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Hero Quest – Status Tracker – July

I posted the status of my Hero Quest mini’s in this article.  I thought I’d update it, and maybe try and keep it up-to-date over time.

  • Skaven – 20 – unpainted
    Still haven’t started these, they need a lot of cleaning up, and I stupidly glued the shields on before I even under-coated them.
  • Heroes – 16 – 8 painted
    I think it’s 8 painted, I’ll need to check, but I think I’ve finished 3 since I wrote the last article.
  • Chaos Warriors – 12 – 8 painted
  • Chaos Priests – 3 – 2 painted
  • Gargoyles – 3 – 1 painted
  • Ogres – 7 – 2 painted
    All the rest in various stages of being painted.
  • Zombies – 10 – 8 painted
  • Skeletons – 20 – in progress
    The four I marked as painted last time are terrible, and need to be re-done.  I’ve base-coated and started painting 12, I need to under-coat 4 and I need to restart the 4 terrible ones.
  • Mummies – 10 – 10 painted (complete – yay)
  • Fimir – 12 – 2 painted
  • Pikemen – 12 – unpainted
  • Men at Arms – 10 – 1 painted
    Terrible paint job, what was I thinking?
  • Orcs – 31 – 6 painted
    I think it might be 31 because one died, but I need to recount them all.
  • Goblins – 24 – 18 painted

And that’s where we are to-date.  Will re-check everything at some point and post a new update.

It’s not much but it’s a start

I’m painting, as the title says, not much, but it’s a start.  Finished off some plastics (from various HeroQuest editions), two orcs and a mummy.  Started a plastic knight (looks like it’s from one of the newer HeroQuest boxes) and done some broad areas on a few ogres (from another HeroQuest expansion).  I don’t feel in the right place mentally to do any high quality metals, I’m just trying to get my brush skills back after yet another long break.

I’m trying to decide if I want to try and master any new skills or if I’m just going to be content to paint like I always used to paint. Eyes, they’re my bane.  Also, my hands are shakier than they used to be, so all fine detail work is increasingly problematic.  I need to decide if I’m going to keep photographing my progress, it mostly depends on how embarrassed I am by my painting efforts at any one time.

HeroQuest (again)

I’m quite excited by the prospect of using the mini’s from the HeroQuest boardgame for use during D&D sessions.  They’re plastic, robust and ideal.  However, they don’t cover all the monster options you need.  Despite that, I’ve been painting them, as you know, and there’s a huge pile of them to do.  In the last couple of days I’ve been checking ebay to see what else there might be, and I was reminded of Advanced HeroQuest (which is not the same as HeroQuest Advanced edition).  Then I remembered I had an edition of Advanced HeroQuest, and then I remembered I had three editions of HeroQuest (one of which is HeroQuest advanced).  Thinking about it, I realised I only had two sets of hero miniatures.  Which meant it was likely I was missing two sets.

Today I opened the boxes, and the net result is another pile of miniatures to paint.  Basically, I now have (including HeroQuest x 2, HeroQuest Advanced Edition x 1, Advanced HeroQuest x 1, 2 x HeroQuest expansions)

  • Skaven – 20 – unpainted
  • Heroes – 16 – 5 painted
  • Chaos Warriors – 12 – 8 painted
  • Chaos Priests – 3 – 2 painted
  • Gargoyles – 3 – 1 painted
  • Ogres – 7 – unpainted
  • Zombies – 10 – 8 painted
  • Skeletons – 20 – 4 painted
  • Mummies – 10 – 2 painted
  • Fimir – 12 – 2 painted
  • Pikemen – 12 – unpainted
  • Men at Arms – 10 – 1 painted
  • Orcs – 31 – 3 painted
  • Goblins – 24 – 18 painted

So we’ve got our work cut out.  The Advanced HeroQuest figures and the Ogres are more traditional miniature resin than the plastic of the old HeroQuest figures, so they’re not quite so robust but they’ll still do the job.  And I needed a lot of skaven, as it happens.