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The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

I have been authorized to share that they will have color schemes associated with their assigned generals. You may apply actual paint if you want. The minis will be super detailed and beautiful so I may paint mine, even though Iím not a mini painter yet.

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Old August 5th, 2022, 11:14 AM
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

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I have been authorized to share that they will have color schemes associated with their assigned generals. You may apply actual paint if you want. The minis will be super detailed and beautiful so I may paint mine, even though Iím not a mini painter yet.
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

Thank you for the update! Hopefully this will calm things down just a little bit. A couple of followup questions:

1. Will the figures come pre-primed like Reaper miniatures?
2. Any news on the plastic quality and durability? Will it be similar to the original Heroscape line in that I could toss it in the bin without worry that it would break?
3. Will the miniatures come fully assembled or will they be poseable?

Thank you for keeping us updated!
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

That's good to know. Thanks for that update.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

I don’t know and I don’t know if any of those have even been decided, though I would be stunned if the minis were not in fixed poses.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

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Thank you for the update! Hopefully this will calm things down just a little bit. A couple of followup questions:

1. Will the figures come pre-primed like Reaper miniatures?
2. Any news on the plastic quality and durability? Will it be similar to the original Heroscape line in that I could toss it in the bin without worry that it would break?
3. Will the miniatures come fully assembled or will they be poseable?

Thank you for keeping us updated!
I'm not part in any way of the design team here, but my thoughts on these things that seem naturally to make sense to me pertaining to your questions. It's possible that the minis will come pre primed, but if my extensive unpainted miniatures experience goes, I would say they would probably not be due to the colored nature of them. They will probably just be made in the specific general color of the plastic color that is intended.

Plastic quality, no idea here. The crispier models tend to be with harder plastics generally make them a little more brittle. These model images look much more clean than previous scape.

I would imagine the figures would come pre-assembled. There is already an uproar over not being painted. I would doubt that they go even more down that road. The other thing that correlates with heroscape is that the line of sight regarding the targeting silhouettes really means that multi posing really wouldn't be a thing because they could be modeled for advantage. Granted, some people may not care here, but posing the models yourself puts this even more into a hobby category.

As I said before, I'm not part of the team, but do have loads of experience with various games and models and my points here stand out as pretty apparent. There is possibilities I may not be right. Either way, if I pick these up, they'll probably be hit with white primer and painted with speed paints. That's my favorite new way to paint.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

I posted this in the main 2nd edition thread since I think it might be useful to anyone less excited about the new minis being unpainted since up until three years ago I would have been in the same camp:

To anyone despairing at the idea of needing to paint your own minis, I once avoided any games with unpainted minis, or in a few cases commissioned a fellow heroscaper to paint a board game for me since I was convinced I wouldn't be able to paint whatsoever- Now I've painted probably 1000 or so detailed minis and I can honestly say I think anyone has the ability to paint at a top tier level with just a little practice.

Not only do you exponentially improve with each miniature you paint(My first painted mini was an abomination, but by the second it was a night and day difference), but unlike something like pencil sketching or canvas painting there are tons of tricks for quick and good looking results. A couple base colors with the right shades will produce something that is HS quality in no time. Ditto for contrast paints, assuming a figure has large portions that are the same color.

One thing to keep in mind if you're nervous about your results is that while Heroscape looks significantly better than things like heroclix, and are excellent pre-painted minis- That they are generally very simple paint jobs, with it being rare for a unit to have more than a smudge for a face, or any fine details. They just did a masterful job of making the paint job look great from the birds eye view you will usually be seeing them from.

Depending on the volume of units released I might do some tutorial videos on my channel to try and help ease people into this new phase of scapes. Since at least speaking personally, an important part of HS is its visual appeal and how it ignites the imagination which just doesn't go hand in hand with armies of mono colored plastic.
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

So yall are saying I should stop stripping all the paint off my old figures to make them match the new ones?
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

I still hate painting...I can do it...I just hate it.

Still looking forward to the new editions though.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

Skyknight swears that speedpaint is a thing and that it works well and quickly. That’s my plan.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

I've seen it. It's not bad at all.

I'll stick with base and contrast with a shade hear and there. That was always the one thing I hated with Bloodbowl and loved with Heroscape...but nothings perfect.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

Any chance they will sell new components only in a separate pack, especially the minis but also terrain etc., for us old folks who still have all their old terrain and other stuff? That's really the big question for me on the whole project so far.

As for painting, a number of us have been wondering if the new army cards will show "official" paint schemes for the mins for us to follow.

I understand that the marketing of Heroquest is the model, but I'm not taking that literally, but more for the communication aspect. (I owned HQ back when it came out--wish I'd kept the minis)!
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