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Iron Hands - Concept by tacticangel Iron Hands - Concept by tacticangel
At this point, there are only about a half a dozen pages left of the Orks in Immortal Enemies before we move onto something else. Consider this a sneak preview of what is to come. The IRON HANDS loyalist space marine chapter will be making an appearance, and these are three of the major players in that portion of the novel.

As far as their appearance, if any of you are sticklers for fluff, you will notice that these Iron Hands are not illustrated to codex specifications for colors. In that respect, you are correct. The Iron Hands here have no paint job at all. They are, cold, unpainted ceremite because there is much weakness within the Imperium that needs to be rooted out if humanity is to survive. There is no time for such trivial matters as appearance. Strength is all that matters. The cancer must be removed, weakness purged, and there is only war...
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rychek Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I fuckin love this! There needs to be more iron hands art, they are hands down the coolest group within warhammer 40k
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tacticangel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Thank you! And I mean that not just because of the illustration, but because I agree this army is overlooked. There are few, if any, entities in 40k that can speak so strongly to the nature of the Grim Darkness. If these guys are 'the good guys,' if their crazed, grim, inhuman mentality is good...

In any case, I suggest you read at least part of Immortal Enemies. There is at least a dozen pages about them. I think you'd probably like it if you are on-board with the whole Iron Hand thing. (Starting [link] )
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Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Very nice touch on the helmets...
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DiGitaLambert Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Flesh is weak! yeah! im originally a blood angel fan, but after reading FULGRIM, why world changed. heheh.
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WordBearer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Wow, I love the designs, especially the one on the right. They are a bit rigid and small looking for space marines, the shoulders especially seem off scale. Still though, great work.

Helmet on the guy on the right is amazing.
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twitchy01 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
nice
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basler2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, finally some iron hands art. i'm a great fan of Immortal enemies and iron hands so i'm very pleased that you decided to involve them.
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tacticangel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
I don't know if it was ever really all that obvious, but the plotline for Immortal Enemies was written at the very beginning of (the second) concept. For the most part, everything that happens is already slated out, which on the one hand makes me free from influence, but on the other hand makes suggestions a little bit of a moot point, you know?

I'm glad you like it. If you like Iron Hands, I don't think you will be disappointed, though, not in the least.
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basler2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Iron hands are my favourite. Come and chek out my concept characters if you have time.
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basler2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, finally some iron hands art. i'm a great fan of Immortal enemies and iron hands so i'm very pleased that you decided to involve them.
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