The new plastic Tau Broadside kits are great, and a vast improvement over the original mixed plastic and metal kits. They also give you the parts you need to magnetize all the options. The, now named, heavy rail rifle across the front is great, but I seem to remember seeing this as a conversion. Sadly, I doubt he'll get the credit due for his original idea (if i'm remembering correctly). I also had a 2nd riptide, this one was preassembled and was put together pretty solid.