The models in the squad are a mix of the basic '90s Chaos intro sets and Space Marine intro sets (talked about in the first link above) and three of the current Chaos Marine intro set models.
Five of these guys have the red shoulder pads indicating their affiliation to the Hounds of Abbadon subsect of Black Legionaries who worship Khorne. The other five are pretty much just basic Black Legion guys. I figure I can run them as two squads of 5 or a squad of 10, which gives me some flexibility with my list building.
In this next pic you can see, from right to left, the stages I went through painting their horns:
I use a dark brown for a base-coat, followed by a lighter tan color which I then layer on top of with Bleached Bone before finishing it with Skull White.
With the whole unit mostly done, I decided to add the decals. I have found I prefer to do them before the final highlights just in case there are any touch-ups I may need to do.
|The 5 standard Black Legion marines.|
|The 5 Hounds of Abbadon.|
The cables that hang, dangle and drape all over the Chaos Space Marine backpacks were something I paid no mind too until the actual moment came for me to paint them. I decided to go with a yellow/black cable on most of them, as I thought this had a neat technical look. I then used red for the bulk of the remainder then decided to go with colors like red and blue for the rest.
|Cables cables everywhere!|
|"Cut the teenie bit bluer one."|