Sunday, December 26, 2021

Plastics Too

With this Blog now 10 years old I have been trying to wrap up some old projects this year. In 2017 I posted the heros from the various original "Quest" boardgames.

My HeroQuest set has been waiting 5 years for me to get back to it. The primary delay was that I wanted to have painted accessories rather than the original printed card. Various options had started to become available and this year I opted to enter the world of 3D printing specifically with HeroQuest furniture as an initial project for my bottom of the line Photon. 

The Monsters


 After some initial trial and error, my expectations of 3D printing were significantly exceeded. The universe of STL files and digital sculpts has been an enjoyable timesink. I really should have paid more attention initially to souces and sculptors as I dont know where many of these came from. Yes, I had a particularly squished copy of the fireplace so I cut out the portrait and the fire rather than paint them.

I also started on a few figs from another classic game (I never played); Dark World.

Over the last few years inexpensive plastics have been finding a place in my collection  Reaper Bones, Wizkids (even pre-painted), and miniatures from any game. - Mostly I focus on monsters. creatures and accessories because scale and proportion dont matter as much as with heros and NPCs - and these figures often have a very loose idea of scale. Consistent basing seems to be the key to make everything work together.

Reaper Bones

Various, mostly Wizkids

1 comment:

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed this post. I may even try to afford one of those printers