25 October 2017

The Hero Quest Hero Quest: The Fifth Orc

Hi all,

I'd like to start with a quick word of thanks to the ScaleCreepers for the invite to participate in this "event" and to guest author on this august Blog!  Cheers boys!

I guess there is supposed to be where I wax philosophical about HeroQuest and about how great it is, or was, and how discovering it changed my life and lead me down the path to proper wargamming enlightenment.


...Well I'm sorry to disappoint...but, I'm actually not that fond of HQ and had managed to avoid  playing a game of if until the summer of 2015 when AirborneGrove introduced it to me at the OHNW event in Allentoen PA...this was followed by one other notable game in the fall of 2016 that was GMed by Crooksy from the other side of the world...sadly I think I slept through the second half of that game....I got tired of watching Lopez's character fall into pit trap...after pit trap...after pit trap...zzzzzz
Anyway...Being the type of guy that has always liked to follow the cool kids around and do what they are doing (this got me in a lot of trouble in High school)...when all the ScaleCreeps dove into the Heroquest Quest I committed to painting a figure for it as well!  Ardyer offered up an appropriate figure for me to work on...and...

...then I set it aside and forgot about it for like 8 months.  LOL

But Andrew's constant and unrelenting nagging and whining finally broke down my resistance (he's a REALLY good Nag)...plus it's Orctober so I set aside a night to knock this thing out.

Oi!  it's a rough sculpt...but I persevered and got him done.  The cloth of the tunic is actually fairly well sculpted and was fun to paint...but the head, arms and other bits were RUGGED...I'm actually most proud of the flagstone base that Andrew included with the figure as I experimented with some different colored stones and they actually worked out!

Anyway...enough of my blathering...you are all just here for the money shot anyway...so here it is!


...Ugh...I'm Glad that's OVER!

ummm...yeah...so there it is... but thanks to the Scale Creeps for letting me soil your Blog!

Cheers,

Blue

20 comments:

  1. Solid turd polishing Blue. The Orc is possibly the weakest HQ sculpt, but that one looks great.

    Thanks for taking part!

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  2. You clearly didn't have an easy one like Paul said, looks like solid painting can make miracles. ^^

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    1. It was a tough slog...but good to check that box.

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  3. You done good Blue. Despite your boiling hatred for Heroquest, you squirted out a damn fine orc. The tasty base was a nice addition, it distracts the eye nicely from the more... rustic parts of the sculpt.

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    1. Rustic? yes...Rustic indeed...like how the jawline morphs into the shoulder with no hesitation...lol. Thanks Mr. Sat!

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  4. I am not a "REALLY good nag!" I am the best nag!

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    1. 'UGE NAG!!! Trust me...you can nag better than anyone...

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  5. Top work! Solid, earthy scheme.

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  6. Finally....I thought you fell asleep like you did in the last heroquest game. LMAO Nice orc dawg.

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    1. I almost fell asleep painting it...

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  7. Yes, HQ does suck arse Blue. Your not alone....it's just you and me who think this way I'm afraid though :)

    You did a fine job on painting up this Orc though. I like how you thought the base is better than the mini :D Says a lot about your opinion of the sculpt :D

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    1. The sculpting on the base is vastly superior to the Orc itself...who knew that rocks could outshine a figure...lol

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    2. Boo and hiss to you both! Heroquest is the bomb!

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    3. You boys been huffin' paint thinner or something? Heroquest represents the pinnacle of board game design.

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    4. mayhaps...but board games are for families to play after dinner. Warhammer is a real game.

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  8. Most HQ orcs look like they were painted by 8 year olds with massive brushes. Yours is silky smooth and refined! I like the contrast between the dark green skin and pink lip. I like the traditional fantasy browns. The flagstone base really sets the whole model off!

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    1. Ahhh Shucks...you made me blush. Thanks Axiom.

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  9. Nice work on the orc, I'm glad I still have a few years before I need to start painting my HQ miniatures. Out of curiosity: how did you paint the colored flagstones? Solid colors with a drybrush/edge of grey? Glazes? Would love to steal your thunder there ;)

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