Saturday, 29 August 2009

Space Hulk is back

Well it was rumored that the bigg secret GW has been workng away at was Space Hulk and it seems to be true. I fondly remember "and still own" the first edition of this great game and am well pleased that GW have seen fit to rerelease it. And to make matters worse i've gone and picked up the new White Dwarf for the Space Hulk pics. This is highly unusual as i've not perchased it in years and not played anything even remotely 40k-ish in a lot longer. With a birthday fast approching i think you may be seeing some genesteelers and terminators poping up here if i can lay hands on a copy of this new edition on Space hulk.
Something i realy enjoyed about the original game was the ease of setting up the board and quickly playing a couple of games and i'm hopeing that this time around i can play it with my eldest son and his sister.
Another thing that i remember from the original game was the additional rules that where published in White Dwarf for using reguler space marines in space hulk instead of the terminators. This time around i'm hopeing that someone can come up with rules for using Elysian drop troops and other IG units in boarding actions. There were also rules for using chaos terminators V's Imperial terminators in games of space hulk.
Heres a linky to teh Elysian drop troops from forge world
And heres the shiney new space hulk game
I will just mention that teh new game is limited (bastards) so if you fancy it get in quick as they wont last long and there is no chance of me getting it for free againg like last time in 1989, and no i didn't steal it. Thats a hole other story for another time lols.


Friday, 28 August 2009

News from the bence!!!

Well it's been a hectic few weeks but i've found a little time each night after work but befor tea to progress with the FRS and a little side project.
The pic below is a teaser for what i'm working on when i should be finishing up the junk bash FRS. Side detal of the ship
The long shot and there's still the sensor probes to go on at the front.

Cockpit ready to paint up.
This is my first attempt at a cockpit of any discription so dont exspect anything earth shatteringly brilliant with this lol.

If i'm very lucky and get the bar set up for the Thorny Music Festival "on sunday" we should see some weathering on the FRS and maybe even paint in teh cockpit and some one to fly it.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Name suggestions from the Ninja Scientist include starsurfer and i'm buggered if i can remember any of the others but i'm thinking of going with StarSurfer. He comes up with some great names of the top of his head, bit like the budgie in that Carry On movie that predicted the next days horse race winners.

Pics of the beast all in white tommorow night, would have been tonight but had to do a big beer orderfor the next 2 weeks including the music fest yay an 11 hour shift on teh bar and i dont even get to hear any of the music bah.


Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Sand, fill, repeat,

All i seem to have been doing when time allowed is sand fill and repeat but progress has been made as can be seen by the pics below.

Above and below are the engines for the FRS, made from 3 plastic champagne flutes and some plastic tube.

Here is the clay mold for the cockpit glass. I've started to construct the cockpit and it's coming along well for my first ever attempt at a scale cockpit. Pics of that when more is done on it.


Thursday, 6 August 2009

Update on the FRS

Well it's now in grey primer and i've gone over the low patches with more filler and sanded back. This will hopefully be that last time i need to do this before i start putting all the parts together and begin the paint job. Talking of paint i'm considering an off white base with red (go faster) stripes and a lot of wear and tear on her. Also started sculpting the canopy over the cockpit, that should be ready by the weekend to attempt forming a clear canopy. Pics to follow tommorow if nothing (real life TM) gets in teh way.