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Rumble on by NicolasRGiacondino Rumble on by NicolasRGiacondino
My dear watchers and watcherettes...

I apologise for not being around much, but I have an incredibly steep workload I must sift through most days to even get close to the computer. And when I do, it's just to scan, type replies or touch-up levels in PS.

However, some of that workload I may share, as is the case here.
This is a long overdue illustration for ~Molok04, of his own Warhammer 40,000 Sapce Marine Chapter: the Red Legion.

As you can see, it is heavily influeced by the Soviet era Russia, a period I'mvery keen on, when it comes to history. I have always had a deep respect for Russia and its architecture and culture, so I was very happy with this piece's theme.
I tried to convey a lot of resolution and might in this one, as well as showing a cold side to this march that is not usually seen on Warhammer 40,000 artwork. It's always red/orange explosions and caleidoscopic colours; I think seeing Marines march in the snow is just as menacing.
There are many details I like about this one, especially the palace in the background and the figure of Krusciev, the commander in front; the Librarian being a mystic, with his dark-blue robes and haunting eyes, the bolters with added wood touches to resemble AK-47s; and the subtle effect of the snow.

I hope this serves as a bit of an encouragement to keep visiting my Gallery and I hope I can upload more illustrations in the near future!

Enjoy!

Nic.-

Games Workshop Ltd. 2011
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:iconrus-chel:
rus-chel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
hell march would fit here)
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:iconarmamentdawg:
ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Well done, but a Soviet or Russian-inspired Chapter should use RED STARS for its insignia. Everyone knows the US uses white stars, and to see them on a Soviet or Russian, is like seeing the Mark of Slaanesh on a Champion of Khorne.
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:iconsammaeldarkangel:
SammaelDarkAngel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
не Петр, а Примарх Иван Грозный!!!
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:iconemeraldkeefe:
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Cool picture! Well done!
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:iconweasselk:
weasselK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Soviet Marines! YEAH!!!
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:iconrsk93:
RSK93 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Автор молодчина)))!
Зачётно выглядит))
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:iconsasha-sirozh:
Sasha-Sirozh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Hahaha! Great detail with the vodka bottle hanging from the belt XD
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:iconseveremis:
Severemis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I want this chapter have been real in Russia)
And yes - thanks that no bears, really thanks!
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:iconcomradedioxin:
ComradeDioxin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Такая "клюква"!
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:iconthelastdyingbreath:
ThelastdyingBreath Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
So, I love the picture as always, and the scenery is amazing.

But, maybe I'm the only who saw this as a first impression. Probably because it's nearing christmas.

Force commander St. Nick, with his army of elves, and the Evil Father Winter as the librarian scheming on his plans! With the north pole behind him of course.

anyways, love the art as usual. Your skies area always so interesting and alive, envious.
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:iconashielneronamyde:
AshielNeronamyde Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it! ) But... I see a bottle with vodka on his belt! (((
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:iconmerlincheg:
merlincheg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Gremlin from Kremlin??
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:iconkristandl:
KristanDL Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FOR THE TSAR!!!
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Glorious as we come to expect from you .
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:iconhaladrias:
Haladrias Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
love the vodka on the belt there! A nice touch.

also for a second there, i swear these guys were guardsmen.

the librarian also threw me off, thought he was a wizard.

Love the architecture in the background.
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
.......*plays 'Rasputin' by Bonnie M* :heart:
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:iconrempicka:
Rempicka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Awesome. Especially Rasputin as psyker. I would like GW made this chapter instead of Space Wolves.
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:iconshdw-x:
Shdw-X Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just think of Tetris when I look at this... oh god the song is starting to play in my head!! D:
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:icondarkus313:
Darkus313 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
We are not drink at war.
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:icondarkus313:
Darkus313 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
We are not drink at war.
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:iconhermanpriest:
HermanPriest Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Are you have a butthurt my friend?>:) Забыл о ста граммах наркомовских перед боем или вообще амфитаминах для летчиков?
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:iconrempicka:
Rempicka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
А для подводников грибы.
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:iconuglypete:
UglyPete Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I like the 'rasputinian' feel of the psyker, rest of the theme is great as well. Glad to know that even in the grim darkness of the 41st millenium there's still someone who doesn't mind a drop of space vodka...
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:iconkarloson:
Karloson Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Не хватает силовой водки, силовой балалайки и силового медведя.
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:iconhermanpriest:
HermanPriest Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Ты это кому написал? Автор вряд ли тебя понял.
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:iconrsk93:
RSK93 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Пускай автор Русский учит)))!
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:icondamonx99:
damonx99 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love the psyker! Came together pretty well there.

Best wishes to you on your day to day life man. Hope being a dad is a great for you as it is for me.
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:iconvaneev:
Vaneev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
With Peter I as Primarch.
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:iconratibor31:
Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
GREAT MASTERPIECE!
Spasibo, tovarishch!
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:iconrsk93:
RSK93 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Вооо)) Наш человек)))
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:iconratibor31:
Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
а ведь и верно убойная
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:iconmandomasta:
mandomasta Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
very nice
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:iconsmoke121:
Smoke121 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome stuff mate - Valrak :)
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
space russian!:D
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:iconvlaskiyov:
Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Oh god, as a Russo-phile...HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGH.
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:icontrilbyapocalpysepro:
TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
faved
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:iconwheresmytea:
wheresmytea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, you definitely nailed the 'might' aspect! It's cool seeing the Russian architecture- a departure from the futuristic stuff we see more regularly. You did a great job on it! :)
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
lol, I shoulda read the description first, my immediate thought was that Santa went Ape-$#!T. However it is a great piece. Also, being influenced on Soviet Russia does that mean that they don't keep to the Codex Astartes were Chapter numbers are concerned?
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:iconkageryuuuji:
KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Red Legion? They look Green to me. *stereotypical drum roll*
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:icontylero79:
tylero79 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
FOR MOTHER IMPERIUM!!!!
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:iconjfriggin:
jfriggin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
^if i could, i would like this...


...but instead here's a llama. :llama:
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:icongeorgesconcepts:
GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
FUCKING EPIC! You sir win 1000 internets!
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:iconwhrndpx:
whrndpx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why it is written "vodka" (bottle), but other words are made in Russian (gloves, boots)?
And he's boots.. There is "КРАСНЫЕ ЗВЕЗДЫ" ("RED STARS" /rus)?

Who encased within dreadnought? Lenin (reference to the mausoleum)?
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:iconhermanpriest:
HermanPriest Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Скорее всего чтобы большей аудитории сразу было понятно что в бутылке. Если написанно будет по русски, многие не поймут.
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Inexstinctus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
ТАНЦЕВАТЬ ИМПЕРАТОРСКИЙ ДВОРЁЦ!
Awesome picture.
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:iconleadheart787:
LeadHeart787 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, looks great <3
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:iconzolem:
Zolem Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
So it's an army led by Santa and Rasputin. Nice.
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:iconjfriggin:
jfriggin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Santa... with VODKA
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:iconzolem:
Zolem Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Must be quite the naughty list if he's hitting the hard stuff.
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:iconjfriggin:
jfriggin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hitting, with a HAMMER
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