Depending on your chosen ruleset, in-game snipers range from ‘handy in certain situations’ to ‘beautiful long-distance lethality’. (at least that’s what we call ’em around here.) Given the historical effectiveness of snipers/dedicated marksmen during the British Afghan Campaign, the American Civil War, the Battle of Stalingrad, and currently in the Middle East, add new technology for jaw-dropping firearms like the Barrett 50 cal or my favorite, the Russian Vychlop, I think their use on the fictional near future/sci fi battlefield is a given.
That said, here is some recent brushwork on two sniper figs. The first an old SM Scout. (I always liked the metal scouts more than regular Space Marines) The second a new Infinity Ariadna sculpt. I think I’ll dig through my collection soon and snap pix of all my sniper figs, but for now here are these two.