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    Space Hulk 1st edition

    Hello, welcome to my SpaceHulk painting log. I paint SpaceHulk first edition and maybe later some Star Quest / Space Cusade stuff. I'm adding chaos terminators and other stuff.

    I have two sets of the first edition of SpaceHulk and the expansions. I really don't like the Genestealer expansion psychic rules for first edition, they're too time consuming, complex and boring, am no fan of hybrids either. I'll just skip what I don't like and add what I do like.

    In this plog I will show the progress in painting the miniatures, making extra board sections and a carring case and also creating some house rules. I will also try to create special missions.

    In Space Hulk, a model is placed in an angle of 0, 90, 180 or 270 degrees only. With the original round bases, you always have to place the models just right or else you'll get questionable situations concerning line of sight wich can influence the game. So I deceided to give the models square bases. These look great on the square tiles of the game and no more questions about the position of models.

    Right now I'm making the first squad of Imperial Fists terminators. I'm trying to use just the first edition terminators to hold on to that old school feel. Terminators will get the Crux Terminatus on their left shulderpad. I'm probably adding Ultramarines, Blood Angels, and Space Wolves terminators, as well as Chaos terminators.

    Here are the first contributions, these are 25 third edition SpaceHulk doors, dirtied up a little... Although the original artwork is pretty neat, I want the interior of the spacehulk to look more like some neglected sewers. The first edition doors are flimsy and the stands on these 3rd edition ones are great.

    Also some work in progress on the Imperial Fists. I've added a grille on their backs to hide the huge holes originaly on these minatures. I also removed the antennas, as anyone of you who ever playd SH first edition, knows these break very easily.










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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    Nice conversions! I love the atmostpheric painting style too. I have an unpainted set of 1st edition, hopefully this'll inspire me!

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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    Thanks Tomxj!

    I've assembled 2 full squads of 10 space marines. Imperial Fists and Space Wolves. I've added the crux terminus to all their shoulderpads.

    The Imperial Fists have the grills on their backs and the Space Wolves cloaks hides the holes in the back of these models.
    I used wolfcloak from the goblin wolfrider sprue as pelts for the Space Wolves. They have two marines equiped with lightning claws.

    The flamers have extended barrels.

    The captain for the Imperial Fists is the old classic terminator captain. I replaced the powersword with a new and larger one. My model missed the grenade launcher so i made one from a storm bolter. Same goes for the Space Wolves captain. What I really want to do with the captain models is to give them a transparant helmet. It's so unrealistic to see them running around without any form of protection for their face. I tried so called transparant clay that's used for necklaces and such. No succes, as this clay is not transparant at all. So I'm always looking for a solution for this problem and one fine day I'll bump into a transparant piece of glass or something that will fit the captains armour.

    Still some greenstuff work to do, for instance the armour shape of modern models will be shaped in the way the first edition space hulk plastics are.




















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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    Looking good

    I`ve just started painting a bunch of genestealers for the 1st Space Hulk so I will post up some pics once I get organised.

    Keep up the good work

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    Thanks Darkness Screamer! Here are 27 genestealers, which I've finished for a while but wanted to take beter pictures of.










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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    Is the assault cannon from Space Crusade? I just had deja vu because I remember doing the same conversion to my 1st ed Space Hulk Terminators.

    This thread is very nostalgic for me!
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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    This is the captian and groupshots of the 2 squads, one led by a sergeant and one by the captain. I gave the sergeant lightningclaws and a bigger Crux Terminus on his shoulderpad, to make him stand out.

    The water transfers were a pain to attach to the sloped shoulderpads of the Imperial Fists marines. I had to make 3 precise cuts before they settled remotely even. That's why, instead of buying some Spacewolf transfers, I deceided to try to paint the wolf emblems on.










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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    @Harwammer, yes, these are the assaultcannons from Space crusade, or Star Quest as the game is known here :-)

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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    The Space Wolves Captain. I greenstuffed the ears and made the beard longer. He's equipped with a powerfist with built in granade launcher and a thunderhammer.










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    And a groupshot of the two space wolves squads. One again led by a captain and one by a sergeant with lightning claws and a larger crux terminus on his shoulder pad to recognise him during the game.






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    Re: Space Hulk 1st edition

    So glad I checked back to this thread! The 1st ed Terminator conversions are really well done.
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