I decided to go with a clean, tabletop quality. I went with yellow on the shoulder pad trim instead of gold, because I just like the old school 2nd edition figures too much (I also have a massive amount of unpainted 2nd edition marines, which may show up on here at some point too).
I thought it might be a good idea to have a step-by-step tutorial on how I paint these guys. This will be the first of a couple installments. I don't have a ton of spare time, so it will have to happen over the course of a couple weeks.
Anyway, back on topic. Here's the Sergeant, which is also the test figure:
I also filed off the skull/details on the power fist, to give me more room for caution stripes (another 2nd edition thing I like). In the future, I think I may file off the wire thing on the bottom of the power fists as well.
After assembling, I gave the models a black spray undercoat. This was followed with a basecoat of Macragge Blue. Use a large brush and focus on making the basecoat even. Don't worry about making a mess at this stage. A couple thin coats is better than one thick coat.
That's it for now. I'll update this with more as I can.