Space Hulk: Part 1

I picked up a brand new copy of Space Hulk quite some time ago and put it into storage thinking that I’d break the box out once I’ve made bigger progress with my pile of gray but fate had other plans for me.

A month or so ago someone sold me a copy of the game second-hand for a really decent price. Which meant I could keep my shrink-wrapped copy pristine and get this new set playable. In fact, I pretty much assembled all the minis in one sitting.

As a treat for making good progress with my other minis I decided to start painting em’ as a treat. Here’s my progress so far.

Key Learnings:
  • For older minis the plastic can be quite brittle (in the case of the Space Hulk ones especially. I’m not sure what plastic was used when this set first came out back in the day
  • For minis that are chock full of detail; painting them assembly style is kinda boring; it’s a lot more interesting to complete a full mini even though it does take more time
  • It pays to brighten up the colours after a wash even though it increases the total project time
  • Space Hulk minis are pretty cool
Colours Used

The armour plating, cyborg & human bits

  • Mephiston Red
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Corax White
  • Talassar Blue
  • Abaddon Black
  • Reikland Fleshshade (wash)

Cloth, skulls, chains, purity seals, etc.

  • Naggaroth Night
  • Retributor Armour
  • Leadbelcher
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Reikland Fleshshade (wash)
  • Nuln Oil (wash)

The weapons

  • Averland Sunset
  • Retributor Armour
  • Leadbelcher
  • Retributor Armour
  • Reikland Fleshshade (wash)
  • Nuln Oil (wash)

Stay tuned for more progress on the rest of the Space Hulk minis!

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