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Variable Threat Response Battle Suit (by ElDave)

The original "Variable Threat Response Battle Suit, Mark I" is a solar charged carbon-composite-based steel mesh armor which provided its user with superhuman-level strength and durability as well as utilizing laser guided munitions. Stark gave Rhodes a modified version of the armor, Mark II Model JRXL-1000, created just for him with the inclusion of repulsors in each palm of the armor's gauntlets and a multifunctional unibeam projector in the chest. The armor could be modified in the field with various modular weapons and has an improved tactical computer system with automatic targeting. Additional weapons included pulse bolt generators, retractable shoulder minigun, variable-configured double-barrel cannons on each gauntlet, gauntlet mounted flamethrower, plasma blade on the left gauntlet, missile box launcher, micro-rocket launcher, particle beam discharger, and an electromagnetic pulse generator in the unibeam projector that could shut down any electronic device in a 50 mile radius. The battlesuit also includes a photon emitter that created a force shield, forcefield-based stealth technology, boot-jet propulsion, and a self-contained breathing system.

The second version of the armor, reconfigured by Stark, contained upgraded improvements such as heat seeking missile launchers, pulse cannon, and retractable weapon pods located on its back. Rhodes utilized different types of specialty ammunition as well as non-lethal weapons such as rubber bullets. Though Rhodes lost the original armor, he still possessed a functional prototype helmet and gauntlet.
(Courtesy: Wikipedia)

War Machine 2 (by ElDave)

This is my last post about Iron Man 2. Promise.

War Machine 3 (by ElDave)

One of my favorite scenes is when Justin Hammer is making his big presentation and showing off his drone armors for the first time. I got goosebumps when he announced the Variable Threat Response Battle Suit.

War Machine 4 (by ElDave)

Out of all the armor designs that have come from the Iron Man films, War Machine has made the largest impact on me. I find myself playing with the movie War Machine WAY more than the movie Iron Man...

War Machine 5 (by ElDave)

Be good,

I have changed the world in front of me
One against all; I'm starving this world

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Iron Man 1

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Iron Man (by ElDave)

Tony Stark
Makes you feel
He's a cool exec
With a heart of steel.
As Iron Man,
All jets ablaze,
He fights and smite'n
With repulsor rays!
A blaze of power!
Iron Man!
Amazing armor!
Iron Man!

Ok, so here's the thing. Iron Man is my absolute favorite comic book character. Other titles I drift in and out of, or I'm happy waiting for the trade paperback. It was the first comic title I ever read.

Iron Man 2 (by ElDave)

When I heard they were making a movie, naturally I was very excited. The teaser images and trailers not only served their purpose, they went above and beyond in creating excitement for the film. So much so that I feared it couldn't live up to my expectations...

Then I saw the film. 7 times.

Iron Man 3 (by ElDave)

And then there was the sequel. A sequel is always placed under a more intense microscope, and end up being considered worse than the original. For my money, however, Iron Man 2 is just as good, if not better, than the original! There's a super villain. There is a super hero fight. Super science. Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts have a larger role. We get to see more of Tony Stark and Jim Rhodes. Justin Hammer and Ivan Vanko were fantastic villains. Cool fights. Cool armors. Action! Comedy! Thrills! Seriously, just go see it. Again and again.

Iron Man 5 (by ElDave)

"No. No! You have the big gun. I am the big gun!"

Iron Man 4 (by ElDave)

Be good,

I'd like to tell you how I'm feeling now
But it ruins everything

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Big Daddy (7)

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Big Daddy (by ElDave)

Big Daddies (also known as Protectors) are genetically-enhanced human beings who have had their skin and organs grafted into an enormous diving suit, with Alpha Series being an apparent exception to the grafting process. Their primary purpose is to protect Little Sisters while they escort them around Rapture.

Big Daddies, besides the Alpha Series, communicate by haunting sounds similar to that of a whale's call. For easier interpretation, lights were added to the helmet to display what state of intention the Big Daddy is in. Big Daddy helmets have three light colors: green indicates the Big Daddy is hypnotized and friendly, yellow indicates awareness of but indifference to his environment, and red indicates a rage towards assailants. If the first few attempts to drive away potential threats prove futile, Big Daddies will become enraged, unlike Alpha Series who always begin enraged.
(Courtesy: BioShock Wiki)

Big Daddy 1 (by ElDave)

My buddy Brian dropped by the studio on Saturday, with Big Daddy in tow. While I haven't played either of the BioShock games, I've watched them being played a LOT and have been itching to get some shots of Big Daddy.

Big Daddy 5 (by ElDave)

Unfortunately, seeing as how I live on the outskirts of Chicago (and not in an undersea dystopia), I'm not really able to get amazing photos like THESE. What I do have, however, is a nearby stream that's just secluded enough for me to dunk Big Daddy in and go wild taking shots.

Big Daddy 4 (by ElDave)

What I think draws me to the character is that he's heavy. That metal diving suit, the massive air tanks, and the way his head sits so low on his chest; to say nothing of the MASSIVE drill hand. This guy is huge and I have a soft spot for the big guys.

Big Daddy 2 (by ElDave)

Big Daddy is a ~7" action figure produced by NECA Toys.

Be good,

I won't
I can't
I'm lost
I'm a freak

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