Finally done.. most of it. I decided to put off doing a background until I'm a little better at it. I'm still finding it hard to do backgrounds in B&W without it competing with the centrepiece. Just to compensate, I've made a wallpaper of this, with something that could be called a background and a theme.. here
Hopefully there'll be one in the near future though, but for now I'm giving this project a break and I'm going to start something new.
I'm pleased with the way it's turned out, especially MC. I'm just a little disappointed with myself that I can't do it justice with a suitably dramatic background. Anyway hope you like it. Before you say anything, Masterchief IS lighter generally because a) he's gotta stand out and b) his armour is hard and more reflective than the soft and light absorbent fabric that the marines are wearing.