Heyhey, I’m back, and here’s the finished Space Hulk Librarian!
After the jump you’ll find more pictures of finished Space Hulk Terminators (in blue no less!) and other stuff from long ago and far, far away…
I’m really out of things to say about the Space Hulk terminators. 😀 I painted three sets of the guys over the past 4 years. It was nice painting a differently coloured set for once as I really dig the Ultramarines Terminators colour scheme.
As a little bonus if you will, here is a bunch of minis from that new boardgame by FFG, Imperial Assault. They’re pretty much tall 28mm figures, kinda like Warhams:
Being made by FFG (or whoever makes minis for them), they’re cast in that soft, wobbly plastic which always comes with rather annoying mold lines, but the minis themselves are rather nice.
Actually just a few minutes into painting Vader I remembered all the reasons why
he still is the coolest bad guy ever and put on a “imperial march 10
hours” video on youtube on (I didn’t listen to it all the way through 😛 ). I tend to forget it and get annoyed (mostly due to people posting
star wars related “humour” or references.), but Star Wars is
cool. I don’t like the prequels, I’m not passionate about the upcoming
film or watch any of the animated tv shows, but I don’t have to. There’s
the original three films, they’re fine, and that’s that. It’s like with
Neon Genesis Evangelion or 40k. Just because something stupid has the same label on it doesn’t make the good stuff any worse. It’s always about picking what one likes and stick to that I guess.
The rules seem to be based on Descent2 (the dungeon crawler, not the video game 😉 ). I only ever played the first Descent and found it to be alrightish. But of course it’s a good source for 28mm Star Wars minis which you can proceed to use for what ever you like. The thing about Star Wars gaming is that it’s got this interesting mix of lots of guns with a few very skilled supernatural swordsmen in between. Somehow I think that the Ronin rules should work very well for such stuff. Or, if you prefer the gun part, go with Tomorrow’s War or Flying Lead maybe (or that ‘wacky sci-fi’ version of Flying Lead. I think it’s called something like Song of Mutants and Rayguns?)
Anyway, hope you like the minis!
Agree with Jorge, nice Terminators. The Star Wars minis look much better than I had anticipated, especially the brightly coloured rebels. And Vader even got a real lightsaber^^
That blue on the terminators is really nice. Good job.
Just a question, but you didn't feel the need to remove the Blood Angels iconography? I did my set based off of the Deathwing terminators and changed up a few things (shoulder plates, some complete changes of bodies, added brass etchings, etc.), Just wondering. Termis look great!
@Jorge: Thanks very much, Jorge! I'll see if I've got the time. It's on my list!
@Anon: Cheers. Considering the lighting conditions on a gaming table I prefer things to be brightly coloured rather than have them look like brown and grey blobs on the table. 🙂
@Navarro: Thanks muchly, Sir! Your ongoing input is appreciated.
@Steven: Very good question. When I the order for non-red SH terminators came in the first thing I inquired was if I should remove the BA icnonography as well and replace it with UM icons or something else. The client said he doesn't bother, so I didn't change anything.
Thus the Knights of the Chalice were born, a UM successor chapter. Their chapter master once had the ONE job of transporting some saint's blood in a cup from one sector to another. Due to Warp sickness the chapter master, who guarded the chalice himself, tumbled and tipped over the container and the blood was spilled. Since then the Knights of the Chalice are on a penitent crusade including such nasty missions such as cleansing Space Hulks of all kinds of things and other 'mopping up' actions (hur. hur. hur.).
But yeah, essentially I'm only following orders. I'd replace the iconography if they were my minis, but I also understand the client not wanting to add the extra time and pay extra for such a change. But sure, if a unit of my minis wear the wrong kind of hat or canteen or something I tend to change it. Would have loved to change the icons too of course because it's a cool project, but oh well. I've got the suspicion that this isn't the last time I painted Space Hulk 2009 terminators. 😉
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Could you please make a tutorial on painting the blue armour of the terminators? They look awesome!!!