Eyed these models up several times in the past, thinking I might use them in a diorama, basically just wanting them because they looked like nice sculpts.
Picked the up finally because I reasoned that I could use them as objectives, or even civillian/recce incidental characters, and I’m not sorry, they really are lovely.
As someone who is primarily a painter, (and lets not forget before i go on here, a proficient 3D modeller) there is just something about the quality of the sculpts of the old hand sculpted models that the new digital sculpts haven't got to the level of yet.
don't get me wrong, there some nice design work coming out of the new 3D process, but the feel, and the depth of sculpt and the tactile quality of the planes and nuance of the surfaces just isn't there.
I’m sure we will get to a place where the 3D sculpts are just as good, but in the meantime, you owe it to yourself to pick up one or two of the old models and give them a paint :)