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I've already mentioned this plan to a few of you but i've decided i have nothing to lose from starting this project log.

The basic premise is that i intend to go through all of the known chapters of space marines and paint a single marine for each chapter and display them.

Insane.....probabley.

I'm going to aim to make each model individual, not just in paint scheme but with conversion work and representing the fluff of their chapter alongside them. So for example whilst all of the models in the series will be based the same i wouldn't think twice about adding a severed ork head to the base of a crimson fist marine.

There are a few rules i've set.
No chaos marines: I already have a chaos army and whilst i like them i don't want them stood on a parade ground next to the loyalists. That said i will make space for renegades who are not specifically allied to choas. So you will see soul drinkers and the knights of blood making an appearance here at some point though the purge will not be invited.

Space marine organisations are welcome: deathwatch and grey knights will both be represented.

1st founders will be allowed: I will be allowing all 18 of the first founding legions to be represented and i will be aiming to paint them in their pre heresy colour schemes as well as using conversion parts for their wargear. This means forge world miniatures and i will probabley be increasing the number of bits that i've got for standard marines over the next few months.

Slow and steady wins the race: This is a long term project to allow me to break up the painting of my dedicated armies. When i simpley can't paint another ork i'll grab a marine and start working on them. This means i could be at it for years.....


So with the rules established let the games begin.

The first thing i've done is go through every single chapter of space marines listed on Lexicanum and create my own list, removing any chapters that
a: were chaos marines with no pre-traitor colour scheme.
b: hadn't enough information to create a colour scheme or chapter mark from
c: were a repeat of another chapter (the lunar wolves, sons of horus and black legion would only be represented as the lunar wolves in their pre heresy colour scheme).

This left me with 162 chapters compared to the 235 listed. These will be the chapters that i will try to represent.
This alone took several hours and i fully intend to leave spaces in my display board so that i can safely display 180 chapters, firstly because i know there will be more released before i finish and secondly because i believe it's possible that there are some on the lexicanum list which actually have more background then i am aware of. It wouldn't surprise me if i discovered that one of the stubb chapters i missed ot actually has a picture in the cover of another book somewhere but i'll deal with these issues once the first 162 are complete.


Without further ado here is the list. The numbers after each section represent how many chapters i have carried over compared to the total named on lexicanum. EG: in the V section i am using only 1 of the 8 named chapters. This is due to the others not meeting the requirements stated above.

Current Chapter
Completed

A
Alpha Legion
Angels Encarmine1
Angels of Absolution
Angels of Fire
Angels of Iron
Angels of Redemption
Angels of Vengeance
Angels of Vigilance
Angels Porphyr
Angels Sanguine
Angels Vermillion
Astral Claws
Aurora Chapter
Avenging Sons
14/36

B
Black Consuls
Black Dragons
Black Legion
Black Templars
Black Wings
Blood Angels
Blood Drinkers
Blood Legion
Blood Ravens
Blood Swords
Brazen Claws
Brazen Minotaurs
Brotherhood of a Thousand
13/27

C
Celebrants
Celestial Lions
Consecrators
Crimson Consuls
Crimson Fists
Crimson Guard
6/20

D
Dark Angels
Dark Eagles
Dark Hands
Dark Hunters
Dark Sons
Death Eagles (2 colour schemes)
Death Guard
Death Knights
Death Spectres
Death Strike
Deathwatch (Space Marine organization, not chapter)
Disciples of Caliban
Doom Eagles
Doom Legion
Doom Warriors
Dragon Lords
14/28

E
Eagle Warriors
Emperor's Children
Emperor's Hands
Emperor's Hawks
Emperor's Shadows (2 colour schemes)
Emperor's Storm
Emperor's Warbringers
Executioners
Exorcists (2 colour schemes)
10/18

F
Fire Angels
Fire Hawks
Fire Lords
Flame Eagles
Flesh Eaters
Flesh Tearers
6/10

G
Genesis Chapter
Golden Gryphons
Grey Knights
Grief Bringers
Guardians of the Covenant
5/8

H
Hawk Lords
Helion Legion
Heralds of Vengeance (picture exists but i can't find it)
Hospitallers
Howling Griffons
5/14

I
Imperial Castellans
Imperial Fists
Imperial Harbingers
Imperial Hawks
Imperial Paladins
Imperial Stars
Imperial Talons
Invaders
Iron Champions
Iron Fists
Iron Hands
Iron Knights
Iron Lords
Iron Snakes
Iron Warriors
15/23

K
Knights of Blood
Knights of Gryphonne (2 colour scemes)
Knights of the Raven
3/5

L
Lamenters(Lamentors)
Legion of the Damned
Legion of Night
Lion Warriors
4/8

M
Mantis warriors
Marauders
Marines Errant
Marines Exemplar
Marines Malevolent
Masters of Protelus
Mentor Legion
Metamarines
Minotaurs
Mortifactors
10/12

N
Night Lords
Night Watch
Novamarines (2 colour schemes)
3/7

O
Omega Marines
1/3

P
Praetors of Orpheus
1/9

R
Rainbow Warriors
Rampagers
Raptor Legion
Raven Guard
Red Hunters
Red Legion
Red Scorpions
Red Talons
Red Templars
Red Wings
Red Wolves
Relictors
Revilers
13/25

S
Sable Swords
Salamanders
Scythes of the Emperor
Silver Eagles
Silver Skulls
Skull Bearers
Sons of Antaeus
Sons of Dorn
Sons of Guilliman
Sons of Medusa
Sons of Orar
Soul Drinkers
Space Sharks
Space Wolves
Star Dragons
Star Scorpions
Steel Confessors
Stone Gauntlets
Storm Callers
Storm Giants
Storm Hawks
Storm Lords
Storm Wardens
Storm Warriors
Storm Wings
Subjugators
26/47

T
Tauran
Thousand Sons
Tigers Argent
3/11
U
Ultramarines
1/1
V
Valedictors
1/8

W
War Bearers
Warmongers
Warrior Adepts
White Consuls
White Minotaurs
White Panthers
White Scars
White Templars
Word Bearers
World Eaters
10/17

164/237

Once this list is made there is nothing left to do but decide on my first chapter to paint. So with a brief prayer to the gods of fate i rolled my D162 and came up with a roll of 156.

The White Consuls

So it seems i'm going to need to practice my white painting as well as working out a cool theme for the miniature. at first thought i'm thinking he's a standard codex marine but as a member of the Astartes Praeses chapters he would be defending the eye of terror for the most part. This would make their key opponent chaos marines and they have had a pretty hefty battle recently with the word bearers. I'm thinking these guys should really look like the incorruptable shining knights of legend so i'm going to avoid the battle damage and grime that is common on a lot of marines in favour of the immaculate look.

I'll fill you in as this progresses.


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Holy shite, if you get even half of this done, insane props to you, good sir.

Now the question is, will you be painting a model that "represents" the army, such as for Blood Angels an Assault Marine, or White Scars a biker?


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Would they be basic marines, or maybe a Company Cap/someone of importance.

I like the basic marine idea, as it's less decorated but also faster to do up.

Wonder what this does
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Holy shite, if you get even half of this done, insane props to you, good sir.

Now the question is, will you be painting a model that "represents" the army, such as for Blood Angels an Assault Marine, or White Scars a biker?
yes, though i won't be using vehicles aside from bikers. I'll try and stay clear of termies too but if the army warrents it then i might relent. I'm going to try and make each and every one different, that's gonna be difficult in some cases where i literally have only a colour scheme and no background whatsoever.

For sucessors i'll assume they have many of the traits of their founding legion unless their description says otherwise though for the chapters with little or no background i might artificially inject some using Baron Spikey's marvelous fluff generator.
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Would they be basic marines, or maybe a Company Cap/someone of importance.



I like the basic marine idea, as it's less decorated but also faster to do up.
Basic marines, but i intend to use a lot of custom pieces from bits and kits and the bitz box to make them stand out.

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I love this idea and you can count on me following it!

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Sounds like such a cool idea. I might "borrow" it but do a themed group instead. Like all the chapters involved in the Badab War. So that would be 18 chapters a nice little group I think
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Yeah, I'm thinking of copying the idea too for the 18 founding legions. But representing each with a model that represents the army (White scars being a biker for instance..). Using the proper bits for them.

Gonna follow this though!!
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If you need help tracking down fluff for any of the Chapters feel free to give me, or any of the fluff-'eads I imagine, a shout

This looks really interesting, and I noticed Iron Champions in your chapters to do so I'm looking forwards to this (possibly Iron Champions & Celestial Lions together to represent how closely they worked during the 3rd War for Armageddon? Very light & dark, yin & yang, with their paint schemes).
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If you need help tracking down fluff for any of the Chapters feel free to give me, or any of the fluff-'eads I imagine, a shout

This looks really interesting, and I noticed Iron Champions in your chapters to do so I'm looking forwards to this (possibly Iron Champions & Celestial Lions together to represent how closely they worked during the 3rd War for Armageddon? Very light & dark, yin & yang, with their paint schemes).

Hmmm could be a nice mini diorama here. Maybe a wounded CL being given covering fire or medical supplies by an IC. Both still alive and firing but you get my meaning.

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Quite an undertaking..... Will look utterly fantastic completed though! I will be following this closely.

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