Few names resonate harmoniously through geeks of a certain age like HeroQuest does.
Even geeks that did not embrace the hobby for life - known as “dropouts” or "fly-by-nights" at Scale Creep Mountain - have fondness for the game, due to it being one of the few GW properties that truly became mainstream.
The enthusiasm that this game generated in kids also means that there are likely more naively painted HeroQuest models in existence than likely any other miniatures. They usually look balls.
So we have decided to redress this balance a little.
- Paint one of the models from Heroquest.
- Dont muck around with it too much, a reinterpretation isnt what is desired, just a new paint job on an old model.
- Rebasing is allowed.
HQHQ #1: The Dwarf
White Dwarf magazine was relaunched this weekend. I enjoyed the first issue a lot.
One of the features in the magazine was about using Grombrindal - the legendary character in the Old World/Mortal Realms - in games of Silver Tower. I like Silver Tower. I decided that I wanted a Grombrindal to use in that game, so I painted it this weekend.
As might be expected from a plastic model design from almost thirty years ago, the sculpt is a bit iffy in places. All the same, it was undeniably fun to paint something n the to-do list since 1989, even if a few bits are pretty fudged.
I kept the colours largely based on the White Dwarf magazine cover image above, but with a few tweaks here and there to add a little more variety as the colour reproduction in the cover image is a bit dodgy I expect, everything is brownish-grey. I kept the palette close to the classic Tolkien dwarf definition as i remember it though, earthy.
Either Just John or TheOttoVonBismark will post up the next HeroQuest fig. Or maybe Captain Crooks. There is some jostling currently.