This may be a bit of a work-heavy request, but seriously. It’s about time we had some decent-looking, proper soldiers to pose with. The CS models are shit. The CoD4 models aren’t particularly versatile. Reskinned HL2 cits lack detail and just don’t cut it, and Bill from L4D is a) too old and b) wearing his uniform in a pretty shabby way.
I was planning on doing a Vietnam War pose, but right now there’s absolutely nothing worth using and the usual solution of hacking models together hasn’t produced anything close.
Really, all I ask is that someone takes the time to model a soldier from the ground up, wearing a fairly generic uniform (M65 in OD or jungle green perhaps) so it can easily be reskinned to suit various nations at various periods of time. Stuff like rolled sleeves, backpacks, signaller’s packs, flak jackets, bush hats, slouchies, berets, caps, etc. can be bodygrouped, separate, whatever. Fuck, you can not bother for all I care - as long as someone does the base ragdoll well. Webbing should be a fairly standard combat load for the late 60s-80s (as in, pick a time between then or bodygroup a couple of types), and bodygrouped. L4D-like detail for faceposing would be nice but not absolutely essential; detailed and properly-rigged hands would.
Refs should be easy to find, but here are some to get you started:
It doesn’t matter worth a damn whose uniform you work off, as long as it’s not something really obviously belonging to a certain country and that country only, or obviously belonging to a specific few years (i.e. recently redesigned uniforms, which is why this is a separate request from my DPCU one). Also make sure they look like they’re actually out field, not on parade.
I know it’s a fair workload, but it’s sorely needed.