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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.


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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emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I have come to destroy you alien and I shall be your death
doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student
My favorite dreadnought pattern too...
doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student
Aw yeah....
daftPirate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the only time a Contemptor has ever appealed to me. Nice job.
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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!
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
misty130 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Favorited! Favorited a THOUSAND TIMES! so freaking epic :D
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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