It seems the casting for these was really smudgy which meant I had to precisely paint on every shadow and highlight with an extra fine brush :/ (flashback to 80's gamesworkshop minis)
Now they're painted you can see the changes in pose each one has. Star commander Natalya (in green) I gave a nice relax stance to while she directs her star, the rest are in various states of action. Number 03 is blasting off on pillars of custom sculpted Jet flame.
You can have a better look at the detail here. Paint wise you flip everything you know about shading/highlighting on its head and paint light in the crevices and dark on the highlights. Orange and yellow were dry brushed around the jets to add to the feel of light emanating from them.
"The standard against which all battle armor is measured, the Elemental battle armor was first introduced in 2868 by Clan Wolf in a Trial of Possession against the Nova Cats. It was a marvel of Clan engineering that allowed a small group of operators to take down large 'Mechs and survive the encounter. While it is possible for a normal-sized human to use the battle armor, this design is tailored for the Clans' giant Elemental warriors and only they can bring out its fullest potential." - Sarna
" Natalya - Holds the rank of Star Commander in the Falcons Claws. She is an Elemental, one of the Clans' genetically-bred infantry. Very little is revealed about her in the series, though in the book 1st Somerset Strikers, it is revealed that she is fiercely loyal to her commander, Nicolai Malthus, because she sees his exploits as her best shot for glory and a Bloodname. Pilots an Elemental battle armor suit." - BattleTech: The Animated Series wiki