One Space Marine: Handlebars Included!

'To the darkness I bring fire. To the ignorant I bring faith. Those who welcome these gifts may live, but I will visit naught but death and eternal damnation on those who refuse them'. - Chaplain Grimaldus of the Black Templars

Here is my latest painting from the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, Black Templars Champion:

This is the third in a series of four WH40K images I'm in the process of painting, and it is not the original image I planned to do. The idea for this one came from a conversation with another artist on Deviant Art  and how it would be a cool, scrub that AWESOME idea to see a Space Marine sporting a handlebar mustache!

The conversation digressed from there, ultimately to say that the only chapter that I could picture with a handlebar on their upper lip was a Black Templar. The image fell into place from there really, and I'm quite happy with how it has turned out too.

For those that like to see these sort of things, here are the black and whites of the image before I added the colouring:

The look of the Marine, handlebars aside, came from some old reference photos I took of a set of old knights armor randomly one day on a 'day out'. Which is why there is lots of odd ribbing, plate overlapping, and riveting on the standard look of the Space Marine armor - which I feel is spot on for a Templar.

More WH40K art coming soon, and maybe some Doctor Who art too...


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