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Space Hulk Table VLOG Project

Space Hulk Table VLOG Project

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Project Blog by johnlyons

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About the Project

In tandem with the VLOG, this project will follow the process of creating an awesome Space Hulk table to get you all inspired for the Space Hulk Tactics Hobby Challenge Check out the Vlog series here: https://www.beastsofwar.com/tag/spacehulktablevlog/

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Priming and Interior Decorating

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Skill 6
Idea 7
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It’s about time I updated this, as the Vlog has moved on a fair bit. So now the build of all the components is finished, it’s time to move on and prime the parts. For this I used matt Black (I have Army Painter but any brand will work well) For the doors I used a Gun Metal spray just to make them stand out a little, which will continue to do so after weathering.

Now that the layout looks nice and sleek, it’s time to ramp up the 40k feel to it. For this, I am taking parts from an Imperial City set and integrating them as much as possible into the table. The idea I have is to try and theme the larger rooms quite heavily while keeping the corridor sections fairly “plain” with just the occasional piece of iconography and a lot of cabling (which I will make later)

Finishing the Build

Tutoring 8
Skill 7
Idea 9
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I have been pushing on with the build to get it wrapped. What was left is the large rooms, a single elevator and the Vault door. Again, all pretty easy to put together and look great when assembled.

With all the build completed, I decided to make an example layout and see how big and how complex I could make the hulk. I am pretty pleased with it. Now we get to the painting stage next, and I do think I will enjoy it as much as I have the build.

Finishing the Build
Finishing the Build

The Build Continues

Tutoring 8
Skill 9
Idea 7
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So, between preparing for some filming and other things that have distracted me from this project, the build is still moving along at a decent rate. I am getting into the more complex elements, such as the doorways you have seen previously. These do take longer to put together but at least the rest has been easy.

Nine doors to hold them all. Nine doors to hold them all.

Moving on to more corridor sections now. Although these ones have access ways on the left and right. Now, that’s handy because I can either branch off to another room or simply block them off with the divider walls. These elements are kind of cool to look at and are a touch more complex, so I had to ensure the parts were all matched up (as some are different sizes)

Once these are built, there isn’t much more to do construction wise. A few large rooms, an elevator and the awesome looking vault door. I may just paint it slightly blue with a 7 and a 6 somewhere on it… who knows.

Getting the Build Underway

Tutoring 9
Skill 10
Idea 8
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As many parts as there is for the whole table, each element does not have that many parts. I was asked in the Vlog if there is an efficient way to glue the parts. The short answer is no, but the method I am using does give me the most durability from the parts.

First, I glue the parts together with PVA neat from the bottle. Once those parts are together I use another mix of the same glue (thinned roughly 50/50 with water) and “paint” it over the joins. This helps seal and glue the joins more effectively and should give the elements more rigidity and less likely to separate over time.

The Components

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Skill 8
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As you can see, this is going to be a big project with lots of elements to build and paint. All the MDF parts are from www.bplaser.com

The sections are pretty easy to build and I am already thinking of what to add in a “super detailing” pass towards the end of the project.

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