Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wizardry in Progress 4/25/19

We're a day late, but we're still here!

This week was all about getting my second and third infantry squads painted, for what I had hoped would be a game on Wednesday night. But my Jeep decided that it wanted some attention, in the form of ABS system maintenance... woohoo!

Let's take a look at what happened this week!

Steel Legion Infantry Squads

Sunday was Easter and I didn't have any real plans, so I stayed in and worked on the first squad all day. It took a bit to get back into the swing of painting these guys, but I really enjoy painting them and once I get in the groove I can paint them up very quickly.

Monday night, I got home from work and started up on the next squad. These boys painted up quite a bit quicker than the ones from Sunday. I'm not certain as to why.

There's not really a lot to say about them, since it's basically the same as the first infantry squad. These two squads are members of Blue and Green squad, and pretty much identical to Red squad. They all have lasguns and a plasma dude.



Models Painted So Far
This is such a fun project to work on, and I've never been more into working on an army before. While I really like my Admech, the troops are a chore to paint thanks to all of their details, and Space Marine power armor is boring.

These guys scratch my WWI/WWII itch and I get to do quick and effective paint jobs with them, and they are in that sweet spot for details. It feels really good to be able to knock out a 10 man squad in a few hours time, rather than multiple sessions.

The vehicles are super fast to paint and can be knocked out one per session, thanks to military armor being monotone or duotone and takes drybrushing really well.

Each section of the army is separated into a different division.

The infantry is from the 82nd Mechanized Infantry, Company C. The Tanks are the 2nd Tank Division, 5 Tank Battalion and eventually I'll be adding paratroopers and air support from their own division.

For now this is everything I've painted. I am currently working on adding some paratrooper veterans to the list and hope to get these painted up soon.

But that's it for now!

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Thanks for reading!








2 comments:

  1. Great work! That army is looking lovely. I agree, Guard tanks can be painted so quickly and they still look great. How are you doing the camo patterns? Freehand or stencils?

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    1. Hey Mike, thanks! This army is so much fun to work on!

      The camo pattern on the tanks is all freehand. I just randomly drag my brush along the side to make a pattern and then fill it in with paint and smooth out the outer edges. I hate dealing with my airbrush, so I only use it for base coating the Zandri Dust layer. Everything else is all brush work.

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