Hero Quest was part of my childhood introduction to the hobby. Now I play it sometimes with the kids. I’m loosely planning to play Rangers of Shadow Deep sometime, so I decided to paint up some of the models. You can always use more zombies!
I took this opportunity to try a different undead flesh recipe. The center is my standard (Secret Weapon Stone wash over an offwhite), widely used in Malifaux. The others use a Secret Weapon Cool Grey instead. Having some variation is nice, but I don’t love the blue.
On Thursdays, I like to take a break from my army projects. Instead, I try to do something that I can start and complete all in one evening.
Over the course of many Thursdays past, I painted up the entire set of Descent base set miniatures, one hero (or set of monsters) at a time.
The heroes all get Secret Weaponflagstone bases. This is both to make them stand out a bit from the monsters, and was an excuse for me to check out the resin bases without committing to buying a whole army’s worth. The skeleton (a familiar for the necromancer) is from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter, since the game itself only comes with a cardboard token.
One of my players noticed that these guys are giving each other high fives. Somehow they seem somewhat less threatening now.
The purple magic fireball thing in their hands kind of came out looking like a scarf or something.
Painting the underside of these guys (and their base) was a pain. In retrospect, I probably should have sliced them off, then reattached once painted.
I’m really happy with how these guys mouths and teeth turned out.
In game, these have powers representing all the elements. I decided to catch them in fire and water mode. I tried doing some OSL-style lighting on the base of the fire one, but it kind of just looks like I’m sloppy.