And that's the primary enemy miniatures done! I think my favourite is to be the the freaky one second from the left with the headpiece covering its eyes.
After this there's just the hordes of regular enemies left (zombies, skeletons, bat swarms, rat swarms, and various "mysterious objects", things like gravestones, skeletons hanging from gallows, etc.). There's a shit-ton of them but they all consist of only a couple of pieces each so they ought to be pretty quick to smash through I think.
And lastly, the horde has been assembled! I'm definitely not going to be getting into the woods with the details on these when I paint them though... I think I'll do my standard zenithal highlight and then some Contrast paints and a bit of a drybrush and call it done.
I broke out a game of Warhammer Quest just by myself tonight to familiarise myself with the rules. I didn't make it all the way through the whole quest, but it's pretty fun and I've definitely got the hang of things now. Excited to play it with @yayKM soon!
(And it'll look even better once the miniatures are all painted.)
My first batch of Warhammer Quest miniatures are (mostly) done!
I figured rather than getting utterly overwhelmed at how many miniatures I have to paint, I'd take just the ones, both heroes and hostiles, that I used for the first game I played the other night and get those done first, and then just specifically choose those encounter cards for the first game we play. I'm making excellent use of zenithal highlighting, Contrast paints, and drybrushing to get them done quickly since the hostiles really don't need to be done to crazy quality (the heroes will be done to a higher standard).
The bases aren't done because I'm going to get them finished all at the same time once the rest of the miniatures are painted.
That's the first batch of hostiles done! This is probably the fastest I've painted things for ages, but they came out looking pretty excellent nonetheless. Especially happy with the gross blood effects on the vampire in particular. 😁
Next in my Warhammer Quest painting adventures, the first four heroes! I decided to paint the bases of these VERY differently from the hostiles so they're much more easily distinguishable when on the board. It doesn't really show through very well in this photo but I added the snow sparkle texture paint on top of the snow and it looks so good.
Also finished tonight are the "mysterious object" markers. I used AK Interactive's "Neutral Earth" texture paint and just put a coat of Ratling Grime on it for the skeletons and Aggaros Dunes for the crows, and they came out looking vastly different despite being the same texture! (And I couldn't resist using some more of my tufts as well.)
I'm taking the opportunity with my Warhammer Quest miniatures to expand my collection of basing materials. 😁 The plan for the boss hostiles in particular is to use the Rough Terrain texture with a really dark grey colour over it then put those Blood Moon grasses on them. Should look pretty fantastic I reckon.
Next in the seemingly never-ending flood of painting, we have a Kosargi Night Guard! He was surprisingly quick to paint since there's not too many little details, but I think my favourite part is the basing. Rather than trying to create a spot for a pool of swamp water, I just loaded up the base with the muddy ground texture as normal, painted it, and then carefully put the swamp water in the hollows where water would naturally collect anyway.
(The skeleton warrior next to him is the one from a couple of weeks ago and is there for scale since there wasn't any other way to really show how large the Kosargi is!)
Got another set of skeleton warriors finished, plus the first of the bosses, Watch Captain Halgrim! The gravestones in the front are markers used in the game that the Deadwalker zombies can spawn from so you need make sure you destroy them quickly lest you be overwhelmed.
I also took the opportunity to add some of the new blue/white grasses to the bases of the heroes for some more visual interest.
Tonight I finished my favourite miniature of the Cursed City box, Gorslav the Gravekeeper. I didn't realise until I was painting it that the headgear thing is actually a bunch of bones poking out of the top!
FINALLY did some more painting tonight! I'm working on the Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest, the huge bat/demon thing that's the first of the big bads we need to kill in the campaign and I want to make sure it's actually properly painted before we kill it. 😅 The Vargskyr itself is done, I just need to do the basing for it. I'm making good use of the box of skulls I got for Christmas to make a much more interesting-looking base, and I've included one of the skeleton warriors to give a sense of scale of just how enormous this thing actually is.
I also didn't realise I hadn't done any of the Warhammer Quest miniatures since August. 😬 Just haven't been in the painting headspace I guess, but hopefully this'll get me back.
The big lad is done! I added some extra highlighting to his face and the highest points on his body, and of course no self-respecting bat-demon-thing would be complete without some blood effects.
Plus, I started Qulathis the Exile, one of the other heroes, before dinner and have made this much progress on her already.
Qulathis the Exile is now finished, and I've done Octren Glimscry too!
I'm particularly happy with how the base for Qulathis came out. I've been putting snowy bases on all the heroes to make them REALLY stand out on the board compared to the hostiles (https://virtualwolf.org/media/posts/2443), but given Qulathis is a wood elf and is all done in greens and browns like you'd expect, it felt sort of weird for her to be on a fully snowy base, so I decided to split the difference and have partially half-melted snow instead. I think it gets the point across, and looks terrific to boot.
Glaurio ven Alten III is ready to avenge his family's deaths!
One more hero to go (who is actually mostly done but the base texture paint is currently drying) and I'll have the full eight completed, woot.
I'm definitely closing in on the end of my Warhammer Quest project, I've finished the rest of the deadwalkers and the bats! Only thirteen miniatures left to go out of the sixty-odd in the box. Really happy with this second batch of deadwalkers, I didn't do any drybrushing at all except for the robes and instead just highlighted everything manually. It comes out a lot more strikingly.