Sunday, 24 December 2017

From Sander: First blood, some monsters to start with. (75 Points)

Hoi Everyone!

My Christmas vacation has started and now I finally have time to join the Challenge in  earnest. While the main focus of this year's Challenge will be my big 1:72 Salamanca Diorama, I have given myself time up to Old Year's Eve to do some 28mm figures I have lying around the workbench. I will try to do some of those in between the Salamanca figures as well just to keep from getting painter's block but I really hope to get into the Salamanca pile in a big way this Challenge.

Anyway for my first entry I have painted up some figures I am using in my Heroquest games at home and at the school HQ club. Last Friday I organised a big Christmas Quest using these for the guys and gals at school and it was a blast.

Let's see what I cooked up shall we?

First up are some plastic Gnolls from North Star miniatures. While I like North Star mini's a lot, these were a bit of let down since I think they suffer from a lack of detail. They did account of themselves really well in battle with 3 attack and 3 defence dice each.



More North Star plastics next in the form of some cultists. Now I really do not like Chaos, but these were a blast to paint and I like the evil looking dark scheme I managed to come up with.


 

Moving on to metals and a different producer: Otherworld Miniatures. They make some really good Fantasy Dungeon figures. All the kids at the HQ club chose one out of their range and I bought some baddies for specific scenario's like the one played Friday. Here are a couple of Wraiths:



This Otherworld skeleton lord could be the Witchking from HQ lore or a generic Liche lord or even just a Wight.



Next up an Oldhammer Chaos Mage. I got this one off of Ebay and since you need a Chaos Sorcerer just about any other Quest, one can never have enough.




Finally we have come to the only human in the lot, the rest could all fall under the label of "monster" so appropriate for this Challenge. A plastic North Star Barbarian called Munzuk. A soloquest for the wizard played at the club resulted in one of the kids liberating Munzuk from some Ork stronghold. He is now the wizard's henchman. Therefore we needed a dedicated figure.




This leaves me with 15 figures of 28mm scale, resulting in 75 points if I am not mistaken.



 Artist: The Longest Johns

Album: Christmas at Sea

They're just downright awesome!



Cheers Sander

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Welcome back to the Challenge, Sander!

These monsters (and minion) are excellent and I think it's just terrific that you've organized a group of students from your school to play Heroquest with them. 

Though the gnolls, cultists and Oldenhammer chaos mage are very cool, I have to say that I my favorites are the Otherworld wraiths and the skeleton lord. Lovely work.

I'll keep your Tuesday Minion spot warm for you until you can take up the reigns on the 2nd (waves chair, cracks whip). :)


29 comments:

  1. Good to see some fantasy and you do them well

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, I am heavily into HQ at the moment but will soon switch back to historics.

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  2. What a cracking selection! I’m with Curt, the wraiths and skellie lord are the best.

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    1. Why thank you Jamie, secretly I think I concur with the both of you.

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  3. Great entry Sander. Whatever frustration the plastics caused, they sure look great. Well done.

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    1. thanks Greg, well I am afraid they don't stand up to a close look that well, but your words are much appreciated!

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  4. Great work Sander. I love that you game with the students!

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    1. thanks Peter, yes these Wednesday games are just about what the doctor ordered to get me through the last half of the week. We even devised a name for the club: The Dungeoneers. While corny it is appropriate I guess.

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  5. These look excellent! I‘m sure there are some interesting quests in store for these.

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    1. Oh for sure there are! Cheers mate!

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    1. Why thank you dear Lord Awdry for these elaborate words of praise! ;-)

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  7. As much as an issue the gnolls were, I might snatched up a box as they are pretty rare to find even in metal!
    Grand work on the lot, Sander! The plastic henchman is really well done...and plastic no less! Lots of detail you gave him!

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    1. Hoi David, yeah there are some Gnolls arounf (I believe Otherworld does some to but have to check) anyway the plastic cultists are far better detailed.

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    1. LOL! Have to remember that one Evan!

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  9. When I read "my big 1:72 Salamanca Diorama" I got so excited I nearly forgot to read the rest of the post! That would have been a pity mate because there's some lovely work here, especially that classic Oldhammer Chaos Mage.

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    1. Thanks Millsy, for more info on the Big Project check: https://salamanca1812.blogspot.nl/

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  10. Great set of figures! I like the wraiths!

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  11. Well, I like the gnolls! The cultists are good too but my favourites are the undead types.
    Best Iain

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  13. Monstrously good work Sander :)

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  14. Great work on the Wraith and the liche lors Sander!

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    1. Thanks Iannick, they were great fun to paint up!

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