View Full Version : Painting Space Hulk

10-09-2009, 21:48
So how are you going to go about painting your SPACE HULK?

Are you going to keep them akin with the Games WOrkshop look? or, do you plan on painting them in a very different style?

What are steps are you hoping to take in painting your Blood Angels and Genestealers?

Wednesday Friday Addams
10-09-2009, 21:52
White dwarf guide here.

10-09-2009, 21:54
I plan on painting the terminators as close to the GW models as possible, but I think i'm going to go darker on the Genestealers. I would like to use black on them but I'm not sure how that would do with all the detail. I may test it on one of my spare Gaunt minis.

10-09-2009, 21:54



10-09-2009, 23:55
Dry brushing genestealers like in the old days-not using ink.

11-09-2009, 00:28
My 'stealers are going in the Green and Purple of my 'nid army if they aren't on too much scenery. The ones with a lot of terrain are going in classic colours, and will likely join my hybrids in Necromunda purges.

Meanwhile the Terminators are already added to my 21st founding Space Marine force.

11-09-2009, 00:36
Dry brushing genestealers like in the old days-not using ink.

So, you based the GS with a dark blue and purple. Then dry brushed a light blue on top of both?

Looks pretty effective.

Normally I don't like dry brushing since it is hard to keep it from getting onto the wrong areas. But if you used the same color on all parts of the body, then it might work really nice.

11-09-2009, 00:47
well I being adapting so they can fit in round bases termies and broodlord on 40mm and the most of the stealers in 25mm, with the exception of 5 stealeras that they have larger diorama base. All of them look pretty good.
Im going to be using simple color scheme liche purple/hormagaunt purple for the bodies and tentacle pink for the heads, hands, claws and joints.
I havent decide on the termies yet either in a black/red color scheme like blooddrinkers, or a full black with red markings like death company since I like the story that previously almost all blood angels died and the remaining are too frantic for the looses.

12-09-2009, 20:50
Personally I am going with an angels vermillion colour scheme (very dark red coming to slightly lighter at the edges on the marines.

The stealers I am going with the classic GW paint scheme with the blue/purple.

12-09-2009, 22:43
I've been tempted to paint them in another chapters colours but to be honest it wouldn't really be Space Hulk without the Blood Angels in my mind.
I'm going the whole hog with mine, re-basing them, giving them name plates, the whole nine yards.

12-09-2009, 23:39
Mine will be in my usual streaky style :) More pictures on my site in sig!


Wednesday Friday Addams
12-09-2009, 23:47
I love the glowing eyes.

13-09-2009, 00:57
Dezartfox, you have some great paintjobs there. I was looking through the closeups on your site and it occurred to me that your blood effect must be some kind of paint+goop mix. What is the recipe?

13-09-2009, 14:27
I've gotten my former club's chairman to paint my Terminators and objectives. His worst paintjob is better than my best. And he does it in a little over a week. Best. Money. Spent. Ever. Second. To. Space. Hulk. Itself.

And I've got my cousin painting my Genestealers in his own 12.000 Tyranid army's scheme. Neat. White and green, basically.

13-09-2009, 14:56
Amazing paint job!

13-09-2009, 18:19
I've made a start on mine today. I'm sticking reasonably closely to the studio colour scheme and the 'stealers are pretty easy to paint up well.

I've seen some done up nicely to go well with the Alien films but I didn't know if I'd be able to carry it off myself.

13-09-2009, 18:27
I really like the glowing effects. Maybe i'll try to do my own in my own termintors. For the time being one one squad is mostly complete.