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Tactical Dreadnought Terminator Armor by orcbruto Tactical Dreadnought Terminator Armor by orcbruto
A reimagining of Warhammer 40k Terminator Armor.

In Warhammer 40.000 universe, the Terminator Armor (aka. Tactical Dreadnought) is a kind of heavy, powerful exoskeleton/armor, a lighter and smaller version of the powerful and enormous walker known as Dreadnought, made for close combat and destruction of violent and dangerous threats.

The last Terminator armors were fabricated in the Dark Age of Technology and just before the Horus Heresy, making them precious artifacts with thousands of years each.

I never really liked how W40k Terminator armor looks like. It was just a regular power armor with a hunchback and a helmet that looks like a ugly dog face, just the Aegis Armors (from the Gray Knights) were cool looking.

I based my design more in the Ironmonger armor from Iron Man, more like a mecha, with mechanical legs and arms to stand powerful recoil from auto-canons and missile launchers without need to brace for impact. The pilot ride inside the Terminator torso, sitting and controlling the movement with pedals and joysticks.

Adeptus Astartes could control the Terminator overall movement linking their Black Carapace to the mecha Machine Spirit, leaving the hands free for other important tasks, like putting 40k iPods in the ears, eating snacks or pleasing Slaanesh with an issue of PlayAstartes (in case of Chaos Space Marines, and you know what I mean...). In combat the Astartes could concentrate in more elaborate movements, like reloading guns, operating mechanisms and opening doors with keys or keycards (try opening a simple lock with one of these... [link] it's too damn difficult!)

As I read in the Warhammer 40k Wiki, it's possible for a normal human to ride a Terminator Armor, but they would find it very difficult and bulky. Some Ordo Malleus Inquisitors wear them like the Gray Knights, but not as good as an Astartes would wear them...
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Yokaiou Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Why not combine a spacemarine, into a centurion into a dreadknight?  So you can be armored when you are armored and armored.
orcbruto Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is why the Sororitas have to go to battle naked and drive dreadnoughts with no protection at all... XD
DarkMGN Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Writer
Awesome idea man!
orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks =D

In the novels the Terminator suit looks enormous, bulky and impressive, not like a hunchback power armor with a dog face =D 
DarkMGN Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Writer
True that, so it would be not all too crazy to assume a normal human could pilot it like a mech. Escpe ially considering the neuro interface, he or she would have the same reflexes and flexibility inside the mech as if using their own limbs.
orcbruto Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hummmm... the idea was to put Astarted riding it like some crossover of mecha and armored suit (I took the inspiration from the Ironmonger of the first Iron Man movie). As Astartes have the Black Carapace, they can connect and operate the armor like a second skin... 

Also remembered me the Inquisitor Karamazov, that rides a Dreadnought XD
DarkMGN Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Writer
Lol true. Well the space marine inside a space marine concept already exists as the form of the centurion. However the idea of a terminator armor being this huge and badass, is quite an interesting one. also this concept bears the benefit of a lower likelihood for the marine to be chopped to piece when wearing the suit. Chopped of limb can be a great hinderance when shooting a gun!
orcbruto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Yeah, Armor save 2+ rocks =D
PraetorGix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I like the desing but the last three sketches don't make any sense. From right to left the astartes is smaller every time; it almost looks like it's designed for common humans if you re-scale the thing to compare it. And also, the way the pilot enters the armor in the center graph is completely different from the left one. I understand those may be different stages of your design but it is not made clear at all in this poster.
orcbruto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Yap, I didn't made the small sketches in any scale =D
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