as unlikely as this kit is to happen, I still find great inspiration on the net
I am safe in assuming we want less like this?
Ironically *Badger, I tend to think that 'that' particular look, will be far more Likely
to be in the near future than it is Unlikely. Even if only in the militaries evolutionary process.
A few years ago I was acutally a bit shocked when I saw the then 'new' US issue helmet. Though it lacked(s) the 'upturned' edge of the WWII german style helmet, that was the first thing I thought of when I saw what our, the US military, now wear as the standard issue helmet.
While I still think the modified 'bucket' helmet of the US troops used from WW II to Vietnam, that was the basis for and used in Alien 2 looked great
, it has to be said the german version, was more practicle. i.e. more form fitting, there by less chance of 'bouncing around', shifting and getting into the eyes of the wearer.
I think though HIGHLY unlikely, as in "aint gonna happen" as we say in the south, the one thing that would truely have made the Shock Troopers, which still look great, dispite being Heroic rather than True 28's (personal opinion there folks), would have been the inclusion of at least a couple of female torso's.
Lets face it, until mankind (God forbid but Im sure) reaches the "Anime" bulky one man walking heavy battlesuits (Not Robo or Battletech-ish), body armor for the field soldier HAS to be molded to the form of the body its going to be worn by. Granted not individually, but even throughout history, while all soldiers were generally 'men' and all men wore pants, not all wore the exact 'one-size fits-all'.
"You see old friend. I brought more soldiers than you did." *Leonidas-300