Monday, 5 September 2016

From the vaults: The Space Hulk

Many years ago, when the world was young, playful lambs frolicked in the long grass, the Ogre Kingdoms where the dream of a madman, and the Warhammer World still existed, and even BEFORE I started to go to Hampton Games Club, the esteemed Pete decided it would make sense to use his uni hols to build a space hulk. Not a whole one, obviously, but a set of modular boards to represent the glorious interior of one. Or the run down, dated interior of one. (Not the run down, gothic and skull riddled interior of one - this was before skulls were a thing even!)
Although I cannot claim to have helped with the building of this mighty edifice, I was roped in to help with painting since I owned an airbrush. Turned out to be the wrong kind of airbrush - we wanted to quickly base coat it all black, but my brush's spray pattern was too small for that to make sense. Sigh.
Any way, on Saturday some of the Infinitie Hordes of Infinity Players decided to play Infinity, and we dragged it out of it's long forgotten slumber. Well, Mk2 of it's long forgotten slumber - it'd been on top of a cupboard in my parents' house for about ten years until I took it back to the club late last year after our storage system changed around enough to allow it's majesty to return.
Therefore, here it is. The very first piece of terrain I worked on which was specifically made for HGC.






Note the ages old dust of years gone. This is not clever paintwork. It's dust.
Note also the many control panels Pete made from 40K bits, and which my brother and I then duplicated using roofing silicone for the moulds and fibreglass repair resin (which we meassured by eye and often got wrong...)
Note also the ever present 2nd ed necron, free with White Dwarf!

3 comments :

  1. Perfect for Infinity, love the sick bay, it looks like something has either crashed it way in or out at some stage. I had never thought of using roofing silicone as a mould. Very clever.

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  2. haha I just found this blog! Gold, pure hobby gold!

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