Adding Gun Drones to my XV8 squads has now pretty much become standard. 5 points cheaper than a Shield Drone and with an actual gun (hence the name) I now choose them over shields for my XV8 Crisis Suits. While Shield Drones are still the only choice for my Broadsides (who can turn down a 15 point, T4 2+/4+ wound?), Shield Drones don't seem worth it for my XV8s. Don't get me wrong, I love Shield Drones and I'm not saying they suck, it's just that I prefer to pump out two more shots than spend extra points on Shields.
Those pictured above were inspired by some of Shas'El Taels work and the film Batteries Not Included which I loved as a kid. That reminds me, I think it's time for me to make a Crisis Suit based on Johnny 5 from Short Circuit. Haha!
Honestly though, I am really happy with the way that Crisis Suit turned out. His pose conveys a stoic mechanical power, the likes of which you'd see in the Battlesuit from District 9. The hands are from a Space Wolf Powerfist if you are wondering. Other bits are pretty obvious I would say...if you can't guess, just ask.