Sheer genius! I love everything about this!! Crazy high-tech space pirates with dark gothic architecture and green-glowing monitors; what's not to love?? I like how the skulls are built into everything. He's surrounded by all this tech but still following an old school paper map; makes it more interesting. I like the witch doctor in the back with the telescope.
You realy captured the 'Dark Millenium' feel that 40k has always held with a sprit of adventure, it reind me of the original concept for Rouge Trader which turned 40K into a sort of Role Play Game with an emphisis on chracter creation so it keeps with the general concept very nicely. This easiy warrents a Fave by it's own merits too.
Very nice! Did John Blanche ever see this? I'm not sure that he has artistic direction with the FF products at all but I think he would like this. You've pretty much nailed the 40k essence here. Perhaps a little too colourful (that's being quite picky), but still very, very good.