The first of these Colonial Marines was painted in 2005 so 11 years down the line and I think I've got it pretty much spot on! Original paint job on the left and my recent one on the right. The only thing that is noticeably different is the colour of the bed roll on the back pack. Thought I remembered the colours I'd used but I think two of the paints used have changed formula a little over the years.
I made a few slight improvements as well. The metal of the gas mask is a little cleaner, the gun is cleaner and better defined and the muddy boots look a bit better. I also added some rust to the knee armour. As you can see I'm rebasing the old models as I prefer regular slotta bases on these. Got plans for a better base for the Saurian Rider too although I'll likely have to make that myself as I can't find exactly what I want. I'll also retouch a few things like the guns and gas masks to match my current paint job.
In case anyone was wondering, the numbers on the shoulder pads are random but intended to help identify the models. When I was originally thinking of getting a game in with these the numbers seemed the best way to go. I didn't want them to be just 1, 2, 3... etc as different combinations of models would be out of order if I dropped some and added others. From a fluff standpoint I'm saying they're temporary numbers assigned to each soldier for each mission.