I prefer the HH series to all the other 40K novels I've read, simply because it's like reading the Iliad or something, myths from thousands of years ago and all that. Read from the start, it's a 40K history lesson, setting the scene for everything else.
RichieTen, here's the above models done properly, warboss is 4th image along.
/sobs onto mixing palette
Dude, yours looks pretty great.
I used to collect WH40K when a young 'un and I was terrible at painting them. I seriously think it's a great thing for kids to get into though. I ended up reading loads at it's properly creative and social.
It's much much easier now than it used to be. Great plastic models, foundation paints for a base coat and washes for shading, plus a bit of highlighting, mean any fool can create something half-decent looking (see above). Go into your nearest GW, hold your nose if necessary, ask them for a painting tutorial, they'll give you something to paint, and the paint, and show you how.
Release the inner geek.