I think I am overloaded for the time being regarding Mephiston Red and Space Marines! My son bought me Betrayal at Calth and I somehow acquired Battle for Macragge on ebay for a bargain. This is almost the end result....10 more marines and 6 Terminators to go....and then I will have to learn how to paint blue.
The difference in base size is noticeable but as the units will never mix it is no big problem, I have never played 40K but a game is edging nearer as I just got a mint Space Marines codex off ebay (again) for 99p!
Games Workshop are slowly edging their way into my good books by including the stats in with the models when you purchase them....making the codex less of an essential. The cost in books was the main reason I by passed 40K but maybe it will be revised-The Age of Sigmar was a revelation to me and it works so who knows?
My recent success on auction sites and the quality of GW boxed sets has me hunting for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit....best figures on the market especially if one can be patient and acquire them cheap.
Take care, keep painting and blogging Chaps.