Mass Effect 3 is ostensibly the conclusion of Commander Shepard's fight against the Reapers, but it has a noticable plethora of levels where all you fight are anonymous Cerberus troops. As such, until I can come up with a decent idea for something to convert into Reaper forces (I have some ideas, more on this later), I need something to stand in as the boys in white. This is why I needed the Gryphonne Sepia that I mentioned yesterday so badly.
I think this time I am going to do something that I have seen other painters do, and try and do basecoating on the sprue. I've always wanted to try it, but on past projects it has seemed impractical, due either to quantity of models, or the angles of the sprues themselves (angles, hidden recesses, etc). These guys are molded flat and uniform. Perfect for this method really. I still need to decide if I want to attach the backpacks or leave them off and greenstuff the hole in back. I suppose I could magnetize them, but that seems like a lot of work for generic fill ins. Let me know in the comments what you think!