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I just got a bunch of old school marines off a pal for free, problem is that most of them are metal and I don't have a saw and on my last good blade so converting may be more trouble than its worth, I really want to make some Chosen marines, more for show than for anything else, paint em up the best of my ability just to see what I can do as well as maybe some nurgle boys.
My question is what would show an elite chaos soldier, bear in mind these are like mostly 3rd edition guys, I might build my own custom autocannon and heavy bolters for the extra havoc squad but I want to know what others would find... reasonable for an elite chaos chosen marine to have with him while he rampages the life out of everything from the shadows.
A similar question for turning regular marines into plague marines, I have 4 plague marine bodies but want to make my own champion, I assume lots of bullet holes and putty... I'll see what I can find but any examples would be wicked.
Last edited by omgitsduane; May 1st, 2008 at 13:34.
Chosen, as I see them, are pretty similar to veterans in space marines. In chaos they are either older chaos marines from the legions or particualy strong willed, barbaric and plain mean chaos marines, who are like that anyway! Over centuries of war I can imagine these chosen would have accumilated plenty of trophies from dead foes like heads, helmets, wrags of banners, teeth, skins, furs pouches full of ash and stuff (see the chaos terminators trophy racks).
Id also add some more custom paint jobs on them, chaos stars on there sholder pads to show there dedication to the gods, they arent going to reach there goal of immortality if they dont show there alleganice.
Plague marines, should be a bit gloopy or a bit worn out. Id like some proper disgusting plague marines with stuff all over there armour, but you could have them shot to pieces with barely enough substance to hold them together.
Elite Chaos Space Marines (or I might say 'elite amongst the elite') would likely carry a bit more gear (pouches, grenades, ammo, and such), and would likely feature a bit more personality. More ornate Icons, backpack banners and trophies, decorated/mutated armor, etc.
Just be sure to get across to whoever's concerned that they are warriors who have "ruled planets, led armies and destroyed civilizations" as the 3.5 Chaos Codex says.
Nurgle Marines... whatever makes them look rotten and icky. I'm not big on plague.