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Another reason I've hesitated to use beakies up until now is the size variance from the current models. They aren't that much smaller, but I figured I'd run into someone eventually who would try to say I was modeling for advantage. The current backpacks and extra height from the bases makes them stand just a bit taller than the current models, so I figure it will be ok.
The army won't be all-RT-- these guys will be my basic troopers where the more specialized units will be current models or conversions. However, I think they will add a bit of visual interest to the army and not be something you see every day.
Stay tuned; I'm hoping to have some test models painted toward the end of the week. :)