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Some Classic HeroQuest Repaints

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As one of my many ongoing projects, I'm stripping and repainting some old original HeroQuest minis. I don't have a complete set anymore (gave almost all of mine away, including all the expansions), but recently got a second hand set that had some Testors (or similar) slapped on it, and it makes for a fun project to try to recover lost detail. The dwarf in particular was pretty caked up. Being the iconic White Dwarf model, I took some extra time on him, really trying to elevate what are essentially pretty detailless models by modern standards.

 

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Anyway, pretty easy to say they turned out better than my first attempts at mini painting way back then when I was using toothpicks as brushes and second hand craft paints...

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Now those I can relate too!!

 

Love the look for the mummy.

 

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Looking good!

I'm in the same boat as you. I have a small handful of Hero quest minis left over too. I wish I had held on to more of them.

I recently repainted my Chaos Warrior and Firmirs and I've been meaning to get started on the dwarf too.

I don't remember the mummy but I love the colours you achieved. 

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Anyway, pretty easy to say they turned out better than my first attempts at mini painting way back then when I was using toothpicks as brushes and second hand craft paints...

 

Ah, I remember those days.  The toothpicks were never a good idea.

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Anyway, pretty easy to say they turned out better than my first attempts at mini painting way back then when I was using toothpicks as brushes and second hand craft paints...

 

Ah, I remember those days.  The toothpicks were never a good idea.

 

 

Haha, no, I even distinctly remember trying to do highlights with them. It was like a bright pink splotch caked on top of bright red caked on armor for my chaos warriors. 

 

They looked more like Easter candy than miniatures...

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Awesome stuff! I've recently decided that one of my HeroQuest sets could do with some paint, though I've only managed to get as far as undercoating the heroes and the chaos warriors. Might start a WIP thread for it, actually.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing more of yours.

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