@BDL....yes I have the following for the diorama.....
1 five man MKII Tac squad + squad leader in FW RG upgrade
1 five man MKIII Tac squad + squad leader in FW RG upgrade
1 five man MKIV Tac squad + squad leader in FW RG upgrade
2 five man MKV Tac squads + each with own squad leader in FW RG upgrade
1 five man MKVI Tac squad + squad leader in FW RG upgrade (field test suits)
1 five man MKII Assault squad + squad leader
1 five man MKV Assault squad + squad leader
1 five man MKVI Assault squad + squad leader
And I would like to have MKIV assault squad + Squad leader (anyone know when FW is coming out with those that were shown on FW Day?? I saw it mentioned the assault packs are Sang. Guard?? I can wait if they are coming out with them to reduce what I have to scratch build)
1 five man Devastator squad with FW early MK heavy weapons
1 five man Devastator squad with modern heavy bolter, multimelta, plasma, las, and grenade launcher. (Not sure about squad leaders tho I do have 2 early MK grenade launchers. And I may just get 2 more 4 pks of FW Early MK heavy weapons ..... that would give me enough for 12 guys...2 5man squads and squad leaders...money money money .....sigh)
1 Techmarine Straden kneeling right bionic arm shooting AM bolter w/ scope, power axe, and modified techmarine backpack
1 Rhino with FW RG side doors/front hatch and FW Imperial Aquilla rear door. Manned by FW MKIV tank crewman (and I do have the FW dual las razorback turret
which I know isn't PH but I may have to invoke the cool rule)
1 Land Raider with FW RG doors manned by other 2 FW MKII crewman.
1 Land speeder tempest which I know isnt PH....so.....I may ask The Damned Artificer is I could use his oldschool/newschool mashup that he made! DAMMIT....just got outbid on ebay for the 2nd ed. parts......if it was one of you guys..... :angry:
Also have FW RG venerable dreadnaught....which I know isnt PH but I may have to add cause they are so wicked....jury out on that one yet.
Also.....I have alot of FW early MK weaponry for a PH look, but.....I do have a crapton of weapon bits precisely selected from outrageously high priced selection on ebay....enough that I could almost outfit EVERY marine in a unique way!!!Every combi commander weapon made, every generic power sword, mastercraft bolters, plasma pistols with scopes, you name it I probably have one of it! Now I want to keep it basically all PH, but I think I have to use some of the cool weapons.
Also, I was unsure about individual design .....like should they be squads of solid MKs or swap all kinda parts around? I know everyone mentioned battlefield scavaging....now I have listened to Raven Flight 10 million times due to my 51mi drive to work and 51mi home!!! I recall scavaging ammo and weapons, but I was unsure about armour parts. I was thinking maybe traitor weapons and loyalist (salamander and iron hands) armor pieces. That way I could maybe cut down on the painting time per individual......tho adding at least one scavaged piece per character would prohibit boredom. I am so anal.....this is gonna take a long time methinks :)
C&C welcome as always!
Corax (not sure about chest size, may do with grey knght termi torso. Also NEED bigger shoulder pads....tyberos...the red wake here I come$$$$ dammit! He will have his wip in hand and some custom work to heavy bolter)
Agapito (sorry about shine....chaos black undercoat...need to add some nicks to brass shield then touch up and go!)
Comparison side by side....pretty accurate I think.
Be gentle guys....these are the 1st 2 marines I have EVER built.