I've been browsing this board for a few months so I figured it's time I made some posts, and with the ETL going on I've managed to find time to start painting again.
I hadn't painted or played for a long time until recently - and by a long time I mean 15+ years. I used to play back when I was younger in the days of 2nd Edition in the '90s but stopped when I was 15-16. Now I'm in my thirties I heard the voice of Sanguinius calling from the storage boxes (or more accurately my better half an I ended up in a game store and the shiny boxes proved too tempting), and I brought my collection back into the light.
Having spent a couple of months going through the changes from 2nd Edition to 7th, and working out which of my models would still be legal and which need modifying, I'm looking at 7000+ points of Imperial troops with half old and half newly bought. The majority of those are Blood Angels, with about 2k Imperial Guard and a handful of Marines I'll probably paint up as Imperial Fists as an allied detachment as they're not in our codex.
I won't be playing competitively - in fact I expect all my games to be against the same person with Tyranids - but I've been building units to fill specific roles and now it's time to get them painted up. I also have plenty of repainting to do on older models, as I look in horror at some of the painting I did when I was 10-11...
Anyhow, I'll try to update this with pictures as I get the painting done!