lol didn't even know this thread was here since I never venture into the R/A/P forum. I recently started collecting 40k. Bought a bunch of stuff right before the latest price hike (don't think I would've bothered with the new prices, though).
Have yet to paint any of my models or even permanently assemble them...my AoBR models are ghetto playable, but I have another tac squad, 7 tanks, a Ravenwing battleforce, and a couple extra attack bikes that aren't even assembled at all. Took a crappy pic of my AoBR tac squad...not going pure IA, so I filed off the shoulder arrows. I also drilled the barrels, sawed their slots off, and gave 'em some resin bases to make 'em look a little better and more dynamic. Still have some arm/gun fitting to do before I paint and glue them...so much for "snap fit".
I've also discovered a pet peeve...nobody models the "pilot light" on the flamethrower...not even when they model it firing, wtf. Even my temp example looks a ton better already.