So a local painting club has started up, and I went ahead and joined. I've been putzing about on things to paint, and didn't want to take my latest WIP out due to it being somewhat fragile. Instead I grabbed some of my Sedition Wars models. Here's what I accomplished in four hours:
There's a fourth model hiding behind the big guy. Four models in four hours nearly done. How'd I do it? I was following the recommendations from a tutorial I picked up off the Studio McVey forums (Studio McVey produces Sedition Wars).
The basic change I did was to use much thinner paints. I was really surprised at how quickly things started to come together. I used to use thicker paints in an attempt to get a more solid coat, but using thinner paints gives the effect of a wash on top of coating. The downside is that it can take multiple coats, but with how fast I was going it wasn't all that bad.
These are easily some of the best things I've painted, and my total time across two sessions was about six hours. Six hours, four figures. That's pretty damn good, and makes me want to grab more minis and try other quick paint jobs.
I've started painting the archers for my commission, and the going is a little slower, but that's more due to the paint style.
The blue is supposed to be dark, and what you see is two attempts I took at it. Neither sat well with me and I have tried something else that seems to be working more effectively. My plan is to use my painting club nights to do personal stuff, and then spend at least one day a week working on commissions. Should prove effective.