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    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 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






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    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:







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






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


    Brother Omnio:




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    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 version's theme and carry it over to the old monopose Terminator figure. Here is my result:

    Brother Goriel:






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    Re: Classic Space Hulk blog

    Great stuff, keep it up. The old models still hold up and your conversions are cool. Look forward to seeing more

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    I love it! Brother Leon is my favourite so far...

    Are you going to model any of the helmetless marines from the set - if so do you have access to old school faces like the plastic scouts?

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    Lovely. Old school is the best!

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    I have finished my first Sergeant. Not all Classic Space Hulk missions have Sergeants equipped with Power Sword. For those that do I was thinking about how to add the sword to the monopose figure and decided the best solution will be using a sheathed one.

    Sergeant Lorenzo:





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    I have finished yet another Marine for classic Space Hulk. This time its Heavy Flamer toting Brother Zael.

    Now this one is a bit weird. For some reason I have figures out of the original boxed sets that I own which are not casted correctly. The whole side where the stormbolter is located is kind of crooked.
    For that reason the flamer cannot be pushed all the way towards the shoulder pad. Anyways, it will do the job and add another marine to the squad.
    Brother Zael:






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    Re: Classic Space Hulk blog

    Time for more Space Hulk. In the wake of the return of the Genestealer Cults to the 40k universe, I have started to dig out the unpainted classics that belong to the "Genestealer" expansion of the core game. Using the modern miniature's paintjobs as a guideline, I came up with this bad boy. How do you like him?

    I used some Imperial Guards bitz (speaker of a vox-caster and chainsword) and an old Space Marine Boltgun to which I added a shoulder-strap.






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    Very much liking your hybrid. Fun and characterful.
    Warseer - destruction testing 40k since 2005!

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    For the Space Hulk "Campaigns" addition I need a lot of Genestealer Hybrids with a variety of weapons. After counting and noting on a piece of paper the different loadouts I need to assemble I noticed that I need four unarmed Hybrids. In the "Campaigns" supplement the unarmed ones are psykers. Now I kind of figured that they probably would not run without anything to defend themselves with against the Imperium's forces sent after them. So, instead of "unarmed" I built my first two Hybrids that use improvised weapons.
    Let's imagine that they were just taking whatever tools lay around them. Being part of a mining colony I thought digging equipment like shovels and pickaxes would be the most likely ones.





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    Love your old school painting style. These mini's are a lot less cluttered with details than the current SH terminators, wich makes them look much better imho. Anyway, you did a terrific job on them. Makes me want to break out my own SH set!


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    Gah, mould lines (my pet hate).

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