It's interesting the things you find on the internet (ha, ha!) Sometimes you find nice little details and projects based upon your own work. It's always encouraging to find that others have put in creative work in response to your own. This is an image I discovered depicting the plate of an Excoriators Space Marine from my novel Legion of the Damned. I love it. I supply it here with a description from the novel that might have inspired it.
" ‘Approbator Quast?’ the Adeptus Astartes rumbled. When Quast didn’t answer, the Excoriator removed his helmet. He peered down at the acolyte over his chestplate, revealing his mangled features - a patchwork of ugly stitching cutting his ancient face into quarters.
Quast couldn’t quite find his words in the presence of the Angel. Neither could he hold the intensity of the Excoriator’s dark eyes and found his own drift down the detail of the scarred battle plate. Unconsciously leaning in, Quast saw that adorning each nick, each sword slash and bullet hole was an inscription, scratched in High Gothic lettering. The battleplate was covered in such markings, each gouge and lasburn bearing its own notation. Dates and locations: 221751.M41 Gethsemane; 435405.M41 Delleria Secundus; 997640.M41 MallastabergIII . From the dun sheen of the ivory armour worn by the Excoriators beyond, Quast assumed their plate bore the same mixture of script and scarring. "
Legion of the Damned A Space Marine Battles Novel