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Hold on to your butts...
This thread is going to be sizable because I'm starting my HeroQuest core box (Mythic Tier). The expansions will get their own threads, which should be much shorter (as there are far fewer minis).
I've already started painting and have (nearly) completed many doors, and made significant progress on the bookshelves and cabinet. In an effort to get me to finish Tyrants of Lothal (an ongoing issue), I am forcing myself to complete the boring scenery elements first. Which means doors. Lots of doors. And, when you've finished with the doors, you realize that you need to do some more doors.
Where's Jim Morrison when you need him?
Except as noted, the paints on the scenery are Delta Ceramcoat. No exceptions yet, but maybe on the bookshelves...
I would like to take this opportunity to not thank the individual that decided we needed vines on the doors. It doesn't really show in the pictures, but I've used a medium green (Medium Foliage Green, to be specific) on some of the vines. Khaki has been used on the others. I have another door or two that were trimmed from the pictures, but you get the idea. The stone has been set up with Black, Charcoal, Deep Taupe, Rain Grey, and White. Start iwith Black, Charcoal or Deep Taupe and then work up through the next two colors with a solid drybrushing. So much drybrushing.
And still eight doors to be done.
I felt that I needed something a little more interesting than simple stone for the keystones, and since this is a magical realm I figured that maybe a mad wizard might have spells worked into the doors to keep him informed of what has happening and give him a chance to taunt the heroes at inappropriate times--just like Zargon's twitter feed. So I decided to use Gold instead of more black/grey stone. I am looking for a good metallic on the iron bands and rings. Silver is just too bright. The wood was done with yet more drybrushing. Starting with a base of either Black, Chocolate Cherry, or Burnt Sienna and then working up eventually to Golden Brown or Khaki. It seems to work pretty well.
The same theory from the doors works with the bookshelves and cupboard. I'm thinking about using some color on the scroll work--some sort of gilding, maybe. The hinges and handles on the cupboard will get a similar treatment to the hinges and handle on the doors--once I figure out exactly what that is.
I'm about nine hours into the doors, and three into the bookshelves and cupboard.
Now to finish some of these doors so I can work on some of those other doors.
I am a big fan of the HeroQuest board game, which I played with my dad and brother in the 90s. Lots of happy memories. Well, now I am the dad and my kids have gotten into my old game of HeroQuest! There were only two problems. First, we were missing the dwarf figure. Second, the heroes are all male, which didn't seem very fair to my daughter. So I decided to solve both problems with help from my collection of unpainted bones.
First, the barbarian. My daughter requested a purple dress and blue hair. So how could I resist? She also asked for either a heart or flower pattern on the shield, so I decided to make a flower out of hearts.
My son chose the dwarf, and wanted him kept fairly close to the box art. So I kept him in reds and browns, with a white beard. He made the base out of sculpey with a little help from me. He wanted lots of bones and stuff on the base, so I gave him an old skeleton mini and let him cut it up and glue the bits onto the base.
The elf I had already painted, but my daughter thought she was "the most beautiful" so I just touched her up a bit and attached her to a new base. Unfortunately she went on just a little crooked.
The wizard was also already painted, and just got a touch up and a new base. My son requested a bit of scroll on the base, and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
All the bases were done in sculpey and painted to look like squares from the HeroQuest game board. I can't wait to play our first game with the new party! Comments and criticism appreciated :).