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    [WHQst] Forgotten dungeons of old..




    One major thing to restart my passion for Warhammer Quest was the the idea of a 3D dungeon. The person responsible for this resurgent zest? This French lad's work : Building 3D Dungeons using Hirst Arts Molds. Since I discovered that in 2009, there has been many, many examples since. But he's the lad who started the boulder rolling.

    He based it off Warhammer Quest and the old wonder game, Heroquest. Two of my personal top favourite boardgames. Besides my Tau and a handful of Marines, my WQ characters and beasties were always the majority of my collection.

    Suitably inspired, I've been renovating figures and currently have several on the go with about 90% completion on most, bases yet to be decided. (recently began switching to round bases)

    My collection includes villagers, encounter NPCs, scenery items and all sorts of curious things. Naturally heroes and villainous types are present to populate the dungeons. Since I began this in 2009 over on Advanced Tau Tactica, I've decided to move wholesale into this forum due to the active community of dungeon divers here. So you get to see everything in a couple of posts that took several years of collecting and randomly painting.

    So like a halfling at a cake sale, lets be about it! (Beware big post ahead...)

    The Heroes :





    A myriad of heroes, from various producers and across twenty years of miniature hobby, I particularly sought out the Wood Elf at the end, he is very similar to the Heroquest elf, my favourite character. Finished to a point at which I was happy to leave it, until I base each and do the final touches to blend them into their base colours.

    The Villagers and Town Guard :



    You probably recognise a host of classic models, and advanced heroquest henchmen. I've always liked their simple design, making them the perfect nondescript NPC guards for any encounter. All of these and the heroes above are being swapped to round bases. Suits Quest better I feel (after much internal debating).

    Monsters next..
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    The Big Dark :

    I've been randomly collecting evil doers whilst painting the heroes. Thankfully GW has been releasing great models of late in plastic. However the Goblins and Orcs just didnt quite do it for me. I ended up converting them wholesale.



    Using Grots from 40k in head swaps, with Night Goblin arms I was able to make more slender Goblins. The left over heads with noses shaved, made great Lesser Orc heads with some greenstuff work. Overall I'm happy with the results, but still itching to find something better. For now, what I have on the go so far :



    Kev Adams.. the goblin master.. (I have a horde of his orcs and goblins.. more soon!)



    Think Rabbids (Rayman)...





    All clearly work in progress as I paint merrily toward the slaughter in the dark below..

    The heroes that never were :

    Not all projects went as planned. I had at one stage worked on a Bretonnian model to match the aesthetic of the Warhammer Quest heroes. Chunky, large and broad. Unfortunately it never sat right and I abandoned the project when I received the Bretonnian plastic men at arms.. woeful models compared to my Perry Metals (which I later ended up converting anyway).





    Feel free to fire away with questions, a lot of the build info is in the original Advanced Tau Tactica thread. I'll be posting my more recent efforts in the next couple of days. Look forward to exchanging ideas and inspiring each other to seek fortune or doom in the depths of the old world...

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    I love this forum so much.

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    Another brilliant WHQ thread! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks guys, been daunted by the move from ATT to Warseer, so much backlog. But now that I am over that hurdle.. deeper into the dark we go!

    Below is a project I am slowly shaping up. A duo of heroes, in seperate stages, in the vein of the classic 3 Stage miniature sets of old. The following work in progress are two Empire soldiers, one from the militia, the other state troops. Now out of the army and seeking their own fame and fortune. They consist of modern and older edition Empire plastics with some Mordheim accessories.



    The following is my current work on Adalhein, the young roguish sword fighter. Clearly down on his luck after several attempts to quick riches following up any rumoured barrows or crypts to plunder..



    Should finish up the Veteran this weekend and show case him.

    Additionally just ordered 50 x 20mm bases for goblins, some 30mm for Orcs and Skaven including a few skeletons I have about. My heroes have already begun rocking new 35mm round bases. Which is why Adalhein is free standing at the moment, now that gentlemen, is a well balanced miniature

    I think I will go for trodden earth with some moss elements, and forgo the usual paving stone themes.

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    I love your conversion work, you make everything fit together so nicely in style, you just feel... ofcourse it looks like that.
    well done, i especially loved the two last and the big heavily armoured bloke, what part did you use for him?

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    Thanks Botjer, I really aim for models that seem put together as if from a preset kit.

    The big armoured bloke is built around Chaos Knight legs and a Black Templar Space Marine Torso front that has the loin cloth draping. Bretonnian small shields and Templar shield accessories help unite the pieces. I really should revisit and finish him.

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    what about his arms?

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    Some great conversion work here, I like it. Very inspirational too ! I particularly like your greenskins conversions
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    Thanks Azhagmorglum, looking forward to some project time ahead to create a host more minions

    The Knight's arms are actually ever so slightly modified Chaos Knight arms. At some point I have rotated the joins a little and replaced hands with space marine parts. Yup, you read that right, the Chaos Knights are bigger than the standard Space Marine kit

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    I will be following your project, you are so good at converting, i need to get my hands som chaoswarriors i think... is it the modern one pose minis?

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    how did you do the lower arms, the original mini has gloves, but yours look like bracers...

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    Hurrmm... I think I will have to dig out the model and have a look, been stored away for awhile. The Chaos Knight is of the modern range, also virtually one pose ( right foot forward..)
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    Do it dig it out!

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    Fancy that, I was browsing your thread on ATT a week or so back whilst trawling for WHQ inspiration, and lo and behold you start posting here.

    Therefore, welcome to Warseer's WHQ section!

    I love what you've been doing thus far, from the lovely painting of models old and classic to the myriad of clever conversions.

    I must admit your Common Goblin kitbashes are inspired, I love how they look. I also thought the random looted shields were a great touch.

    Gah, I'm going on now! I guess you can tell how much I am loving this thread already.

    EDIT ~ You ordered some bases, resins or normal ones?
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    I couldn't find the Knight this afternoon Botjer, I'll have a peak in some boxes I have stored in the cupboards this weekend. Have to fish out some old models to redo bases on anyhow

    Hi Feral, thanks for dropping by the ATT version; mostly 40k/Tau players so I post there for long time friends but get little feedback as most are not avid fanatics like most everyone here in the forum hah! I've been kitbashing some more actually.. trying to bring in Gnoblar, but I hate their splayed out poses. Rummaging about find the Knight, I came across two 4th Edition warhammer goblins. A momentary pause and I had an idea..



    Prototypes clearly, but I think the idea has merit I've ordered some more 4th Edition goblin spearmen, they will get the full treatment to get some diversity in there. Bit of greenstuff on the shoulders to blend the heads in, foot and leg switch outs and so on. Be good to have some gnoblar grouches in an Ogre den scenario.

    As for bases I've ordered plain 20mm and 30mm rounds, which I will texture to suit what I am after. I tested the idea in this image :



    Personally I feel round bases are for brawling, squares are for playing soldiers. What's your thoughts gang? More loose round bases or regimented squares? (excuse washed out photos, reds have more layers but hey.. quick photos)



    Actually whilst these are up; I use Charadon Granite+Black for my Night Goblin cloaks, with a highlight of Charadon/Badab Wash and Khemri edging. Gives a grubby black which I feel suits their cavern living habits (pun intended). The harsh light actually makes them more brown than in person.

    That's it for now, was working on a barbarian from the north tonight, aimed for "Intimidating" rather than "Shouty Smashy HulK!" that most models go for. Photos in the morning

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    I personally prefer square bases, not for any practical reason, but mostly because I've spent so long with tradtitional WFB and 40k, anything with round bases just makes me think Sci-Fi (except Bloodbowl, where the rounds bases just work better for the diagonal movements and spinning the model over to represent stunned or knocked down). Also, square fits the square grid system of the board sections (WQ, HeroQuest and D&D) and my original quest adventurers were stolen from my fantasy stuff, so if I put on round bases they won't work in my armies anymore!
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    I personally also use square bases, mainly because on the minuscule chance I ever actually paint a whole WHFB army using my existing models I wouldn't have to rebase them all!

    On the other hand, if you are certain that you won't be using your WHQ models for anything else, round bases look pretty good en-mass.

    Gnoblars are looking pretty good too, I like the use of Skeleton shields(?)
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    I like round bases, i think they are more aestetically pleasing, and easier lets you position characters in more positions than square bases do

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    Interesting spread of opinions and I agree on point with regard multi-purposing the models. Personally I'm not one for Warhammer Fantasy Battle proper, if anything I'll play Mordheim or the 500pt skirmish ruleset. Which in both cases can handle being round bases.

    Im with Botjer, in that you can swivel and position your models any which way. Which I hope to demonstrate in games where I can visually mob a hero player and yet stay within square bounds.

    With the Night goblins effectively finished (besides new bases) and the Skaven underway, should have a couple of decent hordes to assail some level 1 and 2 players.

    Right; as I mentioned, been wandering the Northern Wastes and ran into this fellow :



    I'm aiming for striding caution with a hint of restrained brutality in brandishing a Mace. Distinct possibility (78%) I will remodel his boots and have him shifting on his toes, leaning about, toward a new threat. Should work well with the sweep of his hair.

    He is an amalgam of Ogre, Mordheim and Chaos Warrior parts. Yes.. that is indeed an Ogre gut plate. Never really got the story on how the barbarian came to have it. Some greenstuff work to combine parts and think he's done.

    May make a dual wielding and two-hander versions later.
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