Space Hulk re-paint begins

I finished my “proof of concept” paint job on my old 1st edition Space Hulk Terminators. Well, on one of them anyway. I usually paint one figure in the colors I’ve decided on to see if it all comes together, before I go and do a whole unit.

For these Terminators, I painted them in the colors of my old WH40K Space Marine chapter, the Rising Suns. Obviously, there is a Japanese motif. The base color is grey, which reminds me of the color of old warships. The helmet is white, which symbolizes death. The left shoulder has the rising sun emblem. The various kanji characters are hi/fire (right shoulder), shi/death (storm bolter), and shi/four (left knee). The texture on the base is just painted on, and I added a thin strip of paper to give it a little relief and resemble the decking printed on the Space Hulk tiles.

It’s not the best job I ever did, and the camera reveals lots of flaws up close, but I think these Terminators will look good on the table! At least I think my technique has improved over the first paint job I did on them 20 years ago!

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2 Responses to “Space Hulk re-paint begins”

  1. Bruce Weevil Says:

    Threatening. I didn’t think the colors would work but when I saw the full model I was impressed. Despite the light blue, the terminator looks potent. All business and ready to tear some Genestealers apart. Well done!

  2. […] The spirit has moved me to start repainting my old 1st Edition Space Hulk models again. I dug out the first Terminator I did last year and re-did him a bit, bringing him more in line with the color scheme of the regular Space Marines […]

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