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Halo 4 Vadam Loyalist Grunt and Jackal WIP by Guyver89 Halo 4 Vadam Loyalist Grunt and Jackal WIP by Guyver89
Just like my Sangheili officer I shall upload a WIP stage of what I'm working on. Once again I've decided to work on what the Vadam loyal faction would appear as in Halo 4 in my eyes.

Once again they are a fusion of the Mdama Faction's appearance with the original trilogy's covenant appearance. One thing I did do was ditch the Halo 4 physique of the grunt and jackal.

The Grunts(unggoy) are arthropods meaning they are related to centipedes and millipedes. In Halo 4 it seems as though 343 ditched this fact and turned them into a reptilian looking race with the scales and toe nails on them. Although I do like the way their armor looks although they were missing the abdomen attachments to keep the methane tank strapped onto them.

The Jackals(Kig-Yar) were also turned reptilian in Halo 4. Their entire skull structure was changed with 343 ditching the avian skull with a more Zilla 1998 type of head with large teeth. I definitely did not like that drastic change. So I mixed the 2 head styles into 1. Keeping the bird skull they've had since Halo 2 but making it slightly more reptilian look with the jaws.
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Zale-Videlamee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013


abdamit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I donīt like the new look of the grunts... neither how their methanmask looks like nore the body itself... it reminds me more of a "space-turtle" than an athropode :/

but the new look of the jackles is really awesome! I canīt complain about that! :)
ec4370 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I prefer this look.
blamoman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You should have worked on Halo 4.
drskytower Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I quite like the look of the Jackal... He reminds me of the Jackals in Halo 2 (my favourite Jackal look). This is so much better than the horrible design in Halo 4. I also like your Halo 3 Grunt. He looks adorable lol.
Falcotte Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work so far !
SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only they actually retained their Reach/Halo 3 looks instead of that gad awful look they have in halo 4....
Don't get me wrong its still okay but.....the hell?
Sithvenator Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Unggoy are not arthropods, they have spines.
Guyver89 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They are considered arthropods since the Bestiary states they are very similar to Earth's arthropods.
Sithvenator Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Similar, that's the key word there. [link] Source
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