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Author Topic: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)  (Read 1691 times)

Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2021, 11:29:42 AM »
Very nicely painted!

I always had a bit of a mixed appreciation for Fab Bill's Übermensch figures. I liked their weirdly-sculpted faces a lot, but found the rest of the models really awkward in terms of pose and details.

I was also wondering if you base all your models the same way, or if you vary them to suit each army? I was thinking that a bit more colour and interest added to the bases would really help the strong black and gold scheme of the models stand out even more.  :)

Out of curiosity, which edition(s) of the game do you play with these?

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2021, 11:36:51 AM »
Cheers,

They do have some odd proportions but that's what you get when you allow Fabulous Bill to tinker with you :D
I've based all my Chaos Marines in a dead moonscape style (a bit of colour is washed out in the pictures but I think they go well with the Black Legion scheme) and generally base each army differently.
As for games it will be mainly be Grimdark Future and good old 2nd Ed.

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2021, 01:41:01 PM »
They do have some odd proportions but that's what you get when you allow Fabulous Bill to tinker with you :D
Yes, that's quite true I suppose!  lol

I've based all my Chaos Marines in a dead moonscape style (a bit of colour is washed out in the pictures but I think they go well with the Black Legion scheme) and generally base each army differently.
Ah, cool. I was thinking either some deep rusty orange-red or a fairly bright turquoise blue, thinned and splodged on in random patches on the bases, would help "lift" the desaturated scheme whilst also still looking quite Chaotic/alien.  :)

As for games it will be mainly be Grimdark Future and good old 2nd Ed.
Good old 2nd Ed! It can be a bit of a rules quagmire, and it's often not that quick to play either, but it's a lot of fun and produces memorable games. :P


Are you planning on adding any of the old 2E cult marines to the force? I imagine these would look rather striking if combined with the Black Legion colour scheme.

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2021, 02:01:23 PM »
I have some (3rd Ed) Noise Marines up on the paint table next and then some Rogue Trader terminators.

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2021, 02:22:37 PM »
Hmm, I don't think I'm familiar with those Noise Marines... Do you have any pictures of them please?  ???

I remember the famous late RT-era one with the guitar, the 2nd edition ones, and the 4th edition (and still current!) ones. (...And yes, the recent plastic reincarnation of the RT guitar one, and the Forgeworld Kakophoni models too).

Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2021, 03:30:06 PM »
Dear old Fabulous Bile :D

I nearly brought the new model for him, and I may still yet :o

But like you I plan on using Grimdark Future from OPR, but also using 3rd edition 40K instead of 2nd!

Good going with them old minis, keep up the good work.

Glen
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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2021, 03:58:02 PM »
I remember the famous late RT-era one with the guitar, the 2nd edition ones, and the 4th edition (and still current!) ones. (...And yes, the recent plastic reincarnation of the RT guitar one, and the Forgeworld Kakophoni models too).

Ah 2nd Ed they are then (I thought they were 3rd?)

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2021, 12:45:08 PM »
Ah, hehe, I thought there was an edition of models I'd missed, and was looking forward to seeing them!  lol

Yeah, the first squad models were released for 2nd Edition, however as the Chaos codex was relatively late (1996?) in the release sequence, and the models weren't made until a while after the codex was out, there are no pictures of them in the book. Nor were they used in any battle reports of the era (that I can remember!), so there are reasonably few pictures of them at that time.

They were however pictured in the 3rd Edition Chaos Space Marine Codex (the first one, anyway), and interestingly that was one of the earliest Codices released for the new edition (probably because the Chaos models at that time were still relatively "new").

Aaaaanyway, apologies for all the waffle!

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Re: 90s Black Legion Chaos Space Marines (Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines)
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2021, 02:11:41 PM »
Actually very informative, I'd dropped out of the hobby by that stage so just new they were released around '98

 

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