Simple and effective Heroquest painting

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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday December 9th, 2015 5:00pm

By all means, do that. I'm looking forward to it.
Also, there's nothing wrong with the 'drab' style. I myself don't like the cartoony style for anything other than pin-up, Japanese, or 1980s' styles.
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Monday January 11th, 2016 7:39pm

With regards to bases for the miniatures, where can I get some HeroQuest style bases?

Also once we have finished the original quests I'm thinking of writing some of my own using HeroQuest rules on the AHQ boards so will be introducing new Monsters and Heroes and therefore miniatures but I'm wondering which bases to use, I quite like the look of the 30mm round slotted lipped bases but 30mm is quite large for 20mm squares, I've done some research and I've even seen 1p and 2p coins in use!

Finally I'm looking at painting my Goblins first but don't want to do the usual cartoon green, does anyone have any experience of painting Goblins / Orcs with sallow, yellow/brown dirty skin tones...
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby mitchiemasha » Tuesday January 12th, 2016 5:33pm

Bareheaded Warrior wrote:where can I get some HeroQuest style bases?


I'd like to know this too. Finally got round to getting myself some paints and there's some Bow Orks, Spear Goblins etc I'd love to match up with my HQ.


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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Goblin-King » Tuesday January 12th, 2016 6:48pm

mitchiemasha wrote:
Bareheaded Warrior wrote:where can I get some HeroQuest style bases?


I'd like to know this too. Finally got round to getting myself some paints and there's some Bow Orks, Spear Goblins etc I'd love to match up with my HQ.


Ye Olde Inn member Thantos has a website that sells replica HQ bases:
http://zealotminiatures.com/shop-2#!/The-Dungeon/c/6272031/offset=18&sort=normal

Ye Olde Inn member Seb also made some, but I honestly don't know if he still makes them.

Finally you can always cannibalize some cheap goblins or orcs from eBay.


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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby cornixt » Wednesday January 13th, 2016 10:45am

I've gone the opposite route - since I use a larger scale board I've put all my models on 25mm round bases.


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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Wednesday January 13th, 2016 4:58pm

Cannibalize goblins or orcs - even if only for the irony!
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby cornixt » Sunday January 17th, 2016 9:30pm

cornixt wrote:I've gone the opposite route - since I use a larger scale board I've put all my models on 25mm round bases.

I forgot to say, it's really easy to put the original models onto these Reaper bases: https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/ ... down/74035
You just trim the edges of the model base and it fits into the recessed part to the perfect height. Then just fill in the gaps with a bit of greenstuff. The bases are designed to be used either way up because they don't taper, so it looks great.


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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby mitchiemasha » Sunday January 17th, 2016 10:05pm

Goblin-King wrote:
Finally you can always cannibalize some cheap goblins or orcs from eBay.


I couldn't bring myself to do that. I'd just end up with more orc and goblins.


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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Monday January 25th, 2016 2:25am

I'm still procrastinating rather than actually painting and claiming that it is 'research' but I uncovered two basic styles and would appreciate some advice

1) Start in the middle - white primer, apply base coat, then use inks/washes to get your shadows and dry brushing to get your highlights (not necessarily in that order)

2) Start dark - black primer, darker base coat then lighten up / highlight with at least one if not two coats

Have I identified the two main methods, if not what have I missed if so which do you prefer and why?

Also any suggestions for a recipe (combination of colours) for Goblin Flesh that isn't green, something pale, dirty maybe with a hint of yellow-green, just to separate them from the Ghouls...
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby mitchiemasha » Monday January 25th, 2016 6:07am

Those detailed bases look good but out of stock. BOOO!


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