So what I decided to do was to paint up a squad or so of some of the space marine chapters I thought were pretty cool. I started out with a Black Templar squad. I did way back. I also bought bits to make up some Crimson Fists, Flesh Tearers and Iron Hands squads.
I painted up the Black Templar squad complete with a chaplain, but then kinda lost interest in the rest as I was having trouble priming minis in the Texas summer heat.
Turns out it was not the heat so much as the craptacular spay primer I was using. I was trying to go cheap and I kept getting minis that looked like orange peels.
Flash forward to now. I have recently started repainting after a few months with some Khador Warjacks from Warmachine. After I finished those, I really wanted to paint up my Iron Hands. So I sprayed them with some GW primer this time and they turned out fine.
Here are some of my WiP pics of the Iron Hands. I think I'll finish painting them by the end of the week.