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28-07-2012, 09:59
About 6 months or so back I got cheaply a copy of WHQ. The reason for it being so cheap was that while most of the figures were present, the books etc had all been water damaged (mostly beyond repair). I then got lucky enough the other day to score another copy. This one had only a few of the figures left (more on while shortly), but all the books, cards, tiles etc were in great condition. So altogether I've got pretty much a complete set, with the exception that I only have four giant spiders.



The dark grey doorways are ones that I have painted and came with the first set. The Minotaur and Orc were painted by the previous owner.


The basic warrior figures also came pre-painted by the previous owner and he did a pretty good job too, so I'm not going to touch those. All I've done is rebase them and replace the broken swords and wizards staff.


Just by comparison, here's a Barbarian that I painted up from the older set.



The newest set also came with a number of the extra character figures including the Halfling, the Elven Ranger, the Troll Slayer, the Empire Noble, the Witch Hunter and the Assassin.

Over the next few weeks I hope to paint up the rest of the figures and then game on with a couple of mates who I already play WFRP with.

04-08-2012, 18:58
Good job on the fixing up. Nice paint jobs as well, you got pretty lucky! Looking forward to seeing more.

05-08-2012, 09:49
This looks promising. Subscribed.

05-08-2012, 10:25
Thanks for the comments. I meant to take some more pictures on Saturday of the HE Ranger and the Troll Slayer, but the weather was so nice I went out instead. Of course Sunday was dark, gloomy and raining, so no pictures again. But I will put up some updates just as soon as I can take some more.

12-08-2012, 04:22
Some updates.

Mostly finished Snotlings. I'm going to get some putty to build up their bases so they match other units.


Orc Warriors. I swapped a couple of swords for leftover Beastmen axes to create a little variety. Still have a couple of these unpainted.


And Orc Arrow Boyz. Had to replace a couple of broken bows, and they look a bit naff so I'll keep them hidden at the rear...



Some hero figures. First up the Elves. I didn't paint the HE Ranger, he came pre-painted and (despite looking a little drag-queen up close), I'm not going to repaint it. The Witch Elf on the end has both arms broken off, so I'll be hunting through the spares to see what I can substitute.



And lastly some human heros. I didn't paint the Witch Hunter, but I'm quite happy with the existing paint job even if it isn't what I'd have done. And bonus is that he looks a lot like my friend Sean who plays a Witch Hunter in our Warhammer FRPG games...


12-08-2012, 07:47
Good update. Nice Witch Hunter and Elf. I'm sure you'll find some good arms for the Dark Elf Sorceress - there are plenty of good DE/WE/HE models to choose from for arms. Have a look at 40K Eldar too - they have some nice arms with gloves/gauntlets, etc.

13-08-2012, 06:37
Keep up the good work!

15-08-2012, 22:30
Nice selection of models, and I like the paint jobs - bright colours, but not garishly so. Makes them seem more fun! Also, your terrain looks really good. Always love to see a river on a board.

Shas'El Tael
16-08-2012, 01:26
Nice find, and well painted models in there too! Talk about quality pre-painted :)

Certainly watching your collection grow, love these threads. I'd swear that Elf has some kanji on his cloak ;)

16-08-2012, 02:54
Looks like you really lucked out in your purchases, getting great stuff. Looking forward to seeing more of your work, are you going to try to match the existing minis or go completely different?

17-08-2012, 03:35
I don't think I can match the existing minis. They're done in such a different style to my painting that I doubt I'd be capable of matching it. I mean that guy was amazingly good. There are fine details you can't see in the photos that just blew me away.

I've been painting the doorways (which I know are dull, but have to be done), and have been somewhat distracted with a bit of extra terrain making (having a spare Fortified Manor and some internet conversion ideas will do that) and beastmen.

I've also discovered hidden under a pile of WHQ skaven the Imperial Noble and a couple of Mordheim Middenheimers so that just adds more to the "to do" list.

Shas'El Tael
17-08-2012, 05:27
I've also discovered hidden under a pile of WHQ skaven the Imperial Noble and a couple of Mordheim Middenheimers so that just adds more to the "to do" list.
Really? (Checks under his own pile of skaven plastics).. nothing under my pile. sniff. Found a missing mace part thought :)

Do post images of the terrain you're working on, is it dedicated to WHQst or mainstream Warhammer?

17-08-2012, 06:27
That's my mace part, one of my Middenhiemers is missing hers!!!!! :D

You can find the terrain here:


Just for WFB, I don't think I have the necessary talents to build a Quest dungeon like some I've seen on here

18-08-2012, 12:52
You could probably do some Quest encounters using the Warhammer buildings that you have. Fighting it out in and around the fortified mansion or the Tower would be cool, and allow you to use the scenery in a more involved way than WFB allows.

02-09-2012, 01:56
Updates. Finished the Snotlings, well more or less. There are five more that are just waiting a final wash and then I'll call them done too.



Made a start on the giant bats (2 examples, but I have 14 to do altogether)


And in my post came a number of new items, all destined for a Simple Green bath...

(No shield sadly)

(Will have to find something to replace the broken hand)


Plus some more Minotaurs and Orcs.

02-09-2012, 08:59
What I can't get over is the fact that your gaming table has such an insanely nice atmosphere to it.
I really feel like these guys can be found in the wilderness.

02-09-2012, 09:21
Thanks mate. I really lucked out with my gaming boards which helps, it's a lot better than gaming on a green table cloth like I used to. One of these days I must get around to finishing off the final two pieces of it (puts this in postition #126 of Kiwi's gaming things to finish list)...

Finished all the Giant Bats and the doorways this evening, but I doubt I'll be in a position to take pictures until next weekend. I want to make a start on the spiders, but first I'll take a peak at everyone elses WHQ plogs to seek a good scheme. And then - hopefully - I'll be able to have my first ever game soon after that.

03-09-2012, 12:15
Hmmm, nice collection, and nice terrain...
I'll have to keep an eye on this thread.

Have fun on your first game!

Shas'El Tael
04-09-2012, 09:43
Good man..! A Bretonnian no less :)

The shield he normally comes with is quite broad, pity is wasnt included, however it does give you options fo own creation heraldry!

Raided eBay myself lately, always hard to keep a project rolling whilst waiting on critical parts.

22-09-2012, 23:32
Small update (literally).

Nicky Blaggins, a halfling who specialises in finding those rare antiques...

I haven't finished the base and I'm giving serious consideration to rebasing all the character figures onto something ruined rather than just diret.

Shas'El Tael
23-09-2012, 11:26
Cheery lil'git. One of my favourite models from that era. The pinstripe shirt is fun :)

I recently rebased, inspired by Modhail's work - ended up using carved plastic roundels which I affixed to my bases and then decorated with grit. Hard choice then is what colour are the tiles! :D

24-09-2012, 10:13
Well I finally got to play my first game of WHQ tonight. Ronan the Barbarian, Gorthar the dwarf, Azan the Elf and Hieronymus the wizard set forth to escape from the Arch-gobbo's prison cells.

Hightlight: Azan killing three Gobbo archers bare handed in a single round thanks to killing blow.
Lowlight: Ronan the Barbarian should be renamed Ronan the Librarian after failing to land a single injuring blow in the entire game (and dieing from a pit trap - he got better though).

24-09-2012, 19:44
Hieronymus - good name.

Your barbarian sounds like the Bretonnian Knight I played with in the first game I photographed for the forum - completely fluffed everything the whole game! Glad to see the elf did some damage. I think the last guy we had playing elf wasn't so impressed (he's playing as a dwarf instead now - the more facial hair the better, says I!)

30-10-2012, 22:37
Witch Elves nearly complete.


Herequest Elf (going to redo the face and paint the eyes one of these days)


And a mixture of Heroquest and Talisman Chaos Warriors





02-11-2012, 09:54
Your witch elves are looking great. The bow arm conversion was a good choice imo because it fits well with the pose of the figure. The bow seems slender and the hand seems to be just about the right size. In fact, it doesn't look like a conversion at all.

The slushy snow effect on the bases is really nice too.

I think that the blue chaos warrior is the best painted figure out of this batch, but I like them all. One bonus of doing all the chaos warriors in different colours is that when you get to higher levels, you'll be able to tell them apart and be able to designate them as champions/heroes - say red for Khorne, green for Nurgle, etc. That way you get more for your money/time/effort and won't have to get extra champion & character figures.

02-11-2012, 18:16
Nice work- I agree that the witch elf conversions are very effective :)

02-11-2012, 20:17
Thanks guys. The Witch Elf conversion was courtesy of some grafting from the Wood Elf archers set. Words cannot describe just how grotesque the transplant process was, but at the end of it the witch elf was looking very pleased with herself - the wood elf much less so...

I was reasonably happy with the eyeball on top of the Nurgle Chaos Warrior and with the Slaneeshi one's leopard skin boots and gloves. Working on the Khorne warrior now.

11-11-2012, 20:24
One of Karl Franz's "Eyes" - his special team of spys and assassins...


18-11-2012, 00:19
The right honourable Lord Fredrich Grosser. Third son of Lord Grosser. General slacker, idler and wastrel...


Shas'El Tael
23-11-2012, 07:32
Nice stuff, never did grab the noble myself. Striking piece with the white and red, rather than a more deeply hued royal purple etc.

Are you putting a green wash over the archways? Just noticed the off colour when checking out the latest two models :)

Looking further back, interesting how the old Heroquest Chaos warrior still looks superior to the late 90's plastic GW version.

23-11-2012, 23:18
Yeah, the archways get a wash of a very (very) watered down Vallejo German Grey following their drybrushing. Haven't played WHQ with the Imperial Noble, but I did at least get to put the figure on the table in our last RPG game.