I finally found some time over the last couple days to bust out the guardsmen and get a test scheme started. Here's what I've got so far:
(Sorry for the crappy group pic; I'll post up a better one when I can get my camera to cooperate)
This should give you some idea of what I'm trying to accomplish. I went with gray fatigues and red armor. I decided to mess around a bit with drybrushing a highlight onto the fatigues, boots and armor...I think it came out passably well for the standard I'm shooting for.
And the bases these troops will be permanently attached to in the near future.
That's more or less what I have for now. The kneeling guardsman was actually a spare heavy weapon crewman I found in my bitz box, so I figured he'd do for a test figure.
Comments and criticism would be greatly appreciated at this point, and thanks much for looking!