I like the idea of building your own characters. Being able to have different traits, weapons etc……I did read a bit more about Starport Scum, found it interesting. As it is the sort of thing I go in for. Can’t remember where I was reading it. Maybe of been on your blog? Ulrich Nolan’s Lenherr rifle seems quite tasty. Kind of reminds me of a Barret .50, my type of dude.
I was inspired by the Barrett but didn’t want him to just be a sniper. So I didn’t give any bonuses at range, just the armour piercing ability.
These rules hit the sweet spot between rpg and miniatures wargame with minimal effort if wanted. I cannot recommend them enough. It is possible you looked at my blog or Alexander Wasberg as we are fairly active here and use those rules.