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The Sketch process for this piece was very extensive and rather arduous, but not in a bad way. I was originally dreading it, being very unsure about the overall result and if it was going to turn up ok, and a long list of etceteras that I’d rather skip for you guys.  
In the end, I was super glad this was a commission because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to finish it. Towards the end I entered in what I call “scribbling myself ‘til I die” stage, where all I do is scribble details here and there in an attempt to reach that so miscalled “perfection”. I have to internalize that, once the shading of a piece is set, there’s little that can be done to fix whatever mistakes have been left behind in prior steps.
 
It was a fun and rather introspective piece to work on, and in the process I’ve polished a couple of tricks here and there, which means I’ve gotten a little bit better at being a filthy cheater and a total hack, hehehehe.
 
I’ve been sharing the WiPs for this piece over the past couple of days, so if you want a more detailed look at the process you can check the older posts on my Tumblr blog.
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@chaotic-7  
That’s exactly what they were going for with Grey Knights; uber-paladins so powerful and incorruptible that Chaos itself quails at their presence. And yes, the good ol’ Deldar do draw inspiration from the Cenobites, among other things.
 
Sorry to butt in again, fellas, I just like to talk about 40k somewhere that isn’t so…hostile.
chaotic-7

@Communist Starlight  
I think they were trying to go with a style that was reminiscent of the traditional paladins of old when Games Workshop first introduced them.  
Speaking of factions though, is it me or do the Dark Eldar (or Drukahri) look like something from the Hellraiser serires, y’know the Cennobites?
Once-Communist Starlight
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Looking at my past. Oof
@chaotic-7  
Oh yeah, they die so fast, but if you manage to rush them across the board into melee range they destroy anything and everything, even with just the basic boyz.  
Rolling high is pretty much necesary, so re-rolls are a blessing.
chaotic-7

@Nittany Discord  
I’ve seen it too. Hard to beleive it was all done by one guy. But yeah, they just released the first issue last month, I only know that because I saw issue 2 this month on the stands at my local comic shop. And yes they do cater to Warhammer fans both 40k and fantasy. I don’t visit as often as I like mostly because 1. my work schedule and 2. because I could just spend HOURS reading omnibuses and graphic novels.
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@chaotic-7  
I was lucky to be able to afford the tabletop. I also don’t think you can compare the games to the main tabletop because the main tabletop plays differently than many of the games.
 
I haven’t seen the Marvel comic, but I have seen the Astartes series, which I feel really encapsulates what space marines are like.
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@Nittany Discord  
Your at least able to afford tabletop though, the closest I’ve gotten to Warhammer is just the videogames I dont regret it either, it’s just that I know some poeople out there consider those a pale comparison to the real thing. Also have seen the 40k comic from Marvel? It looks really well drawn and I feel it captivates what battles in 40k are like.
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@chaotic-7  
Yeah. I don’t hate the Ultrasmurfs, and I love the scale of 40k. I also just started with the faction I love and I don’t regret it despite Tyranids being one of the more expensive factions to collect (and I get a lot of used models to save money there). I think it’s more fun to play a faction that you love than to play a meta faction that you’re not really into.
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Me personaly, I got no bias against the Ultra’s; I mean they did give us 40k Space Marine which I might add showed people what all Space Marines are actually capable of in terms of physical abilities. It’s funny too because for the longest time I thought 40k space marines were just a bunch of dudes in suped up power armor kinda like the Brotherhood of Steel from Fallout lore, but then I started to get into the lore and I was like holy nut-balls! These guys are insane! And these guy’s are basically “genetic copies” of their big daddy Primarchs?!?! (I know they aren’t clones and that they carry the genetic makeup of their Primarchs known as the gene-seed) Not to mention they utilize the most brutally overkill hardware around like the Bolter. A weapon that shoots explosive bullets that are the size of a 20oz Coke bottle at around 100 rounds per minuite.
 
Like I mentioned before, the term overkill does not apply in the 40k universe which is what I love about it.
 
But I’m getting off track.
 
I don’t think there is a supperior or inferior chapter of Space Marines, like YouTuber Bricky once said, play whatever chapter or faction you love. As for me? I kinda dig the Grey Knights only because they function like the Iscariots from Hellsing.
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@ArgentBanner  
Oh yeah. Now I remember that they died fighting Hive Fleet Leviathan on Baal.
 
Fun fact. Hive Fleet Leviathan lore is what got me into Tyranids, but I don’t like to play them on the tabletop because their rules are complex and situational.
 
Back to MLP, I’m painting my Tyranids a changeling color scheme. They’ll be like changelings, but far more aggressive and deadlier.
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@chaotic-7  
That’s true. Traditionally Ultras are the generics of the SM line. They get a lot of shade in the community for being the blandest of the bland of the SM, plus the 5th edition Codex SM reading like a propaganda piece than a reasonably biased collection of lore. On top of this, they are the traditional ‘noob’ army, so they have an unfortunate reputation as the army for annoying kiddies (which is somewhat true) and they get a lot of focus for new releases and rules updates. Whole factions get ignored in favor of the smurfs getting more toys. This has been getting better…then Primarines and Grandpa Smurf showed up and the cycle of nerdrage is now in a feedback loop.
 
@Nittany Discord A good pair of examples of ‘muderhobo’ Marines would be the Flesh Tearers (which are barely tolerated and are getting their crap together somewhat) and the Knights of Blood (which were declared Renegade, but at least died heroically on Baal before corruption consumed them).
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@chaotic-7  
I don’t know if they’re balanced compared to other chapters. I know they recently got new toys, and space marines in general seem to be the top faction on the tabletop if you care about the competitive scene. I just see them as the “good guy” chapter even though that honor should go to the Salamanders.