So, I've finished one of the Scout eBay rescue squads. It was only after purchasing/painting these guys that I looked up the stats and they're simply terrible for 2nd ed. (much better in 3rd+). Oh well. I'll equip these guys with krak grenades or hope they can land a few shots with their shotguns and knock over some models?
One big draw with the Space Marine metal scouts is that the sculpts are freakin' fantastic (really top quality stuff) and they serve really well as generic science fiction troopers for a variety of settings.