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Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Definitely

   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

I'm happy to see I finally got to the second page of my blog. I didn't realize how long it would take


I've continued my slow work on the current league contest, where I'm making Hero Quest furniture.
Here's a link for those interested in seeing the whole contest:


I'm also posting the rest of the nurgle daemons I made last year. This guy is the last of the daemons sculpted with apoxie putty, and i think the least impressive. I consider him done, but there's really a lot of extra detail i could add. Maybe I should go back on work on him some more.


My favorite part about this guy is the nurgling and worms bursting out of his stomach.






I found some of these disgusting guys crawling out of bird seed, They are Indian meal moth larva. They like to get into cereal and dry pasta. I like insects, spiders, really most arthropods, but the whitish maggot like body that were partially see through with some pink highlights of these caterpillars grossed me out. So I wondered if I could use that as inspiration for nurgle daemons. It gave me the idea of making wire armatures and making the bodies with layers of hot glue. It would give the bodies an appearance of tissue sloughing off and let light pass through if painting is kept to a minimum.


These are really fun, easy, and quick to make. If you want some nurgle daemons and you aren't a perfectionist I would suggest making these.






These two are unfinished, hence the lack of a head, and pure wire legs. I made the one on the left as a demonstration for my students when they were so interested in the first hot glue daemon I made. I made it based on their suggestions. The one on the right is also using weapons that they designed.




I hope you enjoyed



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Reliable Krootox





Ireland

Wow those hot glue plaguebearers are really good man, have not seen that before. I like the big slug dude too but he does look a bit bare and flat.I think you should green stuff on some pustles and sores on him, or you could have a trail of little maggots coming out of that hole in the front crawling around his body? Nurgling on the head is great though, gives it such character

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

@Syro_

I totally feel you with the modeling/painting thing. I tend to do things in batches so I have mostly primed stuff. Painting is great but it's a whole other skill set.

The wood sculpt looks great, and thanks for reminding me of HeroQuest, that started it all for me in 92'.

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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Boundless, thanks for the kind comments, I'm glad you're enjoying my nurgle daemons. I'm going to take your advice and fancy up all the bare patches on the skin, hopefully I find time soon. I love your idea of the trail of maggots wandering around the body after getting out of the hole in the front. I'm definitely going to do that now. That will be fun to sculpt and paint.

jabbakaht, thanks, I'm glad I'm not the only one, I feel like I have to get into a whole different mind set when I'm going to paint my stuff than when I'm building/sculpting. I'm glad you like my wood sculpts, and also that I found another fan of Hero Quest

Not much new progress, but I started working on the tables more for the Hero Quest project. With some research, I feel the tables most remind of me trestle tables:

Inspiration I've been working from


So this is my attempt at sculpting a beefier shorter side to that kind of table for Hero Quest. It's still wet in this pic, I'm hoping to get it looking even better

   
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Powerful Spawning Champion





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I remember playing Hero Quest all the time as a kid. It's the only game I ever wanted to play. I have no idea what happened to it when I grew up though....kinda making me want to see if I can find one somewhere...if I had such a blast with it as a kid, maybe mine will too.
Sculpts are lookin' good btw, as always!

   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Thanks bunnygurl! I think it probably would be worth looking into getting a copy to share this great old game with your kids. This Hero Quest game I'm working on, I got off of ebay last year. All my great memories playing this game, were actually my older brother's Hero Quest. I decided I wanted to have a copy of my own.

   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

 bunnygurl wrote:
I remember playing Hero Quest all the time as a kid. It's the only game I ever wanted to play. I have no idea what happened to it when I grew up though....kinda making me want to see if I can find one somewhere...if I had such a blast with it as a kid, maybe mine will too.
Sculpts are lookin' good btw, as always!

I do regret that I got rid of mine, in fact I got screwed in the trade financially, I traded my painted (gakky by me) HeroQuest set and two or three of the expansions for the Metallica Black album. It’s a great record and probably marks one of my changes from being a child, and getting and EXPLICIT CD as a 13 year old in 1992 was a bit difficult. I’m sure you could find one on eBay.

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"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

re-imaging HQ - ahh the nostalgia of it. I still have some of the figures and my Adv HQ - no idea though what happened to all the components or boards, a great entry though into the hobby (Battle Masters and Space Crusade were the other ones !!)


Ruglud's Blog
Once More Unto the Breach diorama blog
Conversions and scratchbuilds featuring a Thunderhawk & Thunderbolt
Random stuff blog

The tribe feasted upon Goblin-flesh long into the night - all except for Ruglud, who couldn't get his helmet off, and was reduced to sucking broth through a straw 
   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Ruglud, that's a great collection of nostalgia encouraging games. I just bought myself Battle Masters last year around the same time as Hero Quest to collect my favorite childhood board games. I've unfortunately never played Space crusade or Advanced Hero Quest. I'm sorry to hear that your boards are missing. I wonder if they're available in PDF?

   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

@Jabbakahut: I'm sorry to hear that you don't have yours anymore, and regret it. It's so hard to know what old stuff we'll value as we age and what won't mean as much to us. Do you remember which expansions you had? (doesn't have to be by name)

I've made a base for the Hero Quest fireplace, and I'm hoping the readers here along with the participants and readers of the League's contest blag will help me decide which side of the fireplace's base would look better as the front. Thanks



   
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Ravager





 Syro_ wrote:
I've made a base for the Hero Quest fireplace, and I'm hoping the readers here along with the participants and readers of the League's contest blag will help me decide which side of the fireplace's base would look better as the front. Thanks


IMHO the upper photo looks better with larger stones going in the front.

Great progress on these disgusting things, Syro! Really like them (and even that meal moth larvae, since it is behind the screen (otherwise my rage would not be contained).

Pledge 2017:
Infinity - Ariadna (8/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (7/10) : Alkemy - various (12/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (10/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (13/10) 
   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Thanks Wirecat! I'm glad you like the stuff I'm making. And believe me, I feel the same way about meal moth larvae.
Thanks for your opinion on the fireplace too, I'm leaning in the direction of bigger pieces in front (even more now), but wanted to see what other people thought.

   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

 Syro_ wrote:
@Jabbakahut: Do you remember which expansions you had? (doesn't have to be by name?


I had to do a little research, (found some good videos on YouTube), it was Keller’s Keep, and Return of the Wich Lord.

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"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Cool! Those are two of the expansions I played with my brother back in the day, he also had the Elf Quest expansion. Jabbakahut, thanks for taking the time to research which expansions you had. There's a lot more expansions that I realized there were. If you or anyone else reading this is missing any rules books, or stuff like that, or just want to get back into it, there's a Website called HeroQuest by Phoenix (which is what can be google searched to find it). The site has scans of all the old quest books for the original and something like 7 expansions, plus fan made stuff.

   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been very busy at work and sick a lot. I'm hoping to get back to my projects soon, but I also just recently got a new computer game.....

I wanted to share my Warhammer 40k relates gifts that I got for the holidays:

This stuff should be fun

   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Like I talked about with bunnygurl, I took full army shots with some close ups or different parts, to share with everyone at the end of this year. This is the accumulation of I think four years of crafting, sculpting, shopping, and not nearly enough painting
Here's hoping I get a lot more done with this armies in 2018.


Here's the fully painted portion of my Dark Angels made from Dark Vengeance and some extras, plus the scratch built dread.


I plan to kitbash a Beliel for my army, and to have a large Death Wing force, so I slapped some extra termies together from molds, one as a banner bearer to carry the banner of fortitude. There's also a new sarge made from the pieces of three different space marines and green stuff molded pieces.


My kitbashed black templars, made mostly from dark vengeance sarges


My custom Imperial guard force from the planet Sanctus Glaciem Caminus. I made them to be IG but visually similar to Mechanicus forces (this is before the codex came out). I wanted them to kind of be a cross between the two, like those half forge world half Imperial worlds. There are also 3 unfinished valkaries, so that they could act as Elysian drop troops when I wanted to try out Imperial Armour 8 Raid on Kastorel-Novem. There is 100 bodies in the rhombus shape the infantry is arranged in so that I can play the Emperor's shield formation in Apoc.


My chaos space marines made up of dark vengeance, plus homemade termies and bikes.


Chaos cultists and two homemade obliterators.


Dark mechanicum section of my chaos forces. Three scratch-built vindicators, a scratch-built 4-claw arm defiler (slaughter fiend), 2 vehicles made with the vehicle design rules, and the purple globe walker is the warp-smith inspired by Votheer Tark and his forces from Graham McNeill's Iron Warriors series, especially the audio drama "Eye of Vengeance".


Nurgle greater daemons and Mamon the daemon prince. Also the little guy primed in black is my own sculpt of the Herald of Nurlge from "Siege of Vrakks".


Homemade chaos spawn in white and mutants primed in black. Both were a lot of fun to make, I plan to go into more detail about them some time in the future.


My two scratch built heldrakes, forgot about these until the other pictures were long done.


The whole chaos force (except heldrakes) with the Imperium in the background

Now to begin on my favorite- ORKS!

My three scratch-built stompas


All the ork vehicles. Everything except the one dakka jet are scratch built, and the squiggoths which are converted from dinosaur toys.
Total: 3 stompas, 2 dakka jets, 5 big squiggoths, a gorkanaught, 4 trukks, 1 deff dread, 6 killa kans, and 10 war buggies.


My entire ork army,


Ork army lower perspective

And that's everything. I hope you enjoyed me sharing all of these with you. Hopefully I can start getting more of these painted, I just love the making them so much more.

   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

I'm back to work on the Hero Quest furniture project for the league contest.


The fireplace so far, not just a base anymore.


One of the three sorceror's tables I'm planning to make, this one is meant to have a geomancer (earth wizard) theme, made of large chunks and slabs of rock.

   
Made in lt
Ravager





Good progress on the furniture, Syro. Reading stand is excellent, as is a book on it!

Pledge 2017:
Infinity - Ariadna (8/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (7/10) : Alkemy - various (12/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (10/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (13/10) 
   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Thanks Wirecat! I appreciate the kind words, and also not feeling like I'm just talking to myself during these posts.

A little more progress (sorry all the white materials makes everything hard to see):

Started on the second sorceror's table, the one that is supposed to look most like the original. I carved a similar pattern to the original sorceror's table top out of foamcore. I added some new top pages to the flattest of my homemade books, and then will add it to the top with some candles. I also added a candle to the wizard podium.


From the top molded piece I built a brick lower half of the tomb, still quite WIP, I will be trying to recreate a similar sword and skull design on the new one.


Finished the brickwork for the fireplace, now to try to make a mini treasure chest, a dagger, a fire, and add a candle.

   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

 Syro_ wrote:
Thanks Wirecat! I appreciate the kind words, and also not feeling like I'm just talking to myself during these posts.



Blogs can feel that way sometimes. Pieces are looking good though. Seeing your Ork Hoards make me want to start an army.

Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Thanks Jabba, I'm glad my orks put you in the mood for an ork hoard of your own. I personally think anyone who plays 40k should make an ork force, no matter what faction they play as. Orks happily fight anyone, so it seems like a good secondary force to have. If you do decide to make your own ork hoard, make sure you let me know, so i can check them out.

With the LoER competition ending Feb 1st, most of my hobby time is going into working on stuff for that (along with trying to finish some Christmas Presents that I haven't gotten to give yet )
I built the third and final version of the sorceror's table for Hero Quest. This one is my favorite of the three.

The Sorceror's table: Necromancer edition


3/4 view of the front


3/4 view of the back


The whole family, all four sorceror's tables, the original and the three new ones I made.

I am wondering if I should cut the skeleton arm holding the scythe off of the table and try to attach it to one of the skeletons that make up the base. Any opinions?

   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA

I continued working last night after posting and a bit this morning too.


Two new trestle tables. I wanted them to be bigger than the original Hero Quest tables, but I may have gone a little too far. The mismatched trestle table is made from sections of the very first wood pattern I sculpted when starting out on this project with the larger second being one I sculpted more recently for the tops of the bookcases. The other, you already guessed is popsicle sticks.


A shot showing the bracing underneath. I cut down popsicle sticks to have a tongue section for construction


A side view of the tables. I drilled out square-ish holes in the castings of the side pieces so I could slip the tongue of the center brace through.


I added two swords on the side of thesarcophagus. The blade is a lengthened version of the sword from the top of the sarcophagus, and the handle is cut apart candle sticks like the one on the Necromancer's table.

If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Did a little bit more this afternoon and evening. I finished making some books. I hope to make molds of these and mass produce them.


   
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Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader







I love that heroquest stuff - brings back great memories. The furniture was the best part. Keep up the great work!
   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Thanks Kestral! And thansk for stopping by. I've been feeling so much nostalgia for heroquest while I've been making this stuff.

Along with the furniture I've been very tempted to make the pieces I would need to play some of the expansions. First up would be "Return of the Witch Lord" since it used only increased numbers of pieces from the base game (skeletons, zombies, and mummies).

It was emotionally painful to chop apart a 30 year old miniature, even if I was only cutting the feet off the base, but hopefully it will prove worthwhile. Here I am showing the molds I made of the base after sanding it smooth and the now baseless skeleton.


I have been working on this in the background of my terrain project for over a week, that's about 5 days of making bases, since I have to wait for the putty to cure.


The skeletons I made from the mold in all their flash filled glory.


Showing the progression of the skeletons. After extensive clean up with an exacto knife I think they look pretty good. I'm not used to working with such thin fragile models and have broken the left leg off of about a third of them. Lots of pinning and gluing followed


I needed a break from all the terrain a few days ago, so I decided to make additional mummies for Hero Quest. You don't need that many, and I doubt other games would use them, so rather than make a mold of one, I decided to make them from scratch. Here you can see the wire armatures for 4 of the 5 mummies I made, I then used hotglue to bulk out the bodies in a more humanoid shape. I plan to soak narrow strips of paper in water then cover them in PVA glue. I'll then wrap these strips around the mummy bodies and let them dry.

   
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Roarin' Runtherd





USA


The mummies wrapped in thin strips of paper, I think somewhere between 1/8 and 1/16 of an inch, so around 2-3mm in width. I soaked the paper strips in water (for too long since I got busy) and then applied watered down PVA glue to them before wrapping them up. They don't look great, but I think they look acceptable. I also like the poses I chose. They were a combination for fun and frustrating to make.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






UK

What an amazing idea for the mummies! I'm going to have to try that :-) Loving the Heroquest stuff, that takes me baaaaaaaack..

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

www.skinflintgames.co.uk 
   
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Courageous Questing Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Everything you've done here is amazing. I do love the hero quest stuff a lot, for nostalgia's sake of course. i had actually forgotten about some of the furniture pieces, like the tomb and the sorcerers table.

The skeletons look perfect!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

@amazingturtles, Thanks so much! I'm glad you're enjoying the stuff I do, I'll trying to keep interesting stuff coming. I didn't remember all the pieces when I picked this project and unpacked the game either. For me, I didn't remember the cabinet/cubbord, stretching rack, and weapons rack.
@Skinflint Games, Thanks! I'm glad you like the idea for the mummies, and I hope you do get the opportunity to try it out. I started the first mummy with thin strips of dry paper, then covered them with PVA before trying to wrap them, I don't think it worked great (The arms of the mummy of the far right that looks like it's dancing to "thriller"). Soaking the paper in water then adding the glue made the paper much easier to wrap around the pieces, but also made the paper tear very easily. I'm hoping the paper only tore so easily because I got so busy with work that I left the paper soaking for 3 days before getting back to it.

   
 
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