Squaduary Stage 4 – All about that base

Welcome to week four of Squaduary!

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Welcome to week 4 of Squaduary!

We are now on Stage 4 of the process, the final push:

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

Links to the other weeks:

Week 1 +++ Week 2 +++ Week 3

We have seen some great progress and minis produced so far and between this post and next weeks final posting of finished work we will have many more.

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

I have managed to undercoat all of my Iron Snakes Centurions in Leadbelchers and Corax White, two of the three main colours of the scheme. On the weekend I will be laying down the bronze, in preparation for some verdigris weathering. This will give me two weeks to paint all of the detail if I am to get these guys done for Squaduary.

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Kirsten Williams from Stepping Between Games

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Svartmetall from Stepping Between Games

(No update available at this point)

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Mr. Pink from Modern Synthesist

I didn’t finish painting anything this week as I’m aiming to polish off a bunch of stuff at the end of February.

Acolyte with Rocksaw: airbrushed, inked, and weathered metals. The below two photos were my test run of the weathering technique I just sort of invented, and I’m pretty happy with it! It’s pretty simple and quick, so please let me know if anyone is interested in a rundown/tutorial.

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Spoticus from Fortress Erioch

A lot going on to start this week with painting. Sadly, I am slightly delayed on week 2 of our #Squaduary challenge from Stepping Between Games (link). The flu got me…. I will be combining posts on week 2 and week 3. Being a teacher and a natural rule follower, I have been stressed out about not making the deadline for week 2. I will strive to improve!

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Turkadactyl from Turkacdactyl

I started the month with Tree Revenants.  I’m pleased to say that the squad is complete and I will be revealing them closer to the end of the month.  Today I want to show my progress on the Kurnoth Hunters with greatbows, my second of two pledges for the event.

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Doug from Bare Hand Fishing

Due to some upcoming work constraints, I have been a bit limited on time for this week’s Squaduary Challenge. As such, I had to scramble to get my squad of Neophyte Acolytes up to some semblance of snuff. Here is what I have:

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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

(No update available at this point)

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D Power from Alone With a Dream

My squaduary project looks a little more respectable, what with everyone basecoated and washed now.

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Von from Kaptian Von

(No update available at this point)

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NafNaf from Objective Secured

(No update available at this point)

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Thor from Creative Twilight

The Ogre is complete, but finished pics to come soon. Meanwhile, the Catcher is also completed. The two Blitzers are in progress at the moment. Very early work, but there’s paint on them at least!

        

 

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Marcus Sebeca from Stepping Between Games

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Mo from Stepping Between Games

(No update available at this point)

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Pluckylad from Stepping Between Games

Had to rush them to get them ready for Throne of Skulls, they have already claimed 2 mega armoured Nobz, a devilish, a maulerfiend and a Darkshroud.

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Dave Mary from 262 Death Korps

(No update available at this point)

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FettFace from Back on the Battlewagon

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Corrm from St. Andrews Wargaming

(No update available at this point)

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Six Plus from Six Plus Painting

Just a quick update on my #Squaduary pledge. Managed to get another Tartaros finished, this time the wolf armed with the Heavy Flamer. I’m really happy with how my wolves have been turning out after following the WHTV painting scheme. The other three are base coated in Mechanicus Standard Grey and waiting to be painted within the next week or so. Need to get a move on if they’re to be done in time for the end of the Squaduary pledge.

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Cylde from Mastodontica

(Google Translate on the text but look at those bases!- Rory)

It’s already Monday again, as time goes by. My plans for this week were to finish the details of the minis, the company’s distinctive metallic leathers and squares, but by life circumstances, I could hardly paint the leather of the holsters, so I went to plan B, which was to paint The stands This means that I leave the above for the decisive final week.

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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

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Craig from Twitter

– couldn’t bring myself to paint black all day so got pads done. Happy with the , other 2 not so much

  

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Vampire Duke from Twitter

Closer and closer. Some drybrushing for extreme highlights, and I’m calling these tabletop ready.

  

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Eric from Twitter

(No update available at this point)

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Fickle Brush from Twitter

New Pledges

Ed O’Malley from Berserker Blade

As you can see from the pictures, I have completed four out of five models and am working on the fifth. So far I’m very happy with the way that the challenge has pushed me to paint the squad (even if a plasma caliver and an arc rifle aren’t the ideal armaments!)

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Rob from Island of Rob

(Rob got distracted with painting up his boss, I shall bully his Island into painting squads – Rory)

ctan shard, not a squad

Not a squad 😛

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The Fallen Star from Google+

Evil Sunz nob is all done. Very happy with his super fast flame Klaw.
The Goff Nob needs a few more touch ups on the base, but it’s basically done.

Up next is the Death Skull Mek boy.
Gotta get a few more metal colors on it, then wash the hell out of it.

These guys have been pretty fun to paint. Each one getting vastly different paint styles is a nice change from always doing batch paintings of 5 or more. Makes painting each model a new experience.

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Adam from Sprue Grey Nation

Keeping up with my Squaduary goals. Test figure finished and the rest of the posse to go.

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Blazmo from Tabletop Apocalypse

This week I’ve been base coating another 5 guys ready for the final work and detailing during the final week of Squaduary. I’ve been massively distracted by a sudden need to create an entire coven of Dark  Eldar (those few Wracks have caused some kind of unstoppable epiphany!) so I’m hanging on in there with this project; bitterly fighting crazed obsession to the end.

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Westrider from Cascadian Grim Dark

(No update available at this point)

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Siph from The Weemen

So, a little more done this week, two more Marines finished and a third at the highlighting stage. That’s now over the halfway mark, 6 finished, 4 to go. Should have these all finished and showcased by the end of the month, easy. Thanks Squaduary, great motivation from reading other participants progress and seeing their squads come together.

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Pinky from The Spiral

Just a little weathering to go!

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HeriGonz from Of Dice, Kings and Emperors

Needless to say I was less than enthused. I opted to watch Starship Troopers and work on my Immortals. Man…Starship Troopers…so goooooood!
Still bad lighting. Mediocre work. But these guys are coming along!

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Jason Smith on Twitter

Finally finished my ordo of Ion Age Maligs led by Senga in her lovely pink frock.

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My own humble entry of five Scarab Occult:

These guys are just about done, just an attempt at transfers and the bases.

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  • No treble?
    Great work everyone. Looking forward to the completed units!

    • No treble? Ya lost me there.

      Sorry I missed yours but the post was done up last night.

      Some really good models coming along out of this.

      • It’s from the song “All about that base, bout that base, no treble”. Thought the title was referencing it!

        • Haha I gotcha now. I just don’t know the song as well.

          • Turkadactyl

            I was singing that song in my head while I was scrolling through the post.

  • “Remember folks, this is all some fun to get more painted models on the gaming tables of the world”
    Some spanish bloggers, like me, every time we paint an squad, a single miniature, a vehicle or similar, when we publish that we show a picture saying “guerra en color” (coloured war). Its a yellow picture with a mace and a painting palette. You can chek it at the right side of my blog if you wish. Think is a good initiative-
    and google translator hahaha always making mistakes
    Cheers

    • Haha yes it doesn’t do translations well at all.

      I like the little picture idea.

  • Turkadactyl

    Stay on target. Stay on target.

    • Loving your NMM.

      • Turkadactyl

        I wish I could say it was but I haven’t done NMM yet. The gold on the bows is Burnished Gold over top of Retributor Armour.

        • Gotcha, it looked very yellow gold. I was all impressed there and all.

  • Doing great work here Rory. At least you understand why it drains you now :).

    • Turkadactyl

      Big thanks for compiling all of this sites Rory.

      • You are welcome of tempter of trees.

    • It gives a new found respect for previous Dreadtobers for sure.

      • Siph

        Ha ha, doing great mate. Looking forward for the final reveal of everyone’s pledges!

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