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Ground Assault by LordDoomhammer Ground Assault by LordDoomhammer
Well, this one is the second in the series of my Warhammer 40k pictures! As all my previous attempts with Space Mairnes have failed, I decided to stick right to the reference! A screenshot of Dawn of War 2 helped me out here. The actual title was "fallen Comrade" as an Imperial frigate has crashlanded in the background, though the focus shifted towards the marines, so I had to change it. I am not totally happy with the outcame and my pc neither (the 900mb file takes quite a bit to handle :D ). The next one in the series is already made and turned out better... that may be because it uses some other techniques, but this was fun to do anyway! but especially the flames were a challenge, using neither reference nor textures nor brushes for them!
And I was pretty worried about the head, as of the lates Codex, Salamanders have black skin and red eyes, but it actually has... potential! I may even make a portrait of one sometime ;)
I should stop talking so much^^


The story goes on here:


Well.
Hope you like it! :)
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SENORAWESOME198 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
simply epic!
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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SENORAWESOME198 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
no problem
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
At last! Canonic Salamander image. I dont know why they always looks like ussual afro american, but on this art you have restored justice. Thanks for good work, Doomhammer!
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
But the black (really black) skin and red eyes are somthing of the latest edition. Before that the salamanders were afro american ;)
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I know...But this black skin with red eyes i like more.
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I originally did not. But when I made this one, I actually enjoyed it and now I do like it^^
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masterofThardus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
You do some awesome work, man.

Is there a chance that you're planning anything for the Nameless, or any other DoW2 characters? It seems that the Blood Ravens overall have plenty, but it seems like no one wants to depict the unparalleled badassery of Davian Thule, the Nameless, Cyrus, Tarkus, Avitus, and the rest of the gang.
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say, that I have never played DoW II or any of itīs addons... As such there probably wonīt be any of these characters within my coming 40k pieces...
But there is a new artwork already in its finishing stages and another epic one already in planing, which both continue the struggle for the planet ;)
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Oh right, so have you started on Space Marine yet? :)
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, not yet. I wonīt be home for another week, and then I have to get it first, so... ;)
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Oh, okay. :) Well you'll get it eventually. :)
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Very cool. My favourite chapter too. :D
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Well, then donīt give up hope for more Salamanders-related Artwork from my side :D
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Bantirat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this picture fits the salamanders style perfectly!
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iīm glad you think so! :)
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular work! :clap:
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Epic artwork :D why do you not work for games workshop???
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Maybe because I suck at making space marines without reference >.<
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
You made this well enough, stop spouting heresy or you will be summarily executed.
Join GW! NAO!!!!!!!!!! New codexes will have great art in them if you do :D
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes Mister Commissar, Sir! :D
I am grateful for your trust in me! :)
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
No probs. seriously, you should sign up. :D
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I give it a try as soon as I have some kind of education in this direction ;)
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:icongeorgesconcepts:
GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
If you make more work like this, you won't need education aside from the basic lore :D
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I realized after some applications that it doesnīt really matter what you do or how good, they always look at your education... Thatīs why Iīm trying very hard to get in some kind of university or whatever :)
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KurlVeranek Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Awesome as always! Love the color and movement. The only problem I have is the missing helmet.... But that's a problem I have with all helmetless Space Marines..... It just screams for a headshot when you are running around in a power armor and leave the most vulnerable part unprotected.
Well my Vindicare Assassin says thank you! Not that the helmet would have made a difference against her sniper rifle..........
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, the missing helmet is something. But thatīs style over realism! :D
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I assumed this was referenced from Captain Angelos, what with the epic hammer and all :D

Truth be told, I was worried about the reaction from Salamanders players to Matt Ward's changes. A lot of the last codex and pretty much every codex written by Matt Ward has had massive flaws. Matt Ward is an Ultramarines player, and it SHOWS. They may as well have called the 5th edition codex "Codex Ultramarines". And have you read the Necrons codex now? My god...

But I digress. This is excellent artwork and you do your chapter proud :salute:
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LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly donīt know who it is, I never played DoW2 (hate steam -.-) I just used a screen I found on the net ;)

Yeah, GWs focus on the Ultramarines is a real pain, but they slowly begin to realise that they have to do something for other chapters as well! Though, I am in a tabletop hiatus right now, so I canīt argument about the codices ;)

But thank you very much! Iīm glad you think so :)
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume it was him. But then if you haven't played it, it was probably just the Force Commander (The player character from DOW2) - [link]

It is... I mean yes, Space Marine the video game was fun. No arguments. But UGH, that bloody CGI movie.... That was godawful in every respect. I feel sorry for the cast. They're good voice actors but got stuck with such terrible animation, story and concepts.

Well I'll sum up what this guy Matt Ward has done to kill Warhammer 40k as we know it on the tabletop:

Blood Angels: Have Psyker Dreadnoughts that just plain anihalate, end of.

Grey Knights: Have DEEP STRIKING LAND RAIDERS. And their standard space marines have the 2+ armour saves of Terminators.

Necrons: In their latest Codex, their history has been completely re-written. Instead of them being the Servants of the C'tan, they have now OVERTHROWN the C'tan, but still want to kill everyone else anyway for no real reason I can figure out. And the Blood Angels Codex even describes an instance where the Necrons allied with the Blood Angels to fight the Tyranis, and when the Tyranids were beaten, both went their seperate ways. WHA?!?! HERESY!

But I digress once again, sorry. this is excellent artwork truly deserving of praise :D
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah! You picked the just the reference I was using for both of them! :D

Yeah, Ultramarines the movie kinda sucked. But hey, for such a low budget... I bet Space Marine costs by far more than the movie! But I seriously love the voice actors :)

Oh he made those codices! At my (ex-) local gaming club, all (beside the owners) were hating these, because they were just overpowered! Every new codex coming out seems to be nowadays... Well, they have to get players somehow I guess!^^

Thanks again, Iīm glad you like this one! :)
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it displays on the loading screen for DOW2 whenever you're playing as Space Marines, so it's easily recognised :)

It kinda did... but to be honest, it was nice seeing the Ultramarines as "mortal". They get their asses kicked in this, as opposed to Ward's codex interpretation where they are second to the Emperor himself. The codex even says these exact words:

{Chapters who do not emulate the Ultramarines] are aberrants; chapters who, through quirk of gene-seed, mutation or stubbornness, eschew the Codex Astartes in favor of other structural and combat doctrines. Some, such as the Blood Angels and their successors, strive to be worthy of Guilliman's legacy, but their recalcitrant gene-seed drives them ever further from it. Others, such as the Space Wolves and the Black Templars, remain stubbornly independent, looking to their own founder's ways of war and caring little of how they fare in the eyes of others. These aberrant Chapters were always few in number and their presence diminishes with each passing decade, for their gene-seed is no longer the source of fresh Chapters."

... WOW. I mean WOW. What... How can one person be such a recklessly intolerant fanboy of the ultras?!

Yeah, and rumour has it Ward will be writing the Tau and Chaos Codexes for next year... my two favourite factions. Take this bolt pistol LordDoomHammer. Use it on me. It'll be quicker and less painful.

Well I do like this one and it sure portrays the Salamanders a lot better than the treatment they usually get :la: Excellent work.
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LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Well, I should have checked that beforehand... This way it may be too obvious^^

Lol. A bit too extreme for my taste. Well, the ultramarines ARE their biggest selling point, so I suppose they have to push them this far! For my part, I will make my own interpretation and judge the universe from my own perspective ;)

But I am so sorry! Unfortunately the commissar inside of me is just... hum, how to say? Well he got his ass kicked by this guys hammer, so he wonīt be able to fullfill your pledge :P
Retreat is something for the weak anyway, take it like a true servant of the greater good! ;)
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PyroDrakon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Awesome! Love the glowing trail on the warhammer. Go Salamanders!
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! And...
"Into the fires of battle, unto the anvil of WAAAAAR!" :)
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PyroDrakon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Photographer
B-)
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Samupipboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Cool pic! Congratulations :)
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:iconlorddoomhammer:
LordDoomhammer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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