There is a interview worth listening to over on the GW blog. A Golden Daemon winner talks about painting in general and it all comes down to hard work. That's how you get to Carnegie Hall after all. Nothing beats hours at the bench and trying new things. His words are the best thing I've seen in terms of painting advice to new and experienced painters. It's really kind of beautiful.
His conversion is majestic. I fully plan on doing my Attack Bikes this way when I get to it.