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I have come to destroy you by Blazbaros I have come to destroy you by Blazbaros
I love the Contemptor Dreads [link] They so wicked awesome. Its like their version of Terminator armour =p if the ring near the back of the head didn't give that away XD

And now for background fluff time!:

Venerable Brother Xerxes served the Imperial Fists with distinction and was confined to a sarcophagus long before becoming one of the cornerstones of the newly founded Eternal Legion. With his deep seated wisdom and terrifying combat prowess, Xerxes aided every Lord Consul that led the Chapter since its founding and continues to do so with perpetual vigor.

As Chief Librarian at the time, it was Xerxes duty to mold initiates that were to become the Chapter's psykers. Lucius Azazer and Gregor Antonia, were both students of his at one time. He was wounded deeply when he discovered Antonia had fallen to Chaos, becoming the dreaded Sorcerer Lord Calzabath. Xerxes stepped down as Chief Librarian as self-penance for this, being replaced by his more successful student.

Xerxes now throws himself into the fray against any follower of Chaos with verdant fury and indignation. With him he carries a relic force axe,
Atonement, and a dreadnought power fist, Left Hand of Fate, which have both served him well for centuries.

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I learned a couple new tricks when doing this, namely creating gothic architecture and making my own rain brush :D Hopefully its not too dark, those of you with darker monitors might lose some of the ruins in the back. Most of the detail in on Xerxes anyway.

I'm pretty sure he enjoys surfing too XD

Old Xerxes:


More about the Eternal Legion: [link]

Xerxes, Antonia (Calzabath), Azazer, Eternal Legion me
Imperial Fists, Dreadnoughts Games Workshop

Tools: Photoshop CS3

Music: Tyranny of Steel - Iron Savior

Critiques are welcome, both on the picture and on the background info.
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Ye want me answer hummie? ya really doo hmm," adjusts his wielding mask," well fer one love d'e dark feel o d'e pic, prop'a an fit'n et be wit d'e machine. Nice glow yes yes from d'e axe along d'e armor and terrain, d'e rain'z eh might'ee fight effect fer et. bugg'a look'z like 'e on patrol...o 'e found me boyz an es gunna proceed wit d'e purge'n ye fella's jus Love te scream alloud...pft fer d'e empr'a o w'at not... all ai gotta say friend es..." eye's the giant mech now," really want te steal 'is axe fer sure. and d'e du hickey on es 'ead," chuckles," but seriously. Nice choice of environment, d'e redz be nicely placed to gently accentuate d'e feel. an love d'e ruin's all around."
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:iconemprahsque23:
emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I have come to destroy you alien and I shall be your death
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:icondoodlebugrp:
doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student
My favorite dreadnought pattern too...
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:icondoodlebugrp:
doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student
Aw yeah....
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:icondaftpirate:
daftPirate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the only time a Contemptor has ever appealed to me. Nice job.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i hear the contemptor is a fearsome unit, and this surely does them justice!
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmisty130:
misty130 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Favorited! Favorited a THOUSAND TIMES! so freaking epic :D
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnumbertwentyfour:
numbertwentyfour Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
yah ive seen many of the Contemptor dreadnoughts and this is one of the best ive seen. im a little curious on the lore though, do the pilots of the Contemptors eventually go all Alzheimers and go take long naps, or do they still retain all mental facilities?
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it would depend on the pilot
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:iconnumbertwentyfour:
numbertwentyfour Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
oh, so basically dreads...but wayyyy better
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its the terminator armour of the dreads XD
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:iconnumbertwentyfour:
numbertwentyfour Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
mmhm, when you need some extra large asskicking, and you cant Tact Genius in a Warlord Titan...
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:iconmandulis:
Mandulis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Warhammer 40k. The only universe where being killed makes you even more badass.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't let silly things like "death" stop them.
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:icondragonlordcody:
dragonlordcody Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
you seem to be quite into warhammer, can you tell me what those pieces of paper with stuff written on them are doing attached to the marines armor?
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Purity seals [link]
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:icondragonlordcody:
dragonlordcody Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
...i can imagine one of those seals just saying "100% CHAOS FREE!" with a picture of a priest on it with his thumbs up.
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:iconplanken:
Planken Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
DONT SHOOT! IM A IMPERIAL GUARD!
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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A fine example of warhammer 40k work...I am 40k fan myself and I mostly like to write
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconrindaris:
Rindaris Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Contemptor Librarian Dreadnought? I truly wish I hadn't seen this, for I LOVE the idea... might have to steal it :)
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's no reason why you can't =p
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:iconrindaris:
Rindaris Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, there is one reason... my wife. I think she'd kill me if I ordered yet another dreadnought to work on, especially after she just got me the FW Chaplain one to use as a Furioso. lmao
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Guest455 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Just... Awsome
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconcrusadier:
Crusadier Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
... and I shall be your Death!

Nicely done
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Nothing2Say1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Reading background: :sleepy:

So I don't know what it is, but it looks cool :D
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timing2 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Now imagine this is your pizza delivery guy... leave out the tip. I dare ya! :lol:

Excellent composition on this. Very impressive. The rain, the subdued colors, the lighting/shadows, and the character all goes together so well. The one critique I have is that axe. While it does look most impressive, part of me wants to see it more angled so that the direction the axe-head is facing lines up with his arm. As it is, it looks as though he's holding it a bit awkwardly - with the flat of the blade facing those needing to be destroyed.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HAVE COME TO SERVE PIZZA IN THE NAME OF THE EMPEROR.

Yeah I see that, I should've drawn it more toward the viewer ^^;
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:iconcomrade-commissar:
comrade-commissar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Very nice. How dangerous looking!
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:icondragon-knight15:
dragon-knight15 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
now surely we can work something out? No need to be uncivilized.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the grimdarkness of the 41 Century, THIS IS CIVILIZED :iconimseriousplz:
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:icondragon-knight15:
dragon-knight15 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Where Heretics and Xenos bring reasonable terms to the bargaining table.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With a hearty exchange of bullets
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:icondragon-knight15:
dragon-knight15 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
and a side of exterminatus weaponry
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And don't forget plasma fire 8D
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:icondragon-knight15:
dragon-knight15 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I dont think we`re ready to put plasma or melta weaponry on the table yet.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: but I likes those. . .
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All this needs is some bad@$$ 80's adventure music, and this scene would work - at least in my crazy brain :P

:thumbsup:
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything is better with 80s music
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:iconqwertypictures:
qwertypictures Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell Yes - synthesizers all the way for me! 8-)
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keytars, man, keytars.
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:iconpim18:
Pim18 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
'No you have not'

'pulls out sasha'

'NOW IS COWARD KILLING TIME'
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy: what was that sanvich? KILL THEM ALL?
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:iconpim18:
Pim18 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
GOOD IDEA!

LOOK AT YOU TINY ITTTY BITEY BABY MAN RUNNING FROM SANDWICH!
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconimseriousplz: Theez iz only the beginning of the pain I will cause you. . .
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