I respectfully disagree with that statement. Soldiers across the world who have been weighed down by 120lbs worth of equipment can verify that this looks equally similar to what we've experienced in our combat careers.
No. I've no connection other than a shared interest in his work that which I've followed for sometime now. The indicated word for "our" is reference to any soldier in the past two decades whom have experienced wartime events and the equipment we've used to follow suit. I apologize for the misconception.
What I really enjoy about your art is just the great sense of practicality and realism you use. The way body armor is developing, covering more and more of the body, suits like these may not be very far off.
Nice, I assume the pistol was based off the FN Five-Seven?
What a piece of art.
btw, i'm not sure if I already asked this, cause i'm overstrecthing myself as a fanfic writer...but do I have permission to use aspects of the armor and the armor itself in my stories? unless you got one of your own underway? In that case. Where is it? cause it must be a good read.