After stumbling on a blog that gave some ideas about painting 1/72 fast, I decided to give it a whirl - it is definitely faster than I've been doing, but at the sacrifice of my beloved black lining. I am already planning to go back and add the line after, as it won't add that much time. Unless i totally botch it!
Here are 6 Swedish infantry from Zvezda for the Great Northern War after an hour of painting - they started out as black primer.
Like I said, definitely faster than I've been doing them. Another hour and they will be done.
And here are some 1/32 Germans I am working on to complete phase 1 of my WWII collection (the flame thrower was something I found in a box of primed items, so I decided to finish him too):
I believe the flamer thrower is Matchbox, while the officer and SMG are both Airfix.