thanks for the kind words y'all.
update time. The jumppack-less assault marines are finally finished. Thats only taken me about 8 months to do, well better late than never I guess.
all of the models do have iconography on their right shoulders, even though it may look like they don't in the picture.
My next ten man squad to paint (slowly no doubt) is a tactical squad with plasma gun and plasma cannon. I've already made a start, but I've not made a lot of progress.