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Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Sunday January 31st, 2016 6:27am
by Sparkymark
This is looking really well Figo. I wasn't sure how those coloured rooms would turn out, but you have absolutely nailed it!
I'm loving that skeleton. A nice touch, looks like he gets a bit more trodden into the dirt every time a band of orcs run down that passage! :)

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Monday February 1st, 2016 7:06pm
by Figomurphy
An update after the extra washes and touch ups

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 4:38am
by knightkrawler
Yeah, that's it, dude. |_P

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Monday February 15th, 2016 9:41am
by Figomurphy
I'm going to have a go at painting the torches on the walls tonight. I'm really hoping I don't mess it up badly.

Again, any tips welcomed.

One more thing, I'll be using valejo water effect on this board. Does anyone know should I spray varnish over this? Or Varnish and then add water effect?

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Monday February 15th, 2016 11:50am
by Decipher
This is the coolest project ever.

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Monday February 15th, 2016 11:54am
by QorDaq
This board is really looking great. As to tips, and I am sure you have already done so, but there are a ton of great Object Source Lighting (OSL) tutorials for painting minis on YouTube, so if by some bizarre turn you have not already looked that could be a resource.

Oh, and be sure to "Save Game" before making any alterations...*Chuckle*...

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Tuesday February 16th, 2016 9:54am
by Figomurphy
Decipher wrote:This is the coolest project ever.


Thanks Decipher, I wish I had the time to do more, or at least quicken the pace.

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Tuesday February 16th, 2016 9:58am
by Figomurphy
QorDaq wrote:This board is really looking great. As to tips, and I am sure you have already done so, but there are a ton of great Object Source Lighting (OSL) tutorials for painting minis on YouTube, so if by some bizarre turn you have not already looked that could be a resource.

Oh, and be sure to "Save Game" before making any alterations...*Chuckle*...


Haha, brilliant, if only I could save game!

I get lost sometimes looking on youtube. I've found some good videos on painting the flames, it's the reflexion on the wall I'm worried about. I'll just get stuck in and give it a go.

I start looking for 'how to paint flames' on youtube and 2 hours later I'm watching a video on how to install a dishwasher :D :D :D

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Tuesday February 16th, 2016 12:17pm
by Sparkymark
Be sure to post photos when your done. I'm looking forward to seeing another visual feast! :)

Re: Hirst arts 3D Heroquest board

PostPosted: Tuesday February 16th, 2016 4:51pm
by knightkrawler
In regards to the Water Effect:
What I would try is gloss varnish everything (gloss varnish is much harder and protective than matt varnish),
then matt varnish over everything with a vengeance (takes back the gloss),
and then use gloss varnish with a brush (also from Vallejo) only where I want gloss.

It sounds complicated, but it gives the most protection. This is a game board, after all.
Try it on a portion, give the stuff the appropriate drying times in between the steps and see how it is.
A word of warning: I do not have any experience with Water effects, but I don't see any reason not to try what I described above.

I use this method for every painted piece intended for playing.