The new scheme be looks good. It strikes me as grittier than the slate blue color scheme. It might be worth trying out the color matching from the old codex, where the pants match the head wrap/ scarf and the inside of the great coat is similar.
I know these aren't ecstasy the same models so you don't have all the same areas to work with, but I think they might be a touch too simple. In particular, I'd try to lighten the gas mask. It would help to add variety and add a little more interest to the faces. Right now it looks like boots, gloves, pouches, gas mask, and bands/belts are all the same.
Yea I agree, it looks realistic and dirty, just what you would need to keep you alive in a horrific war zone.
I am hoping to pick some of those models up, because I think they would mix in pretty well with the steel legion. Just not the ones with the fluffy hats! The guy standing up has got different coloured trousers, like the example in the codex.
I get what you mean about simple, but keeping in mind I will need to paint 25 guys to fill one troop choice, simple might not be a bad thing.
But thanks for the feedback, It is a work in progress, and for the officers and special guys I will give them some more detail to reflect their nature.
Good work with the bits of starter fluff mate.
Also, that new colour scheme is the dogs softies!
Thanks, glad you like it!