I spent about half an hour trying to clean the mold lines off and was partially successful. But that bright red plastic is horrible. Bendy and oily it does not take well to being filed, producing a crumbly finish. The mold lines almost have to be sliced away. I probably won't attempt any conversions with the Heroquest dudes. The models themselves look a bit better with a nice matte grey finish (Mechanicus Standard Grey rattle can)
|Every good conversion starts with blood sacrifice|
Apart from that I've done nothing. Well, apart from starting another conversion but that was not in my Squaduary plan and it ended badly when I slashed open my thumb.
I also hemmed and hawed about including the Dwarf figurine in my Heroquest pledge (because the best thing about Heroquest is the Dwarf!). But I don't like either of the models really. So I dug out an old Dwarven Hammerer who was intended to be used in some game or other. I think he's meant to be a paladin or a cleric. I had gotten as far as painting his shield Dwarf Bronze before deciding that the tinny, cheap metal finish was awful and he was abandoned.
Digging out the model again all these years later, I thought it was cool so I added a splurge of Cygor Brown Contrast (+ contrast medium) to see what would happen. It really adds contrast! Adding highlights of Gehenna's Gold and MSP Bones Dragon Bronze was quick and easy too, so I'm posting the paint recipe for future reference. (I have several 'recipe' books but they are all missing). I've still got nearly a full pot of Dwarf Bronze because I thought it was rubbish but I'm glad I saved it!
Hope the injury isn't too bad.ReplyDelete
All progress on the minis is good though, early days yet.
Tis but a scratch! Yeah, I like to do nothing on a project until about 2 days before the deadline and then have a panic attack. Just as planned!Delete
A little progress is better than no progress! And I do like the matt grey on the HeroQuest minis. The bronze looks really great - I might have to invest into some Cygor Brown Contrast?ReplyDelete
It's worth experimenting with contrast. Definitely good for speed painting but not good for large flat surfaces.Delete
Blood for the Blood…. Oh wait, I’m meant to be loyalist… the GW red plastics in KillTeam sets is also softer I thinkReplyDelete
GW have started using crappy plastic? Ughh!Delete
No worries on the progress, but surely don't give up! I'm following along closely to see your results as I determine whether its worth it to attempt to paint up the recent HeroQuest Kickstarter release. I daresay they do look quite a bit better with the primer on!ReplyDelete
Blood for the Blood God!
Yeah I like the sculpts but they aren't super high quality. Interested to see how they turn out. Not sure I will attempt the entire box and will leave that to you!Delete
If I look closely I can see quite a few scars on my thumb, pretty sure its just a cost of the hobby.ReplyDelete
I want to know what this good conversion is though..
its early days but I think I've finally found a use for my skull filled munitorum container.Delete
"I have several 'recipe' books but they are all missing)."ReplyDelete