Finished painting and basing these a while ago. They have a double coat of Asurman blue wash on to the bare metal. Got the idea from Dropship Horizon and the post about HALO Spartans. The 487th are blue instead of green, and they are a part of the Neu Swabian League (NSL). The 487th is an elite planetary assualt force, often spearheading assaults. They have been given the honorary name 'Kaiser Franz Joseph', after the 19th-centry Kaiser of Austria.
I am pleased with how they turned out. Painted a whole platoon of NSL infantry to go with them, in the same colour scheme. I'll put them on the blog when I have based them. The unit will be supported by the NSL Jaegers.