First Completed Squad
Five down and 36 more to go. GUH! I shouldn't say it like that. How about one squad down and seven more to go? That's slightly better. This squad took me about a week to complete from primed to finished. I can only paint after 8:00 pm and I didn't paint every single night during that week. I think that I can refine my process and get another five models done in perhaps 4 or 5 days (and that's allowing for some nights were I don't paint).
Thoughts About the Models
I'm becoming more familiar with these models now. I want to remind people just how old these sculpts are. Some of these models are on the near side of almost 20 years old. That's INSANE! Unfortunately they show their age in a number of ways. Obviously the first tell-tale sign is that they're metal. I've been over that before so I'll move on. The next big indicator is the faces. The faces are a bit crude. They aren't ugly, but there is a HUGE difference in the finer detail that can be achieved via plastic or resin crafted through modern sculpting techniques. And finally there are just some bad looks that had to be made given the technology of the day.
When these models are sitting at normal gaming distance, none of these faults really matter. They still look like a part of the 40K aesthetic. The only thing that might strike you at that distance is that there appears to be quite a large number of repeat poses.