Rules focussed players can just take them out and get playing. Dedicated hobbyists can re-prime them start over. But what I wanted to know was if "went with" the base color, how fast could I get good solid tabletop standard for my DUST miniatures from the box to the table.
I gave myself a time limit of 1 hour. I opened the box, started my iPhone timer, and got painting. I used less than ten colors, liner pens for fast precise shading, quick highlights, washes for oily and dirty area, and picked out some spot trim color with the medium brown -drawing inspiration from the Early-War German army paint schemes that already incorporated the classic German blue-grey. a final drybrush layer of silver and extra washes on the exhausts and such wrapped up the model itself.
Basing was super fast with a layer of gravel, a quick drybursh and some staticgrass. The edge of the base was whipped out with a giant black permanent marker for the black edge, and a quick pass of Mithril silver on the edge rivets.
I put down the brush, picked up my creation, and looked down at my iPhone.
55 Minutes from unboxing to this. Painting up DUST armies is going to be great!