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    Quest!

    A few months ago my girlfriend and I decided we would start playing Warhammer Quest together. For awhile we having been using old minis from Hero's Quest and Battle Masters as stand ins until I finished painting up. Eventually I hope to add a good number of the GW baddies and to make actual 3d tiles. But for now I submit my first two finished (almost they need dull coat, water effects, and gloss effects) minis, the Dwarf Troll Slayer and his nemesis the River Troll (one of my very first Warhammer purchases back in '94?)
    AoW Troll Slayer... might have to buy Bor as well since he is ace.

    Love Felix's sculpting, have not found a person who does better Dwarfs than him in my humble opinion.

    Red hair is such a blast to paint, get all kinds of color change in it to keep things interesting, I'm thinking in the future I might take my next red haired model even more 80/90s style ie pretty darn bright and much less earthy.

    And the re-painted Troll. Gah, just noticed I forgot to paint the bones in his hair... bummer. Also played around with adding metallic into his scale color, to mimic fishys
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    Re: Quest!

    Oh and a quick question to anyone who owns any hasslefree minis, do Sona and/or Wolf look in keeping with GW scale and style? I'd like to add them as well to the heroes, since those are some of the best barbarian models I can find at the moment, but I am worried about style conflict. Thanks!
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    Reallly nice painting! From what I know wolf is at least the same scale/style as the warhammer stuff, I think daemonslayer uses him as his barbarian in his quest-log...

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    I like your painting, the troll slayer is looking cool.

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    Thanks for the comments guys!

    I've tried searching up and down with no real success in finding a scale photo. Just as well, I need to sell some things before I make any new purchases. Speaking of which,

    I got these cold one knights for the quest project, but after I finished painting them, although I really liked the layered colors on the skin, it haggled on me that they were too dark for the type of painting I wanted for this project. So I've bought a second box of them and reworked the pallet over in my mind to try to brighten things up, but the biggest change, and this will also be a challenge, is that I'd like to keep from using any form of black except for the bases. My thought process being that black really tends to mute the colors you are working with, and I'm going for vibrancy here. Should be interesting...

    Anyways these guys are up on eBay to pay for the purchase of their successors, just asking for their box set price.
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    Well I see a direct photobucket transfer from my ipad doesn't work... tini tiny image. Sorry about that. Lets re-try.
    First up, Cold Ones

    Next up, a trail/test run of the goblins for the dungeon. Love these little guys, goblins are such a blast to paint. I'm sorely tempted to pick up a night goblin regiment after painting these two... we'll have to see how I feel once I'm done with 12 of them Also of note here, this is the first time I've painted a mini with no blacks, except for the base. Turned out pretty decently I think!
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    Right I've done up a test for the new scheme for the cold ones... seen here against the old one. To be entirely honest, the black base coat is technically a better paint job, more traditional layer building and limited washes, but the new one is also much brighter, which I really like, and I used corsair heads, which I think will help keep a continuity of scale across the dark elves for this project. Annnd I also went back to my nerdy roots and painted them like drow, inspired by the Drizzit comic book I found for super cheap in a comic book store across from the bar while killing time before a pub quiz.


    Lastly, for this post. What does everyone think of this guy from Reaper in terms of scale? I'm undecided on him. He looks pretty good, but he is also more realistically proportioned than the average GW mini, so his head is a wee bit smallish, seen easier next to the dwarf. Although barbarians are hardly noted for their intelligence, it seems wrong for him to have a smaller head than a gobbo Thoughts? Based on Sigur's excellent review of the Hasslefree minis, Sona and Wolf might replace this guy, but any scale pictures would be very much appreciated!

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    I think that he's okay for scale. The slightly smaller head make the rest of him look a bit bigger.

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    So I got a little side tracked from finishing the Cold Ones,

    I had an old metal Chaos Lord on a steed, which I had meant to convert into a wright king for a vampire counts army I wanted to put together as a Halloween decoration. However, he had proved a little more difficult than I would like. But as I was kicking around yesterday I picked up my dremal, knife, and file and got to work removing all the blatant Chaos stuff from him. Never cared for it, I think he looks a little more intimidating now, colors are showing up a bit weird on the screen, the horse flesh color is dried blood, really dark but there are red undertones and highlights throughout, but looks a bit flat here. Also, wet blended everything on the armor, fun, but not something to do every day. I'm not sure what to do about a rider for this guy, as I don't have any plans to include Chaos warriors in my dungeon, too confusing with the Chaos warrior hero. Hope you guys enjoy and please comment!


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    Great models... but I am glad this is the last time I plan on painting them, such a royal pain to fit everything and get all the gaps filled, even with all my work and plastic putty I think there are some really evident places where the parts join. Still I am happy with them and they make for a nice thematic villain
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    Scale-wise the reaper guy goes great with the other stuff, but maybe I would try to have every human from reaper then. I really like your painting btw. Are you going to have a Witchhunter too?

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    You have some fantastic minis here!

    I really like the slayer and the troll.

    Have you considered posting a thread in the 'Warhammer Quest' forum?

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    Thanks Gargobot and Purplebeard,

    Its nice to know someone is interested! I definitely want to include a witchhunter, and I am pretty fond of the new one from GW. I think all the feathers would allow him to fit into the bright color schemes I am trying to achieve with these models. I also think this thread might be better suited to the WQ section, but it seems like I would be clogging up the forum if I opened another thread... but I'm not entirely sure, I haven't been posting for very long. Managed to get a little more hobby time in this weekend... however, sadly, I might be at a wee bit of a stopping point for a time, since I am still waiting on my old cold ones to sell on ebay before I can purchase something new... dashed difficult rule to follow through on, but I am making a go at it.






    Hope you guys like them and if you have any need of a few coldones please send me a PM!
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    Nice paint jobs.... particluarly the cold one skin! I picked up a dark elf lord on coldone off eBay for a few quid just coz I liked the models..... may have to paint him now!

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    Wow, lots of nice stufff here. I love the redish armour on the Cold One Knights, very evilish.

    Cheers-Kaos

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    Thanks guys! Always nice to know someone is actually enjoying this log. Cold Ones are such a great design, a horrible pain to put together, but such a nice model, you'll have a blast with that one you picked up of ebay Andy. He isn't a retro one is he? So much of your stuff is old school and I loved the veloicraptor cold ones from 4th. Thanks for noticing the metalics Kaos. I didn't want my Dark Elves to have plain metal weapons/armor. If they are such long lived, magical creatures, they needed something to distinguish them from the lesser races of the dungeon.

    And here is an image to these bad boys all together:

    I think they will probably be the only calvary of the dungeon, as I Cold Ones live underground so it makes sense that they run around a spooky basement, while things like boar riders (models I LOVE) or the new Black Knights (again, knocked it out of the park GW) don't really seem to have much of a place there.

    While I was waiting for the ice effects to dry on my new True Scale Space Wolf, I knocked out this lil' beauty. Such a great Dark Eldar/Elf model. Juan Diaz is truly talented at capturing the haughtiness of these arrogant elves. But man, Finecast, not sure how I feel about it, with was easy to convert, but just touching this model made things snap off :cries: Wish it was like Reaper's Bones line, ie, making models more affordable so I could build this dungeon set a little more quickly!


    Never did find that little piece of the hair bob that snapped off. Darn fragile resin

    Now I'm back to working on the gobbos... promise
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    You would be fine to post in the WHQ forum as well. I do. Granted, my threads are not exactly the same, but they are often pretty close in terms of content.

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    Wow, holy cow, this log fell all the way back to page 6, yikes! So I haven't been slacking, I just ended up with a severe case of food poisoning on Sunday, which I am only now just beginning to recover from. As I am already a bit of a vegi and fruit only kind of guy, this has really put me off meat... well until I'm back in South America Just can't resist beef heart

    But things haven't been a total wash... close but not all there. I've got some gobbos painted and my old cold one sold! Yay, only I got a wee bit shafted on the postage, so I ended up selling them for like 15 bucks, which sadly is at quite a loss, but it was a learning experience, and now I can buy something new for the dungeon. Thinking something mean and green

    Hope you enjoy these gits, I loved painting them!

    They actually have bright red eyes in real life, is this reverse red eye from the ipad?


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    These forest goblins look really good. Little buggers full of character. Love your paintjob - the contrast between the skin and the yellow & blue feathers works out rather nicely!
    Feel free to check out my fantasy plog containing all things fantasy. Currently working on Hero Quest and Chaos (Daemons and Warriors).

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    Lovely forest goblins you have there.

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