When I acquired the Ultima Strike Force, essentially, for just the terminator captain, I had to decide what to do with everything else in the box. Owning an entire Chapter means I don;t really need a lot what is inside, so I did end up selling some of it. The Storm Raven will be coming to this blog soon, as will the Venerable Dreadnought and another Terminator squad. But the Assault squads I liquidated, and I am still decidng on the Land Raider. So contents, distributed, I then had to figure what to do with what I am keeping. One way to enhance, or diversify your collection is through the after market bitz market.
This squad of terminator was built using Chapterhouse Studios Gladiator torso bitz for Terminators, and their Heresy Era shoulder pads. Two quick swaps and you have a whole new model built. Sadly, the left over arms I had wouldn't mesh with the shoulder pads, so the terminators have modern weaponry. But the conversion works I think.
While after market bitz or kits are not as mainstream in the Games Workshop modelling universe, the historical model world is replete with them. When thinking about projects, look and see what is out there, it is definitely cool to make your own, but sometime it isn't necessary to reinvent the wheel - or pay Forge World prices for something that can stand in nicely.