Adepticon 2010: Day 1, Class 1
My first class at Adepticon was "All the Small Things: Freehand Designs" by James and Cathy Wappel. As inspiration James brought an Inquisitorial Land Raider he painted. Needless to say I wasn't painting Land Raiders like this by the end of the class, but I learned a lot. There's just something different about putting paint to model while you are being explained the technique to make it sink it.
And your Friday Quick tip straight from James Wappel: mix in a little on a near-colored GW wash to your paint to get better flow and increase drying time.