I'm a huge fan of fantasy and sci-fi, which is partly why I love Dark Angels models so much. When I saw these, I was dying to paint them. I think these definitely filled that longing I had to eventually paint Grey Knights while still keeping these within my existing army.
Up until I got these, my paint jobs were pretty lackluster. I never really took my time or honestly felt like I had the ability to do such detailed pieces. If you look at my earliest Space Marines, I literally slapped on maybe 3 or 4 different paints total and called it a day. So I decided with these I'd really take my time and do my best to really try to get them closer to all the incredible paint jobs I had seen online. I think out of everything I've painted thusfar, these will always have sentimental value to me.