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IlluminatiScribe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Adeptus Mechanicus or Dark Mechanicus?

Sometimes i honestly can't tell the difference
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crazyhammer Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
the dark mechanicus does have pointy ends here and there
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brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
This is awesome. Love that tattered red cloak.
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Love the Mechanicum for some reason.
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TheNightbringer343 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I would NOT want to undergo any surgery in the 41st millennium.
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SFaccountant Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013

Sweet Magos Biologis.

I wonder if he's Adeptus or Dark Mechanicus? That seems to be a mutant/cultist he's operating on, and the man is not well restrained.

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masterredwood Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Of course he is Dark Mechanicus! i mean look at it!!!! he forgot to light the holy incense, or apply the sacred oils!  I can't tell in a still image, but safe to assume he is also not re-sighting the songs of mending in binary chant. 
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SFaccountant Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

Well, all those things could be off-panel! We don't know!

And I'd always assumed the DarkMech had swapped most of their holy chants for "Fuck Mars, seriously, screw those guys, who needs them".

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masterredwood Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Some do, some don,t... depends on the Hertek.  A good example of how different Herteks can vary;  A good example of this is Noman Ryne; he is a non choas worshipping heretek, but is also for the free distrubution of information.  So he is basically a person running around teaching unsantioned lessions of the machine to people.
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SFaccountant Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013

I wasn't referring to Hereteks in general, but Dark Mechanicus specifically. The Dark Mechanicus is limited to the rebel branch that was essentially dragged along with the Chaos Space Marines to keep all their gear running in the giant pit of unreality where they live (and boy, those guys must have it rough). Although I'm sure even the DarkMech has numerous different sects and sub-cults depending on what Legion they're most closely aligned with, Chaotic leaders they've fallen in with, and random acts of Warp-muckery that might have influenced their teachings.

I'm pretty sure hating Mars and the Loyalists who absurdly claim the Emperor is the Omnissiah is a requirement to join up with the Dark Mechanicus.

Of course, there are countless other "Hereteks" who would be ordinary Techpriests but for some political foible or minor dispute with Martian dogma - it's a pretty big galaxy - but most of those wouldn't be caught dead stitching up a Chaos cultist.

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masterredwood Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I think the Dark Mechanicus is just a misunderstanding.  I think any group or cult of Hereteks would be considered working in the Dark Mechanicus, even thoa there not a unified force or even friendly to each other.  I think it is just a Adeptus Mechanicus form of branding applied to where ever, however i will acknowledge original Dark Mechanicus was "Founded" by the initial tech priests who followed Horus into chaos, but its just a superficial tittle applied to Traitors of the machine god i think. 
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SFaccountant Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013

Ah, maybe from the perspective of the Adeptus Mechanicus, but then they have a vested interest in casting out and eliminating any group that might threaten their tech monopoly. So it's completely understandable that they'd label any Heretek with "Dark Mechanicus: shoot in face, thank you".

The Dark Mechanicus is very much a thing and identifies themselves as such. Aside from the Iron Warriors, which are very closely allied to them, they also function independently from the Chaos Space Marines that have to trade them protection, bodies and material for their help. Ultimately they're the ones who manage the limited technological resources within the Eye of Terror and keep the equipment working for the Chaos Space Marines, most of whom don't even realize that you can't fix every single machine with a wrench-axe and that one servo arm that Techmarines have mounted on their backpacks. They also control the Chaos Titan Legios, which is pretty much the only reason that they haven't been fully absorbed into the Legions as servants.

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masterredwood Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Cool, I think the Techmarines of chaos are Called Warp Smiths; but besides that, I actually didn't know most of that.
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conscript900 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I found this image on google when i was looking around for example on augmetics and things. I am highly impressed with this... LOVE IT! 
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Auh-Kais Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantasticly amazing!
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ning Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I would have accepted 'fantastic' or 'amazing'...but 'fantastically amazing'? That is ridiculous.
Thanks!
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Auh-Kais Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
You are exceptionally welcome.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Okay that is an awesome new face design for a tech priest
I mean it's still techpriest-y but a refreshing change
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GrindCrusherCorps Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it !
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hk1x1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I think you've perfectly captured the lore of the tech priests with this piece, as well as showing us a glimpse of the dark truth of technology in 41st millenium, excellent work.
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bale-storm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow awesome detail, really like the design too
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Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
wow....just.....wow........I can't even say.....
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Angewaire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Zooming doc's face was brilliant idea must admit.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist
i loved the zoomed in view for the surgeon
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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jdlr64 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Cool!
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FireDylan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is SICK
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notchthegreat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just pure awesome
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BrotherCoa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
The flesh is weak in true meaning of the word.
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Spectacularly creepy, this illustration really captures the inhuman feeling of the tech-priests from the original rulebook.
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CubeRootRotheo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm. the dead guy looks like one of the Dark Vengeance cultists...
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Zeredek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Probably is.
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Planken Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The thing that the ....other thing are whatever he does looks like he's scavenging that dead thing with horns on....and claws....but its very good but to me its just th ecreepiest warhammer related thing i've ever seen....
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I always thought that this guys are one of the most creepiest of the characters Warhammer 40000. You never know what they are thinking because they have no face. You never feel what they feeling. They have no emotions. They are standing between cold and pragmatic machine and faithful and zealous fanatic.

Thanks for awesome art, ning!
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Indeed!
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Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy...
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DefyProcrastination Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Amazing detail.
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clawhammr666 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
great job and nicely detailed as usual
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VampireDGhost Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
severely)
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LegionXVSPQRVerlux Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Techpriest from W40k?
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ShadowBT Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
really awesome man you did a great job.
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jerik666 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"You must trade one pain, for a lesser one. Let the whirring sounds of my body sooth you as body is mended back into it's former image. As I see it."

Well done mate. I like the fluid/raw material dispensers built into his fingers. The I question the use for the mega clamp.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
nice bit of dialogue you wrote there
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jerik666 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you. Noticed I botched it a little, but whatever, I was typing quickly. Thanks again.
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wow, man. Why you're so pro? I can avoid feeling observed by that guy D:
The way he is being stiched...is causing me to scratch my arm...that gotta sting. ewww...
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