This is not strictly speaking a project since the army is allready finished but I thought this would be the best place to post it anyway. Let me explain why. I have quite a lot of pictures of the army. Posting them on a large forum such as Warseer eats quite a lot of bandwidth. Therefore I have divided the army into four parts and will post one each week in order to have some control of the bandwidth usage. I hope this is OK.
In early 2003 I had just finished an ork army. By the end I was somewhat frustrated with the fact that I had to paint below my level in order to complete the army in time. Then I started wondering how well I could actually paint an army without any time limits. So I decided to try. I would let each model take as long as I felt it needed and use my other armies to play on tournaments in the meantime.
At the time, NMM was something new and cool and I decided I wanted to try it on the army... Not a good idea. I learned a lot from it but one thing was that NMM on an entire army is way too time-consuming. The army took about two years to finish, but I am very pleased with the end reslut. And it won "Best painted" on all the major torunaments in Sweden in 2005, something never before accomplished by any other army, so I guess other people liked it as well.
PART I - HQ AND ELITES
First a bit of background. The moment I opened the 2nd ed rulebook and saw a picture of the original Noise marine model (the one with an electric guitar with an underslung bolter) I though "Wow! That's so cool!". Time passed and I collected and painted a few armies. GW released two editions of new noise marines and with each edition the guitar image moved further away. Í had to do something about. I needed to bring the guitars and the heavy metal back in the Noise marines!
Eddie - Daemon prince of Slaanesh
That Eddie should lead the army was obvious. What could be more iconic?
People tend to ask quite a lot about the parts it is made of so I guess I'll tell it before you ask. The legs are from one of the Albion giants, the torso and the arms are from a Keeper of secrets (allthough most of the torso is covered with green stuff) and the wings are from the old zombie dragon. The head is entirely scratch built and the jeans are made with green stuff.
The Kings of metal - Chosen of Slaanesh
I wanted to include a unit of chosen so that I could model a unit of highly individual characters. In game terms it is not cost-effective at all, but I like it.
A doom siren and a champion.
Two "normal" chosen marines.