Well I have decided to put the Porteus on hold and go with another favourite.
In the early 90's Halcyon models (now sadly long gone.) released the brilliant 1/72nd dropship from Aliens.
I recently aquired one on Ebay as well as a resin APC.
The dropship is a brilliant piece but has its faults.
* no pilots in cockpit (as well as poorly detailed.)
* the ramp down has a problem in that I need to cut the "belly" to put in the APC.
This should be fun.