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StormCrow
12-12-2011, 01:00
Hey everyone, I'm in the process of illustrating a Dark Angels Chaplain but I've reached an impasse and would like some feedback. I am having great difficulty deciding on what style of helmet to go with; a traditional skull or something between a skull and a marine helmet.

I've got the two options attached for those who would like to help me decide.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look :)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/DAChaplain-1.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/DAChaplainskulldistort.jpg

The Arch Heretic
12-12-2011, 07:33
Second one gets my vote! Nice and unusual,like it.

librerian_samae
12-12-2011, 15:41
Definitely the second one, far more ominous.

Although since your doing a dark angels Chaplin, fun bit of trivia according to their latest codex dark angels chaplains have helms based on the emperors decaying rotting corpse face not skulls like other chapters.

Here's the quote and page ref:

codex dark angels page 37;

terrifying and sinister figures of holy purity, garbed in black power armour. Their helmets bear the deathly visage of the Emperor

The picture bellow shows a normal helm with rotten death mask nailed to the front.

MadDoc
12-12-2011, 22:50
Edit - My vote goes for the second one as well. Although, have you thought of maybe a hybrid between the two? A more traditional skull helm but with the armour seams like your second helm. Just a thought.


Definitely the second one, far more ominous.

Although since your doing a dark angels Chaplin, fun bit of trivia according to their latest codex dark angels chaplains have helms based on the emperors decaying rotting corpse face not skulls like other chapters.

Here's the quote and page ref:

codex dark angels page 37;


The picture bellow shows a normal helm with rotten death mask nailed to the front.
:confused: Not sure what Codex your looking at but mine shows the picture below, which to me appears to have a skull (cut laterally inline with the coronal and sphenosquamal sutures and caudally just below the frontal tuberosity) or skull-like faceplate riveted to a normal helmet.

It doesn't look markedly different to the helm on this model (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440271a&prodId=prod1050248) or the other art for Space Marine Chaplains.

Alathir
13-12-2011, 11:54
I'd go with the second one, looks more interesting. Coming along nicely by the way!