So, here's some of my initial Night Lords work. Apologies for the quality, these were snapped with my phone this morning.
This guy will be a regular squad commander. There are parts from a number of models there. His sword arm came off an old metal terminator lord, the storm bolter in his other hand got swiped from the Space Wolves plastics. I think
his backpack originally belong to Cypher, and his left shoulder pad is 3rd party. The squad leaders and other more important characters will be marked by more ornate helmets.
Another squad leader. Chainsword from the new raptors, powerfist from the Space Wolves plastics, with the wolfy insignia mostly filed off. You can see the shoulder pad better in this shot. It's not the official Night Lords insignia, but since they use a winged skull, this is close enough that everyone will recognise it. Chaos has a lot more freedom to do stuff like this than loyalist marine forces.
Another squad leader. The Nostraman Chainglaive is a Horus Heresy era weapon. Technically the rules don't exist for it in regular 40k, but its about on par with a powersword, so that's more or less how I'll use it.
This conversion used arms from a fantasy chaos warrior and chaos biker. The difference in colour is down to fact they used to be on another model that I had undercoated. They were going to be Chosen of Khorne, back about 4th edition, but I never quite got them finished off.
Regular rank and file troopers. The guy on the left sort of looks like a breaching squad member with the big shield. Again, Horus Heresy rather than 40k era, but I can call it a close combat weapon. The guy in the middle has an older metal autocannon, the one on the right has a chainsword from the new Raptors plastics.
So, Chaos technically can't have snipers, but I love the idea of them. In game, he'll either count as a regular bolter armed marine, or I'll say it's a plasmagun or something. I've added a sniper scope since I took the picture earlier today.
These will be my 'counts as' Obliterators. I'll magnatise their bases and mount them on a single large base when using them as Obliterators. If not, I can use them as heavy / special weapons, or even a squad leader.
This is another obliteration team member, who will pull double duty as a squad leader. His combi weapon and trophy rack came off the Terminators set, his left arm lightning claw from the Raptors.
I haven't started painting them yet, as my painting ability is only average, and I want to test the paint scheme on something expendible before I do it on anything good.
I do enjoy my converting though.