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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2022 10:29 p.m. PST

Over the past couple of weeks, I decided to paint some of the miniatures in my new HeroQuest game.


I've still got a lot to go, but I haven't painted anything larger than 10mm since… well, ever, really.

I paint to an "arm's length" standard, but even at that I thought I did fairly well for a first time effort.

More to come…

45thdiv02 Feb 2022 3:29 a.m. PST

They look very nice. Definitely going to add some color to the game experience .

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2022 6:42 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2022 8:46 a.m. PST

Nice work! Normally, I will not paint up such scenery pieces as they would only see table time once, maybe twice, in my games. For a board game, where they will see use, every time the game is played, this makes it worthwhile. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2022 11:14 a.m. PST

Nice work! I particularly like the papers on the desk.


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2022 11:51 a.m. PST

I will say that the bookshelves were the hardest thing to deal with, given both the recesses and the tiny nature of the booksó especially the ones lying flat or edge-onó I simply couldn't get paint on the pages without getting paint on the covers, and vice versa. Eventually, I punted and just left some unpainted (except for the black primer), realizing that at game distance they wouldn't even be noticeable.

Grelber, thanks for the comment on the desk papers. I used the tiniest brush I have (a detail brush from GW), and just tried for the impression of a handwritten scrawl. Again, up super close it's just a bunch of smudged lines, but at a distance I think it works.

I had fun painting all of these, which usually isn't the case for me and painting. Most of the time, I'm just trying to get it over with (probably because painting 10mm armies involves a lot of repetition of what you're doing, which can be tedious).

I also had fun sticking in bits like the mysterious red stain on the sarcophagus and its lid. I like giving minis a "story," if I can.

Cavcmdr02 Feb 2022 4:56 p.m. PST

They look so much better than bare plastic. Well done.

Love the writing done by cutting the end of your finger then straight to the pages of the grimoire!
(insert dastardly cackle)

Unfortunately, the doorways do now stand out so a thin black wash allowed to fully dry followed by a light drybrush of pale grey will do the trick. Ignore the vines. They died and dead wood turns grey…
(optional dastardly cackle)

Have fun.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2022 3:47 a.m. PST

Look nice !

To speed up my own painting I'm thinking of adopting the GEWMGO standard, since that's how I usually game anyway

(Good Enough With My Glasses Off)

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2022 1:10 p.m. PST

@20thmaine: thumbs up laugh

QUATERMASS23 Jul 2022 4:45 p.m. PST

Very inspiring I'm working on the same project and its killing me! The finished product is pleseing tho!
Ive done almost all base and expansion sets So far
I've just got the hero's the gargoyle the evil wizard and those blasted abomination's to do!
Then its the doors and furniture,sigh.

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