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Space Hulk Tactics Hobby Challenge: One step beyond. (now inc. Space Hulk: The Movie....)

Space Hulk Tactics Hobby Challenge: One step beyond. (now inc. Space Hulk: The Movie....)

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Space Junk - Space Hulk terrain from trash!

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One of the things that I’ve noticed since becoming a wargamer, and a wargamer on a budget, is that you can see potential conversion and terrain potential in all sorts of random objects.

Polystyrene and cardboard packaging are obvious ones, but I find myself grabbing kids bottle caps, interesting plastic cartons, random plumbing bits and plastic pipes from the B&Q (hardware store) throw out etc. Ladies & Gentlemen, I have become a hoarder of trash and it drives my wife mad – she knows I have a dedicated drawer for this junk, but she isn’t aware of the area of the shed for  storing larger items of my “collection” – I have two different kids toy castles picked up from a charity shop for example!

Anyway, a couple of years ago when I replaced my ancient PC I took it apart and saw the “potential” in it that this Space Hulk hobby challenge has brought to the fore….

Hobby steps:

  • Strip PC keeping interesting looking  bits
  • Hide said bits in the shed for 2 years
  • Dust off PC bits, pat yourself on the back for the visionary genius you showed 2 years ago – yes indeed it IS perfect for Space Hulk
  • Prime black
  • Dusting of grey primer for texture
  • Zenithal spray of silver
  • Add minis
  • Make requisite pew-pew sounds!

Here are some pictures of it in various states of set up, but the video is where you will get most of the info and detail.

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