So I finally sit down to paint my Ork fleet, which had been sitting on a shelf for several months, now. This is the last Battlefleet Gothic fleet I purchased prior to GW shutting down the line, which in turn made their prices on the second hand market such as Ebay skyrocket.
I'm currently slowly building other fleets, mainly Tyranid and Eldar, but the prices now that they are Out Of Production are really unfriendly.
I had several spare parts from bit bags I purchased on Ebay, and so I had more than enough to come up with my very own Space Hulk. This is my second take on that behemoth. My first attempt came out too small, so I decided to expand it, roughly doubling its size. Now I think it looks quite good, dwarfing a Space Marine Batleship, as you can see on the pics below.
In case anyone is wondering how did I make the body of the Hulk, I used styrofoam to make up the core and keep it reasonably light. Next I covered it all with epoxy, adding the bits there. finally, I texturized it with a mixture of glue, water and dirt.
I have to praise Corsec Engineering here. Their stands are definitely the best material out there to use on big chunky spaceship miniatures. Even though I used a styrofoam core on the Space hulk, it still came out very very heavy, with all the epoxy and metal bits around. There is probably no other flight stand in the market that would hold it with a single flight peg, and Corsec's omni stands do the job outstandingly. This is top product, and I couldn't recommend them more, even if I was being paid to do merchandising for them (which I'm NOT, by the way).
And here we can see the engines. I usually do them light blue, but orange seemed visually fitter for Orks.
The Hulk also got its own set of engines. It says in the fluff that Orks do fit engines on those ramdomly generated pieces of space garbage, so they can move them around at will, so I'm doing no heresy here.
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