Monday, October 27, 2014

Warhammer Quest Hobgoblins

Warhammer Quest
My Warhammer Quest Hobgoblins, from the level 1 monster table, are now painted. To get some variety without needing to spend a lot of time on them, I picked four base colors: blue, grey, brown, and orange. Then I used a different combination of these four colors on the clothing of each of the models. This way they all look different, while minimizing the number of colors I needed to use, which saves time.

I also tried out a new method of basing that I've been meaning to try for a while. After painting and varnishing them, I removed them from their slotted bases, clipped off the slot, and filed the feet down flat. I then had to do some touch-ups around the bottom of the feet or where paint chipped or cracked from the clipping. I then glued them to transparent acrylic disks.

It was a bit of extra work, but they look great on the table. The bases become hardly noticeable at all, and all the artwork on the board tiles can be seen through them. This is definitely the way to go for games like Warhammer Quest, which are played on flat surfaces. With more three dimensional terrain, the smooth acrylic disks might slide around if they are set at an angle on the side of a hill or something. I'll have to try that out. But so far, they have worked out great!

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