@QuelloCheFu - totally agree - the halflings will serve all kinds of roles - milita, swordsmen, unit fillers, etc. The Hot Pot can still be a hot pot from time to time, or at least be a mortar.
@Dino! - thank you, and its coming, got to get some pictures up (though the first round didn't turn out very good - picture wise).
@steveb - to my knowledge, the metal halflings are all GW halfings - some of which are pre-slotta base. The plastic ones are definitely ugly - with a purpose. The "Uncle Fester" unit has served me very very well over a vast number of years.
@Oxycutor - thank you - they were easy to do (all I did was file the ears down a bit back then). And yes, there are heads poking around every which way (well, except 180) - got to be on your toes if you are at the low end of the food chain.