Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Boston, Lincolnshire
Having just finished up 30 Ork boyz, all I can say is KISS (keep it simple stoopid).
I demotivated myself massively when I first started painting in the beginning by focussing too much on details and getting bogged down in the sheer scale of the challenge I set myself.
Now I undercoat with a black or metallic spray, keep my base coats to a max of 3 or 4 colours, wash, and highlight.
The only models I spend real time on are the characters, mainly because they are more interesting to paint, but also because they are the centrepieces.
I find having a unifying theme is helpful too. My first mob of Ork boyz are terrible, all different colours with weird combinations and odd basing. They stand out like a sore thumb on the table, but I keep them as they are as I like to look at how I started, and how far I have come. But I never would have been able to do my whole army like that, it would have taken forever and I would have given up.
Give yourself a break, don't beat up on yourself, not everyone is a Golden Demon winner. But it is massively satisfying to field your own painted force in the end, that's worth quite a bit too.