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Ponyhammer Races - Sketches by Sanity-X Ponyhammer Races - Sketches by Sanity-X
I've come a long way from my first explorations of the Ponyhammer idea [link] and [link] , so I thought it might be nice to revisit some of the first races I penned down (especially the Space Mareines!) and add a few more people have been asking for.

They're still pretty rough (even in my standards!), so I'll see whether I can get enough time to clean them up as I go along. Cheers~ ^_^

ps: I tried to make everything to scale, so all of them should be relative to each other in terms of size. I think the Mareines look properly larger and chunkier than their pony brethren now, and will you take a gander at the size of that Hog! XD

I'm a little fuzzy on the scale of a Ork Nob in relation to a Marine, but that is how big I think they are atm. ^_^
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XYZDreadnought Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
By the Emperor... The Dao look adorable!
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melvy88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thanks for the answer !
Now i'm curious to see a dao etheral...
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ioncannon-mk4 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I can't help but feel like the Dao and Ponies overlap in ideologies a bit too much since the Imperium in ponyhammer have saints that preached the values of friendship and unity.
So I am curios to know if the Dao and Imperium are allied.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Artist
They do, don't they? I felt like exploring the idea that the Dao and the Equestrians indeed see friendship and unity in very distinct ways. While ponies revel in the celebration of individuality and the the virtues of friendship and tolerance; the Dao believe in their united destiny as a community, where the good of the many often outweighs the good of the few. They have much to learn from each other. ^_^

As their philosophies are very similar, they tend to coexist fairly well in this universe. Aside from the skittish paranoia of an Equestria thrust into a universe of violence, and an empire that is extremely stubborn in its adherence to the "Greater Good".
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Well as you said it would be interesting to see how they would interact. And paradoxically enough it seems like the Dao would in most conflicts be the main aggressors or since it is more likely no armed conflict ocurr at all, be very insistent in their suggestions/demands for the Ponies to join the "greater good". After all while the Tau of 40k are very patient and for that universe very progressive, they don't know how to take a no, and will keep trying to push their agenda one way or another. :P Of course there is no need for this to really be the case in Ponyhammer since the imperium is more mellow so they could be as well.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Artist
There will be more talking and less shooting in the interactions of both factions, and border issues will be a common problem between the empires.

Each will attempt to befriend the other, but each feeling their ways of social organisation is superior.
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melvy88 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
If the dao are the tau , do they have auxiliaries (like the kroots )?
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Artist
Most definitely! I'm fairly set with the Vespid being some sort of hornet-ish species, and I'm messing around with the Kroot at this very moment.

Moving between either a canine or lizardy aesthetic at the moment.
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Lizards would likely be more inline with their aesthetic tbh, but canines or wolf like creatures could work with their mentality.

Edit: I know they have kroot "hounds" but even they have lizard like heads. I will also be very curious to see how you deal with their "shaping". The "human" equivalents e.g. the ponies can have horns or wings or super strength. So there is a lot of potential there for crazy looking kroot. :D
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Sinister-Aglets Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Good work, sir.  It seems you put a lot of thought into adapting the imperial forces to fit with equestrian values (truly Saint Pinky is wise) and coming up with oodles of horse pun names to boot. 

I understand that the Life/Deathwatch, Grey Knights/Dames and Space Marines represent paragons of virtue in both universes but how did you adapt the Ordo Hereticus/Sisters of Battle?  An organisation built on ruthlessness and suspicion that uses torture on it's own people seems a difficult fit for a empire where Celestia is alive and not stuck in a fancy freezer.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! Pinkie is both wise and wacky in equal measure. ^_^

The "Sisters of Battle" of this universe is more concerned with the defense of their faith rather than the burning of heretics. The "Ordo Hereticus" may have a much more... sinister service they provide to Equestria. They do less torture and more sending to concentration camps atm though, until I feel the need for them to descend to more extremes in their methods.
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OreoGolem Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I can hear the poshness looking at that Eldeer.  AND I LOVE IT.
"Ahhh yes, the 'immortal Celestia'. Tell me, my little pony, we do not see our gods for they are died at the hands of a god, what excuse does your pitiful warlord-seer of old have for not showing his face?"
(Now I'm imagining Eldeer Khaine.... hmmmm)
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watcher25 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
oh... kay...

"Bring your pretty face to my Axe!"
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watcher25 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
yeah, makes more sense the dao are very spindly equinish creatures or more rodentish creatures,

the hog nob is an ally...? (I'm all for the wiser races working together instead of constant war, but still... )

i love the bridesmaid and far-seer designs
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Artist
Dem Hogz ain't no frendz to nopony. He's just dere' to gore em' all up, gud and proppa! WAAAGH!!

Dey'z be party krashas, dey'z is. Hur hur hur. 

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Ahem. Well, I'm glad you like my designs. ^_^
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome love the eldeer
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks. Glad you like them. ^_^
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :-9 hope you like some of my art to 
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kal444 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Ok... loved the grey.  Taken from our Lord/Mistress. We are his/her sons/daughters.
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
:lol: Let us all follow the heroic example of Saint Pinkie (sadly martyred in the God-Empress's name at the conclusion of the Cupcake Pacification campaign on Sugaris Cuben Prime)!
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UB3R-TR011 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I, am currently, DYING IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Die for Her in Canterlot, who is our shield and protector!
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UB3R-TR011 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
STOP. STOP IT NOW. MY HEADCANON ABILITIES ARE TOO POWERFUL
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
:D NEVER! 40KIFY EQUESTRIA MORE! SOMEONE GET ME A MAP OF THE WORLD SO I CAN DIVIDE THE PLACE UP INTO SEGMENTUMS!

Speaking of which, I feel as though Ponyville would be equivalent to Cadia by dint of it being so close to EVERY SINGLE FUCKING MONSTER IN EQUESTRIA! Seriously, it seems as though you can't take one step out of the town without tripping over malevolent entities!
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UB3R-TR011 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
NO. EMPORERDAMMIT. PLEASE STOP. YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. IN THE TIME IT TOOK FOR ME TO READ THAT, I HAVE REALIZED THAT DISCORD IS THE TRUE, FIFTH, CHAOS GOD, MALAL (AND YES, MALAL IS A REAL CHAOS GOD LOOK IT UP), WHO WAS BANISHED BY THE OTHER FOUR. CELESTIA AND LUNA ARE ABLE TO CONTROL THE SUN AND MOON, RESPECTIVELY, BECAUSE ON THE DAY OF THEIR BIRTH, COINCIDED WITH THE BIRTH OF SLAANESH. THE PSYCHIC SHOCK WAVE THAT EMANATED FROM THE EYE OF TERROR, TURNED BOTH CELESTIA AND LUNA INTO ALPHA LEVEL PSYCHERS.
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
A realisation that the false god Discord is a *truly* divine being that rivals our beloved God-Empress!? Filthy heresy! Treason against the Equestrium of Marekind! You will fall, heathen!
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UB3R-TR011 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Fool! I am no heretic! I try to warn you of the incoming storm! The fall of the Eldeer brought about not only the Eye of Terror, but also the birth of the Chaos God of Pleasure! Should the Imprisoned One wake from his slumber, then everything She fought for will have been for naught!
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sarin555 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
What is Dao?
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METROpony Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tau
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chaosdono Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Are we gona see more nekorons?
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NightTerrorsEye Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WAAAAARGH!!!!
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Jc2172 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Very cool once again, one problem though... Boarz go "WAAART!!!" not "WAAAGH!!!" :P
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DavionX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
prehistory horse for tau, perfect!
also: pinkie priest, best priest ever!
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Artist
Not so much a prehistoric horse, they're based on a mousedeer template. ^_^

I've been getting alot of positive feedback on the priest. Glad you like it! XD
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DavionX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
may i draw those?
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Artist
Sure, go right ahead. ^_^
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DavionX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thx
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Nachtana Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes it's just amazing what some artwork can do with a man. I left Warhammer before my second Tabpetop game. And now i'm trying to make MLP-Miniatures on my own. I really appreciate your work in the Details of the Warhammer-multiverse but they're still ponys.
And there is another thing. And this cant be only a coincidence, it fits too good. I began to make a Space mare, using the usually space marine bits. And it works. In fact it works really good. But maybe it's irony, the Miniature is closer on your old work as on the Life watch on this picture. By doing this i had a new sight of your work and the compatibility of the model kits, maybe it can help you.

This goes only to the Live watch Pony
First is the knee armour of the forelegs. Or to be exact: the missing round armour plate, yust like you did on the hind legs. OK, i made the forelegs with the Legs of a Space Marine, you draw them with the arm plates. I like them as legs, not arms. It's a matter of taste and my own mind.
Second is the neck armour. It looks great in deed. But with that the head has a very limited movement. Sure, Ponys have a long neck and that can be difficult. Or an avantage, if they can use it.

PS: she's still work in progress but enogh for a first watch. [link]
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Artist
I'm glad to hear I've inspired you to build your own Space Mareines. They look great! XD

On some of the points you raised, let me provide some justification for them:

1) The Forelegs - I used elements from the Space Marine Gauntlet for them because, well, I'm a big fan of variety. As you mentioned, it's really a matter of taste. ^_^

2) The Collar - Yes, it was attempt to up-armour the exposed neck area of the Space Mareine. The collar is a separate piece from the chestplate however, and thus will do little to hinder the flexibility of the neck.

I hope that helps you understand why I made those changes to the design. Cheers! ^_^
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stiffbonez Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
hog nob? would that make a rider of said beast a hog nobber?
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
Nah, it'd just be called an Ultimate Badass Boar Boyz Nob.
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Jc2172 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Still needs more dakka...
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Lowes48 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Is this idea still going on? The spacebattles ponyhammer thread seemingly just cut off in april 2012 and I've heard nothing since.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
Yeah, the Spacebattles thread tends to go silent at times. I still dabble in the idea, and so does my good friend Runic Arbiter. ^_^
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Very nice. A good balance of WARHAMMER 40,000 and MY LITTLE PONY. Very nice.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
What animal is that that you're using for the Dao? I can't find an animal called that.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Artist
Mmm... It's a play of words on the word 'Doe'.

Based them off the asian mousedeers, of sorts. ^_^
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Ah, okay, that makes sense XD
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Daseles Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
perhaps Maneustorum(just an idea)

keep up the good work!
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