I already have a massive Space Marine army - a DIY chapter called the Dead Suns which currently sits at something like 8000 points - but recently I've been inspired to start another. Specifically iPaint's Howling Griffons project and a fellow club member currently undertaking Eagle Warriors have got my motivational juices flowing.
I've always been an admirer of the quartered and halved paint schemes but like many have generally been fearful of attempting to do an army with them. Well, now is the time I guess....
This is (some of) my existing Dead Suns army, which is still being worked on an added to regularly;
And this is the first 'test' mini for the Howling Griffons. It closely follows iPaint's method except for I darkened the yellow by using a 1:1 mix of Iyanden Darksun and Sunburst Yellow (he uses 1:2). I'm quite happy with how he's turned out to be honest.
I've assembled a tactical squad and a dreadnought this afternoon and will get them primed tomorrow when it finally stops raining. I've also got to get hold of some decal paper to make the transfers as well.