Archive for September, 2009

Space Hulk – still soakin’

Posted in 40K, Minis, WIP with tags , , on September 24, 2009 by stingersix

Well, my project to repaint my old 1st edition Space Hulk minis proceeds apace. However, I’m still soaking my plastic Terminators in Green Stuff to strip the old paint. I put them into a jar full of it almost two weeks ago and the paint is only just beginning to soften. I guess the paint I used 20 years really cured on to the plastic! Anyway, I’ll give them a few more days and go at them with a stiff toothbrush. Hopefully the paint will come off.

Green Stuff has always done the job with an overnight soaking. So I’m a little surprised it’s been nearly two weeks!

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Space Hulk 1st Edition – Operation Re-paint!

Posted in 40K, Blather, Minis, Nostalgia, WIP with tags , , , on September 13, 2009 by stingersix

So, with the utterly lovely new Space Hulk out, and my not buying a copy since I still have all my old 1st Edition stuff, I’ve decided that re-painting the old 1E Marines and Stealers from the original game is going to be my next project (now that I have finished my Space Lords).

I have all the original minis from the set I first bought in 1989 (none missing), including the Genestealer Hybrids. I also have some lead to go along with all that – two squads of metal Terminators, a Genestealer Magus and even a Patriarch!

But I’ll keep my goals reasonable to start with and re-paint the original Terminator minis that came with the game. I recall painting them 20 years ago, and I think my technique has improved a little since then. This time, I’m really going to try and do them justice. I played dozens and dozens of games of Space Hulk with these minis and these battle scarred veterans have won more than their share of glory.

Here’s what these guys look like, 20 years on.

The original Terminator miniatures; two 5-man squads

The original Terminator miniatures; two 5-man squads


Sergeant in the lead

Sergeant in the lead


Flamer

Flamer


These battle-scarred Marines have served proudly for 20 years! Time for a re-fit!

These battle-scarred Marines have served proudly for 20 years! Time for a re-fit!

The first thing I have to do is strip the paint off of them, so into the Simple Green they go!

Obviously some sort of Adeptus Mechanus rejuvenation fluid.

Obviously some sort of Adeptus Mechanus rejuvenation fluid.

I’ll talk about my new color scheme once I have them stripped and re-primed!

Cybertech Bunkerbreakers – Finished!

Posted in Minis with tags , , , , on September 11, 2009 by stingersix

I’ve got my EM4 Spacelords Cybertech Bunkerbreaker minis finished! I’m using these guys as a special forces unit in the Stargrunt games we’ve got going. They’re specialists in operating in hostile and difficult environments – vacuum, zero-g, poisonous atmosphere, etc. Yes, those are AT-43 Fire Toads. I’m statting these out as Size 2 walkers in SG. The factory grey pre-painted scheme matches what I’ve got on the infantry, though I may repaint – or maybe not. Anyway, I think they look pretty good alongside the infantry and the APCs. The two APCs are paper models designed by and available on the Toposolitario website.

Here we go.

Here’s the infantry.

Three sections of six men each.

Three sections of six men each.


2nd Squad

2nd Squad


4th Squad

4th Squad


6th Squad

6th Squad


Plasma gunners

Plasma gunners


Plasma gunner aiming

Plasma gunner aiming


Command section - Platoon leader, missile launcher, plasma gunner

Command section - Platoon leader, missile launcher, plasma gunner


Platoon Leader

Platoon Leader


Plasma Gunner

Plasma Gunner


Missile Launcher

Missile Launcher


Overhead shot of the platoon

Overhead shot of the platoon


1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th PAU Marines

1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th PAU Marines