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Desalbert
11-02-2010, 21:05
I'm starting a Chaos force (or rather, resurrecting my brothers' old ones) and I've been drawn to both Tzeentch and Slaanesh. Of course, their troop counter-parts are interesting: The Thousand Sons, and the Noise Marines.

However, what I'm wondering is whether or not one has to buy the metal box set of the Thousand Sons or Emperor's Children in order to field them as rubric marines, or Noise Marines respectively. is it tournament-acceptable to simply buy a regular squad, paint them in the same style as The Sons, or Children and go forth?

I suppose the question would be: Are the helmets really nessecary for Thousand sons, and are the strange skin-faces a must for Noise Marines?

I'm less sure of this for Thousand Sons; but I assume it would be acceptable to arm regular marines with sonic weaponry, paint them up, and voila, Noise Marines--as opposed to buying a metal box set of 10, once again. Yes?

Or should I just suck it up and drop 50 bucks on 10 marines of either force?

Mannimarco
11-02-2010, 21:10
ok for the thousand sons as long as its made clear what they are then you should be ok, many would at least like to see the helmet to seperate them from tzeentch marked marines

noise marines are a different story, IIRC you only get 2 of the sonic weapons and a couple of heads in a box anyway, to make a full sonic squad you would need to buy a CSM box and a sonic weapons bitz pack

Desalbert
11-02-2010, 21:16
ok for the thousand sons as long as its made clear what they are then you should be ok, many would at least like to see the helmet to seperate them from tzeentch marked marines

noise marines are a different story, IIRC you only get 2 of the sonic weapons and a couple of heads in a box anyway, to make a full sonic squad you would need to buy a CSM box and a sonic weapons bitz pack

Damn GW and their money-grubbing ways, especially with Slaanesh! Bah!

( Sidenote: Any ideas for a cheap 40k conversion of this great model for a Chaos Lord? [http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat50025&prodId=prod1050022 ])

Håkan
11-02-2010, 22:12
Found two tutorials on how to make sonic weapons over at the bolter and chainsword.
1) http://goo.gl/neRx
2) http://goo.gl/JTA1
1 seems, well, damn time consuming but the results are damned good.
2 is unfortunately all out of pics, but you might try to contact the OP about it. I recall checking that tutorial some time ago and thought it looked kind of nifty and noot as complicated as 1.

djinn8
11-02-2010, 22:24
Try this tutorial for the slaanesh lord conversion. A little tricky, but a damn fine model at the end.

http://www.minivault.com/ModelingSlaaneshLordIntro.htm

Ed: ok it only uses a leg, but so what.

Nicha11
11-02-2010, 22:32
I used plastic chaos marines for my plague marines, no way was I gonna pay extra for uglier (IMO) and more expensive metal models.

Revlid
11-02-2010, 22:32
As long as they're marines with Sonic Weapons, they work as Noisemarines.

Thousand Sons require at least the crest, being rather more specialised. Or some sorcerous effects, at least.

Mannimarco
11-02-2010, 22:51
Ive just remembered I once came across pics of an army of thousand sons, the owner had taken the khorne berserker bunny helmet and used greenstuff to make the crest

probably save a bit of money doing that

AndrewGPaul
11-02-2010, 23:14
As long as they're marines with Sonic Weapons, they work as Noisemarines.

Thousand Sons require at least the crest, being rather more specialised. Or some sorcerous effects, at least.

I'd be happy if the Chaos player simply had appropriate paint jobs on the appropriate units. Paint 'em blue and yellow, they're Thousand Sons. :)

To make them a bit more unique, I'd keep the helmets with the upright horns, and the more static-positioned legs and arms for the Thousand Sons, and the helmets with plumes for Noise Marines.

Tomalock
12-02-2010, 05:48
You dont actually have to give them sonic weapons. They are paid upgrades, so if you just want a bunch of I 5 marines running around, then just let them keep their bolters. Unless you are using their specialist weapons than no one can say anything to you one way or another. Although if you really want to be cool, track down some of the old ones with guitars and such, they were the true noise marines.

Lord of Worms
12-02-2010, 05:51
Ive just remembered I once came across pics of an army of thousand sons, the owner had taken the khorne berserker bunny helmet and used greenstuff to make the crest

probably save a bit of money doing that

I did that with my first ever squad of TSons, from back when they didn't have any models except for the one-piece, mono pose pewter minis. It looks pretty good if I say so myself.

primarch16
12-02-2010, 09:37
Am I alone in thinking the TS crest helmets look stupid?

Thanatos_elNyx
12-02-2010, 09:44
Am I alone in thinking the TS crest helmets look stupid?

Yes.

I have a Tzeentch themed list, and wanted to run some Khorne Berserkers.
So I just got some normal CSM, bought the Thousand Sons heads, and some TK Swords and voila! Tzeentch Berserkers.

EDIT:
Oh and for Noise Marines I used DA Veterans to represent Fallen Angels working with the Thousand Sons.
To represent Sonic Weaponry I had them all dual wielding Bolters.
Goes nicely with the Cypher model and for a Blastmaster I stuck a Dirge Caster on the front of the Combat Shield that they come with.
Doesn't look too bad if I may say so myself.

moose
12-02-2010, 10:18
If you painted them in their respective 'gods' colours, I would have no problem with it.

As you long as you let your opponent know beforehand that they're e.g. beserkers, I doubt there would be any issues.


Moose.