So, though I'm meant to be in a sporesacs-to-the-wall painting race with Brother Pink for our Paint Yoshit Challenge from January until the end of March, I took a break from painting this week to BUILD BUILD BUILD! I'm using Stepping Between Games' Squaduary challenge to get a PILE of stuff done for my Genestealer Cult build.
Squaduary sets a schedule for participants, which looks like this:
Week 1: Assembly: 1st – 7th
Taking them off the sprues or putting them on bases, what ever way you get them ready for paint.
Week 2: Basic painting: 8th – 14th
This is your basic coating and blocking in colours.
Week 3: Clean up and details: 15th – 21st
Cleaning up your colours and picking out all the bits to make the mini stand out.
Week 4: Basing: 22nd – 28th
Adding the base or just painting it up.
All that is meant to be for ONE squad. However, I'm a masochist, so I'm trying to stick to that schedule for as many infantry models as I can in one month.
As you can see from the date of this post, I'm already behind :P
My own version of the schedule looks like the following:
Week 1: Assembly
Week 2: Priming and Airbrushing
Week 3: Clean up and details
Week 4: More final details and basing
Completed This Week:Nothing was painted this week, but I'll outline what I completed construction on below.
In Progress:A PILE of infantry. See below.
Started:So, though some of them were already built, this is what I built this week:
- 5 "Unwashed" Acolyte Hybrids, converted from Chaos Cultists
-10 "Unwashed" Neophyte Hybrids, converted from Chaos Cultists
- 20 Hybrid Acolytes, mostly from Acolyte models
- 5 Purestrain Genestealers, converted to be covert and hidden under tarps/rags. I made this choice to better convey the covert nature of the cult. If you're trying to hide your creepy cult, it's best to not have freaky, six-limbed monsters running around unhidden.
- 3 Aberrants
...which looks rather conspicuously like 2 Aberrants, and that's because I still have a little bit of greenstuffing to get done on these fellows before they're ready for primer:
In total, my Squaduary vow that's meant to be for a single squad has ballooned to a total of 43 (!) models.
Wish me luck because I think I'm going to need it!
Upcoming:Next up, I need to get these dudes primed, and then get them in front of the airbrush!
One cool thing, though, to demonstrate my progress on the Omega Strain Genestealer Cult project, I got out my display board and placed all the models I've finished painting on it. It's a really effective way to see my progress all in one place, so I think I'll keep it up as I paint more. Here's what the completed models look like so far:
That's 24 Neophytes, 10 Acolytes, and 1 lonely Aberrant.
However, they'll have some backup by end of February >:)