Here is page 107 of In Deed.
The last few pages up to and including this one all happened on a MUCH grander scale in my head. I envisioned this as one of those epic fights on the scale of Zade vs. Faction in “Frozen Hearts”. Obviously this is not that fight. In hindsight, I spent more time telling rather than showing… probably a sign of laziness on my part.
Oddly enough, in the ORIGINAL version of the story, before the “Book of Dark Places” version, Tandem was a male cyborg and was the second person to die. So obviously there was no cyborg/soldier fight. Instead, this part of the story was Ethan and the soldier fighting hand to hand on the hull of this ship as it was taking off. Ethan was clearly a much badder ass in that version. I’m still at a loss for how I was going to render that in Poser.
Speaking of Poser and the “Book of Dark Places”, I thought you might like a look at what could have been. The armor I was going to use for the soldier was going to be based on this figure. Obviously the helmet needed to be different. I was going to try to make the helmet from this figure work. If it didn’t work with the first suit, then I’d scrap the first one and just go with the second. In either case, I was gonna have to do some texture work to get that “ancient zombie-armor” look. But while I was looking up those two links, I came across something that wasn’t available at the time. Check it out. It’s still not the perfect helmet, but I probably would have jumped on it had it been out when I needed it.
Anyway, now that I’ve completely ruined all of your mental images, there are still a few more surprises in store…