Heroquest, 25 years later

HQAs a kid I played Heroquest with friends.  I think it was the gateway drug to miniature games for me.  For those of you who are either too young to remember or have been living under a rock for the past 25 years, Heroquest was a partnership between Games Workshop and Milton Bradley.  The game was designed to be run by one player as the Dungeon Master against one or more players/heros.  The plastic models are still decent by today’s standards and the game play, while simple, is still a great gateway game for younger players.  My eight year old daughter loves the game and the skill level works nicely.

Fast forward to today, Gamezone, a company in Spain is producing a 25th anniversary edition.  You can join the action on Kickstarter:


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“I never have time to paint…”


It seems we hear this phrase a lot in the miniature painting world.  I’ve even said it myself a time or two.  Even more often when we come into a time of year where there are plenty of other distractions to take our attention and time away from modeling and painting.  I decided to actually time myself tonight just to see how long it takes to get a combat squad of 5 Space Marines mostly covered in their base coat.  I’m kind of cheating since a major color in the paint scheme is black which I’ve painted using black spray paint from orchard supply hardware.  Using other colors from the army painter line or using an airbrush you can do a solid basecoat of a single color in about the same amount of time for whatever your color scheme may be.  Some automotive parts stores will even mix up a can of spray paint to color-match, which is what people do for painting over scratches on their car.

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Editorial – Two Month Anniversary

Today marks two months of operations here at the League of Underwhelming Miniature Painters.  I hope we’re able to continue for many more months and years.  I want to reflect briefly on what we’ve done in the past two months and where we’re headed.  First, if you’re reading this, thank you for taking a few minutes to read our articles.  I hope you get something out of them because without an audience we’re not accomplishing much.  Second, we would appreciate any feedback you have.  If there is something you want to see more of, or just see, please let us know and we’ll do what we can to bring you new content.


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Painting Fateweaver (part 1)

I’m not a huge fan of large metal models, especially with wings. So, when I decided to finally paint a Fateweaver model (I had proxied my Lord of Change for quite a long while) I opted for the Finecast. Not without problems, but I hoped it would be less prone to breaking.


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New Rumor – Tzeentch 40K Supplement incoming – December 2013

First off, this is MY rumor, based upon nothing other than wild speculation and while I’m probably wrong, it would be awesome if I’m right.  I know nothing about what could be in such a book, but this is what I think SHOULD be in a proper Tzeentch supplement.


  • All units must be marked or daemons of Tzeentch (or CSM vehicle units that cannot be marked).


  • Daemonic instability rule is relaxed to allow cross joining of ICs and units between codices.

If we got NOTHING else, this would be freaking awesome!


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Daemon Prince of Tzeentch (part 2)


In this installment of the Daemon Prince of Tzeentch build, eagle style, I continue constructing the model I started in part 1, here. When I left off the last article I was searching for a solution to my “wing problem.” I had acquired a metal set of folded wings from a Fateweaver model; however, their weight more than tripled the model’s total weight and I was less than comfortable with the spindly eagle legs’ ability to hold the weight of the wings aloft without long-term damage to the model itself. I stumbled across the Cockatrice model at the local GW store while looking for possible alternatives.  A bit pricey (but not as much as Fateweaver or a Lord of Change) and I think I can use the rest of the bits for other conversions.  The snake tail will make a good Slaanesh conversion and the head might work on another Tzeentch Soul Grinder.  As it turns out, I like the half reptilian, half avian flair to the wings.  They blend the daemon prince and eagle aesthetic nicely. Continue reading

Tablewar mini case on Kickstarter

One of my favorite gaming things is my Tablewar full-size case.  I’ll have to do a review of it in the near future, but I want to get the word out about the Tablewar mini case.  The kickstarter has 5 days left, so don’t get left out.


The project is fully funded and about $2500 away from the next stretch goal (trays for Privateer Press sized bases).  Anyway, if you like to take your models around to painting events or you have some really well done models that you want to travel with, take a peek at this guy and check out the Kickstarter.


(NSFW) Slaanesh Daemon Prince(ss) – (part 1)

Star Trek NSFW

My most recent painting project is one I’ve been eyeing for quite some time.  Ultraforge makes an amazing model, the Pleasure Demon.  It is a bit on the naughty side, but oh well.  Puritanical Americans will need to get over it.  I finally pulled the trigger on the model a few months ago and decided to start painting it after taking a class by Misterjustin a few weekends ago.  The flesh is going to be a pinkish-purpleish color and I’m planning on blending the flesh to get the results I desire.  Something tells me this will take far longer than I imagine.

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Product Review: Custom secret objective markers and portalglyph

I’ve been tracking these for a few weeks now and I was able to get in and purchase them this morning.  Act quick because they’ve sold out twice already.

Fan Forge Products (which looks to be a guy in his garage/basement/office) has made some pretty cool objective markers and a portalglyph.  It was the later that caught my eye, but I figured I’d order some of the objective markers too if I was putting in the order.

You can see if he has any in stock here:

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