Squaduary Stage 5 – Final looks

The last showing of Squaduary 2017!

Main logo for Squaduary

 

Welcome to week 4 of Squaduary!

Links to the other weeks:

Week 1 +++ Week 2 +++ Week 3 +++ Week 4

This is it folks, the final count of everything we got done as a group. People had a lot of demands on their time this month and a gew unfortunate turns of events meant not everything got finished. But the numbers don’t lie:

Models made/converted – 42

Partially painted – 102

Fully completed – 205

Each category is separate, so in total there was 349 models played with through this. A pretty good run all in all folks, that is a lot of progress, a lot more models game ready. Thank you all.

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

If surgery hadn’t put me out of action for a week, I’d’ve been done on time…

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Svartmetall from Stepping Between Games

 

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Mr. Pink from Modern Synthesist

At this point I’m pretty confident that I should be able to finish 3 squads: the 10 “unwashed” Neophytes, 5 “shrouded” Genestealers, and 6 Aberrants.

 

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Spoticus from Fortress Erioch

(No update available at this point)

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Turkadactyl from Turkacdactyl

#Squaduary is coming to a close and it is time to showcase some finished units. I’ll start off with the Tree Revenants. These models proved to be a little tricky at the start. I was trying to figure out colours and what would work. They were getting me worked up and after some sound advice I was able to find a good balance.

 

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Doug from Bare Hand Fishing

That being said, a wrench was thrown in my hobby progress – I have only just finished my Squaduary project, with hours to spare. I did not give them quite as much TLC as I would have liked, but they are table ready and will be a nice addition to my growing Genestealer Cult. May I welcome my completed squad of Neophytes:

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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

With it being the final day of the month, I am going to have to call it as it is: Squaduary was a Fail. But it was a great opportunity to push me to finish a whole squad (or team) in a month. I also saw a bunch of other hobbyists get their projects done, so congrats to all of you.

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D Power from Alone With a Dream

(No update available at this point)

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Von from Kaptian Von

I actually did the thing for (at 2.30 on the last day but hush ye). some plagues are borne. Go me.

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NafNaf from Objective Secured

(No update available at this point)

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Thor from Creative Twilight

So very close, but not quite completed with my pledge. I have these last 2 Blitzers to finish, which are nearly done, but it won’t be today.

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Marcus Sebeca from Stepping Between Games

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Mo from Stepping Between Games

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Pluckylad from Stepping Between Games

(Already finished, see last weeks post! – Rory)

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Dave Mary from 262 Death Korps

Time runs short. I expect I’ll be working tomorrow night, right up to the last on this project. Having completed a first pass on the chapter iconography for the right shoulder pads and a base coat of dirt on the bases, I thought I’d post up a teaser in advance of my final post which will most likely come shortly after the deadline for the challenge expires.

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FettFace from Back on the Battlewagon

I’m calling it done on my Raptors. I applied some rust powder stuff to the bases and then sealed them with varnish. Gloss varnish. Apparently being constructive while nursing a hangover and coming down with a cold is a challenge that I am not quite up to. Anyway, I’ll probably go back and add a matte finish later. But for now it’ll do…

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Corrm from St. Andrews Wargaming

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Six Plus from Six Plus Painting

Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get all 5 Terminators completed; I got 3 fully painted and based, with 2 others about 50% of the way there. The pictures aren’t great as I usually take my photos using a natural light source but for now these will do.

Despite not finishing completely in time I’m still really happy with the progress I’ve made over the past month and am proud of the minis on the whole. I should have the final 2 done by the end of the week (fingers crossed) and will post pictures when they’re ready.

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Cylde from Mastodontica

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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

White armour done, bases done, waiting on microsol/set to arrive for transfers. Will finish them soon but I’m very happy with them

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Craig from Twitter

(No update available at this point)

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Vampire Duke from Twitter

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Fickle Brush from Twitter

Wooooo!! Hitting that deadline for never felt so good.

 

New Pledges

Ed O’Malley from Berserker Blade

I’m incredibly proud to say that I’ve completed my Squaduary pledge of five Skitarii Vanguard. I would have liked to have painted more of the squad but that was always going to be an ambitious target and between playing a few games of 40k and painting other projects it slipped through the cracks.

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Rob from Island of Rob

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The Fallen Star from Google+

#Squaduary all done!!!
WAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!

Wow these guys were fun to paint. Just the variety of colors and small extra details to bring each one to life 🙂

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Adam from Sprue Grey Nation

(No update available at this point)

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Blazmo from Tabletop Apocalypse

I was doing so well in the beginning, with plenty of time to spare, but then the Dark Eldar came and messed everything up! Thankfully, I pushed through the pain this weekend and got these guys finished (and it was actual pain as well as figurative too thanks to the unexpected and rather miserable migraines I had).

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Westrider from Cascadian Grim Dark

(No update available at this point)

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Siph from The Weemen

Here is my completed pledge for Squaduary for the month of February.  I had these RTB01 marines sitting about for an age, and another squad since 1989…

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Pinky from The Spiral

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HeriGonz from Of Dice, Kings and Emperors

My squad of 10x Immortals is complete.  As I alluded to in other posts, perhaps it doesn’t have a ton of detail but I was trying to work as best as I could with these metal dudes.  I did build up another 5 so I could split this squad up and field 3 units of 5x Immortals.

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Jason Smith on Twitter

(Already finished, see last weeks post! – Rory)

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My own humble entry of five Scarab Occult:

My own #Squaduary entry has been finished up and all. Glad I didn’t vow more in the end!

 

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  • I’m afraid my squaduary journey is going to take a little longer than expected. February has turned out to be a very difficult month for my family, so I have spent most of my hobby time cuddling kids. It has been great to see everyone’s progress and I look forward to seeing all of the finished projects! Hopefully I can get my Centurions finished next month (Squadarch? Sounds like a game wizards play…), so keep an eye out for them 😉 Thanks Rory!

    • Sorry to hear it Marc, real life first as always. Take care of yourself.

  • Phew and done. Well played all.

    • Now to take a month off? 😉

      • Nah. But I can afford to relax a bit.

  • Well done. Running these things is a ton of work, so congrats on a successful event.

    Those stats are pretty impressive; models painted. Of course there’s some awesome looking stuff that came out of this as well. This is also the first pledge type of thing I have ever done 😉

    • Glad you gave it a whirl Thor, you even put out a tutorial as you went.

      • If it wasn’t for that tutorial, I may have finished the pledge. I can’t even tell you how many hours have gone into that thing…

        • It is a great tutorial though.

  • Turkadactyl

    Good job everyone.

    • You got many trees painted man, fair play.

  • First of all, thank you Rory for all the work done, Seeking for all the pictures over the world and joining them in the weekly post a hard work.
    Thank you all the people who had joined this challenge even those who did not finished. I’ve found some interesting blogs here.
    And now, next challenge, Monster march, here we go.
    Rory, think about the flag. “Coloured war” or “Colouring war” would be a nice watchword

  • Great looking stuff! Thanks for running the event.

    • They really was some great work out of it in the end. Hope you enjoyed.

  • Svartmetall

    Sad I didn’t get to paint my guys, had a death in the family to deal with and I realised by mid-month or so I’d bitten off quite a bit(e) more than I could chew trying to convert up a full squad of 7 *and* paint them in a month, so I settled for taking the time to convert them to a decent standard…ready to paint them up for the next challenge 🙂

    • I am looking forward to seeing the squad painted up.

  • D Power

    It’s great to see the event really took off, and there’s a lot of talent in there too! Well done all!
    Pity mine are still waiting weathering…

    • I was looking forward to seeing yours done and all. Hope you get around to them.

      • D Power

        Me too, but, you know… *coughskavencough* Maybe I should have pledged some clanrats instead XD

        • Skaven come in small numbers right? It isn’t like they breed like rats… oh.

  • Siph

    Brilliant stuff, it’s been great to be a part of this and thanks everyone for the motivation, good job however we all did, there’s less plastic and resin in the To-Do piles now… until the next purchase!

    • More painted models around the world is all good with me. Loved seeing work come around.

  • Al

    205 painted models! That is so cool! Thanks for hosting.

    • Glad you enjoyed it. Twas a wild journey.

  • Some great work there, everyone! Glad to see it seems to have went over well.

    • We will have to see if we can beat that number next year.

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