The Deathwatch are Space Marines from various chapters in the Imperium that are joined together (on loan) to fight Xenos(Aliens) wherever they pose a threat to the Imperium of mankind.
The Black Shields are those Marines who do not wish to let anyone know what chapter they originate from, whether out of shame, because the Chapter is under suspicion of the Lords of Terra(or the Inquisition) or the chapter has turned heretic or rogue.
edit, fixed a stupid Typo /edit
(Though granted, I like the idea of a Black Shield Night Lord much better - that's a whole lot of conflicting drama there, love it! )
It might be a cool thing to paint (grey s cool to paint, difficult, but cool) but ultimately, I mostly paint what others want as I do it for aa living.
(Which also looks awesome. MK IV Maximus with personal adornments?)
interesting to see space marine do something else than strike one of their typical battle poses for once.
That and the fact that he is a black shield and an aphoticary make him a very interesting character when you think about his relationship with the other deathwatch marines
Is that Night Lord in the background? xD awesome
If he didn't wear that Inquisitorial symbol I would have pegged him for a Night Lord, what with the sinister helmet to his right.
I'd love to hear/read stories about one such character. W40K is filled with those who fall (or rise?) to Chaos but this far there's only two who actually returned. One eldar character from "Oath of the Warrior" who was originally a Dark Eldar and Lt. "Last Chance " Kage from Last Chancers who was just too stubborn to allow the daemon who'd hijacked his body win.
Nice work mate.
Took my player group over a year to figure out he had been an Ultramarine captain.
Was my own fault, left my laptop with background story unattended.
Very nice art. Love the sinister red candles ^^
The bolter has a significance, but I believe that it is more for the commissioner then otherwise.
In fact, every detail except the candles have a significance in this image. The candles I added to get the right lighting for the mood (which has significance, but there you go.
It is not intended to be a beaky-helmet though, it's supposed to be an MK4hemet, though with a bit of imaginative thinking it is easy to see how a beaky now works on a chaplain as well
Yes I have considered many different things, though I do not really hav the time to do so since I have to take time for paid commissions such as Pax above.
amazing work man. and his face does have that vampiric look to it.
Of course if you were really that close to that particular Black Shield you would probably be due the Emperor's Peace pretty soon...