Saturday 27 February 2016

Classic Space Hulk blog #5


Bother Goriel's 3rd edition version shows him heavily cut up by rending claws from a surprise Genestealer attack. He's holding the left-overs from one of these beasts in his hand and steps over the remains of another.

I tried to cover as much of the current versions theme and carry it over to the old monopose Terminator figure. Here is my result:

Brother Goriel:

Sunday 21 February 2016

Classic Space Hulk blog #4


Brother Omnio, in his 3rd edition version carries a scanner device built into his power glove. I wanted to one like these for my troops, so I added a communicator from the RT era accessories sprue to his belt.

Brother Omnio:

Sunday 14 February 2016

Classic Space Hulk blog #3


This time it's Brother Deino with his modified Stormbolter (taken from an Advanced Space Crusade plastic Scout Bolt Pistol):

Saturday 13 February 2016

"Rynn's World" - a Rogue Trader 40k campaign: Crimson Fists Tactical Squads

Some of the Marines I have shown before, but they've been increased in numbers with more boltgun carrying Marines and the flamers have been added to the squads.



Tuesday 9 February 2016

Classic Space Hulk blog #2


Small update on my Space Hulk Blood Angels and another conversion - if you want to call attaching a hacked-to-shape close combat attachment from my Rogue Trader plastics "conversion" ^^

Chainfist toting Brother Valencio:

Sunday 7 February 2016

"Rynn's World" - a Rogue Trader 40k campaign: Crimson Fists Devastator Squads

Hi. You have seen some of the minatures on display here before. However, I finally got around painting the missing parts for two complete squads. So, here we are now (2 missile launchers and one more Sergeant with scanner device):

Devastator Squads #1
  and #2

Saturday 6 February 2016

Classic Space Hulk blog #1

Hello everybody.

I know its been a long time since my last post. And though I have not posted, progress was made on various projects. I will show you pictures, that's a promise. ^^

One thing that I did do a short time before Christmas last year was starting a massive Space Hulk collection.
That's right, Games Workshop's old board game classic. While the game has gone through four reincarnations since its first release in 1989 I didn't want any of the recent versions. What I wanted though was huge: everything ever released for Space Hulk 1st edition in good condition and all scenarios that were ever printed somewhere. I found a compendium that Berthold Nüchter compiled and it speaks of a grand total of 81 (76 if you don't have two core sets) missions that were released in White Dwarf issues over the years or different books, to include mission books of the other editions of the core game.
With the "Deathwing" expansion pack arriving two days ago I now have everything ever released for the this all time classic.
Since I own two core sets, I have plenty of Terminators to fiddle around with and so I will in the end start painting some to expand my Rogue Trader Crimson Fists army and the other half will be Blood Angels. The latter were the Space Marines mentioned in most campaigns (though there was the obvious Dark Angels "Deathwing" campaign and some Space Wolves missions and some minor Ultramarine or Imperial Fist stories plus missions in White Dwarf and the expansion book "Space Hulk: Campaigns"). I would like to play through all 81 mission with the Blood Angels.

So, my overall ebay and store haul was:

A programmable digital timer to replace the hourglass
1st Edition Space Hulk core set (German)
1st Edition Space Hulk core set (English)
1st Edition expansion pack "Deathwing" (2x)
1st Edition expansion pack "Genestealers"
1st Edition expansion set "Campaigns" (hard cover book)
2nd Edition core game's missions book (because of two more campaigns for the Blood Angels)
3rd Edition rules (just to see the differences) and mission book
3rd Edition complete marker and tokens set (1st edition lacks some of the newer+handy tokens)
all UK White Dwarfs that had missions and expansion rules and/or card sections for Space Hulk:
WD #147
WD #149
WD #158
WD #197
WD #199
WD #201
WD #203

I was able to get most of the games in unpunched condition, miniatures still on sprues. All WD issues had their card sections still untouched. The expansion packs aren't missing a single piece. What can I say? A happy man I am ^^

Like my Rogue Trader army shows, I am in love with GW's old stuff. The miniatures of those lost days are having their own charm and all it needs is some dedication to show it once you paint your figures.

So without any further delay I present (a little conversion)

Brother Leon