Archive for April, 2009

Work continues…slowly

Posted in Space Hulk with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by modhail

Well, work has started again. Partly thanks to the rumours of GW rereleasing Space Hulk somewhere in the latter half of this year. But mostly thanks to the inspiring and enthousiastic people over at www.dakkadakka.com.

The whole =I=munda “thing” some of them are pursueing is very inspiring and just happened to mesh nicely with what I had in mind for alternate uses for my Space Hulk terrain. (If I’m going through all this trouble to build it, I’ll certainly want to get the absolute maximum use out of it!)

I had my Space Hulk stuff set out for a couple of weeks already, but couldn’t find the impetus to start working on it again.

So after being inspired to build a small spacebound salvage crew:

The salvage crew, lowlives all...

The salvage crew, lowlives all...

The impetus was there, they needed a derelict spaceship to loot after all…

I had a week off, spanning Easter. Between obligations, I used those days to finish the section I had started on, but left unfinished, during my previous period of work on the Space Hulk. Once finished, that section, and it’s companion, that I had been lying around fully built, saw paint at last:

2 corridors, painted 15-04-2009

2 corridors, painted 15-04-2009

 

They are meant to represent “mid-decks” corridors: not the cramped, messy, machine-filled corridors of the lower decks, where the ratings dwell, but still quite apart from the opulent luxury of the commanding officers’ quarters.

They’re the type of corridors where you would encounter junior officers, ships’ aides, low ranking tech-adepts and other such functionaries. The level of ornamentation is meant to represent that, while still giving off a clear industrial image.

This is what all the finished pieces so far look when put together:

So far everything forms a coherent whole, with each section still showing individual character.  So far so good.

As always, more images can be found here.