I got a parcel from em4miniatures the other day, containing 60 of their super-cheap mech miniatures (£2.55 for 5). And now I've started painting them properly:
I think you'll agree that these paint up pretty damn well. For scale, that's a 2p piece that it's mounted on.
These are to support the release of the MechaWar miniatures combat game from Precinct Omega Publishing, coming in Sept 2012. Huge thanks to Doug at em4 for permission to use these models in example illustrations.