antennae (it's a species trait) but aside from that, I love this design! :D Totally bad ass!
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
on second thought, I added antennae but from a design standpoint it didn't work cuz they are competing with the mouth tentacles. I'll see what I can do
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Tassos13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Well where did you add them? I was thinking the bigger ones would look good coming out from under that head armor plate, on the sides and flow backwards, instead of straight up. Can't have the enemy grab hold of them after all.
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I haven't posted it but I tried it out and in fact had them slicked back but I found out if I make em' thinner they don't compete as much. I might post it soon
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
RIGHT! Dude! I totally forgot to do that! I was in such a rush to get it out that I forgot. Will update soon.
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MJ709 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great Design & Great movie :D
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just brilliant.
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ivilai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
looks great )
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Experiment-Project Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
damn, That works out pretty well. How many polys? massive amounts it looks.
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DSil Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Fascinating redesign! I like how you maintained the general anatomy and aesthetic of the original, while adding your own distinctive touches.
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I hope Weta studios is watching! LOL
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DSil Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Dude, you should totally post a link to this on Greg Broadmore's blog. I'm sure he'd appreciate someone showing such interest in his designs.
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Mavros-Thanatos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
ooooh! Thanks for the tip!
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