|Looks nice, takes years.|
Full disclosure: I was trying something new. More fuller disclosure: the new thing was a different shade of brown. I've been using the brown undercoat for bronze/gold approach for a while, but until yesterday the brown has been the VGC equivalent of Snakebite Leather. This has served me well, but I wondered if a darker (some might say Beastial) brown would look better. Fast forward some four hours of laying down brown so I could paint over it with bronze (and then highlight...) and something had to give. I had an emergency backup plan in my pocket in case I ran into this very scenario consisting of one step: abandon the group and finish a single model. Somehow the bronze and gold went on quicker than the brown, there wasn't much black to do, the base went as bases do, and I was able to get a model close enough to call it finished without any major psychotic episodes.
The bad news, of course, is there are nine more of these guys to do. Plus the UA. And a solo. Ugh.