Wednesday, April 13, 2011

15mm Space Hulk WIP

Pic below shows a layout from the GW Space Hulk Mission Book made with Hirst Arts sci fi molds.


Hi, folks. I've been doing a little work on a new project. A "15mm sized" Space Hulk. I will also use it for ship interiors in my ongoing X-COM in 15mm project. It's made from Hirst Arts sci-fi molds and I am loosely following Bruce Hirst's Space Hulk plans. I switched out the floor tiles molds he recommended (1.5" floor tiles) for 1" floor tiles, and based it on 3mm art foam. I used the Industrial Edge mold for the walls, but had to substitute many of the larger pieces for the smaller 1" or 1/2" pieces. I'm working on some doors and trying a couple of different options. I'm trying to make some doors with Shrinky Dinks and some doors I will scratchbuild and make a custom mold using an Alumilite Mini Casting Kit. If you're not familiar with them Shrinky Dinks are a polymer film you can print designs on with an ink jet printer, bake in an oven and the film shrinks and thickens. I don't have any pics of them, yet, but they're not too bad. Anyway here's some pics.

Pic below shows Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Space Demons I will use for "GeneStealers".
And here's their opponents, Blue Moon 15mm Orion Republic Heavy Infantry who will sub in for Space Marines. The door pictured behind them is a cut-down version of a sci-fi door from the Hirst Arts Starship Wall Mold.

I haven't decided on a paint scheme, yet. I could go with the sort of silvery blue scheme from the X-Com computer game, but I'm also tempted to go with a sort of olive drab green. I'm hoping to recruit the boys to help me paint this set up, like they did with our full-sized Hirst Arts Space Hulk set we did a while ago, here. Anyway, that's all for now. Thanks for looking.

12 comments:

Brother Joseph said...

Love it so far Jo Jo!
:D

The Angry Lurker said...

Now that is fecking pretty, I would start 15mm sci-fi gaming if I had that , excellent work and yes you should paint it olive drab green.

Vampifan said...

Looking good, LJ. Even though I'm not a 15mm gamer, I love Space Hulk so I'll be following your progress with interest.

Spacejacker said...

I ordered a bunch of hirst arts stuff in the 1.5mm tile size but now I wish I'd gone with the 1" squares..They look great.(I've been building boards for "Forlorn: Hope" and will have some pictures up soon.)

Looking great!

Luckyjoe said...

@Brother Joseph: Thanks, man. It's got a lot of work left but I figured if I posted WIP shots it would keep me motivated. :)

@Anrgy Lurker: Thanks. I have a couple of cans of Krylon "Italian Sage" satin, which is a pretty nice olive drab type. I may try a test piece this weekend but will probably have to wait til Monday. I picked up a couple of extra shifts at work so fun time is limited this weekend. I'll post some pics of test pieces as soon as I can. I'd appreciate your opinion.

@Vampifan: Thanks, I'm now also looking at picking up some GW Terminators for our big hulk. Scale bouncing. :) I started 15mm to save money and space but I find myself gaming in two scales instead.

@SpaceJacker: Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing wat you come up with for Forlorn Hope. Those doors I mention from Shrinky Dinks, I made from print-outs of your locked doors from your Space Station pdf. I hope to have pics of them up soon. I think you will like the way they came out.

Brother Joseph said...

Works for me too Bro. If I know I have to post, and follow up at least once in a while, I work more...lol.

Schrumpfkopf said...

absolutly brilliant - im so hooked.

Zombie Ad said...

15mm Space Hulk, what an awesome idea. For a start you can fit it on a table! Superb!

Lemmiwinks said...

nice!

James Hughes said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see these painted up. I picked up some of the same Hirst parts awhile back, intending to add them to the Litko 15m space corridor tiles to get a similar effect.

Brummie said...

This looks awesome! Such a wide variety of use as well from space hulk to a laboratory etc

Very nice

Luckyjoe said...

Thanks. I've got this project tabled for a while, but I will one day get back on it.