Astartes - Part Two
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Part Two of Astartes, a Warhammer 40,000 fan film project. If anyone would like to support me in this project please consider the links below. I work as a contract 3d artist so any donation means less time working for others and more time on Astartes! _________________________________________ 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop. © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2017. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Battletome, Stormcast Eternals, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.


Jake Frost : You seriously managed to do more justice for 40k in *_one minute_* than what most AAA studios could squeeze out of half a decade. You deserve a pat on the back for this; in fact, make it two.

Sterling Felker : The most spectacular thing about this isn't just what's being shown, is the ambient way that it's visually flavored and posed. It is at the sweet spot of being stylized and simultaneously realistic. You clearly have a well developed eye for production and visual design

Peter Mcloughlin : Absolutely nailed it. I even slowed it down to 25% to check for a half arsed skipped detail. I got nothing. Every shot the Astartes make is bang on target. Their aim is flawless. Utterly focused, brutally lethal and totally without fear or remorse. No chit chat, no dramatic orders barked into the vox. Just a cold silence from a squad that has done this a thousand times before. Swift, efficient, unyielding. The perfect warrior. ASTARTES

zygo0 : Ok, the lead up the breach was AWESOME. 1) Fighter peels off to attack ship from behind. 2) Drone peels off to disrupt incoming missiles. 3) PDD turret on boarding craft takes out two missiles that made it through. 4) Fighter swoops in and draws attention of ship, drawing main AA fire. 5) Final drone takes out barrage of missiles. 6) Knock knock, Heretics. VERY nicely done!

Schinak : I have never seen the sheer impact of a bolter round captured so perfectly

Bruce Reutens : Imperial Admiral: *looking upon the Astartes before him, blood splashed all over his power armour* I take it the boarding was rough? Astartes: The rebels were, uncooperative.

CinnamonTea : Much has been said about the amazing animation (which is mind blowing, true), but I think equal praise should be given for the fantastic scene direction in this short. Before the hull breach, the drones make the scene interesting but ratchet up the tension by showing us action *far away. Then, inside the vessel, the shots give the audience a sense of space; something that is vital for good action scenes but that many indie animators miss. Again, tension is used so deftly to really give the Astartes' entrance a *boom. Action is harder than people think, and this short employs it so well without making it gratuitous.

Julie M. : The music is from Dredd 2012 right? It fits

Xerain House : So I just watched a video about the size of a 75 caliber round and I realized why the barrels on your bolters look so much smaller. It's actually more accurate than GW's bolters.

bigbenhoward : It took me longer to click on the link for this video than it took those Astartes to clear an entire hanger of traitors.

FrstSpctr88 : This is at: Hollywood level, multi-million budget with a multi-billion movie studio... And hollywood is making crappier movies with millions of dollars with their multi-billion studios, while independent creators create these high quality videos, at their own computers, in their own homes or in some low budget studio outside hollywood.

Alex Anthony : At first glimpse I thought: "man, those bolters look small!" Then I came to my senses: "oh right... Astartes... never mind."

gesslr : Possibly the best animated depiction of 40K space marines I have ever seen. I became a Patreon today. When I can increase it, I will. Fantastic work mate.

General_Lagarto : Space Marines the way they should be, not some shouting angry bois like Dawn of War, the only work i've ever seen that depicts Space Marines the way they should be, is WH40: Space Marine itself, Space Marines are ruthless, cold, extremely focused, only speaking when reporting something of extreme importance, they know what they'll do, and they know the outcome, because they probably done this a few hundred times already.

Carolus : Just amazing. In under two minutes of footage you have accomplished a level of grittiness, brutality and realism yet to be found in the 20 plus years of 40k depictions. Take note Games Workshop.

ethan philpot : I *_LOVE_* how the Bolters are portrayed here. Even the pistol makes an intense _boom_ with each shot fired. They seem slightly "modernized" too, less cartoony and more practical looking. The best aspect, however, is how the poor bastards being shot at just straight up *explode* uncermoniously. Equally chilling and awesome!!!

General Irons : 0:45 I just realised, this is the heat sig that the Astartes are seeing It's just point and shoot!

the tyrant67 : Damn it people! Where's the 40k community at!? We need to throw more money at this guy. Thank goodness you have Paypal by the way. I can't be a Patron but I'll definitely drop a portion of cash every now and then when I can afford it.

funkpb : The impact of the rounds hitting their targets is so satisfying. Especially the guy towards the end who hit the wall.

Arthur Dent : What i like: -the overall look -the overall feel -the dull sound while beeing in space (yeah i know there is no sound in space at all, but i think make it dull is the perfect solution between realistic and cinematic) -the "drones" are using real steering nozzles -the turret giving two shots but hides when the vessel breaches the hull -the cold precision how this operation is going on -the little rotation on the length axis of the vessel (including the camera) and that the drones do it with a short delay. That looks like real course correction at least how i imagine it. -the fact that the bolt exploed when hitting the enemys -that you didnt use any "heroic" background music! what i think you could improve: (i can roughly imagine how much work went into this, since im a 3d artist myself, so i know that you will never model-setup-render-comp this thing again, but anyways, maybe for the next time, or a similar scene ;-) -I would expect some warning sirens including warning lights when the hull is breached -i would also expect some bulkhead closing, to seal the breach -the oxygen (and small loose parts) should be sucked out during the breach -the bolts should explode even if they dont hit the enemys but the environment -the sound of the bolts could be "heavier" if you know what i mean overall a solid 9/10, you really managed to get the whole wh40k space marine atmosphere in these 66 seconds, you have an amazing eye for the details im really impressed. Keep up the nice work, cant wait to see the next episode!

Josh Morel : "How strong can a bolter be?" 0:53 "... I see."

techpriest feeb 1101101-111001 : THE LIKES ARE AT 40k WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

Goulagtime : A little word from France. You are doing a fucking great work. I love it. You deserve more views and i can't wait to see more. You are doing a better work than the space marine film. You made exactly how I imagine Space Marine are. Keep Going man

Robin Falkner-Wedge : how to spacemarines: Step1: get out your version of a handheld pistol. step2: watch that guy over there *explode*

bobcatking 831 : Just imagine being in a security center and just watch this go down on your ship

Dr Pepper : 10/10 mate. the 53 people that gave this a dislike should be hunted down, flogged and publicly shamed before being mind wiped to become a servitor....and id burn down their mothers village too lol. keep up the excellent work :)

Wesleym134 : If the Federation wasn't so pansy-assed about genetic modification, they would have had soliders like this. If the Jem'hadar had to go up up against the Astartes in the Dominion War, it would be over before they knew it.

Jon Hollister : Holy crap! I’ve worked in 3D modeling before and I can unreservedly say that this is not only the best animated WH40k piece I’ve seen - and that goes for official game cinematic and such too - but it is also has he most style and cinematic skill. So yeah, this tops pretty much any visual representation of 40k I’ve yet seen. Think on that for a second. Props on top of props, this does not look like “fan-made” anything!

Kalbe Arts : Honestly i could go on about how spot on the feel of the space marines are in this. But hondstly the thunderbolt at the beginning is a fantastic touch. I always forget that thunderbolts can fly in the void and it was amazing to see one moving! Thank you so much for this.

Friedrick Steiner : HOLY SHIT, I just noticed the escort plane actually disabled the ship's engines @0:23. The amount of detail man...

Alex Frost : Cold, merciless, efficient. The way an Astartes should be in combat

Mega Tengu : holy sigmar, bless this amazing animation.

SicariiD : this is just insanely good! HOW CAN YOU ONLY HAVE 40 k subs?!?!?......oh wait..

FungWarb12 : This is by far the best fan-made 40k animation I've ever seen

red engineer : Like if you'd play a game based around this.

darkblood626 : Now THAT is what happens when you get hit by a bolter.

A Cord : This popped up on my feed and I am super disappointed in MYSELF for ignoring it this long!! Holy crap this is bad ass!!! I've watched all 4 videos currently out like 5 times and it's still amazing

Александр Харченко : This, plus BFG Division. :D Great work!

Han Jia : That auto gun at 0:54 looks like it's manufactured by Kel Tec... Sub 2000 with a huge heat shield... ignoring the side placed magazine that is...

Quarz_dk : 0:57 that music, that atmosphere, damn its awesome, the Dredd soundtrack is an excellent choice!!!!

Peptuck : I love how you managed to capture the essence of the Space Marine boarding action and the artwork. We have the iconic image of the line of Space Marines firing their bolters from the hip at an unseen enemy, but you managed to impart just how brief and utterly one-sided such actions tend to be when its the Astartes. They don't stand there blasting away for ages at resistance. Blam blam blam, a few seconds of precision lethality, and it's over.

elitemarine79 : I've been playing 40K since 2nd Edition and this is by far the greatest representation of Space Marines I have ever seen. Miles above anything else. Absolutely amazing work.

Centuri .Trader : WHAT DO MY EYES BESTOW BEFORE ME??? this is fan-made??? ITS BEAUTIFUL!!! *spews forth a torrent of orgasmic gibberish in high gothic*

Kevin Petty : I love how calm and collected the Marines are depicted in this. Like, this is tuesday at the office for these Astartes. A boring tuesday.

Unknow0059 # : My god, a full fledged film like this would be fantastic.

bigbenhoward : That split moment when you get to see all of the targets glowing red from the Space Marines' point of view, and seeing the deadly accuracy and sheer brutality of the impact of their shots. This is how Fluff Space Marines should be portrayed. Crunch Space Marines don't live up to the lore at all. This is a real treat. I finally get to see Space Marines playing to their strengths and being as bad-ass as they are described in the lore. I salute the skills, time, and dedication of the creator in bringing these monsters of combat to life for all of us plebs.

Drenosa : What's our Holy Mission today?! We're going for a walk.

Emperor Gameling : God-Emperor I love how intimidating and downright scary they are

The Algerian : Seriously, what kind of lowlife thumbs down videos like these?