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The Emperor's Dragons by JSfantasy The Emperor's Dragons by JSfantasy
First piece in two months, running around on holiday! So good to get back to work, though I thought it would be great to get on with a brand new fun piece to kick start!

This is a captain from the third company of the 1st battalion, Emperor's Dragon legion. Last legion of the Emperor. Comparing him to my first one 12 months ago: jsfantasy.deviantart.com/art/H… I'd say I've come a long way!!

Hope you like it =)

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:iconstampedeindustries:
StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Custom Legion by any chance?? *w*
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yep :)
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StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Got 5 for a custom Ordos
Paladins of Vengeance
Imperial Crusaders
Astral Dragoons
Knights of the Fifth Griffon
and one undecided name wise :P

I'll take pictures of their color schemes that I've made for them on Space Marine x)
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
righto, well I have a full battle company of these bad boys painted with 10 custom heroes. I'll put up more art in the future. 
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StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Niiiice =^= 

Still painting mine :P
plenty of custom weapons and such since I kitbash more than I paint x)
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I always enjoy custom building, its half the fun!
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:iconstampedeindustries:
StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Seems to be all the fun for me at the moment xD
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Gefey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
The detail 0.0

And that sword!

Amazing. Pure and simple.
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou! :). Exactly the look i intended :)
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DreamDragon911 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow....just wow...
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Thank you. Still one of my favourites!
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Oh wow, that is just pure awesomeness: the pose, the armour, the decals, the Chapter name - everything about this is freaking cool!
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks =)
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:D No problem.
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CptJames Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Stella work man :) Can't wait to paint my Sons of Orar :)!!
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheer mate! =)
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40k-Warlord Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Very nice my friend! keep it up!
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheers! =)
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work!!:D
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =)
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most impressive 
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou! =)
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome.
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work, and you really have come a long way...well done!
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! well It's all part of the dream! =)
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Epic!!
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =D
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Svetly-Nikolaev Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist
this pretty well, actually
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Pvt-Hazard Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
badass alert! looks great man.
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheers mate =)
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Dark-Sinjid4 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is warriors like these that make me proud to fight in the Emperor's name.
For the Emperor, 'till my dying day.
For the Emperor, my blade drops.
For the Emperor, I shall fall.
And for the Emperor, I will.

"I was born in war, and I shall die in it."  -Gods' Hand Quauhuitli Yaotl of the Golden Eagles
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TheSGC Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
looks like some rendition of Aegis armor....
aegis armor is fucking badass. so's this.
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks =)
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MT-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !!
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
=)
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
The rain is a nice detail, as is the fire. This is superb!
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! =)
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Any time! 
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Almost makes me want to betray my heretical brothers and turn to the Emperor... Almost.
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JSfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well... then you'll die =P
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Come at me, loyalist. My blade thirsts for your blood.
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Cast your gaze to thyself, now to this battle-brother. Now back to thyself, now back to this battle-brother.
Heretically, you are not like him. But if you served the God-Emperor of Mankind instead of your pathetic Dark Gods, you could be.
Look to the earth, back to me. Where is your location? You are atop a pile of xenos corpses, smited with great zeal and righteous fervor in the Emperor's name.
What do I bear? It is a sanctified relic power sword from the Dark Age of Technology. The holy relic is now Iron Haloes. 
Anything is possible if you cast your faith and loyalty to our God-Emperor.
I'm in a Dreadknight.
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why is it that you loyalists never seem to learn that the Emperor is not a god? He is but a corpse, seated on a throne, with your delusions making him seem alive. Can he move, as I am now? Can he think, as I have thought out what I'm saying to you now? No. He cannot. His own power came from my Dark Masters. And now, His Imperium will burn under the might of Chaos Undivided. You should count the days, loyalist scum. For you only have a few left...
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
(I was disappointed you missed the reference to the Old Spice commercial, but alright.)

Carry on all you like, heretic. Go ahead and try; your failure of an armless leader couldn't capture a single planet for over ten thousand years, now.
He is not a god. That I know. He is simply worthy of being revered as one.
Turning your foul gods' own power against them. That is the true spirit of mankind; we will adapt, improvise, overcome and crush whatever assails us.
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(Don't think I've seen the Old Spice commercial, guess I'm gonna have to look it up sometime. But back to the in-character shit.)

Abbadon is nothing. The fool believes himself to be a champion of Chaos and the others answer the call. I plan to be the one who recreates Horus' great victories, even succeeding where he failed. Tell me, if I were to follow that armless fool, how would I succeed? But I digress.
It is good to see you are at least smart enough to realise that he is not a god. Few of you loyalists seem to remember this fact. But worthy of reverance? Ha! That is almost as funny as a sane son of Khorne or a disease-free child of Nurgle. He was a fool in life.
The power of Chaos shall destroy your Imperium. I promise you that. We shall walk the streets of Terra, an army of the damned, and it will be then that your brothers learn the truth of the galaxy. That all life is merely an offering to Chaos.You and I will one day meet on the field of battle, brother, and there, only one shall survive...
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
(Lookit. It'll make my rendition of it funny as hell: www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykV… )

It was His own decree that we shall not venerate him as a god. I do not heed the blatherings of weaker men in robes; I serve my Liege in deeds, not words. The Imperial Truth centered around that very fact: We do not need any soulsucking Warp or higher entities watching over us to be great, and Mankind's flame can and will set the stars alight, free from fear and doubt and superstition.
You preach this power of Chaos so greatly - can you give me evidence? Where is the power that I could wield? For what purpose would it give me, save that of mindless desecration of the universe around me? Why must I waste my time fighting to prove myself to things which see us, you included, as mere - nay, less than cattle?
He asked of us nothing more than our loyalty, and He then sent my forebears to fight for the one thing all men have in their hearts; Hope. I did not fight for him, or for my Legion. I fought for the greater good of Mankind, to secure a better future so that my fellow men could have a chance to work, and that they could live in security.
To your repeated slander of Him? I ask of you, do come up with better insults. Certainly he is worth revering; despite his cast psychic might, he was still mortal. He could still die, if only to be born again.
Remember this, for when you so gleefully insult him: His entire existence was in service of Humankind even as we served him. He was the true spirit of mankind - the blood of nobles distilled from that of patriots. He was a psyker, a warrior, a politician, a scientist, a philosopher, a scholar. He was a father. He was a mere man, powerful and brilliant though he may have been. I am learned of His history; his entire existence was for the single purpose of combating the threats of humankind in a galaxy that despised us for no reason save that we had the audacity not to lay down and die, and through that safeguarding us from those very horrors.

I shall indeed meet you. But it shall not be battle, it shall be culling. You are a taint; a canker which has failed in the tests that the galaxy had put upon us. When we meet, I may perhaps recognize you, when your corpse is broken and dead at the side of the conflict.
Tell me traitor, why did you leave His service to begin with? Do you remember why you are so weak that you fell to Chaos?
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(1. Damn, that was funny. Gonna have to remember that next time. 2. Damn you, now I've had to think of an origin story.)

Strange, I have never met a loyalist such as yourself. They've always been fanatical fools to rival the Word Bearers or cowards who die too easily. It almost makes me sorry to kill one almost as knowledgeable as the most blessed of Tzeentch. Not that it'll stop me. Now, as you want an example of the power of Chaos, look to Abaddon. True, the armless fool is weak, but if he weren't blessed, the Dark Gods would've left him to die after the 1st, maybe the 2nd Black Crusade. Look to Ahrimman of the Thousand Sons, one of the most powerful psykers thanks to Tzeentch. Look to Lucius of the Emperor's Children, for Slaanesh is the reason he is known as "the Eternal". You see, the power of Chaos is there, and if you were smart enough to realise it, instead of worship that corpse, you'd see a power you never thought was possible.

I too fought for the Emperor, like your forebears, before those lesser men began worshiping him. I have seen him and he wasn't what you believe. Why would the Emperor leave his sons to fight alone, if he knew the dangers the Dark Gods posed? Because the coward wanted power, like all humans. It is basic human nature and even you and I aren't immune to it, loyalist, no matter how many times you lie to yourself.  He let the Heresy happen, because he underestimated the power of Chaos and because HE desired power. Maybe he does deserve my respect for that, but to fail in your attempt and be left as but a corpse, that is the ultimate failure.

I do not care what the Dark Gods see me as, for I know that at least in worship to them, there's power involved. How many loyalists have achieved the kind of power those champions of Chaos who achieve daemonhood unlock? NONE! You have seen the powers of a daemon, I take it. You would know what I'm talking about. You are right about two things. When we meet, which we shall, it will be a culling. But it'll be I who walks away. The last thing you'll see is my face, staring down at you, the Kinslayer ready to bury itself into your skull.

As for why I turned, yes. I do remember. And I'll only tell you one thing: Watch the Angels...
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I do not attempt to delude myself. I fight for mankind, but I am human, albeit modified beyond similarity. Thus, I fight for myself also.

I have seen many traitors like yourself. How you count yourself among those freaks and failures is beyond me. Chaos changes one in ways beyond mortal comprehension. Why would you throw away all you had for mere power? As you lord yourself over whichever pitiful waste of a human life follows you, do you not know contempt for the things? I understand that some would seek to turn those wretched things against one another, but to completely immerse yourself in their filth? What are you? You are clearly not human, Astartes or otherwise. Not even the most pitiful of scum would embark upon the path you have tread. My own death is irrelevant; my deeds unrecorded save for my own marks I have left upon my Lord and my race's worlds. Yours, on the other hand? Why would you do that? You were far beyond that of what any mortal man could hope to achieve. I see no reason why you would forsake that for eternal grovelling at the feet of things which consider us cattle.

You list off greedy, craven fools who by luck or otherwise managed to get into the good graces of your foul deities. How do you expect me to believe that is for me also? Look to the common man; did you think that he was a Champion too, for Emperor or Chaos? Glory is not for all to bear. There is no guarantee that I shall receive in equivalent to that what I do, should I receive anything whatsoever. In the Emperor's service, I am denied the things I do not require. That is enough.

I indeed have faced the things of the Warp. Daemon both Greater and Lesser I have felled, common Warpspawn I have lain low, and the frenzied things you call your servants? I do not even deign to recall how many I have expunged from this existence. To put it in the words of the Imperial Guard - mere men, with cheap weapons and disposable equipment who have held the doorstep to your realms for more than ten thousand years: I have shrugged off amounts of corruption which would likely have broken entire battalions of Cadians, the hardiest and most resistant to its taint of them all.

We shall meet. I shall not end your life, merely expedite the process of the Ruinous Powers using you for their own gain even as you call upon them for strength - it is evident that you have none to stand upon for yourself.
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