Collecting units with a distinctive flavour of their own and adapting them to suit the flavour of the army concept you want to include them in - when that unit doesn't really belong in said army - can be a challenge. Since my Word Bearers now already include most unit types available in the Codex, this is a challenge I've decided I want to tackle this year. I'll be doing several of the unit types I haven't done yet too, such as a Daemon Prince and a unit of bikes, but for January I decided to try my hand at Noise Marines.
I started out with the standard Chaos Space Marine plastics, as I usually do, and added a couple of bits chosen specifically to add a bit of Slaaneshy feel: Dark Elf Corsairs sword for the regular Close Combat Weapons (right) and two Dark Elf Spearmen spears for the Noise Champion's Power Weapon (top left).
Back in the days of 3rd and 4th edition, I played an Emperor's Children army dubbed "Symphony of Destruction" with the previous C:CSM. They relied quite heavily on Noise Weapons. The metal Sonic Blaster is nice enough, but it is a lump of metal on a plastic model so I didn't want any in this squad. I may cook up a plastic conversion for it at a later date, but this squad will be performing Close Combat duties along with my other Assault squad: The counts-as Khorne Berzerkers.
Two weeks of building and painting later, they're done. Weighing in at 250 points, it's going to be interesting to see how they perform next to the Berzerkers.
The bit representing the Doom Siren is the exhaust/incense burner bit from GW's Manufactorum building kit. It is actually a bit that fell off of a Ruin during transport to Kjerringvik a year and a half ago, and a perfect example of why you should never throw any bits away - ever. ;)