I just got around to reading Jervis Johnson's standard bearer article in US WD 361 on page 76 today. He says, "The days that you had to use converted models in your army, like Aly and I did, have long gone." Man, that really ticked me off when I read that and reflected on all the missing models that we have to convert.
Not so Mr. Johnson, I guess you haven't been constructing enough armies to realize how wrong you are. I'll rattle off a few models that we need to convert because they don't exist as products by GW Citadel Miniatures and we are not talking Forgeworld models either. Vendetta, Manticore, Medusa, Hydra, Griffon, Thunderwolf Cavalry, Long Fangs (regular Devastators aren't Wolf enough!), half the Tyranid models in the new book, Space Marine Razorback with Las/Twin Plasma, and the Blood Angels Stormraven Gunship (Don't worry about the Stormraven, I've got it covered for everyone!).
So we, the consumers, who want to spend our hard-earned money on your products (GW) expect that you (GW) create the models for the Codices that you publish. PERIOD. Stop lolly-gagging around in your comfy studio and start speaking more to the public about what's missing. If you need help, I'm happy to help. You know how to get in contact with me!