So this was a commission from
, who asked me to draw some futuristic versions of these warriors from the past and present, for his futuristic post-apocalyptic story Magma.
This was one of six elite warriors for one of the factions in his universe, the Malik Caliphate.
For the Afghan Muhajideen i wanted to base it on their predecessors who fought against the Soviets, armed and supplied by the CIA with Stinger missiles to shoot down Soviet gunships. For the Magma universe they would follow in their ancestors footsteps, but this time with even more powerful and sophisticated weapons, such as this rocket launcher shown here. Originally mounted on vehicles or on fixed platforms, these rocket launchers were devastating to both aircraft and ground vehicles, but were far too heavy to be carried by a normal man. So they began attaching exoskeletons to a select few fighters, which would allow them to be able to carry these rocket launchers and the warheads with ease.