Over the course of this year I’ve painted a decent handful of Battletech mechs. I’ve been sticking to relatively simple schemes for the most part, and have been able to finish models quickly. The current plastic miniatures are moderate quality PVC models; while they look ok on the table top, I think I’d get frustrated with the detail and precision levels if I tried to go all out when painting these.
I’ve been splitting my paint schemes by clan vs inner sphere. The clan mechs I’m painting in some Ghost Bear Dominion colors, and I’ve got some faction decals that I’m using on them. I’m not 100% satisfied with the colors, however, and may be updating them in the future.
My inner sphere mechs are themed as neon graffiti pirates. It’s fun to just paint random stuff all over them in bright colors.