@Mont'yr: Thanks, and you're right I have been told I paint a little thick, I've been working on using thinner paints. Also, it is over 125 Marine models, plus give or take 7 tanks, 2 Dreadnoughts, One drop pod (working on a second and a whirlwind conversion), 6 Bikes and 2 Speeders fill it out. I'm expanding the Terminator portion of the force. As it stands it is slightly over a codex complete battle company with support elements minus anything flyer oriented, which will change soon.
@Coffeegrunt: Thanks for the kind words! I need to clean up the lines on the stealth suits, they're not as smooth as I would like, but I'm glad you like the idea. Also, thanks for noticing the Hrud rifles, they came on a whim. Please steal anything you find you like!
To continue to build this post, here is a side project, Drone Fire Warriors, step by step (minus pictures for some of the steps):
Start with a gun drone, don't attatch the part that holds the pulse carbines. Instead file the bottom flat and attach a piece of sprue that runs the center length of the drone just under 1 in. long, perpendicular to the front.
Next, cut four equal lengths of sprue, about 3/4 in. Use a file with a square corner edge to create notches in one end of each piece.
Attach these notches pieces to the corners of the first piece that is on the bottom of the drone. They should all jut out at about a 45 degree angle from the drone. Then attach any round piece to the end of each, these will be your "joints." Finally cut four more pieces of sprue that are straight, about 1 in. Attach these to the other part of the joint, so they form the legs. Make sure they are angled inwards enough to contact the 25 mm base. The final result of this step should look like:
I wanted to bulk up the drone a little to make it look more imposing, so I used plasticard to beef up the legs:
I attached three short pieces to the back and side facings of the legs, and along piece to the outward facing portion:
Then I added joint pads:
Finally, side panels to hide the join lines to the sprue pieces, with the finished product looking like:
The pulse rifle is attached to the main piece of sprue from underneath, you can use one of the extras or a clipped one from an arm, either works.
The riptide is almost done, will post pics soon!