I set myself a challenge in January 2017 where I wanted to finish an army in the course of a month. It had to be at least 1000pts of Warhammer 40,000 and I've already got so many Imperial Guardsmen it didn't bear thinking about drybrushing yet another! Instead I turned my attention to the sons of Ultramar, the poster boys of the setting themselves, and set about building in a frantic flurry of plastic glue and spray paint!
There are nicer looking Ultramarines elsewhere in this gallery that you can check out, but the experiment here was in getting a force ready for the table in as little time as possible... So, rather than taking a whole month, literally everything you see here was assembled, painted and based ready for gaming in a week, with a total of no more than two hours of time spent day. Batch painting really is the way forward! They're not going to win any painting competitions, but that's not the point of them, and they sure as hell surprised one of my regular opponents!