Squaduary Stage 3 – Slapping on paint

Welcome to week three of Squaduary!

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Welcome to week 3!

We are now on Stage 3 of the process, our basic is hopefully on and we are ready for details:

1. Assembly: 1st – 7th
Taking them off the sprues or putting them on bases, what ever way you get them ready for paint.

2. Basic painting: 8th – 14th

This is your basic coating and blocking in colours..

3. Clean up and details: 15th – 21st
Cleaning up your colours and picking out all the bits to make the mini stand out.

4. Basing: 22nd – 28th
Adding the base or just painting it up.

Please do check out people’s Twitter and blog links below to see their progress. There is a lot of work to look back on from the previous week, people are really motoring ahead. Below are links to the 40 people participating that I have managed to keep track of but there are more out there, people are using the hashtag on Twitter separately and more power to them.

Remember folks, this is all some fun to get more painted models on the gaming tables of the world.

The starting Squaduary pledges!

Marc van Holst from Old School Gaming

(No update available at this point)

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Kirsten Williams from Stepping Between Games

The Seraphim have their bases painted and are ready for the girls themselves to get a coat. The dino-bikers have bases done, and the dinos themselves have been basecoated and drybrushed (except the Sister Superior who is just basecoated). The next four days will be painting light, but hopefully this has gotten me far enough ahead that this won’t be a problem.

Seraphim squad - based up

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Svartmetall from Stepping Between Games

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Mr. Pink from Modern Synthesist

Progress on so far: airbrushed and washed…

… And a shot of what I still want to complete.

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Spoticus from Fortress Erioch

(No update available at this point)

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Turkadactyl from Turkacdactyl

I think a combination was found that works for these models.  They’ve taken a lot longer to paint than expected.  These models don’t fit the Sylvaneth aesthetic like the other models so it’s taken a while to figure out what works.

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Doug from Bare Hand Fishing

The base colors have been applied, although a fair chunk detail work still needs to be added – mainly small stuff, such as belts, badges, cuffs, and so forth.  I went for a good mix of orange jump suits, possibly representing a ‘liberated’ group of prison inmates and other salt of the earth.  In short, it is not that impressive as of yet, but I am hoping to bring everything to life come week three.

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Repentant Unforgiven from Dragons Eye Miniatures

(No update available at this point)

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Joe B from Broken Paintbrush

The first half of the team is almost finished with all the highlights. After highlighting the orange towards yellow, it works a lot better with the purple armor. I did finish the middle lineork as you can see below and on the rest, I only have the purple and black left to finish.

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D Power from Alone With a Dream

To begin with, my Squaduary pledge.  Oh, the shame!  I reckon I’m the only one behind in my work– and I’ve only got FOUR chaps to do!  It’s great to see everyone else’s, though.
The fellow I was going to make a company champion has sort of turned into a musician, and the company banner might be the last thing painted, but we’re getting there.  By inches.

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Von from Kaptian Von

(No update available at this point)

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NafNaf from Objective Secured

I love everything about the Scourge, from their gorgeous models to the rules and weapon options they can take. My conversions are fairly simple, just mainly head swaps and a few weapon modifications, but even though I use them in nearly every game I play with La Danse Macabre I am always putting off painting them. I think this is because I do not have a fixed idea how I should tackle them in terms of colour combos, and the wings are a bit daunting tbh. Well, no more procrastinating, I will submit them as my entry for Squadary and hopefully be able to get through the by the end 🙂

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Thor from Creative Twilight

(No update available at this point)

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Pluckylass from Stepping Between Games

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Marcus Sebeca from Stepping Between Games

The more attentive will now notice I’m doing 2 squads not 1.

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Mo from Stepping Between Games

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Pluckylad from Stepping Between Games

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Dave Mary from 262 Death Korps

Edge highlighting is NOT a skill I have easy access to.  I’ve been a dry brusher first and foremost when it comes to highlighting. An older skill I’m doing my best to leave behind so I can learn new technique and advance my skills with miniature painting. Clearly for black power armor, the go to technique is edge highlighting these days.  So I set to with a gusto…with only a couple hours to paint per session, and only a couple sessions per week, I was managing two marines a session…ack.  The family stomach flu prevented any acceleration of this. Cautions and a bit messy here and there, I when fairly timid with the high lights using a single layer of Vallejo Grey Blue. With time, I’ll go back with a second pass of something lighter on the high spots.  But this was all I could take for now.

 

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FettFace from Back on the Battlewagon

Cracking on through Squaduary and I’ve finished the first of my Raptors. Well, apart from the base but I’ll do them at the same time at the end. The rest of the squad have had most of their base colours blocked in too so I’m pretty hopeful that I’ll get the squad done in time.

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Corrm from St. Andrews Wargaming

Got the majority of the painting done for my Deathwatch Veterans.

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Six Plus from Six Plus Painting

I’ve pledged a 5 man unit of Space Wolves in Tartaros Armour. Entering the second week of February I’ve got all 5 of them built and based, with one complete bar his storm bolter. Should have at least another 1 finished by the end of the week.

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Cylde from Mastodontica

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Andrew Franke from The Unknown

(No update available at this point)

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Captain Leadfoot from Stepping Between Games

(No update available at this point)

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Pledges from Twitter

Max from Twitter

(No update available at this point)

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Andrew from Twitter

Week 2 ends, and progress has been made!

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Craig from Twitter

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Vampire Duke from Twitter

Not much progress, but progress nevertheless. First layer of elf flesh over rotting flesh on vampires

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Eric from Twitter

(No update available at this point)

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Fickle Brush from Twitter

Trying to hit my week 2 deadline of and getting the base coating done.

New Pledges

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Ed O’Malley from Berserker Blade

Ok, they’re only a five man squad and the photography is horrible but in just over a week I’ve got them built, undercoated, based and made a good start on the painting to boot!

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Rob from Island of Rob

(No update available at this point)

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The Fallen Star from Google+

Ork Nobs

Da Powa’ Nobs!

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Adam from Sprue Grey Nation

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Blazmo from Tabletop Apocalypse

Another week of progress and I’ve managed to get half of the guys finished. I know that the official Squaduary thing is to base coat all of the models this week, but I prefer working in smaller groups till completion. This update is mostly pictures, so try not to be too disappointed by the lack of superfluous witty banter.

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Westrider from Cascadian Grim Dark

I have discovered an issue with the Squaduary concept, as opposed to Dreadtober, at least here in the PNW: In October, we can usually rely on at least a couple of days of dry weather each week. February, on the other hand, is pretty reliably rainy, or at least extremely damp and humid, which makes terrible conditions for spray priming. Today is at least sunny and clear, and the humidity is supposed to dip to the lowest it’s been for a while in a couple of hours here, so I’m going to hope I can get a decent coat on.

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Siph from The Weemen

Here is the squad so far, finished the next two members of the squad now, both with a little character. The Grav Gun wielding RTB01 (I know! Awesome huh?) is armed with an alternative Gravity Gun from the 3rd Party company Spellcrow.

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Pinky from The Spiral

More progress last night, fine highlighting and detail next.

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HeriGonz from Of Dice, Kings and Emperors

Here’s a quick update to the #squaduary challenge with my Necron Immortals.  They were stripped this morning.  As of now, they are all base coated and dry brushed with white (my main base color).  Next, I need to hit some of the details with blue and paint the rods.  I’m not sure how much details I will pick out with the blue but for now I’m content.  They almost look like statues.  I should remember this technique for when I make statues for Frostgrave!

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Jason Smith on Twitter

Coming along, but ran out of paint. Also, something’s wrong with Senga’s pink dress. Gotta fix it. Next: highlights!

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My own humble entry of five Scarab Occult:

Still a lot of work to be done on these folks. But I am liking how the colours are coming together. Running my own event and I am behind!

 

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  • Great progress there and some new blogs to follow! Pity we are all so spread out, a group photo of all the units would be awesome to finish up the month.

    • thousandeyes

      Yeah we are in from all over the world.
      People are really taking to it though which is cool.

    • Yeah we are from all over the world for sure. Everyone is putting in great effort.

  • Al

    Looking great!

    • People are knocking it out of the park for sure.

  • Some great projects coming together on here Rory 🙂

    Boy I am getting a bit behind though. I better get cracking!

    • thousandeyes

      Get on it! I want to see those winged jerks up and running.

    • You reslly need to! Mainly as I want to see those feathered fly boys.

  • I call shenanigans on everybody who doesn’t have to live in Melbourne’s stupid end of summer heat blast!!
    That aside, there’s some great stuff there. The Genestealer Cultists look amazing. And then there’s NafNaf ripping straight from my nightmares. *SHUDDER* Clowns

    • End of summer? Not our fault you live in crazy land. I am having to deal with soring rain here.

    • Turkadactyl

      I’m passing on some -30 degrees Celsius weather your way.

    • Yeah. No. You guys can keep it. Imma go sit on a sun lounge and whack another shrimp on the barbie. Bewdy!

      • Keeping sterotypes alive!

        • If I din’t have me racial stereotypes, what would I have?

  • Turkadactyl

    Sweet, some new entries. Looking forward to the finished models. My Tree Revenants are done now. Time to work on some Kurnoth.

    • Yah for more trees!

  • Von

    So here’s the plan.

    I’m a piece of human garbage who’s been in a massive depressive funk all week and barely been together enough to do work and chat on Reddit.

    Tonight, I put together ten Plaguebearers (and I’mma do a base of Nurglings if I can find a base for them). They’re getting cleaned up and primed over the weekend.

    Next week, on WIP Wednesday, I’m going to speed paint ten Plaguebearers. Might do a video. At the very least I’ll livetweet the progress @kaptainvon on the Tweeters.

    How’s that for a slice of fried gold?

    • Von

      Also, mad props for the Vampire team (good start!) and the RTB01 guys (they look great)!

    • I am thinking your depression is coming out in your language there Kap. Take your time, this is only for fun.

      • Von

        Depression is very fashionable this year. Despair not. That’s my job. 😉

        I’m still going to speed paint some Plaguebearers though. It’ll cheer me up. I want to see if I can knock out a squad in a day like I used to, and these are pretty straightforward models on which to attempt that.

        • thousandeyes

          I look forward to seeing them so.

          Keep in mind the update goes up on Wednesday though, so they will miss it.

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