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Lardidar
11-05-2014, 13:20
Good day everyone,

It has been a long time since I have been interested in collecting anything, truth be told coming into being 32 years old I thought that maybe wargaming life had passed me by but at around Christmas time I was getting the inkling to collect some Warhammer, looking through all the different armies I could not find any particular one that I wanted to hang my hat on and to be honest over the last 5 or 6 years I have fallen out with Games Workshop as a company, the reasons are many and varied and there is no need for yet another GW whine on the internet so I’ll leave it at that.

I saw a video by AGProduction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1XDrQ4qOVs) on YouTube about recapturing the loves of your youth, for me this was pretty simple. Blood bowl and Warhammer Quest. I love those two games and for me they are the peak of the Citadel castle. Warhammer quest will give me plenty of miniatures to paint from all different races so it should be a fun and varied task.

Now I have spent a bit of time kicking around the internet and this superb sub-forum, you may have seen me popping up and asking folk how they do things...I will be swiping many an idea from the guys here.

I will be starting by gathering the bits I need to play Doboshova's Inn (http://arrch.fortunecity.ws/dungeon/wqdero.html) a small start up adventure that I will be using to hopefully indoctrinate a couple of friends to play some quest with me, although it is great that quest can be solo.

I will be using printout tiles to start with but with a long term plan to make my own, although nothing as lavish as some. I will be keeping the scaling at 30mm squares in corridors but will up it slightly to 31.25mm for rooms ... hard to explain why but if all my bits arrive in the next few weeks I should hopefully be able to show you.

Oh and I will be using round lipped bases, I just prefer the look and keeps people well away from ‘just another warhammer fantasy fig’ ... I have just ordered 100 of these bad boys, so hopefully they will be nice.

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/lip_bases_30mm_paved-500x500_zps7544cb43.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/lip_bases_30mm_paved-500x500_zps7544cb43.jpg.html)

I’m sorry there is not a mass to show ... I have been delaying starting a thread until I had something to show but then found myself not starting because I had no thread to document it ... damn chickens and eggs!

On the table at the moment I have an Orc shaman, I picked it up cheap on Ebay and got started, once that is done i’ll be tracking the bits needed for the mission...so thats,
• A Witch
• A beastman
• Mutant cat or large cat
• A magic broom? Any ideas on who may make a broom miniature?
• 1 cave squig
• 6 mutant spiders

I should probably point out here that I will be using any companies miniatures I like, there is a great big world of talented sculpters out there and I don’t see a point in limiting myself to one company, my only goal is to have character in my figures ... too many seem to lack soul these days for me.

I shall leave this rather gargantuan opening with a few shots of my work area and one of my Empire army that was completed in 2012, played with once and sat in my cabinet ... they are the only things I still own and even they may be going on the block to help fund this.

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/2012-09-01211103_zps1120142d.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/2012-09-01211103_zps1120142d.jpg.html)
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/2012-09-01211044_zpsd3a2f7e8.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/2012-09-01211044_zpsd3a2f7e8.jpg.html)
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/2012-09-01211121_zpsf4141edd.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/2012-09-01211121_zpsf4141edd.jpg.html)

Thank you all, I hope to be as active as I can and come close to the greats that are here on Warseer.

artfultodger2k
11-05-2014, 20:26
I'll be following! :)

Geoh
12-05-2014, 14:22
I'll be following! :)

Me too. :) In anticipation

Lardidar
13-05-2014, 10:37
Well Thank you,

I have sourced a beastman by foundry games 193175, a witch (actually a strumpet) 193178 and a treasure chest 193179 that will replace the broom in my adventure from reaper bones (not tried any of that stuff yet so will be an experiment) I will post these in there worked on state once they arrive, I am still waiting on my bases too but they should not be too long.

I have managed to finish up the Orc Shaman ... he is not in my first adventure but I'll be bringing him into the second. The base is left unfinished because I shall be pulling him off to put on a resin one once they are here.

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/WQ-Shaman_zpsc21a672d.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/WQ-Shaman_zpsc21a672d.jpg.html)

Pretty happy with this as my first painting in nearly a year, need to update my camera as getting an infocus shot was a nightmare!

Update when I have more stuff :)

I do have 6 orc warriors from Harlequin games, but ill be saving them until I have finished Doboshova's inn adventure miniatures.

Geoh
13-05-2014, 13:08
Thats a very nice looking Shaman :) Can't wait to see more.

Richard
13-05-2014, 17:14
Nice start, and I see we have found and like the same bases. Orc shaman nicely done look forward to seeing this continue

Eboli
13-05-2014, 23:39
Very nice painting. I have ordered a bunch of 25mm resins bases as well of differing types as part of my preparation for painting.

Lardidar
26-06-2014, 08:55
Good morning internet.

Sorry I have been away for a few weeks but the project was not forgotten, isn't it odd how life rears up just as you set off on a sizeable project.

Anyway I have four of the antagonists of the 'Doboshova's Inn' adventure done.

The first two are reaper bones ... at the moment I am not sold on it as a material, awful to clean (I ended with a poor job) and the paint just didn't seem to sit or flow right for me. Anyway...

In the adventure you start with no gear and find it in a chest, you also get attacked by a magic broom in the room before your gear. As I could not find a broom miniature I thought I would use this possesed treasure chest as a replacement, then when my players go into the next room with a real chest and their gear they may act amusingly cautious before opening.
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/4_zpse231ffc0.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/4_zpse231ffc0.jpg.html)

The witch (er I mean friendly innkeeper) herself, Doboshova.
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/3_zps4ea65951.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/3_zps4ea65951.jpg.html)

Her 'husband' Lapitut, an old foundry games. Nice to paint a bit of pewter :)
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/Untitled_zpsa9bc1601.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/Untitled_zpsa9bc1601.jpg.html)

In the adventure you fight a trained squig, this seemed a little out of place to me so I have replaced it with the 'offspring' of Laptitut and Dobashova. Sculpted by Paul Muller and sold on fouraminiatures this is 'Shark boy' but I cut off his fin to make him the spawn of a witch and a two headed beastman and named him 'Nedra' as it sounded a bit odd.
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o740/lardidar/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/1_zpsa824da02.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/lardidar/media/Warhammer%20Quest/Doboshovas%20Inn%20-%20Villains/1_zpsa824da02.jpg.html)

So still to source/ find for the mini adventure:
6 Giant spiders - I'd love the citadel ones from the quest set but they seem to hold a fairly high value.
1 Angoru cat - A wee small cat that when approached grows into a huge demon beast, lots of possibilities for this one, may take a look for a old Dark eldar warp beast, anyone know of a little kitty miniature?

Then I'm onto heroes ... my big stumbling block at the moment is floor tiles. Cork, plasti card, texture pumice, print .... too many options :)

Daxio
26-06-2014, 10:01
Love the back story, always was a sucker for interesting characters, with unusual names, nicely painted too. Look forward to the heroes.

Richard
08-07-2014, 04:48
Looking good Lardidar, cant wait to see your board

Chickenbane
10-09-2014, 18:34
Yea, I'm a sucker for a good WHQ thread. Subscribed.:D