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Still beautiful after all these years

The Warhammer World Facebook page posted a few pictures of the classic Warhammer Quest diorama from the mid-1990s. I posted some pics of my own after I visited, but these are way better, so in case you blinked and missed the Facebook post, here they are:

The colours are still incredibly bright after all these years.

Classic orc models hanging out on a chequerboard floor, with bow strings!

The classic Warhammer Quest wizard flaunts his right to bare arms, and looks down the full depth of the display.

In the ‘red room’ a chaos summoner has brought one bloodletter statue to life, the second may soon follow, while underneath the barbarian kicks a skeleton like it’s a game of Heroquest or something.

Look out, little Slayer! This must be the falling floor, as a snotling dangles from the ledge above, a slayer tumbles into a pit trap, and an elf archer stands on a rickety rope bridge. Amazing the paint jobs that can be coaxed out of those one-part plastics by a talented brush.

Also I see I’m not the only one to have issues with glare when photographing at Warhammer World. This diorama was put together by Mike McVey to celebrate Warhammer Quest, and still looks amazing today.

5 comments on “Still beautiful after all these years

  1. imperialrebelork
    September 19, 2021

    Wow. I’ve never seen it before. It’s a great piece of art

    Liked by 1 person

    • davekay
      September 20, 2021

      Yes, I still think about this one from time to time, including his use of forced perspective where the pieces like doorways in the background were deliberately made smaller to look further away.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. backtothehammer
    September 19, 2021

    I think I’m going to have to book a day off work just to do a mission up to warhammer world one day. Hmmm maybe a bday treat. I just want to see so many of these classics in the flesh

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mikko
    September 19, 2021

    Amazing stuff and brings back so many memories. That’s the Warhammer aesthetic I started out my miniaturing with in the mid-90s.

    Liked by 1 person

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