Why do you need to speed up painting in the first place?
Because I'm tired to paint 10 space Marines in 2 months ^^
Indeed. 10 man units burn me out, so I've been painting in squads of 5 with a few tanks or characters in between.
If you have to skip a step, skip the final highlight for the normal dudes, but keep it on the sergeant and characters. Base red, shade, one highlight is enough for rank and file to look great on the table.
I'm a glutton for punishment, I just can't control my need to not skip steps on my normal marines =(
Although I do agree, and do the 5 marines, then a character/vehicle. It's great for rewarding your time with your standard units. Primaris Mephiston was the only Blood Angel HQ I didn't enjoy. I made alot of pre-planning mistakes. Sub assembly was not the way to go with how I proceeded. When I tried to align a painted yellow tubing to glue onto painted miniature, it was a disaster of rubbed paint. Even the sniffing finger arm was a disaster...I just tossed it and did the plasma arm instead. The model came out great, but I'm tempted to start a new one over.
Did you all have better experiences with primaris Mephiston?
He was definitely one of the worst models to assemble I’ve experienced. The sniffing arm had to be essentially duct-taped onto the side of him and the shoulder pad stuffed with green stuff to make it look right.