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Heroquest Redo

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Heroquest Redo

Postby Baltogu » Sunday May 7th, 2017 4:31pm

Hi Everyone,
A few words of introduction as this is my first post.
I used to be a hardcore role player for 15 years (Warhammer fantasy roleplay among others) - playing boardgames was mostly an excuse to paint miniatures at the time.
Now I am much older, and board games have become the only way to reconnect with the nostalgia of this era (as role playing campaigns require way more time and involvement than I can afford now).
Played dungeon quest, space hulk and talisman back then, and got my first copy of heroquest during a trip school to Germany, even before it was released in France (89 I guess). Despite cards and contents in German, I had an absolute blast with my friends playing it.
I hadn't played HQ for more than 25 years (Space hulk is the one GW game I still play regularly), but did a few weeks back with my 7 year old son - and not only does he get it, but is completely taken by it...
So now we play regularly - needless to say, my paint job at the time needed a serious upgrade - so I stripped the miniatures in Dettol, got an army painter set and got to work.
Here is the result - still work in progress for a few details.
Strange for me to get to do this again. At the time i was painting, no internet and very few ways to learn about painting techniques.
Drybrushing and heavy washes were the extend of my knowledge then - now tutorials everywhere but still this is a learning curve, and that's were I am now.
These HQ minis are pretty hard to paint, not the most detailed/defined minis, a bit of paint build up and things turn to a mess. The wizard is the one I am most dissatisfied with and might give it another go all together (I have another set of minis).
Anyway hope you like it,comments welcomed!
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Re: Heroquest Redo

Postby mitchiemasha » Monday May 8th, 2017 8:58am

Good job... I'd say a red head barbarian gets an extra combat d6, easily.


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Re: Heroquest Redo

Postby thequester » Monday May 8th, 2017 1:08pm

Welcome! :D
Nice painting, I love it that those photos are 100% "in-setting" so to speak, nothing around to hint that anything else exists than that fantasy world :o
Almost makes them come alive.
I also have a project of re-painting (with a 2nd set) the HQ minis I crappily painted oh so long ago :lol:


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Re: Heroquest Redo

Postby Daedalus » Monday July 10th, 2017 10:35pm

Congratulations on finding another use of your Hero Quest set with your son! May it lead to many great adventures.

I also like the cathedral backdrop--nice touch. If you do decide to paint the other set of Heroes, I'd be sure to clean the flashing off the next Elf's hand (if it has that problem.)
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Re: Heroquest Redo

Postby Baltogu » Sunday November 26th, 2017 5:43am

Daedalus wrote:Congratulations on finding another use of your Hero Quest set with your son! May it lead to many great adventures.

I also like the cathedral backdrop--nice touch. If you do decide to paint the other set of Heroes, I'd be sure to clean the flashing off the next Elf's hand (if it has that problem.)


Thanks guys, I'm still at it and I'll post pictures of the finished set one day.
Yeah the elf looks like his hand was stung by a giant bee. I had skipped the cleaning step 25 years ago!
The backdrop is a flat packed cardboard castle I'd bought for my kid a while back.
It does indeed look like the heroes are stepping out of the king's palace on their way to the dungeon :)
I've since got these amazing paper buildings from http://www.davesgames.net/ (I'm looking ahead at playing Mordheim one day, but the rules are too complicated for an 8 year old).
Just discovered that the US rules were pretty different too, with different body stats for monsters. That's interesting enough and will try playing this way.
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Re: Heroquest Redo

Postby lestodante » Monday November 27th, 2017 2:27pm

Nice paint job.. as you sayd the wizard is the mo9st unsatisfiyng... I guess you used a wash on the skin and suit that is too dark for the purpose.
The same for the barbarian but it works if you wish to give him a dark skintone.
The elf and the dwarf have a better flesh, more clean.


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Re: Heroquest Redo

Postby benvoliothefirst » Monday November 27th, 2017 4:13pm

I love the "blacklined" look, very reminiscent of 90's miniatures. It's cool to see someone working their way through the history of mini painting! Welcome back to the hobby.

I feel like the barbarian is right out of an 80's Bowie music vid. "ME NOT CONFORM TO GENDER STEREOTYPES!"


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Re: Heroquest Redo

Postby knightkrawler » Tuesday November 28th, 2017 12:20am

benvoliothefirst wrote:I love the "blacklined" look, very reminiscent of 90's miniatures. It's cool to see someone working their way through the history of mini painting! Welcome back to the hobby.

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