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Testing of the Anubis Engine went far better than expected. They were expected to last through the test run, but no one expected the surprise attack by hostile forces. Even more surprising was their continued functionality after the test team was KIA. In light of these results we propose deploying small Anubis teams at different fronts to see how they perform while development and refinement of Anubis and its related parts will be prioritized. We foresee great potential in this project and hope you approve of our proposed budget to make the Anubis the greatest asset in your army.

Anubis Project R&D team's report to the Pharaoh


ahhhh Ancient Space Egyptians.

So the Anubis is a type of soldier i came up with awhile ago. I wanted to play off the ancient Egyptians beliefs in the afterlife, mummies, and reanimation. i chose Anubis for his associations to mummification and the afterlife.

the concept is that when a soldier dies in combat if his/her body is still intact then it is collected and brought back to base. this is where the Anubis Engine comes into play. The Anubis Engine is essentially a preservative suit of mechanical armor that uses the dead body as a base to aid in movement and to keep its form. This allows fallen soldiers to be redeployed for future use in the battlefield.

The suit is heavy and requires a considerable amount of energy to power. power is derived from a small fusion reactor in the back of the suit (like Iron Man.) Electrical impulses are also employed to make the suit move and to trigger the muscles of the body to perform functions ( i.e pulling the trigger, walking, turning the head, etc.) Due to the nature of suit and the body inside movements are jerky at best and the whole unit moves at a lumbering pace.

Speed is not an issue however. The greatest advantage of the Anubis is that standard caliber bullets will do little to bring it down. due to the dead state of the body and the mechanical nature of the suit theres nothing that can technically be killed. explosives would be the only option. coupled with solid infantry support the Anubis could potentially form a strong offensive wall while drawing fire away from the infantry support.

Offensively the Anubis is capable of sporting modified hand mounted versions of many rifles. the one pictured here has a .50 caliber machine gun that can only fire in 3 shot bursts. other weapons include modified belt fed assault rifles and grenade launchers. the weight of the weapons does affect performance so heavier weapons are not issued as often because of their taxing effect on the power source. most weapons would be belt fed from a back pack and have a large amount of ammunition. reloading would have to be done manually by a retainer (Think the Matrix:Revolutions when the robots need to be reloaded only smaller.)

I enjoyed working on this one a lot and expect more from the Ancient Egypt series.

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mjkslasher Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I like the color scheme, and the armor design looks cool - but I think chubby doesn't fit the jackal-like Anubis. Also...if the soldier is already dead, what's the point of putting the corpse inside a suit? Why not just build a fully mechanical one? But if you like the idea of using corpses, you could add that the combat experience of the fallen soldier could be accessed and uploaded to the suit (and the whole mainframe back at base as well), so they can perform better, at least for a while before being popped open again.
armorhide406 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
It's like the Immortals from the Protoss
Except Ancient Space Egyptians... oh lord
WXKO Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Best Anubis I've ever seen :D Well done bro
ManiakMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really awesome idea, well done :D
WulfenKrieger Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Wow! Really well done, and nice story/bio too!
Schlegel120 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Being part Egyptian myself, I always enjoy seeing people using Egyptian culture in their artwork.= and you have done just that. 10 out of 10
CTArt91 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of a novel called "Age of Ra". Very Cool!
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I really like what you don, awesome!
phsueh Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it :D
DSil Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Very cool adaptation. I like the color choices.
Sturm532 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
i would definetly wanted to see this as a Guald Battlesuit in a new stargate series more remiscent of the old stargate movie and series

Sturm 532
AndyND Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool concept!
BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lone013wolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
woow i never saw a combat suit like this since Zone of the enders
Anubis-The-Mystic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very interesting!

I'd like to see this as a droid model for the Unreal Championship series
Arcel-Windwing Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Oh god... that would be a scary as heck thing to go up agenst... and the using living body thing is a nice touch, expecialy since its an egyptian theme with it XD

And heck, if that power pack was impoved to put out enough excess power, it could add an extra layer of deffense for the units incase another armored suite or infentry unit gets to close, an electrical touch deffense system... stupid I know... just a thought.
EnD-Reitanna Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
someone plays too many fps...great stuff, you make me jelaous :P
tdlob Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Yet another awesome armor besing by the crazy asian, nice work!
Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Looks great, like the idea.
Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow this is a great idea for advanced Egyptians like Stargate or something.
Genzeo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
awesome concept! :D although I have to say,.. using the dead bodies? i bet these things are gonna stink inside lol :D
redchinese Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student General Artist
this a wicked concept art if i ever saw it
but i guess i can't like it as much as the others because it has some key weaknesses
Mr-Sardini Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
not only is it incredibly well done, but I love how much thought went into the actual workings of suit. impressive depth of detail.
Latino-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Wow O_O That's so awesome !!
kdfuturama Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Oh Robbles!!! Look at youuuu~ Such a hard worker n stuff, you've come so far! :>
Amazing work! Congrats on the book, too, how do I gets me one?!?! ♥
Ordaus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
really cool, idea and all makes me wanna do some mock ups if thats alright with you ?
Crimson-Kumiho13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You've improved like hell.
Silverlion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Very nice.
andrewmar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Legato895 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great job rob!
3ihard Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010   Digital Artist
very cool!
DissonantRequiem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I like this concept tons and tons, but there's one thing you forgot to mention:

The human portion, while dead, would require replacement after about a week or so of high-intensity activity, given that the wear and tear placed on the musculature of the subject would be unable to be repaired, even with the best of preservatives.
Also, since the suit is using the musculature as a base, high-penetration rounds could potentially destroy vital tissues, disabling/impairing certain motions.
CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
mmm good point... think regenerative nano machines that could repair the tissues work?
DissonantRequiem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Maybe. It seems a little counterintuitive, though: why not use those machines for regular troops?

Either that or you use these suits as kind of a venerable sort of thing: The suits are used by living subjects and sent on very dangerous missions, perhaps in squads. Any casualties are considered "highly honoured" or some Egyptian equivalent. These wetwork-interfaced suits can then be deployed amongst normal troops as support or security, or again in squads to serve as morale shock troops. Or perhaps, sent on suicide missions so that it's less likely to use the same sarcophagus for two corpses.
CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i would say that giving reconstructive nano machines to a healthy human would actually be very unhealthy. wouldnt it constantly rebuild the muscles after every movement causing the person to become grotesquely large? this is just theoretical though, and i understand what youre saying which makes perfect sense as well.

i like the idea of using them as shock troops and for specialized purposes. Bodyguards would be great too since they wont go down. i appreciate the feedback. its been very helpful :)
BobaTeaAddict Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This conversation made me think of Dragoons in StarCraft. Dragoons are controlled by zealots who can't fight like normal zealots do due to falling in battle from intense casualties.(Correct me if I'm wrong)

But nonetheless, I really like how you made Anubis. OH and I kept thinking of Prince of Persia for the suit energy of using "sand." =P
DissonantRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Yes, that makes sense. I suppose that when designing something that doesn't exist yet, imperfections give it a sense of reality. Nothing was perfect the first time(s).

And you're very welcome. I love this kind of thing; I'm glad you don't mind.
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the helmet design on that, very intimidating :3
leenos Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool~
YanareKu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Spiffy, but disturbing concept! I like that you have a story behind each suit/robot you draw.
nanohanyuu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Круто, обожаю египетских мифологических существ.
PendoX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
:o Oh, the awesomeness..
BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Very very awesome! A not so common mix of Egypt and scifi, great work
GazMazkGutz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
The concept is awesome yet is Ancient Egyptian after all, figures that it would center around death. Great design!
Shye6686 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Filmographer
ahh asian that is crazy- you're crazy lol dude, you need to do a tutorial
BaelaMar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! Awesome job with the design and the colors work wonderfully together. :3
broglex Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Come on iScribble again so I can pretend to know you.
Milo13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats epic, like a mini Egyptian gundam =D
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