Monday, 29 July 2013

even more heroquest furniture

yay ive reached 1000 views! haha. who would of thought id of even reached 100.
and to celebrate heres 2 more furnishings ive just finished. no more than half an hour ago.

weapons rack
ive bought a new lamp in vain hope of being able to take pictures. please let me know if its any good or not, or any pointers that may help me. ive gone for a less exposed image as I feel it gives a better dungeon feel. but then im not sure if im sacrificing the image or not, photography is not a strong point of mine.

this time around I went for a less cluttered table as opposed to the feasting table I created,
the theme? a war table..or wargames table. ill let you decide :)

that's all for now. I have no more furnishings sitting in any state near anywhere close to completion with exception to a few treasure chests. I still have many other things in the works. and hope to be posting more soon enough.
I might even finish posting up all of my descent models, because surprisingly the 1 post I made on descent 2nd edition happens to be the most popular most on my entire blog. who would of thought it?

till next time!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Back to the Furniture store

ok got a few more. ill keep it brief and just throw the pictures in here.


I was happy with my first attempt at sculpting a candle! :)



Monday, 22 July 2013


As promised here are my next batch of replacement furniture


again this was created with a mixture of 1.5mm thick plasticard, and an array of loose sprue bits.
the books themselves were created using super sculpy that i roughly flattened out then after cooking. i immediately chopped it up before it fully cured. much cheaper that using green stuff anyways.
what i did differently with this one was that i flattened greenstuff over the wooden surface area and sculpted the wood grain this time instead of carving it into the plasticard like some of my previous attempts. again i wanted added details not just on the shelves but on the sides too. furniture is damn sparce in a dungeon right? so it would get used in a ramshackle sort of way.
so whats on here detail wise?
  • HQ rat on bottom shelf and books.
  • more books a decapitated and still undead zombie head a animal skull on middle shelf.
  • more books as some pots on top shelf.
  • 2 books (including chewbacca's autobiography on top shelf)
  • a coat rack on one side with a hooded cloak and quiver hanging from it
  • spider and web on other side.

see chewbacca's autobiography! :)

for the tables i wanted them to have all sorts of different things on them. it always bugged me that searching a room with an empty table would find something of value.
so i chose to have them themed. this one is kind of like a feasting table. i imagine some orcs were stoof around this getting their fill of junk they like to stuff down their over sized cake holes!

details on here?.....have a look. i guess its no fun if i keep telling you is it?

again the the theme of how i made the table should be forming like everything else. plasticard to make the table. greenstuff and spare sprue bits..oh and more spiders! gotta have spiders in dungeons right??

 more coming soon ! :)

Sunday, 21 July 2013


OK!! I've been locked away the last few week. life kicks in from time to time! and when I have had the time I've been ever expanding on my collection of Heroquest in general. one thing i always loved was the furniture in the game, those little skulls and rats you could just plug in added a great little bit of added detail. well I wanted to take it a step further! I think I may be coming out of the closet right now in admitting I have a fetish for buying sprue bits off ebay :) I literally have hundreds if not thousands of bits that ill never have much use for. but to me, that's my looting!! buying something for next to nothing (lets be honest everyone loves winning a auction) getting it, unwrapping and sifting through all the marvels inside. seriously I've got so much junk it unbelievable! but in that junk sometimes there are things that come in handy. so I've made full use off all sort of bits i could find that seemed appropriate just to push that detail level a little further and make that dungeon furniture that little bit more interesting.
I've got all of the furniture currently sitting in various states of completion. so here are the first few that I've completed so far.


nice and simple one really. i kept with the original plastic frame from the game. a little trimming and filing to soften the edges a little. plasticard for the seat and back rest, i then sculpted some simple padded seating and arm rests and glued in a empire (i think) shield emblem. this was probably the simplest and easiest to make. taking me about 20 minutes to make and about the same again to paint

Torture Rack
For this one i didnt really have much idea what i wanted to do. after searching through my bits box i didnt have too much that would benefit here, ive got hundreds of skulls! GW love skulls dont they? you cant buy anything of GW these days without it at least having 1 skull somewhere on the sprue or the base. thats not a bad thing though. I love skulls! its true!!. so detail wise on this model that i wanted over the original.
so i began chopping up some 1.5mm plasticard to form the basis of the rack. carving wood grain in as i went along. one that was completed i then made some metal base plates to put around the bottom.
one thing here i struggled with, and always have. are those studs. HOW THE HELL!!!!! do the great scultpers manage to create all these fine detailed studs on figures? its beyond me! so what did i do? i drill some tiny holes, stuck in some paper clips and trimmed them off nice and works but i want better in future.
next up i was onto the details.
cuffs. i created these with green stuff wrapped around a cotton bud tube. I smeared vaseline on the tube then rolled the green stuff around it. when it was about 50% cured i then cut it to size. when the greenstuff had fully dried i slid it off the tube, separated my cuts and then picked out the best looking cuffs from my cuts and sat them to one side for later.
next up i decided on rope to attach to those cuffs (it was a toss up over rope or chain)
to make the rope I just use some fuse wire and twist it together. for this rope i think i used 3 pieces at once. i glue each end to a old bit of sprue to work as a winder. then just twist away. it will begin to pull together and look like rope. easy right? try it. its very effective.
for the handles i used a offcut from a  bbq skewer as the log and some green stuff to build up the handles and such.

after that i needed to create some foot clamps in the same mold as the cuffs. to do this i applied the same method as the cuffs. except this time i actually put vaseline on the tubes and shaped the green stuff over the top of them.
last of all was the last few details. i threw a bone and skull on the top from my bits box (and yes it is organized into components type too. im that anal! :) )
i still wanted more though. so i tried my hand at hand sculpting a cobweb........stupid idea right? well there is the finished article.......cant say im fully happy with it. but i know im not a great sculptor. so for a first time attempt with no real techniques known how to create a good looking webbing..lets just say its not a total disaster. oh and that little black blob next to it? its a spider of course! :)

if you know where that spider is from ill coff up more details!
more to come soon