Except maybe the pretty constant innuendo about Jawaballs. Ain't changing that...
Okay, here's one of my tricks; I'm aware others have used this as well, as I've been told so, but I've not seen it. I sometimes use - depending on the model - .005 pens for line work. The first two pictures is the brand of colored pens I use, plus the model I painted up to use for this test. I speed-painted a Nova Marine, since white and blue will show how well the technique can work.
Here's the same model after the basing. I include it just to point out the obvious: a model looks immediately better with the base done.
Here's the model after the pen-work. I used brown for the white areas, blue for the blue, and black for the silver.
Here's the last picture, the front shot. Note I've matte sprayed it here, so it's the final stage. I used the red pen for the eyes and green for the piping.
And that's that. Any thoughts?