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Imperial Fists - Pramus Kholosk

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"Endurance is all we have left. To steel ourselves and let Horus' venomous blade shatter against our righteousness. No more shock. No more mourning. No point in contemplating the future of the Imperium. The only difference between the traitorous lot that's coming for us and the next Ork invasion is that we know them. As far as I am concerned, that is an advantage."

Pramus Kholosk, The Castle, Sergeant of the Munchaust Squad

A Terran-born warrior from before the Emperor reunited with Rogal Dorn, Kholosk survived the Heresy, finally meeting his end at the very beginning of the Great Scouring, when he seemingly went berzerk during the boarding of the Iron Warriors' cruiser "Ferrus Candent". Though a cruel blow for the Legion, many saw the old veteran's reckless behaviour as liberating and natural, Kholosk having gone through the events of the Heresy with a stone-hard calm that was unsettling for all but the fire-and-ice collective mindset of the Imperial Fists.

Pramus Kholosk's most distinctive feature was his choice of Armour, the MKI Terminator Armour, of which he was one of the very few to sport, among Legionnaires. Though incredibly durable and providing immense strength to its wearer, MkI Tactical Dreadnought Armour (actually never having gone past 'Prototype' status) was extremely unwieldy and presented serious visibility issues. This made it almost prohibitive for boarding actions, but Rogal Dorn, appreciating Kholosk's valuing of his relic wargear, created the concept of boarding squads specialized in creating bulkwarks inside enemy ships. Over time, Pramus Kholosk became a legend among those Astartes companies and squads dedicated to void warfare.

This guy was a real challenge. As you may have noticed, his armour was inspired by this one [link] . I do hope Forgeworld gets to do it, someday. Thanks for watching and commenting, everyone. Cheers.
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KingOfCopper16's avatar
you improved it!
beachhead1973's avatar
wow, FW needs to pay you for this design and get around to making a mini of it. My only wonder is how you would stat super-armour that offers better protection than the Cataphractii and how you would model the disadvantage of the limited vision and such?
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8-bitAsherProfessional General Artist
Very cool take on the MK I!
Shamblin85's avatar
Been waaaay too long since i did a color for one of your pieces greyall, Think i'm going to work on this one ^^
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saimuraiProfessional Filmographer
This was my first ever 40k model, given to me to encourage me. I've repainted it several times, still using it in my Wolves army. Never read a nice back story like this before. 
phiq's avatar
phiqProfessional Digital Artist
Nice interpretation of that original (lacking) design. Good stuff.
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Impguy101Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its a very good rendering of MkI Terminator Armour. And since im an Imperial fists fan ill say: just keep the art coming! Have you sent it to forgeworld yet?
Greyall's avatar
I've posted it on their Facebook. No reaction from them, but a good few likes =)
Impguy101's avatar
Impguy101Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well that sucks. Try emailing games workshop or the White Dwarf staff rather. Ill check and see if i have contact details somewhere
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ArmelHobbyist Traditional Artist
I never thought I'd see such a great rendition of this old concept ^^
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"The only difference between the traitorous lot that's coming for us and the next Ork invasion is that we know them. As far as I am concerned, that is an advantage." wow treat the traitous legion like just another Ork wake is cold. he really is a tought mutherfucker. with is a regular imperial fists of course
Greyall's avatar
Ditto, Dorn breeds them tough
diego2528's avatar
yeah. i like the way this carater say this is like

rnadom marine:"horus the best of the primarch turn to chaos!"

pramus:yeah. and? better for us. now we knoe the enemy.

pure badass is shame that is primarch go insane but hey. bad days happens
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jailgurdnegativeHobbyist Digital Artist
hot giggity, that guy, the castle, surely deserves to be called such
stickrazor's avatar
he looks awsome
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J5Spade2MHobbyist General Artist
Man Awesome!! I don't like very much the hulked mechas but the hot looking skulls compensate it! ;)
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Innerwolf88Hobbyist General Artist
A completely cack miniature (even taking into account it's extreme age) turned into a badass concept for an amazing drawing.
Is that background canon or did you invent the character?
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roughbugger13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh nice, i need more old school 40k pic for my own fan made space marine chapter.
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GRiFFiN900Hobbyist General Artist
YOur illustrations are so awesome
hbomb1203's avatar
Alas! If only terminators could be equipped with plasma cannons...
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
veryyy nice!! mk1 termy armor.:D

lolz that old slupt!! is sooo cute the ball head! uguu...:iconuguuplz:
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Ratibor31Hobbyist General Artist
Brutal and majestic rendition of venerated od warrior, true to his Primarch and Emperor to the last breath...
Mountain of armour in which there is stubborn, bitter and unremorceful old veteran, living legend...
Titan from the ages past, gloriously met his death not as Astartes, but as a symbol of old ideals of Great Crusade... as last shsrd of Emperor's vision of glorious, victorous and ever-unfallible Humanity...
Rest in peace, venerable Pramus...
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