Well, I'm all done with the first member of my space marine honour guard squad. I picked up the banner bearer from the marneus calgar boxed set (from www.bitsandkits.co.uk) with the intention of creating a cool banner guy for a command squad. I took my time getting around to him but when I started painting in a different colour scheme all sorts of creative juices started flowing and I remembered how much fun it is to paint the complex metal models from GW.
Now my plan is to get the full boxed set of honour guard and paint them up in a nice white and gold colour scheme. I'm not going to play with them using Marneus' rules since I don't like importing special characters into other armies but I might write up some custom rules for the commander. I've also come up with some neat fluff to explain away the white armour and ultramarine's symbols alongside my other army.
Anyway, here is the finished model. The fluff etc. will come later on.