Got back from Scout camp, and I find that a package has arrived for me. I may not have gotten to GenCon, but at least I did get a Storm Strider and a AFG as compensation. Sure, they weren't new releases, but they are new to me.
Now I want to make sure that I get them together before next Saturday at the FLGS. A couple of battle engines should make a splash. I might try and get them together and take them to work on for the next 40k night too.