So I used to collect GW stuff way back in the mid-90s (2nd edition? 3rd?) but then had a long long break until a couple of years ago when I bought myself a some new minis and have been (very) slowly painting some. I've always kept up with the fluff and the books in the meantime and wanted to design a custom chapter for a while.
Anyway, I've sort of started the process and been painting up some figures however the background of the chapter is still very vague - to such an extent I've not even decided on a name yet. I have ideas (so many ideas) but not found the right one.
I figure doing a WIP log on here, plus an eventual Liber entry, will help spur me along. Maybe.
I'm not the best painter, some of the others painting on this forum are simply stunning at it, but I'm happy enough with what I can do and am getting a little better at it each time. I'm not sure about the weathering (or rather the lack of it!) as I kind of like them to be "clean" and parade-ground ready even in the midst of a firefight - in fact I've made that a part of the chapter culture so that might be my excuse (and the fact I'm not sure I could do the weathering without mucking it up....)
So then, without further waffling, some pictures. I'm probably doing myself (esteem) no favours by how close in some of the pictures are, but that's what I've got at the moment - need to play with my camera some more.
The first mini I did when I restarted. He was going to be the company captain but now I think he'll be some form of honour guard as I have bigger plans for a captain.
The second thing I did (though sort of alongside the 3rd) was a Land Raider Redeemer and a Sternguard Squad.
I need a better picture of the Sternguard showing all the team but this'll do for the moment.
I need to do some more pictures (and put up the ones I already have) but hopefully I'll be more inclined to do some painting now that things are actually posted.