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!

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition

The Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition Starter Set

This is where it all started when I was 16. My family was in Melbourne visiting my aunt’s family when I stumbled upon this at a store. I managed to convince my parents to pick this up for me & my brother which is how I came to own this piece of Warhammer 40K nostalgia.

Unfortunately I never did play with them much as a teen & I had no clue how to paint em’. My brother and I couldn’t quite grasp the complex rules and it wasn’t fun to play with gray plastic; which led to the entire set going into storage until that faithful day last year when I stumbled upon the Warhammer store in Publika.

My dad brought down the set from my hometown last year; which helped to kick-off my current Warhammer 40K obsession. I can’t remember how much we paid for the set but that box certainly came with a lot of stuff. There’s a certain amount charm to these older minis and I’m glad I have em’.

Anyways, I primed and painted the Space Marine half of the set as Ultramarines and voila; they look pretty “cute”. Stocky. Cookie cutter. I love em!

If you’re a Malaysian Warhammer 40K fan, what was your first experience of the grimdark world of the 41st millennium? Do share your stories with everyone.

Thousand Sons Mobile Wallpaper

I was attending a webinar by WebinarNinja featuring Canva, which is a great tool for non-designers to churn out design work using a plethora of easy-to-use templates.

Anyways, as I was watching the webinar I got super inspired and looked around for images I had lying around my PC so I could mess around with Canva. I stumbled upon a Magnus image I had and voila!

Here’s a piece of free content for all you Thousand Sons fans in the pixelated style of the StormGate Games logo to be used as your mobile wallpaper. Just download it to your smartphone & set it as your wallpaper!

My First Post

I’ve been in the hobby for about a year now and in that short span of time I’ve grown quite a bit as a painter & hobbyist. The one thing I lack now is actual time spent playing Warhammer 40K & Kill Team games!

Even though I don’t have as much games under my belt but that’s OK I guess as it makes it all the more exciting that I’ll be able to play with all the painted stuff I have once COVID-19 is under control.

I’m really looking forward to connecting with more folks through Malaysia and beyond about the hobby in person once movement controls are loosened permanently.

And that’s something to look forward to!