Monday, 12 February 2018

Squaduary, 40k Skaven - A Weekend of Mad Progress


I've been working hard all weekend on my 40k Skaven. I had one finished model on Friday night; and now I have seven!

This isn't a particularly easy scheme to paint either, and every model is taking 2 or 3 hours; even with the airbrushed basecoat. I'm still feeling really motivated working on this project though, and I managed to paint up 3 on Saturday and another 3 on Sunday, which felt quite manageable.

It has made a massive dent in my Squaduary "to do" list. If I can finish the next 3 then I'll be through the squad that I pledged, and I'll just have the Dominus left to go. After that, I'll probably keep going and see what else I can add to the force.


This is the first look at my Alpha too. I built him a few years back during my first half-assed attempt at making 40k Skaven. I sculpted the double cybernetic eye back then, which is still cool. This time round I swapped his weapons out and he looks pretty badass. The "shell" on his back is built from a bit of Maulerfiend. Rat in the shell? Maybe I'll call him Ratou! (well, he does have 2 cybernetic eyes!). If you don't get that joke the I don't know what I'm going to do with you; especially after that live action movie.


I'm really thrilled with how they're coming out. This might even be my best army project to date. They're just great fun to convert and paint and I'm loving working on them. They're just so cool. Even more so now that I have the unit to play with.


The scary part isn't the giant rat ... It's the fin; slicing through the water!

Stay tuned for more giant robo-rats coming this way soon. Next up is another 3 to fill out the squad, then the Dominus. After that, well, I'll just be keeping that a surprise...

19 comments:

  1. Awesome work, the squad looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks. I really hope I can keep this level of enthusiasm up. If I can, this army might be a reality pretty soon.

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  2. Ed, dude! Wow! Your MechoRats look amazing! well done! you may well have just won the internet today!

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    1. Thank man. My real name is actually Will. Ed is my brother!

      He has his own blog; Berzerkerblade, and is painting some Servitors for Squaduary. He is listed as one of the authors of this blog, but he never posts anything. Mostly, he just logs in to see what I've been up to, and read all the draft posts!

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    2. Apologies for the mix up, same sentiment directed at you instead! I do like Berzerkerblade blog too :-)

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  3. Look awesome, great work. We wait for more space rat, ang bigger

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    1. Thanks.I've already started getting the parts together for some more units, so there should be some cool updates soon.

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  4. They look like if the Rats of NIMH survived into the 41 millenium. These are great!

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    1. I had to look that one up! To be honest, I'm not sure this 40k Skaven fixation isn't related to all those Brian Jacques books I read as a kid!

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  5. Yeah! Love em. Great use of colors and textures, the bases and their armor work together nicely. Love the details on the squad leader, especially that goad.

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    1. Yeah, I love the goad. My brother actually said it reminded him a bit of Queek Headtaker's weapon, which I hadn't considered. It does seem quite skaveny, and I'm trying to steer away from anything that will look too fantasy.

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  6. Love them! Great job! And speedy progress too!

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    1. Thanks dude. It's not so much speedy as dedicated as they're taking a lot of time; I've just been putting in the hours. I'm really happy with how things are coming together though.

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    1. Thanks. They do look really cool as a unit. I can't wait for the next Squaduary update now!

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  8. This is looking very well. Bravo buddy.

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  9. Those are fantastic - Awesome use of contrast, colors, and saturation!

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