30-Day Challenge Day 4: Making Up Time

Hmm, I’m sort of realizing that, compared to last year, this year’s challenge posts may look pretty… self-similar, as I’m working on a single army with a single color scheme and a single process. Lots of armored space mans in black and yellow and little else. Well, it is what it is, I guess – after game day next month I may be able to shake things up a bit.

At any rate, today and tonight I worked a bit to catch up with the points I didn’t keep on schedule with yesterday – finished up the yellow on the next three guys, and primed the next batch of 6, 3 of which will be the next group to get painted.


That means I ought to be able to finish up these 3 tomorrow since, again, it’s just metallics, details and unit markings (although last night the requisite fiddling-with-decals stage is what tripped me up, so we’ll see) and also hopefully at least get the gray down on the 3 fellas behind them.

In case anyone is interested! My process for the yellow is a base coat of Citadel Averland Sunset, then a coat of about a 50/50 mix of Averland Sunset and VMC Yellow Ochre, then a coat of VGC Gold Yellow, then pin shading with VMC Smoke, then a highlight of a 50/50 mix of VGC Gold Yellow and VMC Lemon Yellow, and finally a very light highlight of just Lemon Yellow. Nothing too earth-shattering, but I like how it looks, it sits on black well, and it’s pretty easy – although the speed with which Averland Sunset dries, both on the pallet and on the brush, is a major source of getting Frustrated with Painting and the number one reason I paint in such small batches.

Days ’til game day: 14

Models to paint: 16

Still too early to really sweat, but at some point I have to get that second number smaller than the first. I might make my batches larger than 3 models, but I’ve found this is sort of a happy place for not getting fed up with individual steps. We shall see!

Author: chubugamer

I'm an American who has been living (and gaming) in Japan since the mid-90s.

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