...And then I got the codex, and found that veteran squads can't take jump packs. Ah well, regular old assault marines they'll be - no sense in letting the modeling idea go to waste however!
Once it became clear that they'd just be a vanilla assault marine squad, they were giving the most basic of wargear to keep the points down (unlike the triple plasma-toting tac squad). Bolt pistols and chainswords all around, with the veteran sergeant carrying a power sword.
The initial test model I'd built prior to reading the codex became the sergeant model, which worked out well. I'm glad I waited before building the whole unit, that's for sure!
Tried to do a little engine glow in the back, though I'm considering trying to add a little OSL to the wings near the upper thrusters. All in all a fun unit to build and paint, and they add a little extra eye candy to the army overall!