Well my buddy is Stuart, and yes mate, you've done it again!! This time it's Starship troopers - and would you believe that on the same week as Stu mentioned it, the film was on Sky. Well that was all I needed - it wasn't a case of another scale/range/era - it was fate!!
Here is my first foray into it - an M-9 Chickenhawk exo suit. A nice model to make and quite satisfying to paint: