I'm sure that many of you will have played Heroquest at one time or another, and possibly one of its many expansions such as Wizards of Morcar. Part of the appeal of Heroquest and its expansions was that they came with a set of plastic figures based on characters and races from the scenarios covered, and therefore it was unnecessary to purchase additional figures. What you may not know is that many of these plastic figures had metal prototypes which did not see general release. There are always subtle differences between the plastic production figures and their equivalent metal prototypes.
I am planning a future post dedicated to the topic of metal prototypes of plastic Citadel Miniatures, but the focus of this particular post are the unreleased metal prototypes of the Heroquest: Wizards of Morcar figures painted by Dave Perry. Dave has done a grand job of painting these figures using a subtle yet beautiful colour palette.
These figures are very rare, and I would love to acquire some. If you know of any please get in touch - excellent reward offered!
For comparison with the production plastic version , please see the following image (which I found on the Ye Olde Inn website).
Amazing painting on equally amazing sculptsReplyDelete
Neat sculpts and love the pjs.ReplyDelete
Agreed...wonderful paint jobs!ReplyDelete
Ah, those metal masters are very nice models. Incidentally, the pictures of the models around the edge of the Heroquest box tray are of the metal masters, rather than the actual minis you get in the game. I spotted the difference when I first got the game years ago, but never knew why until much later when I found out about them being master versions!ReplyDelete
Great find! I'm going to use these as a painting reference for sure :DReplyDelete
wonderful!! Can you tell me if sizes are the same of the heroquest models?ReplyDelete
I've the sensations that metal models are a little bit bigger (and more detailed)
What about the HeroQuest expansions from the USA? Who sculpted those Yeti's, Giant Wolves, and female heroes? Anybody with info on this?ReplyDelete
You can find out more about unpublished HeroQuest boxes here: www.toco.be/ahqReplyDelete
Here's one: http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/Citadel-Advanced-Heroquest-Unreleased-Wizard-/201070867972?pt=Games_US&hash=item2ed0c1f604ReplyDelete
Thanks but unfortunately it's the wrong wizard.Delete
I have a metal Orc version but it has the standard heroquest base.ReplyDelete
I don't know what version it is. Does anyone have any info on this?
Could you send me a picture of it?Delete