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For alpha legion the codex says to use dark blue (Regal or midnight blue) and hilight with goblin green on the edges but this can look very stark. I would go for a dark turquoise colour overall. Start with black undercoat then using a tank brush drybrush the whole model with midnight blue. Then mix midnight blue with scaly green and drydbrsh lightly evrything. Then drybrush very lightly with scaly green. Finally a very very light drybrush with hawk turquoise.
Using a normal size 1 brush use chaos black to re undercoat everything that isn't power armour plate and then paint the gun, eyes, pouches, etc.
Drybrushing is the key to Alpha Legion.
My personal method.
Thinly (get your brush to drybrush level and then wet it) apply some midnight blue a few times to provide a dark base in some of the recesses, try to avoid metallic bits (epaulet rims, boot rims, chest bling, etc), dry brush regal blue on.
Move on to the light green of your choice, goblin or scorpion. Drybrush -everywhere-. Helmet, boots, even parts you plan on painting metal. Make sure its everywhere, but make sure that its only everywhere sort of vaguely.
Drybrush metal segments with chainmail, try to leave bits of black (from base coat) and green (from earlier drybrushing) visible.
My method for tassels isn't that great, but I usually go with the standard 'green build.'
Dark Angels to Snot to Scorpion.