I've attacked my Manticore with several liberal washes with Badab Black and Devlan Mud, as well as filling in many of the fine details, such as the silver metalwork and the rivets. It's getting there. Admittedly, it's slow progress, but i'm proud of what little i'm getting done.
The Storm Eagle Rockets are still on the painting table and I found the last Rocket down the back of my desk last night, although it's too late now to get it primed, painted and done by thursday, so it'll have to wait for now and go with the three-rocket idea.
I've pretty much got everything i need for this campaign at least partially painted now. It's just a matter of knuckling down and getting them done when i get a chance. Easier said than done though, what with exam season approaching fast and two Final Major Projects to do, as well as a missus to keep happy, but i'll get there eventually.