In another thread I began showcasing some of the alternative figures I'll be using for the official HQ expansion packs. In this thread I'll be plotting my painting progress through a big batch of previously converted models that I plan to use for HQ. These will be additional heroes, monsters etc that might get a run out in some of the fan-made quests. The whole lot is shown below, assembled on homemade bases and ready for painting.
These are figures that I've been slowly gathering from gaming events, model shops and online sellers. Much kudos will be given to any enthusiasts who can identify these models, as I am not even sure about most of them myself.
Stay tuned for regular updates.
A couple more here. Ogres from Against the Ogre Horde that I converted (quite badly) some years ago, and could now do with some TLC. In particular the sword arm of the ogre on the left needs extending in order to match his other arm, and the messy fellow on the right needs to have his bloody bib altered.
A close up of the converted dwarf hero, before painting (the model came with this paintjob when I got hold of it). The Hammer and shield was added by me, although I'm not sure yet whether I like this arrangement. Fingers crossed that this conversion makes the grade once painted.
I intend to use these two characters for the same two expansions just listed; a barbarian elder and an elven Princess. Both of them have to be rescued in the official quests. Again, I am clueless about the origin of these metal models, having picked them out of in a random assortment at a games convention. The male looks a bit "cossacky", whilst the female might be an ancient greek, but I think they'll work as intended.
These are the four heroes that I'll now be using for the Chronicles of Sir Ragnar quest pack. From left to right; Sneeks the scout, Sir Ragnar, Sarymoor the crossbowman and Garmin the Swordsman. All of them are conversions, except Sarymoor (a metal miniature). I've painted them to resemble a unified band of professional soldiers with a different colour scheme to the mercenaries. Sir Ragnar, one of the Emperor's most able lieutenants, is painted red, blue and yellow to show his command status over both these heroes and the mercs.
A close up of Sneeks and his commander.
I picture this guy captured in the moment of a brief rest, stealing himself just before he powers into action smashing monsters to bits with his lethal hammer...
This is one of the Heroes from Advanced Heroquest. I've been trying to get hold of these for a while and finally managed to pick up all 4 Heroes on the cheap. They were all in good condition except for this one - I had to add the plume, shield and an entire new sword arm (hence his inclusion on the conversion thread).
And the whole gang together;