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This is for a commission.
Lantern Marines are Dark Angels successors, Monastic but with a Tiki/Polynesian native origin that shows in their armour.
They have Lanterns hanging on their backpacks that can, if nothing else is available, be used as powerweapons.

This was all in the brief (though I shortened it down).

They also have sort of a metal-rock theme going on, which explains some flame-motiefs.

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Huxley771's avatar
I love the Maori aesthetic going on here, top notch job!
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
WallRekter's avatar
Sometimes I think some fanmade chapters should really get canon. This is a fine example.
ArcticWolf125's avatar
this needs to be an official chapter
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
I agree.
SPARTAN-WOLF's avatar
So what do they specialize in?
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
You'd have to check with the guy who made them (there should be a link)...
Jetike's avatar
His face is really cool!
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
Glad you like
thedude009's avatar
nice! lovin the mk.8 armor
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HinehaereHobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most flattering renditions of Ta Moko I have ever seen in popular modern culture. As a Maori/Samoan not only did you convey our historical traditional tattoo respectfully but it is also a creative way of blending across cultures and generations. This work is not only cool but genuinely touching and encouraging to see...he mihi tautoko me aroha nui kia koe me to mahi.
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, I did my best to be both respectful and make it fit within the imaginary universe it was designed for.

I unfortunately do not speak a single word of Maori, so I do not understand your last sentence, nor can I find a translation anywhere.

Thank you.
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HinehaereHobbyist General Artist
Loosely translated "Respect and love to you and your work" in Maori

I have seen some rather undignified bastardized images of our Moko but I do respect that art in all of it's forms should be open to interpretation and copying is a form of flattery no matter how offensive the misinterpretation may be. This is one of the most beautiful trans-culteral images of my pacific heritage that I have ever seen and it makes me proud so thank you 1mpact.
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
I am honoured, Hinehaere.
Thank you.
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HinehaereHobbyist General Artist
"In the darkness all men are equal"

Don't forget your brown Polynesian sisters down in the South.
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
PErhaps I should paint some Polynesian Sisters of Battle... the only issue is that I only paint my own Sisters (Ahadi) and they are..well..evil is the best way to describe it. :/
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HinehaereHobbyist General Artist
Lol evil is a point of view...just keep on painting.
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
will do...
DasIggy's avatar
Aloha and Mahalo david. this would be Dasomen from heresy online. as proof of this, i see you have not yet posted the chapter master peace up on the deviant art page. i'm intrested to see what the people will say on that.

if you guys wish to do some peace on the lantern marines, you know, fluff based work or mini work or anything else like that. please check with me via heresy online.

as for those of you with the question in your mind on how the lanterns work as power weapons, david recently did some work for me on just that note. whether or not he posts the completed work up here on his deviant account as well as the chapter master is completly up to him, he does however have my permission (as i stated numerous times in the emails) to use them on his blog, for his other works, and even here if he desires it. even work in progress things are completly up to him.

as far as how well the lanterns are connection wise, they do have a modern forge world called Pele, this forge world is capable of producing the Errant armor for the chapter among other things. they're of the most recent founding so their technological level is decent all thigns concidered for the arasties. as far as their lost forge world, that's a long story. perhaps i'll share some of it if david posts the picture of mano here on his deviant account.

oh and as far as stealthy? they used to be a stealthy chapter, but that all changed when their subsector was seiged by tyranids. they threw stealth out the window and well, made a few drastic changes.
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
Hello DasOmen,
you are correct, the ChapterMaster comes up right here the moment I get the ok on the revisions.
(I like to keep WiP's out of DA and leave them for my blog mostly.)

Would you like me to add the above in the description T? (with link to HO Lantern entry)
DasIggy's avatar
sure, and the revisions you made on the chapter master are great david. sorry, thaught i mentioned that in the email, i'll go back and review the ones i sent you, i may have missed that.
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TerrylovesBoobsHobbyist Writer
Awesome! Do they have any watery themes too, given their likely homeworld, similar to the Iron Snakes?
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DavidSonderedProfessional Digital Artist
I don't know, I took the information I got from the client to make as best an illustration as I could. Watery themes where not really in there, though I know there are sharks on their homeworld...
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