Thursday, 6 June 2019

Heritage Models Inc. Dungeon Dwellers - adventure party painted!


Over the years I've posted various articles on Heritage Models (linky) but I don't think I've painted many (barring the John Carter sculpts for an article here) until now! The Old School Miniatures Facebook page (here) is a great source of discussion and inspiration and it got me to thinking I'd not painted enough! The Dungeon Dwellers line came over to the UK back in the day but I didn't get many pieces, concentrating instead on the homegrown Citadel ranges. I did have a bunch of the Heritage / Hinchliffe pieces and even painted a group of their undead......still standing proudly in one of my figure drawers today.....I really must dust them off. Note the early Citadel shield transfers.....


Anyway, I was noting the regular posting of great Heritage paint jobs on the group and, seeing as my own paint mojo had deserted me due to my needing to paint multiple Tenoch for the next Kickstarter, I decided to start a labour of love. The result are ok, tabletop quality suitable to roaming the dungeon deeps of old.

Group shot to kick it off...........


Edit 14th June; Elf added, badly cast original lead so now has an eye patch and a replacement sword.


Classic fighter...


Druid...




Fighter / henchman....


   
Every party need a Gnome......



Henchman or thief type..........


  
Another classic fighter or maybe a ranger.....



Fighter - henchman - thief?


I painted the cross on the back and did wonder why he'd have a cross there...possibly a protective charm......I've since been told that should be a dagger......doh!


Classic thief...............



  
Just one creature....a Pit Fiend I think.......


There will be more added once I receive my order off Michael Thomas at Classic Miniatures. Michael bought the molds and rights to many of the old Heritage ranges and is a great fellow to chat to about the hobby. If you want to discover more about the range there is also David Campbell's wonderful site https://ddwzrd.com/, a collector's guide to all things Dungeon Dwellers. Most Heritage Models are pictured on the outstanding Lost Minis WIKI to which I try and contribute whenever new old lead comes my way.

Today is also the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. As usual I am in awe of the sacrifice of those brave souls. I have had the privilege of watching the BBC 'D-Day 75' this morning which featured live coverage of the commemorative service at Bayeux War Cemetery. Heroes one and all.