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White Scars - Arslan Namdai by Greyall White Scars - Arslan Namdai by Greyall
"Every librarium-borne swordsman will tell you the greatest warriors make their weapons an extension of themselves...Yet arm themselves with unyieldy slabs of metal or mauls whose biggest purpose is to be better at killing than all the other banner standards.

As ever, the answer is to be found in our instincts. For if my very blood burns for me to vanquish every traitor of Man with my hands and finish their life with the purest contempt, then those shall be my weapons."

Arslan Namdai, The Granite Lion, The Khan's Scribe

My first character in the Champions of the Heresy series, a grizzled White Scar veteran.

The powerfist is called The Paw, in keeping with Arslan's leonine theme ('Arslan' is mongolian for 'Lion'). I also tried to make the fingers look like thunderbolts.

Namdai's other weapon is the Spiteful Gaze, a ceremonial blade used in the sacrifice of deserters and dishonored warriors. It is not a power weapon, but its blade is made of an extremely dense metal, which means that, even against power-armoured opponents, it excels in its duty: delivering pulverizing finishing blows.

Loved drawing this fellow. Hope you like watching him, as well. Next...here be dragons.

Update: ShadowEngine has done a good job in bringing this old coot to life. Behold: [link]
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happypred Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Oh my word, amazing!
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Lord-Faesight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
One word : awesome.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Two: Thank you =)
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Lord-Faesight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
=D
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
wow, that weapon sure look like it could do damage. White Scars ftw, great job sir.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Appreciated, mate
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist
:D
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torment6 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow he looks epic i like his blade alot :) cant wait to see more from your new series :) as always your work is epic great job !!
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Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
/bow =)
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I just learned recently that Mongolians back in the day considered the Leopard, not the Lion, to be king of the animals. Lions were really a european thing... but it's a small detail and I don't think anyone is going to notice.

I really like the idea of the white scar in a campaign being able to drive just about any vehicle in the galaxy.
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