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Catching Up – Squaduary, Posts, and Looking Ahead

You know those crappy weeks where Real Life ™ destroys any hobby or personal time? Yeah, that has been the last two for me as I put it way too many hours at work to get projects completed. Finally wrapped up on Friday, only to come down with the flu. Whoa is me right?

Anyway, you came here for the hobby, and while it’s been super quiet for me, I do have some updates, news, and looking ahead.

Squaduary – Fail (but barely)

First, February I was supposed to complete the Ork Blood Bowl team for Squaduary. I was off to a great start with having half the team highlighted.

After getting the highlights on, I was really happy with the purple and orange scheme. I was waiting to do weathering and the base once the whole team was completed.

Over the weekend I was able to get the other half base coated and washed (though I forgot the metal bits). This was great progress, but still long ways off from completion.

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.

You can see that the second half of the team has a bunch more orange than the first half. I wanted to mix up the painting a little bit since I didn’t do any conversions on the team. It’s not a complete switch, but rather I mixed up where purples and oranges went.

Awesome Guest Writers

For those who follow the blog, you may have noticed it wasn’t all quiet here thanks to the awesome contributions of Mr. Pink and Rory who both wrote articles for the site.

For anybody looking at improving their sculpting work, Mr. Pink wrote two articles on it. Part one focused how to improve your sculpting skills while part two shared some tips and tricks to make it easier to do.

Good Reads has become a regular post where I highlight some of my favorite posts from the week. With the craziness or the work week, I asked Rory to fill in, and he delivered an awesome set of articles well worth your time to read. It was great to see what he found as each of us follows so many different blogs and forums.

I want to say a big thank you to both of you for not only writing the articles but also putting them together during this crazy few weeks. Oh and give them both a follow on Twitter! Mr. Pink (@mod_synth) and Rory (@macantsagart) are awesome #warmongers and great for the community.

Coming Up Next

I’m current try to pick the post schedule back up and have two more articles in the How to Improve Your Hobby Skills series in the works – though the painting one is getting a bit long and may need to get broken up.

I also want to call out Swordmaster is hosting a build and paint challenge next month called Monster March! He reached out to me during Dreadtober, wanting to create a fantasy themed challenge and has been planning it ever since. So if you have a large create of nightmares that needs painting, head on over there and join in! I may have a late addition if I can finish my team this week.

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