Mansions of Madness – Hunting Horrors

I’ve had this game for years now and thought it was high time I got it painted. The miniatures aren’t great, generally soft plastic, low detail, with lots of mould lines to deal with, though the later expansions do get better. So, I’m not wanting to spend a lot of time on them and these two Hunting Horrors were banged out in less than an hour (well, nearly. It did take me a little longer transferring them to the transparent bases!).

Mansions of Madness - Hunting Horrors

I’m aiming to do as much as I can with the airbrush to speed things up and these were no exception. I used Vallejo Inks in the main; sprayed a base of Green and then highlighted it up with Yellow. Added the eyes, tongue, and teeth with a brush and then lined in the scales and a few details on the wings. I used Black Ink on one and Black Green Ink on the other – I’m undecided on which looks the best.

Mansions of Madness - Hunting Horrors

The transparent bases are from TTCombat. I don’t know if this is normal with transparent bases, these are my first, but they seem really poor in terms of quality. For starters they’re not cut properly and so needed some shaping, and the edges have ridges, which I tried to polish off. There was a clear protective layer on one side, but not the other and so some got scratched before I realised that. I’m hoping it isn’t the norm and I can get some where I don’t have to spend the time on them, though I’ll use up what I’ve got first.

Transparent Base

9 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Hunting Horrors

  1. The horrors turned out great, and think the difference between them adds interest and helps define between the two. Can’t comment on the bases as I’ve never used or bought any

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    1. Thanks Dave.
      Yeah, it adds a bit of interest. It was also good for me to see how different colours work for linining in – The black works well on the scales bit I’m not so keen on the wings, whereas the the Dark Green works better the other way around!

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  2. Both look great but I really love the one without the black lines. Then again I’m a big fan of that ‘flatter’ style.

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    1. Thanks Chris.
      It’s the black lining on the wings I’m not so keen on, though the scales look okay.

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  3. I really like the way you’ve done these, they’re simple but very effective. Lovecraftian monsters always make for fun when playing with colours. I prefer the one with the black lines, it just gives more definition.

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    1. Thanks Matt. Yes, painting Lovecraft monsters gives you the freedom to play around. Compared to Fantasy, where everyone has an idea of what colour an Orc should be, here there isn’t really any preconceived ideas about what they should look like so you can fill your boots!

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  4. Seeing Mansions of Madness minis takes me back to when I first came back to the hobby! These are what I cut my teeth on, if you can believe it! I like the one with the darker shadows personally and I fully support trying to paint these minis quickly. They can be a bit of a pain to work with and their details are certainly of a board game quality. I was a fool and pinned and put mine on custom resin bases which required a lot of extra work which eventually put me off getting more expansions of the game even though it is a blast to play. I look forward to seeing more MoM minis as you get around to them 🙂

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    1. Yeah, you’re right there – a right pain to work with. Some areas have no detail and the mould lines… it’s like the moulds came in a gazillion parts there’s so many of them!
      It’s a game we play a lot of so I thought I should put the effort in and make it look presentable.
      Pity you didn’t stick with it. The mini quality gets better in the later expansions, as they’re made from a more brittle plastic that holds he detail better – and it’s still a blast to play 😉

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      1. I think it is well worth taking the time to paint them. Don’t do the custom bases like me and I think it will be manageable!

        Many of the expansions look intriguing to me so you certainly are tempting me! My co-worker is going to buy my copy of MoM so he is probably hoping I don’t follow the path you’re suggesting! 🙂

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