Sure, painting it once or twice... no big deal. But 27 jetbikes and a half dozen Vypers.... what was I thinking.
Next time, I'll be smarter about it and come up with some kind of shortcut.
To be honest though, after painting almost 20 jetbikes, the icon has become routine. The first couple of times I was real nervous about messing up but now... I just whip the thing out and move on to the next step.
Note to self: Make sure my next army has a simple icon.
Since this post is fairly old, I decided to go back and add a few more links to relevant articles to help better explain some freehand concepts.
Breaking down complex shapes into smaller elements
Two methods for mapping out freehand
When to do your freehand is important as well
Link: Follow my Saim-Hann army project